Weekend Ramblings

Weekend 3.26

We're mourning the end of ski season, plus eyeing up Bridgerton-style dresses, sleek tan booties & more cute style. Also, on our reading list: Rising Troublemaker...
It's our kids' last weekend on their ski team (they get so annoyed when I call it that. Technically, GMA is a competitive freestyle ski and snowboard club, aka "it's not a race, MOM") and the end of ski season always bums me out. The slopes are either icy or slushy, the base is basically covered in mud, and...

Weekend 3.19

We're enthralled with a Sci-Fi book we can't recommend enough, plus looking at cheeky bikini bottoms, Golden Goose alternatives, rag & bone's Miramar wide legs & more. Join us.
I can't stop thinking about this book I read a few weeks ago. It's called The Pioneer, and it happens to be written by one of our lovely readers, Bridget Tyler. I first learned about it while on a Zoom call with Janice Kao, in prep for her style & life interview. Janice is one of Bridget's best friends,...

Weekend 3.12

A tale of teens on a plane (& the things they say), plus jeans I'm obsessed with, a li'l St. Paddy's Day inspo (both in outfits & recipes) + sneakers to wear instead of Golden Goose.
We were down in Philly last weekend, and then the boys and I flew back up to Vermont on our own. Mike had to stay back a bit longer for work. Flying alone with the boys felt a bit like déjà vu: it's something I did allllll the time when they were little. Filled with nostalgia, I couldn't help...

Weekend 3.5

We'll never turn into our moms, right? Oh, how our perspective changes as kids grow. Story on that, plus low-rise jeans, a non-clingy slip dress, boleros (or shrugs?) & some recipe fun. Grab a cuppa.
Last year, about this time, I posted a photo on my IG account captioned, simply, “oh no”. It was a photo of Raines and I standing back-to-back...we were basically the exact same height. Now that photo makes me laugh. Not only does Raines tower over me, but I think his voice might be deeper than Mike’s.  There is now a man-looking-person where...

Weekend 2.26

It can be both, and....Between the news & life happening, we're experiencing quantum theory in real time (think: donating to Ukraine & playing Monopoly). But we've also got a bikini shopping guide & a few more distractions.
Quantum theory says that a single electron can exist in two different places at once. After this week, I would say the same is true of my consciousness. Over coffee each morning, I’d read something horrible --  the governor of Texas, say, directing investigations of trans kids in the hopes of prosecuting their parents as child abusers -- as but one...

Weekend 2.19

We've got a funny-not-funny toilet (horror?) story, the tea on Boyish wide-leg jeans & Norma Kamali Diana dresses, plus Converse to snag now & what we're reading for Black History Month. Snuggle in.
"AUUUGH!!!" I yelled, pausing only for a split second before plunging my hand into, yes, the toilet. I stood there, frozen in horror, holding one very toilet-soaked mitten. Not just any mitten, mind you. It was one of my freaking heated mittens. And yes: I was in a busy public restroom. That had been occupied riiiiight before I walked...

Weekend 2.12

Was the slopestyle fiasco also the best day ever? Maybe? Chatting about that, plus cute cut-out dresses, swimsuit updates & some summer + winter faves.
I couldn't help myself. No one was in the frozen foods aisle (it was 7PM on a Friday night) and Timberlake's voice was singing about that sunshine in his pocket and that good soul in his feet. When he got to the "ooh" part I did a booty roll. Just a little one. Then, since I was still alone, I...

Weekend 1.29

It's ma birthday & I'm all in on wearing 1 sexy dress. Pssst...I also found another 1 that may just be for vacay. Also: the best sweatsuits & more fashion fun.
It's my birthday! I turn forty...something today. (Forty-six? Seven? Five? Does it matter?) Anyway, we're doing a little birthday weekend thing, which for us means a little skiing, a little champagne, and, as a special birthday treat, I plan on taking long hot showers and maybe doing my hair while the boys haul in alllll of the ski gear....

Weekend 1.22

We're eyeing up really good facial products for this super-dry skin, plus stellar puffer jackets & a few of our faves on sale + not to be missed. Join us!
"Babe? You seen my..." Mike's voice trails off; there is silence for a second. "Hannigan?" His what? I pause, wracking my brain for what a 'hannigan' could be. Even for Mike, this is a new one. He seems to know this isn't the right word because he keeps trying. "My...hannish?" Still no. "Han..nie?" I follow his voice into our room, searching for contextual...

Weekend 1.15

In addition to LOL'ing at McSweeney's note of reassurance, we're shopping warm parkas, Polartec joggers, water-resistant slippers & more. Pop a squat.
Gang, I've got nothing. I'm (mostly) recovered from COVID, my Mom has left to go back to Michigan (sob!), and the kids are settling into school. This week has been one big transition and I've just been doing what I can which...admittedly...hasn't been much. I sent a text early this week to the TME team that basically read 'y'all...