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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is just a little over a week away, and I’ve been doing a little virtual window shopping for all the ladies out there. It’s been a dreary start to May over here in Connecticut, so I’ve spent a decent amount of time perusing the internet and rounding up some of my favorite goodies- whether you want to spoil your mom, grandma, or dear friend; or just want to pick up a little something for yourself- I’ve got you covered.

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This Year's Easter Picks

Easter is a little less than a month away, and it’s got me thinking about all things pink and purple and bunny and chick. Over the past few years it’s become one of our very favorite holidays to celebrate as a family, and we always have the best time collecting little trinkets for MM to open on Sunday morning- a mixture of candies, stuffed animal, tiny toys and trinkets. 

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Holiday Gift Guide | For Her

Okay, ladies. This next list is all about us.

And, if I’m being honest, this gift guide is pretty much my own personalized wish list- peppered with some of the very best gifts I’ve ever received myself- like this personalized mama necklace. My sister got me a similar one with Madeline’s name on it for my baby shower some years back, and I literally never take it off. This “mama” version would be great for an expecting friend, or for a special mom in your life.

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Holiday Gift Guide | The Hostess

Yesterday hit “send” on our annual Christmas party invite, and it instantly gave me all the festive feels.

Every year we throw a little get together with close family and friends, and sending off our invite always gets me right into the spirit of things. I always opt for a Paperless Post invite- they’re super easy to use and their designs range from classically pretty to fun and kitschy. And I love their collaborations with designers like Rifle Paper and Anthropologie.

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A Valentine's Day Brunch

Valentine's Day is just a week away; so to get in the spirit this past weekend,  I invited a few girlfriends over for a little ladies' brunch. 

I wanted to create a sweet party that was equal parts girly and unexpected- lots of bright pinks, balloons and bubbly combined with pops of black, gold tones and all the cold brew coffee.

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5 Indoor Activities To Do with the kids

Brrrr! At the risk of sounding redundant: its cold. And if you're home with the littles like Yours Truly, then cabin fever may be setting in already. This past week I brought out all the stops to keep MM entertained indoors. We dined out at our favorite restaurants. We attended the best local drop-in classes. And we even enjoyed some of our favorite indoor activities at home- in the comfort of our PJs. 

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In My Bag: Disney Packing Essentials

If you live anywhere near us here in Connecticut, you know the temperatures have dropped below frigid. I can't remember the last time its been this cold this early. As a native New Englander, I rarely complain about the cold. I'm not quite the wear-flip-flops-ti-there's-snow kind of New Englander that my husband is. But I can take a freezing cold day in January. 

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Holiday Gift Guide for Boys: Baby + Toddler

As promised: Mom Approved Holiday Gift Guide for Boys.  As a girl mom, this one required a little more legwork- polling a few of the little fellows in our life. I included the usual suspects: legos, firetrucks, tools and super heroes. As well as a few of the less obvious gifts that I've seen win over some major hearts: teepees and headdresses, anyone?

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