Breakfast Basil Strata

This is how I spent part of my Saturday, going through my favorite magazines searching for great gift ideas and holiday recipes. I updated my holiday gift list and now have a few ideas for some special people in my life. By the way, can we stop for a minute and just admire how amazing […]

Tuesday Shoe Crush

This past weekend I found the Christmas music station on XM, which just made my weekend (Holly station 17 in case you were curious). This was my unofficial signal it was time to prepare for the holidays ahead. Since my husband and I are hosting a very small gathering for Thanksgiving this year, we want to […]

National Chocolate Day

Yes, this day has finally returned! Although if you know me, you know I keep secret stash of dark chocolate in the kitchen on a regular basis. It is the one thing I just CANNOT give up. I love my coffee and my dark chocolate. However, if you could use an excuse to really indulge […]

Weekend Ideas

     Here we are in late October. Have you done some of your favorite fall activities this month yet? This is your last weekend before you hit the Halloween costume crunch, so enjoy these October days filled with pumpkin picking, fall leaves, and cooler weather. If I was able to really enjoy a weekend exploring, here are […]

Affordable Dresses for Your Bridal Party

Are you having a late fall or winter wedding? Pulling your hair our trying to find the perfect bridesmaid dress that will make all your besties happy? It can be very challenging to find a dress that flatters everyone’s figure and is budget-friendly. Depending on the number of ladies you have in your bridal party, […]

Our Santa Barbara Wedding

Our wedding day….. Part II. For the most part, I think I was an easy-going bride. There were some details I was very specific about like the table setting and the menu selections. I also knew I wanted an ice luge with purple flowers for tequila drinks.  I am a huge fan of treats and sweets, […]

Wedding Anniversary Week

This week my husband and I celebrate our third anniversary. Time really does fly when you are having fun. It seems like it was just yesterday we were planning our wedding and future together. Three years later, it is wonderful to look back at the best day of our lives and reminisce. We had a […]

101 In 1001 Days

    It has been awhile since I have updated my 101 in 1001 list exploring Northern California. Since my last post, I completed four more things on my list. Being a huge football fan, we attended two football games, saw Katy Perry in concert, and I joined a club over the last six weeks. See […]

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