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The kids don’t have school today and I totally took advantage of sleeping in. I also cracked open my laptop and started some online shopping because that’s what you do on Friday mornings, right? Three of my favorite places to shop have some great things on sale. Also, the jumpsuits from Madewell make me squeal […]

All the things to buy this Easter weekend

sales to shop this Easter from Anthropologie, Madewell, and Urban Outfitters

My breath was taken away this morning when I saw the new Erdem X Universal Standard collaboration. I mean, everything is SO GOOD. Erdem is so dreamy and romantic. Universal Standard has amazing basics that complement your body and oh wow do they have inclusive sizing – the clothing just feels like it was made […]

Everything from the new Erdem X Universal Standard Collaboration

Erdem x Universal Standard collaboration

We’re working on updating our youngest daughter’s bedroom. Right now, the room looks sad and doesn’t reflect her personality. She’s creative, imaginative and loves animals. The closet is huge and has this unusually high ceiling that doesn’t match the ceiling in the bedroom – definitely lots of storage space, especially for all her toys. There’s […]

Anthropomorphic animal art from Etsy for a child’s room

kid's closet

Who else needs a total wardrobe refresh? For the past year, I‘ve been wearing the same thing over and over and over again. It’s getting pretty old and I don’t know how long I can avoid mirrors. I was browsing Target as people are wont to do while avoiding doing other things that clearly need […]

All the Target tops that are 💯 right now and under $30

Target tips under $30

Our spice cabinet has been a disaster for years. It’s one of those things where if I ignored it, I wouldn’t have to think about it and deal with the work I imagined it would involved to improve. Do you do this as well? We had spices in different sized jars and pouches, baking ingredients, […]

Organize your messy spice cabinet this weekend + get this FREE printable

Organize spice cabinet

Living in South Florida, it’s hard for me to gauge what season it is. There are only two season here for me: hot season and even more hot and humid hurricane season. I know in other parts of the country, it’s still cold and maybe snowing 😳 and wow, I’m so sorry if that’s you. […]

Say yes to these easy, flowy dresses for spring

Dresses for spring

Since the pandemic began a year ago: I bought multiple 50 pound bags of flour I realized not everyone in my family wants fresh rolls every day (who are these strangers?) I started making our bed daily. It was a big deal I discovered how much I enjoy avocados my love for bread still continues […]

What to get at Target for your patio right now

Outdoor furniture and decor from Target

Looking at the Serena & Lily 20% off sale, I’ve got a Modern Beachhouse/Boho vibe in mind and it’s making me want to move back to Southern California. If only. Here are my favorite things from the sale… Get 20% off EVERYTHING with code: NEWLEAF. Sale ends Tuesday, 3.16.21 at 11.59 pm PT. Don’t miss […]

What I’m shopping at the Serena & Lily 20% off everything sale

Serena & Lily 20% off everything sale

I have a hard time eating healthy. If I have the choice between potato chips and a salad, I will always choose potato chips. If it’s unhealthy, I gravitate towards it. As I’ve tripped into middle-age, my health is. . . not great. Autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure, weight-gain, medications that mess with my body, […]

A delicious and nutritious avocado mash toast with a twist you’ll want to eat every day

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My latest obsession is woven baskets. I have a difficult time keeping things organized and looking tidy in our house. I like to blame this on three kids, 2 dogs, and my husband, but the real problem is me. I’m a compiler and tend to keep things longer than I should. OR I put a […]

Take a look at these woven baskets and spruce up your console table or organize your house

woven baskets with handles

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