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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Lazy Summer Days: My Top Ten Favorite Things About Summer

Please excuse my daydream…I’m currently drudging my way through a particularly painful bout of summer school and so to pass the time, I’m coming up with a list of my favorite things I’d rather be doing in the summer! You better bet I’ll being doing these things on repeat in approximately 7 days! 1. Summer […]

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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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Beach Bums

So if you’re like me, you used to spend hours worshipping the sun and baking like a rotisserie chicken all lathered up in tanning oil. I know…I’d like to kick 17 year old self in the ass right about now for this along with other youthful mistakes, but hey, that’s what we all did and […]

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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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What I Really Want for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day has come and gone again and I’m not gonna lie, I got some pretty memorable gifts this year [especially the VERY accurate drawing my 3 year old made me of what he thinks I look like] but this year’s really got me thinking about what I really want for Mother’s Day. Not necessarily […]

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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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Midsummer Dresses

With the Nordstrom Anniversary sale in full swing and the ubiquitous “Back to School” signs cropping up in every store, the Midwest temptation to pull out your chunky sweaters and pumpkin Pinterest recipes is strong.  But let’s slow our roll here, ladies, and not forget that IT’S STILL JULY!!  Summer isn’t over yet, and we […]

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Summer Uniform

Ah summer. My favorite season. Sun, beaches, my birthday, BBQs and no school. Summer has always been a time when I can reset and recharge before tackling the next school year and all the inevitable challenges it brings with it.  This summer, however, is different. This summer I am the mother of two and I […]

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