Fashion Friday: Fancy Denim for Holiday

Hey, check me out- two posts in a row!!! Maybe I’m on my way back to my old ways! :) Anywhoo, this holiday there won’t be much fancy dress for me (and by much I mean NONE). Skirts and spit up don’t mix (especially with these under eye bags). But I still want to look a little festive when celebrating with my family so I pulled together some denim based looks that mix fancy and casual. I love this mix, and it works for so many festive occasions where a dress is just too much.


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Great Children’s Books to Give


My sweet and wonderful friend Sarah (mother of two) compiled a list of her favorite children’s books for me to share with you as it’s one of the best gifts to give a child this holiday! My baby shower was a book theme so I added a couple others here I like (and received for Henry).  I can’t wait until he’s old enough to read with!  If you have a favorite please leave the title in comments so we can gather a great knowledge base for everyone to access! :)


Age 0+

Polar Bear What Do You Hear

Dear Zoo

Each Peach Pear Plum

The Goodnight Train

Goodnight Moon

I Took the Moon For a Walk

Goodnight Gorilla

One Gorilla

Your Baby’s First Words will Be Dada

Naptime with Theo and Beau

Age 2+

The Circus Ship

Sleep Like a Tiger

Harold and the Purple Crayon

This is Not a Box

Officer Buckles and Gloria

Snowy Day

Counting Lions

Paris: A Book of Shapes

Press Here

Age 3 -5


Rosie Revere Engineer

Iggy Peck Architect

What Do You Do With An Idea?


Counting Lions

Secret Pizza Party

Dragons Love Tacos


Blueberries for Sal




Count the Monkeys

The Jolly Postman

And here are some bookcases and wall storage to help display all these great titles in your child’s room!

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Book Review: Gracious Rooms

My dad picked this book, Gracious Rooms by Barbara Westbrook up for me last week and I was so glad he did. It isn’t one that I would have necessarily bought myself but I LOVED it. Barbara Westbrook is one classy lady with a very specific and refined sense of style. Very grown up, traditional and yet interesting and luxurious. The images really spoke to me- so if you have anyone on your holiday gift list that likes design (and specifically this style) this book would be a great gift.

Here are some amazing spaces by Barbara to whet your appetite…



Gift Guides 2015: For Him

Hey Guys- Henry and I are on the mend after last weeks terrible illness. So I was able to finally pull together another gift guide- goodies for him! Hope you enjoy and find it helpful in your shopping!

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Lindsey’s Kitchen Renovation – Part 1

Hi Guys- Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit- Henry and I hit a speedbump (a painful one called mastitis) and it really rocked my world in a bad way.  I have not been able to do anything but try to feel better and take care of him so posts may be spotty.  Thankfully I have this awesome one from Lindsey, my longtime right-hand and project manager about the kitchen renovation she’s doing in the house she and her husband bought!  Follow along! I miss you. -Erin

Hi EOS readers! I’m super excited to share some of my renovation with you while Erin’s out on maternity leave. My husband Eric and I spent about 9 months searching, which means we looked at a lot of houses. We knew the general area we wanted to be in and that it had to be cute (my requirement) and have as much outdoor space as possible. And from the start we were looking for a project – something we could attack with our DIY skills and transform over time. Finally we decided on this 3 bed, 1.5 bath cape in a town north of Boston close to where we both grew up. Don’t let her pretty exterior fool you! She needs a ton of work (including significant structural repairs thanks to old termite damage, which had been ignored for many years).

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