My Thoughts on Best Workouts

I don’t love working out, let’s be honest. It’s a necessary evil, as far as I am concerned. I have a friend K who loves loves loves running, like she is miserable when she can’t. I think that’s quite a few of you and that’s awesome. And I am a horrible runner. But I do appreciate what working out gives you – extra energy and stamina, strength, and if my butt defies gravity for weeeee bit longer, so much the better. I gained ton of weight after my first daughter. She was nearly 9 lbs and I swell up a…

Nordstrom’s Bi-annual Sale

Who’s up for spending some more money after Christmas? WOMEN 1 Ellen Tracy Wool Blend Stadium Coat $129.90, comes in many colors, the lavender is adorable. 2. Sole Society Juno Faux-Shearling Trim boots $83.96. Love the color and thicker rubber sole. 3. Buy buy buy dresses on sale even when you don’t know where are you going to wear them. Should anyone have a summer wedding, this Cooper St Lily Drape Sheath dress is to die for and a steal for $95.96 MEN 1. UGG Freamon Chukka boot warm, clean looking and practical. $99.90. Love the brown as well. 2….

The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men

Seeing that I wrote a post mid-November telling y’all how to do this holiday season right, I figured I owed you an update. So this was me pre-Thanksgiving planning it all out. By God, I was going to do it all and do it so well. And then… my sweet, gentle, funny 6 year old daughter managed to somehow get into so much trouble. She fell against a brick wall when playing basketball, she shoved a bead up her nose just as we were about to have a dinner party, she got sick and has really high ย fever, her neck…

How to manage holiday stress gracefully and without too much wine.

Hello lovelies! Does anyone else feel like from September onwards its a mad dash toward the nothingness of January? September is all about school and paperwork, in October you’ll discover that kids have outgrown all clothes for fall, then it’s Halloween and Thanksgiving and by Christmas, well, all is not calm and bright. I am not going to tell you I know how to manage it all but I do have some good tips on how to reduce the holiday stress. Make a list and check it twice.ย    Photo from 11 Magnolia Lane. I bought myself a Holiday Planner…

Beautifully written post about motherhood.

from @luckyorangepants I am the keeper. I am the keeper of schedules. Of practices, games, and lessons. Of projects, parties, and dinners. Of appointments and homework assignments. I am the keeper of information. Who needs food 5 minutes before a meltdown occurs and who needs space when he gets angry. Whether there are clean clothes, whether bills are paid, and whether we are out of milk. I am the keeper of solutions. Of bandaids and sewing kits and snacks in my purse. But also of emotional balms and metaphorical security blankets. I am the keeper of preferences. Of likes and…