One of Hermione’s favorite activities is going through my bag and taking everything out, looking at it, playing with it, and sometimes (rarely) putting it back in. From my wallet, to my sunglasses, to my phone, the contents of my bag amazes her! Knowing how much she loves rooting through my bag I decided to get her a little purse of her own filled with treasures she can explore. Her “purse” as she calls it is one of her favorite toys. It even keeps her happy and calm in the car which is major for us. Read more
Happy Friday! The weather is so gorgeous today it’s hard to believe it’s almost October (and my birthday). Hermione has had a cold and cough all week (nothing sadder than a sick, sniffly, snotty baby) so I am hoping things turn around and we can enjoy this beautiful weather. Tonight, we are headed back out to the beach where we plan on doing some farm stand shopping, lounging around the house, and maybe a visit here if peanut is feeling up to it.
Here are some things I am loving this week:
This heavenly treat is currently tempting me from my freezer. Cacao Miso Crunch anyone?
I don’t wear much makeup these days but this has become a must have, everyday, game changer.
The cutest hair clips, hands down.
My friend Vanessa on the reality of a post partum body. So beautifully put.
Happy fall! There is a chill in the air, the days are slowly getting shorter, and I have switched my cold brew for hot lattes (decaf with almond milk of course). If you are like me around this time every year you start to get a hankering for pumpkin spice anything. Muffins, granola, muffins, pie… nothing says fall more than pumpkin. Unfortunately most pumpkin flavored treats are huge sugar and calorie bombs. Most…but not all!
This fall Daily Harvest is excited to introduce our very first seasonal flavor…Pumpkin Pie! Sweet, creamy and yet still good for you this blend packed with Vitamins and antioxidants will get you right into the fall spirit! To order your Pumpkin Pie smoothie today,click here.
I will be the first to admit that I love shopping for Hermione. Is there anything cuter than tiny little girl’s clothes? Ok, maybe the tiny little girls that inhabit said clothes! Before Hermione was born I had her closet well stocked with many, many summer dresses, rompers and outfits. We spent her first summer in East Hampton and I has so much fun dressing her up for all of our adventures. Even though she was very much an infant I made sure she was well outfitted for every walk to town, trip to the beach, sunset at our favorite vineyard and family BBQ. Read more
I grew up in a coffee drinking household. My dad spent most of his career in the coffee, sugar and cocoa industry so there were always pounds and pounds of coffee around. In college my coffee drinking habit got a little out of control ( it was theater school after all) and I found myself consuming multiple fancy coffee drinks a day. Knowing that all that caffeine (not to mention the milk that went with it…yuck!) was not so good for me I quit cold turkey a few years after I graduated. Read more
Since Hermione’s arrival 14 (gasp!) months ago my Instagram feed has been mostly images of her and all of the amazing (walking!) and adorable (toothy smiles!) things she does every day. Being Hermione’s mama is truly the best thing I have ever done in my life and I am proud to share her pictures with my social media followers.
Friends have often told me they wish I would come to their house and make them one of my smoothies every day. I get it. Smoothie making can get frustrating for even me. Keeping our fridge and freezer stocked with ample ingredients can be difficult and more often than not produce goes bad before it all gets used.
I love birthday parties. From Alice in Wonderland teas as a child, to bars full of friends as a twenty something, to lovely intimate dinners with girlfriends I have had some very wonderful birthday celebrations. However, none of my own birthday celebrations could ever top the feeling of my baby girl turing 1! I woke up giddy with excitement on April 27th and snatched Hermione from her nursery so we could start playing!
The four weeks immediately following Hermione’s birth were some of the most physically and emotionally draining I have ever been through. This is a story I have wanted to tell and now, a year later I finally feel ready to revisit what was an incredibly difficult time for me.