“Everyone has something they’re dealing with (or have dealt with, or are not dealing with), whether you can see it or not”.
You know. That part of the human condition.
We made an impromptu stop at Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia at the Silos and we were so glad we did! Come see what we did while we were there. <3 XO, Mandy
Q + A with Rachel Friend, Mindset Coach, professor, special needs mom and very first guest on the Netflix special “Tidying Up” with Marie Kondo.
Celebrating with a giveaway and a look back at the last two years of Polite AF
A peek into my wine tasting party last night. The giant cheese plate, all the chocolate, 15 bottles of wine and my new fireplace that was finished just in time. XOXO, Mandy
My Five Fave Creature Comforts right now
our fireplace makeover + a little joie de vivre
It’s been a little while since I’ve done a 10 things — here’s what’s been going on with us! Everything from a fireplace makeover to the kids taking turns being home sick from school for like two weeks, but not sick enough to stop battling each other with light sabers. You know, the usual.
Our mudroom is finally finished! See how we transformed a 90 makeshift wine-room into an open, catchall mudroom.
We took our kids on their first Disney World trip! I did a lot of research and reservation making, but these five things are what I wish I would have known before we got there.
Opposite of “Thank you, next”. But like, kind of like that, too.
What’s keeping your resolution from coming to fruition?
‘Aren’t you guys Jewish?’ You might be wondering. Well, like many of our LA Jewish friends (with a wife who converted — that’s me!) we have a Christmas tree, Santa Visits and we have Christmas dinner. If you’re liberal enough to read on, here’s what I’m making for Christmas dinner since it’s my first time making it on my own.
Oh. So the cowboys aren’t here to break the rules or fight with moms over safety concerns?
My favorite gifts for the season!
Reminiscing on nine years of marriage and what I think is the perfect day-date getaway
All the must see Hallmark Christmas movies and also, this weird rap I wrote about the one time I was at a party with Candice Cameron. Hehe.
One personal goal of mine is to stay close to gratitude in my heart. It’s easy to get caught up the busy-ness of day-to-day life, but the holidays (and a daily journal) are great helpers and reminders to focus on what we have and what we’re already so grateful for. Here’s what I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving.