gratitude noun // grat·i·tude // gra-te-tüd : a feeling of appreciation or thanks Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope that today finds you surrounded by loved ones, sharing happy memories while creating new ones, and simply having a heart filled with gratitude. As I have shared before, it is a family tradition to share what we […]

Fall Fun

So, yes, I have been a bit of a list-lady lately.  Guilty as charged.  Although I haven’t always been successful at checking things off of my lists, lately, it has really been working for me; including my list of fun things to do during Fall.  It might be a bit premature to say this, but […]

Checking Off My List

Although it has only been a couple of weeks since I posted my 101 in 1001, I have surprised myself by already checking a few things off of my list.  I am starting to think that accomplishing my list won’t be as difficult as I might have imagined.  In fact, I am pretty sure that […]

Last Year’s Goals

Did you catch my post this past Sunday celebrating my blog’s birthday and sharing with you my goals for year 2 of La Mia Bella Vita?  Well, I realized that you might be wondering how last year’s goals went, and if I was able to grow and succeed in the ways that I had outlined […]

Terrifically 2

No terrible two’s around here, just terrifically two!  Today La Mia Bella Vita turns 2!  I can’t hardly believe that two years have passed by since I first started secretly blogging ( yep, I didn’t tell anyone for a good 6 or more months). #fb with our sweet pup Chelsea – I am around 2 […]

Fall Fun

Happy Fall everyone!  Today is the First Day of Autumn, and as I’ve mentioned before, Fall is one of my favorite times of year (and probably my favorite season).  Although the leaves may not change color or have that sweet smell in San Diego, the air changes and becomes a little cooler, and the stores […]

On My Bookshelf

It has been a few months since I’ve mentioned any reading going on, and although I have neglected my bookshelf a little bit (I blame it on the traveling), I’ve finally dusted off my current reads and am happy to say, I am back at it.  Yes, remember me talking about my reading style here?  […]

101 in 1001

So, I’m not exactly sure how this all came to be, but one day, several months ago, I came across some one’s blog post about a super-sized to-do list / goal list / bucket list of 101 things to do in 1001 days.  At the time, I thought that it sounded pretty great, but I […]

Summer Bucket List Update

Okay ya’ll…do you remember just a few weeks back when I posted an End of Summer Bucket List?  I wanted to keep you all in the loop with how it’s been going.  So, how has it been going?  Well, probably about as good as my Spring Bucket List. Actually, if I were really honest, it’s […]


It’s hard to believe that in just a few short weeks we will officially be in Fall.  The days are getting shorter, the air is starting to change and the fashions are definitely transitioning. Living in San Diego, I never need to officially change over my closet like I used to when we lived on […]