Monday, October 9, 2017


"A strong marriage requires two people who choose to love each other even on the days when they struggle to like each other." - Dave Willis

I will be the first to admit I am a hard person to live with. I am independent and Type-A to a fault. I like order and structure. My husband is pretty opposite in every way I just mentioned. My husband however is a rock and a stronghold when I am not myself. When I feel like giving up he firmly just says failure is not an option.

Marriage is hard to me. Marriage is harder with kids. This year has been a tough one with some unexpected obstacles thrown our way. We haven't made time for ourselves much less each other. 

This past weekend, we had a night to ourselves and discussed our wants and wishes for the future. On our wedding day we vowed for the future, versus the past, which I think so many people get stuck on; thinking what could have been done differently opposed to taking each new day as a gift and seeing what could be done in the future.

Cheers to 77 more years and our forward-looking perspective!

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall Wardrobe

Y'all... this 90 degree weather has got to stop! It is crushing my Fall spirit. I literally drank a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino the other day because it was so dang hot (if you do this normally, no judgement but I would rather have a hot PSL).

My white and ivory dresses are just taunting me to wear them but my rule-following self just can't do it. Fall you need to arrive ASAP so my wardrobe won't be so confused.

Here are a few beauties to dream about until I stop sweating:
Tie-Waist Poncho | I love oversized sweaters and this one is perfection
Embroidered Blouse |  Loft has a sale every other day so I may snag this beauty soon
Tulle Dress | If I had a fancy-pants place to go, I would wear this precious dress
Kimono Jacket | The price makes me say ouch but this jacket is A.MA.ZING
Scalloped Top | Simple with a touch of the unexpected

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Thursday Thoughts

How is it Fall tomorrow and still 85 degrees? Why oh why? I am on the struggle bus for what to wear these days - wear shorts in September or wear pants and sweat to high heavens?

Trader Joe's is my favorite little spot to pick up fun things and this Green Fin red table wine is A.MA.ZING! For $4.99 you are keeping this lady happy because I never spend more than $12 on a bottle of wine.

I am torn between trying to lose the baby weight and wanting to bake every chocolate dessert recipe I see. Anyone else have that problem? No... just me...? But I have been working out every day this week and feel a huge difference. Other than the fact, I am sore throughout 97% of my body I am hoping I can make this a habit (to counteract my chocolate cravings).

I love all things pumpkin. Call me #basic but a pumpkin spice latte makes any day better. This pumpkin banana bread is a must keep recipe and perfect for any aging bananas you may have (that was my initial reason for baking but now this is a keeper for Fall breakfast breads).

Thursday, September 7, 2017


It feels like Fall! I hope this is not a tease and we are in for the real thing! I love all things Fall - pumpkins, leaves and layers. Yes I like to layer up come September.

Cream Vest | I bought a vest last year and it was one of my favorites. I love this option for the versatility of the color and the lightweight look

Khaki Cardigan | Um adorable! I love the look of this khaki option

Navy Hoodie | Casual yet dressy and a much better option than a bulky sweatshirt

Boyfriend Blazer |  Perfect for work or a night out