Full disclosure, the impetus to go into a JCPenney’s recently was because of the Martha Stewart housewares lines that launches in May. I went to check out the changes that Ron Johnson & Co, the genius behind the Apple stores, had made to JCP. While things are still in transition, I was amazed to see […]


There are a ton of great things on sale at Crew Cuts right now. Check out this cute chambray tunic ($39 from $59), which seems like a three-season staple. It’s one of those, wish they made it in my size kind of items. Snow pants, hard to get excited about in this sweltering heat, but a good […]


I noticed that my nephew Nico’s jeans–fantastic Ernest Sewn  hand-me-downs from my boys and the Cookie giveaway table (sigh)–were patched in the same zig-zag way that I had seen on so many overpriced distressed grownup jeans. My brother-in-law had simply used his sewing machine and somewhat haphazardly mended the knee of these adorable jeans. So […]


My boys live in these classic barn jackets during the fall. They are just the right weight for layering and stuff easily into backpacks during those nippy-in-the-morning, warm-in-the-afternoon days. I just saw this on Crewcuts for $59 from $88. I’m going to get one in the size up for next year. Works well for girls too.


My boys have been living in this perfect t-shirts from Crew Cuts all summer–they are super soft (like James Perse soft), lightweight, and they come in great colors (bright blue, light grey and this lemon yellow). We just noticed that they went on sale for $7.99 and stocked up on a bunch for next summer. […]

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