if you’re looking for the perfect jumper for a date nights IN, I’ve got THE ONE! 🤪 it’s on sale for $20, super comfortable, goes perfectly with slippers, works to chase kids in, and will be great to transition out of a quarantine. *
find it on my site, on the @liketoknow.it app or here: http://liketk.it/2M5MN 
// #liketkit 

*please note that I’m only trying to bring a bit of levity to these crazy times. sending love to all. ❤️

if you’re looking for the perfect jumper for a date nights IN, I’ve got THE ONE! 🤪 it’s on sale for $20, super comfortable, goes perfectly with slippers, works to chase kids in, and will be great to transition out of a quarantine. * find it on my site, on the @liketoknow.it app or here: http://liketk.it/2M5MN // #liketkit *please note that I’m only trying to bring a bit of levity to these crazy times. sending love to all. ❤️

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Square-Neck Cami Jumpsuit for Women | Old Navy (US)
SUGARFIX by BaubleBar Seed Beaded Hoop Earrings | Target

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Summer outfit / lake
Sunroom refresh!  
When we moved in, I was nearly 9 months pregnant and we’d just gutted our house to the studs.  I wanted everything clean, white, and bright.  So I basically avoided color 😅.
Now that we’ve lived here for about a year and a half, we’ve been craving more color and to make our house even more homey.  
So one of the rooms we’ve started in is one of our very favorites - our sun room.  

We got a few new plants to add some earthiness and this beautiful new rug (that’s also machine washable - bonus with kids and an old lady dog).  We refreshed the pillows (home goods) too and everything else is either linked or re-purposed from over the years.  Loving how it’s come together in this favorite room of ours!

Swipe over for some before pics too for fun! 

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Family nikes!  I got the little kids instead of the women and just sized down 2 sizes (so I’m a 7.5 in women’s and a 5.5 in big kids).  I don’t even wear socks with these and they just slip on for the girls and me! 

#LTKstyletip #LTKfamily #LTKshoecrush
“If you build it, he will come” - at least that’s what I’m hoping for with these beautiful garden boxes!!  Tell me ya know what movie that’s from! 

This is just the beginning of our new garden!  Next up, the shed is being built and then will be installed.  We then have add more gravel to level everything out and get the garden beds and archway in place.  Followed by filling the beds with compost, then it’s TIME TO PLANT!!  I truly can’t wait!

Any recommendations on what to plant?? 🌱🌿


[wearing XS in jogger leggings, top, and jacket and shoes are TTS]
My Skincare Routine

Morning:

Face:
Ultra Facial Toner all over
Hydro Plumping Serum
Ole Henriksen Brightening Cream

Eyes:  
Rose Glow and Get it Balm
Banana Bright Eye Cream


Before Bed:
Ultra Facial Toner all over
Powerful-Strength Vitamin C Serum (every other night)
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Cream 

On the off nights of the Vitamin C Serum, I use the Midnight Recovery Oil after my night cream

Eyes:
Powerful Wrinkle Reducing Eye Cream
So this is a bit embarrassing, but this is our THIRD highchair in as many months.  But, good news, this one is the best and the keeper. 🤣
The first one we had was formerly Isla’s and got food stuck in every crevice and took forever to clean (and had mold on the inside of it, we discovered when we were getting rid of it).  The next one was very bare bones and seemed like a good option, but the positioning of Mira made it so she was able to just throw food all over the floor so it was also a nightmare to clean up.  This @infantinobaby one is just PERFECT for her.  She’s able to sit up well to eat but doesn’t get a bunch of food on the floor and it’s SO easy to clean.  And come on, the raccoon?  Adorable.  
It also grows with her, so it can convert to be at our kitchen table as she gets older or can turn into a toddler chair.  I’m a huge fan of the idea of her being at the table with us, but also restrained 😉.

Anyhoo, if you need a highchair for your baby, this checks all the boxes and I’d highly recommend it!  Ya’ll know I don’t recommend ANYthing unless I try it, love it, and continue to use it.  So just know, this is like the goldilocks of highchairs. 


Direct link to the highchair right here for easy finding: 

#ad #infantinobaby #growwithme
gift idea 2020
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AF sale on outerwear - extra 15% off ends today 


#LTKmens #LTKfamily #LTKsalealert
someone is feeling herself in her very first walking shoes (and jams)! 🤩

btw - these jammies come in toddler sizes too so isla has them too so they can match - i’ll link everything here: http://liketk.it/30NTi  and on @liketoknow.it 

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Our kitchen barstools are 40% off right now during @arhaus ‘s dining event!  They’re definitely an investment, but they’re made from solid birch wood AND have a beautiful rattan seat!  Ours are the “dark brown” finish. The lighting above the island is also on sale - 15% off!

All sources linked here: https://littlethingsbytess.com/kitchen-transformation/

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Swimsuit / lake
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter!!  🐰💐🐣
Here’s a curated snapshot of ours 😘. It was a beautiful day and the babes were so happy and had the best day! 

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Best washcloths!
We were in such a hurry to get things decorated after we renovated that we sometimes just put things up or placed them so something was there.  My advice — don’t buy it unless you LOVE it... and if you love it, you can repurpose it - like we did with our original dining room center piece.  Freshened up the dining room a bit!  Added a little tree, changed up the centerpiece, and changed out some of the artwork.  We are loving how it came together!

