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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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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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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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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