by Lindsay Parnell

Work has started on our new house! I've enjoyed this process immensely, and am so excited to see all of our plans take shape. Everything has taken a lot longer than I thought it would - chalk those expectations up to HGTV and my naivety. However, the ball is officially rolling and there have already been a couple of amazing surprises along the way (more on that in a later post). 

Downsizing has been much easier than I thought it would! With the exception of some of Luca's things we're selling or donating, I don't really have sentimentality towards much of our stuff. I'm so relieved to discover this about myself, because had it been the opposite, this process would be much more difficult! Slowly, I've been going through each room and creating three piles in our garage - "donate", "garage sale", and "garbage".  There are some things that we will be keeping that just won't fit in the new house (dining room table and chairs, a king size bed, possibly our piano 😭) that we're not ready to say goodbye to. I know this is a little silly, because they're just things, but they're things we like, and that we've worked hard for, so we're putting them storage with the knowledge that we'll get to use them again one day - hooray! 

And now, the long awaited before pictures. 

The living room:

The kitchen:

The bathroom:


by Lindsay Parnell

We just returned from spending a week with my family in Albuquerque! It was a whirlwind of a trip, jam packed with great times and people I absolutely adore. I got to attend a dear friend's baby shower, celebrate my 31st birthday, go on a lovely breakfast date with Eric, as well as spend some much needed quality time with my precious fam! It was so incredible to see Luca fall in love with our family there (and vice versa). Here are a few pics:

Day Trip

by Lindsay Parnell

On a spontaneous whim, the fam and I decided to drive to Eugene for the day. We stopped at Sahalie Falls on the way, then went to the Saturday Market (yummy food, some really cool handmade wares, and unbeatable people watching). Here's a little recap:

Just the Girls

by Lindsay Parnell

Eric left on a last minute business trip last Sunday, leaving just Luca and myself for 5 days and nights. The lengths I go to to entertain that girl are nothing short of hilarious, but 5 days straight of just mom trying to keep a teething 9 month old happy gets to be a bit...old.  Needless to say, we spent a lot of time outside! I find I get some of the most beautiful pictures of Luca when I'm not trying too hard. So here are a few gems I took one afternoon, whilst trying to keep my daughter from losing it.