If Personal Blogging is Dead, Does That Mean You’re Not Really Reading This?

If Personal Blogging is Dead, Does That Mean You're Not Really Reading This

Apparently this is the year that personal blogging died, if you haven’t read/heard. Dooce allegedly quit blogging…although she’s actually still blogging. Andrew Sullivan quit blogging, revealing that he had no choice but to quit because it was literally killing him. Young House Love quit last year…but recently crept back after a year of silence, mostly, […]

That Time My Daughter Was Internet Famous for a Day

That time my daughter was internet famous for a day

Rabbit Rabbit! Happy official start of the depressing slide into winter, my most hated season. At least the leaves are pretty…for about a week more until they all fall off and there are just blank trees and coldness for the next five months. Did I mention I hate winter? Anyway, at least the most meh […]

Fall Faves


Hi fall, in all your over-sold pumpkin spice glory! Once a pumpkin spice zealot myself, I can officially say that the world has ruined it and I ate my much anticipated Krispy Kreme pumpkin spice donut this year and felt nothing. With the exception of skinny pumpkin dip and maybe a pumpkin k-cup now and […]

Last First Day

Last first day

I never take first day of school photos. Ok, once I took one–Mimi’s first day of kindergarten. Possibly I took a few more, back in the days when photos came from real cameras with real film then, at least in my case, mostly went right inside a real shoebox once back from the drugstore or […]

Giveaway: Lilly for Target Shift & Sandals

Lilly for Target giveaway on Chicngeek.com

Hey readers who are still here, despite my annual summer blogging slump–hi! Hope you’re having a great summer. Even though I’ve mostly been just working, I’ve been having a pretty good summer–gorgeous weather, lots of fun with friends, a few non-fail cucumbers and flowers in my garden (I mostly have a black thumb for gardening, sadly) and […]

Happy Birthday to Me With Summer Cocktails

Summer cocktails

It’s my birthday weekend! I turn the big 4-7 on Sunday. So what better way to celebrate than to share a bunch of summer cocktail recipes? In other summer news, the flowers above were from my 25th college reunion a few weeks ago–I’m still obsessed with those gorgeous orange roses that are now long dead […]

Spring Favorites

Chic n' geek Spring Favorites

Ok, so I drafted this post at least a month ago, thinking I was going to get back on the blogging wagon and start posting regularly again. Then work and life happened and…here it is a month later. But hey, better late than never, right? What was originally intended to be a list of some […]

Lillypocalypse Recap

My lilly for Target haul

So yes, I did get swept up in the insanity that was the Lilly for Target launch. As I wrote yesterday, I don’t do lines or crowds, but I am a night owl so I figured staying up and hitting refresh from midnight until whatever wee hour the Lilly stuff hit the Target website would […]

Lilly for Target? Yes Please!

lilly for target

Ugh–what a week–the first week of beautiful weather and I get hit with a wicked a stomach bug. But even feeling like a dead person all week couldn’t extinguish my growing excitement over the fact that Lilly for Target hits stores tomorrow!! Have no idea what I’m talking about? Lilly Pulitzer is the ridiculously pricey preppy […]