Fall Family Photo Shoot

It’s getting to be that time of year when photogs’ calendars get booked up with hopeful families willing to push fistfuls of sugar into their children’s whining mouths so that they can get maybe a shot or two of their progeny propped up in a park somewhere on a picnic blanket in their Sunday best.  […]

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Fall Lipstick Trends

These days it seems like I can barely get myself out of the house in one piece let alone looking cute. Some days that’s not even on my radar. Morning can be so stressful, even if you don’t have kids! Especially is you’re like me and are NOT a morning person. I never have been, […]

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We’re Back: Fall Apple Picking

Aaaaaaannnnnddd we’re back! I’m sure you all missed us immensely as we took a rather long hiatus from posting [mostly it’s just because we were lazy-ha], but we are back with one of our favorite fall pasttimes…apple picking. Even though we have been apple picking with the fams before, this year seemed especially significant because […]

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DIY Wood Wall: The Great Wall of Herringbone

Like all good Millennials in their 30’s, Dave and I think we’ve watched enough HGTV to be considered DIY experts.  So when he had the idea to create a wood feature wall in our living room, I was all in.  This was not our first foray into the DIY feature wall arts [see this post […]

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Natural Summer

You need to know that I have been wearing makeup since I was twelve. And not in the lip gloss and mascara kind of way. Like a full face of makeup for the last 23 years. Trust me when I say that my Caboodle was brimming with Clinique and Urban Decay product. So it came […]

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Lazy Summer Days: My Top Ten Favorite Things About Summer

Please excuse my daydream…I’m currently drudging my way through a particularly painful bout of summer school and so to pass the time, I’m coming up with a list of my favorite things I’d rather be doing in the summer! You better bet I’ll being doing these things on repeat in approximately 7 days! 1. Summer […]

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Field of Dreams

Erinn and I took our oldest boys on a play date to the Field Museum after the great success of our Disney on Ice experience. We couldn’t have planned the day any better. After dropping the babies off at their respective day cares, we met at the museum just after it opened on a beautiful […]

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Women [Maxi] Dress for Other Women

Recently an old friend came over and relayed to me her tale of getting dressed that evening. Once she had labored over her closet and selected a lovely summer frock, her husband wrinkled his nose and said, “You know, men don’t like maxi dresses.” My friend defiantly and heroically retorted, “Women don’t dress for men; […]

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Beach Bums

So if you’re like me, you used to spend hours worshipping the sun and baking like a rotisserie chicken all lathered up in tanning oil. I know…I’d like to kick 17 year old self in the ass right about now for this along with other youthful mistakes, but hey, that’s what we all did and […]

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Prom 2018

We had a much-needed friend date last weekend.  Chaperoning the senior 2018 prom provided the perfect excuse for us to ditch our husbands and kids a few hours early, throw on some heels, and kick back some bubbles and adult conversation. We headed to Quartino Ristorante for old time’s sake, a Loop spot popular in […]

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