Ignoring the wild snowstorm outside my window on this second day of spring because floral prints, vases of tulips on my kitchen table and warm sunshine is what I'd like to associate with this time of year. #spring#pleasehurry
I'm still daydreaming of travel even if I'm no longer allowed to fly (dying to just lay on a warm sunny beach right about now!!!) For those of you who have picked up pieces from our #LoveTazaAtTarget family luggage collection (thank you!), where will you be taking them?! Let me live vicariously though your travel adventures these next several months!!!
Earlier today with my @tiesandfries. We maybe narrowed down our baby name list to a top 4 this week and that's huge for us! I mean, this man is still pushing for a few that I'm like WHAAAAATTT?! but thankfully neither of us can really sign off on a name without the other so unless I'm on some crazy painkillers and not really all there when we sign those birth certificates, I don't see him getting very far with any of them. For those of you with little ones, did you find it difficult to agree on a name together with your spouse? Anyone ever name their baby something, sign the birth certificate and head home from the hospital to then have family members tell you to change it?! (That happened to us!We didn't change it.)
All smiles this morning before a meeting in midtown because I'm out of the fog of yesterday. I cried three times yesterday because I felt so uncomfortable and couldn't get anything done. #twinpregnancy You win some, you lose some. (And you cry a lot, apparently.) The good news is, I feel like I have the best support system and it's making all the difference when I feel useless and have to just lay down for a minute. Also, I'm probably going to set up camp in my bathroom this last stretch of pregnancy because I'm finding my bathtub to be where I'm most comfortable at night which is also convenient since my bladder is super rude lately. Is it weird to bring a pillow into the bath and remain there all night long?!
I can't thank you all enough for the incredible feedback and love you've shown over the last 24 hours since we announced the launch of our family luggage collection at @target! Thank you!!! If you're interested, I highlighted a bunch of insta stories on my profile walking through each piece of the luggage with @tiesandfries for you to see! I show in these videos how I designed this blue striped 2-in-1 tote I'm wearing in these pictures to help solve the whole camera dilemma when traveling! Maybe it's just me, but I struggle when traveling with the bulky heavy camera bags that make it apparent you're carrying a nice camera but don't have much space for my other things. I usually end up just holding my camera the entire trip in my hands and forgoing a camera bag altogether! Hoping to have solved this problem for myself and others though with a padded camera packing cube that's easily accessible with this tote through a front pocket! It can also be taken out so the bag can be whatever you need it to be when you don't need it to be a camera bag! See the videos on my insta stories! And again, thank you for all the love! You guys are truly the best! #LoveTazaAtTarget
GUESS WHAT?! We just launched a Family Luggage Collection which you can now shop at all @Target stores nationwide as well as on their website! Sharing more about this exciting project on my blog today (with tons of photos) but wanted to share a snippet here as well! Josh and I really tried to problem solve with this collection some of the trickier issues we've run into when traveling with little ones while still making these pieces colorful, stylish and cohesive for all travelers (even for those traveling without kiddos)! I have loved seeing the photos so many of you have DM'd me this past week from your local Target stores as they've been stocking the luggage. Thank you for sharing! And as always, thanks for being here and for your support. We're really excited about this one! I hope you love using the pieces on your upcoming adventures making memories with your loved ones! #LoveTazaAtTarget
Still not entirely sure how to fold a fitted sheet, but I'm officially the laundry girl in our family now and I'm all about it! Head to the blog today for a fun FREEBIE with @grovecollaborative and to learn more about the products we use. Would love to hear more about your process as well when it comes to choosing which laundry and cleaning products you bring into your home when you have little ones! Especially since I'm in crazy nesting mode! #Grovehome#sponsored
The forecast says snow is coming tonight but that can't stop me from getting excited for this summer in the city! It's all I think about lately (probably because of my due date and how it means I'll be able to sleep on my stomach again--- For that reason alone- summer can't come fast enough!) Can't stop thinking about ice cream crawls with the baby twins in tow, afternoons at the splash pad and picnics in Central Park! Basically just excited for life outside again! And I know it'll take a lot of time to get back in shape but hopefully I'm not huffing and puffing after walking one block this summer the way I am right now! A girl can dream! #centralpark#summerinthecity#nyclife (also! Baby E! I think this was from 2014?!)
And to think we're no where near the end of May yet... I feel like I'm already hauling two watermelons everywhere I go already so the next few months are going to be interesting/fascinating/terrifying/and exciting all at once. #twins#pregnancy#babybump
Baby Eleanor and all I can think is, I can't believe we get to add two more baby girls to our family in a few months! Trying to organize old hard-drives right now and not getting very far because I stop and look at every photo (and usually cry.)
How beautiful is this flower installation around the Joan of Arc statue in Riverside Park right now? To celebrate #InternationalWomensDay, @OldNavy is adorning the only five female historical statues in the city with incredible flower installations to honor these heroic ladies! You can see them all through the #hipowered hashtag, or in person if you're in the city and near one of the 5 statues! #sponsored
On my blog today, sharing 9 pregnancy life savers I swear by. I mean, I haven't found a remedy for the nausea (or those awful charlie horses!), and that sure would be nice, but I have found the best shea butter for helping out stretch marks, the worlds greatest body pillow and a few other things that make all the difference. Let me know in the comments what you've found especially helpful when getting through pregnancy! #pregnancy#twinpregnancy#pregnancytips#motherhood
Lots of great meetings with this guy around the city the past few days. It isn't lost on me how fortunate we are to get to work together and create work out of what we love. You guys are a big reason we get to sort of carve our own path here and it means so much to me! Thanks for being here and making this community so wonderful. We have some exciting things we get to share soon!!! But what's really on my mind right now is if I passed my beloved sugar test at my doctor appointment today. You know that super fun glucose one where they make you chug that sugary liquid within a few minutes and then wait an hour to draw your blood?! I can't stand that test and I get so antsy afterwards until I hear I passed (i'm sure I failed this round. I can feel it.) I love these babies so much but it will be such extreme torture that I can't imagine these last few months if I did fail not sure I'm strong enough right now to pass up Cadbury mini eggs during Easter season!!!!!!!
In major nesting/spring cleaning mode over here. Grabbed fresh flowers for several rooms in the apartment on my way home from dropping so many bags at good will and wow did that do something for my mood! Fresh flowers are where it's at. Feels nice to clean out the clutter and dust everything, too. Somehow I missed that orange lego on the floor in the photo though until just now I almost threw every lego away the other night after stepping on one that was camouflaged into the playroom rug. Why can't they make those things soft and fluffy???? #nycliving#interiordesign#livingroom
Feeling a lot like I felt in this video these first few days home from vacation. Cannot seem to get on top of life today and just wanna run away from everything and stay in bed. Can someone send cookies? I feel like those would help.