Have you ever wanted a dress that fit you like a glove? And a comfortable one at that? I often find that when shopping for a dress “off the rack” I usually find a style I really like but then the arm holes are too big, or it droops in all the wrong places. Too small there, too big over here – it can make for quite a frustrating experience!

Enter PIOL Dress – an online shop based in NYC, where you can custom create the perfect, go-to dress. Inspired by the philosophy of the ever-fascinating Edith Head, PIOL gives you the freedom and control over color, fabric and fit options which allows you to make a dress as unique as you are.

“I assure you that even the most beautiful women are not pretty all over. They have merely learned to use clothes deftly enough to give others the impression that they are. Why shouldn’t you?” – Edith Head

For me – creating my very own dress was like a DIY experience – selecting my color aura, finding the perfect fit and then choosing from colors, patterns and fabrics that make my heart go pitter-patter! Not to mention I had been looking for a dress that could carry me through the seasons in color and weight and I really wanted a three-quarter length sleeve. With PIOL’s design room, I was able to make it all just the way I wanted.





I just had to include a behind-the-scenes shot of me and my little guy that my five-year-old took of us at the end of the shoot – a budding photographer, I must say! And I love that my PIOL dress is made of high-quality fabric and materials to stand up to the test of mommyhood – a huge plus in my book!

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Courtesy Note: PIOL is a brand that we believe in and love, and R&R was gifted the items featured in this post. All opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting R&R and the brands that support our blog.

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Breakfast is usually an on-the-go meal in our house, with the exception of lazy weekends when we roll out of bed and feast on crispy bacon, homemade omelets and everything in between. During the workweek, the hubs gets up early (really early) and an easy, hearty breakfast is a necessity. Usually he takes his breakfast to-go and eats in the car during his 30-minute commute. So something portable, mess-free and filling is required.

He’s a sucker for a repeat meal. The man loves his leftovers and really doesn’t mind eating the same thing 10 times in a row. But after six months of eating the same breakfast everyday, it was time for a change. On the menu? Egg cups.


Certainly veggies alone just won’t cut it in our house — must. have. protein. — so I had to come up with a hearty alternative to simple scrambled eggs. Taking fresh ingredients that we had on hand in the fridge (yellow bell peppers, purple onion, white American cheese and turkey breakfast sausage), I chopped everything up and dropped it into a bowl with six large farm-fresh eggs, beaten. I simply added a little freshly ground black pepper, dried basil, garlic powder and a pinch of salt and called it a day.

Using a six-cup muffin tin, I prepped the pan with a little cooking spray and poured the mixture in, filling each cup to the top. After hanging out in the 350-degree oven for about 20 minutes, they were ready to go! Now most recipes tell you to fill the cups halfway or something along those lines… but I must admit, I’m so happy with the way these turned out! They puffed up beautifully and were the perfect egg cup for my hungry husband.

Next time, I plan on lining the cups with a piece of turkey bacon and whipping up a little homemade salsa to serve on top. This is such a no-fuss breakfast option — I’ll likely try my hand at other combinations too!



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It’s been officially spring for a few days now and I have been loving the warmer weather (you can tell I was ready for it back in January!) – the spring rain on the other hand, not so much, but I’ll be thankful for it when the heat of July comes! But now that the season has changed, Mother’s Day will be here before you know it. Do you have something special in mind for the mom in your life?

I’ll be honest, Mother’s Day can be a really. tough. day. And while I remember and honor my mom in special ways, I am also incredibly thankful for the other ‘moms’ in my life and like to celebrate by letting them know what they mean to me. So I’m sharing my top gift ideas for any momma that has made your list to make her feel special on her day.


For the Cook
Spoil the chef with the most perfect little DIY herb garden kit and a freezer tray to go with it! She’ll think of you each time she picks fresh herbs when she’s cooking up another great meal for her family.

My picks: Chef’n Herb Freezer Tray, Williams-Sonoma | Mason Jar Herb Garden Kit, Terrain

For the Gardener
Get the gardener all set for the rainy season – these ankle rain boots will provide a little spring in her step. She can also track all those beautiful budding plants in her new seed keeper journal.

My picks: Rhyme Ankle Rainboot, Sakroots | Seed Keeper, Uncommon Goods

For the Sentimental
If you’ve ever received a hand-written note from a mom in your life – restock her inventory with these pretty spring floral notes! Or go for beautiful simplicity with this gorgeous candle – a simple vanilla bean will fill the room with a sweet reminder of how much you care.

My picks: Yellow Floral Stationery, Casa.com | Vanilla Bean Candle, Henri Bendel

Now if one of those gift ideas doesn’t do it for you and you may be thinking – “But my mom is really hard to shop for!” You can always head over to The Shoppe for a selection of fun, custom-designed art prints in case you need a last minute gift idea! Good luck with your findings, friends! Would love to know what you’re planning for Mom’s Day.

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