Back to School

I don’t know what it is about the back to school time of year that gets me so excited, (especially because I’m not even in school anymore) but I just absolutely love it.  When I was a kid, I think that my excitement was generally over getting to pick out a new outfit or backpack, […]

Thursday

Last Thursday after we enjoyed an early morning beach walk and brunch at our favorite Coronado spot, Clayton’s Coffee Shop, we drove out to Lake Jennings to go camping for the night as a little anniversary getaway.  We arrived to find our campsite perched high above the Lake with beautiful views in every direction, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

March Roundup

I’m starting another new series on the blog here today, a sort of monthly recap picked from my favorite Instagram moments.   This is going to be a great way for me to look back on my month and share with you all of my highlights. I’m sure that some months my top moments will be […]

6 Month Check

I am 6 months into my 101 in 1001, and I am a mixture of, “it has only been 6 months?” and “it has already been 6 months?!?”  Since my last check in (at month four), I’ve added 5 more goals to the completed list and have stayed steady at 13 for my goals in […]