DIY Project: Little Lion Onesie

DIY Onesie: Little Lion

Although I haven’t posted much this last year, I have documented a lot of it. Expect to see some time machine posts as I go through all the footage.

Last October, I made a custom onesie for the homecoming parade. I dyed a white onesie red then added icon-on decals to spell “little lion, big roar” on the front. Take a look at the video for all the details.

One note of warning: make sure to wash the onesie with dark colors because it will continue to bleed for a couple washes.

Back to reality.

Ruby and I

Next week my maternity leave ends and I thought it was about time to get this blog up-to-date on all our happenings this summer.

This time off has been so amazing, exhausting and unreal. I am quite emotional about it ending and thought it would be therapeutic to download our experiences, feelings and outlook on the blog now that I am transitioning from stay-at-home mom back to the work/life balance.

House Updates

Ruby’s Nursery

We haven’t “finished” Ruby’s room although I really hope to start soon. Everything got stalled after we were shipped a moldy rug from an online retailer. I plan on writing up a review of our experience so stay tuned for more on that. I also have a few decorating projects I hope to work on the next few months.


Papers are to be signed today on our first house refinance. This refi has driven most of the home projects we tackled this year and Nate and I are so excited to get it done.

Family Updates

Baby Stuff

Let’s be honest – this summer has really been all about our Ruby.

I’d like to continue to document my experiences as a new mom and of Ruby’s first year. I have tried to record my labor & delivery story twice now and hopefully will get it right on the third go-around. I’m also doing a weekly/monthly photo series of Ruby.

Thanks for reading,

Welcome Ruby Jac!

Welcome Baby Ruby

Our little bundle of love, Ruby Jacqueline was born on June 18th at 12:08pm.


I am going to record a whole video on my labor and delivery story so I won’t go into much detail now. I will say that I surprised myself in the best possible way and am so thankful to have delivered a healthy baby girl.


The last month Nate and I have begun to figure out our new role as parents. We have tried to live in the moment each day with her and enjoy this fleeting newborn period. I plan to write more about our experiences very soon.