DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

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DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

With a toddler and a soon-to-be-newborn, I’m thinking sleep is going to be scarce around these parts as fall and winter approach. I remember being up with Henry in the middle of the night when he was new and sometimes even after he got back to sleep it would take me forever to drift off! So this time around I nipped the problem in the bud and made myself a sleepy little eye mask to help catch some extra zzz’s and hibernate a bit more this winter. We dreamed up the comfiest, cutest eye mask around, and bonus — it’s even filled with dried lavender to help relax off into snoozetown.

Materials

  • Two complementary colors of cotton fabric
  • Sewing machine and accessories
  • 15 inches of 1/4″ cotton elastic
  • Cotton embroidery thread
  • Embroidery needle
  • Tiny pompom trim
  • Dried lavender
  • Glue gun
  • Tweezers
  • Scissors
  • Safety pin
  • Our printable Sleepy Eye Mask Template

Make Time: 90 Minutes

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

Step 1: Download and print the Sleepy Eye Mask Template. Cut out along the black line. Pin the pattern to one of your colors of fabric and cut the fabric to match the template. Repeat with the other color.

Step 2: Cut out a strip of fabric that’s 1 1/2″ x 34″. Fold in half lengthwise and pin all the way across.

Step 3: Sew a 1/4″ hem along the open edge of the long strip of fabric.

Step 4: Flip the tube of fabric right side out. You can use the tweezers if it helps you pull fabric from the inside to the outside. Be patient and just work your way down until the fabric is flipped right side out entirely.

Step 5: Pin a safety pin to one end of the elastic. Insert it into one end of the fabric tube. Start working the elastic through the tube, letting the fabric bunch along it. After a few inches, you probably want to pin the other end of the elastic to the other end of the tube so that you don’t pull it all the way through. Keep working the elastic through until you can see elastic on both ends of the fabric tube.

Step 6: Sew the elastic to the fabric at both ends of the tube to ensure that the elastic stays spread across.

Step 7: Cut 2 lengths of 2 1/2″ from your mini pompom trim. Use a glue gun to affix the pieces to the front side of your eye mask piece. Place them in an upside-down arch to look like closed eyelashes.

Step 8: If you like, embroider some embellishments on the front of your eye mask as well. Thread embroidery thread onto your needle and knot at the ends. Enter through the back side of the fabric. We embroidered a few little plus signs to look like twinkly stars. Just come up through the back and down through the front and make as many plus signs as you like. When you’re done, tie off the thread in a knot at the back of the fabric and trim the ends.

Step 9: Place the ends of the elastic strap on the front of the eye mask piece, with the ends pointing outward and even with the edges. Tack the ends of the elastic down with a few stitches on the sewing machine.

Step 10: Place right sides of both sides of your eye mask together, sandwiching the elastic between the two. Pin the edges together. Sew a straight stitch all around the edges, leaving a 2″ open hole just over the nose area of the mask.

Step 11: Flip the mask right side out and fill the mask with dried lavender through the open hole.

Step 12: Close the hole in the mask using a needle and thread, with a hidden slip stitch.

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

Yay! You’re off to dreamland! This beauty rests on my bedside table now, waiting to help me drift off at night. The lavender smell is so lovely, and the mask is pretty cute to boot! Sometimes you just need that extra something to help get you comfy and cozy, ya know? Happy making! xoxo

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

DIY Sleepy Eye Mask

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

I think everyone around here pretty much knows that even though I love food, I don’t really cook. I bake, yes, but I stick to pretty simple things and only really…

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

I think everyone around here pretty much knows that even though I love food, I don’t really cook. I bake, yes, but I stick to pretty simple things and only really commit if the final product is gonna be worth it. I mean, who wants to bake something mediocre?! Nobody, that’s who. So the folks at King Arthur Flour must have totally had my number when they created the new Essential Goodness mixes — they’re box mixes but, like, next level. This ain’t your standard chocolate cake in a box. There are so many fun recipes (hello, sour cream coffee cake? cinnamon sugar puff muffins?!) and you can jazz them up with your own spin on their basic mix. Here’s our take on their cheesecake bars!

