decluttering & finally breathing

When people used to ask, “how do you do it?” as i was finishing up my last year of grad school, I was relieved that they’d never get a peek into my home.  If they had seen what my house looked like at any given moment, they might have said, “oh, that’s how she’s able…

vineyard hopping

a pic post because it’s hump day and I’m thinking of this past Sunday spent at the vineyards ☀️🍷🤗

fall/pumpkin-themed party

remember this? I was taking a stroll down memory lane (aka iCloud)  and found some pictures of the ‘pumpkin process’ behind Maria and Chris’ engagement party decor. Look at us hard at work 🙂 We had a vision and it was so beautiful to see it come to fruition! Check it out.  

summertime sadness// the next 21 days

School begins in 21 days, so I am beginning to get that end-of-summer feeling that leaves me a bit anxious and obsessive ((how will i get everything ready? // I need to get everything done NOW!)) I think everyone experiences “summertime sadness” in their own way. Regardless of how you experience it and/or deal with it, I…

library card explorer

Do you hold a queens, bklyn, or nyc library card? Great! Do you have a pin number? Even better because now you’re able to gain free admission to some of the greatest cultural institutions our beautiful city has to offer. Visit Culture Pass  to begin reserving your FREE passes. Don’t wait! Some of my favorite places…

social media: what we share; what we don’t share.

I love social media and that is no secret. I love sharing images and scrolling through images. I’m naturally introverted and use Instagram as a means to stay connected to the people I admire/like/love in a way that is most comfortable for my personality. Recently, though, I’ve begun to think about the downfalls of social…

Summertime

and the living’s easy 🙂 Sometimes too easy! As a middle-school ELA teacher who does not teach summer school, the summer can slow my creative process. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the demands of being at home with 3 boys who are in completely different age groups. It’s not as easy it looks to keep…

Sweet Sunday

I am happy to say that Rob and I ended the weekend on a sweet note by setting a Sunday night dessert date. We walked (yes, walked) to a nearby neighborhood Greek cafe for some baklava and lattes.As corny as this will sound, I’m so proud of us. We are making a solid effort to…

Not so-social Saturday

Joey, my youngest son, isn’t the most sociable kid you’ll meet, but he is sweet, smart and super creative. With that said, I have some mixed feelings over what Rob and I put him through today 😐. We sort of dragged him out to an organized baseball practice with other kids his age. Don’t judge…

An Afternoon Date

Date Night Recently, Rob and I set an afternoon date, and I have a feeling it will be the first of many to come. Our day started with an 11:30 movie. Peep the old man and old lady emojis below that clearly illustrate how we felt about leaving our place for a night an early…