Gift Guide 2018 Hostess

Like Oprah, I take pride in gift giving. It isn’t so much the tangible item, but how I feel when I think about the person or how much I hope they love the thought and care that went into it. A hostess gift can range from your bestie or spouse’s boss so needs to be …

Gift Guide 2018 Women

Girls: we are tough, we have our go-to cosmetic products, love our current shampoo, are super picky on the size of hoop earrings we want and a closet stocked with clothes (yet we never have anything to wear!). This list represents weird little things that maybe we wouldn’t buy for ourselves but can perk up …

Gift Guide Men 2018

Thanksgiving is tomorrow which means the ultimate shopping day is just TWO days away. We have a tradition that lasts as long as I can remember, wake up at the ass crack of dawn, drive downtown to Marshall Field’s to get a special ornament. Since Marshall Field’s no longer exists and my mom and sis …

What I am Thankful for This Year

Gratitude is an interesting thing; it has a way of making you feel guilty for not giving it/showing it as often as you think you need to. Sounds cynical, probably, however, it’s also something that takes real effort to instill and practice on a daily basis. I have struggled with not what gratitude means to …

Holiday Cards with Basic Invite

The Holidays are my most favorite time of year. Never one to procrastinate, I have my list of what needs to get done in advance so I can soak in the magic and be present. On that to-do list is order Christmas Cards. I take great pleasure in the experience of picking out my perfect …

This is 35

I turn 35 today. I guess that’s a bigish milestone? I remember the surprise party Jon, my sister, friend Ana and mom threw me for my 30th like it was yesterday. Hollywood game night theme with pink and gold glitter decor and candles everywhere. Nearest and dearest in attendance. Honestly perfect. SO much has changed …

Baby No. 3 on the Way!

Our initial reaction when we found out we were pregnant again was Holy Shit. That seems to be par for the course since that was our reaction with Olivia and Grayson. Verbatim. We want three children, but I thought I would at least have the summer to enjoy (er booze it up) before we got …