what inspires me : nature, art, positive people, pinterest, my own curiosity

my story : i’m not really sure what my story is but what i do know is that i have a story to tell. and each day i live is a piece of that story.

telling my story : through sharing, designing, inspiring my children and those around me

the questions above are all things to ask yourself at different points in your life.
it’s just nice to check in once in a while.

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wake up to the smell of coffee
breakfast in bed
morning meditation
bake scones
take a nap
afternoon yoga practice
cook dinner while drinking a glass of wine
conversation by a fire
journal, then bed

when I need to envision my happy place I can find it here


march30“It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold; when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade”
– Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

today, was one of those days. the sun was shining and we spent all day outside, hiking, petting horses and running. spring is (almost) here, i can feel it.

i made this for dinner and it was the perfect spring dish.

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i am craving warmer days. we’ve had our far share of soups and comfort food around our house but it is time to break out the fresh fruit, salads and picnic lunches. for the next 20 days, I will enjoy my cozy house, under a warm blanket and read.



I have realized how important it is to take time for myself. And yoga is something that always come back to no matter where I am in life. There is just something about breathing through stretches that gets me to a place that is more mindful and that mindful state is what keeps me on track. I am on a new journey and excited to see where it takes me.
This is one of my favorite yoga practices; found here.


:: no matter what mood i’m in, i can always go for a: chocolate chip cookie
:: my favorite go-to outfit would have to be: a cardigan, dark washed jeans and flats
:: a good source of inspiration is: blogs and pinterest
:: am so glad my parents taught me: to talk things through
:: the best thing in my makeup bag is: bareMinerals All-Over Face color “warmth”
:: my dream vacation spot is: Palm Springs @ the Ace Hotel
:: this may be a surprise (or not), but i am passionate about: a clean house
:: a book that changed me: The Gifts of Imperfections by Brene Brown
:: one of my pet peeves is: when sprinklers are on while it’s raining
:: i can’t live without: My husband and my child(ren)


iambravei’ve been looking to many different places for inspiration on “being brave”. I don’t think of myself as “brave” but lately i have gained the courage to start heading into unknown territory and explore. 
one of my favorite books is Wild by Cheryl Strayed and let me just tell you this is one brave woman. after a few tough years she decided to hike the pacific crest trail alone for a whole summer. when i first started this book i thought there is no way that i could ever be that brave but as i read her journey i started to think that maybe i could do something brave (not hike the pct alone).

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Most evenings at dinner our family ask each other “so, how was your day?”, Claire usually answers with the cute stories of how she woke up, went to school, played, ate pizza for lunch, etc. But when it comes to me answering that question it’s a long list. There are a few things that I have added to my day that are just for me. I look forward to those things and when I do those things I feel less stressed. I enjoy the reflection of my day during our “so, how was your day?” talks.

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