Ash’s obsessions

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Pink coat.  Pretty yet sophisticated wool blend coat for less than $150!  Perfect for transitioning to spring.

Pugs N Kisses sweatshirt.  I mean COME ON!! hahaha… who doesn’t need this?!?!!

LOVE graphic tee.  Tis the season!  I love a graphic tee… and this one is simple and perfect.

Aj’s obsessions

Stone Fox Swim. Is it just me, or do swimsuits get more and more expensive every year!? I’ve started looking for cute swimsuits for some upcoming trips we have and MY GOODNESS they cost more than some crazy nice dresses…it’s insane. This one though, originally $209, now $80!

Studded Bootie. If you like the studded bootie look of the Chloe’s you see all over, but don’t like the price- these are super cute and a whole lot less!

Twist it up Tank.   I love workout tanks that are open in the back!

in case you missed it…


be a dreamer (and a doer)dreamer1

Seven years ago I completely shook up my life when I packed up and moved to San Francisco.  That first year was full of challenges, and incredible surprises.   Dream big and takes that first step to get you there.  Read more here.


2018 resolutions

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New year, new resolutions… or if you had some good ones last year- just recycle!  Need inspiration?  Read about Aj’s resolutions here.


rodan + fields


We had some fun testing out a mini Rodan + Fields facial!  Find out more about the cleansing mask here.


top products

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be a dreamer pullover



starry night dress




Ash’s obsessions

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February always gets me in the mood for all things pink and girlie and ready for Spring!

Tulle gown.  Needle & Thread does it again with this gorgeous frock.  It’s got me swooning!!  And it’s currently on a GREAT sale!… If only I had a place to wear it…

Belted coat.  Beautiful belted drape front coat in a delicate PINK!! So sweet.

DVF stripe dress.  Great dress for work or play, and currently on a great sale!! Yes please!

Aj’s obsessions

Blank NYC denim. Haven’t tried this pair yet, but I have several of this brand’s jeans and love them! Love the distressing and crop of this pair.

Flirty red dress. Talk about a sale! More than half off! Originally close to $400, now only $119! When you find high quality dresses like this on a sale- you have to scoop them up!

Pale Pink Jumpsuit. If you’re sick of dresses but still want something pink/red and festive for the month of love- look no further! How adorable is this pale pink jumpsuit?! Oh, and it’s only $30.

Brussels sprouts & sweet potato bowl

I am trying to come up with recipes that I love but make them more “fun” for my kiddos…so they eat it how it’s intended to be served- not me having to separate each thing into little individual piles. One thing I’ve found that they love is anything that has been inspiralized!

I make different “bowls” all the time- with whatever veggies I have in my fridge (or freezer!) This one I adapted from an actual inspiralized recipe- and it was a winner:


Brussels sprouts & sweet potato bowl


  • olive oil
  • 2 sweet potatos
  • 1.5 cups sliced brussels sprouts (or more!)
  • 1 bok choy chopped – leaves and base
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoon sliced blanched almonds

Dressing- combine and set aside:

  • 1  tbsp real maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2tsp sesame seeds


1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add the sweet potato noodles and season with s&p. Cook, tossing occasionally, for 7 minutes (ish). Remove from heat, put into bowl, and cover with foil to keep them warm.

2. Heat some more olive oil in the (now empty) skillet. Add the brussels sprouts, season with s&p, and cook for 5-10 minutes. You want them cooked and slightly charred. The last 3 minutes- add the bok choy. Then, add the almonds and cook for 1 more minute all together.

3. Add this mixture on top of the sweet potato noodles. Top with pomegranate seeds and drizzle with the dressing! I just keep the dressing in my fridge and drizzle it on anything! It makes a ton and I only use the tiniest bit- i’m talking a true DRIZZLE, not pour. Sometimes I won’t even use it…

You’ve now made a delicious (and fun for kids) meal- and only messed up one skillet and the bowl or jar for the dressing! WIN WIN!





be a dreamer (and a doer)


Seven years ago I bought a one-way ticket to San Francisco, and with two suitcases filled to the brim I set out to change up my life.  I had a job lined up with my then law firm, so that was good, but no apartment, no savings, and lots of debt.


In that first year I changed apartments 3 times (eek), took the California bar twice (oopsie), ran my second ever marathon (YAY!), landed an amazing in-house job at a huge tech company (woohooo!!), and met my now husband (awwww)…


… oh… and I ate a ton of seafood and did much wine tasting 😉


So much awesome can happen if you just start the ball rolling.

The days are starting to get longer and spring is just around the corner.  It’s the perfect time of year to set intentions.  Be a dreamer! Visualize your goals – however fuzzy they may be at this point – then take that critical first baby step toward attaining them.   And then repeat… dreamer/doer/dreamer/doer/dream/do..

Need a cute reminder? … We got you covered 😉

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be a dreamer – blue

We could not resist adding the incredibly comfy and super adorable ‘Be a dreamer’ pullovers to the boutique when we saw them.  And of course one color was not enough!

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be a dreamer – pink 


Seeing spots

Leopard has been HUGE this season- but let’s be honest, when is it not?! So… I of course fell in love instantly with the faux fur leopard coats I have been seeing everywhere.

*My jacket is #1 below

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You saw @meg_legs style our starry night dress with a leopard faux fur, I’m sure. She did a blog post about it here: It was amazing!

So..here are some of my favs that I’ve found- in all price points ($39-$795- Most are in the $100-150 range)! Bonus is- lots of them are on sale post holiday!

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happy shopping!