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…

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…

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…

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

One of my favorite holidays is here!  We have had our shamrock on the door since my Valentine’s Day hearts came down and today we will celebrate our Irish heritage!  My Gramma (my mom’s mother) has always made St. Patrick’s Day fun for me for as long as I remember.  I was talking to her…

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….

Feel GOOD Friday…Take Some Time to Give Some Time!

I’ve always been a fan of volunteering my time, as I am very fortunate to have a job that pays me enough to live off of, a husband who brings home the bacon, and a dog that lays on the couch while we work (we still love you THOR!).  In an effort to give back…

Please don’t ask me if I am pregnant!

So, I try to keep everything as positive on here as possible, but the weirdest thing has happened to me in the past few years–even prior to getting married.  It happens to me at work more than anything, but has definitely been on a steady increase since we got married, and I just feel like…

Our Engagement Story…from my perspective…

Recently I have heard a lot of my friends being unsure as to whether or not it was worth it get engagement pictures before their big day.  I personally was not so sure if I wanted them but our photographer highly suggested them because she said it gives her a chance to get to know…

A Weekend Full of FUN and FAMILY

This weekend was just way too much fun.  I am a little sad that Thanksgiving is over…but I have to say, I am super excited that we are now officially into the Christmas season.  Throughout my entire life, I have been asked the same question, you must be born around Christmas with Holly as your…

Thankful for what I’ve got…

I am completely saddened by the events that took place in Paris over the weekend.  When I initially heard the reports, I didn’t realize the amount of people involved and I am still so shocked.  I couldn’t really sleep Friday night after reading all the articles and attempting to digest what occurred.  It is just…

Finding a career idol…

When I was younger  I used to think that, without a doubt, I wanted to be a stay at home mom.  I thought this was always going to be my ultimate goal in life and I wanted kids, lots of them, and I wanted to stay home to nurture them and be there for every…