Cozy Morning in NYC

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Photography by Shadi Garman

Hi Everyone! I am so excited to share these photos with you guys. It’s the weekend and that means Matt and I get to spend two whole days with this little monkey. Weekends are so much fun but they can also be super exhausting taking care of a toddler. We took Charlee to a really fun playground in Central Park and she threw a fit before we left because she had to wear a scarf and gloves. I will say as a team effort Matt and I were able to get her to wear her outdoor gear, but it was not without a fight! Anyone else dealing with toddler tantrums?

Anyways, our weekends when we are in town are pretty standard. We usually snuggle in bed together for a little while in the morning before we get up and start our day. Croscill reached out to partner and sent us over this absolutely beautiful bedding. I was so excited to partner because I’m a huge fan of this brand. I am also a huge fan of very neutral bedding which is why I love this set. I want to jump into bed every night! Charlee is also a big fan and keeps referring to our bed as “cosy cosy.”

This weekend has been so busy and I have wanted to share some random links and thoughts with you all below:

  1. This tanning water is a game-changer. I look like I just stepped off the beach every morning with a beautiful glow!
  2. Are you a fan of the office? Then you MUST listen to the Office Ladies podcast hosted by Jenna Fischer and Angela Kinsey. They break down every episode of the show and share really fascinating BTS info! I am only on the second episode and I’m hooked.
  3. I bought Charlee these adorable shearling winter knee-high boots and I want a pair for myself.
  4. I rented the most incredible faux leather puffer from Rent the Runway unlimited. It can be yours for purchase here.
  5. Why do we have to change the clocks twice a year?! It really screws with Charlee’s sleep schedule.
  6. I have a new obsession with the cinnamon bread from LC foods. I made french toast with it this weekend and the whole family devoured it!
  7. Next week is crazy for me work-wise and I already have anxiety, Anyone else struggle with Sunday Scaries?!
  8. I took Charlee to Tacombi on Friday night for a little Mommy and me date night. I had no idea how kid-friendly it was. They had crayons and high chairs and everything!
  9. I got a cortisone shot on Thursday and I feel like a new person. I basically have ZERO pain. It’s so wonderful!! I have been working so hard all weekend on strength exercises for my back. I realize the cortisone is a sort of bandaid but I need to take advantage of being pain-free so I can get stronger. I start PT tomorrow morning at 9AM and I can’t wait to get better!
  10. If you are interested in what I rent using my Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription, make sure to follow my new Instagram channel: @Myrentedwardrobe !!

I hope you all have a wonderful rest of your weekend!




Brunch Date with Shadi and Charlee and 10 random things

Photography by Shadi Garman

These photos are from a brunch date I went on with Charlee and my dear friend Shadi. If you are ever looking for a photographer in NY area, make sure to reach out. I linked her website above. I just love how low key and natural this moment is and captured!

This is a totally random list of things I wanted to share. Enjoy!

  1. I just started re-watching Sex and the City on Amazon Prime. I just love that show.
  2. I started using a period cup, and now I will never go back to tampons. This is the best invention ever!
  3. We are in the middle of terrible two’s right now and it is not easy. Anyone else have a tantrum child? Charlee is the best but she gets very emotional quickly at random times and doesn’t know how to self regulate. It can be super stressful. Any and all advice and insight is welcomed!
  4. Last weekend we celebrated Matt’s 40th birthday and I wore this dress. I am so obsessed with it. I wish I had more places to wear it.
  5. My new go-to low carb cracker is Sigdal. They taste so much better than gg crackers and I only eat one usually and feel super full with yummy toppers. My current fave topping is liver pate and cucumbers. So weird, but it’s a Swedish thing. Try it!
  6. I have finally found a water bottle I love. This munchkin one is awesome and doesn’t leak!
  7. I just downloaded Tik Tok and I have never felt older lol! It’s fun to browse but don’t look out for my tik tok videos any time soon!
  8. We are taking family photos for Holiday cards this weekend. Of course, this weekend is also the Marathon so that totally derails my plan for beautiful Central Park pics. Oh well! We will stay in the neighborhood. I rented this dress for the photoshoot which i’ll pair with a camel coat and boots. Charlee is and Charlee is going to wear this adorable dress with a faux fur bolero on top. I CAN’T handle the cuteness!
  9. Have you heard of the Recently app? It’s an app that creates little magazines out of your photos. I have used it to create a magazine of Charlee’s first and second year. Love it!
  10. I just got a Gap card AND an Old Navy card and I’m mad I waited so long to get it. I got Charlee’s whole outfit for family photos for under $50! Totally worth it!
  11. Bonus! I love this low carb keto friendly cereal. It has zero sugar and tastes like cinnamon Toast Crunch. Charlee also loves it!

I hope you guys have a great weekend!