What are your favorite spring trends this year? I have to say, I'm loving all of the camo and shades of olive. I found the softest Utility Jacket - it feels like pajamas! So excited to share it with you today. Can you guys believe Mother's Day is right around the corner? We're seriously two months away. How is already March?? Weren't we just . . .
When did you guys realize that you had become an adult? Was it the moment that the bills were suddenly addressed to you instead of your parents? Or was it when you started to get excited about a new throw pillows? Or when a fully stocked fridge and clean laundry made you feel like you could conquer anything? For me, it was all of the above, . . .
Happy Monday, bloggerverse! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I took Saturday and did absolutely. nothing. NOTHING. I laid on my couch and had my own Friends marathon with Millie sleeping on top of me for most of it. I'm not great at sitting still, but I felt like I needed it, and I was right. It was perfect. I think what workaholics like . . .
You guys - spring is so close, I can almost taste it. Admittedly, January-May are my least favorite months of the year, but there is something undeniably hopeful about spring. I have a vivid memory of being a sophomore in high school. It was spring in the suburbs of Illinois, and Mike and I weren't dating, but we were texting non-stop. To prepare . . .
One of my new year's resolutions was to be way more intentional - and that goal extended to skincare. I am notoriously horrible at taking care of my skin. It's part laziness and part luckiness. My grandma and mom have amazing skin, and for better or worse, I take it for granted. But, I know I need to be more intentional to keep those genes . . .
It warmed up in SoCal for a solid three days, and today was chilly again. I shouldn't complain. If I were back home in Chicago, it would likely be in the 30's and 40's, so, it's all about perspective, right? It is so easy to lose perspective. We get so wrapped up in ourselves and all of the microscopic details of our life that we forget to . . .
My grandma loved a good deal. She prided herself on staying insanely up to speed on the local circulars and knowing exactly WHICH store had Crest on sale and which stores to buy canned goods and which stores to make sure you avoid for produce. She was as thrifty and shrewd as they came, and nothing made her giddier than an unexpected . . .
The Nordstrom Winter Sale is HERE! Sometimes, during especially long and tiring workdays, I'll rest my eyes for a moment, and when I open them, I find myself on Nordstrom's website! I don't know how it happens! I swear - one minute, I'm writing emails, and then next, I'm shopping for sweaters. It's like a shopping blackout :) Wonder if it's . . .
Valentine's Day is just around the corner! So crazy how time flies. I remember my first Valentine's Day with Mike. Groupon was the hot new thing (new - that suggests how long we've been together!) and we bought one to The Melting Pot. We had a delicious Valentine's Day dinner, after which, Mike told me he never wanted to pay to cook his own food . . .
So I have a little personal story to share before I jump into today's #ootd. Mike and I live on the fourth floor of an apartment building, so when we adopted our puppy, Millie, we decided we would buy fake turf/pee pads to keep on the balcony to eliminate all of the running up and down the stairs. Now - I'm not saying I regret this as an . . .