Tuesday, July 22, 2014


It's official, we are moving to Costa Rica!!!!

No, not really, but I have to say, over the last four weeks the though crossed our mind more than once!  What began as a somewhat dreaded trip (after having just been there in March) turned in to the best trip we have ever had as a family, and it was with a very heavy heart that we packed our bags, and returned home on Friday. 

Since we've been back, life has been a bit of a whirlwind.  The morning after our return, we celebrated Gray's 3rd birthday (I can't even believe he is 3!!!!) and I packed the LM for an early flight to his grandparents house where he will be staying the next 2 weeks!  Today, Gray and I are heading down to the Cape to finally be reunited with my best girls, and then Friday I am heading to NYC for the weekend for some wedding dress shopping/ general debauchery with my sister and SIL.  No, I'm not complaining one bit!

I know, this blog has become seriously neglected, and I will be back, but until then, here is a little glimpse of what we can say with complete honesty, was the time of our lives!

(the LM surfing!!!!) 

(Grandpa + soccer = :))

A local who decided to take a swim in our pool.

A date night to remember.

The most incredible skate park, 50 yards from our house!

I hope you all are having a wonderful Summer. so far! I'm not even going to acknowledge that it's almost August!!!!! #summerforever

I'll be back (for real) next week! 

Friday, July 4, 2014


 It's hard to believe it, but we have less than two weeks left of our little sabbatical from life!  Despite being on the receiving end of the nastiest cold (ever!!!) from Gray, we are all still hanging in there and managing to have a great time in the process.  Although, I have to admit, there is a lot of this going on  as well! (made me laugh out loud!)  Today the surf was honking (like 20 feet) so we went on a little adventure, and stumbled upon this incredible blowhole.  The boys and I must have spent an hour, watching as the waves rolled in, one after another, sending huge bursts of water in to the air.    They really couldn't get enough! 

Later today there is a big party at the skate park around the corner, and tomorrow my Dad is coming down to surprise the boys. What can I say, life is good!

 Pura Vida as they say down here!

For those of you who celebrate, I wish you a happy and safe 4th of July!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekend Links.

(men on a mission)

 Hola! I know, I know, it's been an eternity since I posted.  Between school getting out, packing, and traveling, there just really hasn't been any time!  The boys and I arrived in Costa Rica late on Monday night, and so far this has been our best trip yet.  Like, exponentially better.  The plane ride, the acclimating, the allowing everyone to have a semblance of a vacation, all of it has been more than ideal.  This has everything to do with the boys being older and nothing to do with anything that we've changed (although a second iPad and some legos have been a godsend.)  I have to say, traveling with a 3 and 7 year old really is so much better than what we've ever experienced, we are almost giddy at what the next few years will hold!  Since we've been down here, I've really been trying to force myself to unplug.  We've been keeping our phones locked away in the safe, and I've only been hopping on my computer once a day. This forced digital diet has been so good for the soul, and besides the time with this kids, I've already finished two books and taken more than my share of naps. Um, heaven. 

I swear I won't be neglecting this blog completely, and will try to find my way back here when the time, and mood strike.  Until then, I wish you all a fabulous weekend, and a great start to Summer.  I can't even believe it's finally here!

Here are a few fun links from around the web that caught my eye. AKA proof that you can never really unplug ;)!  Happy Friday!

Because #likeagirl SHOULD be a compliment.

proof: Check out these 6 year old girls, killing it!

5 reasons why you should move to a city immediately.

I've been debating leaving Facebook, this beautifully written piece sums up why, perfectly.

Naive doesn't even begin to cut it one this one.

Turns out that babysitting may be as good for your parents as it is for you. When is our next trip? ;)

I LOVE this ocean print.

College Freshmen, before and after. I'd definitely be the one who got a tattoo!

NO WAY!?!? Talk about changing the way you eat breakfast. I know, it's only one extra step to actually wash the blender, but for some reason, I feel like that step makes all the difference.

Cool at 13, adrift at 23... tell your kids and make their day!

How not to be a jerk in the digital age.

Current style icon: Gabriella Wilde. That hair!!!

This bedroom is perfection. That pillow is to die. On the same note, I'm loving this one for our future guest room!

How Boston women are working their side hustle.

This soup looks incredible, and perfect for a warm Summer night.

I'm coveting this bag for Fall. Love the navy!

