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Follow the adventures of a career girl turned stay-at-home mom of two girls. Because motherhood is a little bit of everything! Plus, must haves and cool finds!
Life Is Short
2018-08-29 02:30
It's a cliché we hear all too often and usually under casual circumstances. "Life is short. Eat dessert first." It's fun and playful to say. We don't really think about how short li… Read More
4 Important Life Milestones
2018-08-23 15:55
photo viaWhen I look back on the past 17 years, there are definitely milestones and goals that my husband and I worked towards and achieved in our years together. They may not happen for eve… Read More
5 Tips For Loving Your Workouts
2018-08-20 19:19
It's been 18 months since I made the commitment to get into a regular a fitness routine. When I turned 49, I became hyper aware of my midlife status and rather than dread getting older, I… Read More
How To Update A Room On A Budget
2018-08-16 15:22
photo via Decorating your home is a never ending process. As home interior styles and trends change, I have a tendency to want to follow them, which can get expensive. Since I don't always… Read More
My Favorite Beauty Products For Rosacea
2018-08-08 16:25
Lately, I've been getting a lot of compliments on my skin...which makes me very happy. I have struggled with controlling my rosacea which I've had for a little over 15 years. My dermatolog… Read More
Loving Lately: Wrap Dresses
2018-08-07 11:30
featured:1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Diane Von Furstenberg invented the wrap dress in 1974. For over 40 years this iconic dress has been a solid wardrobe staple for generations of women… Read More
4 Reasons Your Dog Has Lost His Appetite
2018-07-31 14:17
photo viaDogs love to eat! In fact, they will eat almost anything, whether it’s good for them or not. So it's only natural that we become alarmed when our dogs abruptly stop eating… Read More
2018-07-24 00:09
In the summer months, you'll rarely find me drinking a cocktail that's something other than rosé or sparkling rosé. It's just so refreshing and hits the spot on a warm, sunny… Read More
Clothing Hacks To Save You Time And Money
2018-05-20 14:19
photo viaWardrobes are not just built on clothes, but on financial investments. As I've gotten older, I've realized that when it comes to fashion and style, quality reigns supreme over quant… Read More
Last Minute Gifts For Mother's Day
2018-05-08 19:30
featured:necklace | pineapple candle | rollerball perfume | earrings | moviepass | peony bouquet | pajamas | scalloped tote | fitbit With less than a week to go until Mother's Day, it's off… Read More
4 Ways To Manage Pet Odors
2018-05-07 20:13
This post is sponsored by The Libman Company, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. Pets. We love them as if they were our children, but we could definitely do without t… Read More
Tips For Making Your Home More Eco-Friendly
2018-05-07 19:11
As our knowledge on the topic of global warming grows, more and more people are turning their attention to eco-friendly living. It couldn't be more timely. With proof surfacing each day of… Read More
3 Ways To Wear Stripes
2018-05-05 15:10
I love stripes! I live in stripes. Take one scroll through my Instagram, and you'll see plenty of stripes. I am never at a loss for ways to wear stripes, but many readers have asked me for w… Read More
7 Reasons To Refinance Your Mortgage
2018-05-02 13:19
photo via For many homeowners, refinancing is a chance for a clean slate and helps to make monthly mortgage payments much more manageable. It can suit pretty much everyone and c… Read More
Here Comes The Sun
2018-04-30 10:00
featured:faux wrap top | ribbon trim shorts | tassel earrings | circle bag | cold-shoulder dress | striped sweater | slide sandals  Yellow is such a fun, happy color. It embodies sunsh… Read More
How To Plan The Perfect Nursery
2018-04-27 02:38
photo viaOne of the most exciting aspects of planning for the arrival of a new baby is designing the nursery. As the Hubs and I prepare for our oldest's 16th birthday, we are reminded of… Read More
Think Pink!
