Kids These Days

Since we’re officially closer to a midlife crisis than we are teen angst, we get asked about “kids these days” quite a bit. I recently told a girlfriend that crew neck sweatshirts are now called “noodies,” and she stared at me in shock and disdain. And I don’t blame her. It can be confusing keeping […]

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Dress Fail

As working moms of two small children, Lord knows time is sparse and valuable. As recovering [I use that word loosely] shopaholics, this lifestyle choice puts a severe dent in our favorite vice. Gone are the days we could drift lazily over to the nearest boutique to pick out a new shirt for a Saturday’s […]

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We’re Back!

It’s been awhile! To quell any fears or curiosities, nothing catastrophic happened to us. Life is pretty much the same as it’s always been; we’re still teaching in the same school in Chicago, we’re still best friends, and we’re still shopping way too much. Our hiatus really started back in the fall when we each […]

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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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Summer Blues

I’ve got the summer blues. You know, blue dresses, blue tanks, blue rompers, bring it on! If you read our last post [fitness goals: monthly update], you know that we rewarded ourselves after reaching our fitness goals for month 1 and my treat to myself was a super flowy, parent-friendly, bbq-ready, cobalt blue dress. And […]

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Spring Uniform

As soon as the temps jumped above 50 this week, I got the itch. Literally, my legs were itching from being trapped inside tights for the last 5 months! So, I’m done. No more tights! And once I take them off, there’s no turning back for me. I full steam ahead into my typical spring […]

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Wine, Dine, Party Time: A Weekend in Wine Country

Dave and I made our third trek out to wine country recently, and I swear that my soul belongs on that coast.  I don’t know why my family stopped short in the Midwest when emigrating from Italy, but they should have kept going.  Each time, we return with a little more knowledge and a lot […]

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Teacher Style Round-Up

I have this recurring nightmare about the first day of school where I show up to greet the students wearing *GASP* a twin cardigan set, mom-jeans and an apple-bead necklace! I wake up in a cold sweat, before slowly reassuring myself that this is not reality. But not too long ago, this would have been […]

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Re-purposing Old Clothes

We are in the dreaded in-between rut of late February.  We’re in between seasons.  Between sizes. Between sleep cycles.  And, man, are we feeling the rut.  This week I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and I didn’t buy anything.  I went to Target by myself for a whole hour and didn’t […]

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Pop of Color

As a recovering black-on-black-on-black addict, as I’ve discussed here, every day is a struggle to rainbow-fy my wardrobe. I don’t have a perfect record, and if I buy one more black top or flowy cardigan, I’m going to officially become the physical embodiment of the stereotypical drama teacher who looks like she just walked out […]

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