Every summer, something happens that I look forward to all year: I spot a pile of the first sweet corn of the season at the farmers market. Immediately, my mind starts racing, imagining all the fresh corn recipes I’ll make when I get home. Should…
Every summer, something happens that I look forward to all year: I spot a pile of the first sweet corn of the season at the farmers market. Immediately, my mind starts racing, imagining all the fresh corn recipes I’ll make when I get home. Should I start with a corn salad? Tacos? Chowder? Plain ol’ corn on the cob? I’ll only make one of these corn recipes on that first night, but in the coming weeks, I’ll cycle through all of them. In late summer, corn is so fresh, sweet, and juicy that I cook it (and eat it) as […]
Hi hi! Every year I share my favorites from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and after asking if you wanted to see them this year, I was super excited to share them again! I don’t worry about trendy or crazy new items in the sale – I love it for classic basics and there are things I’ve had forever […]
Hi hi! Every year I share my favorites from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and after asking if you wanted to see them this year, I was super excited to share them again! I don’t worry about trendy or crazy new items in the sale – I love it for classic basics and there are things I’ve had forever that are at a great price. You’ve probably read about many of these below in my favorites post each month! This year, I’m really only sharing below the things that I have and ADORE. There are many things in the sale that I’ve had for five plus years and they are my go-to items. There are only a handful of things below that I don’t have and want to purchase myself! I go into detail about each item below.
P.S. this is in no way sponsored and I’m not affiliated with Nordstrom at all, but there are general affiliate links below! It’s just like my monthly favorites posts… I don’t accept any free fashion/beauty products nor do I ever do sponsored posts for fashion and beauty. This is just something I love to share every year because it’s fun for me, and I want to hear from you. Below I’m sharing my favorite clothing items, shoes, bags, things for Max and Emilia and kids in general, some home products and all the beauty things I think are worth it. Once Eddie shops it (he always gets some denim + work clothes!) I may add in some of his favorites if you want. I’ll also come back and update this post as the weeks go on! And I’ll give a few details about some of my favorite things.
Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Blazer. Bought one of these YEARS ago in the sale – like maybe five years ago? I adore it. Super flattering and fun to wear especially if you live in leggings or jeans. I have always found that it does run small, so size up!
AllSaints Funnel Neck Sweater. I bought this sweater in the sale three years ago and am so glad it’s back. It’s super flattering, very warm and just overall really cute. I actually wore it in a lot of the photos that you can find in Everyday Dinners!
Lagence Boucle Blazer. I LOVE everything L’agence. I have one of their blazers and it’s incredible. I really like this one in the sale and want to grab it! It’s such a classic color and is something I’d actually wear, as opposed to some of the crazy plaid blazers which I never would.
Moonlight Layer Long Sleeve Tee. I talked about these every.single.month over the winter. I have many of them and they are wonderful. They are on the sheer side, so they are correct when they say they are for layering. But they are so silky, smooth and stretchy.
Moonlight Long Pajamas. These are basically the only pajamas I will wear – I have raved about them for years and years. I’ve tried the dupes (amazon, target, etc) and they do not compare. These are amazing for yourself or a gift. I gift these a ton at christmas, or for a baby shower, etc.
Moonlight Nightshirt. Same thing as the other PJs, just the nightshirt with no buttons. Super comfortable. I have many of them and have worn them in all seasons.
UGG Fleece Robe. Another lounge-y item, but my parents got me an UGG robe many years ago and it’s such a staple of mine in the winter. Seriously comfortable, warm, and lays so nicely. It doesn’t have huge arms that get stuck in makeup or while drying hair. I love the colors this year.
True & Co Bralette. This has been my favorite bralette for ages – it works under so many things and is super flattering because it doesn’t have seams.
AllSaints Sarris Bootie. I got these boots in late 2019 and absolutely adore them. They were one of my first boots with a chunkier heel in years – I find them to be SO comfortable and also super cute and flattering!
Sorel Waterproof Wedge Bootie. These are nothing new if you’ve been here for awhile! I live for my sorel wedges and if you live in a snowy or icy climate, they are ideal. One of my most worn shoes in the winter – and they can be dressed up or down.
Aquatalia Waterproof Boot. Last year I got a pair of aquatalia boots at the same so similar to these. Since we are in cold weather for at least half of the year, I wanted a waterproof boot that would last. These are amazing quality and will last me a lifetime!
