A Big Day

As a former teacher, the first day of school has always been a big deal for me. This week was a whole new ballgame...We got him all ready with school supplies + backpack + lunch bag...
But then he got the "hot lunch" menu. Nachos Grande won out over carrying his new lunch bag with my healthy, organic ingredients. Maybe next week he'll take me up on a packed lunch & he'll be rolling in style!


What I did for Summer "Vacation"...

This summer has brought a lot of travel for work + pleasure. It's always nice to mix in a little of both, then you're not feeling guilty for leaving family OR work - I loved it all!

MEMORIAL DAY - Sea Island, GA:
If you haven't been to the Golden Isles, you deserve a trip down! We love staying at Sea Island or St. Simons Island. Jekyll Island has great camping too...if only I could talk my husband into my dream RV!

FATHER'S DAY - Chicago, IL:
We stayed at my brother's girlfriend's...hopefully he'll get hitched to her one day! Highlights of the weekend were: hanging with family in Lincolnshire & friends from Hinsdale, Gino's East Pizza, Lincoln Park Zoo, Children's Museum @ Navy Pier, shopping, grown up's night out and Father's Day Brunch @ Feast - delish!

The bride and groom had every perfect detail planned for our weekend stay in Bar Harbor. We stayed at the Harborside Resort - perfect location & great accommodations! You really can't go wrong with meals or activities in Bar Harbor - be sure to grab a lobster roll!

HOMETOWN WEEKEND - Indianapolis, IN:
We love going to Indiana whenever we get the time. I grew up there & love visiting family and friends. This summer I took my boys for a long weekend while their daddy played in a golf tournament. Highlights of this trip were: hanging with Nana & Uncle Dave in Rush County, meeting the newest addition to our family, Children's Museum, Hinkle Field House and Traders Point Creamery.

FAMILY VACATION - Carbondale & Aspen, CO:
Escaping the August heat of Kansas City is especially delightful if you get to go to the Rocky Mountains! We spent our family vacation in Carbondale, CO. We love to fish, hike, golf - basically anything outside in the cool mountain air! Favorite restaurants include Taqueria El Nopal (great Mexican) and my temporary "office": Dos Gringos - Burritos & Coffeehouse. We finished off our week with a night in Aspen, CO. It was the perfect end to a fabulous adventure. We stayed at Hotel Aspen, rode the gondola up the mountain, played in the fountain and had dinner at Brunelleschi's Dome Pizza.



We're so excited about our Seersucker Collection this Fall! We've added it for all our friends that love to see their name or monogram on preppy bags & totes. It's perfect for your toddler starting Mother's Day Out or the preppy bridesmaids to carry all their "stuff" the day of the wedding - the occasions are endless!

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