In love with Hawaii

Today is Tuesday and typically I would share a recipe, but since I’m away for work/vacation, the blog is going to be a little out of sorts. This will only be for this week. I will be back on schedule next week. Here is the latest from our Hawaii trip. We are calling this our…

Feel GOOD Friday…8 Things to Remember…

This week has been exhausting and trying for me in a variety of capacities.  I have been forced to reflect on a lot of things in my life with an effort to move forward regardless of circumstance.  I reached out to one of my best friends, Rachel, the other day just to catch her up…

My Favorite Comfy/Workout/Travel Pants!

I love the Fall and Winter for one specific reason–you can wear leggings or workout pants with a long sweater and boots.  It is the best because you are super comfortable, but can easily dress the leggings up or dress them down.  I have easily 15 pairs of leggings, and 3 pairs of jeans. I just don’t…

Choosing a Bridal Party…Wedding Wednesday!!

I think it is funny when people say every girl dreams about their wedding day because the truth is some don’t.  I, however, was one of the ones that did.  I still remember when my mom dressed me up as a bride for Halloween one year, and I thought it was the best year ever….

Simple Side Dish…Chickpea Salad!

So this recipe is super easy and I actually learned it when going to Trader Joe’s to shop, as it was one of the items they were sampling.  It was so yummy, I now make it all the time.  I don’t have the exact measurements, but you can kind of wing it to taste.  Here is what…

Weekend Recap…Aloha in 5 days!

This weekend was really a special one!  Dan and I became godparents to our niece, little Miss Rosie!  Her and her twin sister Ellie were such good babies during their baptism and they looked ever so cute in their little dresses and matching bonnets!  This is my first godchild so I was not really sure…

Feel GOOD Friday…empathy goes a long way!

I read this story yesterday morning and thought it was too cute not to share.  For those of you that are not NFL fans, the short version is that the Minnesota Vikings kicker, Blair Walsh, missed a 27 yard field goal that cost the Vikings the chance to advance in the playoffs this past Sunday….

Seasons of Love with Thor & Bentley…

So, I woke up this morning bright and early!  I love mornings where waking up isn’t difficult.  It is probably due to the fact that I went to bed at 10 pm.  I tend to be more of a night owl by nature.  I actually write a lot of my blogs at night and then…

Our Abbreviated Wedding Video…

Here it is!  Our highlight video from our wedding!  I went back and forth about having a videographer.  So many people said you don’t really need a videographer, but thank God I did not listen.  We have a longer version with all the events from our wedding day, but this is our abbreviated version.  I…

Taco Tuesday!

I absolutely love Tacos!  I am always telling Dan that we should make all kinds of recipes to put in taco shells or on a salad.  Last week we had some steak so I marinated it in this Teriyaki Marinade from my favorite place, Trader Joe’s.  When I got home I sautéed green peppers, mushrooms,…

Weekend Recap…Getting Organized, Puppies, and Surprises!

This weekend was quite fun!  Saturday morning started with a consultation with California Closets, which was my big Christmas gift from my wonderful hubby.  I love our house, I really do, but my closet was a bit of a challenge.  For those of you that haven’t seen our house, we have dormers on the front,…

Feel GOOD Friday…Bella & George

My mom actually clued me into this story that was on ABC World News with David Muir the other night.  Knowing that I love anything dog related, she asked if I had seen this story about a little girl and her service dog.  I went home and immediately looked it up.  The video can be…