Schutz Block Heel Sandal. Absolutely LOVE these sandals – they are on my list to get! Schutz is one of my favorite brands because they shoes are so comfortable. I love the gold and pink versions of these. Also love that these can be worn now and are not a fall shoe.
On Cloud Running Shoe. I just talked about my On sneakers in last week’s summer fridays. They have incredible support for walking or cross training (I haven’t run in them so I can’t speak to that). I adore them and have worn a version for two years now. They are not the cutest shoe, but they are SO supportive and great for outside.
Adidas Ultraboost Running Shoe. My longtime favorites, they ultraboosts, are also in the sale! I’ve worn these for YEARS and buy a pair over and over again. I wear them everyday to cook in the kitchen, wear them to walk or workout or even just with athlesiure. They are like walking on clouds.
BAGS & ACCESSORIES
Aimee Kestenberg Leather Backpack. I have fallen in love with Aimee Kestenberg bags over the last few months. I love a backpack with the kids and I am ordering this one in the sale. I think it’s so cute.
Calpak 22 Inch Spinner Suitcase. I’ve had my calpak carry on for ages now – even Eddie has taken it in the past when traveling. I love the size, the quality for the price and how easy it is to use. It’s a great suitcase if you do a lot of weekend trips.
Longchamp Expandable Tote. This tote is another fave of mine for traveling. Have had it for years and you cannot beat the quality – it holds SO much (just recently took mine as my hospital bag again) and doesn’t get ruined. It can also be folded up to the tiniest size and is super packable.
Longchamp Nylon Bag. This is another version of the tote above and I’m going to grab this one at the sale. We use these so much that having a second one will be great for any kind of travel – and even when we go to someone’s house for the day!
Tumi Duffle Bag. Eddie’s leather duffle bag that he has used for years bit the dust a few weeks ago when we were leaving the hotel for my brother’s wedding. Getting him this one because Tumi bags are the best,
Barefoot Dreams In The Wild Blanket. It’s worth the hype – these are the only blankets we use in our house and people fight over them. I buy them for gifts every holiday season. It is the best present. I have tried many of the ones that claim to be similar and nothing compares.
Boll & Branch Sheets. Since we have a king bed, sheets are so expensive. I’ve bought the boll & brand at this sale in the past for our bed because I can never find them cheaper. They are so soft and silky.
Waffle Bath Body Wrap. I am ordering this in the sale because I’ve never had one, and I’ve wanted one forever!
W&P Reusable Storage Bag. W&P is one of my favorite brands for storage in the kitchen. I use their containers and bowls daily. I love my stasher reusable bags and we use them for the kids constantly, but I love that these storage bags stand up!
Dyson V11 Vacuum. Our vacuum is on it’s last leg and I’ve wanted one of these stick vacuums for ages. Definitely getting it now when I can rack up the rewards.
Fellow Matte White Kettle. I have this kettle and use it in my photos a ton in the winter, and get lots of questions about it. It’s a show stopped and one of those things that can be left out in the kitchen. It’s super pretty.
Wolf Watch & Accessory Case. I shared this in my gift guide last year because it was the big gift I bought for Eddie at christmas. He LOVES it. He really likes watched and has collected them for years. This is so gorgeous and holds everything!
Slip Silk Pillowcases. My fave!! Have had my pillowcases for YEARS. Even just a few weeks ago I took mine to the hospital while in labor and everyone asked about it. So good for your hair and skin. I haven’t slept without one in at least four or five years.
Slip Hair Ties. I use one of these every single night if I put my hair back while I sleep, and have for years. They are great at preventing creases.
Origins Ginger Souffle Body Cream. I can’t believe this is in the sale! I’ve talked about this since 2014 when I used it while pregnant with Max – it’s now a really nostalgic scent for me. I love it. It’s very refreshing but also warm at the same time.
Dr Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer. I bought this last year at the sephora sale and have LOVED it. I used it the entire time I was pregnant, like once a week, for a mini at home facial. It’s definitely worth it and very easy to use.
AQUIS Hair Wrap. I’ve also used these for years!! They are like gold right now as I’m in the postpartum hair loss season. Absolutely wonderful to protect your hair from breakage.
Caroline Herrara Good Girl Perfume Set. One of my all-time favorite perfumes – this is the most warm, delicious scent and I think I read it’s the best selling perfume in the world? I get so many compliments on it. I hate the bottle but adore the fragrance.
Oribe Texture Spray Set. This is my favorite texture spray for my hair – I use it on dry hair only. It creates texture without leaving your hair crunchy or stiff or tangled. It’s fantastic and so expensive, so I always buy one when on sale.
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks. A longtime eye shadow fave of mine, you can’t beat these. They are like a one-and-done eyeshadow product and so pretty. They don’t crease on me at all either.
BABIES & KIDS
Tripp Trapp High Chair. This is the one baby item I am buying! I used the same high chair with Max and Emilia but after 7 years it is pretty beat. I always wished I had got this stokke one because the reviews are incredible and it lasts forever. I will either keep it here once Jordan is done or pass it on to family.
Uppa Baby Vista Stroller. This is our double stroller that we got with Emilia and I’ve always loved it. Super easy to use – we’ve got SO much use out of it. Emilia can still fit in it now, so it will get even more use with Jordan.
Nuna Rava Car Seat. This is our convertible car seat and it’s great. Max was in this (he’s now in the exec seat), Emilia is in it now and Jordan will have it eventually too. It’s also what my mom has in her car – the sale is when we bought hers a few years ago.
Little Giraffe Baby Blanket. One of the most classic baby blankets ever – both Max and Emilia have one of these that they got as gifts. I love gifting this as well.
Little Giraffe Hooded Towel. Same as above – you can’t beat this as a gift. It’s SO fluffy and such a lovely towel. I’m buying one for Jordan!
First Foods Set. I have one of these from when Emilia started eating. It’s fantastic because it suctions to the table so the babies can’t throw their plates. You can also take it anywhere.
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in June 2021! xo FOOD Crispy Dillies. OH MY GOSH. These are like crispy pickle chips and basically the best thing I’ve ever eaten. If you love pickles, you will LOVE them. They are supposed to be a “topper” (like for salads and burgers) but I also eat […]
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in June 2021! xo
Crispy Dillies. OH MY GOSH. These are like crispy pickle chips and basically the best thing I’ve ever eaten. If you love pickles, you will LOVE them. They are supposed to be a “topper” (like for salads and burgers) but I also eat them right from the bag. Delish.
Peanut Butter Mini Kind Chewy Bars. I’ve been LIVING on these. I haven’t eaten KIND bars in years (anyone else feel like they will crack your teeth?!) but found these at ALDI and grabbed them. Oh my gosh. They are so chewy and delicious. I’ve even eaten them in the middle of the night when I’m up nursing the baby and starving! Such a perfect snack – and a little chewy bite.
Chobani Iced Coffee. I finally got the chobani coffee at a few of my local stores and I have to say I really enjoy it! I like the version with the vanilla creamer and it’s so easy – just pour over ice.
S’mores Bark. Um, this is pretty insane. Everything in this line is delicious. I can’t stop.
9seed coverup dress. I am OBSESSED with these tie dye coverups. They can be a cover up or a dress, they come in one size (worked with tons of room when I was fully pregnant and still works now), is pretty nursing friendly (easy to pull down) and just SO cute. I will never get over my love for neon tie dye. There are a bunch of solid color versions too!
Bravado sleep bras. Lacy got me one of these a few weeeks ago and I LOVE it. It’s so comfortable and soft. Best nighttime/nursing bra I’ve ever tried.
Tory Burch Miller Cloud Flip Flops. I’ve been a fan of the classic miller flip flops for YEARS. Now I don’t love how these look as much, but they are the perfect mom shoe – they have so much more support than the regular miller version. I really like them!
trunco Glass Tumblers. Love these glasses so much for iced coffee! They are so cute. Make a great gift too!
Hatch Restore. I have a Hatch rest in Emilia’s room, but have wanted to get the restore for our room for months. I figured I’d wait until the baby was here so I can fully utilize it even more and it’s wonderful. Absolutely LOVE it – and the light feature is great – it’s what I use while nursing at night.
Bose Bluetooth Speaker. I’ve mentioned this a few times in the last year or two, but we LOVE this mini speaker. We always have it playing outside, I use it inside for the kids and it’s also the one we took to the hospital and played the entire time we were there with the baby. It’s great. I love this case for it too.
