Birthday Wishlist

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January is typically not anyone’s favorite month. Everyone is coming off the holiday highs and Spring is still in the distant future. January birthday babies are probably the only exception to this feeling. Every year, I remind myself that my birthday follows shortly after New Year’s and the fun doesn’t end. When family members ask what I would like for my birthday, I never know the answer. My wants range from “of the moment” needs to things that are super expensive (a girl can dream). Nowadays, I think more carefully since a gift needs some practicality or it will be left unused. So I curated a small set of favorites that meet both function and luxury. Continue reading “Birthday Wishlist”

My Current Obsessions

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Life has certainly become busier these past few months.  Between work and taking care of baby, it can be a challenge to find time for myself.  Thankfully, I have discovered, and become reliant upon, a few essential products that help me keep it all together…and they are all under $50! Continue reading “My Current Obsessions”

Product Love: C. O. Bigelow Hand Wash

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My love for Rose’s Luxury led me to another product love. While using their washroom, I discovered the most delicious hand soap and immediately had to get some for my guest bathroom. I know, who would get excited about hand soap? Continue reading “Product Love: C. O. Bigelow Hand Wash”

Baby Brands I Love

SEE LARK! | Baby Brands I Love Lately, I have been channeling my shopping skillz towards things for Baby A.  It’s been fun searching for things that are a little less traditional. Over the past few months, I have developed quite a loyalty to a few brands that emulate my love for all things modern, edgy, and/or quirky. If you are expecting or searching for that perfect gift for someone who has little ones, here’s a few items to consider. Continue reading “Baby Brands I Love”

High Low Tunic

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Summer is just around the corner and that means swimsuit season.  A swimsuit wouldn’t be complete without a cute cover-up.  A tunic is a great option and I have always lusted over the style and color choices that Lemlem has to offer.  However, I don’t love the price, especially something that is going to face water and sand.  That’s why I am all for the Old Navy tunic.  It has the same shape and feel for only $18.  Surf’s up!

The Benefits of Shopper’s Block

SEE LARK! | The Benefits of Shopper's Block I made an interesting observation last week.  While perusing Shop Bop during their Friends and Family event, I couldn’t find one thing that I wanted to buy.  Not. One. Thing. (Don’t you love how writing one word with a period is a thing now?)  The sales are compelling but I can’t seem to justify the spend.  Thoughts like “I already own a black jersey dress” or “I have red pumps, do I really need a second pair?” kept popping into my head.  Then I made another realization, I hadn’t bought any new clothes for myself in over a month.  Could I have possibly already owned “everything”? I was a little sad since I consider online shopping a sport. However, other than saving money, there are major benefits to a bout of Shopper’s Block.  Here’s five of them. Continue reading “The Benefits of Shopper’s Block”

Eat. Shop. Do.

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I survived my first two weeks back to work.  It’s been tough since I miss A dearly plus hubby’s work requires multiple days away from home at a time.  Therefore, in the evenings I am a “single” mom trying to spend time with A and put him to bed (and getting him to STAY asleep), clean and prep for the next day, and somehow find time for me to eat. At first, I just wanted to feel sorry for myself.  But I realized I needed to look at it as a huge accomplishment and shout from the rooftops “We survived the week without incident!”  Each day, my respect for mothers and parents in general increases exponentially.  Fortunately, the family unit comes back together for the weekend and rumor has it, sunny warmer weather is too. Continue reading “Eat. Shop. Do.”

High Low Sun Shade

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With the change in weather (although Mother Nature was not kind to us this weekend) comes spending time outdoors. We have a third floor patio that has been neglected in the past and I would like to use the space more often this year. The house has a modern aesthetic with very little shade from the sun. I have been in love with this Design Within Reach mid-century sunshade for years but could not justify the $1500+ price tag. I was therefore elated to see CB2 offer a very similar design for $349. This is a no-brainer decision!

Eye On Etsy

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This edition of Eye on Etsy is a bit all over the map – in a good way.  I have my eye on pants for A to a cool moto jacket art print.  While we are at it, lets talk about this “vintage text message” note card.  Totally adorable!  What catches your eye? Continue reading “Eye On Etsy”

Escaping Winter

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This past weekend we had more snow. Add to that some sleet and rain and it would make anyone cry ‘uncle’.  We booked our first family mini-vacation to South Florida and I couldn’t be more excited to get away from the cold.  Granted it won’t be a scorcher, but should be warm enough to get some rays by a pool.  Here’s what I have in mind for me and A.  Any of you also planning a retreat from the cold?   Continue reading “Escaping Winter”