Living

11.19.22

Weekend Reading: 11.19.22

I am sitting at my new (antique) desk eating dinner on my own …

I am sitting at my new (antique) desk eating dinner on my own as I’ve done all week. Most of the last week has been spent in my bedroom which was a disaster until yesterday, so it feels really nice in here now. I’ve gotten a lot of rest but …

Family

11.15.22

Disneyland vs Disney World and Our Experience at Disneyland

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure …

We just returned from a 3 day trip to Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California. Truthfully, I was never in between Disneyland vs Disney World – it was always California for us. I want to share our experience at the Magic Kingdom with our 2 and 3 year-old, what …

Life Lately

11.05.22

Weekend Reading: 10 Things On My Mind

We’re heading to California tomorrow! If you’ve been reading my blog, you know …

We’re heading to California tomorrow! If you’ve been reading my blog, you know that I’m from LA, and I haven’t been since right before the pandemic started. I can’t believe our trip is finally here! That we’re able to travel. That we’re taking our girls to Disneyland! No, it’s not the …

Living

10.17.22

On My Mind This Week, 10.17.22

I am back from a week in bed with a bad cold (and …

I am back from a week in bed with a bad cold (and sinus infection). It was so strange spending that much time in bed, but I didn’t know what I had for a few days and didn’t want to get my family sick. This morning started with preschool drop-off …

Recipes

10.09.22

Spooky, No-Bake Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so …

My three year old loves all things spooky, so a month or so ago, I bought some candy eyeballs so we could bake a Halloween treat. Our nanny had the day off, so this was it, except I was alone with both girls and needed an easy, no-bake treat, so …

Living

10.07.22

Weekend Reading, 10.7.22

It’s a beautiful, crisp, October Friday and I am finishing up this post …

It’s a beautiful, crisp, October Friday and I am finishing up this post in bed while Conor makes dinner for the girls. We’re celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary tomorrow night (it’s Sunday). We’ll be spending our actual anniversary at a pumpkin farm. Anything for the kids. Margot has her …

Living

10.03.22

On My Mind This Week, 10.3.22

It’s in the 60s and I’m sitting on our patio. Leaves are turning …

It’s in the 60s and I’m sitting on our patio. Leaves are turning shades of red, orange, and yellow, and there’s a perfect breeze. I just love October. This season is so short-lived, and I want to slow down and make the most of it. Here’s what’s on my mind …

Recipes

09.27.22

Paleo Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup Recipe

It’s cooling down in Chicago, and with cold weather comes sweaters, hot cider, …

It’s cooling down in Chicago, and with cold weather comes sweaters, hot cider, and making cozy, hearty meals for cold nights. And what’s better than homemade chicken noodle soup? This is such an easy recipe and goes perfectly with cozy sweaters and pajamas. This is the best chicken noodle soup, …

Living

09.21.22

Getting Back Into a Routine Post-Vacation

After nearly two weeks in Italy, we made it back home and are …

After nearly two weeks in Italy, we made it back home and are slowly getting our lives together. I thought I’d dive right back into work but it’s been an adjustment. I thought it might help to write something on getting back into a routine post-vacation, to ease myself back …

Living

09.09.22

Weekend Reading: Ciao from Tuscany

Ciao from Tuscany! I didn’t plan on blogging on this trip and actually …

Ciao from Tuscany! I didn’t plan on blogging on this trip and actually left my computer at home. It’s the first time I’ve done that (ever) and it feels great to sign off. I’m still me though, so I take a few min to stay on my inbox so I …

Travel

09.04.22

Travel Essentials for a Long Flight

If you’re going on an international trip, you’re getting ready for a long …

If you’re going on an international trip, you’re getting ready for a long flight and chances are, you’re trying to put together a list of travel essentials. Spending hours in the air is a lot more enjoyable when you’re comfortable and have something to do, so I want to share …

Baby and Kids

08.18.22

Tips for Traveling with Toddlers

Traveling with toddlers is fun 🙃 and this was our fourth and biggest …

Traveling with toddlers is fun 🙃 and this was our fourth and biggest trip with our 13-month-old. We traveled from Chicago, IL to Puglia, Italy, and it was an adventure. I figured out a few tips for traveling to Europe with a toddler. Two flights, two hours of sleep overnight, …

Recipes

08.15.22

My Favorite Gluten Free Snacks

Let’s start this one out with a backstory. Years and years ago, my …

Let’s start this one out with a backstory. Years and years ago, my good friend Gina somehow convinced me to try CrossFit. And – pause for shock – I loved it. Not only did I do 4-5 CrossFit workouts a week, but I started following a Paleo diet. Even though …

Travel

08.15.22

Lisbon, Portugal Travel Guide

I visited Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement …

I visited Lisbon, Portugal in 2017, leaving just 24 hours after our engagement and a surprise engagement party. The Portuguese capital is one of the best places I’ve ever visited and quickly became one of my favorite cities. The food, wine, architecture, and history are incredible. It’s one of the …

Organization

08.11.22

The Best Products You Can Buy at The Container Store

I love organization as much as any other virgo, so when we moved …

I love organization as much as any other virgo, so when we moved into our new home, I made quite a few trips to The Container Store. In fact, I went to The Container Store today. Most were online orders with a same-day pickup (curbside is the best, isn’t it?).

Living

08.06.22

Weekend Reading: 8.6.22

Life without treatment feels pretty incredible. Margot took her last dose two weeks …

Life without treatment feels pretty incredible. Margot took her last dose two weeks ago, and I’m doing better than I imagined. We’re easing into normalcy – seeing friends, hanging out at the pool and dining out (although that’s always outdoors). And we’re trying to get things done at the house, …

Recipes

07.30.22

Easy Paleo Dessert: Chocolate and Coconut Paleo Popsicles

I love an ice pop on a warm summer day. Since I don’t …

I love an ice pop on a warm summer day. Since I don’t really do sugar or dairy, homemade (paleo) popsicles are always a favorite. They’re clean, healthy, and delicious. I’m so excited to share these recipes from Josie Rees with you. Josie adapted two paleo recipes and as you …

Entertaining

07.29.22

Pink Dinosaur Birthday Party

The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Our party guests had …

The girls’ pink dinosaur birthday party was a hit! Our party guests had fun, and we were so happy to gather with our favorite people in our new home after not being able to do so for years. It was one of those days where nothing went right but in …

Recipes

07.26.22

A Simple Summer Peach and Burrata Salad

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and …

I know this is barely a recipe but I ordered a berry and burrata salad at Sweetgreen last week and forgot how simple and satisfying fruit and cheese can be. We made our own simple summer peach and burrata salad this week and had to share it. I almost didn’t …

Living

07.21.22

The Best Trader Joe’s Snacks for Kids

Trader Joe’s one of everyone’s favorite grocery stores for a reason. Get your …

Trader Joe’s one of everyone’s favorite grocery stores for a reason. Get your groceries, florals, everything you’ll ever need for a cheese board, budget-friendly wine, and the best snacks for kids. Fresh fruit and veggies are my preferred snack options but it’s not always possible to have them on hand, …

Life Lately

06.15.22

What’s On My Mind This Week: House, Life, and Work Updates

Have you ever found yourself in a season of life where it feels …

Have you ever found yourself in a season of life where it feels like everything is about to change in a big way? Because that’s where I am right now and it has me thinking a lot about what I want this next chapter of my life to look like.