Take the Trip

Remember before you had kids and you acted like you had an endless cash flow by taking all the trips?  Vegas trips, spring breaks, summer vacations.  It seems like we’re at an age now where we’ve gotten stuck somewhere between work and momming and maybe aging parents, and we’ve stopped traveling so frequently.  Whether it’s […]

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Good Hair

Picture it. Chicago. 2014. The sun is shining. The birds are chirping. And my nearly-waist length mermaid hair is billowing casually in the early summer breeze. Now, picture this. 2019. Me. In front of my mirror every morning, crying a little on the inside when my measly strands of postpartum hair fall flat and stringy […]

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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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5 Thing That Make Us Happy

Currently we are in a slow death march to the end of the school year. While schools in the burbs will be tossing their notebooks and pencils in the air as they peel out of the parking lot for summer break, here in the city, we trudge on. The inevitable simultaneous exhaustion and rage have […]

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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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Fall Family Photo Shoot

It’s getting to be that time of year when photogs’ calendars get booked up with hopeful families willing to push fistfuls of sugar into their children’s whining mouths so that they can get maybe a shot or two of their progeny propped up in a park somewhere on a picnic blanket in their Sunday best.  […]

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Fall Lipstick Trends

These days it seems like I can barely get myself out of the house in one piece let alone looking cute. Some days that’s not even on my radar. Morning can be so stressful, even if you don’t have kids! Especially is you’re like me and are NOT a morning person. I never have been, […]

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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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DIY Wood Wall: The Great Wall of Herringbone

Like all good Millennials in their 30’s, Dave and I think we’ve watched enough HGTV to be considered DIY experts.  So when he had the idea to create a wood feature wall in our living room, I was all in.  This was not our first foray into the DIY feature wall arts [see this post […]

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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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