Friday, November 27, 2015

Friday AFTER Thanksgiving

You know what that means... 

w i s h  l i s t

s a l e s

ANTHRO - 25% off Black Friday with code: SHOPTOIT. Valid 11/27-11/30.

ANINE BING - 60% off sitewide ( Valid 11/25-11/30.

GAP - 50% to 70% off everything. Valid 11/23-11/30. (restrictions apply)

KATE SPADE - up to 70% off. Valid 11/24 - 11/28

LOFT - 40% off everything with code BF40. Valid 11/27.

MACYS - 20 % off sale with code THANKS + free shipping at $50. Valid 11/25-11/28. Free People & Lucky!

MADEWELL - 25% off your entire purchase with code: CALMDOWN. Valid now through 11/29

NORDSTROM - up to 50% off + free shipping. Valid 11/26-11/27. Um, Cupcakes & Cashmere line!?

OLD NAVY - up to 60% off select styles. Valid 11/26-11/27.

REBECCA MINKOFF - 25% off every order + select styles up to 70% off. Valid 11/25 - 11/29.

SAM EDELMAN - 30% off sitewide with code SAMSGIVING. Valid 11/27. 

SINCERELY JULES - 50% select styles! Valid 11/24-11/29.

TOPSHOP - 30% off your entire purchase. Valid 11/26-11/27.

WANDER LUST & CO - 30% off sitewide with code: FRIDAY30. Valid 11/24-12/4. 

WEST ELM - 10% to 25% off based off spend with code: MOREISMORE. Valid Now through 11/27.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


The table(s) are set and we're so excited to have (almost) everyone over today.

Christmas tunes are playing, holiday candles are lit and a turkey is roasting in the oven.

Today, and everyday, I whole heartedly give thanks. 

Have a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday, folks.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

One Lantern - Three Ways + Giveaway

I'm a sucker for crafting my own holiday decor...
I mix and match, wrap, tie, switch out. I call it "tinkering."
I'm into e v e r y t h i n g - making it festive and fun.
Tis the season, am I right?!

Same thing when it comes to gifting - I want it to be unique, special and personal.

When I saw this lantern at Hallmark I just HAD to have it.
The laser cut snow-flakes, subtle gold tones and white distressed wood goes perfectly in our home.
I thought of so many cool ways to display it, use it and possibly even gift it.

Here's how I worked this lantern into a beautiful outdoor center piece, a botanical vase and a perfect holiday gift idea: 

So I think I'll keep the lantern outside for now.
It's going to set the mood and tone for so many magical nights out there. Good conversation, tasty beverages and countless memories. That's what the real message is right, collect moments not things?

But because it's the season for giving, I'll giveaway that cute little mason jar!

Enter to win this plastic mason jar filled with lotion, body wash and a loofa: 
  • Visit Hallmark's site and find another holiday item you'd love 
  • Leave a comment below with your pick and what you love most about the holidays
  • Winner picked at random and announced Dec 10th - good luck! 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Seeing Double

I wore this dress last year for Thanksgiving...
Caveat I was super de-duper pregnant.

It's still has a little bit of give in the middle, perfect for a feast ;)

Crazy it's been a year!

Gap dress | Gap flats | Tory Burch Sunglasses

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Weekend Wants

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hanging On

These pants rarely make an appearance. 
They were a total splurge one crazy day in NYC. Thank you, Free People. 
But I think I'll hang on to them for awhile, especially since the weather is being so... warm. 

Happy weekend, all!

Gap sweater | Free People jeans | Juicy c/o Kohls slip ons 

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Life Lately

| Linus Bikes posted my photo! #happycamper |

| these photos melt my heart |

| he does this head butt thing. it's kinda adorable |

| Going to be big and strong like his daddy one day! |

| play date with Kohen! |

| having a kid, brings out the kid in me |


Growing up I don't necessarily remember what brands I wore.
I mean yeah in middle school and high school when Abercrombie was it.

But like grade school.... only a few come to mind.
I remember picking up some Jerry Rice Nike's at the Nike Store in San Francisco one day.
The 8 story building covered in super cool gear - I was in little athlete heaven.

Even before that though the one brand that I clearly remember would be Keds.
My sweet grandma would buy me a pair every year. And it was typically around Easter time.
I have a vivid memory of wearing these white ones with hearts and clovers around the ankle a day or two before I was supposed to.... and I scuffed my toe on the porch stairs. My heart sank.
My new (need to be perfect white Keds for Easter) had a dark brown spot. I tried so hard to get it out, but with no prevail. Of course my grandma didn't care, but I did.

Even though I remember "ruining" my pristine white Keds, it does still remind me of my childhood, the smell of eucalyptus in Santa Cruz in the Spring and my grandparent's golf course home that I would purchase now in a New York minute.

Needless to say I think I'll always buy Keds - the patterns are fun, they are crazy comfortable and the memories are still so sweet.

Old Navy cardigan | UO tank | AE jeans | Keds for Madewell | c/o Jorde Watch

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Motherly Musings

Photo: Alli Schiller 

As much as you might miss the itty bitty babe, this little tiny human with a personality will continuously melt your heart.
Holy teeth! They change their appearance so much, but it's so great when they can start feeding themselves. I know this kid will eat us out of house of home one day.
To burst with pride when strangers, even friends, mention how advanced and smart your little is.
When you see your babe with another babe their age - it's so stinkin' cute.
To be adamant when you document their firsts - first bike ride, first ice cream cone... you know the real firsts. Ps. we use an app Baby Connect for all things Hudson.
It's okay to not conform to to a regular routine - he goes where we go, when we go.
When you get on your phone but get side tracked and look at baby photos for 15 mins.
To not just watch, but to participate and encourage his inquisitive, independent self. "You can do it! Big walker!" #bepresent
Actually talk to your 10 month old like he's an adult and expect others to do the same - no baby talk, please.
When you buy baby goldfish for your tot and well, you both casually eat them when you're out.
Baby belly laughs are the best medicine.
To start planning your babe's first birthday two months out - granted he's a New Year's Day baby and well, as much as I'd like to make it a "simple" thing, the mom in me wants it to be  p e r f e c t.
With the holidays fast approaching you're constantly thinking about all the things you can get your babe (hello, FIRST Christmas), but to also be practical - how can you give to other children*

And isn't this photo amazing? My big guy and I got tons of photos from this mere little hour that I will cherish all my life. And I'll be sharing those soon. 

*Nick and I did a Kmart trip a few years back and loaded up a bunch of toys and donated them. I think we'll do the same thing, but also go through toys Hudson has outgrown and give them away. Being a mom, you almost have this insatiable urge to help other children and the holidays are a perfect time to do so.