Finally, In my spare time down here, I've been following the drama surrounding #courtneybabyccinokids and the deleting of her instagram for posting her young daughter's belly button. It seems crazy to me, and I too would be devastated if years of my kid's pictures were taken from me. I'm sure this is only the beginning of this saga, and I imagine that many more like this will follow.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


 There is nothing more "on trend" right now than a good bracelet stack.  Whether it's made of friendship bracelets that your kids crafted for you, or an arm full of luxury goods, this Summer, throw them all on one arm for an instant update to your usual summer staples.  Bonus: this is the perfect way to reuse all those bangles and turquoise bracelets that we all snatched up in the 90's... you know they are hiding in a drawer somewhere ;).

A little stacked inspiration, aka candy for your eyes.

Here is a little of my current stack.  I usually wear them with a long leather band I picked up from a street vendor in NYC a few years back, or an oversized mens watch.  They somehow add the perfect amount of bohemian chic to my every day uniform of cutoffs and a tank!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Summer Buzz.

 With my heart heavy, I sat there on Saturday, while all three of my boys clipped and buzzed off their beautiful long locks.  They learned their lesson last year, and decided not to spend the Summer having to rub sweat and sunscreen out of their eyes, because it was constantly dripping from their bangs.  I get it, I do, but I have to say, every time the scissors come out I shed a little tear because I sure do love these long haired little guys. 

After the big cut, they both kept looking at each other, commenting on how different the other looked!  As much as I miss their long hair, I have to admit, it is cute to see their little ears and necks again, and now both of them want head rubs at night, which I am more than happy to administer!

Two peas in a pod, the cue ball version. 

Summer, here we come!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Weekend Links.

Happy Saturday, these weeks are flying by and I'm trying my best to stay on top of the blog (and failing,) but some days there just aren't enough hours in the day.  Better late than never, I hope?  We have a low key weekend planned, given we only have two left before we move this party to Central America for a good chunk of the Summer, so this weekend is all about prep for the big event, starting off with some much needed haircuts for my three boys.  Everyone want to go SHORT for the Summer, so I will make sure to take some before and afters!  After that, if the rain holds off we are hoping to head down to the Pride parade, to show our support.  Tomorrow the kids and I are heading to Legoland so Daddy can spend the morning reading in bed, which is only fitting since I spent Mother's Day watching movies (heavenly.)  I hope whatever your plans are, you have a great one!  Here are a few fun links for this rainy Saturday morning! xo

You guys, I had the worst food poisoning on Wednesday (seriously, it felt like I was dying) and it turns out it was from some leftover Chinese rice I had the night before. Apparently, this is a common event and why you should never eat takeout rice the next day. Lesson learned.

I'm just going to call this #justice. Man, I wish my middle school self would have had this scientific proof taped in my locker.  Former geeks unite!

This family's story has been everywhere this week and for good reason. What incredible strength that little boy has shown, and his parents deserve so much applause for their acceptance and for sharing their journey. I have to say, I'm really happy Gray got his pink shoes this week, and that I didn't try to convince him otherwise... nothing has made him happier; ever!

The registration for the Tufts 10k is open! I'm running, and would love if some of you would join me! I ran in this race last year (my first one) and it was a blast!

A great article about kids and sports.

74!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! school shootings since Sandy Hook. When is enough, enough?

I am absolutely trying this, this weekend! For a solo egg, this is genius!

Has anyone used this? I'm intrigued.

Speaking of hair, I'm kind of obsessed with really, really, really, really long hair at the moment. I know, first short, than long. Such is the story of my life.

More Summer whites, aka what I would like my uniform to look like.

This would be the worst thing that would ever happen to this city.  Seriously, if we get the Olympics, one of you can have my apartment.  Traffic is already a nightmare, this would be unbearable.

I'm pretty sure I would have had an engagement shoot if I knew that Bill Murray would have crashed it!  What an epic moment!

Finally, Happy Father's day for all you Dads and Father-like figures out there. My girlfriend posted this video earlier in the week and it had me sobbing in my morning coffee!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Summer Whites.

I don't know about you all, but for me, the second my skin gets its first golden sheen of the year, all I can think about is wearing white + white + more white.  You can never go wrong with an all white pallet, and this year bonus points go to those with the platinum/white hair to match (although, I may not be all that impartial about this one. ;)  So, stock up on some bleach and Tide sticks, friends, because this year its going to be a long white, hot Summer.  Trust me on this one. 


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