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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Every year, Mother’s Day seems to creep up on me, and I’m left scrambling to find the perfect gifts to honor the collection of special ladies in my life. Some of my procrastination might be due to the fact that I’m not big on receiving gifts myself. But really  it’s just poor planning, whatever the case, don’t be like me, my friends. Mother’s Day is a time that brings up a mix of emotions for many of us, and the last thing we need to add into the mix is stress about a gift.

So here is my roundup of gifts that are thoughtful, reasonably priced, and small on space (you know, the whole aspirational minimalist thing). Continue Reading


Easter Photos

We had a really beautiful time celebrating Easter over the weekend, reflecting on Jesus’s love, sacrifice, suffering, death, and resurrection. There was lots of hard work that went into preparing for the holiday, so I’m looking forward to getting caught up and catching my breath.

I’m up way past my bedtime and will likely kick myself for this in the morning, but I wanted to at least get some of the photos from Easter up on the blog, before it gets too far away from me. (Nobody’s trying to look at Easter pics on Cinco de Mayo.) :-)  Continue Reading


The Mixtape // 04.14.17

Happy Friday, friends. The weather in NYC is finally acting spring-like, and I’m all the way here for it. In addition to reflecting on and celebrating Good Friday and Easter, I’ll be doing my best to soak up the warmer weather this weekend.

But first, a few things to share from the past week… Continue Reading


Jameson at 23 Months

Jameson turned 23-months-old last Wednesday, and it’s hard to believe we’ll be celebrating his second birthday in just a few weeks. Besides thinking about how I can pull off a party with a Sesame Street/Cinco de Mayo fusion theme, I’ve had lots of other things on my mind when it comes to Jameson getting older. Continue Reading