My BABY playlist. Mentioning it for the millionth time but gosh, we love this playlist so much. I can’t stop listening to it!
Golden Girl by Elin Hilderbrand. Can’t even handle how much I love Elin’s most recent book. GOSH she just gets better and better. This one really got me!
Hacks. The show on HBO was unbelievably good! I binged it so quickly and can’t wait for another season!
Harry Potter Illustrated Edition. I got these for Max for Christmas a few years ago and he is FINALLY into Harry Potter now! Reading them everyday and having such a blast. He absolutely loves them.
Thermos Funtainers. These remain our FAVORITE water bottles for the kids. Never leak, keep water super cold – they are wonderful. We’ve had some for over five years and they are in perfect condition. I also love the pottery barn kids version because they have larger 16 oz bottles with straws. They are what Max took to school everyday this past year.
Doona car seat. This is the best thing we bought for the baby! The Doona car seat has wheels that transform it into a stroller and it’s been incredible. I don’t think I’d love it so much if the other kids were younger, but since Max and Emilia are out of strollers, it’s been ideal for us!
[none of this is sponsored, i just love to tell you what i love every month! there are a few general affiliate links above! xo]
Ever tried buckwheat pancakes? Sure, they aren’t the prettiest pancakes around, but they make up for their humble appearance with wonderful flavor and texture. Buckwheat, a gluten-free relative of rhubarb, has a delicate, almost nutty flavor all its own.
Thanks to the buckwheat flour, these pancakes are naturally gluten free! These pancakes possess a light and airy consistency that quietly surrenders to the pressure of a fork and soaks up maple syrup like a sponge. I just love them.
This recipe was originally adapted from a fun cookbook called Pancakes, by fellow food blogger Adrianna Adarme of A Cozy Kitchen. I visit Adrianna’s blog any time I need some creative recipe inspiration or a laugh, which is often.
It’s been eight years, so I’m revisiting this recipe to update the photos. I also tweaked the recipe a bit to work even better with 100 percent buckwheat flour. I added another egg and a smidge more flour. Hope you’ll give them a try soon!
I never thought I’d be so excited to share these cookout food ideas with all of you. But after spending last summer picnicking on our own, the prospect of inviting family and friends over and gathering around the grill sounds amazing. Warm weathe…
I never thought I’d be so excited to share these cookout food ideas with all of you. But after spending last summer picnicking on our own, the prospect of inviting family and friends over and gathering around the grill sounds amazing. Warm weather, good food, and great company? Life doesn’t get much better than that. You’ll find my best cookout food ideas below. They include 44+ recipes for veggie burgers and sandwiches, grilling side dishes, salads, snacks, desserts, and more. Some of them are out-of-the-box and inventive, like Chickpea Harissa Veggie Burgers or Grilled Watermelon with a crispy corn topping. […]
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in May (and April!) 2021! xo FOOD Elemental Bars. The peanut butter and almond butter versions are my favorite. These have been lifesavers a few mornings. I love the seedy (almost crisp) texture and I actually think they taste so good. Great to have in a pinch and […]
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in May (and April!) 2021! xo
Elemental Bars. The peanut butter and almond butter versions are my favorite. These have been lifesavers a few mornings. I love the seedy (almost crisp) texture and I actually think they taste so good. Great to have in a pinch and perfect for the morning. They are a nice switch from Perfect Bars (which I also love!)
Topo Chico Twist of Lime. Eddie and I have been obsessed with the lime topo chico the last few months. It’s just SO fizzy!
Kirkland Chocolate Coconut Cashews. Well these taste like caramel delites (or do you say samoas!) and are basically dangerous. SO FREAKING GOOD.
Lemon Lime Liquid IV. Liquid IV has saved me the last few months. For the first time ever I’ve had a really hard time drinking enough water (it’s all I drink unless I have coffee in the morning!) and with this pregnancy, it’s like I just don’t have room to drink as much. I’ve definitely felt dehydrated at times and had lots of braxton hicks from being on my feet, but hydration always clears it up. I started doing one liquid IV a day and it’s a game changer. I only ever used to drink them if I felt dehydrated from a workout or the sun. But this is EVERYTHING. The only downside for me is that they are a little sweet and I don’t like sweet drinks. You can always spread it out over two bottles of water! Lemon lime is def my favorite flavor.
