Family

06.29.22

The Best Birthday Toys and Gifts for 2 Year Olds

My second baby isn’t a baby anymore. My little girl is two! I’ve …

My second baby isn’t a baby anymore. My little girl is two! I’ve shared the best toys for 2 year olds before, but I’ve learned a lot the last two years. And as a mom of two (and one who’s gone through this stage twice) I want to share some …

Shopping

06.03.22

The Best Father’s Day Gifts for Dad

Summer has unofficially started and somehow, it’s June. How are we halfway through …

Summer has unofficially started and somehow, it’s June. How are we halfway through 2022? And now Father’s Day is somehow just a few weeks away. I don’t have a relationship with my own dad, but I married a man who is an incredible father to our girls, and I love …

Shopping

04.22.22

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

It wasn’t until I became a mom that this day became a happy …

It wasn’t until I became a mom that this day became a happy one for me. I didn’t have that mother-daughter relationship I dreamed of, but I now get to have it with my girls. Good moms (and those who fill those roles for us ) are amazing and deserve …

Baby and Kids

03.24.22

Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Babies, Toddlers, and Little Kids

Easter is still two months away, but the basket and decor are out, …

Easter is still two months away, but the basket and decor are out, and preparing for holidays is always fun. There are a few ways to go. You could do a theme: outdoor toys, swimwear, rain gear, or crafts. Or a mix of some simple favorites: stickers, wooden toys, books, …

Holiday

12.16.21

Toddler Christmas Gifts: What I Bought My 1.5 and 3.5 Year Olds

I know it’s late, but some of the Christmas gifts I purchased for …

I know it’s late, but some of the Christmas gifts I purchased for my girls will still arrive in time for Christmas. I’m also often asked what the girls are playing with, and now that they’re just about 1.5 and 3.5, wanted to share what I purchased for them. You …

Holiday

10.22.21

Holiday Gift Ideas for Little Kids

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest …

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest is 3 so I’m hoping I didn’t completely miss the mark here. The search has been fun since I still need to finish my girls’ stockings!  You’ll see a few of these gifts in previous guides because …

Holiday

10.15.21

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts …

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts for my girls and according to an instagram poll, it seems like most of you are doing your shopping early this year, too. I typically shop in November, but this year, decided to make things easy and …

Baby and Kids

06.10.21

Birthday Gift Ideas for 3-Year-Olds

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started …

Margot turns three in July, so over the last few weeks, I started looking at some gift ideas. She loves playing pretend – play food is probably her favorite thing right now. The thing I was most excited about is something I’ve wanted to buy her since she was born, …

Holiday

12.12.20

Gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents

There’s still time to order gifts in time for Christmas and based on …

There’s still time to order gifts in time for Christmas and based on your responses on my Instagram poll, you’re struggling with what to get your in-laws. So today’s gift guide: gifts for In-Laws and Grandparents! Christmas time and I’m here to help! I stayed up way (way) too late …

Blogging

04.25.19

Let’s Talk About Sponsored Content and Gifted Product

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk …

This post is one that’s long overdue, so today, I’m going to talk about brand partnerships, sponsored content, affiliates, and gifted product. How it all works, why it’s not selling out, and why getting paid is actually an important part of what we (bloggers/content creators) do. So let’s talk about sponsored …

Living

12.14.17

My Winter Survival Guide

Snow has started falling and temps have dropped. Winter is here. This is …

Snow has started falling and temps have dropped. Winter is here. This is my 8th winter in Chicago, so I’m obviously an expert in how to get by when the air feels like it’s -20 and your skin hurts so bad that you just give up. Since everyone is in …

Style

11.28.22

The Best Cyber Monday Sales to Shop

  I hit publish on my Cyber Monday post hours and hours after …

  I hit publish on my Cyber Monday post hours and hours after I had planned, but I got a little sidetracked with a project this morning. Before I get started on my last cyber week post, a quick reminder that you are only saving money if you do need …

Holiday

11.20.22

The Cutest Wool and Felt Christmas Ornaments for Kids

When the holiday season rolls around, I always get so excited for Christmas …

When the holiday season rolls around, I always get so excited for Christmas decorations. If you have young kids who want to get into the spirit and touch everything, felt Christmas tree ornaments are a great way to get them involved. I usually add a few to the bottom of …

Holiday

11.05.22

How to Hang Garland Around Your Front Door

I just love the holiday season, and there really is no place like …

I just love the holiday season, and there really is no place like home for the holidays. I love decorating our home – there’s nothing more fun than putting up your Christmas tree or sitting by the fireplace after it’s been decorated. The glow of warm white lights, smell of …

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 …

Shopping

11.05.22

My Favorite Small Businesses to Support This Holiday Season

Now more than ever, it’s so important to support small businesses. This has …

Now more than ever, it’s so important to support small businesses. This has been a tough year for most of us, but we’re in this together and need to support one another. As a small business owner, it’s something I feel and think a lot about. I’ll be honest – …

Holiday

11.02.22

Stocking Stuffers for Kids

When it comes to giving gifts during the holiday season, Christmas stockings just …

When it comes to giving gifts during the holiday season, Christmas stockings just might be my favorite thing to give. Christmas gifts can be overwhelming, but there’s something about stocking stuffers that I love. I love when someone finds the perfect small gifts that say “I get you” and it’s …

Style

11.01.22

What I Bought in October

It’s November! And Halloween is (finally) over! I couldn’t have been more ready …

It’s November! And Halloween is (finally) over! I couldn’t have been more ready to take everything down, and got it all put away this morning. The holiday season can officially begin! Although I’ve been posting gift guides for a week or two since I wanted to get everything ordered early.

Holiday

10.18.22

Holiday Outfits for Babies and Toddlers

I really enjoy shopping for my daughters. Kids’ clothes are so fun, and …

I really enjoy shopping for my daughters. Kids’ clothes are so fun, and holiday outfits (and pajamas) are the cutest. There’s something magical about celebrating the holiday season with your kids, and I love Christmas outfits for babies and toddlers. What’s more adorable than tiny plaid pants? Nothing. Absolutely nothing.

Holiday

10.18.22

Festive Holiday Decor

The holiday season is upon us, and I am starting to think about …

The holiday season is upon us, and I am starting to think about gifts and decor. Holiday decorations are one of the best parts of this time of year. November is just a few weeks away, and I like to decorate right around Thanksgiving, so now seems like the time …

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 …