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Alison Ray

Powder Room Reveal: Relativity Textiles Wallpaper

powder-room-reveal

It’s been a few months since we added Relativity Textiles wallpaper to our powder room and I’m so excited to share the results. Wallpaper is my jam and it’s such a great way to add texture to any room. It was alway my intention to do something special to the walls of this tiny space, but we ran out […] Read more…

Home Trends: Wallpaper Inspiration

Looking for Wallpaper Inspiration? So many beautiful choices but I’m loving Relativity Textiles Wallpaper!

Wallpaper has made a serious comeback and adds such an interesting layer to any room. In our previous home, we added wallpaper in our master bedroom and grasscloth in the family room. It was amazing to see how much it transformed both spaces. Our bedroom was actually a little too large and we never really got around to purchasing the […] Read more…

Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party

Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It’s that time again and what better way to kick off the new school year than with a Savvy Sassy School Days Twitter Party! We’re teaming up with our friends at Savvy Sassy Moms on Wednesday, August 24th at 6 p.m. PST/8 pm CST/9 p.m. EST for a fun hour of back-to-school […] Read more…

Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Bowl

Making breakfast a little more exciting with oatmeal banana smoothie bowls paired with goodnessknows snack squares!

Have you seen the back to school posts on Facebook this week? Where the heck did summer go?? Not that I’m complaining but we’ve been having ourselves a good ole time hanging at the pool, staying up late, eating more than our fair share of ice cream and just having fun. Now it’s time to start […] Read more…

Boyband Crush: MY2K Tour Chicago

My2K Tour

Move over Bieber it’s time to bring back the girl and boy bands.  Who knew how much I missed jamming out to a group of hot guys talented musicians performing in matching outfits, choreographed dances and synchronized hand movements?? Let me say when it comes to throwing down – 98°, O-Town, Ryan Cabrera and Dream – they’ve […] Read more…

Well Played: Activity Inspiration + Lessons Learned

Well Played Book Review by Meredith Sinclair via @SoChicLife

I love to have fun and be playful as much as the next person but coming up with ideas beyond an impromptu dance party doesn’t always come easy. I’ve always associated playfulness by interacting with children and in my twenties (long before having my own) I sought many opportunities to engage with kids through volunteering. Teaching vacation […] Read more…

The SpongeBob Musical Review

SpongeBob Musical Review Oriental Theatre Chicago

Exposing the girls to the arts and live theater productions has always been a priority. This week we were invited to the Pre-Broadway World premiere of The SpongeBob Musical at Chicago’s Oriental Theater. You guys it is one of the best musicals I’ve seen in years. We laughed, clapped and woo hoo’d throughout the entire show. If […] Read more…

ivivva Summer Festival in Chicago

ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival in Chicago Maggie Daley Park

Hey friends have you heard the ivivva Coast to Coast Summer Festival is coming to Chicago Saturday, June 25th? We’ll be at Maggie Daley Park from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm while the girls enjoy an afternoon at of yoga, dance and inspiration. Created for girls aged 6-15 connecting them through movement, ivivva Coast to Coast Summer […] Read more…

Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

DIY Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner Tutorial

You guys know how much I love essential oils and let’s not forget April’s popular 9 beauty uses for coconut oil. This got pinned 95 times! So when I found a recipe that combines both to create a Coconut Rose Oil Conditioner, I just had to share. I am truly obsessed with coconut oil. In addition […] Read more…

Tips for Getting Back on the Bike + Giveaway

Bike to Work

It’s finally warm enough to bring out the bikes in Chicago! The clouds have parted and the sun is showing her face. Now let’s just hope it lasts. We’re rolling into the last week of school and the girls have committed to getting back on the bike everyday. Our school does a great job of […] Read more…

StyleWatch: Sporty Sandals for Summer

Sporty Sandals for Summer

No matter how you feel about sporty sandals, last year it was a hot trend that’s making a comeback. Personally I’ve been in love with the Birkenstock Gizeh for years and replaced my last pair with these. {Don’t knock it’ till ya try it}. What makes sporty sandals so appealing is the thicker footbed and cushy arch […] Read more…

Jicama Fries

Jicama Fries Recipe 21 Day

It wasn’t until taking the 21 Day Sugar Detox, I tried jicama or considered jicama fries. Jicama {pronounced hee-cama} is a root vegetable originating from Mexico, part of the legume family and grows on vines. Oddly enough it’s low in calories, high in important nutrients and the carb content is lower than most of the jicama’s counterparts. […] Read more…

Mother’s Day Gifts: What’s On Your Wish List?

Celebrating Mothers Day LINDOR

Mother’s Day is just around the corner and my wish list is normally short and never very glamourous. If you caught my post Celebrating Mother’s Day, I shared a really simple mother’s day gift – breakfast in bed. Dad’s may think the idea of getting the kids in the kitchen to cook breakfast is much too daunting, […] Read more…

27 Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Planning a Cinco de Mayo Fiesta couldn’t be easier. This is my favorite party theme when entertaining at home. You can go all out or do something as simple as Pulled Pork Tacos, guacamole and a self serve margarita station. Who doesn’t love tacos and tequila??  Any time we have a large group over, pork or chicken tacos […] Read more…

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