What We’ll be Doing this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day is a special one. It will be just the two us, one last time, selfishly indulging in a cozy night in. This time next year, we’ll probably be celebrating over spit-up and sweet babbles from our little babe. How life changes… If I’m being honest, there’s a small part of me that’s afraid I’ll miss this time of just ‘us.’ We’ve celebrated so many Valentine’s Days together….. Read more

Spread Joy: Decorate a Sick Teen’s Hospital Room

My heart is bursting over today’s post. Do you remember when team You & Lu decorated a sick child’s hospital room last month? Now you get to see the magic of that day! I first introduced you to 11-year-old Morghen on Snapchat. She’s a bubbly middle-schooler who spent months at UCLA hospital for an ongoing illness. I worked alongside Wish Upon a Teen and Bloom2Bloom to decorate Morghen’s room. It…. Read more

Life as a Wife: Valentine’s Date Crawl

Since it’s Valentine’s weekend, it seemed appropriate to go all sappy on you today. I’m passed the stage when I thought dudes had cooties, so I embrace my hubby’s date night ideas. The best one? A dinner crawl. I’ve written about this before — when Jake surprised me with drinks, appetizers, dinner + dessert — all at different spots. It was the perfect way to see our city in a…. Read more

Paris Doesn’t Play Beer Pong

I had this childhood dream of meeting my future husband in Paris. It would be by chance, of course, under the Eiffel Tower. Straight out of a romantic comedy.  In reality, I met my husband in an equally romantic way — at a college party that smelled of booze and bad cologne, starring my man playing a serious game of beer pong. If only Kate Hudson knew the role she could…. Read more

Life as a Wife: Two Years In

Today marks two years of marriage for Jake and I. My heart is full + and my soul is happy. Some things haven’t changed. I’m still not cooking like Martha, and he’s still not serenading me like Keith Urban [sigh]. But other things feel different. We’ve changed careers, traveled the world, settled into our home and welcomed a puppy. We’ve had a lot of fancy experiences at fancy places, yet…. Read more