Holiday

12.13.21

Our Home (Tour) For the Holidays

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the …

There’s really no place like home for the holidays. I’ve always loved the magic of Christmas, but it feels more meaningful than ever this year. My girls are healthy, happy, and most important, home. Getting to be together, and making our home feel cozy and festive for the girls – …

Personal

12.09.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.9.21

This post took way too long to write. My sister messaged me at …

This post took way too long to write. My sister messaged me at 9AM to see if I had watched thew new SATC because naturally, she watched it at 5AM. 🙃 So I took a real lunch break to watch it and had to outline the creative direction for an …

Personal

11.29.21

On My Mind This Week: 11.29.21

I started this the other evening when I was sitting by the tree …

I started this the other evening when I was sitting by the tree with my little Buddy. The girls were asleep and I was catching up on work, as I often do a night. There was some online shopping (just ordered a few basics on sale) and watching my first …

Wellness

11.10.21

When Women Support Other Women (and When They Don’t)

As an adult, I hoped (or assumed) that cliques, competition, and bullying would …

As an adult, I hoped (or assumed) that cliques, competition, and bullying would be a thing of the past. Sadly, I’ve learned that some women make it a habit of judging, labeling, and critiquing other women. It’s a lot worse than anything I ever witnessed as a kid. I’m making …

Baby and Kids

12.20.20

The Best Toys For Two Year Olds

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in …

When it comes to toddlers, it’s amazing how much things can change in five months. Earlier this year, I shared Margot’s play area and some of her favorite toys. Now that she’s almost half a year older and loves to dance, sing, play pretend, and put stickers on every single …

Life Lately

09.13.19

Life Lately: How We Spent Summer 2019

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in …

It’s been a minute and I’ve only had 5 posts go up in the last 6 weeks. I have this long list of posts I want to work on and think about what I want to share all the time, but there really is so little time and energy outside …

Style

11.20.18

It’s the Most Wonderful Sale of the Year

Guys. Thanksgiving is just 2 days away and it already snowed twice. Winter …

Guys. Thanksgiving is just 2 days away and it already snowed twice. Winter came early and the holidays are officially here! You know what that means, right? It’s time to get going on your holiday shopping and to stock up on those winter essentials. Shopbop is back with another big …

Life Lately

11.06.17

Life, Lately: After Our Wedding

What. A. Month. Our wedding was exactly 4 weeks ago but I can …

What. A. Month. Our wedding was exactly 4 weeks ago but I can totally believe that much time passed because I’ve been all over the place since. After spending two weeks in Europe (I’ll recap that trip one of these days), I spent my first week at home sick and …

Life Lately

01.01.13

A Year in Review: 2012

Happy New Year! I cannot believe another year has come and gone. Maybe …

Happy New Year! I cannot believe another year has come and gone. Maybe it’s just me, but this was one of the most life changing years of my life, and I cannot believe how quickly it flew by. The two biggest game-changers were the launch of my new website and …

Home

06.10.22

How to Care for an Indoor Olive Tree

I’ve always dreamed of having an indoor olive tree but didn’t know how …

I’ve always dreamed of having an indoor olive tree but didn’t know how to make it happen. Where does one even find an olive tree? Can they even be indoor plants? I know that they need a lot of sun which Chicago doesn’t have half the year, and historically, plants …

Style

05.22.22

The Best Interior Design Coffee Table Books

You know how much I love design, and a good coffee table book, …

You know how much I love design, and a good coffee table book, too. I’ve shared my favorite coffee able books but wanted to focus on the best interior design books. These always make wonderful gifts and beautiful decor, too. Here are the most beautiful and inspirational interior design coffee …

Home

04.20.22

The Best Coffee Table Books

So, you know that expression about not judging a book by its cover? …

So, you know that expression about not judging a book by its cover? Well, when it comes to a beautiful book, that rule doesn’t always apply. I have purchased books after seeing a beautiful cover or spine, but it’s not always easy knowing which ones are worth it. So today, …

Baby and Kids

01.12.22

The Best Toys For 18 Month Old Toddlers

Finding the best toys for your 18-month-old can be a challenge. They’ve outgrown …

Finding the best toys for your 18-month-old can be a challenge. They’ve outgrown their baby toys but are not ready for toys designed specifically for older toddlers. We’ve talked about the best toys for 1 year olds, but your 18 month old is busy. I try to choose toys that …

Personal

12.14.21

On My Mind This Week: 12.15.21

Here’s what’s on my mind this week. 10 Things: What’s On My Mind …

Here’s what’s on my mind this week. 10 Things: What’s On My Mind This Week, 12.15.21 1. Thank you to everyone who donated to our Lurie Children’s fundraiser! We reached our goal, and I matched another $2500! Between our fundraisers for Alex Lemonade Stand and our hospital’s oncology department, we’re …

Baby and Kids

12.03.21

Toys That are Safe for Toddler Siblings

At around 2.5, Margot got very into “tiny toys” – mainly her mouse …

At around 2.5, Margot got very into “tiny toys” – mainly her mouse house accessories and sensory clay kits. She is allowed to play with them while Kate naps and we always keep a close eye on her because you just never know. Right before Kate started crawling, I went …

Shopping

11.30.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in November

What I Bought in November I made some big purchases this month. After …

What I Bought in November I made some big purchases this month. After almost 4 years with my computer, it was time to upgrade to something that runs a little more efficiently. And you know – one that charges. 😏 There were some sales going on, so I purchased new …

Life Lately

10.26.21

Life Lately: 10 Things That Happened Since September 10

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming …

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming for one of these posts each month and just barely made the cut (how is Halloween already coming up this weekend?!). So here’s what life has looked like lately: 10 things that happened since September 10.  Life …

Home

02.16.21

Stair Runners: The Best Rugs to Choose for Your Stairs

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We …

Once our basement floors were installed, making the stairs safer was priority. We knew we needed traction and some padding for our growing family. Safety first, right? If you’re handy, you could definitely install this yourself. We would have tried but our contractor was already working on our house, so …

Motherhood

10.23.18

The Things I’m Looking Forward to Doing with My Daughter

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot …

You guys. I love this little girl so, so much. Now that Margot is just over 3 months old, she’s starting to turn into a little person. Making her smile is the best! She melts me and I am so excited to see her little personality start to come out. I’m enjoying …

Motherhood

04.25.18

Where I Registered for My Baby Shower

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking …

I have been getting lots of questions from both readers and friends asking what stores I’m registering at and what some of my favorite things on my registry are so far. Since I am just a few days away from my baby shower and about two months away from the arrival …