We’re Doing Just Beachy

Photos via Nicole Armanino Photography

A lot can change in a few years and since my last blog post, I’ve added another mate to our crew. Meet Liam. Our little bundle of love. He’s 10 months old now, crawling and cruising nonstop. Kinsley is starting Transitional Kindergarten next week and OMG time please SLOW DOWN!!

While 2020 was nuts and 2021 has had its moments, I’m so thankful for old and new friends. Kinsley and her class were able to continue gymnastics with masks and she meet a new friend Lyla! Her mom Nicole is an amazing photographer, skilled at getting the wiggliest of worms to cooperate and hold still for photos. After a crazy last 16 months or so, take the time to get some lovely family photos sans masks. We all miss your beautiful faces!

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Four Months Outtakes! (A little late)

This little girl has me wrapped around her fingers and has also engrossed my iPhone photo stream. Kinsley turned four months on December 30 and here are the ‘4 month’ photos that didn’t make the cut. Coming soon: 5 month photos!

Kinsley girl 1 Kinsley girl laughing Kinsley girl 1

And here’s the final take:

Our baby girl is 4 months old today! 🎀👶🏻💗🎉 » » » #babypicsapp #4monthsold #babygirl #foreverystep #thewildfolkco

A photo posted by Robin 💛 Beach Town Blonde (@robinwithani) on


4 month old photo:

Standing up photo:

Under the Sea Nursery

underwater newborn nursery ocean-themed

Now that little miss Kinsley has been around for nearly two months, I finally have some downtime to get back to blogging (trying the Ferber method for sleep training at the moment, seems to be going ok so far!). Mom life has been amazing so far and I’m loving every minute of it, well except getting mastitis twice within the first month post birth. That has been no fun.

When Kinsley was 10 days old we had our wedding photographer Briana come by and do a newborn shoot. She also photographed our nursery, which has become my new favorite room in the house!

Product list below.

IKEA Hemnes dresser DIY knobs nursery changing tablenursery rocking chair ottoman ocean theme modernocean themed newborn nursery mobileBabyletto 3-in-1 Hudson white crib nurserynursery bookshelf tree baby letto whitedriftwood art wallpiece ocean themedgift driftwood art K for kinsley ocean themedcoworkers baby shower giftocean theme wall decals for newborn nurseryair plant hanging jellyfish nurserybaby blocks nursery decorationsea shell ocean themed artwork prints etsybaby shower diy ocean beach themed banner craftsair plant shell nursery decornursery artwork Finding Dory prints


Himalayan Salt Lamp with Dimmer via Amazon

Mini Himalayan Salt Rock Plug In Night Light via Etsy


Hanging Seashell Jellyfish via Treasure Island Flea Market

Pink Sea Urchin Air Plants via Air Plant Design Studio

Nautical Baby Mobile via Etsy

Jellyfish Decals via Etsy

Watercolor Seashell Wall Art Prints via Etsy

Wooden Shelf and ‘K’ Driftwood Art via Adrift by Sarah Cusenza


Babyletto Tree Bookshelf via Babyletto.com

Babyletto 3-in-1 Convertible Crib via Babyletto.com

Baby Relax Rocking Chairs via All Modern

Hemnes Dresser via IKEA with Faceted Sotara Knobs from Anthropologie

HomePop Ottoman via Overstock

Mid-Century Side Table via eBay

White Starfish & Shell Throw Pillows via Zulily

Photography via Briana Calderon Photography, San Francisco Bay Area

Welcome to the world, Kinsley!

baby kinsley born

The reason I’ve been MIA for so long was because of the beautiful lady above. Matt and I welcomed our baby Kinsley in August and have been adjusting to life with a newborn. These last few weeks have been fulfilling, exhausting, exciting, and full of love (and a whole lot of Googling)! I finally understand those cheesy lines new parents spew about having a child. Those long 9 months were worth every minute for the amazing end result.

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