• Food,  Happenings,  Style

    Jamaica, the happiest place in the world.

    Jamaica, a little piece of heaven nestled in the Caribbean Sea. Spanning 10,990 square kilometres (4,240 sq mi) in area, it is the third-largest island of the Greater Antilles and the fourth-largest island country in the Caribbean. Jamaica lies about (90 mi) south of Cuba (another destination I’d love to explore). While many people associate Jamaica with coconuts, rum, and lilting accents, the country has so much more to offer! With 2.9 million people, Jamaica is the third-most populous Anglophone country in the Americas (after the United States and Canada), and the fourth-most populous country in the Caribbean. In 1994, Jamaica was the first Caribbean country to launch a website…

  • Family,  Happenings,  Style

    8 Days until Christmas.

    FA LA LA LA LA, ok–let’s get serious! I honestly cannot believe how quickly the holidays arrived this year! With t-minus 8 days until Christmas for those of you who live locally (in the East Bay area of Rhode Island), here is my insider’s gift guide to you this holiday season… This store is a gem! New, vintage, unique, charming, and classic pieces are all available in this amazing little shop. Here are my personal picks of 8 Days of Christmas gifts for 2017 with just about one week to go! MY TOP PICKS FOR THE SWEETEST GIFTS UNDER $60.00   For more information on The Golden Sparrow: 33 Kent…

  • Happenings,  Style

    Dia de los Muertos

    I have always been in awe of the beautiful and scary skulls that seem to be everywhere during the week of Halloween (Oct 31) and Dia de los Muertos (Nov 1 & 2). But did you know the history behind them? I didn’t! The most recognized skull on Dia de los Muertos is the Calavera Catrins. The image we are familiar with today and all over social media was originated by Jose Guadalupe Posada, a Mexican Artist who depicted a fancy female skeleton as a dig against the Europhile Mexican elite during the Porfirio Diaz dictatorship. The image became an icon of the Mexican Revolution at the beginning of the…

  • Happenings,  Style

    Marleylilly Love!

    For those of you who know me, you know that I am obsessed with all things monogrammed! Anything from coasters to totes, purses, pillows, and bathrobes in my home have my initials on them. I’m thrilled to announce that I have partnered with Marleylilly and I’m excited to show you some of the amazing monogrammed items they have! If it’s not moving Marleylilly will monogram it! And my favorite part is that you can preview your monogram on all items! This is the preview I received ahead of time from my Monogrammed Wicker Clutch. I love how it shows you the font so you know what to expect. Here are…

  • Style

    My Pineapple PopSocket

    Recently, I’ve had a bunch of friends and followers reach out to ask where I got my iPhone pop mount. It’s made by a company called PopSocket and it’s a “Collapsible. Grip. Mount.” I found my Pineapple print PopSocket at BestBuy. It was available in the store for $9.99 in addition to other prints to choose from. I honestly have no idea how I used my phone without it. It give me a much better grip and makes the iPhone 7plus so much easier to go. Especially if you are chasing little ones and trying to snap pictures on the go! Happy Shopping!    

  • Food,  Happenings,  Style

    6 Summer Go-to Vodka Cocktails!

    6 Simple Summer Vodka Drinks that will have you SWOONING! By mid week I am usually ready to unwind and spend a couple of hours with friends catching up over a cocktail. I am a firm believer that having “adult time”makes you a better parent. It allows you time to take a break and regroup.  This week I joined a friend for cocktails and when I was presented with the menu (and so many drink choices) honestly , I was stumped! I love trying new drinks, but I have a pretty picky pallet. If I am not drinking wine, I like vodka and I want a cocktail that is light and…

  • Style

    VBX collection for Target

    Spring/summer 2017’s fashion trends have me swooning and I am officially obsessed with the Victoria Beckham line for Target. My little lady and I recently wore this Women’s Black Collared Dress by Victoria Beckham for Target. We received so many compliments and questions as to where I purchased the dresses that I had to share! The Victoria Beckham collection for Target celebrates the shared experiences between Victoria and her daughter and I can understand why. My daughter loved that our dresses matched! I loved that our dresses were timeless and especially comfortable. Gingham prints, scallop hem lines, peplum blouses, pops of floral, and collared dresses are among some of my…

  • Food,  Happenings,  Health,  Style

    144 days until summer

    “Either you run the day or the day runs you.” Summer will be here before we know it and I don’t believe in rushing the process of health. It takes time to change your body and it’s easier than you think. SkinnyMint is here to help you kick start your journey. You have 144 more days until the official start of summer. Order your 28 Day Ultimate Teatox now and get a FREE armband to help you workout in style. You won’t just look your best, you’ll feel it too.

  • Happenings,  Style

    Anchored Heart Pom Pom Hat

    It’s officially winter and living in New England makes wearing a hat a regular accessory. I am swooning over this pom pom hat by Anchored Heart! This company is local and owned and operated by a New England Mompreneur. I’ve had a number of you reach out to me as to where I purchased this cozy and nautical hat so here you go: Visit their website or Instagram page for how to place an order. Stock is limited so be sure to get yours before they are gone!  

  • Family,  Happenings,  Kids,  Style

    Letters from Santa

    “Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps, means a little bit more.” We received the most beautiful and magical letters from Santa in the mail yesterday. They are handwritten with love and every last detail reflects how well Santa knows my children. These letters bring the magic of Christmas into your home. They feel warm and real. I simply can’t wait to see the look on my children’s faces when they see and open them. This time of year we can get lost in the holiday rush and when I held these letters time paused for a moment and reminded me of what it feels like to…