5 things for the backyard

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Momo & cousin Annabella enjoying the park cause our backyard ain’t up to snuff.

Sometimes, when you are an adult you buy a house. And most of the time you go back and forth with your partner on whether or not you should remodel said house. Ever since moving into our house in December of 2013 I have been dreaming about how and when we properly update few key areas of the house. Don’t get me wrong, before we moved in we did very minimal updates to the kitchen. I had seen a tutorial on how to get concrete countertops by basically layering on thin layers of concrete onto your existing countertops. I did this along painting the existing backsplash with tile paint so that we could have a cleaner look in our navy and maroon kitchen. But that was almost three years ago.

At the top of my list these days are the kitchen and backyard. Additional desires include the unfinished basement, our bedroom, upstairs sunporch and maybe even the unfinished, yet inaccessible, attic. Continue reading “5 things for the backyard”


photo diary: momo & me

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Pine Street Market 6/6/2016

A post heavy on photos instead of words today. Cause I am really loving all of the ‘mommy & me’ photos I have from the past couple weeks. Some I have asked people to take & others are random captures. Click through for more. Continue reading “photo diary: momo & me”

loves from the zara sale

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My cousin tipped me off this morning to a SALE over on ZARA’s website. Initially I didn’t think I had time nor did I even want to have a peek at the selection, for fear of falling in love. But here I am, at the Mini dealership waiting for my car to finish being serviced, with idle time and wifi. Continue reading “loves from the zara sale”

Anti Father’s Day?

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Happy dad’s day dude, this is it.

I had an epiphany this week while racking my brain about a gift for Mike for Father’s Day. Then I thought, “what did I get for Mother’s day?” Asking that question put it all into perspective for me. Why did it matter what I ‘got’? Continue reading “Anti Father’s Day?”

notes on happiness by Ayca

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Happy Monday! Today I am here with a guest post from my friend and NYC based coworker Ayca. A few things you should know about Ayca before reading her post. She is a Turkish princess. I say this because she is one of the most beautiful people you will ever meet with effortless style and grace, she has to be royal, right? Continue reading “notes on happiness by Ayca”