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top on clearance and jeans stretchy and buttery!
These two just finished their video call with Santa and Isla is officially on Rudolph watch - per Santa’s instructions. 🎅🏻 
This year is definitely one for the books - but we’re working really hard to make sure these kiddos feel the Christmas cheer.  And honestly, it was nice for Isla to actually chat with Santa and not be so intimidated and only get a minute with him.   (we found it by just googling “video call with Santa” and ended up using @talktosantalive and Santa had the BEST laugh!) 

PS - yeah I might just dress them in matching outfits everyday. 

PPS - just be prepared for me to have a lot of kiddo content this week - cuz between mira’s bday and christmas, this week is all about them 🥰
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The fun and dangerous thing about Black Friday Week is that almost EVERYTHING is on sale!  Both of these tops are 50% off, my favorite nice leggings are 26% off, and these boots are under $40!  They’re not on sale, but it’s snowing here and they’re warm and cozy and absolutely called for.  Also, the boot name is “TESSIE” so it’s a double win 😚.

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🎶 I’m dreaming of a white Christmas 🎶 

This definitely marks the earliest we’ve ever put up christmas, but last year, we moved into our new home the week of thanksgiving. I was 8.5 months preg.  We scrambled to get a tree and some decor out mid december and I had a baby like 10 days later.  And then Christmas came (and quickly went with a newborn) a few days later.  It was all such a fantastic blur. So this year, we’re doing it early and going to make the most of it as our little family of four.  Can’t wait to make new memories in this home with my people 💚❤️.

Also, it’s 2020.   Who couldn’t use a little cheer?! 

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My happy place. 👩🏼‍🍳 

Swipe over for a before pic!

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Refrigerator organization!
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My squad!  And our matching family nikes 🤫 

I know, I know... I went a bit overboard... but when I saw these came in ALL of our sizes and are the perfect neutral sneaker, I couldn’t help myself!

I ended up getting the “big kids” version of the shoes vs the womens bc it was less expensive (now the women’s are sold out, so hopefully this trick can work for you if you’re wanting a pair for yourself)!  Size down 1.5 sizes from your regular size (I’m a 7.5 so I’d be a 6 in big kids, for example).  

Find everything right here : http://liketk.it/3bA1o  or You can instantly shop all of my looks by following me on the LIKEtoKNOW.it shopping app.

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“If you build it, he will come” - at least that’s what I’m hoping for with these beautiful garden boxes!!  Tell me ya know what movie that’s from! 

This is just the beginning of our new garden!  Next up, the shed is being built and then will be installed.  We then have add more gravel to level everything out and get the garden beds and archway in place.  Followed by filling the beds with compost, then it’s TIME TO PLANT!!  I truly can’t wait!

Any recommendations on what to plant?? 🌱🌿


[wearing XS in jogger leggings, top, and jacket and shoes are TTS]
walmart kids/toddler finds! all under $6!
#walmartkids #walmartfinds 

#LTKkids
mira’s one year photo outfits - both amazon!
christmas jams
morning eyes! 

#LTKbeauty
gift ideas 2020
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The girls’ bathroom renovation:  after/after/before/before

This bathroom was a fun transformation!  We gutted this baby, just like most of the rest of the house.  We ended up pulling out the original vanity and long strip of bulb lighting and opting for more of a furniture piece for the double vanity.  We actually got the double vanity from @Wayfair !  The color is technically “charcoal grey” but is definitely looks navy blue in person - which is what I was going for.  It has a white quartz countertop and we made it our own by adding the @cb2 gold hex knobs and pulls and the black @kohler widespread faucets.  Mixing metal is a fun way to make your space unique!  The gold ties in with the rest of the house and the black, also featured in the lights and accessories makes it unique.  The wooden/metal mirrors add some warmth to the bathroom, that can otherwise feel kinda cold.  
Other updates: 
We ripped out the old glass surround shower and tub and built out a raw edge grey subway tile wall and surround with an oversized tub.  We also enclosed the toilet and made a water closet so that there’d be privacy for the girls as they get older.  The skylight adds a lot of natural light and we had new trim framed out around the window for extra brightness.  The hex mosaic grey/white tile is a fun design element that also gives a lot of grip for those slippery little feet.  We already have so many bathtub dance parties and can’t wait for the girls to grow into this year after year.

Everything is linked - from the light fixtures down to the bathmats - right here: http://liketk.it/30ved  //also linked on the @liketoknow.it app under my IG name! 

#bathroomdesign #bathroomdesigns
#homereno #homerenovation   #liketkit     #LTKhome   #beforeandafter #interiordesign  #bathroom #bathroombeforeandafter #kidsbathroom #bathroomtransformation  #homerehab #interiors #design #interiorideas #homedesign #transformation #hometransformation #chicagoblogger #homeaccents #homedecor #LTKkids
I’m so glad that Eric insisted on keeping the Dining Room in our home, when I was re-configuring the house and having walls torn down and other ones rebuilt.  I didn’t think we’d find much use out of it, since we hardly used ours in our previous home.  
But instead, we’ve already had so many special memories in this room.  From date-night-in to holiday breakfasts to random family dates where Isla sets the table, to holiday dinners.  This pandemic has done a number on this year, but we’ve found some special moments hidden in the cracks.


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