A few things I’m loving lately, in and around the interwebs:
You know, I didn’t really realize it until I started putting together my weekly recap, but the theme for this week is unquestionably ‘celebration’. Between Sage’s 1st birthday, my girlfriend’s bridal shower, Father’s day (times two!), an engagement celebration, and my friend’s braid bar (more on that soon), it’s been all of the bubbly all of the time. Continue Reading
I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest food contributor, Sarah of The Homemade Haus. If you don’t already follow her, you’re going to rectify that immediately. Your kitchen, friends, and family, will thank you for it.
My toddlers had their first ever popsicle the other day. It was one of those moments that’s so quintessentially summer. The day was unseasonably hot, we set up their inflatable pool, and I unfolded one of our blue lawn chairs next to it. After another gray Chicago winter, my body craved the warm sun, and I plopped down on that chair ready to soak up every ray I could. The kids ran barefoot around the backyard, stopping occasionally to cool off in their little pool while I “supervised” – a task much more enjoyable with the sun on my face and dessert in hand. Continue Reading
In light of full discretion, I feel like I’ve been struggling with these ‘House Envy’ posts for a little while now. While I used to feel intimidated by my extensive list of bookmarked homes to share, lately said list has been dwindling by the day. Continue Reading
In just a few short weeks, Justin and I are headed to Europe to celebrate the nuptials of another one of our very favourite couples. To say that we’re excited would be a massive understatement. And this is only compounded by the fact that we’re going to spend an afternoon shooting our engagement photos with the incredible Branco Prata while we’re abroad. Needless to say, I’ve been brainstorming outfit ideas like it’s my job as of late, which has undoubtedly translated in this month’s list of things I’m currently coveting. The vibe? Timeless elegance – for both our home and closet. Lots of natural materials, light linens, and tons of texture are the name of my game this month. Here are a few things I have my eye on. Continue Reading
Have you ever gone on vacation and truly didn’t realize how desperately you needed it until your butt was plunked in the beach chair? Well that’s exactly what happened during our trip to Jamaica last week. Between running my blog, managing my interior design business, renovating our home, and planning our wedding, life lately has been an absolute whirlwind. I am eternally grateful – don’t get me wrong. Life is good – in fact it has literally never been better – busyness and all. But when our friends, Will and Kat, told us that they’d be tying the knot in Jamaica, I was originally a little overwhelmed by the idea of taking off for a week. But, as it seems to have proven to me time and time again, life gives you exactly what you need, just when you need it. Continue Reading