the beauty in family.

My sister and I both got cameras for christmas from the men in our lives, but I keep putting off reading the books. The camera seems so overwhelming so I just need to play with it! Here is an image that I particularly love that my sister probably took while running after my adorable two year old nephew.


Hi, Christine! Keep up your amazing photo skills! <3

kitchen ‘soap’

Have you ever cut up onions and washed your hands over and over again… just to still smell like an onion?! All you have to do is rub your hands on your stainless steel/satin nickle faucet and it removes the scent of onions and garlic. Try it, I dare you! 

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happy monday!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated with vintage umbrellas. It seems that even on the rainiest of April days, they can make you have a little ‘spring’ in your step. Being that it’s supposed to rain for the next few days in New York, I think the thunder storm will make me sleep easier… that, and this cheerfully whimsical image. 



metro chic.

Ever since I bought this nail polish, I think my nails have constantly been painted this color.  I’m in love with the color, which is unintentionally similar to my wall paint color… and even a little similar to my cat, Smoodge.   :)

Gray Sephora Nail Polish


Gray and white cat, Smoodge, with gray painting in background

spring cleaning.

I got ShamWow for Christmas and have yet to actually use it. I tried to get some spring cleaning done today (…about as much as you can do after a beautiful night of drinking sangria…) and realized a new use with my Swiffer Wet Jet! Lately it seems that everyone is talking about small ways to save money, and this is a great way to save while being a little ‘green’ at the same time.

Shamwow being used with a Swiffer

 Cut your ShamWow (that word is just fun to say) to fit the size of your Wet Jet (about 11″ x 5″) and just stick on the velcro bottom! Voila!