2018-04-02 11:00
I'll be the first to admit that I get stuck in color ruts when it comes to what I wear. I tend to lean towards navy, beige, black, and gray. Lately I've been making an effort to inject mor… Read More
My Favorite Post-Workout Snacks
2018-03-27 02:11
After working out consistently (4-5 times per week) for over a year now, I've developed a post-workout routine which consists of eating a healthy snack that aids in the recovery process. I… Read More
Currently Craving: Camo
2018-03-20 22:14
If there's one rule in fashion that constantly rings true it's that what comes around goes around. A few years ago I bought a pair of camouflage pants at Urban Outfitters. When they became… Read More
10 Ways To Keep Your Dog Happy And Healthy
2018-03-16 16:39
photo viaI talk a lot about cats around here, but that doesn't mean I don't have a tiny smidgen of dog person in me. We humans are complicated creatures. By comparison, dogs are a walk in th… Read More
Trendspotting: Lavender
2018-03-10 02:46
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 If purple is your color, you'll be thrilled to know that Pantone's Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet. If you need a modern update t… Read More
Easy At-Home Coffee Dates With Friends
2018-03-08 20:56
Life is busy. Between jobs and families, there is often little time for anything else. But I've learned over the years that if you want something to happen, you need to make it happen. O… Read More
6 Easy Ways To De-Stress Your Family
2018-03-08 18:49
photo viaWe all have stressors in our lives. It's always beneficial to evaluate what's causing you stress and to do a little de-stressing from time to time. If you find that you’re… Read More
5 DIY Tips To Upgrade Your Bedroom
2018-03-08 17:01
photo viaWe don't always have the budget to renovate a room to its fullest, but money isn't all you need to upgrade a room and give it new life. These 5 DIY tips are sure to turn your bedroo… Read More
How I Am Getting A Better Night's Sleep
2018-03-05 20:11
I've never been a good sleeper. Sleep has always been one of those things that has fallen low on my priority list. It's not that I don't think sleep is important or beneficial. It's just t… Read More
Tips For Living Comfortably On One Income
2018-02-27 01:50
Sometimes making the decision to be a one-income family is yours, and other times it's made for you. When you make the decision for yourself, it can be a long and hard one as to what works… Read More
2018-01-26 20:08
Valentine's Day is quickly approaching. While the Hubs and I do not exchange gifts (we never have), I always like to treat myself to something fun. Whether it's a pampering session at a loca… Read More
2018-01-25 00:07
Show me a cutting edge boot that's stylish and practical, and I'm all about it! And if it's unique like snakeskin print, I love it even more. I love the look of snakeskin but not the price t… Read More
2018-01-16 15:00
photo via So you’ve got the spouse of your dreams. Your kids are little angels and will (hopefully) remain that way for the rest of their lives. You’ve got your house, your car… Read More
2018-01-13 17:13
This shopper has been compensated by SheSpeaks, Inc., The Coca-Cola Company and Mondelez International group. All opinions are mine alone. Game time is a big deal in our house. We love ho… Read More
2018-01-11 02:25
If you are thinking of getting a dog for your family, you will have probably already narrowed down your choice to just a handful of breeds. But are you sure that your shortlist will… Read More
2018-01-08 15:13
photo via As a species, humans were not created to be in the air. We were not blessed with sleek wings that help us to soar through the open skies, and yet we get on a giant met… Read More
2018-01-06 03:41
Every New Year's Eve celebration we host always includes a little bubbly. I mean, it wouldn't be NYE without some sparkling wine. My go to is Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore. This year… Read More
2018-01-06 03:40
Recently lunch has been my biggest meal of the day. To get the most bang for my buck, I've been trying to focus on protein-rich lunches that will keep me full until dinner. Here are the 5 l… Read More
2018-01-02 22:28
The winter cold has finally set in here in the northeast, and it is not nice. With daytime temperatures barely reaching 30 degrees Fahrenheit, dressing warmly is a must. But how do you… Read More
2017-12-31 16:52
I made countless purchases this year, but only a few stood out. Here's a short list of my best purchases of 2017. 1. A ThirdLove Bra - I've never been one to splurge on undergarments. To… Read More
2017-12-27 18:09
Another year down, and another chance to reflect. 2017 was filled with highs and lows. There were plenty of good times and bad, but as always the good far outweigh the bad. As I was recently… Read More
How I Stay Healthy During The Holidays
2017-12-12 23:20
The holidays are a time filled with joyous occasions such as parties, elaborate dinners, festive gatherings, and more. During this time, it's easy to go overboard on food and cocktails as… Read More
Gift Guide: For The Cats
2017-12-11 22:14
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 It wouldn't be Christmas without spoiling my cats with a few fun, feline-friendly gifts. I've rounded up a few of my favorites in today's featured holiday gift… Read More
Gift Guide: For The Francophile
2017-12-06 02:16
Sweatshirt | Paris City Map | T-Shirt | Cocktail Napkins | Phone Case | Passport Cover | Trinket Dish | Slippers | Tote | Kitchen Towel I have a soft spot for anything French-themed. Of all… Read More
Captiva And Naples Recap
2017-12-04 19:58
I wanted to do a little recap of our trip to Florida last month. I love our annual trip to Captiva, and over the past few years we've built on to the beginning of it and expanded on the ta… Read More
Playing Favorites
2017-12-01 12:07
Playing Favorites is a monthly series where I share my latest obsessions, favorite finds, and any kind of entertainment (books, movies, TV, podcasts, and magazines) that I am loving. Here's… Read More
Currently Craving: Plaid
2017-11-29 18:17
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 There's something about the holiday season that makes me want to surround myself in plaid. From clothing and accessories to household items like mugs… Read More
Gift Guide: Harper's Wish List
2017-11-28 11:00
