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The Best J.Crew Factory Finds for Spring

The Best J.Crew Factory Finds for Spring

On Kelly: Gingham Button-Down Shirt and Navy Jacket / On MitchPiqué Polo Shirt, Slub Crewneck Sweatshirt and Navy Drawstring Pants

Happy Spring, guys! I can’t believe it’s finally here. I’m ridiculously excited to have this baby… and for warm weather. (Highs in the 50s late next week in Chicago!) But I’m also trying so hard not to wish away months. 😉 What better way, though, to celebrate the new season than with a little wardrobe update with J.Crew Factory, which is currently having a huge sale?! (40 to 60 percent off tons of styles, and an extra 40 percent off the clearance section when you use code “SHOPSALE.” Buy one top or shirt and get one free with that code, too!)

The Cutest Dog Products

The Cutest Dog Products

If you happened to catch my “behind the scenes” photo shoot with Noodle last week on Instagram or our recent “bedding basics” blog post, you know that we’re partnering with The Company Store this year on a regular basis, and having so much fun with it! (We updated Emma’s room last fall with the brand, too, which she LOVED.) This month’s post is extra special, though, because the focus is on Noodle. 😉

The Company Store carries some of the cutest and most useful pet stuff, and today only, everything is up to 20 percent off. (Prices as marked.) Here are some of Noodle’s favorites!

10 Quick iOS Tricks

10 Quick iOS Tricks

Mitch here!

I’m making this third-trimester pregnancy exhaustion thing work to my advantage and dropping not one but two nerdy Mitch posts in quick succession. And as much as I’d like to plug my MacOS tricks post, it’s more than likely that you’re currently on your iPhone–procrastinating, perhaps? 😉–and iOS tips would be more useful.

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Claver Shamrock Sweater

Claver Shamrock Sweater: A little hard to find, but available via The Red Wagon in Boston and Bellevue Kids in Newport, Rhode Island. / L.L. Bean Tote c/o / Gap Kids Jeggings and Boots / Janie & Jack Sunglasses / Little Makes Big Bow c/o

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! Admittedly, today’s blog post is a bit more for our families than for you guys, haha. 🙈 My family and Mitch’s family are both very, very Irish… so we knew these photos would mean a lot to them! ;)

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15 End-of-Winter Date Night Ideas

end-of-winter date night ideas

Hi, Friends! Cassandra here from The Calm Collective again. (I’m helping Kelly out while she and Mitch are on their babymoon in Rhode Island!)

What are you guys up to this weekend?! I’m currently embracing a quiet night in with some vino, Netflix, veggie chili, and a sweet pup at my feet. The candles are burning, the twinkle lights are [still] on, and there’s a bubble bath in my very near future. That doesn’t sound too terrible, right? Given the picture I just painted for you, it’s probably a little obvious that I’m intentionally single. I say “intentionally” because for the past several of months, I’ve chosen to… get this… date myself.  While this isn’t my forever plan (ha), it’s been incredibly nourishing and I’m soaking up every moment.

Recent Finds, 3/15

Recent Finds, 3.15.19

Navy Gingham Dress

Happy Friday! Comin’ at you live from Rhode Island, but I have some really awesome online finds to share this week. First, let’s talk about this beautiful gingham dress from Draper James that I picked up last week when I was in Nashville. While it won’t fit until after Baby #2 arrives, I just couldn’t pass it up. ;) It’s slightly oversized in the best way, which means it’ll be perfect for postpartum, and it’s super soft and kind of cozy! Since I’m cold all the time, I love a good, warmish dress–especially in the spring/early summer here in Chicago. Again, it runs on the looser side, so I would recommend going down one size.

On to this week’s “recent finds,” though!

Cute & Preppy Maternity Swimsuits

Cute Maternity Swimsuits

Gap Maternity Swimsuit

I suppose because we’re now officially less than a week away from Spring (!), I’ve been getting a good number of requests for maternity swimsuit recommendations! I know, I know: Finding a suit that makes you feel confident while pregnant might sound impossible. Or like torture. 😜 But whether you’re going on a vacation, blessed to live in a warm climate, or simply swimming in your gym’s pool, there really are a lot of options–and you’re bound to feel cute in one of these!

The Warmest Trench Coat

London Fog Trench Coat - The Warmest Trench Coat

London Fog Trench Coat with Quilted Liner (Without quilted liner here. Longer version here. Another option: J.Crew’s Classic Trench Coat!) / Draper James Bow Sweater (On sale! Check out Draper James’ new arrivals here, though. I just bought this navy gingham dress and I’m head over heels for it!) / Cole Haan Riding Boots (On sale! Also available via / Mark & Graham Suede Elisabetta Tote (LOVE this tote. I also have the pink version, and I’m swooning over the navy.) / J Brand White Maternity Jeans (But guess what?! The Gap just came out with an affordable pair of low-panel white maternity skinnies. SO EXCITED!) / Similar Sunglasses Here, Here and Here

Mitch and I are headed to Rhode Island today for our babymoon!

I’m nine weeks out–still safe to travel, though I’m on “lockdown” once I return–and Visit Rhode Island graciously asked whether they could host us for our vacation. So here we are, and I’m thrilled. Since I’m super preg, we’re going to take things nice and slow, and just spend some quality time together while soaking up all things coastal and New England. Emma, by the way, is staying with my in-laws down at their lake house. She, too, is thrilled. 😜 (I’m a little 😢 since we were just in Nashville without her… but I keep telling myself that we fly back for her on Monday, so it’s not terribly long!)