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Monthly Archives for August 2015


We’re reaching the end of summer and I¬†recently realized there are a number of items I didn’t wear nearly as much as I had hoped to. I blame the baby for my uniform of t-shirts and denim shorts that consumed my summer, but I can still look put together every now and then! I first […]

Back To School

It’s that time of year where all of the babes head back to school. My son Jack will be starting 1st grade next week and Madelyn will be heading to two-day preschool the following week. It’s also that time of year where I realize my son shot up a few inches over summer and my […]

Cheesy Chicken Broccoli and Quinoa

You know those go-to meals that you turn to regularly? The ones your whole family loves and can be made in one pan fairly quickly? This is one that quickly became just that for our household. No joke we have made it once every week for the past month and no one has tired of […]

Neutral Peplum

I love this outfit. Soft pastels, feminine details and whites that managed to remain spotless with three children! I’m still working on the last of the baby weight, but was thrilled when I (comfortably) got back into these pants over the weekend. I was searching for a top to pair them with and found this […]

Life Lately

Happy Friday, all! It’s hard to believe we’ll be heading into the last full week of August next week (and the last week before school begins for our household)! I can’t decide if summer has flown by or if it’s felt like forever. One thing is for sure though, it’s been hectic! I’m thrilled that […]

Mediterranean Orzo Salad

With the end of summer closing in on us, one thing I’m not looking forward to is the end of grilling season! So in the meantime we’ll be cramming in all the burgers and grilled chicken that we can! I recently made a lemon chicken and knew this Mediterranean Orzo Salad would pair perfectly with […]

Keeping it Casual

Hope you all had a great weekend! We had some great friends visiting from out of town that we don’t get to see nearly enough. We kept ourselves quite busy despite the heat wave that seems to be passing by. Just as I was starting to get excited for fall I can’t see much below […]

A Little Fringe

Fringe has really been making a statement lately and although I haven’t added any to my closet just yet, I’m totally on board. Here are two ways I’d love to add the trend into my outfits. Both are great transitions for fall. Yes, I mix greys and browns, I actually really like the combo. And […]

Front Door

One of my favorite projects that my husband and I have tackled since moving into our home is updating¬†our front door. I wanted our entrance to feel friendly and welcoming both to our guests and to our neighborhood. I turned to my Pinterest board and knew almost right away what color I wanted to use, […]

Timeless Threads

JCrew has been one of my favorite stores for years. Actually decades at this point, but that makes me feel really old! I remember flipping through the new catalogs when I was in high school (pre-internet shopping days) and getting to choose a sweater, maybe two if I was lucky, that my mom would order […]

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