Life Lately: Volume 100

We made it to Friday which feels like a small miracle this week! Luca had his tonsils and adenoids removed on Tuesday and the whole process and recovery has been a bit traumatic for all of us. But I’m happy to report that he’s doing a great job, eating lots of popsicles, watching extra TV, and giving us many cuddles as pictured above. He is also breathing through his nose for the first time in his life. I’ll write more about our experience after he’s fully healed so that I can share our tips.

To add to the fun, Amalia came down with a bout of croup to round out our summer. Today, everything is looking up and we are getting excited for a week on the Jersey Shore with my mom, my sister and her family. I usually have everything organized and ready days in advance but I haven’t even thought about it yet. So today and tomorrow are all about packing, ordering groceries, and keeping Luca comfortable.

On the book front, I got initial designs for the inside pages and OMG it looks so good you guys! I cannot wait for this book to come out, it is so so so so good. Ahh!

I am going to post once next week with Kindergarten transition tips (a highly requested post) but will be taking the rest of the week off to be with my family and enjoy our last week of summer before school starts again.

Have a great weekend!


How to help the victim’s of Hawaii’s wildfires.

College students are now hiring interior designers for their dorm rooms…

J.Crew’s September arrivals are just gorgeous. I’m so happy my favorite brand is back on top! This tweed jacket is my number one pick.

How sibling relationships change in adulthood.

Exciting new plot lines for ‘And Just Like That…’ (Hilarious read if you’re watching the show)

Shopbop’s amazing beauty sale is going on for another day. Shop all of my everyday favorites.

Has clean beauty gone too far?

How to tell the difference between a migraine vs a headache.

This happy and colorful sweater is so cozy and perfect…

And so is this one!

How trauma became America’s favorite diagnosis. If you’ve ever been in therapy, this one’s for you.

Bon Appetit’s list of the best countertop appliances of 2023.

A pretty breezy end of summer dress.

Your marriage needs a CFO and a COO.

A pretty lightweight lavender sweater for under $100.

How to apologize like a pro.

A self care guide for teachers.


Striped Cardigan (yet again!)

Dennis Gross Daily Peel (on sale)

Light Blue Cardigan

Comfy Black Jumpsuit


Amalia’s Back to School Edit

Shopbop Beauty Sale Picks