Freestyle Friday

I’m hoping my weekend will be like this picture. Calm, sunny and clean. In all likelihood, it will be chaotic, sunny and messy. One out of three ain’t bad, right?!? Shop the Look <br />This week has been hectic to say the least, so I’m going to get right to the point. The art in the photo above is by the talented Linda Donohue. Check out her Etsy page here. Shop the Look <br />Nordstrom is having a Summer Clearance Sale. Save up to 40% on Clothing, Shoes, Accessories and Home Items for Men, Women & Kids through September 11. FREE Shipping. FREE Returns. Hugo Boss has suits marked way down (50%!) You can find a similar suit to the one Daren is… Read More

Freestyle Friday

E is my little helper through and through. She loves to help me clean and do the real laundry, so when we saw this Melissa & Doug Let’s Play House! Wash, Dry & Iron set at Pout Baby & Kids, I couldn’t say no. We went straight home and started playing. Watching her iron those tiny pants is the cutest thing, and perhaps the most ironing that has happened in our home for a while. Shop the adorable play set below! When our basements finished, I want to have a whole “play house” set up and would love to add this kitchen from Pottery Barn and some fun accessories from Melissa & Doug to the mix. We already have this… Read More

Easy, Peasy Guacamole in 7 Mins Flat

I swear you’ll be saying, “Holy guacamole!” after you taste this quick and easy guacamole. Of the few recipes I have come up with, this is the one I am most proud of. In general, I am more of a read the cookbook and measure it out exactly as instructed slowly and carefully type of chef. I’m not sure how I came up with this recipe, but on a hot summer day inspiration struck and I’ve been refining it ever since. The best part about this recipe is it is quick. We’re all busy; who has time to slave over their food? But that doesn’t mean we don’t want it to taste delicious. All this dip takes is two avocados,… Read More

Freestyle Friday

Frequenting home and decor stores with an almost two year old can be difficult. There are breakable things everywhere and E does not like to stay in the cart, which is a big part of the reason I do most of my home shopping online. However, about once a month we make a family trip to HomeGoods. Their inventory turns over quickly and once it’s gone it does not usually get restocked, so we visit frequently to keep tabs on their inventory. You can also download The Goods app on your phone or tablet to see whats’s new in your local store every day! HomeGoods is full of discounted treasures that look a lot or are the same items that are… Read More