Food

7 Tips For Picky Eaters

07.24.17

7 tips for picky eaters

Hey guys! Let’s talk about picky eaters. I’ve been meaning to get this post together for a long time. I get so many questions and DM’s whenever I post an Instagram Story or picture of what the girls are eating or how I get them to eat such a variety of food. The truth is, I’m not a doctor or therapist or think for one second I have it all figured out. But today I wanted to share with you what the girls eat and the tips I’ve learned to raise not so picky eaters.

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Life

Friday Five

07.21.17

Happy Friday! I’m not even going to lie, I’m so glad this week is over. I was fired (womp, womp) and I’m still sick, but you know what – when one door closes, another one opens. And it really does! I landed my biggest paying job yet, my blog traffic has never been higher, and I realized that the only person who is going to really invest in me is myself. With that being said, you’ll hopefully start seeing a lot more content here and I’m going to be working harder than ever to bring you stuff that really inspires and motivates me. You guys really seem to love the home posts so maybe I’ll work on more of those. In the meantime, here’s a little Friday Five to get you through the weekend!

  1. If you haven’t checked out Madewell’s ridiculous sale going on, now’s the time! Stuff if selling out fast. I picked up some great basic tee’s and cute sandals.
  2. My friend Lucia told me about a fundraiser for Tiyya, a non-profit to benefit refugee children. So pick up a backpack and some school supplies from this Amazon wish-list by August 1st. Any help is appreciated!
  3. Speaking of backpacks, State Bags is a great place to find stylish back to school bakcpacks and they give back to local communities and kids in need here in Brooklyn. So pick one up for Tiyya and do double the good!
  4. Dying to check out this new Italian place in the city!
  5. One of my favorite design blogs mention my little apartment, go check it out!

PS – Thank you guys for all your DMs, comments, and calls about my post yesterday. I’m just having a little moment with IG and even though I’m don’t think I’m going anywhere, I just might have to do a clearing out of who I’m following and try and find my inspiration with it again. Who do you love to follow? Leave their handle in the comments below!

Image via Jasmine Dowling.

Life

Authenticity, The Instagram Algorithm, and Some Thoughts

07.20.17

thoughts on the instagram algorithm and authenticity

I feel like “authentic” is the buzz word of the moment. You can’t go to any creative conference  or read any article about how to grow your social media following without hearing “Just be authentic”. But the longer I stay around this space, the less authenticity I experience as a consumer of social media.

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New York

A Day By The Water In NYC

07.17.17

nyc by water

Sometimes the greatest adventure is waiting for you in your own backyard. Living in New York City, there’s never a shortage of things to do. And for us, even old things can feel new again thanks to the changing of the seasons. We love heading Uptown in the winter to see The Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular and the ice skating rink at Bryant Park. And in the summer, we can’t wait for summer movie nights in Prospect Park and spending our days by the water in NYC when we get to explore Dumbo and the South Street Seaport.

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Life

Friday Five

07.14.17

The weekend is here! I’m currently in bed sick (I think it’s strep throat but heading to the doc later today to confirm), catching up on e-mails, and trying to get a jump start on blog posts for August. It always seems like the older I get, the harder it is to handle even a simple cold. They just knock me down and keep me in bed, all for just a runny nose and sore throat. Anyways, here’s five things from this week! Hope you guys all have a great weekend!

  1. I’m planning our Spring Break vacation and I’m trying to talk Aaron into braving the 24 hour flight time to Sri Lanka! I mean, how amazing does this hotel look?
  2. One of my favorite food bloggers just released a book. I just pre-ordered my own copy. And you can get one here!
  3. I mentioned on my Instagram Stories that I’m on a self-imposed 30 day spending freeze but if I wasn’t, I’d be swiping up this amazing Nars palette because beauty products are my guilty pleasure right now. (Apparently it’s now sold out but I also love this palette and this is a total steal!)
  4. Looks like Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell are just as excited for the Game of Thrones premiere as I am.
  5. If you haven’t had the chance, head on over to our Youtube channel and hit the subscribe button! That way you’ll be the first to know when the next video comes out! Plus, it would just make me really, really happy 🙂

Photo by Julia Elizabeth for Lucky Penny.