Glam + Games: Inside My Weekend

What a WEEKEND! I’m still recovering from the dancing, the chatting… and [maybe] one too many #superbowl cocktails. If you’re following along on Instagram, you probably saw a little glitz, a little glam… and a lotta dancing. First, let’s talk glitz –because it was all for a great cause. This weekend’s gala raised funds for my sister’s charity, PSLA, which serves hundreds of thousands of at-risk youth. The support we received…. Read more

My Merry Message

Merry Christmas [and merry everything], my sweet readers! My family and I are spending the morning together eating too many sweets [oopsie]. My note to you is short today. Simply, I wanted to send you my love. Whether you’re wildly happy, terribly heartbroken, overworked, or underworked — rest your mind and indulge in gratefulness. Find peace in knowing how capable you are; in knowing how purposeful you are; in knowing you’re not…. Read more

Auntie Hot Cocoa Date

Is your heart melting yet?! My sweet nieces are making their blog debut today! YAY! Colette + Claire are my snuggle buddies. They’re also my chocolate-lovers, which means auntie dates often include sweets. Sorry, big sis. The girls were VERY excited about this post. Colette insisted on wearing her faux fur scarf because it would look “stylish on the blog.” Indeed, it looks effortlessly chic.  I hope this post encourages you to…. Read more

The Naughty Lyst

Year after year, I have this whimsical dream of Jake + I decorating our tree. We’ll be sipping hot cocoa over holiday music while our pup’s dressed in a festive sweater.  … and year after year, this is what really happens: we drink too much wine over a football game, while our pup destroys his Christmas sweater and every gift we’ve wrapped [he’s on the NAUGHTY lyst]. I still managed…. Read more

I’m His Girl: Happy Father’s Day

My dad used to make me Nutella sandwiches for breakfast. He told me the chocolatey-spread was healthy for my heart. Sorry, mom. He was right, though. My heart is still happy. As a teenager, my dad used to let me play hooky from school. He told me the teachers would appreciate one less student to look after. Sorry, mom. He was right, though. Teachers do need a break. In college,…. Read more