She is 6-weeks old and totally fun to just stare at and watch for hours and hours. She has grown and developed so much from that sleepy little brandy-new baby in just a few short weeks. At two weeks she weighed 6 lbs. 2 oz. and at the doctor yesterday she weighed 9 lbs. 3oz. She’s totally packing it in like a good little girl. Continue reading “Lilianaisms”

Around This House…


Since my last post life has been ever changing—for the better, but not without tears, some serious self-doubt and a lot of self-discovery all on very, very little sleep! Continue reading “Around This House…”

Fall Rustic Apple Tart


I think I found the perfect apple tart for this season. It is so impressive, but I swear anyone can make it–it’s fool proof! This would be a great addition to your Thanksgiving meal and an amazing dish to bring to a party. I look forward to making this dessert again and again and possibly trying out different fruit and berries.

If you want to make it, check out my post and the full recipe over on Made By Girl today!

Our Wedding Featured on 100 Layer Cake // Plus Our One Year Anniversary


Today is our one-year anniversary and I can’t believe it! This year has flown by. We moved, started new jobs, got pregnant, and now have a beautiful little baby girl in our arms. We don’t have huge plans to celebrate other than snuggling our new baby and reflecting on all we have achieved and overcome together. Though we had been together for 5 years prior to getting married, our first year as a married couple has been uniquely special and a year we will never forget!

And a fun way to look back on such an amazing day, our wedding is featured on one of my very favorite wedding websites, 100 Layer Cake. It is such an honor to be on their site amongst so many amazing weddings. Take a look here for the full feature.

A special thanks to the 100 Layer Cake team for helping us relive our wedding all over again!

For more posts on our wedding: Our Look, The Ceremony , Dinner and Dancing, Wedding Video , Our Honeymoon, Wedding Inspiration


Welcome Our Little Liliana!


We’re excited to finally share the arrival of Liliana (Lili-Ah-Na) Costea! Wednesday, November 5th was my official due date, but we ended up welcoming our baby girl on 10/21/14. She made her debut at 10:21pm and weighed 6lbs. 1 oz. The day went by pretty smoothly up until the last half hour when things got a little dramatic and pretty real. I never knew I had that type of strength in me and Brian and I are still digesting everything that went down. I look forward to sharing my delivery story, I just need a little more time to take this new life in. Continue reading “Welcome Our Little Liliana!”