LOVING Le Tote!


As I've mentioned, my obsession with online clothing subscriptions continues to grow. This week featuring....Le Tote!! Let me start by saying that this is my favorite clothing subscription yet.... better than Stitch Fix, Trendsend, Trunk Club, Birchbox, etc. etc. So that's saying something!!

The clothes are not the most trendy (nor the most expensive), they are good quality but not high end, and I'd love to see some more fashion forward options...but...it is by far the most economical of the options I've tried and instead of having to keep the clothes you have the option to RENT. Which is absolutely fabulous for us pregnant ladies!

The basics are that you pay a monthly subscription fee to get unlimited boxes of clothes and accessories to wear and then either keep or wear and then send back. You have a "closet" of clothing that you pick out online, so instead of just giving them your style profile, you get to actually choose some of the items you may receive AND you get a final approval before the box comes in which you can switch out items. I just got my second box in the mail (see above) and I love everything in it. Their jewelry is actually very fashion forward and I think I'll get a ton of use out of the simply black maternity dress, red skirt, black sweater and maternity jeans they sent me. And the best part is if I absolutely love something their prices are much more reasonable than other services I've tried.

Sold yet?? Use this link for $25 off your first box. Happy shopping!

Friday Roundup


Happy Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend? We'll be sticking around here, Mylo is starting swim lessons (wish us luck, he is not a fan of the water) and we are going to watch the Super Bowl with friends on Sunday and enjoy some sunshine in Seattle!

Here are some links to kick us off:

Gorgeous Brooklyn wedding, love the invitations.

Great news for readers.

What happens when you eat like the Gilmore Girls for a week.

Lovely Galentine's Day spread. Also, G-Day gift guide.

Best movies for a romantic night in.

Every marriage is different, loved this.

Awesome mid-century modern Ikea hacks. Also, this remodel...swoon.

This looks yummy for the Super Bowl.

RBF is a real thing, science says so. (I'm afflicted, ugh!)

Color Change Nails!



Last week, I got the BEST manicure. Remember mood rings where the color changes with your mood (aka the temperature)? This polish works the same way. It's perfect for someone like me who hates making decisions and sometimes takes 20 minutes to pick a color at a nail salon and then starts second guessing my choice as soon as they start to put it on! The color I got goes from a light grey to a charcoal and sometimes is a sort of ombre between the two. 

Spring Inspiration: Indoor Hanging Garden


We have some big news percolating on the home buying front and it has sent me into a Pinterest frenzy like it's 2012 again. One of the things I'm dying to try out is an indoor hanging garden. I'm not much of a outdoor gardner (yet, you never know) but I love house plants. I have a giant ficus tree in our current tiny craftsman that Patrick despises. It definitely needs a larger space to come into its own -- after all it's older than me!

As soon as we can get into a bigger house I'm excited to expand my plant collection and do some terrariums and a little hanging garden.  Just need to get a watering routine!



Friday Roundup


Hello from Atlanta! I was happy to finally make it out of the snow. Yesterday I got a manicure and ate some amazing food, it was nice. I've been missing Seattle, and mainly my cats! But we're about a week out from being home.

Parisian winter style tips

Britain from Uxibal tells the Huffington Post about starting a shoe company in Guatemala. 

Click here if you remember that refrigerator episode of Punky Brewster.

Teresa, make an Egg McMuffin at home! 

Free art!

Great article on living in Togo written by a friend of the 30/30 Project.

They've broken the Barbie mold. What do you think of the new shapes and sizes?

Have you seen Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard's version of "Africa"? I hate that I didn't think to do it first!

Photo of Atlanta's amazing sunset last night by @mitchelloverton

Five Favorites


This amazing cat painting that was on the wall in the hotel we were snowed in at in Richmond. It was pretty awesome all the way until the third day we were stuck there when I started to think the octopus was staring at me in a creepy way.

1. Yogurt covered almonds. I can't stop eating them.

2. This candle. Thanks to a chance encounter in Richmond, I now have a full supply of candles to keep my spirits up for the rest of the tour!

3. High Maintenance. It's a web series about a guy who delivers weed by bicycle in New York.

4. Fingerless gloves. I have 5 pairs of varying styles in my suitcase. I love them. Your hands are warm, but you can still use your phone.

5. CeraVe Moisturizing Facial Lotion. I've always been a bit of a snob when it came to skincare and cosmetics, sticking to department store brands. But this drugstore staple is getting me through the winter. 



52 Lists Journal


I am FINALLY healthy again after being knocked out for nearly a month by that nasty cold. It's amazing how feeling healthy and getting to the second trimester of this pregnancy has me feeling like a whole new person. I actually cleaned my house this weekend. And I might open a book and read for once. I'm getting into the "nesting" mood and motivated to get organized, both on a mental level and a physical one. I've been thinking about trying to adopt some meditation and journaling to be a bit more centered for the second half of this pregnancy.

One of our favorite local stores, Morea Seal, has created an awesome new journal called 52 Lists: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration which I'm dying to get my hands on. It's meant to not only inspire "self exploration" but also inspire creativity and progress toward personal goals. Not to mention it's filled with gorgeous photos from Seattle photographer Julia Manchik. I think I need it.