Best Buys: Summer Fun!

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These are some our favorite summer items. A great song, a guiltless ice cream treat, fun pool toys… We’ve done a lot of product testing and this sunscreen is the bomb! And don’t even get me started on Whispering Angel Rosé… Happy summer to all! {Honest Spray Sunscreen, Swimway Toypedos, Skinny Cow Ice Cream Cones,… read more

Best Books: Scratch and Sketch Books

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We have been getting very craftsy over at our place. Both my girls just spent a week at “art camp” with one of their favorite teachers and they have been completely inspired ever since. They especially love when I draw or paint things that they then try to replicate. We’ve also recently had a lot… read more

Opinion: Change & Letting Go

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This post is longer than I had intended for it to be but I wanted to share some thoughts I’ve been ruminating on for the last few weeks. Once I finally sat down to start typing I realized I had more to say on this topic than I thought. Sometimes the words that describe my feelings… read more

Home: The Well Appointed House

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These days I have home furnishings on the brain… My talented friend Melissa Hawks has run a super successful blog and retail site called The Well Appointed House for 15 years and recently decided to open a storefront for her brand that sells beautiful baubles and the perfect gifts. I want one of every item… read more

Our New Home

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When John and I moved to Greenwich we had a 2-year-old daughter and were 6 months pregnant with our second. We moved into a rental and figured it would take us a year or so to figure out what neighborhood we wanted to live in. 5 and a half years later Emma is turning 7,… read more

Read: Unbroken

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When I picked up Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand I knew it would be a difficult read. My Dutch father-in-law spent 3 years of his life in a Japanese Internment Camp and as I read I couldn’t help but imagine his twelve year old face amongst the men being tortured at the camps written about in this book…. read more

Hair: Flower Crown

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Last weekend my husband and I attended a South Pacific themed event for Family Centers, a wonderful non-profit here in our town. I planned on wearing a simple dress and wanted to use flowers or jewelry to make my outfit feel more festive. With the theme being Bali Ha’i I had my heart set on a floral crown…. read more

Interior Design: Kips Bay Decorator Show House

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In the midst of the end-of-school-year chaos I was invited to go into New York City and see the Kips Bay Decorator Show House. I had never been so I jumped at the opportunity to see it. It did not disappoint! The Mark D. Sikes room was one of my favorites but along the way… read more

May: Links I Love

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Here are some of my favorite links from around the web this past month. Click the bolded word in each sentence below to be redirected to the link! Best summer shoes for kids. Waterproof and slip-ons too! I’d like to wander into any of these cool caves… Nice throw. Really. Nice. Throw. Could you live… read more