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Classic Fall Layers

Happy Monday! (How is it already Monday?!)

While the weather in Chicago is still a bit warm, I’m not letting that stop me from breaking out my fall layers. And when it comes to fall layers, the cardigan is the star of the show. I picked up this one last week on a quick (SOLO!) shopping trip. I instantly fell in love with the length, the softness, and the price. And I love that I can wear it through this

5 Mistakes I’ll Make With My Second Baby

When I had Harper, I was clueless. I had absolutely no idea about how or even where to begin to raise a child. I had never changed a diaper in my life. I could count on one finger how many times I had held a baby.

Very early on in those foggy newborn days, I resorted to Google. I became obsessed with finding the “right” way. I needed answers and was convinced that little handheld wonder could teach me how

First Trimester Must-Haves

I’m feeling like a normal human again these days! So grateful that it seems the all day nausea of the First Trimester has passed. There’s nothing to make you appreciate feeling good when you haven’t in awhile.

I’m also excited to get back on a blogging schedule. I’ve decided I will blog twice a week rather than thrice (I just really wanted to use that word), but they will be quality posts. I will start writing again, and of course


We celebrated Harper’s second birthday this weekend. My baby girl is 2 years old. Seems almost impossible.

For her 1st birthday, we went all out. We invited 40 friends and family to our house. We hired a caterer and face painter. We had professional photos taken. I spent hours upon hours making a movie documenting the cutest and most adorable moments of her first year. There was an insanely cute and embarrassingly giant cake that could feed our entire city.

Keeping It Real: The First Trimester

Since I’ve been pretty much MIA for the last couple of months, I thought I’d share with you the highs and lows of the First Trimester.

One of the toughest things about the first trimester was not only the worrying and unknown, but also not being able to share what was going on with me. I’m pretty much an open book (duh), so having to keep quiet about the most central, amazing part of my life was a challenge. I