In Monet’s Garden

When I was a little girl, someone gifted me something that left quite an impression on me; the book Linnea in Monet’s Garden, and a Linnea doll.  I remember spending countless hours playing with Linnea and both having my Mom read the book to me, and when I was old enough, reading it myself.  I […]

Holiday Host Gift Guide

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, the season for parties, gatherings and gifting is just about to be in full swing.  And I don’t know about you guys, but I am definitely the kind of person who likes to be prepared.  Nothing feels less fun for me or more like the opposite of holiday cheer […]

Museum Style

To be honest, I’ve never really been what you might consider a ‘museum enthusiast’.  And this is definitely an area where Ryan and I differ greatly. While we were still in the early stages of our relationship, Ryan came out to Wisconsin to visit me over our Summer break.  And for some reason, I decided […]

Food Drunk

Food drunk…well, where to even begin?  For Ryan and I, there have been a few standout meals in our lives that are so far beyond our barometer for deliciousness, that we’ve become a little overwhelmed, and, well, food drunk.  We become super chatty about our food, and basically can’t stop “oohing” and “aahing” and talking […]

Paris in the Fall

I can almost remember the exact moment that I first mentioned to Ryan about wanting to visit Paris in the Fall.  It was about nine, maybe even ten years ago, and I was sitting on our bed in our Philadelphia apartment while Ryan was at the desk (most likely playing some sort of video game).  […]

Bonsoir Paris

Arriving in Paris instantly felt like a dream come true.  Truthfully, I had been dreaming about visiting Paris in the Fall for years, and finally, it was here.  I had this picture in my mind of what it would look like – the glittering lights, the falling leaves, the beautiful buildings, the food, the wine […]

Pumpkin Pancakes

One of the earliest memories that I have of my Mom volunteering in my school classroom, was the day that she came in to make us all Pumpkin Pancakes.  In my slightly blurry memories of that day, I feel like I can almost still see her walking in – a cotton turtleneck tucked into jeans, […]

Thanksgiving Decor

With Halloween over, and so many decorations gone along with it, our apartment has started to feel a little bare.  For whatever reason, we’ve always made a point to put up a few decorations for Halloween, but we don’t have anything that we leave up for the rest of Fall and Thanksgiving. And since I […]

13 Months

Things are starting to feel a bit real with my 101 in 1001.  I am about 13 months into this life project, which means that I’m already about a third of the way through it.  Yikes! While I can’t say that I have a favorite completed goal, I can say that my favorite thing about […]

Shake Shack

Last weekend, the newly renovated Westfield UTC mall finally opened it’s doors to it’s very own and highly anticipated Shake Shack.  I am pretty sure that there is a cult-like following for Shake Shack on the East Cost, but out here, us San Diegan’s are pretty die hard for our In-N-Out.  And having been to […]