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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Summer Romance: Picnic

Over the last month, the Mr has been training away from home during the week, making our weekends extra precious. It makes us appreciate the time we have together, and we’re much more intentional about planning special memory-making outings. I couldn’t think of anything better to kick off a summer weekend than a picnic dinner. […]

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Comfy Summer Style

Now that summer is here (and we’ve had the best weather since I’ve lived here), we’ve really been taking advantage of the weekends because of the Mr’s training schedule (he’s gone during the week) – baseball games, picnics, beach days, concerts in the park… All this summer fun calls for simple, comfy pieces that can […]

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Sound Check: Johnnyswim

I just discovered Johnnyswim this week, a fantastic husband-and-wife duo (Abner Ramirez and Amanda Sudano) and had to share them with you. This is some of the most wonderful music I have encountered in a long time, and it was tough to settle on which one of their gems to share. “Adelina” is just achingly good, a […]

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