twenty fourteen

 {meet isla bee + isla’s birth story}

Considering our year began with the birth of our healthy, beautiful daughter, it should be obvious that 2014 brought us more happiness than we ever imagined. I quit my job to stay home full-time, which is a decision I would make a million times over but has come with a whole host of challenges, we survived a tough winter in the city, enjoyed a gorgeous summer down the shore, made new friends, reconnected with old ones, celebrated a year’s worth of firsts and shared a billion laughs thanks to our future little Tina Fey. We are incredibly thankful for all the ups and downs and for every person who has made this a tremendous year for our family. Here’s hoping 2015 can keep up.

To Isla Bee: Thank you my sweet, sweet girl for bringing us so much joy. You are truly the best gift life has ever given me.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy new year filled with endless love!

And now for a few of my favorite moments from 2014 …

Isla's nursery reveal
{isla’s nursery reveal}

newborn photography
{newborn photo shoot}

Tinley Road Vegan Leather Inset Knit Top; Current/Elliot black skinny jeans; Steve Madden Troopa boot; Topshop burgundy fedora; Nixon Kensington watch; Studio47West bracelet; Vintage bracelet; Etsy baby inital necklace; Zara spring parka
{my first post-baby outfit}

Isla laughing
{things i’ve learned in two months of motherhood}

baby registry items for on the go
{baby registry essentials: UPDATED}

green eggs cafe red velvet pancakes
{philly’s best brunch}

h&m kimono; Dolce Vita Cassie Wedges; Everlane Tee; J.Crew jeans; Long Bob hairstyle; vintage bracelet
{I chopped off my hair}

Gypsy Soul Collective Hippie serape-style beach blanket
{we love summer}

anthropologie elevensies mintaka romper with chambray shirt + zara black strappy flat sandals{petite romper}

baby-led weaning, six months old, broccoli, day five
{our journey with baby-led weaning}

On the grass at Franklin Square Park in Philadelphia
{franklin square park}

Anthropologie Holding Horses Blushed Plaid Buttondown; Zara printed drawstring shorts; Splendid Solvang navy woven stripe sneaker; Warby Parker Neville sunglasses in Blue Marblewood; Ikabags organic linen tote; Estée Lauder lipstick in "Blushing"
{now that I don’t have a job I wear what I want}

family photo on the beach in LBI
{vacation down the shore}

Risa wearing J.Crew flannel shirt + jeans; Zara top; Madewell Charley booties in blue suede; Topshop burgundy fedora; Anthropologie black and blue leather ornithologist satchel; vintage bracelet; Nixon Kensington black leather and gold watch; Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture lipstick in 04 Rouge Vermillon
{hello, fall}

Isla wearing Peltor headphones at her first Yankee game with her mom, dad and aunt Keara
{Isla’s first baseball game and trip to Yankee Stadium}

Club Monaco white t-shirt; Zara ripped skinny jeans with zips; Zara emerald flat shoes; Topshop Clean Edge burgundy fedora; vintage bracelet from HOME Boutique Philadelphia
{my uniform}

Isla Bee on the swings

{your baby is nothing like my baby}

Isla Halloween Contest Spooky Saturday, East Passyunk, Philadelphia
{our little sushi on Halloween}

Tiny Prints Metal Prints in decluttered kitchen
{kitchen before and after + new metal prints}

Picking our own Christmas Tree at Indian Acres Tree Farm in Medford, NJ
{making new family traditions}

dark and moody | really risa
{this is not a fashion blog}

Christmas morning, House Inhabit mini teepee{isla’s first christmas}

Isla First Birthday Photo Shoot
{first birthday photo shoot}

And that’s a wrap! HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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