Monday Musings and Must-Haves

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photography by Kelly Sweda

Happy Monday, loves! Some people think I’m crazy, but I actually enjoy Mondays. To this end, the start of a new week is invigorating. It’s a fresh start and brings the opportunity for setting new intentions. This week, I am looking forward to doing some exciting measurement activities with my students. Also, this Angels Foster Care event, which I attended last year. Talk about an amazing organization! Being a teacher, I care about the well-being of each of my students. Knowing that these tiny infants are placed in loving homes where they stay forever and the impact that has on their lives truly warms the heart. I am proud to support such a momentous cause. With a little extra love in my heart, here are some links to must-haves and some fun musings…

This bag is a must-have for all your summer outings. I’m one click away from pre-ordering one myself!

How fun are these mules? I want a pair in every color!

Currently romper obsessed. I just ordered this one and am also loving this and this.

Scored this dress during the SHOPBOP sale. Can’t wait to live in it this summer!

Have you heard of a capsule wardrobe? Love this take on it!

Trying to convince Garrett we need this print in our family room. Also loving this one!

Digging these spring haircuts.

These recipes have me drooling. I could scroll through this site all day.

Started reading this book and am loving it! Talk about motivation!

Have you heard of S-Town? It’s keeping me entertained during my daily commute and it’s so good!

I have a whole new appreciation for ants.

I can’t believe some schools do this! Glad long overdue change is happening!

And, if you haven’t listened to this soundtrack yet, you are missing out!

Here’s to a fabulous week!








April Spotlight: Birdsong Designs

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Every month, I’ll be featuring a brand I’m loving. This month’s focus is on a jewelry line created by the talented Jen Bonoma. A few years ago, a coworker introduced me to Birdsong Designs. Every piece of jewelry Jen designs is one-of-a-kind. She makes all types of jewelry from earrings, to infant bracelets and uses high-quality materials. Her jewelry is the perfect mix of fun and timeless.  Continue Reading


My Current Favorite Sweater

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Sweater // Denim // Shoes old, loving these

Have you noticed the best things tend to show up when you’re least expecting them? That’s how I feel about this sweater. I recently ran into J.Crew to “quickly” return a few blouses, telling myself before-hand that I was not there to *ahem* shop. That I just needed to make a straight line to the register, make my return, and head straight to the exit. Truth be told, I have this talk with myself a lot. Very rarely does that work. Oh well! Continue Reading


Happy April Fools Day!

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April Fools has always been one of my favorite days of the year. Ever gullible, I fall for an April Fools prank every year. I’ll never forget one early morning during my childhood, my mom excitedly telling me to hurry outside. Running out to meet her, she exclaimed, “Do you see that tropical bird?” I eagerly looked around. Continue Reading

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Hygge at Home: How to Create a Cozy Space

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Images courtesy of Crane & Canopy

We are living in a time when life is busier and more hectic. With the world at our fingertips, it is hard to detach and give ourselves the space and time to disconnect. As a society, we are working harder and longer. This is why it’s more important than ever to find that balance of well-being and allow ourselves to relax and enjoy the small things in life. Therefore, we should all embrace the Danish concept of hygge, which many believe is the reason Danes are continuously polled as the happiest people in the world.
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