To Oliver: happy birthday <3

To Oliver
happy first birthday to the one who brought our family closer…
than it already was.
to the sweet soul who makes our heart b l o o m
to the goofy one, when you have no idea that your making us laugh!
{ even when your making your crying face }
.. to the little peanut who made my sister the best mommy! & daddy too!
who showed us you can love before even meeting you!
happy first birthday.

we all love you so much ❤

this weekend we have Oliver’s first birthday party & so excited about it! This little being has brought more joy in each and everyone of our lives since last January 24th. our family continues to grow & flourish. Especially having new souls around our { hearts + home }

Catch ya Monday, we have lot’s of birthday parties this weekend including my dads

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Friday favorites: 1/10

Happy weekend!

I bet your excited for Friday to be here! It seems like it was back to work this week + some classes started again. So I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Thought I would do anther Friday favorites
displaying some of my favorites from this past week, enjoy!

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1. New nail color: “You don’t know Jacques” By OPI got this color on my toes on Wednesday while getting Pedi’s with Larissa. love this color for winter. it’s a great alternative to red!
OPI "You Don't Know Jacques" nail polish.  Love this color.

2. Speaking of Wednesday, while getting pedicures, we of course had to get coffee 🙂 I think I found my newest victim. Dirty Chai..
Chai tea latté with espresso! love the spice!

3. Oliver’s first birthday is right round the corner! How cute are these invites my sister sent out.

4.Cooking dinner together with my sister! We talk everyday, but sometimes its nice to be face to face + cook together. This time we made salmon with a sweet chili sauce. Yum!

5. This quote: Be with those who help your being ❤
Simple, but isn’t it the truth! You want to be surround by those who encourage you and want you to do well.

What’s your favorite highlight from the week?
Ever had a dirty chai?

Have a


MIMM: 3 Word Monday

hey there Monday, how’s it going? We’re back from the weekend. But this week will be a short one, plus lots of thanksgiving festivities! This weekend was filled with some family time, shopping, movie night {had to have George see bridesmaids} & prepping for thanksgiving.
MiMM #MIMM #76 Hashtag Style
I didn’t have a post ready to go- but still wanted to share bits + pieces from the weekend, with 3 words. XO

My favorite muffin

Shopping for boots

Having sister time ❤

My side kick 🙂

Oliver is crawling!

Yummy breakfast bars

Walking and reading

Omelets for breakfast

Have a happy Monday, gotta get some MORE school work done. <— almost, officially done. EEKS
& than getting my hair done later 🙂

MIMM: Scenes a working weekend.

Howdy! Happy Monday to you all  !!! Monday’s are always hard to come back to, so I’m always grateful if I am able to participate in Katie’s Marvelous In My Monday. Whether it’s something super marvelous like sharing last week’s beautiful pictures from Cassidy & Brian’s wedding, or more like today: scenes from a low key weekend { since I worked thurs- Sunday night  😦 lame-o } . Either way- there’s always something marvelous & grateful to share! Let’s get to it.

MiMM MIMM #71 Much Needed Time and Winners!

Due to the government shut down. The park was closed down for a few weeks- which meant I almost missed enjoying my favorite season there! MARVELOUS IS .. IT Finally re opened again!!!! … I was right back there to my favorite place on Friday with a nice 3 mile walk/ hike!

Marvelous is .. Ezekiel toast! I am loving this lately! Last week was whole grain, this week is sesame ❤

Marvelous is .. spending all day Saturday with this love bug while mommy & daddy were on their honeymoon. My mom & Oliver came over and spent the afternoon with me before I headed off to work. My mom and I got to eat yogurt bowls too! 😀 <– and by the looks of it.. so did Oliver 😉


{Side note- if you follow me on >>  instagram << and haven’t seen the video: check it out he is SO giggly!}

Marvelous is .. this yummy soup I ate 3 days in a row- will be sharing. It’s Greek, healthy, and hearty! PERFECT for fall!

Marvelous is .. cheetah leggings + a pumpkin muffin .. rawr 🙂


Marvelous is .. A Sunday morning spent at our favorite little spot.
Coffee, frittatas & parfaits!


Welp, that’s all she wrote. But today will continue to be marvelous with the fact that I’m going to go look at wedding dresses later this afternoon with Jenna! ~ I am so excited for her 🙂

Have an awesome day friends.

Have you tried Ezekiel bread yet?
Do you have a favorite little  breakfast spot that you like to go to?

Vegging out, Yoga + Marinated lime chicken

Hi there!

I am feeling more than ready to take on this week! Yesterday was one of those days where I went to bed {Sunday} thinking I was going to be productive Monday… Let’s just say it was a little less than stellar. But hey, that’s okay!

It was very easy-going, I got to spend time at my moms and hang out with my aunt before she had to head back home. It’s nice to be able to hang out with my mom & her, plus my sister! {sister’s unite!} 😀

Plus, with this little fella, I could eat him up! He is going be 7 month’s soon. TIME.IS.FLYING!
Highlight of the day/ evening was having a really nice meal at home. I know, it sounds silly. But, the next four nights will be a whirlwind of working & not being home. Working in the industry, We always like to go out and try new places but sometimes being out all the time can become tiring. There’s nothing like the comfort of your own home<3

Last night I welcomed a nice yoga class with open arms. It was much-needed! A great way to begin the week. We worked on the Manipura Chakra, which is our self-esteem, warrior energy, and the power of transformation. We did a lot of warrior and boat poses which left the classroom very warm! I really enjoy learning about the charkas! it’s very interesting : )

After class, I came home to Geo grilling the chicken he had marinated earlier in the day. Within the first bite I was in love with the flavor!

The ingredient’s were eye balled, but I wanted share! It’s a good one to have on had & possibly grill one last time before summer is over!

Olive oil
Lime juice
cayenne pepper
salt pepper
old bay

Grill to your liking & serve!

I topped the lemon chicken with salsa & served with a side salad, a sweet potato with cinnamon & some longs hots!

A great combo!

After dinner, it was time to relax on the couch & enjoy some ben and jerrys. Half baked for him, Phish food for me.

Having a very chill day definitely gave me back some good energy for this week coming up!
Always remember to listen to your body, rest when needed & take however many days you need to veg out.


What’s your favorite brand of ice cream?

What’s your favorite ben & jerry’s flavor?