We are in full blown Spring and as I sit here, rain falling, Spring cleaning complete– I can’t help but want to move on to small updates in our apartment to bring the green inside. Continue Reading

Rattan, wicker, woven, macrame, straw and even bamboo bags are everything for Spring and Summer. Coming on to the scene last year, brands have really stepped up their game for this ‘it’ bag and I’ve rounded up several of my favorites to snag this season!  Continue Reading

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you know by now that we took a quick trip to Charleston and surprised my mom for the weekend. Just off the tails of our trip to Tulum (which reminds me– I need to post those pictures!), I still was craving a getaway and seeing my family made it so much sweeter.  Continue Reading

It’s the end of the week, the fridge is getting emptier and no end in site on what to make for dinner— until now!  Continue Reading

Welcome, April! Spring is finally here and I am just over the moon knowing full-time sun is coming our way. While it doesn’t happen right away here in Chicago (yes, still in the 30’s there, sigh), there is so much to look forward to! Along with Spring Cleaning, here are some other things I’m looking to stay proactive on this month.  Continue Reading

We leave for Tulum, Mexico tomorrow! I’m all (over) packed and ready to go. However, there is one thing that I make sure not to overpack.

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I have a bunch of plain pullover sweaters that are now just starting to look boring to me. So I wanted to spruce them up with some inspiration pulled from my favorite street styles– which, turns out, is super easy to apply! Continue Reading

28 on 28! Nothing like a golden birthday to spice up the week! As my blog is still fairly new (2 years today!), I figured there is a lot you might not know about me. So here are 28 personal things to get to know me better! Continue Reading

In exactly one month we’ll be relaxing on the beautiful beaches of Tulum, Mexico and I’m sharing everything I’m bringing with me for a little 2018 Spring and Summer preview! Continue Reading

With so much life happening right now–taking in all the good with the bad– it has become so easy to pass by so many small moments that can truly make us happy– even if it’s for a few short seconds. As I approach turning another year older, I’ve been really taking advantage of all these little pieces of life that make me smile and keep me happy. Here are a few that maybe you can love too.


The smell of Adrian’s cologne the next day.

A great morning stretch.

The instant rush of all the good feelings after an intense workout.

Seeing something new for the first time.

When Sofie takes a deep breath and exhales super soft.

The hug of a good friend.

The smell of real fresh air. I smelled this in Colorado. I couldn’t believe how fresh the air was.

Not wearing a bra. I’m serious about this.

The sound of wine being poured.

Crying at the sight of waves in Carmel, California. 

The weight of a blanket.

When you make your coffee just right.

A really good cry. I do this often. I’m a very emotional person.

The dancing light of our candles.

Making something right in yours or someone else’s life.

Giving a special gift to a loved one.

Getting your hands dirty.

The sound of rain. I just miss the rain.

Remembering an old memory. I have a terrible memory so this is really special to me when it happens.

Clean sheets that still smell like you.

Knowing you are loved.

With all my love, TMI