Mar 27, 2015

Master Bedroom Situation

Happy Friday ladies!  Today I need to pick all of your amazing, creative, beautiful minds!  I'm trying to get our master bedroom completely finished, tied together, donezo but I am sort of blanking.  It's one of the last rooms we have done anything with, and finally getting a new bed sort of motivated me to get it done.  It's where we sleep (all of us, literally) so I feel like it should be totally put together.

Here is what we are working with so far:




Here are my thoughts/options:

- hang art over the headboard 
- hang pictures over each nightstand (I already have these ready)
- sconces

What do I do?!?!

I also am on the hunt for new nightstands, preferably ones that have storage, and a rug.  Maybe this nightstand, or this one or do you have one similar?  

All I know is that this rug needs to be in my house somewhere STAT!

Do I keep the yellow pillows here?  Is the bedroom the one room where a pop of color just doesn't need to happen?  

Since I am putting my shameful bedroom all out there, let's turn to the side and look at the window seat.  I LOVE the window seat, but I want to rip the fugliest shades in the world down, and I just don't know what to do there!

Do I stick with a simple white honeycomb shade?  How do I style this shelf?

I can't let you see the rest because THE SHAME IS REAL people.  Why am I so stuck?  Please leave me all of your advice/tips/suggestions in comments!  


Have a fabulous weekend! I'm off to the "country" with my girlfriends and then working on this room!

xo


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Mar 26, 2015

Lately

Happy Thursday loves!  It's the perfect pre-weekend day to catch up on life and link up with Natalie and Annie!


This weekend, we went to Crystal Springs (a resort in Northern New Jersey) for a food and wine fest.  It was so much fun! I love any reason to dress up and spend adult time with some of my favorite people!  Delicious wines and appetizers from amazing restaurants also don't hurt!  I wore my Bailey44 dress from New Year's Eve and loved it even more than I did then!  My friend Helen did my hair with a wand and I will be spending the rest of my days practicing how to recreate it.
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As much fun as a night away is, coming home to my babies is basically the greatest thing ever.  Especially when they fall asleep on princess sheets, mid-kitty pet.
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I received the most delicious treat from Noni's Toffee the other day.  You guys.  This may have been the best little sweet I have ever eaten.  It took every ounce of willpower for me to not eat the box in an entire sitting.  The best gluten free treat!  They're made in New Hampshire if you're a big New England lover, too!
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I'm so behind on this, but can we discuss these two on St. Patrick's Day?  I love them, despite Greyson's non-love of my incessant picture-taking.
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Avery got her first pair of tie sneakers and I want them for myself.  Maybe in not exactly the same colors... but seriously, if you see these in adult sizes hit me up!
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 I got some sort of ombre, sort of not, blondeish highlights and I LOVE them.  When you find the hair stylist that just gets you and your addiction to blonde, you do all of the happy dances.

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And for your reading pleasure...

30 Ways You Know You're a Mom
My friend Amanda wrote this list and it is hysterical, honest, and so very true.


How to Organize Your Closet
I'm basically just drooling over this closet. It. Is. Everything.


Have a fabulous day babes!

xo


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Mar 25, 2015

Gluten Free Pancakes

Confession:  I'm a sucker for pancakes.  Particularly, the delicious, old-fashioned, rich kind.  Being gluten-free makes most pancake options banana-filled, corn tasting, or super dry.  When I found this recipe, I knew we could make them deliciously gluten free with my beloved Cup4Cup flour.  This makes 5-6 pancakes, depending on the size you like.







I have been making big batches of these for the kids to eat for breakfast throughout the week, and they have been loving them!  This is an easy, delicious recipe!

Have a fabulous day!

xo

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Mar 24, 2015

Shopaholic

You guys.  I am on such an accessories kick lately.  I blame this transitioning time of year that makes me not want to purchase warm weather clothes (it's not warm enough!)  and do anything to make what I do have feel newer and fresher.  Accessories to the rescue!

This J.Crew bracelet would look so fabulous on a tan arm, but is just as fun with anything in your closet!
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I'm drooling over this Ann Taylor bag! I can't believe how luxe it looks for under $100!
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My favorite Spring jacket is back in stock! I have it in tan and LOVE it!  Get it before it sells out!


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And shoes.  ALWAYS shoes.  Especially pink shoes!
















Happy shopping babes!

xo
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Mar 23, 2015

The Elsa Top

Happy Monday babes!  This weekend was deliciously fun! We spent it at the New Jersey Wine and Food Festival with friends and had a blast! More on that later though!  Now, let's talk fashion!  When I purchased my first Elsa top from Lilly Pulitzer a few years ago, I instantly fell in love with the chicness of such a simple top.  It is classic in its styling, easy and comfortable in its shape, and always available in fresh new colors and patterns.  It's a top to invest in (they go on sale a couple of times a year!) and wear for years to come.











Shirt || Lilly Pulitzer Elsa Top
Denim || 7 for all Mankind
Bag || Boulevard
Shoes || Tory Burch
Bracelet || Miansai
Earrings || Majorica







Hope your Monday is fabulous!

xo

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Mar 20, 2015

Breezy Blue

Happy Friday babes!  Today I am sharing one of my favorite dresses!  I got it on a whim last year and have worn it countless times.  It is a little short when I wear it with heels (I'm 5'7) and the wind hasn't stopped blowing in weeks so take that into account.  I love to wear this paired with Jack Rogers during the warmer months - will we ever see them again?! It's supposed to dump inches of snow on us today! Agh, happy first day of Spring!  Either way, this dress is easy, comfortable, washes well and is very versatile!  The perfect little dress!











My little sidekick is always there helping out with photo shoots :)



Dress || Vince
Shoes || Jessica Simpson
Bag || Clare V.
Bracelet ||  David Yurman
Earrings ||  BaubleBar 







Have a FABULOUS weekend!

xo

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Mar 19, 2015

Outtakes

Because it is Thursday, and if you can't laugh at yourself, then who in the world CAN you laugh at?!  Let's call these the best of the worst, shall we?

#notamodel

Instagram-style on the reg

Just keep living, bro.  Leggings aren't pants.

So much stuff, so few hands

Let's look at that jazzy foot positioning...

Our super serious faces

I mean.  WHAT?!

Nailed it.

Nailed it again.

Third time is the charm!

I secretly save any of my pictures that I think are ridiculous in a folder called "Outtake" for obvious reasons.  Sometimes I like to share my ridiculousness with the world, because, like my three year old son, I feel the need to try to be a comedian all the damn time.

Happy almost Friday friends!

xo



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