Ever since Julian and Plum went back to traditional school, packing school lunches, homework, and after-school snacks have become a big thing around here. Side note: I cannot believe how much homework that girl brings home most nights. She sometimes has three times as much as her older brother, who is a freshman in high school.


Of course, once they get home they go straight for the kitchen to grab an after-school snack. Since we start to prep dinner only a couple of hours later, I have them keep it light, easy, and healthy. We’ve been long-time fans of NatureBox, a monthly snack subscription service that delivers healthy snacks, right to your door.


You get to choose which snacks you’ll receive each month and there’s over 100 nutritionist-approved snacks to choose from. Some of our favorites include: the Blueberry Almond Bites, Sriracha Roasted Cashews, Figgy Bars, Greek Yogurt Covered Pretzels, Mango Almond Bites, and Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels.


Recently Plum has been including them in her school lunches, which has been a big time saver when we’re running a few minutes behind in the morning.


Today, NatureBox is giving away 2 six-month snack subscriptions! To enter, simply visit NatureBox and see what snacks you’d like to try, then leave a comment below. I will choose a winner later this week. Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.

And, if you signup for NatureBox today, you’ll receive a free sample box of some of NatureBox’s most beloved snacks! Click here to get started. Please note that this free-trial is valid for new, US and Canada subscribers only, is not valid on gift subscriptions and may not be combines with other offers.

This post is in partnership with NatureBox. A long-time sponsor and brand we adore.




It’s been a long time since I’ve put together one of these Date Night In posts. It was a lot of fun and I hope to them more frequently! For those of you who aren’t familiar with them, I try to put together a simple date night idea that you can plan on nights when your stuck at home, on a budget or can’t find a sitter for the kids.

While it’s still cold outside (and if you’ve been trapped indoors like we have due to extreme weather conditions), why not create a little date night right inside your living room?

What to do and what wear, (in no particular order)… One. Brew some delicious tea for two and make sure you break out the fancy tea pot. Two. Throw on a cozy sweater. Three. Fancy it up a bit with a red lip. Four. Pull on a cute pair of drawstring pants that are both comfortable and cute. Five. Keep your jewelry simple and classic, maybe a nice watchSix. Break out a jigsaw puzzle for you and your love to put together. I suggest this ’80s puzzle for memories and laughs—it’s sure to spark great conversation. Seven. Light a nice smelling candle for both the scent and ambiance. Eight. Wear comfortable slip-on shoes or a pair of wool socks to keep your toes warm. Nine. Turn on some music (preferably from the 1980′s since you’re sure to be transported back with each puzzle piece). This Aether cone is perfect because you can tell it what to play on the spot.

And there you have it, a nice romantic evening for two, filled with good fun! Enjoy.

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WORN / 28



Worn / Indigo textile top, Jess Feury. Eleanor pants, Imogene + Willie. Gold Necklace, Kathleen Whitaker. Brasil Shoes, Ricardo Medina.

6/52 & 7/52



6/52 - A weekly portrait of my children.

Sailor, age 2: Not a big fan of getting his hair combed after bath time.
Birdie, age 4: Making her own breakfast. Here is the same thing for breakfast, photographed 2 years ago.
Plum, age 12: She’s the one I take on the most food dates, not because I play favorites, but because she’s a foodie like me and we can explore new restaurants together.
Julian, age 14: Learning how to play Imagine by John Lennon on the guitar this week. Attaboy!


7/52 A weekly portrait of my children.

Sailor, age 2: I think he wins the award for best bed head.
Birdie, age 4: She hasn’t been doing much listening these days, but she sure is cute.
Plum, age 12: They have this whole week off of school, due to the ice-storm, so it’s been straight vacation-mode—staying up late and sleeping in late.
Julian, age 14: This boy will grab anything but his winter coat when heading outside, even in the snow.




Annie’s sent our family a big care package full of Bernie’s Farm healthy snacks, vegetables with little notes attached to them, coloring sheets, and the most adorable kid’s garden kits. Not only was it a sweet and thoughtful care package, but it actually arrived at the perfect time—right as boredom was setting in after the little kids had been cooped up inside all morning.

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Birdie wanted to make some Mac & Cheese, right away and all by herself. And so, she did.

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After that she wanted to plant her little seed garden. And so, she did.


Later that afternoon, after bundling up and going outside to dig with our new garden tools, we came back inside, put on fresh clothes and cracked open the snacks!


Thank you Annie’s for the fun afternoon!

This post is in partnership with Annie’s Bernie’s Farm. Annie’s Bernie’s Farm snacks are made with real fruit and vegetable extracts like beet, blueberry, and carrot as an alternative to synthetic food dyes. Their mission is to connect kids to real food. Bernie’s Farm products feature playful barnyard shapes, including farm animals, tractors, and carrots that make snack time fun. Each box teaches kids where food comes from and parents can feel good about the wholesome, natural, and organic ingredients.

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