By Erika Batista

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BACK TO SCHOOL JITTERS

... for me that is. So this has been an amazing spring/summer for us. We took the kids to Disney, we went on a couple of great road trips, between the park, the pool, the beach, the zoo, museums, the library and dinners on the patio till super late at night... we really can say we enjoyed summer to the fullest, just as I planned.  But all good things must come to an end and truthfully, this time, I am ok with that. But I am a little

7 FALL TABLESCAPE IDEAS I LOVE

If you love home decor like me then you know that a gorgeous fall tablescape is essential this time of the year. I've been scouting home decor stores like Home Good, Pier 1, TJMaxx and Marshalls and I am loving the selection of pretty and eye-catching items. Between Halloween decor and everything autumn I don't know where to

LET'S CATCH UP

Hey guys! I know I've been a little MIA on here lately but it's been a hectic couple of weeks for me. This past weekend was my husband's birthday and we celebrated from Friday all the way to Monday (he's actual bday!). I've also been feeling some type of way about everything that has been going on

HOW TO TALK TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT HATE + CURRENT EVENTS

Today I took a moment to speak to Ben about hate. It's unfortunate that in the world we live in I have to equip my child with these conversations about violence and hate more than I'd like to. But it's the least I can do during the sad times we are living. But everyday I log on social media or hear the news

WHY WE LOVE OUR PLAYROOM

When we bought our house we immediately knew that the formal dining room would be a playroom for the kids instead. And I am so happy with that decision. My thought process was "when will we really use the formal dining room?" Christmas, Thanksgiving... only rarely. And thankfully we have