Fall Stroll

I promise this is the last fall post. This was the most perfect fall day in the city. It’s kind of unfortunate fall only lasted about a week here, and then it was basically winter weather. By far the 2 most used items as a mom in the city are my stroller and diaper bag. We literally never leave the apartment without them. I’ve said this before, but with not having a car in the city, I am obsessed with our Vista stroller. I’m so glad we invested in such a quality stroller and one that is versatile enough to transition from 1 baby to 2.

Continue Reading

Surviving the Chicago Winters

IMG_7107_F

I have a love-hate relationship with the weather in Chicago from Jan-March. It’s so so cold, which makes me not want to ever go outside. Part of me loves being super lazy and enjoying more down time, but after a while I start to get major cabin fever. Below are a few of our tips for staying warm in Chibera.

Continue Reading

Matching Leggings

IMG_7065

A little late posting these pictures, but I’ve been trying to get back into the swing of things after the holiday season. Also, Kennedy got her first cold, so we’ve been taking it pretty easy over here. Even though we already took our tree down, we’ll definitely be wearing these leggings all winter long. They are from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Hello Ellie. They have the CUTEST prints and these leggings are super soft! I love that they offer a few different patterns in mommy & me styles (makes it easy to match ;)). Below are some links to the outfit details. Hope everyone had a great New Year!

Continue Reading

Christmas Time in the City

IMG_6415

I’m so excited Christmas vacation officially starts today and I wanted to share some photos we took last weekend walking around the city. I love seeing the gorgeous townhomes all decorated  for the holidays. All the lights and decorations throughout the city make the Chicago winters semi-tolerable. I can’t wait to spend some quality time with my family and see Kennedy open presents this weekend! Wishing you all a very merry Christmas surrounded by the ones you love most!

Continue Reading

O Christmas Tree

IMG_6262

We went and got our Christmas tree on Sunday! Growing up, my family always had real trees, I’ve never had a fake one. It’s a nice family tradition to go pick out a tree every year, and I feel like candles just can’t compare to the smell of a fresh tree. People always ask us where do you even get trees in the city, but there are actually a bunch of parking lots they turn into “tree farms” or there are websites you can get them delivered. Last year we actually got our tree from Whole Foods and this year we went to the lot right by the Hard Rock Cafe on Clark/Ontario. They had a big selection and a variety of sizes. I love the tree we picked out.
Kennedy and I wore our matching beanies again and I can’t get over how cute her little Ugg boots are with the bows in the back. For winters in Chicago, Hunter Boots are a must for me. I remember the 2nd time Russell and I visited Chicago, it was a freezing March weekend and the streets were so slushy that I ruined the winter boots I had on. My feet were totally soaked so we went in Nordstrom and that is when I got my first pair of Hunters. These fleece liners keep your feet so warm and I’ll never walk through the city when it’s snowing out in anything else. Below are our outfit details and link.

Continue Reading

Cozy in Camel

Sarah-Gray-11-7-17-(59)

TGIF and happy December! I’m super excited to do so many holiday traditions with Kennedy this month. I actually bought Kennedy this coat when I was pregnant with her last fall and I couldn’t wait for her to grow into it (they restocked it for this year here). Below I’m sharing some other matching coat options that are perfect for winter.

Continue Reading

Sweater Weather

Sarah-Gray-11-7-17-(44)

Even though, I feel like we barely had a fall here in Chicago, one day last week when it wasn’t super cold I took Kennedy to the park. All the colors on the tress were so pretty. Kennedy had so much fun watching the squirrels (which she called doggies, lol). She was obsessed with playing in the leaves, she would just contunuiously pick them up then throw then down. When it was time to go, she cried because she didn’t want to stop playing in the leaves.
I can’t get enough of oversized sweaters right now. Both of our sweaters here are from last winter, but below I linked some similar ones and listed a bunch of our favorites!

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Patch

IMG_5342

Happy Halloween! Quick post with some photos from our pumpkin patch visits this month. We stopped at the stand on Clark/Ontario in the city and then also made a trip out to the suburbs to Sunny Acre Farms. I was really impressed with Sunny Acre Farms. There is so much to do for kids – food stands, rides, games, petting zoo, hay rides, gift shops, and more. They also do a whole Christmas market/tree farm in December and I think we might go to that this winter because I can’t believe how nice they had it setup for Halloween. Kennedy just woke up from a nap so that’s why she is zoning out in some of these photos. haha! She was so obsessed with playing with leaves though, that’s all she wanted to do. Russ carved Kennedy’s first pumpkin for her and I attempted to roast the seeds, but actually got them a little too crispy. We dressed Kennedy and the dogs up in their Lion costumes on Saturday (check out my insta for pics) and went to the little Halloween festival at a park down the street, but it freezing so we didn’t stay long. Overall it was a fun weekend, especially because OSU won and our ‘Nittany Lion tamer’ costumers were worth it. 🙂

Continue Reading

Hello Fall

Sarah-Gray-(36)_edit_2

Happy Fall! It’s finally starting to get cooler and feel like fall in the city now. I really love this jacket from Zara! It’s super lightweight and it can go with almost anything! Lately, I’ve been very into backpacks. I’ve gotten to the point where I realize I don’t need a fully packed diaper bag everytime we leave the apartment. It’s easier to have a smaller bag, and especially since Kennedy is climbing/constantly on the move, it’s nice to have both hands free and I don’t have to worry about a bag falling off my shoulder.

Continue Reading