Friday, January 8, 2021

Family Photos


Sharing a few of my favorites from our October family photo session that we used for our holiday cards. The sweat and tears that went into getting ready for these photos was worth it. I'm so happy with how they turned out and loved twinning with Lexi. Our photographer, Karen Morneau, worked her magic and actually got Chase to look at the camera! 

Happy Friday!


Thursday, January 7, 2021

For your Bravo Galentine

Having a hard time picking out my favorite... this Etsy shop has so many great Bravo mugs to choose from. Perfect for your Galentine!



My Valentine's Day Picks


I went to Target on Christmas Eve and they were already putting out everything for Valentine's Day! If you want to order someone special anything personalized, now is the time! Here are a few of my picks for the fam and a few other gift ideas if that's your thing. 

I will be ordering the books for the kids this week to add to our holiday collection and already got Lexi these conversation heart leggings. I don't like to have a lot of kitchen appliances but couldn't resist this little waffle maker. I'll report back on IG how it goes!

I would probably personalize these with "You owe me" or something passive aggressive.
Ted bought this for me (us) for Christmas!
I've used my heart tag keychain since I graduated high school!
Did you know Junior Mints are made in a nut free facility? 
True story... I showed this collage to Ted and he didn't even notice this. Ha!
Ted and I have been using similar glasses for cocktails. Classic!

Lexi and Chase throwbacks!

The Gap always has the cutest clothes for Valentine's Day. Here are my picks.



Monday, December 7, 2020

Gift Guide: Toddler Boys Age 2-3

(and this Hot Wheels Ultimate Garage as a "big" gift if you can find it!)

Thanks to everyone on IG for helping me make this list! I was looking for a "big" gift for Chase and definitely identified some popular choices and themes thanks to you. After all of the feedback paired with my research, I decided to get Chase the Paw Patrol Tower and Cat Ride on. I can't wait for him to wake up on Christmas morning to play with them!

Many of the suggestions we already have for Chase and big sis, so I can personally vouch that they would be great for your littles around this age. The front runner was a scooter, which we have and love. It was our "big" gift for Lexi a few years ago at this age. Lexi and Chase both get a lot of play out of our kitchen and food items (the ice cream has been a hit), Magnatiles and the tool set.

Not pictured.... train tables were also popular by boy moms (Thomas highly recommend) so we need to make some room for one in our basement. Kitchens, slides and coaster were other suggestions. KiwiCo, a subscription-based project box, was another great gift idea. 

Be on the lookout for German made Bruder trucks at Home Goods.

Always with truck in hand :)

Happy shopping!


Monday, November 16, 2020

November Edit: A few of my favorite things!


Santa, can you hear me?
One of my most worn sweaters this fall at a great price point.
This top is currently 45% off and also comes in Black Watch ... I couldn't decide so got them both!
My most worn face mask... the elastic is strung with pearls. I get asked about it all the time. 
Ted recently made whiskey sours and asked if we had these... seemed like a great reason to add them to the ever growing Juliska collection. (If you're local to me, you probably have heard the news that Juliska is moving their stores from Stamford to Charleston. I'm so bummed.)
Versatile print for all seasons and upcoming holidays.
This salt is one of my favorite things of 2020. One of my besties seasoned grape tomatoes with it as an appetizer and I was immediately hooked. I don't even really like tomatoes and now eat them all the time. I also love on mozzarella. 
"What is this seasoning?"
"My MIL bought it... it's from Nantucket...I don't know if you're going to be able to find it..."
 Thank God for Amazon!
My friend in LA texted me that they were limiting these cups to 2 per customer... so naturally we both had to buy them since they're flying off the shelves.
I'm a sucker for patchwork. I discovered this crossbody from a local boutique, Palmer & Purchase, that you can also shop online. It's the perfect size for your essentials and when I'm out with my kids it fits into a large tote.
The current "it" boot... I didn't think I was going to get combat boots until I fell in love with these!
I post about this candle every year on Instagram. One of my best friends is a fragrance chemist and tipped me off to this bargain candle. It's a must for the holidays and on sale frequently. Insider info!
I can't wait to start trying some of these new recipes.
These blankets are $10 and with promotions go down to $5! Would be great to have a bunch and drape over chairs for your guests while entertaining outdoors this fall and winter.
No explanation needed... classic. 
An unexpected gift for the host... especially for all those outdoor firepit parties to come this winter. 
Year after year this sells out at Tarjay. I have mine hanging on my bar cart with a navy velvet ribbon.
On my wishlist! 
The best ornament I've seen so far this year.
I bought a set of these frames while locked down at home... they took months to arrive but worth the wait. Now I need to print my family photos from Karen Morneau Photography to put in them!
I found these bags at Bespoke in Westport a couple years ago... now a staple for gift giving. This navy "Cheers" version is my favorite and you can switch it up for the occasion with a different ribbon.
Good luck deciding.... so many great designs. 
Beautiful work and so many options (I have used this shop for my pillow shams). There is also this tissue box cover with several embroidered monograms to choose from. 
No need for a bottle bag... amazing branding just as great as the wine.
Beautiful block print designs. I love an India Amory tablescape!


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