• TOMS Friends & Family Sale

    Okay… we all know how much I LOVE TOMS. I love their product, I love their mission and I love their prices. Win, win, win. They are having their Friends & Family Sale right now; 20% off all full price items! (Use code FRIENDS20) I have gathered my favorites for the whole family below! Let me say limiting the sunglass choices was hard… I have four pairs of TOMS and I would take about four more- my favorite! All of these are sure to be Summer go-to’s! 1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12. / 13. / 14. / 15.    

  • Book List

    I love to read. I find it to be the ultimate escape, more so than tv or movies. So, for me, a book needs to be a real page-turner. My mother has always told me life is too short to finish a book you aren’t enjoying. I gravitate to mystery and suspense novels. Gratefully, I have a wonderful book club that makes sure I also read some excellent, thought provoking fiction and non-fiction too! A few have asked if I have a book list, so it was time to compile one! Below find 16 of my recent favorites! Click on the book title to purchase! Commonwealth by Ann Patchett Little…

  • Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift Guide

    You’ve got just under one week to find the perfect gift for Mother’s Day! Thank goodness for express shipping! I put together four basket/bags chock full of excellent gifts for any Mom out there! Obviously it would be amazing (and a little over the top) if you gifted the entire contents of the bag to those special moms in your world (Maybe we can make Mother’s Day baskets a new thing?) but I’m sure you can find an awesome gift in these bags to give! The Gym Bag! Everything a mom needs to escape to the gym or the studio for some much needed self care! 1. MZ Wallace Jimmy Bag…

  • Secret Source: J. Crew Factory

    Summer clothes… they get so grungy by Labor Day am I right? I do not like to invest heavily in summer pieces unless it is a dress for an event. I would rather buy less expensive items that only last a season or two. Not to mention summer is the best time to try out new trends, new colors & new styles, so why break the bank. I have been getting my fun summer upgrades from J. Crew Factory for years (I probably do have a few shorts from the first trip there!). Everything is always on sale and you are guaranteed to get cute style for less. They are…

  • Spring Wardrobe Refresher

    Two things. One, it felt like Spring actually arrived yesterday in the Northeast (today is cold a dreary), and I opened my closet and felt like I had NOTHING to wear. This happens to me with the change of every season… anyone else? Two, Bloomingdales  25% off Friends and Family Sale ends TONIGHT (4/15/18). So, I figured I would put together some items that I feel breathe some life into my wardrobe for Spring! Click on the coordinating number to take you to the item!   1. / 2. / 3. / 4. / 5. / 6. / 7. / 8. / 9. / 10. / 11. / 12.

  • Food 52 Shop

    Normally I am scanning through Food52.com for all the amazing recipes. Once in a while I will scroll through their shop section. It never fails to make me want to completely redo my entire kitchen, overhaul my cabinets and set a perfect tabletop for a midweek meal. It is such a well curated space, it is inspiring. With the next round of holidays coming up (Easter & Passover are the perfect time to bring out your best for family gatherings) I wanted to share a few items I have and love and what I currently have my eye on from Food52.com. Copper & Brass Louise Trays – These are just so…

  • Thrive Market Review

    Who out there has tried Thrive Market yet? I swear I signed up for an account over a year ago and never ordered. Something about membership fees always gets me. Yes, it is like Costco, but I always hesitate. I did the same thing with Beachbody. I waited forever and we all know how that turned out. So, my advice to you is DO IT. Don’t wait like I did. I think it may just be the best online source out there for natural and organic products! My first box arrived this weekend and it was packed perfectly. Glass jars intact, delicate pasta noodles still perfectly whole in their box,…

  • Athleta Picks For Spring!

    Have you been in Athleta lately? Gotten their catalog? They have some fantastic new pieces for Spring! It’s hard not to want everything! I love this brand for fit, function, quality and aesthetic. Here are some of my favorites for workout and for everyday clothing… Sophia Street Tight – I have actually had these for a while and they are AWESOME! Great moto detail on the leg and who doesn’t love a zippered ankle for a little edge? Stellar Crop Pant – I bought these before my trip to Bermuda and wore them out to dinner every other night. Flattering is an understatement… the sales girl said they were like…

  • What I pack for a trip!

    I got a bunch of messages from you lovely people asking what goes into my suitcase for a trip after my Travel post focused on my carry on and what I wear on the flight. Since I try and keep my bag for the plane on the smaller side I  keep it streamlined, stick with the basics and make sure every item can be worn together! These are pieces I have (or are similar to what I bought long ago) and love. These outfits have taken me to California, Colorado, Bermuda, Tennessee and beyond, so not just a tropical getaway! Lou & Grey Signature Soft Dress – I have the short…

  • Travel…

    We are taking off for February break tomorrow and are lucky enough to be venturing somewhere warmer than the North East. We are SO excited! That travel day… it can be daunting right? Kids and air travel can be tricky. I have been stuck on an airplane and in an airport with a toddler for hours; you want to be ready for anything. I find that when I am traveling solo with the kids if I over prepare I don’t feel so anxious. This means starting to pack a week ahead of time and maybe to obsessively over planning. It drives my husband crazy, but it works. So, since I…