Kids gifts that give back 2017

This holiday season, you can practice the habit of charity by giving your little-one one of these thoughtful gifts that give back to those in need.  Rose & Rex woodie surf car : Rev up a child’s imagination, from exploring what makes them move to dreaming of their destination. Your purchase will provide 4 toys for … Continue reading Kids gifts that give back 2017

Getting in the spirit

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Tim and I are big on keeping our holiday traditions alive and are SO excited to share the holiday spirit with our son. Each year since our first Christmas together we've made a point to support local tree farmers by chopping down our own tree. This year we … Continue reading Getting in the spirit

Catching up

 This time of year, the crispness of autumn begins to fade into the heaviness of winter. Everything seems to speed up and I tend to feel like I don't have much time to catch my breath. Lately I've been adding countless tasks to the 'to-do' list, curating a home-life routine with our new baby, and preparing … Continue reading Catching up

“Eat food…mostly plants”: Part one

I've decided to start a series of posts featuring some of our favorite vegetarian meals. We have for years found a magnitude of inspiration in Michael Pollan's teachings. Each one of his books adorns my book shelf, along with a copy of his most recent book Cooked (FANGIRL SIDEBAR:) which I had signed when I met … Continue reading “Eat food…mostly plants”: Part one

Sailing: New beginnings

 Today marked the first day of many new adventures to come for the Iappini family. We ventured to Warwick, RI. where we finalized the purchase of our new sailboat, a Pearson 30'. The boat came with the name "Seawave" which is quite auspiciously the english translation of Kai's birth name (Kainalu)....AND Folks, the struggle is … Continue reading Sailing: New beginnings

Baby Kai’s Birth Story

This may just be my favorite story ever told. My whole world changed in these moments and reliving them now, with Kai sleeping soundly in his crib, makes me feel so proud. At 38 weeks (or what felt like 5years) pregnant and the last month of pregnancy literally crushing my soles, I decided to take measures … Continue reading Baby Kai’s Birth Story

Maternity style vol. 4

  Oh how I love looking back on these images from our sea-side maternity shoot with the lovely and talented Freebird Photography!  We had to do a bit of storm dodging to pull it off but we could not be happier with the outcome. These beautiful moments captured are a great reminder to us of how … Continue reading Maternity style vol. 4

Oh Baby! Kai’s Sweet Neutral Nursery Reveal

It has been an absolute joy putting this simple neutral nursery together! We have completely embraced the challenge of small space design with this project. At 39 weeks pregnant, we are finally wrapping up the finishing touches on baby Kai's sweet little nest. We decided on a neutral color pallet to keep baby's room light and … Continue reading Oh Baby! Kai’s Sweet Neutral Nursery Reveal

Maternity style vol. 3

At 36 weeks pregnant and with the humidity of the New England summer hitting it's highs, I've pretty much  committed to living solely in swimwear. Upon scouring the internet and local maternity shops for attractive maternity swimsuits I found my search outcome fairly bleak. I came across many suits that made me look more like … Continue reading Maternity style vol. 3

Sailing: Bright Light

Tim and I both happen to come from families of aquaholics. Growing up my dad was a lobsterman. I can't remember a time where I was ever uncomfortable on the open ocean. Some of my favorite childhood memories are out on his 23' Boston Whaler, pulling and baiting traps. Then taking home and racing the … Continue reading Sailing: Bright Light