5 Delicious Salads for Your New Year’s Resolution

Delicious salads that’ll actually have you wanting more. Here are five of my faves. I can’t lie. For a while, salads didn’t get me going quite like a cheeseburger lunch would. I remember brown-bagging salads to work in hopes for a healthier meal, only to be disappointed once my noon hit. As we ring in 2018, I know most of us are hoping to…

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Travel Habits: 7 Things You Wish You Had Packed in Your Carry-On

Kick into the new year with some wanderlust. Need a few travel tips? Cruise and vacation consultant, Josh Mark, has got your carry-on covered. It’s wonderful to catch up with old friends. When I heard from Josh, a former colleague from my college days, I was ecstatic. I immediately thought of the stories and jokes we’d exchange at our part-time job….

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A New Year, A New Challenge

For many, the new year represents a fresh start. For me, it’s a new reading list. I am so pepped for my 2018 reading list. For a few years, I was partaking in a 50 Book Challenge. Ever year, I constantly succeeded in reaching my literature quota. Last year, we welcomed Leo into our little family. As we adjusted, so…

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Going Into 2018

For many, ringing in the new year is like being given a chance at a whole new start. For me, going into 2018 is another adventure that I’m incredibly excited for. Why is it that we blame a calendar for the events that place within the year? Come December, so many of us have formed such a fierce love/hate relationship…

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Five of my Best Purchases from 2017

2017 has been one eventful year. Through adjustments in parenting, body image, and overall self-care, here are five of my best purchases. Every year, I make a few key purchases that really leave an impression. I consider them my ‘best purchases’ and they make me want to scream, “Where have you been all my life?!” Our 2017 calendar was packed…

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My New Take on Body Image

As we grow, we learn… and life is full of lessons. Here’s my new take on body image. photos by: Violaine Fiset Growing up, when it came to body image, I was pretty inconsistent. At times, I’d engage in great lifestyle practices: healthy eating, exercise, mindfulness, and more. But every once in a while, I’d have phases of discouragement. I’d…

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Your Holiday Menu: Chocolate Madeleines with Caramel Dip

Every holiday menu needs sweet elegance: offer your guests these chocolate madeleines and they’ll thank you for days (and so will your sweet tooth). Just like most families, our holiday season is hectic and (sometimes) frantic. This year, our calendar seemed to have filled fairly early on in the month. Between visiting family, friends, and Leo’s godparents, I decided to…

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Tips on Sending Out Holiday Cards

‘Tis the season… to get your holiday correspondence in order! Here are our reasons for sending out holiday cards this year. I always knew. I always told myself: “When I start a family, I am so mailing out Christmas cards.” And so, folks, that is exactly what Joe and I (and Leo!) will be doing this year. Tips on Sending Out…

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Holiday Wardrobe: Shimmery Pleats

Keeping it shiny, pleated, and sophisticated for this year’s holiday wardrobe. Metallic double-layer dress (Gap) / Merino wool crewneck cardigan (Gap) My mom always had an admiration for pleated skirts. She’ll gracefully pair one with a tucked-in blouse, strappy sandals, and pulls off her signature look each time. For this year’s holiday wardrobe, I wanted to be ahead of the game. Last year, I was…

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