June 7, 2017
BUNGALOW

east coast craftsman home tour

east coast craftsman living room

A close friend recently built an addition onto her charming craftsman home in Milton, MA, and I finally had the chance to check it out when I was in Boston this past April. Her house was adorable to begin with, but this newly added space really kicks things up a notch. Now she has a more formal living room at the front of the house, which flows into an open concept dining, kitchen, and family area. The sunlight here is just so beautiful in person, not to mention the gorgeous selection of furnishings and fixtures. Scroll down for a closer look…

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I told my mom I’d only move back to the east coast if I could live in THIS particular house ;)

Take a peek at these breezy bungalows for more interior inspiration!

June 5, 2017
BEBE

chill mama : ashlyn carter

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 carter at home

Ashlyn Carter, 32, SAHM and YouTuber, San Diego, CA

Mama to Beckham, 5; Amélie, 2; Florence, 1

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What does a typical day look like for you?

I guess with motherhood every day is typical and different all wrapped into one! :) But most days are very scheduled in our household. Coffee first! Breakfast, playtime, naps, exploring our city, walking sunset cliffs…some days go smoother and are more fun than others. But overall, I just love being a Mom and watching my babies grow. Having relationships with each of them is pretty great.

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

Oh wow! A babysitter and then….flying to Paris for the day with my hubby. Antique shopping, wine, incredible cuisine, long walks, perfect weather. Then back home in time for bed time kisses before all three little ones go to bed. Yep, can you make this happen? :)

How do you chill?

Me time has changed over the years. I find it mostly in small pockets of time. I don’t have regular childcare so it’s in the five quiet mins I’m getting ready in my bathroom listening to a podcast, evening walks with music or again…a good podcast, and most days every nap time between 1-3pm where I’m filming or editing a video for my YouTube channel…or even squeezing in a cat nap myself! And most weekends I sneak in an hour or two to myself to go work out, get my nails done or just “be”!

What inspires you?

Other creative people….and these days other moms who are out there pursuing both an excellence in motherhood and their talent!

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

Oh wow. Each and every one was so different and beautiful. Am thankful to have experienced a natural, drug free birth with all three!

What would you say to your pre-mama self?

Grace upon grace! Let go what you think it will be like and welcome the unexpected.

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

Travis. My husband. He’s everything to me and our family.

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

Again….Paris! I dream of taking the whole family to live there for a few months at a time in a couple more years.

What are you listening to these days?

So many podcasts. S-Town, The Perfect Wife, Mom Struggling Well, The Happy Hour with Jamie Ivey, God Centered Mom….the list goes on.

What is the last book you read?

Currently reading You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are by Rebekah Lyons

And the last thing you ate?

A rice cake with peanut butter, chia, banana and cinnamon.

Early bird or night owl?

Early bird!

Coffee or tea?

Coffee. Hands down.

Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

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

Learn from your babies. They are some of the greatest teachers we will ever have. Also lean into the hard. The hard is hard, but it changes us for the better.

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Thank you for sharing your wisdom, Ashlyn! I love what you said about learning from our babies, so very true. Bryn has already taught me more about myself in these last 20 months, than I could ever have imagined. And a day trip to Paris sounds amaaazing ;)

For more style inspiration via Ashlyn Carter, take a peek at her gorgeous home and be sure to check out her YouTube channel. Oh and her Instagram is def worth a follow, too ;)

June 1, 2017
BEBE BUNGALOW INSPIRATION

welcome

bryn-obi-playing

It’s been months of planning, designing, and writing, but I’m finally ready to share this thing. Welcome to the new Every September, where crazy and cozy are the main focus.

My photography style has been experiencing some serious growing pains and I’ve realized that picture perfect just doesn’t do it for me. I’m now on a mission to capture the chaos of our everyday lives, the real moments that only happen in the comfort of our homes. This is where all the personality lives, the good stuff that makes us who we are. I want those natural, organic moments for you and for me.

Your home, your babes, your life, all seen in a new light.

With that, my blog + biz are shifting towards documentary lifestyle photography, meaning all sessions will take place in your home and/or yard. I’d love a little peek into your world, just to show you how beautiful it is from the outside :)

Feel free to poke around the site and let me know what you think! xo

May 1, 2017
INSPIRATION

pause

purple-desert-flowers

Hey babes, just wanted to check in. It’s been a few weeks of traveling and visiting with family, catching up on sleep, and designing a new website. I’ve decided to focus on one thing at a time, so the blog will be on hold until I get my new site up and running. I’m super excited to share everything I’ve been working on!! Stay tuned – be back soon xo

April 10, 2017
BEBE

wildflower bryn

wildflower bryn

This is the last installment of superbloom pics, I promise. Bryn loved every second of these wildflower fields and I just couldn’t resist sharing…

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Until next time! xo

April 7, 2017
PLAYLIST

april 7 playlist

april // pink and green cactusapril // texas street carapril // quiet beachpale pink + green cactusnorth park alley reflectionsbalboa park cactus garden path

Here we are again. The weeks have just been flying by for me lately. I know people always say that and it doesn’t really mean anything but I honestly can’t believe it’s already April. Bryn is changing so fast and there’s no longer a baby in the house… She’s a little kid now, which makes me so happy and sad at the same time. I’ll dive into a sappy post one of these days, but for now let’s just focus on celebrating the weekend with a fresh, new playlist:

01  Lady’s in Trouble with the Law | LA Priest
02  The Great Impression | Sparkadia
03  I Though the Future Would Be Cooler | YACHT
04  Love the Night Away – Tiedye Remix | DJ Kaos, Tiedye
05  Atomic Bomb | William Onyeabor, Hot Chip
06  Higher Ground | Argonaut & Wasp
07  Cape Town | Clubfeet
08  The Well | Campdogzz
09  It’s Strange | Louis the Child, K. Flay
10  True Affection | Father John Misty
11  Better At Making Time | De Lux
12  Dissolve | Private Island

See you Monday!