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 […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / After a week of traveling, and a few days at home taking it easy (and doing my best to fight off a little cold), I was due for some fresh air. Yes, I am completely missing the brisk and very Fall scented Boston air, but my heart is also filled with gratitude. San […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Oh the things that you do for love. Sometimes I just have to laugh at the things that we do for our nieces and nephews. But believe me, I wouldn’t have it any other way. Over the past few weeks I have been putting together a little “goody” bag for my sister’s kids […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / It feels like we are officially ready for Halloween now because we have our pumpkins! The two striped pumpkins will be taking residence by our fireplace as Fall decor (hopefully lasting through Thanksgiving), but those orange beauties are about to be seeded and carved. Because did Halloween really ever happen unless you have […]

thursday notes & links

I am normally a windows open, fresh air, in and out of the house all day kind of girl. But this week the weather has not been my friend. We’ve been pushing 90ยฐ every single day, and the air has been bone dry. Like creating a deficit of moisture dry. So in an unlikely turn […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / You know those brisk Fall days when you feel like bundling up, sitting by a fire, and enjoying a warm bowl of soup or a savory pasta dish? Well yeah, we don’t get those days in San Diego. And don’t get me wrong, I love San Diego. But I also miss those chilly […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / After a few week’s travel break from our local farmer’s market, we returned this morning, and it was absolutely gord-geous. The air was crisp (for us), the sun was shining (as usual), and the produce was definitely looking like Fall’s bounty – squash, pomegranates, apples, persimmons, colorful Swiss chard and pumpkins. As much […]

101 in 1001: The End

If you’ve been reading my blog for long enough, then you probably remember the 101 in 1001 list of goals, dreams and fun ideas that I had created for myself back in 2016. Being the list-lover that I am, after I heard about this idea from a friend of a friend of a friend, I […]

this week’s highlights

Saturday / Yesterday we started traveling back home to San Diego. And unfortunately it did not go as planned. Mother Nature most definitely had a different plan in mind for us. An overnight stop in Phoenix with no rental cars to get home by sort of plan. So to say that I am already missing […]

Why I Broke Up With Instagram

It was at least over a year ago, but probably even longer. Ryan and I were away traveling, and we had been sending my family pictures of our adventures along the way. And that’s when it came in. My sister had messaged me saying that she loved all of our pictures, “. . .but where […]