Ingredients

Melt your butter and combine with the graham cracker crust mix until the crumbles are nice and even. Press into a greased, 8×8 baking pan. Bake the crust at 325 for about 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking, prep the rest of the ingredients. Slice up your strawberries and set aside. Open the package of filling mix and just take a second to get a whiff because that stuff smells so good. I actually made Ryan come in and smell it because it was so delicious. (Must be the whole, simple ingredients they use for the mixes. No corn syrup or any artificial flavors — this one has pure, real vanilla bean). But I digress! Mix the contents of the filling package with the cream cheese until soft. Stir in one egg at a time, just until the egg is blended.

Once your crust comes out of the oven, place a layer of your cut strawberries on the hot crust. Then pour your filling mix over the berries and smooth out the top with a spatula. Bake again at 325 for about 35 minutes; you’ll have to keep an eye on it because when you add elements to the recipe (like the strawberries) baking times start to vary. It should be done when most of the filling layer is set but still has a little jiggle in the center.

Let cool for an hour at room temperature and then move to the fridge. Chill for at least three hours (overnight if you can!) before you cut into it.

I tell ya, I’ve never made anything remotely cheesecake-y before because I was scared it wouldn’t turn out, but these. are. bomb. We made a batch on a day when we had a whole mess of people working on our house for the remodel and the bars were gone in about 5 seconds flat when we started offering them around. Seal of approval right there. Another thing to love: King Arthur Flour donates the cost of a meal to Feeding America for every box mix they sell. I’m always so heartened to see companies I love working to make a difference and spread goodness.

So what kind of baker are you? Are you the I-don’t-know-how-to-turn-on-the-oven type, or the I-make-recipes-in-my-sleep-with-one-hand-tied-behind-my-back type? Somewhere in between? I’d love to know how you’d put your own spin on one of these mixes! xoxo

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

Easy Strawberry Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars

This post is sponsored by King Arthur Flour. All opinions are my very own. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

Black and White Bathroom

The Studio Bathroom (and Sources!)

It’s SO exciting to start seeing rooms in the house and new studio getting finished one by one. I think the bathroom in the studio might have been the first…

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

It’s SO exciting to start seeing rooms in the house and new studio getting finished one by one. I think the bathroom in the studio might have been the first to be entirely complete, and I’m so happy to finally be able to share it! It went from a teensy tiny half bathroom to a larger space attached to the studio and doubling as a guest bath if we have a visitor. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the entire bathroom used to occupy the space that is now just the shower. So, yay.

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

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We wanted an airy feeling space with lots of contrast, so we went with large black hex tile on the floor which we carried into the shower floor as well. Pretty much everything else is white, with gold fixtures and little pops of color. The light in the room is so pretty in the morning!

Read on for more photos and sources on just about everything. Hope you like it! Not gonna lie, I feel like I’m going to a spa when I get ready in this bathroom. xoxo

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Black and White Bathroom

Floor Tile. Bullnose Tile.  Shower Tile. Vanity and Cabinet. Sink Faucet/Shower Fixtures/Towel Racks/Hooks (Delta Trinsic Collection in Champagne Bronze). Sconces. Mirror. Towels. Bunny Clock. Ampersand Dish.

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

The New Studio Tour

Guys guys guys. When I look back at the evolution of the workspaces where I’ve had Lovely Indeed, it’s kind of insane. We started in our 450-square-foot Manhattan apartment, where…

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Guys guys guys. When I look back at the evolution of the workspaces where I’ve had Lovely Indeed, it’s kind of insane. We started in our 450-square-foot Manhattan apartment, where I had a laptop and a foldaway counter next to a 18″ window. Then we expanded to a makeshift work area in half of our living room in our LA apartment. Next came an extra bedroom converted into an office in our current house. And when we moved into that bedroom I was thrilled! I felt like a freaking queen and I never imagined we could outgrow it. Cut to a couple months later with me banging my head against the wall wishing for more space, more storage, more light, more everything. And so the great home studio renovation got under way, and we had the chance to make ourselves a space exactly how we wanted it.

