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Hi everyone, long time no see! It’s been a crazy couple weeks of new parenthood at the Summerfield house, but I found a little time to myself and wanted to check in! New Parenthood So, what have we been up to?… The short answer is, “a whole lotta baby stuff!” With a newborn, your time […]

March 16, 2021

Life Lately | New Parenthood, My Recovery & Jack Updates

Life Lately Parenthood

We’ve had two weeks at home with our little Jack, and I finally found some time to write down all of our memories from his birth. I wanted to write everything down for my own recollection, but I also wanted to share it here because reading through birth stories during my pregnancy was something that […]

February 10, 2021

Jack’s Birth Story

Jack's Birth Story

It’s finally here – the new Passports and Cappuccinos! I’m so excited to evolve P&C and be able to share it all with you. Since the beginning of the year, I have been working with my friend Sarah at Boss Babe by Sarah to update my branding, website and (drum roll please…) services! That’s right, […]

January 4, 2021

The New Passports and Cappuccinos

We’ll let’s just get this out of the way… It’s been a bazaar, crappy, long and, you guessed it, unprecedented year. But, while compiling my 2020 review and thinking back on all the bad things that will forever be associated with 2020, I was reminded that not ALL of 2020 was so terrible. So, I […]

December 29, 2020

The 2020 Review

With our due date fast approaching, I wanted to share how we are prepping for baby! I will be 37 weeks on Christmas, so the realization that baby boy could come at any time is starting to settle in. Meal Prep Meal prepping/Making freezer meals – We actually received a ton of freezer meals from […]

December 23, 2020

Prepping for Baby | A Third Trimester Update

A few weeks ago, we had our maternity shoot with Better Together Photography and I am so excited to share some of our favorite shots! We worked with Better Together Photography for our engagement and wedding photos, so we couldn’t think of a better team to capture our family’s next chapter. After discussing our vision […]

December 8, 2020

Our Cozy Fall Maternity Shoot

This pregnancy is flying by, and I can’t believe that we are 2/3rds of the way there! After I shared my first trimester update, I got a few requests to share more on my pregnancy as I leave my second trimester, I wanted to share how we’re doing! How’s Mama? I’m feeling pretty good! That […]

October 22, 2020

Second Trimester Pregnancy Update

If you’ve been around here long enough, you know that fall is my favorite season. I love the change in colors, the crisp morning air, wearing chunky sweaters, and yes, the even Starbucks Pumpkin Cold Brew. With COVID making our lives a little (ok a lot) different this year, I thought I would put together […]

October 6, 2020

Fall Activities | Social Distancing Edition

I am very excited to announce that Passports & Cappuccinos is officially offering free downloadable (and editable) Travel Templates!! I have been working on these templates with my good friend Sarah, from Boss Babe by Sarah, for a few months now and I am SO happy with how they turned out! You can now find […]

September 16, 2020

Free P&C Travel Templates Are Now Live!

When we found out we were expecting, we thought it might be fun to wait for the big reveal until the birth. But, after talking it over, we decided to would be nice to know to help plan/decorate, and to bond further with the baby. And, if I’m being honest, with COVID effecting the pregnancy […]

September 9, 2020

Baby S’s Big Reveal | It’s a…

It’s our house-iversary! I can’t believe it’s been a full year since we got the keys to our first home. In some ways, it feels like we haven’t done much and have only scraped the surface of what updates we want to make to our home. But, looking back at our first house tour, it’s […]

July 30, 2020

Our First House-iversary | An Updated Tour

After our baby announcement last week, I thought I would put together a little first trimester update/Q&A! I’m not sure how much baby related posts I will do throughout my pregnancy (let me know if you want to see more!), but I wanted to share more about how we’ve been what’s been going on during […]

July 15, 2020

First Trimester Update | Q&A

The secret is out, and I am so happy to finally announce, I’m pregnant!! I’ve been keeping quiet on the blog/Instagram for a while, mostly because during the first trimester I just felt very blah and not myself. I also can’t keep a secret to save my life so I just decided to hit the […]

July 9, 2020

A Happy Birthday, Indeed

I think now, more than ever, everyone is trying to find ways to dream of travel. During this global pandemic, it’s hard to know when the travel industry will be back up and running. But, I haven’t given up on my dreams to travel again soon and I am still adding destinations to my bucket […]

April 29, 2020

How to Dream of Travel During a Global Pandemic

While looking for more content ideas for you guys, and while I am done making Quarantine To Do Lists and posts on what to do around your house during this time, I received a request to to put together a list of ways to help during COVID-19 and I wanted to deliver. Below are specific […]

