Honeymoon in Punta Cana

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Honeymoon in Punta Cana

Over the last 8.5 years we’ve been together, Brandon and I have been fortunate enough to travel to several beautiful places. Our absolute favorite – hands down – is Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.  This is where B proposed on the beach in June of 2013 (see our proposal story here) and where we returned for our honeymoon in November of 2014.  The beaches are lined with palm trees that spread nearly the entire beach to the crystal blue water.  It’s absolutely breathtaking.   Continue reading “Honeymoon in Punta Cana”

Using iCloud Calendar

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Using iCloud Calendar

Along with most people in today’s world, I’m obsessed with my iPhone.  I obtained the 1st Generation iPhone during my freshman year of college the year it came out (I still have it as an antique), and have never looked back.  Currently, I use the iPhone 6 (gold) and protect it with the Naked Tough Case-Champagne Sheer Glam by Case-Mate.  It is both sleek and protective, as I drop it all the time, while still showing off the beautiful color and design of the phone.

One of my absolute favorite features of the iPhone is the iCloud Calendar feature.   Continue reading “Using iCloud Calendar”

Calendar Organization

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Calendar Organization

Ever since I was a little girl, my love for “school supplies” has been slightly out of control.  I remember meticulously color coding by subject (blue for math, pink for social studies, etc.), all the way from the folders, binders, and book covers, straight down to which Post-it® notes and highlighter to use.

As I slowly integrate into the adult world while trying my hardest to say office supplies rather than school supplies when speaking to other business professionals, I have retained my color coding and organization skills with just a few tweaks and additions.  These are my favorite organizational tips to keeping an organized calendar.
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Brussels Sprout Chips

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Brussels Sprout Chips

With kale chips becoming all the rage lately, I decided to try my own version.  Brussels sprouts have become a new regular veggie in our kitchen.  I love to roast them as a side when B grills steak or as a healthy alternative to fries with turkey burgers.  During the process of preparing the Brussels sprouts to roast, I cut the tip off of each sprout.  As a result, several of the leaves shed and end up as scraps.  This recipe puts these extra leaves to good use! Continue reading “Brussels Sprout Chips”

Peach Bellini

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Peach Bellini

I haven’t always been a super fan of champagne or sparkling wine, but I’ve recently adored the presence it creates for a simple toast or an intimate celebration.  After several years of “growing up” (post college days), I began to value the presence it created for celebration.  B proposed on June 3, 2013 and bubbly began to present itself on a routine basis.  I gradually became romantic with the idea of it, and ended up falling in love.   Continue reading “Peach Bellini”

The Little Things

{Beautiful red geranium hanging on our front porch}

I often notice that the hustle and bustle of every day life leaves us forgetting to take the time to stop, smell the roses, and enjoy the little things.  These posts will serve as an avenue to routinely share a few items that provided some sort of inspiration, significance, or simple joy to my life.  Hopefully, I can motivate you to do the same!   Continue reading “The Little Things”


My lovely mom (preggers w/ me!) & her 1st LV (1989).

Ever since I can remember, I visualize my mother toting around an over sized Louis Vuitton bag.  At first, say elementary school, I didn’t understand and thought it was just an ugly brown purse.  Fast forward several years…as I began to learn the value of quality and my love affair for designers started to blossom, a true understanding and respect for high quality items started to thrive. Continue reading “Bags”

Framed Animal Paw Prints

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Framed Animal Paw Prints

As part of my husband’s birthday present (see post here), I wanted to create something personal representing his forte in “fur-parenting.”  At the moment, we do not have any human children, but consider our animals our babies.  This was a (somewhat) easy and budget friendly project that not only fulfilled that portion of the gift I was looking for, but also became a personal design feature in our home that we can treasure for years to come.   Continue reading “Framed Animal Paw Prints”