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Loving Lately

The kids are finally asleep and I am counting down the minutes until RHONJ begins! Today was super exhausting- spent the day cleaning out the kids closets and drawers and organized/put away many of their toys. Also took care of multiple loads of laundry and cleaning. The move is creeping up and I am trying to tackle as much as possible everyday.

Anyway- here is a list of things I am loving lately:

2014/2015 Agendas: I usually am a MomAgenda loyalist, but the Kate Spade agenda was adorable and so I thought I would check it out. Though, I really would love Emily Ley’s simplified planner but it is Jan-Dec.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Admittedly, my list of items I need want was much thinner this year, thought it was meh. Better for my pocketbook, but I did manage to pick up a few items: Zoli cups for the kids, are essentially 2 for 1 (good deal), and I stocked up on a pair of Zella capri’s, jeans, a sweater. Most excited for this adorable sangria beverage dispenser—-

Came across these two food blogs and love! LeanneCooks has a free pdf cookbook on her site (she was featured in Food52 last week & is a Canadian from my hometown who now lives in NY). Bubblegirlbakes has great GF recipes & she also developed her very own GF flour!

What are you loving lately?

Random Musings

Currently Loving:

Not so much:

  • My World Cup Bracket
  • Recent dining experience at Bottlefork- good company, meh food, ambience.
  • Packing
Apart from the day to day routine, we’ve been consumed with a host of other tasks since we are moving! After years of being city folk, we are making the suburban migration. Truth be told, we are elated! We are bursting at the seams and I long for organization, space and order. The nice thing about Chicago, is that the suburbs don’t feel as much like Siberia as they do in other cities. It’s a quick train ride downtown, and well driving is a different story, but whatever. I’m sure once I’m settled, my thoughts are bound to change, but we have slowly eased into this transition over the past few years. Now with school on the horizon, a good community with a solid education system is our priority. Our family is looking forward to forging new friendships, and we are especially thrilled for our kids to grow up with the same friends. The transiency of cities has made that challenging at times. 
For those who have made the exodus from city to suburb, what did you find most challenging? What do you enjoy most? And most importantly, any guidance? Local Movers? Suggestions welcome.


Vince, a contemporary brand that my work owns just launched a kids collection! A modern take on children’s fashion…they offer boys + girls pieces size 4 to 16. I love the color palette, simple stripes, color blocks and textures. Perfect translation from the adult apparel lines. Hoping to see kids footwear in the future! (wink, wink.) I can’t get enough of the adorable models either, they wear the collection so well. I mean that little lady is rocking that motorcycle jacket with faux fur. Hello baby girl fever! Go see the all the radness over at

Mini me style!

Inquiring Minds Want to Know…

1) What are your home design go-to’s? Shops, Fave Blogs?

2) I’ve successfully avoided owning a car for 12 yrs and have kept more than my share of cabbies in business. Now I am on the hunt for a vehicle that will be good for our family. Requirements: An SUV with decent trunk space, good safety and of course good design and value. Suggestions?