Sweatshirt | Vans Sneakers | Fairly Lights | Bath Bombs | Desktop Computer | Book  Every year since they were able to write, my daughters have put together Christmas lists. They've bee… Read More
Ways To Give Back On #GivingTuesday
2017-11-27 15:28
Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a day dedicated to giving back to make a positive impact in our communities and our world. Since 2014, we have been supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Res… Read More
Nordstrom Black Friday Sale
2017-11-26 18:39
Nordstrom is infamous for its epic sales. From the half-yearly to the anniversary sale, Nordstrom offers some of the best markdowns in the retail industry. I'm happy to report that the Nor… Read More
Gift Guide: Rosé All Day
2017-11-23 02:10
I have to say that this is probably my favorite gift guide I've ever created! Gift guides aren't a favorite amongst bloggers. They are time consuming and you never know what the return on yo… Read More
How I Accidentally Became A Vegetarian
2017-11-06 11:00
Sometimes things happen, and you never realize it has happened until someone brings it to your attention. A few months ago while out to dinner with The Hubs, I was poring over the menu whe… Read More
Summer Must Read: The Breakdown
2017-07-22 19:27
This is an advertisement for SheSpeaks/St. Martin's Press. A few weeks ago, I posted my summer reading list. The first book on my list was The Breakdown by B.A. Paris. Last summer I read B… Read More
Friday Fresh Picks: Fab Finds Under $50
2017-07-22 19:26
I'm not ready to buy sweaters, coats, and boots just yet. Especially not when there are some epic sales on summer merchandise going on. In this week's Friday Fresh Picks, I've rounded up 11… Read More
Five Ways To Have A More Productive Day
2017-07-22 19:25
We are always wishing for more hours in a day. With busy lives that are full of juggling and stretching ourselves in many directions, it’s hard to accomplish everything in… Read More
3 Tips For Moving Into A New Home
2017-07-20 16:09
photo viaMoving is a monumental task. There are so many complex things to consider such as location, price and commute distance to take into account when you’re going to be moving… Read More
Sporty Gift Ideas For Sporty Kids
2017-07-20 15:52
photo via There are all kinds of gifts out there that for the sports lovers and sports players in your kid's life. They’re bound to love just about anything that's sports-related. Her… Read More
How I Make The Most Of My Kitchen Space
2017-07-18 14:56
photo viaI don't have a sprawling kitchen. At the same time, it's not a small, cramped space either. But there are definitely times when I feel I could use some additional space whether it's… Read More
Fun Outdoor Summer Party Ideas For Kids
2017-07-17 03:20
photo via Everybody loves a good summer party, and if your child is lucky enough to be born in the summer, you havw the ideal situation for an outdoor party. Although intended to… Read More
Ways To Make Your Family Happier At Home
2017-07-07 12:59
photo via For whatever reason, sometimes a family home stops feeling like a warm and inviting place. Your family loves one another, of course, but the home itself doesn’t feel… Read More
5 Ways To Make Guests Feel At Home
2017-07-07 12:24
Whether you live close to a resort town or not, you are likely to have house guests at some point. Because we live at the Jersey Shore, our home is a popular weekend destination for frie… Read More
Finding Time To Exercise With A Baby
2017-07-05 14:24
photo viaHaving a baby eliminates a lot of your free time. When those golden moments of leisure time do happen, few of us will spend this time exercising. After all looking after the lit… Read More
2017-07-04 16:53
photo via Summertime can be a difficult time to shed those last few pounds you've been holding on to. More entertaining generally means more temptation, and for most of us, it's a losing ba… Read More
How To Childproof Your Kitchen
2017-07-04 16:07
photo via Kitchen injuries are some of the most common household injuries. They are also the most preventable. No parent wants to take their child to the hospital because they’ve… Read More
Fun And Festive Fourth Of July Cocktails
2017-07-03 04:16
For any holiday, I like to serve a signature cocktail. It puts a festive, fun and customized touch on the celebration. For the Fourth of July, the possibilities are endless. There's so much… Read More
How To Beat The Heat This Summer
2017-07-03 03:28
Summer got off to a slow start, but now that it's July, the temperatures are rising. I love summer, and the hotter the better. But not everyone feels the way I do. Chances are that you love… Read More
How To Simplify Your Workouts
2017-06-29 13:46
photo via When you’ve got a fitness goal to work towards, you usually want to make sure that everything you are doing works in favor of that goal. You might have a short-term g… Read More
Should You Hire An Interior Designer?
2017-06-29 12:33
photo via So you've decided that your home could use a makeover . Maybe you want to convert one room into something else, or you simply want to try out a new design because… Read More
Flaky Cod With Tapenade
2017-06-27 14:40
photo via Summer conjures up many wonderful feelings and associations with foods, from the spicy warmth of Jamaican jerk chicken (with delicious rice and peas) or a simple cone of v… Read More
How To Reach Out To A Friend In Need
2017-06-26 14:34
photo viaWe all know how hard it can be in the tough times, to reach out to those around us and ask for help. Sometimes one of the most difficult things in life can be just admitting… Read More
The Trick To Having A Memorable Vacation
2017-06-26 01:21
Vacations can provide memories that remain with us for our entire lives. Years later you can find yourself discussing a particular vacation memory that is cherished by everyone who was the… Read More
How To Bond With Your Parents As An Adult
2017-06-25 12:43
photo via Relationships evolve as we get older, which sometimes means we grow apart from the people we knew as children. However, there are a couple of people who will always be in… Read More
Healthy Eating Hacks That Work
2017-06-23 12:29
photo via We all know the importance of a healthy diet, but it can be difficult to resist the temptations and convenience that modern society offers. If you love your food, it can f… Read More

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