4th of July Edit – Everything We Bought from West Elm is on Sale!

Hi all! I know that I’ve already shared The Apartment Edit – Living and Dining Room and I have another edit scheduled: The Apartment Edit – Our Bedroom, but I wanted to share EVERYTHING we bought from West Elm in one place, especially since they’re currently doing a 20% off furniture and 25% off everything…

My Experience with Grief

I’ve been spending a lot of time with my thoughts lately and feeling a bit apprehensive about sharing them – I think about when I started my blog – the same day I started my experience with grief. My mom and dad were going to the first of what would become endless doctors appointments and…

stephanielecain .com – An Overdue Introduction

Hi there! It’s recently come to my attention that I’m getting some new traffic on here and I thought an introduction was in order and honestly, a bit overdue! I’m Stephanie, a bubbly, blonde, bookish 27 year old, who loves words and dogs. My parents were going to name me Pavlina Stefania after a Czech…

everything I know about love

Dolly Alderton’s everything I know about parties, dates, friends, jobs, life, love is the memoir that every twenty-something, thirty-something needs. Dolly documents the years leading up to her 30th birthday – the relationships, the friendships, the moments she’ll never forget and the nights she wishes she could. I laughed, I cried, and I found myself…

In the Past 365 Days

In the past 365 days, I finished my first semester of graduate school, I got in an accident that totaled my car, I got a new car, I got a new job, I left an old job, I lost my dog, I lost a parent, I gained a friend, I moved to a new town,…

A Round Up of My Favorite Blog Posts I've Ever Written

Hi all! I wanted to post a quick round up of my favorite blog posts, from well… my own blog. If you’re like me, you might be feeling a bit like you’ve consumed everything there is to consume on the internet – well, if that’s the case and you ended up here, I wanted to…

The Apartment Edit – Living and Dining Room

Hi everyone! Today’s post is three months in the making, well more like three years in the making – Darren and I moved in in mid-December and we are FINALLY feeling so settled. Moving in together has been a dream for years – one that we’re finally living and we’ve honestly just been soaking it…

Things That (Sometimes) Make Me Better

I just finished reading Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive, a brilliant book on depression and anxiety and all the reasons to, well, stay alive. My favorite quote from the book goes, “once the storm is over you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure,…

Life Without My Dad

On Christmas Eve, I watched Anderson Cooper interview Stephen Colbert and maybe that was my dad’s gift to me this Christmas, because suddenly I could find the words, when before there weren’t any. I didn’t know how to put it into words, how the world feels without him, how I feel without him, but what…

November Update

Hello everyone, happy November – this is the part where I apologize for being away for a bit and tell you how sorry and how busy I’ve been and promise that things are back on track, but not today. Today, I’m happy to report that I’ve been so blissfully happy IRL that I totally forgot…