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

Sailing: Our second wind

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: Our second wind

My favorite pregnancy products

Who's a gigantic pregnant slacker?! I AM!! It has clearly been some time since my last post. Whats my excuse you ask? Well, Master Of None Season 2 came out on Netflix. Oh wait, that was a few weeks ago and I haven't posted in almost two months. Also, I binge watched the whole season … Continue reading My favorite pregnancy products

Pregnancy After Loss

A few days before Christmas, I received a phone call from the fertility clinic my husband and I had been working with for over two years. At this point, I associated the clinic’s number popping up on my phone with agony of receiving bad news. I’d see that number and my heart would drop. As … Continue reading Pregnancy After Loss

Our greatest adventure begins!

Tim and I are thrilled to announce that we are expecting our first baby on September 5th! We really could not be happier to share this monumental news! The relevance of our due date is joyfully fitting as it just so happens to be my grandparents wedding anniversary as well. Those of you who know … Continue reading Our greatest adventure begins!

Welcome to The Birch Arbor!

This blog is dedicated to my grandfather, Alvin Van Cleave, and the memory of my grandmother, Joan Van Cleave. They have been the most influential people in my life and I am so proud to share all that I have gained from them here with you. We are Arianna and Tim Iappini. Named for the … Continue reading Welcome to The Birch Arbor!