Monday, August 3, 2015


especially with two cats and a toddler eager to help/not help at all
july 2015


there were two major renovations the pink house needed - a new upstairs bathroom and a new kitchen. we started with the bathroom. this is what we were working with:

Wellesley Road 

yeah. pretty rough.
so we gutted the whole thing, put new pipes in, new sink, toilet, vanity, lighting, hardware, tile and paint and here's where we landed.

  Wellesley Road

Wellesley Road

Wellesley Road

Wellesley Road
still in need of hanging a curtain, but we're so happy with how light and bright it turned out. and we kept the original giant tub that's pretty much the bathtub of my dreams.

Friday, July 31, 2015


Wellesley Road
okay, okay. that was by far the longest break i've taken from posting on this blog, but i had quite a bit going on.

we bought a pink house in maplewood, nj and moved last saturday.  BUT if the madness of moving to a new state with a toddler wasn't enough, we spent the four weeks prior to the move prepping the home. that involved driving out to the house 2-4 times a week (with toddler in tow) meeting with contractors and inspectors, picking up permits, and even just scrubbing down whatever surface i could find. 

to give you an idea of what we did in the four weeks between getting the keys to the house and moving day, here's a little list:
- chimney repaired and cleaned
- upstairs bathroom gutted and remodeled
- found all new bathroom accessories/supplies, purchased, and brought to the house
- removed creepy windows above mantle overlooking crawl space (?!?)
- oil tank removed
- converted the house from oil to gas
- we painted the walls of 6 rooms 
- we painted the trim of 3 rooms
- hire contractors to paint the trim of the rest of the house (so necessary)
- scrape and repaint the interior/exterior of 22 (of the 24) windows
- asbestos in the basement removed
- pull a million weeds, mow the lawn each week
- meet with contractors about starting kitchen renovation

so yeah. i didn't have time to post on this here blog. but we moved in and are SO HAPPY.
next up: some before and after photos

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Wednesday, July 1, 2015


the hustle
sometimes walking through times square still stops me in my tracks. 
even after living here for 10 years.

Monday, June 15, 2015


got this picture developed just in time to say happy birthday to my girl karli
brooklyn, new york

Saturday, June 13, 2015


a few weeks ago katie hosted alison's annual surprise party (yeah, that's a thing and it's pretty funny). it was a much needed late night out with friends, pounds of confetti and vodka punch.

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party

Alison's Suprise Party
katie's apartment
brooklyn, new york

Wednesday, June 10, 2015


Summer Wednesday
okay, so taking the summer off to hang with hazel is pretty awesome. especially when wednesday's agenda includes sitting on a blanket in the park reading and eating italian ice.

mccarren park
brooklyn, new york

Tuesday, June 9, 2015


operation packing purge
it's gonna be a while before we start the real packing process, but in the mean time i'm getting pumped on sorting through our apartment and throwing stuff out. i'm deeming this our 'packing purge'

there's so much stuff in corners and cabinets and closets that's just there because we never take the time to go through it and ask ourselves if we need it or not. i mean, check out this photo for example. it's all medicine that's expired or products that haven't been used in a REALLY long time. 

damn it feels good to get rid of unnecessary clutter.

Sunday, June 7, 2015


NYC Police
pretty sure that's not what CPR stands for
NYPD in times square