Showing posts from February, 2018

A Little Spring In His Step

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of OshKosh B’gosh; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.”

My kid grows at an unheard of rate these days. It's incredible. It seems like we just bought a round of clothes at Christmas and here it is almost Spring and he needs new shorts again! 

While I don't love how fast he is growing, I do love to freshen up his looks each season with a few new items that he can work into his wardrobe. I'm also big on pieces that work for both school, weekend excursions and the always exciting family photo.  Thankfully OshKosh B'Gosh has a variety of styles and colors that meet all our needs. He gets to pick out clothes that reflect his personality and I find things that will look great all season long. This kid is all about the fun when it comes to dressing so it never ceases to amaze what he finds. 

We headed to the store one Friday evening as a family and found some cute pieces that work well with his current wa…

On Cutting My Hair & Other People's Opinions

Last week I was standing in line for free fro-yo while my son was wildin' out with a new friend he'd made while waiting and the kid's mom mentioned she liked my curls.
I responded as I always do, with an enthusiastic "oh thank you!" and then, before I could stop myself, I added "I'm about ready to cut it". Immediately I regretted it as she looked aghast and said "Noo. But whyy?"

Huh? Even though I knew better than to expect any other type of reaction I was still somewhat taken aback by a stranger having such strong thoughts about MY hair. 

And it got me to thinking. Was I looking for validation in my desire to be part of the #cutlife and that's why I mentioned it? Or was it just me making conversation? But even if I was - why did she feel the need to suggest I not do it? What is it in folks that makes them think their opinions are valid or that they have a say?

Usually whenever one of my girlfriends mentions she is changing her hair I'…

Cooking With Marcus + Macys

“This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.“
Cooking plays a huge role in my life. I am perpetually looking for new recipes to try or figuring out ways to put a fresh twist on old favorites. Because of this, I have a sort of a thing for chefs.  With the increase in culinary shows over the years, I’ve spent a fair amount of time learning about different chefs and following their careers.

On my second solo trip to NYC one of my best girlfriends took the train up from Philly for a quick overnight visit. While she was there and were traipsing about the city sans kids we decided to hit up Harlem and the famous Red Rooster restaurant to meet some friends. While I wasn’t able to eat there because it was after hours, I was still happy to claim I had set foot in the famed restaurant. 
Naturally, when I heard Chef Marcus Samuelsson was going to be part of Macy’s Culinary Councilthis month I was beyond excited. I have be…