I can’t tell you how refreshing and inspiring it is to work in the new space. It actually used to be our garage, with a little extra added space. We wanted it to feel as open and airy as possible, so we kept the ceilings vaulted and put in just about as many windows as was feasible. Everything got a fresh coat of white paint, so it’s like living inside a pretty lightbox.

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

We wanted a massive amount of storage for supplies and props, so we had a bank of cabinets built, along with a sink, counter, lower cabinets, and an upper shelf. That, along with our desks and some of our old IKEA furniture is, so far, more storage than we know what to do with.  It’s a dream.

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

We also wanted a little seating area for meetings, relaxing, brainstorming, and more. Rugs Plus sent the most amazing area rug — I’d been wanting a Moroccan rug but all of the ones I was coming across shed like crazy. This one is soft, just the right amount of shaggy, and doesn’t shed an ounce. Perfect. Topped it with the trusty yellow couch and this faux marble table and it’s a good little seating spot.

For flooring, I wanted something light and bright but didn’t want to go the direction of the all-white floors that lots of studios have. It is, after all, part of our home, and it should feel that way. So we opted for a laminate flooring in a pale, washed out wood color. It’s great for shooting and is super easy to clean, which is key. The walls pretty much stay white and empty to allow for lots of different areas to shoot. It’s incredible to have a space that’s ready to go at a moment’s notice!

So, so excited to finally be able to share the space with y’all! We spend a lot of time in here, and I’m so grateful that we have this space to do what we do. See below for a few more sources – and if you have a question about something that’s not listed, let us know in the comments and we’ll share the info! xoxo

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Bright, Colorful, Happy Studio Office

Yellow Couch / Marble Table / Arm Chair / Round Gold Shelf / Gold Faucet / Cabinet Pulls / Weekending Print / Blue Rolling Cart

39 Weeks Pregnant

Happy Friday + 39 Weeks

39 weeks. Yikes! That’s all I can muster at this point. Yikes, and eek, and oof. This human time bomb is simultaneously wiped out and running on total adrenaline, wrapping…

39 Weeks Pregnant

39 weeks. Yikes! That’s all I can muster at this point. Yikes, and eek, and oof. This human time bomb is simultaneously wiped out and running on total adrenaline, wrapping up the house project and chasing Hank and prepping for Baby Girl. Everything is kind of a contradiction right now. I really want to just sit on the floor and play with Henry but then I can’t get up. I want ice cream every night but then it gives me some really fantastic reflux. Laying down sounds amazing but when I lay down she starts jabbing my ribs like a prize fighter. Pregnancy is so glamorous you guys!

In related news, I’m doing all of those weird things that expectant mothers do right before they give birth, like making sure I get a mani-pedi so the doctor won’t have to look at unpainted toenails. Because that’s important, right?! Whatever. It feels important so I’m doing it. And beyond that, we’re playing the waiting game until she gets here.

And what are YOU up to this weekend! Tell me your tales of running and jumping and frolicking so I can remember what it’s like to be able to move. 😉 xoxo

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

DIY Easy-Sew Baby Harem Bloomers

You’d think that I was a regular Donna Reed up in here, sewing all of these goodies for baby girl! Truth be told, I only sew if it’s easy. So you…

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

You’d think that I was a regular Donna Reed up in here, sewing all of these goodies for baby girl! Truth be told, I only sew if it’s easy. So you can rest assured that none of these sewing projects are terribly scary in any way. In fact, if you can sew in a straight line you can tackle these. And I can’t stand how cute these little bloomers turned out, so I’ll probably end up making her a bunch more of them. It was also another chance to use my new EverSewn machine, which I’m completely smitten with. I realized as I was sewing these the other day that I was doing it while Ryan was on a work call in the same room and it was totally quiet! My old machine was crazy loud but this one barely makes a peep. Like, I could sew these in the same room while the kids were napping and I would still be golden. I’m into that.

