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Family dinner @ Cucina Paradiso.

Family dinner @ Cucina Paradiso.

Sunday dinner is an event for us every weekend. As it should be. We run around like crazies all week long and it's our first real opportunity to relax and chat. Outside of this one hour it's birthday parties and errand running and special events...like every family in America. While we do spend a lot of time together as a family, it's not until a delicious dinner is in front of us that we actually pause and have conversation. Kind of crazy that it takes six days to get to that but I suppose that will be our new norm.

Cucina Paradiso is home to some of the best, authentic Italian cuisine here in Chicagoland.

Wednesday loves.

Wednesday loves.

Happy first day of Summer, friends! How sweet it is. I'm ready to embrace all the sunshine and make this a killer summer with my little family. Are you? Let's kick if off with some sizzling Summer fashion! I am all about sandals and breezy dresses as of late. Pants are for the birds so free those gams and scoop up this gorgeous pinstripe dress. Hurry while supplies last!

Guadalajara: Day 3 <1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila...floor!>

Guadalajara: Day 3 <1 tequila, 2 tequila, 3 tequila...floor!>

If you're going to do Mexico right, you have to drink tequila. As an aside, I also drink tequila in Illinois. I'm versatile like that. My husband is so lucky. 

Day 3 was one for the books. We experienced our biggest surprise yet...as if this trip couldn't get any better. We woke up to our usual program and were dressed and ready to go early. We knew one thing and that was that we were going to tequila country to learn and tour for the day. No complaints there. But how we were getting there was the big question mark.

Father's Day Shopping with Woodfield Mall!

Father's Day Shopping with Woodfield Mall!

I've partnered with Woodfield Mall again but this time the focus has slightly shifted...we're talking all things DAD! Yes...even dear old dad deserves a day to himself. <don't we all?> The girls and I headed out last weekend to get our shop on and shopping we did, indeed, accomplish. Might I add that we took several 100 breaks for various reasons ranging from the bathroom to snacks to toy stores and beyond BUT we completed our mission.

Note to self: Train daughters to build some shopping stamina!