01 Jun 2012 Permalink

Besides for swimming over the Memorial Day weekend, we stopped by Cantigny Park.  This beautiful estate was home of Colonel Robert R. McCormick, long-time editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune.  With over 500 acres of gorgeous photo opps, I couldn’t help myself.  Truth be told my husband was the one saying, “let’s take a picture over here…how about here, too…”

Let’s just say with all the WWII memorabilia and ideal scenery, it was a trip that we both enjoyed…and the kids did too!

dress – Forever 21 // hat – thrifted // sandals – Marshall’s

And now…the winner of the eShakti giveaway…drum roll, please!

Kathryn from!  I’ll pass your info along to eShakti!  Thanks for everyone who entered!!

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Plaid and Neutral

24 Feb 2012 Permalink

Just getting a little more use out of these plaid pants before the seasons change.  Next time I’ll spice things up a little with them…this time it’s all about being simple.

hat, sweater, pants – thrifted / shoes – Target

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07 Dec 2011 Permalink

I’ve been back working now for nearly a month since returning from maternity leave.  Every day brings new challenges, but there are some things that I would not be able to survive without…taking time to be organized, having a FANTASTIC support team, and finding time for me (even if that means giving myself a mani during my lunch break!)

sweater – H&M; shirt, pants, hat – Thrifted; necklace – Forever 21

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Simple Pleasures

24 Jul 2011 Permalink

My husband thinks I’m a complicated person, but really it’s the simple things that make me happy…wearing a skirt as a dress (had to belt it, of course)…curling my hair sans heat (check it out here!)…taking a trip to Cosco to refill my Izze drink supply…watching the little one parade around all day as Cinderella, even while riding her trike…

skirt (worn as dress) – thrifted; belt, sandals – Target; bracelet – thrift