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    Cinco de Mayo Cruise

    My first experience on a cruise could not have been on a better weekend: Cinco de Mayo. Not only was it on one of my favorite “holidays”, but it was also going to Ensenada, Mexico. The cruise was out of Long Beach, which was about a two hour drive from San Diego. So we decided to head […] Read more…

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    Washington DC + Cherry Blossom Festival

    When Mike and I moved to the East Coast, we were excited to live closer to his family. However, his immediate family lived in Maryland at the time, which was about a seven hour drive from us. Fortunately, we were able to drive down several times a year to visit. One of our first trips […] Read more…


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    Haircut: Chop for a Cause

    Year after year I constantly battled with myself on whether I should chop my hair off or not. (I know first world problems.) I have always had long hair, and have only chopped it off twice in my life. So, needless to say, this past Friday I decided to take the plunge again. And for a […] Read more…

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    Find your T R I B E

    Tomorrow I am launching my first ever t-shirt design on teespring. This has always been of interest to me, however, I never knew where to begin or what direction to take. I have put numerous products out there, so why should a t-shirt be any different? No reason. So, before the shirt goes live tomorrow, […] Read more…


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    Butternut Squash, Ricotta, and Spinach Stuffed Shells

    As we move from cool Autumn days to crisp Winter air, the fall recipes are still in full effect. Last year, Mike brought this recipe to my attention. So, of course I added it to my Pinterest recipes. The recipe is fairly easy to follow and is delicious! Time: Approx. 1 hour Servings: 4 Ingredients: […] Read more…

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    Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

    About 80% of my meals include chicken, so I try to add variety with different recipes I find on the internet. A few years ago, I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, and it has been a staple around the house. There are several recipes out there, so I’m not sure who created the original, […] Read more…


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    DIY: Hallowine

    My love for wine has brought me to yet another craft. This time involving the upcoming holiday, Halloween. Who knew you could make this many crafts reusing wine bottles?! Excuse to buy more wine? I think so! Here is my Halloween Wine Bottle(s) DIY or Hallowine, if you will: The craft begins by polishing off […] Read more…

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    Cork Board

    As you may know, at the end of May this year (2015), I began yet another journey across country. This time, with only a car full of my belongings. We had done the trek across country with all of our “stuff” and gave this decision plenty of thought before embarking on this journey. So with […] Read more…