St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake

Doesn’t this St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake look divine?! I recently snuck away for a very brief visit with a local friend. We focused on food (mostly because I love to eat. a lot.)  My friend made me homemade mango salsa that was divine (Anna, I still need all your recipes!) as well as a […]

White Dress

I’ve come to accept a few truths about clothing.  Whites don’t stay very white for long.  Blacks fade.  That’s great for a leather jacket, not so much for a black cotton tee.  I replace white cardigans, jackets, sweaters, socks, you-name-it almost once a year.  Who here hasn’t worn a pair of dingy white socks before? […]

Bruges Belgium

My family and I spent this past summer on holiday in Europe (or as we Americans tend to call it, vacation.)  We took a little roadtrip to Amsterdam (because, hello Holland – which you can read about here) and on the way back detoured through Belgium (because, hello Bruges and hello waffles!)  We found the […]

The Grateful Table

One of my favorite memories from visiting Turkey was an incredible dinner we had late one night in Goreme, bohemian style, after exploring the local museum.  It embodied every part of Turkey that I loved – the casual pace, the simplicity, the art in the variety of mismatched décor.  We sat on the patio, in […]

Living Rooms

I’m almost ashamed at how long it’s taking me to decorate my new home.  I have yet to hang a single piece of artwork on the walls, but don’t worry – my sons have been sure to leave their marks (and sometimes holes) on these bare walls; we have to make it our own somehow, […]

Resort + Jewels

I’m headed out for Spring Break vacation and while I will be packing some of my favorites, a brand-spanking-new cornflower peplum two-piece swimsuit just arrived in the mail and is at the top of my suitcase.   Photography by CW Schildt Photograghy // LimeRicki Peplum Bathing Top (c/o) // MeadowBelle Market Bangles Choosing bathing suits can be difficult, […]

Breakfast in Bed

When I think of luxury (thank you very much Wayfair.com) I think of warm, cozy beds, and lazily lying in them while the sun slowly filters in through the curtains.  Maybe my five year-old joins us for morning snuggles; maybe my eight year-old will try to join us as well.  Then fighting will ensue and […]

Poncho Dress

I grabbed this poncho dress off the sale rack at Madewell – it was the very last one!  If you find it in your local store (or the thrift store, consignment stores or on ebay) – it’s a great buy (keep your fingers crossed for additional 40% off sale!) with its immense versatility.  Dress it […]

Dog Days Are Over #OFW

We spent most of Labor Day Weekend doing chores inside and out; we played for most of August, shirking our adult responsibilities.  Travel, blogging, back-to-school, weddings and more made it a fantastic (if not busy) month.  We sent summer out with a bang this year, heading North to Omaha for one last quick family retreat.  […]

Omaha Weekend

The Mr and I took the boys up to Omaha this past weekend for a quick getaway.  I loved, loved, loved downtown Omaha (to put it simply.)  The Old Market district was a combination of my favorites from Kansas City; it was like the Plaza, Crown Center and the Power & Light District all rolled […]

Sundance Style

Before we left for Salt Lake City, we (Julie Blanner and I) spent several hours planning out what we would wear for Alt Summit, the parties and what to wear to Sundance (it never hurts to be too prepared!)  We had decided to stay an extra day and attend the legendary Sundance Film Festival – […]

1000 Place To See Before You Die + A Triple P Giveaway

Have you ever used a guidebook?  I remember borrowing a few from the library when The Mr and I were planning our honeymoon.  We knew where we were going, I just wanted to make sure we got to see everything worth seeing and stopped by the places a foreigner like myself wouldn’t know to look […]