Lucky No. 13

Yesterday Ryan and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. And really, it still kind of feels like just yesterday that we met during my first week of college and practically fell in love at first sight. Somehow we don’t feel old enough to already be celebrating 13 years of marriage. But here we are, still […]

Tips for Keeping a Positive Perspective

I’ve been reflecting more on how the news is affecting our lives. And what I’ve started to notice, is that it seems like a lot of people’s perspectives and energy has become dependent on what kind of news that they are experiencing. For example, if there is positive news, then life will most likely feel […]

I’m a Little Bit Country

our typical early morning beach walk view As much as I feel like I’m a city girl through and through, and even though we will most likely always live in a big city because of the nature of Ryan’s work, I’m definitely a little bit country too. I’m not sure if what I grew up […]

Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza

The cat’s been out of the bag for a long time – we are a pizza family. We love homemade pizza, and we have no shame in our game. Pizza easily makes it’s way into our weekly dinner rotation, and some weeks we’ve even been known to have pizza more than once. Yep, we love […]

A Tuscan Lunch

The big highlight of our week was almost too easy to pinpoint. You’ll be excited to hear that my little patio garden is doing very well now. In fact, it’s done so well that we were able to harvest the first of our cherry tomatoes. They ended up being a larger variety than we were […]

Daily Joy Despite it All

The news has been daunting for the past four months. I feel this way, and I don’t even watch the news. Nope, we both solely rely on reading the news because we find it to be such a calmer experience. And even though our continued choice has definitely helped us to keep a “take everything […]

In a Nutshell

I was talking with a friend earlier in the week about our Fourth of July weekends, and I had asked her how the rest of theirs went. Her response was refreshingly honest, literally caused me to laugh out loud, and felt comforting. “Not really. . .” she said. As in, they didn’t really enjoy their […]

Coronavirus + Fear

Fear can take many forms, and it can be triggered by just about anything. But lately, or really for the past several months, it seems that the Coronavirus has instilled some level of fear into most of our lives. Fear about job security, about health, about family. Fear about the future, about travel, about resuming […]

Little Bits of “Normal” Returning

fresh organic stone fruits from the Little Italy Mercato Saturday / It’s been a long time coming (three and half months to be exact), but it finally feels like some of the little nuances of our “normal” life are returning. And one of those little things is our weekly market run. For obvious reasons, we […]

Late July Snacks

On our hunt to switch all of our food purchases from conventional to organic, a classic round cracker was needed – something buttery, light, perfect for snacking on its own or dipped, and yes, round. And while it didn’t sit very high on our priority list of organic foods (since it’s not something that we […]