mother’s day gift guide!

April 21, 2015


it’s getting close to mother’s day and now is the time to start shopping! here are some ideas to inspire your gift giving this year!

1. revisit iphone 6 case – i am obsessed with mine. it’s made from solid brass and plastic so it seems pretty indestructible.. i’ve had it for almost a year and with two toddlers who get their hands on it, i’m pretty impressed with its durability!

2. alex & ani ‘mom’ bangle – my mom LOVES these bracelets! she stacks tons of them together!

3. jo malone london fragrance – i actually got this for my mom this year… and i’m not spoiling it for her, i was so excited to give her her favorite fragrance i sent it early! oops!

4. wanderlust & co frame diamond ring – a diamond ring might be over the top, but this is an adorable substitution!

5. i heart mom chocolates – each box includes: (6) milk chocolate letter cubes filled with peanut butter candy; (5) white chocolate “polka dots” filled with chocolate caramel and chocolate nougat; (5) dark chocolate “polka dots” filled with salted almonds and caramel. yummy!

6. ivanka trump arina slide sandal – this style is really on trend this spring! i love the color combo here… easy and chic!

7. rebecca minkoff julian fringe backpack – i have this bag and i am totally in love. gone are the days of the bag slipping off my shoulder. plus, it fits a lot more than you would think inside. the fringe makes it extra fun!

8. parker thatch travel bags with custom monogram – these are such a great gift and perfect for anyone who travels. i love keeping my items in bags when in a suitcase. keeps them clean and organized.

9. macrame hammock – maybe not for the city dweller–although a loft space could benefit from one of these–i think a hammock would go well with a day of undisturbed relaxation… just reading and napping all day. sounds like the perfect gift right?

10. best of tata harper skincare set – i love all tata harper products so i couldn’t pick just one to gift, this starter set is a great option!

11. fujifilm instax instant smart phone printer – i need one of these and so does my mom! she is always complaining about not being able to print her photos of the kids, this would solve that problem in a super fun and charming way!

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sunday best with #oldnavy

April 20, 2015

these two looks have to be one of my favorites as of late on alexa and hayden. alexa is wearing a textured dot dress in white from old navy. i love how it looks like a top and a skirt but its actually a bodice with crochet along the trim. she gets so many compliments on it–and mostly from my girlfriends asking where they can get the same dress! alexa loves it because there are no buttons or zippers, it just slips over the top of her head.

hayden’s look makes me swoon. i mean, how handsome is a little boy in a tie?! don’t worry, its a little clip–on so its super easy. hayden wasn’t so stoked about wearing a tie until he saw the bicycles on it and that quickly made him change his mind. i also love the way lavender looks on a boy, its so chic. (the shirt and tie come together as a set) i paired the shirt and tie with light beige twill shorts. Continue Reading…

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meet, remodo!

April 6, 2015

remember when those “room in a box” kits your parents got you when you went off to college? i do! i have always loved getting new bedding and pillows–it a problem actually! i have missed that sort of novel simplicity in home decor. it’s funny, i kind of have that concept in other ways… like blue apron for example–i don’t have to think! all the blue apron ingredients and recipes come in a box and all i have to do is prep and cook! its just one less thing i have to worry about during the week! (BTW, if anyone from blue apron reads my blog i would like to request the same service for making kids lunches–ughhhh–so so hard to be creative!) anyway… when i was introduced to the ladies behind remodo i immediately was like–yes! they understand. Continue Reading…


monday must have: dl1961 jeans

April 6, 2015

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i haven’t done a “monday must haves” in a while, but this ones was worth the wait. i will confess, i didn’t really achieve the mini photo shoot i was hoping for here (two back to back kids birthday parties and a pretty killer head cold being the main culprits), but i had to share none the less because i am in love with my new jeans… and the kids love theirs too… Continue Reading…

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soccer, bikes… and the winter blues

April 2, 2015

why is it still cold outside? why do we have to wear our jackets? i’m pretty sure the kids ask these two questions every single day–especially alexa. we have all had enough with our nyc winter, but i feel the worst for the kids. its too cold to play outside and when you live in apartments that starts to get old–really old. a couple weekends ago–when it wasn’t below 30 degrees out–nate took the kids out to the park for a bike ride and some soccer. i opted to stay indoors, but he took some pretty adorable photos of the kids… Continue Reading…

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a chat with OKREAL

March 25, 2015

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i’ve been totally behind on blogging… life has been a bit crazy in the past couple weeks and i’ve been struggling catching up. i have a list of at least 10 posts that i am behind on. i had to share this piece from a really inspiring site called ok real. the site profiles women in all stages of their life–their values and what drives them. the founder, amy woodside, has gathered up profiles on so many inspiring women and i love how she brings out a real side… not your average interview, but something real. i feel honored to have been featured among the other woman, but more importantly, i am thankful that amy met with me and asked me the type of questions that pulled together such an honest feature that i am proud of. Continue Reading…

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studio style sessions, part 3

March 20, 2015

love this last post from our studio series… its so fun when we get the opportunity to take the kids to the studio and take a lot of great photos. we are so grateful for nate’s studios for so many reasons… this is a little one that happens to mean a lot.

of all the outfits alexa wore for this series, this was her favorite… probably because she picked out her shoes and became obsessed with them.  Continue Reading…