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Happy Weekend || Fave Links

Haaaaaaaappy Friday, friends!  How are ya, out there?  I just flew back from a quick trip to Minneapolis yesterday.  With the exception of Chicago, I haven’t been to the mid-west since high school (St. Louis), and fell so in love with Minneapolis this week.  It’s such a nice blend of city life and laidback mid-west life, delicious restaurants and bars, and kind, interesting people.  Anyone out there a reader from the mid-west? I totally get the draw! Speaking of the draw, that Cubs game!  I have never been a huge baseball …

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Happy Weekend || Fave Links!

Surprise, surprise!  I’m back in California for the weekend– this time in Sonoma relaxing and wine tasting with my cousins in preparation for some upcoming nuptials next month. (Read: Bachelorette party!)  I’m hopping a plane now as I write this and can hardly wait to dive back into the book I’ve put on hold since last week’s flight, as well as some new magazines that have been calling my name.  (And yet, also simultaneously counting down the hours until I’m reunited with my favorite guy and toddler.) …

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DIY Halloween || Mermaid + Merman Couples Costume

This super easy and fun couples costume idea is perfect for Halloween and all of your other costume parties. Easy to make and super stylish, this DIY costume is sure to make you stand out in the crowd! Let the Halloweening continue!  I am out in Seguin, Texas this week shooting on location– doing a very different kind of costuming than what we have for you here today!  While most of our costumes have always been kid-centric because they are just so much fun to dress up.  Today our editorial manager, Britt, obliged to bring this …

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What To Listen To Now || October

The second weekend of ACL kicks off today in Austin, which seems like the perfect time for not only a new playlist from Matt, but a round up of ten of his favorite bands on tour right now. Be sure to click the links below and see if they’ll playing in a city near you soon!  As for the three of us, we hopped a plane to LA yesterday and are laying low in a little East LA Air BNB and soaking up the California sunshine.  I’m working on a project all day today which you can check out in my story if you’d like to follow along! …

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