Friday, February 5, 2016

Oh Baby!

Hello loves. If you follow me on social media, you may already know that we are expecting baby #2 in May! I am 24 weeks, and also excited to share that It's a BOY!
Chloe is going to be 3 1/2 when baby boy is born, which I think is a great age. She is going to be mama's little helper and the best big sister! A lot has changed in the "baby industry" since I had Chloe. There are so many new products and information out there, and I am excited to share my journey with all of you!


So excited to renovate our guest room into baby G's new nursery! We are designing everything around this painting...which was my dad's. When we went to have it re-framed, we noticed on the back that my dad had signed "Ralph A." It was like his own little gift to baby and us, from heaven. 

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Dinner and a Snow Storm

After watching this mornings predictions of snow this weekend, one of the first things that went through my mind was "Hmm...what am I going to make?" I always come back to my trusty blog here to look for past recipes for inspiration. I know I was looking for something warm, full of flavor, and hearty. I found Braised Beef with Rigatoni and Braised Beef Stew. Both are delicious, but I am leaning towards the latter.



Returning here to my blog today, has me realizing how much I miss it. Blogging is SO different from the days when I started. This little blog of mine is so dear to my heart. It is where I shared some of my most incredible life events and where I gained friendships and inspirations from other bloggers and my readers. I love coming back to this space, its like having a cocktail with an old friend.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Favorite Winter Look

I don't know anyone that does not look good in blush...I love love love this cold weather look!



Sweater: Zara




Monday, November 2, 2015

Halloween Happenings & Happy November

Hi Lovies! I hope everyone had a happy and safe Halloween! I'm not going to lie, I find Halloween to be kind of stressful. Thinking about what "to be" then going on the search to find out how to make it come to life, the prep, the parties... I don't know, it was never really "my thing." Now as a mom, I find much more pleasure in watching Chloe enjoy it, than me trying to figure out what to dress up as. Trick or treating at 5 and home by 7, I love that! This year Chloe was Cinderella, because she requested to be a "Blue Princess." I wore a gorgeous white black and gold masquerade mask and a simple black turtle neck. Chloe loved my mask so much that she wanted to ditch her blue princess dress and wear my costume! NOw that I have this masquerade mask, want to host a masquerade ball so I can wear it again! Maybe New Year's Eve??




My masquerade mask is from VIVO Masks


I can't believe it's November already! This past weekend we took a scenic drive up in the mountains in New Jersey. It's crazy how much pf this state is still well preserved and serene. It made us want to move back up north *wink*



Monday, July 6, 2015

DIY Pearl Sunglass Strap


This is probably the coolest DIY project ever. My favorite DIY and travel blogger, Geneva Vanderzeil posted this awhile back, and I have it saved on my computer for a "rainy day project" (which will probably never happen with a toddler). Check out the "how to" at a Pair and a Spare.


Friday, July 3, 2015

Have a Great {Long} Holiday Weekend!


What is everyone's plans for the holiday weekend? We will be spending ours relaxing on the boat, BBQ's, and fireworks. We also have to pack and get ready for our European adventure! Hope everyone has a fabulous 4th!


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Little White {Vacation} Dress

Everyone needs a "go-to" little white sundress. They are the perfect piece to bring with you on vacation. You can wear them during the day while you are exploring new places; and wear them at night out to dinner. They are great for layering if the weather suddenly changes, and they look great with sun-kissed skin!



"The Inspiration"












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