this week’s highlights

Saturday / Maybe it’s because it has been several months since we’ve been to Europe, or maybe not. But whatever the reason is, lately I’ve been waking up craving that European lifestyle. The simplicity, the walking, the ease. Yep, pretty much every last bit of it. So in a bid to put my travel blues […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and we plan on holding onto this feeling (and our Christmas tree) for as long as possible. While I do normally lean towards neat and tidy, there is one thing that I really don’t like to clean up until it feels like I absolutely have […]

First We Dream

A few weeks ago my Mom reminded me of the wise words shared by Carl Sandburg, “nothing happens unless first we dream.” And since that moment, I really haven’t been able to get his words out of my head. First we dream. First we dream. I’ve always been a bit inclined to be a “goal […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / So I woke up this morning and felt sort of down thinking about how quickly this month is already flying by. Probably to no one’s surprise, the list of traditions and things that we like to do to celebrate the Christmas season is pretty long – we’ve got the house decorations, the trimming […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Nope, the rain couldn’t keep us away from the farmer’s market this weekend. We’ve really hit a wet spell here in San Diego, and we are just two happy little clams over here splashing around town in our rain boots. Well actually, if you remember my story from last week, then you know […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Our Thanksgiving week home with family went by way too fast. In fact, it sort of went by in the blink of an eye. We basically laughed our tushies off all week, and then today it was time to say our goodbyes. And yep, we definitely all had tears in our eyes. Living […]

thank you.

To be honest, last week came and went, and my Thanksgiving Day gratitude post never made it to the blog. And here we are today on this fine Friday, and as you’ll see, my post is neither a Friday Find nor a Friday Five. But here’s the thing – I want to share with you […]

tuesday notes & links

We are home, and all is right with the world as my Mom would say. There is really nothing like being home with family for the holidays. My heart is truly happy. We are back in the country, back to doggy snuggles, parents hugs, and family togetherness. Oh yeah, and butter burgers and custard. Lots […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / When Ryan and I were recently talking about our favorite childhood games, “Guess Who?” immediately came up for me.  And then when I heard that Ryan had never played it before? Well, I basically ran out of the house to go buy us a copy.  “Guess Who?” was easily one of my favorite […]

Host and Hostess Gifts Under $20

Expressing gratitude is something that is very important to me. And no matter how we share our gratitude – through verbal communication, an email, a text message, a handwritten note, or even a small gift – it is always a beautiful gift that you are giving to someone else. Just a little way to show […]