Growing up, I couldn’t wait to go back-to-school shopping.  My mom would take my brother and I for a whole weekend and we’d stock up on clothes and school supplies.  I would be so excited to wear the clothes, all my new outfits would be used up by the end of the first week. The… Read More backpack.

fall trends.

It’s becoming harder and harder to ignore.  Now that we’re in mid-August, signs of fall are showing up everywhere, especially in the fashion world. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t just a little excited for the season change.  The Midwest humidity can test my love for summer and 70 degree days with light layers… Read More fall trends.


No matter how much I try to avoid the topic, summer really is coming to an end.  We have limited time to complete bucket lists, go for boat rides and watch sunsets at 8:30pm.  Which means I also have limited time to wear all the summer outfits I still have sitting in my closet! This denim romper… Read More denim.


My creativity in the kitchen has suffered the past few weeks with busy after-work schedules, trying to eat healthy, and the list goes on.  When I need a boost of inspiration, I always get out my stack of cooking books.  And call me crazy, but I love reading them.  Especially ones written like Cravings by Chrissy Teigen. If… Read More cravings.


It’s August 3rd and I’m sitting at my desk listening to the Creedence Clearwater channel on Pandora – thank you Dad for my wonderful taste in music – wondering how it could possibly be August 3rd.  Time disappears faster and faster each year, but it’s something I’ll never get used to.  With all the back-to-school talk and fall decor… Read More yellow.