November 15, 2017

Thanksgiving Looks

Thanksgiving Looks

November 8, 2017


We sure do love fall around here. We made time for a date night, happy hour, pumpkin painting, multiple apple picking trips, stroller walks, cub scout outings, the brewery with friends, and much more so far, and fall is not over yet!

October 30, 2017

Living Room Refresh

Living Room Refresh

Thanks in part to a new baby, and mostly to a rambunctious 6 year old, our relatively new couch looks well beyond its years at this point. And a saggy, stained couch really drags down the decor factor of any room so a little face lift for the family living space was in order. I am always drawn to grays, and lately I am loving mixed metal accents in bronze, gold and steel. While the room needs to be family friendly, it also has to reflect our taste so its an ongoing process. I love West Elm for mid century style pieces, with an industrial feel. These items seem to mix really well in the updated farm house aesthetic of our CT house.

Any new or favorite home decor sites I need to visit?

October 25, 2017


This bundle is 9 months old, and let me tell you- the joy is boundless. But don't be fooled- he still doesnt sleep, and refuses his crib. So alongside our joy sits chronic exhaustion, holding a forceful grip over mind and body, making certain daily activities sometimes enormously challenging (and causing me to feel extreme jealousy when I see mattress commercials featuring fresh faced people climbing into bed at night).

Wells has 2 teeth, eats almost exclusively homemade meals (as he began refusing pureed food in a  jar after his first bite of my meatballs), stands up with little effort, cruises along furniture, climbs an entire flight of stairs, laughs hysterically when Tucker tickles his feet, crawls faster than most people run, loves the pool (happily we have an indoor pool with a family membership nearby), and loves his brother. He also enjoys finger painting, and saying 'dada' over and over at anything that moves (including the family cat).

October 19, 2017

Fall Flats To Fall For

Fall Flats To Fall For

I love new shoes, but since I work from home about 70% of the time lately and am on the pesky budget I've been talking about, a new pair will have to be both practical and affordable. I ma fairly obsessed with mules I've been seeing everywhere, and have picked up the pair above from target while on a diaper and formula run (in both black and silver, still under $50!) Leopard is a neutral, and is the easiest way to dress up a pair of jeans period. And Tom's are a personal favorite- not the classic slides but their more fashion forward yet still eco-friendly styles.

Any new finds I've missed in footwear?

October 17, 2017

5(ish) Ingredient Crock Pot Meals

Crock Pot Turkey Chili

This is my family's favorite. We have it fresh the night I make it, leftover for lunch, and leftover again over a baked potato for dinner. Amazing also with chips as a snack while watching football.

You'll need:

  • 2 lbs ground lean organic turkey
  • 3 jars of your favorite salsa (try one spicy, 2 medium or mild)
  • 1 can no-salt added black beans
  • 1 large jar diced tomatoes (I like to dice 1-2 cups of fresh tomatoes, but a jar works well too)
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
Cook the turkey completely on the stove-top, drain the fat. Then sprinkle the chili powder over cooked turkey and let simmer for 2-3 minutes. Add cooked turkey to the crock, throw in all the other ingredients. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, leave it on warm until you're ready to eat. Enjoy!

October 12, 2017

Fall Snaps

Living in Connecticut is great all year, and come fall, its simply spectacular. The foliage, pumpkin patches, apple orchards and local farm stands explode with produce that inspires my cooking, cocktailing, workouts (and outfits!)

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