It's A Girl

It’s A Girl!

I’m absolutely bursting at the seams right now. I am NOT good at holding in secrets and this lime-sized one has been absolutely killing me. We’re expecting a daughter in the warm, sunny days of September 2017!

There are no words to express how blessed and thrilled Joe and I are to be able to share this news – it still hasn’t fully hit us, quite honestly. But each day, it becomes a little more real. It’s pure magic.
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200 Artsy Creative Spirit Baby Names

200 Artsy + Creative Spirit Baby Names

Artistic and creative spirits are some of my favorite people. Not only do I work on a design time myself, but I’ve just always connected to creatives (I mean, I majored in English/Creative Writing with a minor in art). That said, I love names that evoke that same artistic aura. These may or may not resonate with you the same way they do me, but here’s a list of names that I personally compiled that I feel captures a creative spirit. Enjoy the inspiration – whether you are a name lover like me or a mama bear on the hunt for the perfect moniker. xx

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200 Indie Bohemian Baby Names

200 Indie + Bohemian Baby Names, part 2

Hi friends!

I wrote this same post in the past, and it has been such a hit. Being as obsessed with names as I am, I wanted to follow up with a part 2 – there are plenty more indie and boho names out there, and they are a great addition to part 1 of this post – no repeats! I hope you don’t mind ;)

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Indie Bohemian Baby Names

200 Indie + Bohemian Baby Names

hi friends (especially mama bird friends!)

Some of you who have been keeping up with me probably know that I am a sucker for baby names by now. In the past, I focused on plant-based or earthy baby names… but I am a real sucker for indie/boho-inspired baby names. Some of these may overlap with my past lists, but I think they are worth mentioning again because these names are all just so gorgeous.

With baby fever on my end, I wanted to compile some of my current favorites and hope that they will inspire you. I totally already have my girl name picked out (both first and middle are on this list… can you guess?) but still working on a boy. I’d love to hear some of your favorites from the list – especially any combos! Enjoy the inspiration :)

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Earthy Baby Names

Earthy & Plant-Based Baby Names

No, I’m not a Mom – not yet, anyways. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m looking forward to motherhood more than most things. I may be a little more embarrassed to admit that I have a list of baby names on my phone “just so I don’t forget someday.” #NoShame

I thought it would be fun to write down some of my favorite earthy/plant-based baby names [read: hippie names] – for all dem crunchy ladies out there ;) – including myself, clearly. Not into kids at the moment? Neither is Sara, but these names are for pups, too… and kitties and all the other furbabies out there.

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Guide to Cruelty-Free Shopping

#BuyTheBunny: Baby Steps to Being Bunny-Friendly

If someone were to describe you, would you ever want them to use the word “cruel”? And if you were describing a new product to your friend that she just had to try, would you say, “I just bought the CRUELEST _____”? No!

Yet so many products out there are just that when it comes down to it. You can do your homework on animal testing if you’d like. I can’t stomach it. I cry when I watch “Homeward Bound,” and those animals are on a rad adventure! No cruelty involved. So this fact from PETA makes me want to crawl into a hole: “More than 100 million animals every year suffer and die in cruel chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics tests as well as in biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments at universities.”

At the end of the day, I want to do my part in shopping cruelty free whenever possible, the end. If you do too, here’s a beginner’s Q&A on making small strides.

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