went to the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze!

It was about an hour each way which feels like eternity with two babies in the backseat but it was worth it.......4000 Jack-O-Lanterns!!!


christmas wish list addition

Every Christmas I like to get 1 pair of good quality winter boots. In the past I've got Uggs and the Hunter Original Wellies.

This year I'm debating between these :

or these:

Two completely different looks, one is frivolous and fun while the other is a tried and true classic.

Hmmm, which way to go? Thoughts?


did some damage at Target!

One of my favorite places to shop. Even more now that they have fresh produce and groceries in a couple nearby locations. Seriously, I'm all about killing two birds with one stone. The only downside of shopping in those types of huge mass-retailers is the second you are driving out of the parking lot you remember that you forgot to buy the item that was the reason you went there (today it was AAA batteries).

While there I saw the cutest birthday party set, The Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.

I'm already knee deep in planning Olivia's Strawberry Shortcake Pool Party for December but I was tempted to buy it to save for Sophia's birthday in July. I think it would make the cutest picnic party......


tried Keratin

I'm still jonesing to try out a professional keratin treatment but am nervous to shell out $300 for a temporary fix that will last only three months. Truthfully speaking for me to spend that much it would have to be guaranteed that my bad jersey mall rat hair would become become "air dry-able"....

In the meantime, I'm going to try out some OTC (haha) keratin products. First up is Vitaderm Keratin Hair Moisturizer, I have it on as we speak. It's from a Brazilian beauty brand that's been around since 1984.

Fingers crossed, it'll combat this frizz........


caught the tail end of one of her all time favorite movies

Have you seen The Goonies? Seriously, it's a classic...


would love to have dinner here

Original title: Today Hilary would love to have dinner here instead of scarfing down her kids leftovers (TMI?)

I'm putting this Brooklyn Asian/BBQ fusion spot on my list for future date nights Looks like exactly what I need....


starts her Christmas Wish List

Dear Santa:
I've been a good girl this year.....


figured out her personal design aesthetic...

While having a friend and her munchkins over today for a play date the talk turned to fashion as we both have both have similar backgrounds in that industry. We compared our wish lists for both children's and women's clothes and accessories. I wasn't familiar with many of her brands as most of them were a bit obscure or new to me. Finally, later into the conversation she said "so you like American sportswear?" and so it dawned on me, "why yes! yes I do!"

Haha! Is this breaking news?!?l A light bulb went off and I had an A-HA moment, my design aesthetic is mostly American designers and American "inspired" style, such as:


Tory Burch

Kate Spade


J Crew

It's easy to know what you like but sometimes hard to define it....


Ultrasound/Urban Outfitters

Today, I left my youngest daughter, Sophia (14 months) at home with my mother in law while I went to the Radiologist. I took my oldest daughter Olivia (2 1/2 years old) for an ultrasound of the kidneys and bladder. It was a totally non-invasive procedure and just a precaution since she had a UTI a few weeks ago. She was in great spirits the whole time and thought the machine tickled her while taking a photo of her belly.

After we left the appointment enjoyed some mommy and me time. We went to Starbucks and Urban Outfitters (a store I used to love stopping into in NYC but our local one in the neighboring town is so stroller-unfriendly I never bother). I love revisiting an old love and seeing that they are doing well for themselves. Is it weird to take shopping this seriously?

I saw a few great pieces in Urban that I definitely want to come find during the post holiday clearance when prices will be substantially lower. However, I did pick up a few little do-dads from the $2.99 (!) clearance table but my favorite buy was this open cardigan, $19.99 and I'll wear it all winter I can already tell. I'm starting to stock up on this style of cardigan. I love the drapey, comfy yet polished vibe they give an outfit.

What are your current go-to pieces?


I'm baaaaack!

Sorry for the lack of posts lately.....Hopefully I got my groove back.

I dyed my hair from blond to medium brown using a mix of the below shades,
Feria Brazilian Brown and Feria Moonlit Tortoise.

I also got a much needed haircut, just a trim and side bangs. I still didn't work up the nerve to go short like I wanted to way back in this post. Regardless, I hadn't cut it in 7 months so it was so overdue and I feel like a new woman. I'll try to get a good photo up of it this weekend.

It feels good to be back.....