One working mama's journey to leading a happy and stylish life with little ones

Month: September 2015

Mini Black Bean Burritos

Mini Black Bean Burritos

This week has been a little more hectic than I’m used to. It’s the start of our busy season at the store and I’ve tried my hardest to adjust from a slow summer into a crazy fall. With the arrival of fall I can already feel my taste […]

Welcoming Change

Welcoming Change

Come November it will be two years since we welcomed Gunnar into the world. I can’t help but think about all that’s changed since having our little bundle. New jobs, homes, and for me a new body to work with. My post baby body, it was different […]

Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

As a working mom most days I’m out of the house super early. So when I get up it’s still really chilly out. Half way through the day it gets a little warmer and then of course right as I am about to leave the cold comes through again. This can make picking an outfit a little difficult but I never stray from a challenge 😉

Unlike most days Saturdays I get to leave a little later. No one is out on the road and there the drop off-line at day care is nonexistent. This gives me a little extra time to play around with a few style ideas. The other great thing about this saturday was the weather. It wasn’t too hot or too cold. There was a slight chill in the air and I could feel it was time to bring back one of my favorite looks…The boyfriend sweater. I love to steal my fiancé’s sweaters. He secretly has amazing taste and just picks the right sweaters every time. Like I’m talking those awesome grandpa sweaters that are just a level below weird old dude but a level above awesome. Since the beginning of our relationship not only was I out to steal his heart but also those sweaters.

Fast forward a couple of years now we live together so I can “borrow” them when I want. And that is exactly what I am going to do today.😁 So many sweaters and so little time, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to take this look. I decided to pare an amazing blue knit with a Free People Midi and my go to booties. Comfort and style all in one outfit. To recreate this look or one like it all you have to is go hunting in the closet of a man! It could be your boyfriend, your brother, even dear old dad. Just go into their closet and borrow a few things. Trust me they won’t notice, at least not right FullSizeRenderaway!

Ensalada de taco Meghana

Ensalada de taco Meghana

The other day I was wandering around the grocery store picking out my normal items and checking out a few new ones. I went to grab my favorite black bean burgers when I saw they added a new meatless ground beef product. Of course I […]

The Little Dude and The Terrible Twos

The Little Dude and The Terrible Twos

Lately we’ve been heading into new territory. Gunnar has always been an energetic sprightly child. But Gunnar is turning 2 soon and it feels like those characteristics have heightened. I’ve felt a little overwhelmed with it all lately. Don’t get me wrong I am in love with his spirit […]

Fall Wish List- Trench Coats

Fall Wish List- Trench Coats

Monday was amazing, armed with a few awesome co workers and a train ticket we were on our way to Coterie in NYC. It was a wonderful day and I got to do some much-needed research on trends for the store. (and the blog ☺️) I am very excited to share those extra little styles I have with all of you!

Fall has finally arrived the first day of fall was Wednesday so I thought it was the perfect time to bring in the heavy hitter. The Trench coat, it has always been a favorite of mine mainly because my lovely British grandmother has had this piece as a staple in her closet for decades. Now IMG_2350it’s it coming back and I am welcoming  all the styles with open arms!

See By Chloe Rust Long Trench, $399.99

Steve Madden Camel Long Belted Coat, $69.99

Nasty Gal Khaki Rain or Shine Trench , $68.00

Zara Navy Blue Short Trench Coat $69.90

ASOS Mac With Utility Detail In Skater Fit $116.45

Golden Beets

Golden Beets

Yesterday my sister-in-law, boss and I went to Coterie, an international meeting place for brands and retailers to mingle and potentially work with one another. It was a great show the fall is probably the best time for a Coterie show between weather and style. […]

Early Sunday Morn!

Early Sunday Morn!

5:45am on the dot! My alarm started buzzing. Normally I would shut it off and roll over to cuddle with Sam since it is a day off but today was different.  We went away last weekend and since then I’ve made it a point not […]

Tahini Time!

Tahini Time!

Last night Sam offered to watch the little dude while I went out to our local grocers. For me that is exciting! I am a BIG fan of the grocery store. I like to explore the aisles and find new foods I have never tried before. I do a little research while I am there and try to find something fun I can make for my family and I. So, to say I was a little excited to go without Gunnar was an understatement. This time I had a mission! My son really isn’t into meat and I think he is rubbing off on me. After doing a lot of research on what we could supplement for protein I found a few different options. Normally I would go out and buy them all but I am learning quickly that two-year olds have no clue what they like and often change their minds.

I’ve done some googling and found that tahini is a good source of calcium and has more protein than most nuts. Being that Gunnar is only two so I would like to set up good eating habits to help strong bone growth as well as getting him the nutrients he needs. and  Today was my day so I decided to turn it into a test run day and see how he would react. Most of the time when I make Gunnar a meal he won’t eat it. But if I make myself something he will devour it so I decided to make a black bean burger salad. This is my regular go to on days off. It is nutritious and fun. Two of my must have for a meal. I love to eat and in the past I’ve had a problem with snacking. Making meals like this one have helped me feel full while still feeling like I am eating.

First we start with the greens. Personally I like spinach but really you can use whatever leafy green you’re into. I use a few plum tomatoes courtesy of my mother in laws garden and feta cheese. Then it’s time for the tahini. Take a little taste of the tahini before putting it on your salad you want to see how you like it first. A lot of recipes say to meant to be mixed with other items for the but I am trying to go heavy on the tahini for the little dude for I am going to keep my ingredients separate. I use a drizzle of balsamic after I put the tahini on so if you want to combine them both together before putting it on your salad go for it.

Of course last but not least I add the black bean burger. I am still searching for a black bean burger recipe that I like I have tried a couple and nothing seems to work out or there are too maybe ingredients. Once I find one I am happy with I will add it to this post! For now I use Lightlife Smart Patties. You can find them near the refrigerated dressings and salad ingredients. I like to warm mine up in the toaster oven ( we don’t have a microwave) but you can use a pan or a microwave if you would like. Once the burger is warm chop it up and sprinkle it on top of the salad. Now ENJOY!!!!!

 

 

Fall Wishlist- Printed Trouser

Fall Wishlist- Printed Trouser

A new week means a new wish list item! The weather is finally cooling down and the options in my wardrobe are getting a little more diverse! With the cool air flowing I thought it would be proper to make the printed trouser my next […]