peeps rice krispie treats

peeps rice krispie treats

Well, we are finally back in Barbados after spending the last several weeks in DC. It’s nice to be back to warm weather, have my own bed again, and not be living out of a suitcase, but it’s always sad to leave family and friends especially for Gwyneth. So before we left, we had a wonderful afternoon with my mom (her Nana) and made these fabulous peeps rice krispie treats I was loving a couple weeks ago. Yes, they’re made with peeps!!!

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the five best april fools’ day hoaxes

the five best april fools’ day hoaxes

April Fools' Day HoaxesWith April Fools’ Day just around the corner, I started reminiscing about my childhood. April 1st was always a day that filled me with dread. I was the youngest child of four, so I was definitely an easy target for jokes! While my brother and sisters went fairly easy on me, I was curious what types of pranks would qualify as the best of all time. A quick Google search and I found hundreds of them, and a lot of them were pretty impressive! I had never heard of most of these, but I think it’s hilarious (and perhaps a bit sad) how many people were fooled =)  Here are my top five picks for the best April Fools’ Day hoaxes.

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comfy, cozy fashion

comfy, cozy fashion

Comfy, cozy fashion

I love getting dressed up and going out for a fabulous dinner with my husband or a night out with my girlfriends. I even have a whole getting ready routine that involves an excellent playlist and a glass (or two) of wine. But I’ve been entertaining a lot of guests lately, and this weekend all I want to do is have an evening in and relax. A night on the couch with a hot cup of tea, a good book, and some comfy, cozy clothes is my recipe for a perfect evening. Continue reading


five things

five things

My dad is a classical guitarist. If you visited my home growing up, you would have occasionally heard him practicing or at the very least seen a few guitars lying around. This week was a very special week for my father. He had his retirement party with his coworkers, and in about two weeks he will have his last day in an office. After 44 years with the federal government, he’s beginning a new chapter in his life. For my grandfather (his father), he spent his retirement years making guitars, which my father has briefly discussed as one thing to take up his time. But whatever activities he decides to take up, his musical hobby of playing guitar will most certainly fill up much of his time.

So today’s five things are to celebrate my dad, his retirement, and the music he’ll be playing. 

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how to fishtail braid

how to fishtail braid

I love a fishtail braid. With very little effort, it creates such a stunning look. It’s most definitely my daughter’s favorite hairstyle, and I love it’s versatility. It can be worn in a classic ponytail, draped in a side ponytail, or made into a statement style when braided along the crown of my forehead. No matter the occasion, it’s simply beautiful. I’ve been asked by several friends, especially ones with little girls, how to fishtail, so here’s a simple how-to on creating the perfect fishtail braid. Remember too though, it’s so easy to create that it can easily be done to your own hair. I wear this exact look (minus the ribbon) all the time!

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it’s in the bag: tennis edition

it’s in the bag: tennis edition

Tennis Essentials

The tennis court is my happy place. I started playing two years ago and fell in love with the sport. It’s a fantastic workout, a great place to meet other like-minded women, and the clothes and accessories are way too fun! While tennis really only requires a racquet and the proper shoes, there are a lot of other little items that I now regularly bring with me when I play. Continue reading