around the house

This post is brought to you by the Quaker Oats Company! All opinions are our own. How is everyone feeling since the back-to-school rush? We’re finally settling into a more easy-going speed and have found that the more prep we do the night before the smoother the day goes in the morning! These  Quaker Chewy Granola Bars have been heavy in the rotation as we pack lunches for our kids for school or when we all need to grab quick snacks on-the-go! These bars mix 100% whole grains (that us moms love) and tasty ingredients like chocolate chips (that the kids love) come in … Read more

Must-Have Blocks!

We tend to jam pack all our Holiday gift ideas in November but realized lots of you are early bird shoppers and these blocks definitely should be on your radar! After we started noticing our boys drawn to these blocks every time we had a play date with our friend we figured it was time to invest in our own sets. These ones are called Magnetic Stick’n Stack and they are for sure the favorite toy around here. As you probably guessed they’re magnetized, clear, colorful and come in a huge variety of shapes. It truly makes for endless imagination … Read more

Must Have Beauty Supplies

E! News recently published their 2016 Beauty Awards. I love that they polled famous stylists and make-up artists for their favorites! I am always curious about women’s beauty routines and want to know if you use these! Love ’em, hate ’em, found something better? Let us know! Ready to hear their winners? MAKE-UP: They picked a winner and a runner-up! Starting with CLEANSER: Cetaphil + Kate Somerville Goat Milk MASKS: SKII Facial Treatment Mask + Shisheido Paper Mask PEEL-OFF MASKS: Glam Glow Super Mud + Natura Ice Lift  SERUM & OIL: Caudalie Beauty Elixir + Kate Somerville Quench Hydrating Serum MOISTURIZER: … Read more

Raleigh’s Nursery

By Emily. I haven’t updated the nursery in six years, so it was definitely time for a refresh! Hayes was born and then Cal came along sixteen months later and I honestly wasn’t ready to part with it that quick! Then they started sharing room and there wasn’t any reason to do much to the nursery until Raleigh! All I wanted for the space was to be serene and calming. So we painted it the lightest bone white and some added mixed metallic touches. Gold and copper mostly!Added a Sputnik light fixture, a new grey recliner (mine sold out, but … Read more

kon mari method

We have heard A LOT about the Kon Mari method of decluttering the last year or so. Marie Kondo’s book has been a bestseller for many moons now and nearly everyone we’ve heard read the book has becomec enchanted by the process. At the very least it has made us want to get rid of everything and live like monks. Have you read it? We’d love to hear your experience! We spotted this cheat sheet from the people at Make Space (a storage solution in NYC, DC, Chicago and LA that picks up, stores, and then re-delivers your storage when … Read more