Mad for Plaid

The year is 1995.  By day I was faking my way through the lyrics of “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” and by night I was dreaming of Jordan Catalano.  I stood in front of my dad’s closet and gaped in awe at the glory before me. The ultimate stash of 90’s over-sized flannel plaid button-ups.  He, […]

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Holiday Looks

Even though holiday season can be stressful..travel, family, money…there is nothing we love more than a chance to get all dressed up and sip some cocktails. And let’s face it, our opportunities to do this are pretty few and far between. This season we are taking full advantage of the fact that we are not […]

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The Christmas Card Photo Shoot

I know social media has essentially rendered Christmas cards useless, but it’s a holiday tradition I just can’t give up.  We display our holiday cards proudly as an essential component of the Christmas decor.  To those of you who send me one, know that I absolutely love them and I audibly “ooh” and “ahh” over […]

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What’s New in Tights?

I feel like we’re getting to that age where your bare legs start to look weird.  Does anyone else notice this? Like all of a sudden our knees are a little saggy, and our shins bruise for seemingly no reason.  As more and more maxi dresses make their way into my closet during the summer, […]

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Target Target Target

Recently, Erinn and I made a friends date to go to Target.  We were a little over our marital, parental, and professional obligations, so we determined that the best therapy for our woes was retail in nature.  Besides, now that they’re redoing most of the Targets to feel like swanky department stores, we had to […]

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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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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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BFFs: Why You Need your Girlfriends Now More than Ever

As we settle comfortably in our mid-30’s, with our jobs and families pretty much solidified, more and more time goes between seeing our girlfriends. It’s just inevitable. As we change jobs, neighborhoods, and cities, most of us have to find new tribes of women to hang out with. But I would argue that it’s your […]

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Tag-a-long: 10 Tips for Taking Your Kids Out in Public

Let me set the scene for you: returning to Chicago on a 2.5 hour car drive from Michigan, my husband and I realize we’ll be passing right through downtown.  The four year old and five month old have just woken up.  The baby is restless. It’s a lovely day, so we decide to have a […]

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