Dear Ryan

Yesterday we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary, and I feel so blessed to be more in love with you today than any day before.  When we met in college, I had absolutely no clue what love was, how it felt or how it could completely change my life.  But it happened, and you changed […]

Greek Salad

When we started planning the Greece portion of our trip, we also started to get really excited for all of the Mediterranean cuisine that we would be enjoying – especially all of the fresh fish and Greek Salad.  But the funny thing about us being excited for Greek Salad is that neither one of us had ever […]

Nana’s Banana Bread

Here is why I love banana bread: it tastes like home.  There are just certain things that without a doubt remind me of home and of my childhood, and banana bread is one of those things. Banana bread was something that my Mom regularly baked for our family, and it was also one of my […]

Where You’ll Find My Heart

Do you have a place somewhere in the world that is like no other?  A place where you could endlessly go to for vacation?  A place that every time you see a picture of, your heart completely melts into a puddle?  A place that when you think about, you can’t help but smile?  For me […]

Ice Cream for Dinner

There are certain childhood memories that seem to be seared into my memory like they just happened yesterday – family dance parties to the Glenn Miller Band, foot baths in the sink from my Dad, my Mom’s artistic creativity lent to my school projects, and birthdays with Grammy Joy. Whenever Grammy was taking care of […]

10 Months

You guys all know that I am a firm believer in saying out loud what you want for your life (something that my Mom has always encouraged us to do).  It is such a simple idea to say aloud a dream or hope or idea, but it is truly the easiest way to create the […]

Balance

The hubby and I just got back from the most amazing 7 week adventure in Europe – and to be honest, pretty much the whole time we were away I was apologizing for needing to stop and do work while we were on vacation.  Of course my hubby very sweetly reminded me that he is […]

50th State Pizza

Sometimes I get ideas for a new recipe completely out of the blue.  We could be lying in bed, minutes away from slumber, and then suddenly I announce, “I’m thinking about trying to make…(insert recipe here).”  I have no clue where this inspiration or these ideas come from, but what I do know is that […]

the Mania

Well, I can’t deny it…I often get the mania.  Don’t you get the mania too?   Wait, hold on a minute, you don’t know what the mania is?!?  How could you not know what the mania is?  Well, probably because it is my own made up phrase. Basically, the mania is when I get crazed to […]

Athens

Sometimes plans are a lot better on paper than they are in practice.  And our plans to “quickly” visit Athens for one night was definitely one of those cases.  We knew that we didn’t have a lot of time in Athens, but we were determined to make the most of it.  We had timed out […]