All posts by “Kellie Van

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My Spring Blossom Bedroom

Happy Sunday! Today, we strolled the city for five hours and it was time well spent with the family. My work is demanding and the environment is fairly fast-paced so the weekends offer a good balance. Every Friday, I leave the office feeling accomplished no matter how… Read More

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Yoga In The City

If I had to envision the perfect scenario for my life at this age and stage, it would be exactly how it is now. Married with two little ones and a dream job that challenges my creativity everyday. But even with this so called ideal life,… Read More

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Staying Connected

Like most modern homes, at any given time— we could have up to six devices connected to wi-fi. I am the first to admit, occasionally I would allow my kids to go ham on their tablets so I could have some peace and quiet. I’m… Read More

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Springtime Magic

It doesn’t get more magical than when Spring arrives. We finally wake up to the sounds of birds chirping, there are all sorts of vibrant colors covering the ground, and as the days get longer— our weekend family getaways become more adventurous. It is also… Read More

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Garlic and Herb Tomatoes by Ina Garten

I love watching cooking shows. Currently, I’m obsessed with Chef’s Table on Netflix. It’s one of the most inspiring documentary series I’ve ever seen. The show highlights renowned chefs from around the globe and the way that it’s shot and produced is something so extraordinary and… Read More

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A Day in the City

It’s hard to believe that the weather lately has been so frigid cold. Last month, we’ve had days in the 60’s where some light layering was enough to keep you comfortable. Luckily, the stars and moon aligned when my sisters came to visit back in February and… Read More

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Hands Full

The struggle is real. There is a challenge balancing the many duties that we have as women at home & in the corporate world. For me, juggling both mommyhood & work although feels tough and impossible at times— makes me whole. I don’t feel complete without both.… Read More

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White Mani

Hello! Hope you had a great holiday weekend! I’m going to keep this post very short and sweet. Just sharing a white mani that I recently wore… Nothing makes me feel more well-kept than having my nails done. I’m not really obsessed with anything else… Read More

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Snow Day

Today was an official snow day for us. The office shut down and the schools were closed. However, the hubs went to work because he works at the hospital and it never closes. I had to spend the day solo with the littles which makes me a little… Read More

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DIY: Valentine Heart Candy Jars

Valentine is just a few weeks away and here’s a really cute way to shower your other half or galentines with the sweetest sweets. Show how much you care with the most adorable Valentine Heart Candy Jars made from empty mason jars. I have a lot of… Read More

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Life and Lattes

Hello friends! I hope the New Year has been treating you well so far. My life has been unbelievably busy but I am not complaining! I’ve been so blessed to finally found what seems to be the job of my dreams. Ever since joining J. Jill as… Read More

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Reflecting on 2016

It has been one of the most challenging yet rewarding year of my life so far. I have to say 2016 was the year that I truly understood the power of human connection. I started the year off a bit (actually, a whole lot) uncertain… Read More

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

Baking cookies is an activity that the kids really look forward to. We’ve been making a lot of sugar cookies and experimenting with different shapes. A few weeks ago, the kids and I baked gingerbread, snow angel and christmas tree cookies. I use the ready to… Read More

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Christmas Prep

Around this time of the year, Zoey and Axel know that Santa and his elves are working overtime to wrap and deliver presents to kids who are nice on Christmas eve. At our home, we are also prepping for Santa’s arrival. Our Christmas tree went up the… Read More

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Holiday Ice Cubes

Elevate your holiday drinks with festive ice cubes. Using your favorite seasonal ingredients, they’re such a breeze to make. Your guests will be delighted with the most beautiful and cheery ice cubes they’ve ever seen or taste! Talk about a great conversation starter… I made… Read More

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Brush Happy with Hello

As parents, we’ve all been there. The struggle is real. Everything toddler-related is a losing battle. My two and a half year old son, Axel, is a real confident man. He knows what he wants and never gives up- ever. Even if that means going completely… Read More