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#Suicideonthebrain

#Suicide on the Brain
Last week, a group of individuals from The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention donned their blue shirts and went to Good Morning America with the hopes of raising awareness of suicide prevention.They were not rowdy, they were not offensive, but in spite of this, they were asked to leave by a producer because they were told people don’t want suicide on the brain first thing in the morning. I have not been able to shake this feeling of discontent since I heard about this. I’ve sat at my computer and tried to convey how hurtful this act was to those living with loss and/or struggle because of suicide. But, as it always does, my hurt came out in anger and I did not like the tone of my own voice. I did not want to attack Good Morning America for what they did, but rather explain in a rational way why this simple act of preserving ratings was a very loud message that I cannot ignore. It is a message that so many of us that have either lost someone to suicide or …

Going Tropical

I don't know want got into me this summer but I went through a mild obsession with anything tropical. I just loved all the palm frond prints, bold colors, and bright fabrics. I may have gone a bit overboard, to be honest, I bought palm frond curtains, clothes, and bedding. At one point, I swear I felt like I was in an episode of Golden Girls!

As we bid summer adieu, these things will be packed up and the heavy plaids will return. This was one of the best summers we've had and we're working on eeking out every morsel of it this weekend. Have a great one, my friends.




Flatlay Friday: Comfortable, Cute, and a Collaboration

The internet is a funny thing. One day, while searching on Instagram, I happened upon an adorable shirt that I really liked. Come to find out, it was designed by a local mama business owner, Erica from  Honeybee Boutique. I loved her shirts and the design, but more so, I loved the message she was getting out there to fellow mamas. We all doing our best, whatever that may be and we are enough.  I reached out to her and found out that not only did she live in the same city, but she lived down the street. A friendship was born and I'm happy to share one of her new designs, Mama Bear, for Flatlay Friday.  This shirt combines two of my favorite colors, army green and gold. It is seriously so incredibly soft.   Paired with  my favorite distressed jeans and camo purse, I'm ready for a Friday full of errands. 
I should mention that this was not a sponsored post, I'm just really in love with this shirt and the message Erica is trying to get out there. For proof, this insert came i…

Oliver's French Toast

While grocery shopping one day, Oliver blurt out, "hey, I have a great idea for breakfast. Nutella and banana french toast sandwiches!" We were in the bread aisle and a warm loaf of challah was calling my name, so naturally, that puppy went into the cart. I mean, how could I say no to my little man's delicious idea.   If you've never had challah, you're missing out. It is a sweet, airy bread that melts in your mouth. For this recipe, I left the bag open for a day to let the bread go a bit stale, ideal for Oliver's french toast. Once it was just on the cusp of being a bit dry, I soaked it in an egg, cinnamon, vanilla, and milky mix for about five mintues, both sides. Plopped the slices on the griddle and the let the aroma fill the house. After they were just the right amount of crispy on the outside, gooey on the inside, I removed them and Oliver cut his banana, spread on the nutella, and made his french toast sandwich.
and, in Oliver fashion, he got a bloody…

Montreal Weekend Round up

The weekend before school started, we headed up to Montreal. It's a 5 hour drive from Boston, so we were game for a little adventure. The mister was playing in a company soccer tournament and we could not resist an opportunity to explore another destination and support one of our favorite sports. Please forgive my gritty phone pictures, I left my good camera on the kitchen table. 
My soccer star and offspring. The mister played all weekend, leaving the kids and I to explore Montreal (without Google Maps, my friends, I earned some stripes, let me tell you!)
We stayed at the The Hilton Garden Inn and it was fantastic. We are loyal to Hilton, as the mister travels quite a bit for work and we have about a million points, but this one was a favorite by far. The pool was on the roof with an amazing roof deck that looked over the entire city. I'm not going to lie, we spent 70% of our time here. I mean, seriously. There was an adjoining gym that was all glass so as I worked out my fr…