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Last moments of summer

Summer has been fun and I cannot believe it is coming to an end… we have played on the beach, vacationed along the coast and celebrated on an island (Coronado island, San Diego). Baseball and soccer have continued, becoming more competitive with every season. Tommy rode his first ride at an amusement park! My niece … Continue reading

Mint infused iced coffee

Mint infused iced coffee

I have been chasing my little kolohe around our home, trying to keep cool and keep up. A 2 year old boy is like a tiny, compact bundle of energy. He is, at times, literally climbing the walls. He is a lot of fun… This iced coffee is full of flavor and will serve you up … Continue reading

Soul surfer

Last weekend I had an amazing opportunity to listen to Bethany Hamilton speak of her experiences both on and off the surf board. If you don’t know her story, check out Soul Surfer (which is now also a book). Her message was simple… be positive, have faith and passion. Her non-profit organization, Friends of Bethany, … Continue reading

Lavender

Lavender

I came across L’Occitane En Provence on a recent trip to the Fashion Show Mall here in Las Vegas. The newly situated store had a beautiful display of dried lavender at its entrance. I snapped a photo and then started thinking about ways I could use this lovely ingredient. Here are a couple of my favorite ideas… … Continue reading

Lucky gold

Lucky gold

In need of a little bit of luck? These shimmery, metallic rocks can add a fun element to your St. Patrick’s day decor. A little gold paint, a handful of stones and some kind of stencil are all you need to make these pretty rocks… from Yesterday on Tuesday. Hope all your wishes come true this St. Patrick’s … Continue reading

Love love love

2 years ago today, my husband and I had the opportunity to see an ultrasound of our soon-to-be newborn baby. I was amazed to see his little heart beating and pumping blood. I made sure to have this photo labeled “heart,” seeing how it was Valentine’s day. So Special. Now he is almost two. Into … Continue reading

Live inspired

Live inspired

After Christmas and before ringing in the new year, Jason, Tommy and I had the chance to head back to California. Many of our summer days were spent along the coast and I have been wanting to go back for months. There is something so relaxing about being close to the water, walking along the boardwalk under the winter sun, … Continue reading

Cheers and inspiration

Cheers and inspiration

The weather is cool, the mountain peaks surrounding Las Vegas are now covered with snow, and the holidays are upon us. We have been filling our home with cheer… making new traditions that might be passed down in the family, and holding close the memories and traditions from our own childhood. With our parents, siblings … Continue reading

Handmade gifts

Handmade gifts

WIth Christmas only days away, I thought I would share some favorite handmade gifts to make: Christmas in a jar… this DIY gift idea builds on a basic sugar scrub recipe, using raspberry juice to color the scrub red and some peppermint essential oil. Peppermint candy cane sugar scrub from The Idea Room. This fort … Continue reading

Holidays

Holidays

Have you taken a look at Reindeer cam? Tommy and Jadyn both enjoy seeing the reindeer and Santa himself come out of the red barn to feed his trusty reindeer. Surely Santa is preparing them for their long journey, guiding the infamous sleigh this Christmas. Tommy has been greeting the reindeer with a wave and imitates Santa with … Continue reading