Two at the ZOO

Gosh I love a good party. Last year for my daughter’s first birthday we threw a Hawaiian themed shindig at our house. It was amazing and SO much fun. The even better part was the weather. It was 90 degrees in April–couldn’t have fit the theme better. This year was a different story it was…

Be your own cheerleader…

After almost two weeks back at work under my belt, I found myself feeling eager to share some thoughts. It feels SO good to be back at work. Sometimes I feel guilty saying that because I really cherished and enjoyed every second I had home when I was laid off from my previous position. I…

Lovely Long Weekend in London…

My blog will be taking a little bit of a travel turn today, as I have just spent 4.5 days in London! What an amazing city! I am so in love. The people are so friendly and kind, and the food we tried was delicious! I flew in Thursday morning on a direct flight from…

My favorite book…ever!

I firmly believe that when you find something good, like something really good, you should shout it from the rooftops and share it. For me that something really good, maybe even really great is the book Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. To be completely honest with you I have no idea how I…

Getting Laid Off…

I’ve thought long and hard about addressing this topic on my blog, mostly because it’s a highly personal thing, but also it’s something that a lot of people can relate to, so here it goes. Back in September we got the dreadful email that many pharmaceutical reps have received. We found out there would be…

Practicing Gratitude

I saw this amazing post on Facebook from Robin Roberts and she said she believes “optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use,” and I just can’t stop thinking about it. It was such a great way to look at optimism and made me realize and reflect a lot. A few weeks ago, I…

Happy International Women’s Day…Feel GOOD Friday!

What a great day to be a woman! I love the idea of having an international women’s day. After all, none of us would be here if it weren’t for a strong woman that carried us in her belly for 40 weeks! I still get amazed by reading that number. 40 weeks is a long…

Weekend Recap & Potatoes on the Grill

I didn’t have a chance to post yesterday because I was busy busy trying to paint our deck, and receive a shipment for work. When we bought our house the previous owners painted the deck a bright orange, so it was  always on our list of things to do.  We painted it a medium brown…

Wedding Wednesday…Alternatives to a traditional Guest Book

One of my favorite details from our wedding was our guest book.  Instead of having a traditional guest book, my dad made Dan and I a set of custom corn hole boards that everyone signed.  I love it because we will forever cherish the boards and be able to have them for many years to come….

Back To Reality…

Today marks our first day back to work since April 5th!  It is hard to believe.  I feel like we were talking so much about this trip and now it has come and gone so quickly.  I have to say though, I was definitely ready to come back home.  I enjoyed our adventure and all…