April 23, 2020

How to Help During COVID-19

With Spring finally deciding to make an appearance this week, I thought I’d share an update on our house project list from this past winter. We certainly didn’t get through our entire winter list, but here are the updates to all of our projects I shared in my last home projects post. Organization Go Through […]

April 8, 2020

House Project Update | Spring 2020

Social distancing has quickly become the “new normal” for all of us in the past few weeks. And while staying at home isn’t all that bad, not being able to make plans with friends or family, or going out to dinner is definitely starting to wear on the Summerfield house. But, I honestly do take […]

April 1, 2020

Social Distancing Together

Working from home is something that can take some time getting use to, and it’s definitely not for everyone. But, after working from home for the past two weeks, I thought I would put together a list of things that have helped me adapt and stay productive throughout the day. Workout I usually work out […]

March 30, 2020

Staying Productive While Working From Home

Well folks, it’s been… a weird couple of weeks. With Covid-19 pretty much the only thing in the news, schools closing statewide and social distancing in full swing, our lives are completely upside down right now. I’ve officially been working from home for a week, and Brian’s joining me today to officially start our self-quarantine. […]

March 23, 2020

Life Lately | Quarantine Edition

Spring is finally (almost) here! After a long Wisconsin winter, I am very excited to say that the first official day of Spring is next week. Milwaukee is a great city year-round, but it really starts to come alive in the Spring. And if you’re looking for some ideas on how to enjoy the city, […]

March 12, 2020

Weekend Guide to Milwaukee in the Spring

A relaxing vacation is never something that my husband and I ever think of plan. We usually plan trips that are centered around exploring a new destination, waking up at the crack of dawn, and going back to our hotel just to sleep. So when our family decided to plan a trip to Cancun this […]

February 18, 2020

What We Did and Didn’t Do in Cancun

Looking for a spot for the perfect Milwaukee for a date night? I’ve put together some of my favorite spots to enjoy a night out with your s/o. Storyhill BKC This cozy spot is in the Storyhill neighborhood of Milwaukee (just north of Miller Park). They serve small plates for dinner, a great brunch on […]

February 11, 2020

Best Date Night Restaurants in Milwaukee

We officially landed in Mexico yesterday, and boy are we excited to get our beach on! While our full vacation recap will be coming soon, I wanted to share my Cancun packing list along with some tips on prepping for a tropical vacation. Tropical Vacation Prep Planning for a warm weather vacation can be very […]

January 30, 2020

Cancun Packing List

Now that the holidays are over, I am in full house project mode! I’m sure this list might be a little over the top to get all done this winter, but, darn it, I’m gonna try! So, here we go! Organization Go Through our Closets… Again We went through all of our clothes and knick-knacks […]

January 14, 2020

House Project List: Winter 2020

As everyone shares their 2020 goals, I thought I’d share my major travel plans for the upcoming year, as well as a few travel related goals I have for the new year. Cancun, Mexico Our first trip in 2020 is to Mexico! We are taking a family vacation later this month with Brian’s brother’s, our […]

January 7, 2020

2020 Travel Plans & Goals

Well folks, it’s that time of year! Time to reflect on the past 12 months and get ready for a whole new decade (yikes)! When making my review of 2019, I realized how crazy this past year has been. This has, by far, been the most “adult” year I’ve had yet. And it’s crazy to […]

December 31, 2019

The 2019 Review

Winter in Wisconsin can be cold and, let’s be honest, sometimes a bit dreary. And sometimes, it can be hard to find fun things to do. But, never fear! I have put together my top 10 list of things to do in the city during these long, cold months. 1. Go Holiday Shopping at Christkindlmarket […]

December 17, 2019

Weekend Guide to Milwaukee in the Winter

While the holiday season can be a festive and magical time of year, it can also come with many stressors. Shopping for gifts, hosting, cooking, and yes, seeing all of your family and friends around the clock. But how do you split your time during the holidays so you can see everyone, and do everything? […]

November 27, 2019

Splitting Time Around The Holidays

Let’s face it, putting a new house together is stressful! And being in a new neighborhood, even if it’s your dream neighborhood, can be scary and different. Even though we bought our house for it’s location (amongst other reasons), it still took a while for it to really feel like home. That feeling of “home” […]

November 21, 2019

Feeling at Home in a New Neighborhood

Traveling is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but that doesn’t mean I don’t get anxiety related to travel. I worry about everything going smoothly, getting to places on time, what to pack, etc. That’s why I have put together a list of things to do to help keep your anxiety low during […]

November 11, 2019

Coping with Travel Anxiety