Olivia is Four!

Oh sweet bean, we cannot believe you are four years old today. Our sweet Christmas Eve baby. The old adage certainly rings true about the days being long and the years flying by. Feeling your squishy body for the first time, touching your hands and staring at those baby blues feels like yesterday. Some nights …

Our Holiday Traditions

Our holiday traditions kick off with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, watched in our matching jammies while we haul out the Christmas decorations and prepare our assigned dish for Thanksgiving Dinner. This time of year is beyond magical, our first born arrived Christmas Eve and I will forever relive the sparkle of the holidays through …

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 …