Life Lately: Volume 101

Hello! We are getting back into our groove here in the second week of school. Amalia is learning that 1st grade is a lot more work than Kindergarten and Luca is thrilled to be able to play on the “big kid playground” at daycare this year. Mama is just happy to be back on our normal routine.

I shared more about this in a blog post about Luca’s surgery yesterday, but he is doing so well lately. Since he had his tonsils and adenoids removed he seems happier, he’s talking more, sleeping better, and generally just thriving. I’m so happy we did it!

Now that I’m done with draft one of my cookbook (YAY!) I have had time to finally focus on some other projects like building out the Lemon Stripes Market and planning a potential in-person event this fall. Stay tuned, I would love to meet you guys.

Last weekend, Anel and I went back to the North Fork to celebrate our 11th wedding anniversary (pictured above) and I remembered why we love it there so much.

Have a great weekend!


A better way to think about young kids and screen time.

Text friends are the new best friends and why that’s ok!

A fantastic rainbow-y sweater for under $50. And if you feel like splurging on something truly amazing, Kilte gave me a code for $50 off my all-time favorite cashmere rainbow sweater. Use JULIAD50.

Millennials are tired of trying to be perfect moms… ya think?

Obsessed with this quarter-zip.

The rules of flaking on plans.

The summer’s great pretenders. A fun read on fancy summer vacation spots trying to prove that they’re not.

A really pretty blouse for fall. Love the neckline.

Your dishwashing style says a lot about who you are.

The cozy Amazon set I was influenced to buy is on sale for $39.

99 sober activities to do this weekend instead of drinking.

Mackenzie’s argument for waking up an hour before your kids. I do this too and swear by it!

If you have a little guy who likes trucks, Luca is in love with this shirt.

75 new screen adaptation of books. Add these to your reading list, stat.

Pumpkin decor that I can get behind.

This denim sherpa jacket is so cute. If only it gets below 90 degrees.

I love the simplicity of this bucket tote.


The perfect cropped cardigan

Denim midi skirt

Hot pink sweater

Half-zip sweatshirt


My September Wish List

5 Things To Do Instead of Stress Drinking

What to Expect After Your Kid’s Tonsillectomy