Archives for August 2021

5 Things

1 // Interesting Instagram Updates

Hiding likes on your posts and what you see on others. LINK button vs. swipe up feature in stories and more. Learn more about these changes starting 8/30!

2 // Lucy Lucht Art Prints

Her photography is so good and I love following her travels and photo projects via Instagram. She also has an online shop which is dreamy with a portion of sales going to @chooselove – pretty awesome.

3 // Sprinkle in Pumpkin Spice

We’re a cinnamon roll Sunday type of family and even though we’re still in the heat of summer, these sound SO good and will also pair nicely with afternoon thunder storms.

4 // Alignment

As I focus on a new hire and gearing up for work travel it’s important to look forward with alignment.


Yeah, I pin a lot of things home and decor but my first Pinterest love was fashion and style. Starting to save some major fall inspo! Plus, this image gives me a lot of hair envy! Time for an appt!

shop some fall styles:

Weekend Wants

of course a mix of some new AmberxAnthro and a couple other things…

WYC Designs #DINEMEUP Project

As I embark on my first anniversary of WYC Designs, I thought I’d share a project that really made me feel like I was doing what I was supposed to be doing…

Everything about the cabinet layout/colors to the hardware accents and dining room furnishings – the concept to install was exactly what I envisioned. Add some timing and logistic issues because of COVID, it still turned out amazing.

Taking on design projects that I’m passionate about for folks that are really just lovely as ever is a reminder that all the late nights and learning curves of being an entrepreneur is totally and utterly worth it.

Jamie Gernert, Founder of WYC Designs
Jamie Gernert, Founder of WYC Designs
Jamie Gernert, Founder of WYC Designs


Cabinets: Schrock / Ebony – Hardware: Rejuvenation Un-lacquered brass – Counter top: CompaqSconces: RejuvenationDining chairs: McGee & CoDining Table: via Lulu & Georgia

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all design/styling/photography: wyc designs

Weekend Wants

a few amazing sale finds, new home fall decor picks and cozy comfy clothes and shoes!

Half Way w/ Baby G No. 3

With life and work, I haven’t gotten around to the first trimester post… (see Hudson’s and Palmer’s!)

The first trimester, especially after the rocky journey we had to get pregnant with P and then with his less than ideal pregnancy issues, the first trimester is one that is really just SO hard. So much room for error, the awkwardness of trying to hide something so big and wonderful for fear that it might not really happen. I was honestly just in tunnel vision hoping to not focus or dwell on this amazing possibility and to break into that second trimester threshold with a sense of relief.

Well, here we are almost 22 weeks and this boy is active as ever and developing and growing like a champ. He’s been just a chill as Hudson was and it’s been a pregnancy that has really just gone with the flow and I’m super grateful. I passed my glucose test with room to spare, I haven’t gained nearly the weight as expected… yet, and even though I’m considered high risk because of my age (hello, I’m the ripe old age of 36!) I’ve been feeling really great.

Knowing that we’re having another boy is also super comforting. We truly don’t need much and I’ve slowly gone through all the baby clothes that have now made it through two of our boys over the course of 7 years! I’m making a small list of things we’ll need and approaching a few brands that make this transition at home more accommodating, but other than that here’s a little break down:


On occasion a cold glass of root beer, hot baked potato soup and a pressed sandwich. I miss sushi and cold cut sandwiches so much!


Recently I’ll get a side cramp, but besides being extra tired during the first trimester and sort of food adverse (mild nausea) symptoms have been pretty mild. Sure a stuffy nose and still a crazy sense of smell, all things that I’ve experienced before.

One thing we’re still debating on is a name… Though we have a few that are kinda sorta maybes, nothing that has come up that made us both feel like, “YES! That’s it.” So if you have a recommendation that goes well with Hudson and Palmer and might have a tie to California, New York or Florida – we’re all ears!

Here’s to the next 19 or so weeks being a breeze like the first half.


*to read about our baby journey – I get really candid here. with multiple miscarriages and loss, to those experiencing the same thing… you’re not alone.*

5 Things

1 // Hideaway Lake Arrowhead

Book Jacey’s cute Lake Arrowhead retreat by Lake Arrowhead before summer ends! I love simple but classic updates they made to it and relish at the idea of having our own beach or lake house to visit one day.

2 // Dainty Gold Details

Lots of questions of my rings lately – I’ve been perfecting my stacks and loving the collection I’m curating. A mix of Consider the Wldflwers, Melanie Casey and Ariel Gordon. Here are a few of my favorites and some on my wish list:

Double Petite Cluster Ring, Double Diamond Stacking Ring, Helium pendant and Petite Diamond distance bracelet.

3 // Wallpaper

To remind you to do what makes you happy.

4 // Summer Book Club

So far I’ve finished It Ends with Us and I’m over half way through No, We Can’t Be Friends and next on my list is Malibu Rising. Adding a book to my nightly routine has done wonders for my brain as I try to decompress and get ready for bed.

oak essentials - jenni kayne -  jamie15 for a discount

5 // Oak Essentials

Big thanks to Jenni Kayne for sending me her new skincare line – like all things Jenni Kayne touches – it’s always top notch, perfectly curated and truly perfected. I’m loving the Ritual oil as part of my nightly skincare routine and a mist of her Balancing Mist mid day if I need it. Being pregnant, I do take what I put on my body into consideration and thankfully with Oak Essentials, I don’t need to worry. Shop the new collection and get 15% off with code: JAMIE15

Weekend Wants

some a bit fancy and some a bit not. either way, I’ve got my eye on them all.

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