November 16, 2017
BUNGALOW

the parker

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Because I am SO behind on sharing photos of our new home, I’ve decided to post a few shots of what our North Park apartment looked like just before we moved. Nothing special, just memories of a place that I will not miss ;) As soon as I get my life together, I’ll take you on a bungalow tour, promise.

November 13, 2017
BEBE

bryn turns 2

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Our sweet Bryn turned two on September 20. She’s always had a little personality, but now it’s loud and clear. Loving, hilarious, caring, independent, VERY opinionated. She’ll demand the attention of any room, yet she’ll brush the hair out of my face and ask, “what’s wrong?” when I’m not feeling well.

B has so many of Ryan’s traits and a few of mine, but she’s still such an individual. I wouldn’t say she’s exactly like either one of us and I can’t wait to see who she becomes this year. And next, as a big sister.

November 9, 2017
BEBE BUNGALOW MAMA

chill mama : ashlyn silva

The Chill Mama is an interview series featuring bold and beautiful mothers. Each month, I reach out to an amazing woman who loves her babies fiercely but also believes in the power of self care. I’m always interested in hearing her unique story and how she keeps her cool on a daily basis – because in all honesty, I need all the inspiration I can get ;)

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ashlyn silva interview

Ashlyn Silva, 26

Team Support Specialist, soon to be Stay at Home Momma, San Diego, CA

Mama to Jocelyn, 13 weeks old

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What does a typical day look like for you?

Typically, spend time with my baby girl. Our routine is she eats, plays, then sleeps. I try to stimulate her as much as possible. Then I’ll make dinner for my husband and I, and just enjoy each other’s company.

What does a dream day look like for you? Think unlimited time and $$$!

Wake up, go to breakfast somewhere amazing with my husband and daughter, take a walk by the bay, sit in the sun, no meltdowns, everyone is just content LOL.

How do you chill?

I would say taking my time and showering, or leisurely watching a show I like without interruptions.

What inspires you?

How hard my husband works and my daughter’s smile.

Describe your labor + delivery experience in a nutshell (if that’s even possible).

Not what I planned, but still absolutely perfect.

What would you say to your pre-mama self?

Don’t sweat the small stuff, start pumping from the very start, and TRUST your momma gut!

Besides your lovies, what’s the one thing you couldn’t live without?

My phone ;)

If you could hop on the next flight, where would you go? With or without the littles?

Hawaii with hubby and baby in tote.

What are you listening to these days?

Rebelution, best music ever!

What is the last book you read?

Guide to Childbirth by Ina May

And the last thing you ate?

Spaghetti squash w/ veggies and pasta sauce

Early bird or night owl?

Night owl!

Coffee or tea?

Coffee

Dogs or cats?

Dogs

If you could leave us with one bit of #momlife advice, what would it be?

Enjoy every minute, even the shitty ones. They will never be this small again.

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Thank you, Ashlyn! I loved, loved, loved photographing your beautiful family. You are such a natural mama (way more relaxed than I was with my newborn!) and your advice is totally what I needed to hear today. “Enjoy every minute, even the shitty ones. They will never be this small again.” 

Just a great reminder that someday (probably sooner than we think), this life that seems to revolve around our littles will change, and they’ll no longer need us in the same ways. As mamas, we have to remember to enjoy all the sweetness that comes with the chaos.

Check out other inspiring mamas on the blog.

November 6, 2017
BEBE BUNGALOW INSPIRATION MAMA

life recap

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Hey friends, it’s been a while, I know. I’ve missed you and our talks, but a lot of life has been happening around here and it just felt impossible to think quietly and write something meaningful. Let’s just say that being a mama to the 2-year-old version of Bryn is pretty different from when she was a baby. Our days together are very busy, and by the time she goes to bed I am so done for the day. I used to stay up late editing photos and pulling inspiration for upcoming blog posts, but lately I’ve just been falling asleep on the couch, watching Colbert.

On top of chasing a toddler, it’s been a whirlwind of a summer. We bought a house in June (!!!), visited family in Boston and Seattle, survived several heat waves, and found out we’re expecting another little one in May (!!!). So between adjusting to different time zones and braving through weeks of morning sickness/crazy hormonal mood swings, I just had zero energy for the blog.

But now that I’m in my 2nd trimester, things are looking up :) I’m starting to feel more like myself again and really want to get back to the life I love, filled with beautiful images of cute faces and breezy spaces.

Ryan and I are extremely excited to meet Bebe Fisher 2.0, while Bryn is still wrapping her head around the whole concept of becoming a big sister ;) There will be a 2.5 year difference, so mamas of two, please send me your wisdom!

Looking forward to sharing my new home tour photos (in the meantime, feel free to check out @bungalito on Instagram), some of my more recent work, and baby updates. Talk soon!

July 28, 2017
INSPIRATION PLAYLIST

july 28 playlist

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I have so much to to tell you, but can’t seem to find the time to share everything :/ Just know that a big update is on its way. Until then, here’s a little weekend playlist for ya xo

01  Night Time TV | Fenech-Soler
02  You Were Right | Rufus du Sol
03  Y Ahora Que | Chico Mann, Captain Planet
04  Trying to Be Cool – A-Trak Remix | Phoenix
05  Starboy | The Weeknd, Daft Punk
06  Learning to Love | LA Priest
07  Fake Love | Drake
08  Leila – Poolside Remix | Miami Horror, Poolside
09  Heads Above | WhoMadeWho
10  Rose Quartz | Toro y Moi
11  With You Forever | Pnau
12  Summer Days | Rhye

July 26, 2017
BUNGALOW INSPIRATION STYLE

closet tour

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As you probably already know, I’m a big fan of decluttering, purging, organizing, all that. So when I found out we were moving (for good! more on this later), I knew it was time to clean out my closet and keep only my favorite pieces. I went through everything and categorized it all into piles of 1) keep 2) donate 3) toss, then I took a few pics just for fun ;)

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SO when can I come over and shoot your closet?? Let’s play dress up and create some beautiful portraits together. Let me know when you’re ready to show off your style xo