A Magical Easter Encounter

Magical Encounters is a photography studio in Freehold, New Jersey.  We had visited with Magical Encounters over the holiday season for photos with Santa and were lucky enough to be asked to come in to visit with the also famous, Easter Bunny.  This is not your typical Easter Bunny mall visit.  There were no long lines, no waits. Magical Encounters is an experience from start to finish. When you arrive you're greeted by an old Victorian house decorated beautifully with all things… Read more

Christmas Gift Guide For HIM

Christmas is going to be here before we know it and we can't forget about our other half's! Now that we have children I always find shopping for my husband a little challenging but it shouldn't be put on the back burner so this year I'm getting a head start and sharing some of my favorite finds for the men in your lives. I've included items for the music lover, for the gym lover, for the beer lover, for the cozy guy and for the businessman.   Happy Shopping! Click… Read more

Toddler Christmas Gift Guide

What feels more Christmas than watching your little one's opening their gifts on Christmas morning? Nothing! Being a mom of 3, it's safe to say I have been around the block a time or two in the Christmas shopping department.  My girls basically circle everything so shopping is hard and easy at the same time. They basically love to play pretend-dress up, doctor, house, vet, you get the point.  Here our some of our picks of toys that have gotten the most play time! Happy Shoppi… Read more

Nordstrom Sale Picks November

I love a good pre-Christmas sale to stock up on a few staples for myself and to start shopping for others.  Here are a few of my favorites right now.  Click to PHOTO to shop! Read more


Fall is my FAVORITE! It's my birthday season, Halloween, Thanksgiving..what is not to love?  I like most NJ peeps, love the crisp air, apple picking, hayrides, boot wearing, and pumpkin spice flavored get the picture! Basic as it gets over here.  I don't go crazy for Halloween as far as decorations per se and usually just decorate for FALL.  This way my decorations are up October through December which also makes my life a lot easier because #momlife.  I love … Read more