Materials

  • soft fabric with some give. You could use the front and back of an old t-shirt, or a woven skirt, or just grab something cute at the fabric store. If you’re measuring yardage, I’d get 1/3 yard to be safe. You could probably get away with 1/4 yard if you’re reaaaallllly careful how you cut.
  • 1/2″ elastic
  • 1/8″ elastic
  • sewing machine and notions
  • scissors
  • safety pins
  • iron
  • printable bloomers pattern

Make Time: 1 Hour

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

Step 1: Print our bloomers pattern and cut out along the black outer line.

Step 2: Fold your fabric in half, being sure to arrange any patterns in the direction you’d like. Place the folded edge against the line on the pattern that says “Cut 2 On Fold.” Pin the pattern to the fabric and cut around the edges (do not cut your fold apart). Repeat this so that you have two identical pieces.

Step 3: Place right sides together and pin the two pieces to each other. Sew a straight stitch down both sides and around the crotch.

Step 4: On the waistband, fold over 3/4″ and fold again so that the raw edge is hidden. Iron in place. Repeat on both leg holes, only folding over 1/2″ each time.

Step 5: Sew a straight stitch around the waist and leg holes, leaving a 1″ opening on each hole through which you’ll insert the elastic.

Step 6: For the waist, cut 15″ of 1/2″ elastic. Attach a safety pin to one end and fish it through the open hole, all the way around the waist, and back out the same open hole.

Step 7: Overlap the ends of the elastic by about 1/2″ and sew them together.

Step 8: Pull the elastic entirely inside the waist casing and sew the open 1″ of casing closed.

Step 9: Repeat Steps 6-8 for each leg hole. For each hole, use 7″ of 1/8″ elastic.

Step 10: Flip the bloomers right side out, adjust the elastic so that it’s evenly spread, and put those babies on your baby!

 

Just a note — for sewing the 1/8″ elastic ends together, it’s easiest if you just lay them on top of each other with the ends pointing the same direction. Place them under the sewing machine’s presser foot. I then used my EverSewn machine’s auto-lock button, which sews a few locking stitches right in place. Way easier than trying to stitch a line down that tiny elastic! Another reason I love this new machine. Also, FYI — this pattern is sized for a little one that’s 0-3 months. So if you want to size it up, just enlarge the pattern to your kiddo’s size.

So! In just about a week’s time these little bloomers will be filled with some fresh baby buns and I cannot wait. Until then, stay tuned for one more simple sewing tutorial, coming soon!

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

DIY Baby Harem Bloomers

This post is sponsored by EverSewn. All ideas and opinions are my own. Thank you for being supportive of the brands who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

DIY Boutonnieres with Foraged Botanicals

Foraged Botanical Boutonnieres

One of my favorite things is working with found and foraged flowers or plants for a project. I recently put together this pretty project for the team at Swooned Magazine,…

DIY Boutonnieres with Foraged Botanicals

One of my favorite things is working with found and foraged flowers or plants for a project. I recently put together this pretty project for the team at Swooned Magazine, with a tutorial on how to make your own boutonnieres for free with foraged botanicals. If you have a wedding coming up (or if you just like pretty things) take a peek! xoxo

DIY Boutonnieres with Foraged Botanicals

DIY Boutonnieres with Foraged Botanicals

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

Why and How to Back Up All Your Data

So we haven’t talked about it much, but a couple of months back our house was broken into. We were safe and damage was minimal, but we lost just about…

DIY Suede and Gold Leaf Colorblock Mousepad

So we haven’t talked about it much, but a couple of months back our house was broken into. We were safe and damage was minimal, but we lost just about all of our electronics, which pretty much renders you useless when you’re a web designer and a blogger. When we realized that our computers and some hard drives were stolen, we were both a little panicked. Not only is our livelihood on our computers, but literally thousands of family photos and personal files that have sentimental value are there too. And we were worried that we hadn’t backed up properly and that we might have lost it all. Thank goodness my husband is totally on top of our tech, and we were backed up so thoroughly that we didn’t lose a single picture or file. But it made me realize just how important it is to have a handle on your backups, and I thought it could be helpful to share how we back up all of our data in case it might help you too.

PHYSICAL BACKUPS

Hard Drives. For starters, our desktops and laptops are backed up to physical hard drives. Our desktop computers have hard drives plugged into them that house our Apple Time Machine backups. In case you’re unfamiliar, Time Machine essentially saves copies of your computer in its current state and catalogues them in a library. So if your computer crashes, or you accidentally delete something really important, or something crazy happens, you can go to your Time Machine files, choose a date that you want to restore, and your computer will restore to its exact state on that date. Similarly, if your computer flat-out dies and you get a new one, you can restore the new computer with your old computer’s files and settings so it’ll be just like you never lost it.

Photo Backups. We take about a zillion photos, so our images have their own dedicated hard drive. My photos live on an 8 gigabyte RAID hard drive. The RAID system basically means that there are two hard drives housed in one unit; they’re identical copies of each other. So if one poops out, you still have all of your backups on the other. I know it sounds like overkill, but if we ever lost all of our photos I’d be crushed. So we protect against that.

CLOUD BACKUPS

Crash Plan. Physical backups are well and good (and totally necessary), but what happens if your house burns down? Or if, in our case, someone breaks in and takes some of your hard drives? This is where we become reallllly thankful for the cloud. I know it’s this totally vague term and nobody really knows what’s up with all of that data floating around in the ether. But cloud backups saved our patoots when we realized that Ryan’s hard drive was gone, along with all of his personal and work files. Luckily, everything that we have backed up on our physical hard drives is also backed up to the cloud, so we have at least two copies of every digital file that we own.

We back up with Crash Plan. It’s an online backup service that houses all of your data should you ever lose it. It comes with an annual fee of about $150 a year but that backs up 10 computers, so it’s a ton of space. Ryan was able to get all of his data back by downloading what had been backed up with Crash Plan. A couple of downsides here — it took a month (for reals, a month) for the download to finish because it was so large (about a terabyte of data). There’s another cloud backup service called Backblaze that also gives you the option of sending you a physical hard drive of your backup if you lose your data, which you can then restore much more quickly. The pricing structure is a bit different, so you can check them both out and see which would work better for you if you’re looking for cloud backup options.

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Hope this helps some of you! Even if you don’t work on computers or with lots of digital files, think of how awful it would be to lose all of the photos you’ve taken on your phone over the years. Technology has become so easy I take for granted sometimes that we have to learn the ins and outs of it all instead of just sort of using it on autopilot. Do you think about this stuff much, or is it just me?! 😉 xoxo

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl’s Nursery

Oh man, it’s finally done! I was kind of worried Baby Girl would get here and we wouldn’t have a single diaper unpacked because for the longest time her nursery…

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery

Oh man, it’s finally done! I was kind of worried Baby Girl would get here and we wouldn’t have a single diaper unpacked because for the longest time her nursery was a storage room for extra furniture while the remodel was raging. But we got her little room all put together and I’ve been pretty excited to share it here! We mentioned a while back that we had our eye on some flamingo wallpaper, and we fully committed. It’s a flamingo party in here, gang. I love it!

This was Henry’s old room, and we had a pale blue wall painted in it for him. Initially we were going to paint it white but once we got the flamingos up it looked pretty fun together! So we left it and added some mint and darker green touches to balance out all the pink. The flamingo wallpaper is from Murals Wallpaper‘s Tropical Collection. And we actually did it ourselves. It was our first time wallpapering and I was totally scared, but after we hung the first section we got into a groove. We’re planning on wallpapering the kitchen, too, and we’ll have a whole how-to post coming up! I kind of can’t wait because I love the flamingos and the stuff we got from Murals Wallpaper is even better. (If that’s possible.) Eeee!

Baby Girl Nursery

I loved the rocker we got for Henry’s room (and have spent many an hour in it), but this time around we wanted a rocker-recliner so we found this one. Super comfy. The crib is the Babyletto Origami Mini Crib, and is just big enough for Baby Girl while Henry is finishing up using his crib. We’re also planning on having it in our bedroom to use as a co-sleeper while she’s brand-new, to make it double duty.

