Spotlight On: Plaid

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1. Plaid Flannel Shirtdress | 2. Classic Plaid Square Scarf | 3. Plaid Vegan Leather Sleeve Coat |
4. Retro Plaid Sweatshirt |5. Golden Bear Sportswear Varsity Jacket (splurge!) | 6. Cropped Plaid Moto |
7. Checked Top With Frill Sleeves | 8. Fireside Vest in Buffalo Plaid | 9. Sheer Plaid Blouse
10. Pleated Mini In Tartan Skirt | 11. Original Mallalieus Boots | 12. Pencil Skirt in Black Watch Plaid
13. Pendleton, The Portland Collection Mugs | 14. Rainy-Day Umbrella

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Falling for New York Again

Sometimes I find myself in a love/hate relationship with New York. There are countless things that can be aggravating and frustrating about this concrete jungle but then I have week like this past one and it makes me appreciate all the things that can only happen here.

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Cheering on friends and the 47,000+ runners at the ING marathon.

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Knicks night game

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WWHL with Melissa & Morgan

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Saturday morning at the dog park on the Hudson with our Hudson

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A ‘How About We’ date of beer flights and wine and cheese plate at our favorite local bar, Beer Culture

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Hudson got neutered today, which can happen everywhere. But our walk from the clinic to MSG, for our second Knicks game this week, was in the perfect fall weather. The air was crisp and the leaves were out in all their fall glory and the best part was that it was early enough to beat the tourist crowds.

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Our little guy is now home recovering and not happy about his blue inflatable ring around his neck, but much happier than with the cone of shame.

New York, this week you brought friends’ engagement celebrations, excitement at work, double dates, and obviously some great shopping finds. (this, this, want this in every color and it’s on sale!) I promise to
remember this week next time I miss a subway, someone steals my cab or I am carrying all my groceries home.

Falling In Love With J.Crew Kids

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I’m ecstatic to say that J.Crew Kids fits Reagan perfectly! With a long torso, shorter legs and a tiny waist line; it’s a challenge to find clothes that fit Reagan just right.

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Sweater – J.Crew
Leggings – J.Crew
Onesie- Carter’s
Socks – Roots- (similar)
Shoes – Chuck Taylor’s
Hat – Buffalo Sabres Hat – purchased at a game last season. I was unable to find anything like it online:( Here’s a link to Sabres Hats

Fall Tree

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I love fall! Leaves are turning beautiful colors and adorning our lawn! We decided to to bring a little bit of fall inside and created a beautiful tree to hang on our fridge.

materials

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Large sheet of paper
Glue
Leaves
Markers

directions

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Go on a leaf hunt to find your favorite leaves!

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Free hand draw a large tree. I am NOT an artist, by any means, but was able to create his beauty.

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Have your child choose a leaf and then either tell you where they want you to squeeze a drop of glue, or have your child squeeze a drop onto their chosen location. Have your child press chosen leaf down onto drop of glue. Continue this process until all leaves are used.

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In the spirit of fall, continue to add color with crayons and/or markers!

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Chevron Pumpkin

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Simple Chevron Pumpkin!

materials

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materials
Pumpkin
Painters Tape
Scissors
Spray Paint

directions

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Create a pattern towards the top of your pumpkin, using small pieces of cut painters tape. I did not measure the pieces of tape that I cut, nor did I measure the distance between each piece of tape. I wasn’t concerned with this pumpkin being perfect. If you are, just measure the tape and distance between each piece, so that it’s perfect.

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Follow top pattern an inch or two ( eye balled) bellow the top pattern. Cut pieces of painters tape and continue until your pattern covers the pumpkin.

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Tape off stem, so that it is covered during painting.

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Place pumpkin outside on top of something that you don’t mind getting a little paint on. Spray your pumpkin with chosen color paint. I ran out of paint, but again, I wasn’t shooting for perfection, so I wasn’t disappointed.

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After paint is dry; slowly peel painters tape off of pumpkin.