What Logan Eats || broccoli & rice


Serving size:: 4 tbsp or 2 oz (2 tbsp rice cereal & 2 tbsp broccoli puree)

Broccoli purée::

  • cut a head of broccoli into 2 inch florets and place in microwaveable bowl
  • add a cup of water
  • microwave on high for about 3 minutes until soft
  • let cool then purée broccoli and water in blender
  • add water (or breast milk/formula for desire consistency)

Rice cereal instructions here.

*refrigerate portions you will use in the next three days and freeze the remainder for up to four weeks.
*i like to freeze it in ice cube trays and once frozen, transfer to airtight freezer safe containers.

What Logan Eats || butternut & acorn squash puree


Serving size:: 2 tbsp of butternut squash and 2 tbsp of acorn squash

Acorn squash puree::

  • peel and remove the seeds and strings
  • cut into 4-inch chunks and place into microwaveable bowl
  • add 1/2 cup of water
  • microwave on high for 5-7 minutes until soft
  • let cool then puree squash and water in blender

*refrigerate portions you will use in the next three days and freeze the remainder for up to four weeks.

*i like to freeze it in ice cube trays and once frozen, transfer to airtight freezer safe containers.

*each of my ice cubes are 2 tbsp

Before/After :: Painting Lamps


The nursery gets excellent daylight throughout the day and it has overhead lighting for the evening.  However, we needed something dimmer/softer for bedtime.

I immediately thought of a pair of lamps I bought many years ago from Target that was just sitting in the corner collecting dust.  The only problem is….


They’re pink & brown.

KT wrinkled his nose at them when I showed them to him.  Not exactly what we had in mind for a boy’s nursery.  The solution fell out of my mouth even before I had a chance to think:  “I’ll painted them! Black and white strips!”


Easy Peasy.  I’m glad I was able to breathe life back into these old lamps.


Black and White Nursery

IMG_8114 IMG_8115 IMG_8208 IMG_8209 IMG_8210similar Crib//rocking chair//gifted hand painted canvass//hot air balloon mobile//Similar musical mobile//TIDNY fabric curtains//elephant clock//similar london skyline wall decal//rocking airplane from craigslist


Here it is. Logan’s nursery.

We wanted something simple.  Something neutral, so we can layer it with colors and accessories, then change them out whenever we feel like it.

In addition to keeping the walls white (with a black chalkboard wall treatment), we went with white furniture.  The white changing table was handed down to us by one of KT’s friends.  We are considering doing something interesting with it but we don’t have anything specific in mind and it’s not on our priority list at the moment.

Our white rocking chair is surprisingly very comfortable.  I read all the reviews and knew it worked for some people and not for others so I am delighted that it’s working for us.

I used the IKEA TIDNY fabric to make the curtains.  I had to make multiple trips to IKEA to get my hands on this fabric. It was constantly sold out and I can see why.  It’s beautiful, right?  I’m thinking of letting Logan color in the curtains when he gets older with fabric markers.

While keeping the room very neutral, we went a completely different direction with his closet.  First, here is the before picture.


And the afters:

IMG_8104 IMG_8105 IMG_8106 IMG_8107similar ALgot closet system//bassinet-turned-toy chest//Manhattan toy winkel//Manhattan Toy Natural Skwish Rattle//Kiki squeeze and teethe elephant//fabric balls//vintage handmade wooden wobble round stacking toy from etsy//yellow teether ball//playforever midi bonnie race car//willow tree our gift statue


I did a lot of research on what kind of closet system I wanted to use in his room.  I liked the idea of some dark wood shelving system but since we’re going with the bold color walls in his closet, it only made sense to go with a white shelving system.  I also wanted a customizable closet system that can change and grow with Logan.

I considered the elfa closet system from the Container Store, the ALGOT system from IKEA,  and ClosetMaid which you can find at Home Depot or Target.  Although I really liked the look of the elfa system, we couldn’t pull the trigger on the nearly thousand dollar price tag.  ClosetMaid have options of wood kits and wire kits.  Although the prices are awesome, the wood kits feels too heavy and the wire kits didn’t feel substantial enough.  The ALGOT system has a good mix of solid panel shelves and wire baskets and the prices are still at the lower end.  If you still can’t tell where I’m going with this… we went with the ALGOT system.  Our configuration costed us less than two hundred dollars and it’s been working great for us.

We’re still working out wall art placements and I’m going to add some black out curtains to the current ones.  On our to-do list are also installing crown molding, painting the dresser, and repainting the door.  Other than that, the room is pretty much done and I’m happy with how it turned out.

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Raising Logan : 8 Months

IMG_7891 Quick note about this picture: KT was going through the advertisements in our Sunday newspaper and Logan ended up swimming in them (and loving it).

Lately, KT and I have been witnessing how fast Logan is growing, and learning, and changing. KT is having a hard time with how quickly Logan is growing up. I, on the other hand, am…not.

We just finished watching a foreign film (I won’t tell you the name of the film so not to ruin it for anyone). At the end of the film, this couple sends off their young and only son into the world without them. He was probably in his tween. KT’s immediately exclaimed, “how can they let him go?!?!.” He couldn’t bear the idea of being in their shoes and doing that. Admittedly, it was sad. But I thought it was inevitable and I was okay with it.

In a lot of scenarios like this, KT would look at me despondently, like he just realized I must be the ice queen who would toss her first-born to the wolves, whilst I look at him alarmingly, foreseeing a very needy and clingy dad. But you know, when the day comes for Logan to leave the nest, KT will be supportive, cool as a cucumber and I will be a snotty, teary hot mess.

Honestly, I do feel nostalgic when I look at Logan’s newborn pictures but I think I’m more focus on the now and celebrating the present. He started holding his own bottle and feeding himself. I couldn’t be prouder. He’s been pulling himself into a crawling position and I’m just excitedly waiting for the day he crawls on all fours.

The newborn phase is only a few short months.  The infant phase is not much longer.  And it is in these two very short time periods where there are so many firsts jammed packed into them.  So many milestones.  I feel like I’m hit in the face with something new everyday.  It’s exhausting and exhilarating.  We’ll eventually enter the toddler phase and be able to take a breath, but at this moment, I just want to be present to experience Logan sprinting to the next milestone.  I can rest later.  We can rest later.