Summer

Even though it’s been a busy season for me at work, summer manages to live on without me. I’ve still been blessed with a few bits of the season these last few weeks. Here’s a peek… Above: birthday flowers from dear friends. Farmer’s market finds (Little Italy’s is the best in San Diego). The perfect […]

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Work / Life Balance

I have always believed strongly in finding balance between work and life outside of work. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve learned that I am a much more creative, efficient person when I take the time to rest my mind and body and spend time with those I love. Especially now since the Mr’s schedule requires […]

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Labeled

A few years ago I bought these sweet little chalkboard labels from terrain, a gorgeous home + garden online store. They are so perfect for labeling our coffee containers and office supply bins. I’ve even used them on handmade birthday cards. These little guys are unfortunately sold out, but you can find similar ones here. I […]

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Best All Around: Coconut Oil

Coconut oil seems to be popping up everywhere lately (or maybe I’m just behind the curve), and I’m constantly surprised at how versatile this little jar of melt-in-your-hands magic can be. When I first bought some at Trader Joe’s, I got a secret thrill from using it in the kitchen to sauté veggies or make […]

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Summer Romance Part 2: Playlist

A few weeks ago I mentioned that the Mr and I were making the most of the little time we have to spend together this summer. Here’s a little romantic soundtrack that has been playing in the background during these sweet times, if you’d like a listen. It’s also just a lovely playlist for lazy […]

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Smoothie Series: Berry Green

While this smoothie may not be as rich as this one, it packs a ton of nutritional power. No matter what else I may eat during the day, it’s good to know I’ve gotten a fair share of fruits and veggies when I make this good ol’ standby for breakfast! Berry Green Smoothie  In a […]

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Just Saying

If you’re so inclined, hop over to facebook and take a look (and maybe like)! xo

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Going Away

It was just over a year ago that the Mr and I began our journey into Navy life. I’ve been thinking lately how thankful I am that his training so far has been a success, and how far along we’ve come. It’s been quite an adventure so far! Before he left for basic training in […]

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Happy Fourth

I am so grateful for all those who have served to protect the freedom we have. I’m looking forward to a lovely long weekend spent with family and friends, eating good food, lounging on a boat, and ooing and ahhing over fireworks. Happy Fourth!

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Morning Rituals

I mentioned recently that I love my mornings. There is such a calming joy of having nothing to do when that alarm goes off, except get up and pour a cup of precious coffee. Sit down on the porch. Wake up. Be still. Pray. Read. Birds come alive and the sun begins to peek through […]

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