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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Mother’s Day Gift Guide for New Moms

  So you’ve just spent the last 9 months+ of your life playing host to a tiny miracle complete with nausea, back aches, restless nights, stretch marks and swollen ankles. Now you spend every waking second cuddling, rocking, feeding and worrying about this squiggly bundle of joy.  And the journey has just begun. We know […]

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Holiday Recap

  Christmas Eve In an Italian family, Christmas Eve is the big event, filled with food, presents, and wine. It’s an evening ripe with family photo opps too, so clearly having the family match is a priority for the both of us. MB’s Christmas Morning For me, Christmas morning is all about mimosas, festive pajamas, and […]

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New Years Eve: A New Tradition

I’ve never been a lover of New Year’s Eve. Normally, I would wait until the ball drops, the champagne pops and then I would make my silent exit for the door. Even in my single days I didn’t buy into the hoopla that is NYE, but now as a mother, I’m finding myself longing for […]

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5 Holiday Outfits 

Now that the kids are off school and parents are using up their vacation time, the calendar starts to get packed with different parties and events for two straight weeks.  It can be really overwhelming to come up with outfits that are stylish, comfortable, and inexpensive.  Let’s face it, most of the fall and winter […]

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Deck the Halls

It’s quite literally the most wonderful time of the year.  It’s the only time I can listen to Christmas music at any hour of the day without judgment, the only time sprinkle cookies are offered at every turn, and the only time I can go crazy decorating my house in red and sparkles.  December always turns […]

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Thanksgiving Pants

One of our all-time favorite things about the Friends franchise was the annual Thanksgiving episodes.  Although most of the plot lines revolved around remotely plausible, albeit ridiculous, situations (Emma’s secret beauty pageant, the accidental beef trifle, three different kinds of potatoes ruined), there was always one Thanksgiving moment that rang so true to us, it […]

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