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alice-+-olivia Hope Cropped Bow Jacket. Photo Credit: Shopbop

Fall 2014 Jacket Edit

Every fall, without fail, my desire to buy a new jacket or two goes into overdrive. Here are a few of my favorites available this fall....

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Spooky and Stylish Halloween Decor

Halloween is just a few weeks away and I am getting my family in the spirit with a mix of playful and sophisticated home decor and entertaining pieces....

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Mums the Word

On a cool, rainy day in autumn, my daughter and I potted our first mums, and I realized that I had long underestimated these lovely flowering plants. ...

Chicken Soup with Casarecce Noodles. Photo Credit: Emily Ross Ziporin
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Chicken Soup with Casarecce Noodles

My little one came down with her first cold of the new school year this weekend. So, today I made my family's favorite chicken noodle soup. It's quick and easy which means less time in the kitchen and more time taking care of my under-the-weather baby. ...


The Flat Boot: Kid-Friendly, Stylish Mother Approved

I have always had an affinity for a high-heeled boot, but these days I am constantly on the run…after my wickedly fast three-year-old daughter. Luckily, this season stylish flat boots are aplenty. Here are a few of my favorites....

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad. Photo Credit: Emily Ross Ziporin

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad

I first made this roasted butternut squash salad for Thanksgiving last year and loved it! My inspiration was a dish made by the Pioneer Woman. Her recipe was inspired by a dish at The Purple Pig in Chicago, a restaurant in my new city. Here's the recipe for my version. ...

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Young “Trailblazers”: Introducing Kids to Hiking

One of my favorite photos is this one of my daughter hiking in Boulder’s Chautauqua Park with a view of the Flatirons in the distance. If you are considering hiking with your little one, below are a few things I learned, and gear that I loved, that may help you prepare for the adventure....

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Kayla Itsines: My New Fitness Obsession

My new fitness obsession is Kayla Itsines. Check out her Instagram videos and "before and after" shots of her clients and followers and you'll see why. ...

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Should I be Anti Antibacterial?

Should I go “anti antibacterial”? That’s a question I never thought I would ask. And, anyone who knows me wouldn’t believe it because I am the quintessential germaphob and a connoisseur of antibacterial products. This is why I am asking...

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The culinary scene in my hometown has evolved over the years. St. Louis still boasts its steak houses, barbeque joints and Italian eateries, but a handful of restaurants like Niche, Taste and Sidney Street* are gently encouraging locals to get out of their dining comfort zone while also delighting resident foodies. ...