Rails Raw Hem Chambray. It’s no secret how much I love Rails shirts, but this one is next level. It’s such an old school looking wash and I love it, which is huge because I hate 90s grunge things and stuff like that. It’s so soft and comfy and I plan on living in it especially after the baby comes when I’m nursing.
Champion c9 Tanks. My favorite workout tanks ever (or just life tanks!) are on amazon now (used to be sold at Target) and they are the best. The cut is so flattering, they are so soft. I ordered a few more in a size up to accommodate this bump and it’s perfect.
Parchment Paper Baking Sheets. These sheets come in a folder so they are completely flat and ready for baking sheets. I love it. There is no ripping from a roll and they don’t bunch up from being rolled up.
Bose Soundlink Bluetooth Speaker.
Fabric Shaver. I discovered this a few months ago and it’s changed the game for some of our furniture. It’s been great at removing pilling from our couch and chair! It’s also weirdly satisfying, as I’m sure you can imagine.
Erin Church Heart & Soul Album. Cannot.get.enough. Seriously. I’ve been listening to Eric Church nonstop and love all the new music. I even ended up very optimistically buying concert tickets for later this year (no idea if we will feel comfortable going when the time comes!) because I can’t stop. It’s just so, so good.
Mare of Easttown. It feels like there has been nothing good on TV for months, but this HBO show is amazing. Kate Winslet is just.so.good in it! I am loving it. There are only five episodes out right now but it’s def my favorite.
Color changing rain coats. The kids got these as gifts and they are the nicest rain coats they’ve ever had! First, they are fun. Second, they are lined so well and pretty warm – they’ve been wonderful in the chilly spring. Third, they snap which both kids can easily do. So nice!
Babiators. I’m in sunglasses 24/7 because my eyes are so sensitive and the kids wear them often too. I don’t know if it’s from having light eyes (I’ve heard this but who knows), but we’ve used babiators since Max was one. We’ve never lost or broken a pair. They are 100% worth it. I love that they are polarized and fit snuggly but don’t hurt their ears. They are almost stretchy, if that makes sense!
Dino Eggs. We got these for the kids for easter and it was their first time having them. Both are obsessed with dinosaurs so this has been SO fun for them to do together. It’s kind of messy but since it’s warm out now, we just do it outside!
[none of this is sponsored, i just love to tell you what i love every month! there are a few general affiliate links above! xo]
Ahhh I’m so excited! It’s been a few months since I did a beauty faves! Last year I really fell off the wagon of sharing my monthly favorites, because with quarantine it was the same thing every single month. I also went so many days without wearing any sort of makeup or anything, and my […]
It’s been a few months since I did a beauty faves! Last year I really fell off the wagon of sharing my monthly favorites, because with quarantine it was the same thing every single month. I also went so many days without wearing any sort of makeup or anything, and my skin care stayed the same. But! At the end of last year I told you how my skin has been a WRECK this entire pregnancy (it’s crazy!) and while not much has changed, now that I’m in the third trimester it does seem to be getting sliiiiightly better. I feel like I’ve been able to wear makeup a bit more and have got to pick up my skincare routine again.
Also, I’m super excited for the sephora VIB spring sale! It feels like it’s been ages since I’ve been excited for MAKEUP (and not just skincare, which is mostly what I care about these days), but I’ve found some great things this year. I narrowed it down to 15 products I use all the time and absolutely love – skin, makeup, body, etc. Some are repeats you’ve heard me rave about, but some are new since the start of this year!
Supergoop Glowscreen. I can’t handle how much I love this sunscreen for my face and neck. I use it both on non-makeup days and under light makeup. It evens out my complexion so much and the glow is incredible. Only thing is – don’t get it too close to your eyes or it will migrate into them.
Indie Lee Brightening Cleanser. This has been my favorite cleanser for a few years and one I’ve repurchased probably ten times. I love how it cleanses, how it smells and the texture. It doesn’t dry out my skin at all.
Sol de Janiero Bum Bum Cream. Forever favorite! I buy one of these in spring every year for the summer – it’s now a nostalgic scent for me. It’s a bit shimmery too and I love it on legs/arms in the sunlight.
Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. I started using this cream early last fall and throughout my pregnancy, this has single handedly saved my skin. This is also what I use as an eye cream. It is so expensive but you can often find it on sale – and now sephora has it! I love it and cannot imagine being without it.
Westman Atelier Peau de Peche Tinted Highlight. This may be my favorite new product of 2021. Despite the name, this isn’t so much a highlight. I look at it as a highlight + blush + almost bronzy color for my skin. It really warms up my skin, but not in a bad way because I’m very cool toned. Adore it!
Sephora Pro Foundation Brush. This is the brush that I use for both products above. I love how it blends! It’s super soft and I find it to be a great brush for the price.
Westman Atelier Lit Up Highlighter. I really love all the highlighters from WA, but this one is probably my favorite. It’s so glowy and natural, you can put it anyway. It’s effortless and super easy to use, especially in a pinch.
Ilia Super Serum Skin Tint Foundation. I still don’t like heavy foundation on my skin, and this is my current fave if I want a little more coverage. I’ve used this since last summer and love how it works and evens my skintone.
Kosas Moisturizing Baked Bronzer. Fell in love with this bronzer last year and it’s amazing. I use the light shade. Such a good shade if you’re cool toned (won’t make you look orange) and blends so nicely.
Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Bloom. I always buy two or three of these during a sale. Another effortless product – perfect color, without needing to use a mirror. And super moisturizing too. Plus it has SPF!
Tom Ford Soleil Blanc. This is my favorite warm weather scent and since perfumes (especially Tom Ford!) never go on sale, it’s the best time to get one. This is a light, summery fragrance with a hint of beachy coconut – but not sweet coconut. It’s fantastic.
St Tropez Bronzing Water Face Mist. When it comes to self tanning, this face mist is unbeatable. I discovered it last summer and it is SO easy to use, especially since tanning products never last on my face with my skincare. It doesn’t turn my skin orange and is so even.
Tan Luxe The Butter Illuminating Cream. I’ve repurchased this so many times – it blends incredibly and is such a nice self tanning cream to use. It is a gradual tanner and doesn’t transfer to clothes once dry. The smell isn’t terrible either.
[as usual, none of this is sponsored and all of these products were purchased by me. i am not affiliated with any of the companies above, nor do i accept free products. just love to talk about what i like, makeup junkie to makeup junkie. there are some amazon and general reward style affiliate links above. thank you for being here!]
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in March (and February!) 2021! xo FOOD FeverTree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit. I love all Fever Tree drinks (their ginger beer and tonic water is the best!) and have been adoring this the last few months. If you’re a grapefruit freak like I am, you will love it! It’s […]
Here’s a peek at everything I loved in March (and February!) 2021! xo
FeverTree Sparkling Pink Grapefruit. I love all Fever Tree drinks (their ginger beer and tonic water is the best!) and have been adoring this the last few months. If you’re a grapefruit freak like I am, you will love it! It’s incredible, and I can only imagine how good it will be in margaritas or just with some tequila and lime come summer.
American Spoon Almond Butter. Oh my gosh. It’s no secret how much I adore American Spoon products. Their almond butter is UNREAL. The texture – the taste – it’s moved into the #1 spot for me. Delish.
Live Love Salt and Vinegar Popcorn. Oh my word – this is the best snack. I can’t even handle how much I love the flavor. Popcorn isn’t one of my go-tos, but I adore anything salt and vinegar and this is so wonderful.
Panera Madagascar Vanilla Cold Brew. I’m a LITTLE bit back on the coffee train! After a few months off, I’ve been getting it once a week or so. This cold brew literally tastes like chocolate milk… or a milkshake. It’s amazing.
The Kindest Lie. I absolutely loved this book so much. Wrote about it in my February reads if you want to read more!
I’ve been playing Eric Church nonstop and am SO excited for his albums next month! Right now I can’t get enough of Hell of a View and Heart on Fire.
MZ Wallace Medium Metro Tote. The size of this tote is everything. I’m no stranger to MZ Wallace bags – I used one as my diaper bag for Max for the first 6+ months or so. I still use that duffle when we travel on vacation. They are the best, hold a TON and so well made. They last forever! The above one in the photo is the medium tote which is my favorite size. I find it perfect for throwing things in for kids that I may need in the car, or at my mom’s, or something like that. I also throw my computer or books in it if I need to do something like work during the school pick up line, or back when we went places all the time. It’s just such a great bag. The one above is a few years old, but they have TONS of the cool colors in the medium size. Also, occasionally Nordstrom has them on sale and sometimes MZ Wallace sends out coupon codes too!
