Best Buys: New Shoes

I was recently introduced to this fabulous (and affordable) shoe brand M. Gemi. The company has searched all over Italy and found specialty factories that make products for major brands. They’ve teamed up with them and nurtured the relationships which means quick turnaround times for M.Gemi. It also means they can create and release new styles weekly…. read more

For the Boys: Turq Swimbriefs

I love me a good pair of board shorts at the beach – but I do not love me board shorts that reveal the outline of a man’s package underneath. I’ve yet to buy a pair of Turq swimbriefs but I think I’ll order my husband a pair to try this summer. I figure they’re a… read more

God Bless the USA

Last night we watched American Sniper. It felt fitting as this weekend we acknowledge Memorial Day, a federal holiday that remembers the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The story of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle’s life is both heroic and heartbreaking. After watching I went to bed feeling a great sense… read more

Parenting: A Fearless Moment

x My Brave Little Sophie Dancing to The Beat of Her Own Drum Earlier this week I drove my older daughter’s class on a field trip. After dropping my four charges back at school I drove by the playground and saw my younger 4-year-old daughter on the playground with her classmates so I stopped… read more

Little Pig Little Pig

I have a pretty strong sense that this post may leave some wondering if I have completely lost it but I am going to do it anyways. If you know me well, you know I have a thing for animals. ALL animals. I like to get up close and personal. (I may or may not… read more

Fashion: In-Between Weather

It’s that funny time of year where the weather perpetually ping-pongs between 55 and 80 degrees. One minute you are peeling off layers and then next you are putting them back on. The best way to beat the schizophrenia is to layer up and be prepared. Here are a few of my favorite finds from recent… read more

Happy Mother’s Day

A sweet friend shared this video with me today and it’s too good not to pass along. You may have seen it in the past but it’s worth watching again. It’s not too late to tell your mom how much you appreciate all she’s done for you. I feel so blessed to be surrounded by… read more

Great Gift: The Blanket Lady

  Now that I have your attention… When my son JT was just a few weeks old we received the sweetest gift from a dear friend. It arrived by mail and was a gorgeous personalized blanket from The Blanket Lady. If you are a friend and have had a baby recently chances are I sent… read more

Read: The Girl On The Train

  Talk about a nail biter. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins is a quick read. Even supreme sleep deprivation couldn’t keep me from staying up late into the night finishing this book. It’s cleverly written and has just the right amount of scary to keep you on the edge of your seat…. read more

April: Links I Love

Here are the links I am was loving in May. Apologies for the delay but it’s been a busy month over here. Exciting news to share in the days to come… In the meantime here are a few of my favorite links from around the web this month. David Brooks wrote this. It’s one of the… read more