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery

Land of Nod was kind enough to send a few fun finishing things to spruce up the place — why do they have the cutest kid stuff in the world? I can’t stand it. The lamp might be my favorite, and the fact that it matches the finials on the curtain rod. The little mint Felix chair is adorable in there, too, although Henry keeps trying to claim it as his own. 😉 We included their Funslide print in a little collection of art on Baby Girl’s wall, next to a couple of my own photos and a print that we got on a trip to Mexico. The little globe pulls on the closet door and throw pillows are Nod, too. I swear, I would just as easily put all of their pieces in my own room.

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery

I made a quick little garland for the blue wall out of some faux greenery (inspired by this one!). And we found some great changing pad covers thanks to June & January — basic stripes in just about any color you can think of.

Baby Girl Nursery

Other than that, we didn’t fill her room with bunches of stuff. I learned pretty quickly with #1 that it’ll fill up soon enough as she gets more clothes, toys, bigger diapers, and all of that stuff that comes way sooner than you think it will. I just can’t imagine that this room will be where the action is pretty soon! So hard to wrap your head around an actual baby while you’re preparing all of the logistical stuff. I’m just so glad that we finally have a home base for her. She’ll be here before we know it! xoxo

 

How to make a floral clock for spring parties, wedding showers, or baby showers

Baby’s Almost Here

It is getting REAL gang. In (allegedly) two weeks, a little girl will be joining us. Just wanted to take a sec and keep you updated on what you’ll find…

How to make a floral clock for spring parties, wedding showers, or baby showers

It is getting REAL gang. In (allegedly) two weeks, a little girl will be joining us. Just wanted to take a sec and keep you updated on what you’ll find around these parts in the coming weeks.

The short version is, nothing’s gonna change! I’ve been working and working my pregnant fingers to the bone, preparing fun content for the next few months so that I can take it easy at work after Baby Girl joins us. So you’ll still find something new here every day, just like usual. And this time around, it’s all written by me! With Henry, I had some incredible friends step in and write some guests posts, which I was so thankful for. This time around I challenged myself to put all the content together, and I think we’ve done it.

I’m hoping to take about 3 months for some concentrated family time, right up until the end of the year. Which explains why I’ve already been working on not only Halloween content, but Thanksgiving and Christmas too. I know, it’s a little insane! And we’ve left a few spots on the calendar open for some fresh content that we’ll make along the way, so we’re mixing it up a bit too. I’ll still be around and sharing lots on social and all that, but my priority will be to take it easy on the work front and just raise those babies for a while. I’m 100% looking forward to it.

It just seems so weird that she’s almost here! I remember feeling this way too with Hank, kind of like a human time bomb. Technically she could arrive any day now, and the not knowing exactly when totally sets me on edge. (I’m a planner, in case you haven’t gotten that yet.) With Hank, I went into labor on his exact due date and he arrived the next morning. Anybody wanna place bets on when this nugget is gonna arrive? xoxo

12 Bags for Moms that Aren't Mom Bags

12 Bags for Moms that Aren’t Mom Bags

I’ve never been a diaper bag kind of mom. I carried one for about a week when Hank was born until I realized that I didn’t necessarily need one. I just…

I’ve never been a diaper bag kind of mom. I carried one for about a week when Hank was born until I realized that I didn’t necessarily need one. I just needed a bag big enough to carry the essentials, and it could still be one of my purses that I loved. So that’s what I’ve been doing since he was a little guy. It’ll probably change when #2 comes along and I need a little more space, but I still don’t see diaper bags in my future — just a bag with a bit more space to accommodate two sizes of diapers. 😉 So! I went down the bag rabbit hole and found these beauties, who all happen to be in one lovely neutral color palette. I’d snatch any of them up in a hot second! Which is your fave? You know I’m a gold girl, but that silver one is pretty intriguing… xoxo

12 Bags for Moms that Aren't Mom Bags

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