Align Leggings. I have to give my usual shout out to my lulu align leggings, which I’ve worn since the minute they came out. While they are basically my work uniform, workout uniform AND pregnancy uniform – they are the best for pregnancy. I have tried other leggings, including these popular ones (which I loathed) and align are just the best. My regular size fits the bump and usually does until the end. Nothing compares for me!
Ugg Wedge Boots. We’re a little late now that it’s into spring, but I got the ugg wedges this past winter and adore them. As much as I trash talk my regular black uggs (which I do love for winter weather, but barely will wear in public), these wedges are so cute and comfortable. So much better than I anticipated! As much as I love my sorel wedge boots, these are warmer for the really cold days, or even if you’re doing things outside (like seeing people socially distanced in the snow. Let’s hope that is over!).
Adirondack Chairs with Cup Holder. I feel like a real adult because these chairs are making my life. They are so light and perfect to drag out on our driveway while the kids play (before I would carry a chair around the house from the patio if we were out for a bit, I wanted to work a little outside, etc). The best part about them? They have a cup holder AND a phone holder!! Literally life changing.
Disposable Bamboo Serving Trays. I love these so much!! They are disposable and compostable trays that you can make a snack plate or cheese board on and take to someone’s house. Obsessed with making a cheeseboard on it so you can take it and leave it and not worry about getting your tray back!
Crane Humidifier. I could not live without my humidifier. We run it every night and the kids’ have them too. I swear they keep any of our allergies at bay and it’s also so good for my skin (which is dry). If I don’t use it one night, I can totally tell a difference. Years ago I had the expensive dyson humidifier and it’s not worth it. The Crane is the best and I’ve broken a few (dropped them while cleaning and cracked them) and always rebuy the same!
Cooling Cover Pregnancy Pillow. I had the same pregnancy pillow for my pregnancies with Max and Emilia but at 7+ years old, it had seen better days. When I went to get a new one, I saw this one with a cooling cover. And OMG. It is life changing. So silky and cooling and wonderful. I always run hot and hate being hot at night, but also want piles of covers on me. This is amazing.
Little Sleepies PJs. These are SO SOFT and stretchy and wonderful. And of course I love anything where the kids (and even us!) can match. Pretty sure these are the 5th brand of PJs or so I’ve mentioned in a year. Hello stay at home, haha!
Interactive Talking Telescope. The kids absolutely love this. Max really wanted a real telescope for Christmas and by the time he mentioned it, everything was sold out. I grabbed this and it has been such a hit! It is really educational and fun.
DJeco Artist Collages. I have to mention these again because Emilia just LOVES them. She has completed them all but I’m practically ready to buy the same ones over because she loves doing them so much. They are really fun!
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Last month, I shared three new cauliflower recipes – a Cauliflower Soup, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. As I developed them, I found myself amazed (once again) at the versatility of this humble veggie. It can blend into crea…
Last month, I shared three new cauliflower recipes – a Cauliflower Soup, Vegan Alfredo Sauce, and Cauliflower Mac and Cheese. As I developed them, I found myself amazed (once again) at the versatility of this humble veggie. It can blend into creamy soups and sauces without the help of nuts or dairy, and it can transform into a substitute for noodles or rice. You can boil it, steam it, sauté it, roast it, or even eat it raw. My question is, what can’t cauliflower do? Because cauliflower is one of the vegetables I cook most often throughout the winter and early […]
Each year, when winter starts to melt into spring, I refresh my rotation of easy weeknight dinners. The weather begins to change, and so do my cravings. On some days, I’m still in the mood for the cozy comfort food of winter – hearty pastas…
Each year, when winter starts to melt into spring, I refresh my rotation of easy weeknight dinners. The weather begins to change, and so do my cravings. On some days, I’m still in the mood for the cozy comfort food of winter – hearty pastas, soups, and stews – but on others, I’m hungry for weeknight dinners that are lighter and brighter. This year especially, I’m ready for a change. I don’t know about you, but I feel like I have cooked more in the last 12 months than I ever thought possible. Right now, weeknight dinners that are quick […]