Radio Silence

Love Life and Lollipops- Avi's first day of school

Sorry for all of it.  The radio silence that is.  Moving is bananas!  Seriously.  It's both physically and emotionally draining.  My days have been filled to the brim with acclimating my kids, runs to Bed Bath and Beyond, organizing various renovations and who is working in the house when, trying my best to get a work out in whenever I can, maintain home cooked dinners, obsessing over design details...  I get in my bed at night and conk out! That said, we are loving exploring Montclair.  It is really a cute town with proper liberal values;)  The space in a house compared to our Brooklyn apartment is a breath of fresh air.  Avital is like a different kid, playing by herself, happy to just hang out, loving her own room and all the open storage for her toys so she can actually see them and pick out what she wants to play with!  Bar spends most of her time getting into my kitchen cabinets and throwing everything on the floor... I promise I'll be back to posting regularly soon and I know I've promised some of you house renovation pics which will come as soon as everything is ready!  Meanwhile, here is a bit of what we've been up to: (Getting Avi off to her first day of school)

(Bar helping with renovations.)

(A visit back to Brooklyn.)

(Very tired after a long day of unpacking.)

(First fire with Saba.)


(A healing vegan dinner of corn bisque, Field Roast, and Sprouted bread with Earth Balance.)


(Power wheels at the new play space.  Nuff said!)

Moving Day (Yes Again!)

Love Life and Lollipops- Aura Cacia Mellow Mix

Aura Cacia's Essential Solutions Mellow Mix. starts our moving marathon. You'll all have to bare with me a bit this week as my posts may be lacking due to my anxiety and craziness.

We started packing our stuff for the week last night and are letting the movers do allthe heavy lifting tomorrow (trying to make this as stress free as possible). Seeing as moving is one of the top stressors in life, I'm doing my best to be zen about all of this upheaval! I've been placing a few drops of my new Aura Cacia Mellow Mix on my heater and it's wafting the most amazing calm over my apartment! I'm totally loving it!

All that said, I'm superpsyched to move, superduperpsyched for my new neighborhood (Williamsburg), and totally in love with my new digs!

I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend filled with relaxation far from holiday (or moving) stress!

Moving Day

Love Life and Lollipops- Me and Baby Sophie

We just got back from Jamaica late last night and I’m already back in the thick of things at home.  We’re moving at the end of this week from the Village here in Manhattan to Brooklyn’s Park Slope. I’m so so sooooooo excited to move, but I can’t help but take pause and think about the things I love about my current home.  Here are a few of my favorite things about this apartment:

  • It gets light from two directions since it’s a corner apartment, plus we’re on the 2nd floor AND right on the garden, so our living room looks right out into a little tree orchard (which is about as serene and green as it gets in downtown Manhattan).
  • It is in walking distance from Murray’s Bagels, which are by far and away the most amazing bagels on the face of this earth.  Bagels make both Avi and I happy:).
  • It is a block (and a half) from Washington Square Park where, on hot days, Avi and I can dip our feet in the fountain and play barefoot with the other kids and free spirits.
  • The kitchen is a perfect size for all my crazy appliances.  It houses a chef’s oven and cook top and an extra large country style sink.  It’s big enough for me to turn around in, but not big enough for anyone else to join me in there (read: cathartic cooking time) and…it has a pretty big window.
  • And if all that doesn’t make it special enough, how many of you can say this: my daughter’s first room was once the first room my husband and I shared together.  How cool is that?!?

Here are a few amazing moments we spent in this apartment: