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Monthly Archives for May 2013

A Momma’s Wardrobe (whether you’re a Momma or not)

I had a request from a close friend of mine to post about dressing post-baby during the summer. I’m not in this position this year, but I have been twice in the past. The summer months can be brutal, and on top of that you’re trying to lose baby weight, haul around a baby (and […]

Some blush and some bling

JCrew Factory blazer, Gap shirt (similar), Lia Sophia necklace (old), LOFT denim (similar), Arturo Chiang shoes (old), vintage clutch (grandma has good taste!), Michelle watch This was an outfit I wore this past weekend on another chilly, windy day. We weren’t even able to take any outdoor shots because my hair was whipping in my […]

Wish-list Wednesday

  1. Anthro skirt  2. JCrew espadrilles  3. S&L tote  4. Tory Burch iphone case  5. Madewell tank  6. JCrew capri I loved receiving your feedback after last week’s wishlist post and I am happy to have inspired some of you. I even heard from my mom how much she liked the ruffled dress. Thanks […]

Simple Studs

Target shirt, AG skinny jeans (similar), Circa by Joan and David shoes, LC Lauren Conrad jacket, Lia Sophia necklace, JCrew bracelet (old), Marc Jacobs watch For whatever reason, I tend to pick out the most expensive items while shopping. Whether it’s for clothing, jewelry or home goods, my mother can attest that whatever I pick […]

Strawberry Yogurt Cake

Yesterday was my daughter Madelyn’s first birthday (sigh). I wanted to make her a special birthday dessert, but the poor thing was in bed before it was finished. Lucky for her I didn’t polish it off in one sitting. Madelyn is a strawberry lover (aren’t we all?), so when I came across this recipe, I […]

Summer has arrived

  Kate Spade sunglasses – Anthropologie top (similar) – Talbots necklace – Michelle Watch – Kate Spade bag – LOFT skirt (similar) – Madewell sandals    Don’t you love it when the weather goes from a chilly 60 degrees to sweltering in the 90’s within a matter of days? I don’t, but I also don’t […]

A Porch is Born

My family and I recently made the move from Hoboken, NJ to State College, PA. City life never allowed for much  any outdoor space of our own. The condo we’re now renting has a small porch that we were more than thrilled to see. I could hardly wait for the weather to warm up so […]

Currently Loving…

  1. Crochet TOMS  2. JCrew scarf 3. iphone case 4. Ruffle dress 5. Mint capri 6. Kate Spade watch   I love keeping an up to date wishlist. Before Pinterest came to be, a few of my friends and I were using wishlistr.com to keep track of items we were currently craving in hopes that a certain someone (honestly, […]

Biker Chic

I love running in to the Gap to exchange something for one of my children only to find myself trying on an adorable jacket that I didn’t even know I needed until I laid eyes upon it, don’t you? What a great twist to the classic jean jacket. I love the three quarter sleeves, the […]

Magic Bars

I am a dessert lover. In fact, I have a sign in my kitchen that reads, “you will have your cake and eat it too”. Enough said. This is a simple recipe that I have made time and time again and people always go crazy over them. You can find the recipe here. I omit […]

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