Baby It’s Cold Outside

It’s that time of year again…temps drop and it’s time to say goodbye for good to warm-weather fashion. I have to say this prospect has me pretty excited. There is something about this season that has me wanting to sip hot chocolate by a fire place all wrapped up in my blanket. And even though […]

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The Husbands Take Over

Erinn had the brilliant idea [and I’m using this term loosely] to have the guys dress us for a week as a fashion experiment.  The rules were simple: we were allowed to veto if things didn’t fit, were inappropriate for work, or if their choices were too ridiculously embarrassing for public consumption. Other than that, […]

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The Pumpkin Queen

Thus far this season, I’ve consumed half a bottle of pumpkin spice hand soap, one jar of Williams Sonoma pumpkin butter, [if you haven’t tried this, you need to immediately, as it is superior to every other pumpkin butter that exists], one pan of chocolate pumpkin bars, one case of PumpKing beer, and one thousand […]

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Soccer Mom 2.0

As parents, my husband and I have always said that it is important for our kids to be part of something-teams, clubs, activities-something, and that they must stick with it. We want my children to have perseverance and learn to not give up when things are always get difficult. So with this notion in our […]

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Family Halloween Costumes

October is the best month of the year, mostly because of sweaters and pumpkin spiced lattes (#sobasic) and Oktoberfest beers and hot chili.  And Halloween is the best holiday because, well, because of costumes and candy.  Though Erinn will begrudgingly put on a costume if you make her, I am obsessed with dressing up.  Perhaps […]

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Pretty in Pink

It was a right of passage for every girl growing up in the 80s and 90s-the obligatory viewing of “Pretty in Pink”.  From the first frame when Molly Ringwald steps onto the screen in her signature color, my love affair with this fiery, red-head, pink-donning, brat-packer began. I imagined myself just like Andi in the […]

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Juxtaposition: Our Fave Literary (and Style) Device

We’re not trying to get all didactic or anything here, but English teachers can’t resist talking about juxtaposition.  It’s certainly our most favorite literary device, if not all-time favorite word in the English language. For a quick lesson, juxtaposition is placing two things near each other for a contrasting effect.  Like Garrett’s Popcorn, cheesy cheddar […]

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The Small Things

If you know me personally or follow our blog, you know that I’m Italian.  And we Italians are certainly known for our food, but any pure-blood will tell you it’s not about the mouth-watering, cheesy delicacies we whip up.  I mean, every ethnicity has its specialties.  What makes Italians different is how we look at […]

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Shopping With Friends

It’s no secret that MB and I like to shop. In stores. In cyberspace. In our dreams. Shopping is one of favorite pastimes, but I’ll admit that I usually like my shopping to be a solitary act. It’s a time where I can move at my own pace and try on pieces without judgement. But […]

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Skincare in Your 30’s

So, skincare is different in your 30’s. I don’t think I ever really paid attention to my skin a decade ago.  I’ll be honest, I pretty much abused my youthful epidermis.  I was a frequent visitor of the tanning beds in college (gasp!), I never used SPF over 15 (double gasp), and I would frequently […]

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