Cozy Oatmeal Updates for Autumn

My kids have oatmeal for breakfast at least twice a week. We buy an enormous bag of Bob’s Red Mill Steel Cut Oats from Costco and they demolish that thing. Since O and I rarely eat oats anymore I’m able to make two cups of it and have leftovers to doctor up a few mornings later which has been a game changer in our house! My kids are garbage disposals to some extent so they aren’t weird about leftovers but if yours are, reheating this and rehydrating it with your milk of choice will have them convinced it’s straight off the stove. 

My Favorite Cameras + Lenses



A question I receive often is what cameras I use and why. I have been passionate about photography since I can remember, anxiously awaiting my Kodak disposable film to be developed after an elementary school birthday party, making all my siblings line up for photos on vacations and taking selfies well before there was a term. I am certainly no professional but you will rarely find me without a camera on hand. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and save this post for when you have a bit of free time to relax. This post has no shortage of words plus lots (and lots) of photos!

Friday Feels

If you’re reading this, it’s the last Friday in September! I really hope I’m the first person to tell you that. This month has absolutely flown by but I am proud to say we really cherished it. This was a bit of a difficult month (mostly due to the things shared in this post) but as is often the case in times of difficulty, the Lord was so near and tender to me. Here are a few things on my mind this week including a podcast that reframed my thinking, the 5 ingredient grain and refined sugar free chocolate chip cookies I canNOT stop making and my picks from the Shopbop Sale which ends this weekend!!

Autumn Bucket List



It’s officially Fall, friends. There are two types of people: spring/summer people and fall/winter people. I am one hundred jabillion percent a fall/winter girl. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Chicago where fall seems to last a lifetime, maybe it’s because of all the holidays stacked up in a row. All I know is once my Magnolia Fall candle is crackling, the fleece sweaters are pulled out and soups are on the stove, I feel at home. We have a big trip back to California planned this Fall so I pray we get a little taste of crisp fall air. Without further adieu- here is our autumn bucket list:

Favorite Matching Pajamas for Littles

Theres nothing like crisp fall air to make me suddenly feel nostalgic about everything. I don’t know what it is about matching pajamas that melt me as a mother but I’m hooked for life. Call me a sucker, I’ll take it. If you beam at the sight of your littles in matching pajamas, here are some of my favorite pairs in a price range that makes such a thing as unnecessary pajamas acceptable.

Already Fixed.

Does anyone else have a “junk email?” The email you had before you got your shiny, professional gmail address that you use for every online purchase and email opt in? I do. I rarely ever sign in there, but the other day I did. And while digging for a Gap Kids receipt, I saw my pregnancy update. “You are 26 weeks pregnant!” Nope. I’m not.