All posts by “Kellie Van

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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

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Heels and Cobblestones

Here’s a look I wore not too long ago. I don’t usually wear lots of prints but I can deal with an accessory piece that pops and compliments my rather basic outfit. Currently, I’m loving this particular Hermes scarf that’s oh so perfect for Fall… Read More

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The Mini-Luxuries

Isn’t life about the little things? The simple touches, the small acts of kindness, the subtle ways to express that you care- they’re all a big part of our happiness. For me, it’s the little quiet moments that I can steal for myself- listening to… Read More

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Mini Pear Pies

I love warm desserts as much as sipping lattes in the fall. The house smells amazing when there’s something sweet baking in the oven. Our Saturdays are usually filled with adventures and we’d be gone for most of the day. During this time of year,… Read More

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City Mom- The Daily Grind

I love city life. The bustling energy is invigorating and provides a great source of inspiration and creativity. The daily hustle and tight square footage may be a little overwhelming, stressful or even claustrophobic to some, but beauty is in the eye of the beholder.… Read More

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Pumpkin Patch ’16

Fall festivities are by far my most favorite things to look forward to this time of the year. Not only is the weather perfect (all you need is some light layering to keep cozy) but everything else is also sort of magical. This past weekend,… Read More

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White Fireplace Mantels

Isn’t this such a good time to start using the fireplace? The mornings are chilly and on some days, it’s damp and gray. Even better! Imagine lounging in a robe, flipping through magazines, listening to French jazz and sipping lattes while enjoying the warmth of… Read More