How To Plan A Perfect Picnic

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I grew up as part of a big family on Long Island.  I am one of five children.  When I was younger we would spend most of our time hanging out in the backyard, playing hide and seek, roaming the neighborhood in search of other kids and riding our bikes.  These days things are very different.  Everything in my ten year old daughter’s life is so structured.  She has school, sports, extracurricular activities and playdates.  She doesn’t get to just hang outside and play that often.  When the opportunity does arrive that we have a free moment, I try to make the most of it.  One of our favorite ways to do that is to pack a picnic lunch and hang with friends at the park.  We spend all day outside in the sunshine. Continue reading

Happy Friday!

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Happy Friday Loves!  This week has been a great one and I am super excited because tomorrow I am heading out to Long Island with Taylor for FIVE WHOLE DAYS!  I cant wait to see all my family and friends and relax for a bit!  I still have to pack (which I am totally dreading) but since I am driving I can bring everything but the kitchen sink and don’t have to worry about luggage weight and paring down to the essentials.  Needless to say, I plan to bring everything that I own. Continue reading

Happy Friday!

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Happy Friday Loves!  Sorry for my absence from the blog community this week but I felt like taking a little break.  In the beginning of my blogging life I needed to post EVERY.SINGLE.DAY or I felt immensely guilty.  After a while I came to the realization that I don’t want to force myself post.  I want to share things with you that I love and feel passionate about and I don’t ever want this outlet to feel like something I HAVE to do instead of something I love to do.  I always want this space to feel fun and sparkly.

Anyway, now that the housekeeping is out of the way I can move on to sharing the things from this week that I am loving!  Here goes: Continue reading