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28 Feb

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Reading: Did you know that I am reading “The Goldfinch”??? Kidddding. I think I’ve mentioned it 100 times in the last two weeks. But seriously it’s that GOOD. I find myself thinking about the characters all day long…in the shower, in the car, at work, in bar method class…they are consuming my mind!

Thinking about: upcoming travel! Up first- my best girlfriend Rachel’s bachelorette in Napa at the end of March. I am beyond excited for the weekend. There is nothing better than celebrating people you love and adore during happy times in their life as well as girls trips in general. I am a fan of a girls weekend. Then on April 24th Bri and I are off on our one month honeymoon to Vietnam and Bali. Seriously, is this real life?? I’ve only dreamed of going to these places and now it’s becoming a reality. I am so grateful I found a man who loves travel as much as I do. We still have so much planning to do. We still haven’t booked a single hotel! We are staying in all weekend and buckling down on booking stuff.

Listening to: I’m on a “LCD Soundsystem” Pandora kick. I seem to love every song that it picks. They all make me want to DANCE. Also, listening to Frank play with his new squeaky ball. I have my mom to thank for this purchase. It’s seriously the most annoying sound in the world and he LOVES it. When I hide it from he becomes depressed and frantically searches every inch of the house for it. It’s sad to watch. It’s sitting in a drawer right now…I don’t have the heart to trash it.

Watching: House Of Cards, True Detective & The Americans…and when I start to feel too high brow I throw on Real Housewives of BH. Oh and of course I’ll be watching the Oscars this Sunday. I seriously look forward to it every year.

Loving: Our new kitchen island! We finally have a hug space to eat on…well we don’t have new counter stools yet but we are almost there. I can’t believe how much it has changed the space. The marble we had prior made the space feel cold but with our new wood top suddenly our super modern loft feels warm. I’m in love. I’m also in love with the rain we are getting in LA right now. My heaven.

favorite quote of the week : “I’ve learned that faith means trusting in advance what only makes sense in reverse” – Philip Yancey

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7 Feb

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Hellllllllo weekend. I’m SO very happy that you have arrived because you are going to be a good one. Tonight Brian and I are having a date night- we have three different restaurants in mind that we could possibly hit up. It’s between Mexican, Pho and Cuban. Tomorrow during the day I’m taking my little sister Ana on our second date….miniature golfing here we come! Tomorrow night we are having two of our favorite couples over for our monthly dinner club…we usually go out and try new restaurants but this time we are staying in because we have a new addition to the group…baby Margot!!! Hopefully Margot likes pizza and wine. And Sunday Brian and I are going to tackle booking hotels for our honeymoon and probably just be cuddly at home all day.

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reading….The Goldfinch for a book club that I started recently. I have been falling behind on my reading and needed a little pick me up. I used to read every night when I got in bed but now I seem to fall asleep on the couch while we watch tv. Pathetic! There was a time not too long ago when I didn’t even own a tv! I got so much more done. I also love hanging with my fabulous girlfriends and will find any excuse to have them all in one room, so I thought…I should start a book club! Our first meeting March 22nd. Are any of you guys in book clubs? Do you have any tips on how to throw a fabulous one? Or any great questions to ask?

working on…writing various personal essays. I’ve written four in the past few weeks. I wrote one about the body image issues I developed after ten years working as a professional fit model, one about an interesting encounter I had with a neighbor, one about our trek through Nepal and lastly one about my seven-year battle with anxiety – which I’m happy to report I’ve been winning recently. Each essay has a life of its own and I’ve enjoyed the process of writing them. Oh and the feeling I get from putting them in a little folder entitled “finished  essays”…pure joy. Now, I plan on writing more and trying to get the others published.

watching...sadly, not much of substance lately. I’m patiently waiting for Walking Dead, House Of Cards & Grey’s Anatomy to return and in the meantime I have found myself watching episodes of The Real Housewives Of BH. I know, I know…truly embarrassing.

loving…nesting and working on home projects (I spent far too long mulling over different shades of grey for our walls. Don’t worry the perfect shade has been chosen. PHEW), planning and daydreaming about our upcoming honeymoon (I can’t wait to be away with Brian for a whole month. We so need it) Apples with almond butter (it’s becoming an everyday occurrence), my new Polaroid camera (FUN! although Frank doesn’t seem to find it too fun. He barks and hides when the picture pops out), the coral mirror that my darling husband painted for me (he’s a keeper), trying on my bridesmaid dress with Rachel for her upcoming wedding ( I LOVE it and her) & dinner dates with my beautiful pregnant girlfriend Taline ( I still can’t get it through my head that my best friend is going to become a mama. It blows my mind)

eating…paleo. I’m not strict about it everyday but I’ve been sticking to it Monday- Friday and I really feel a difference…more energy, flatter stomach, better digestion…blah…blah…blah. I’ve even gotten Brian into it. He says he likes it.

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“If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely” – Roald Dahl

inspiration, gratitude & surprises

24 Jan

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what inspired me this week?

this quote another blogger shared…

Whenever you start guiding yourself by caring about how you feel, you
start guiding yourself back into your Stream of Source Energy, and that’s
where your clarity is; that’s where your joy is; that’s where your flexibility
is; that’s where your balance is; that’s where your good ideas come from.
That’s where all the good stuff is accessed from.
— Abraham-Hicks

29 ways to stay creative

a session with a possible new life coach

putting together a book club with some of my favorite ladies. first up- the goldfinch 

spending time with my new little sister

compiling a list of inspiring ladies to approach to do the project 30 q & a

what am I grateful for this week?

we booked our honeymoon to Vietnam and Bali! April 24th-May 17th!

my momma for being the best grandma a pup could have…she takes frankie on dates when I have to work long days.

I finally finished our wedding thank you cards.

frank…that little guy can brighten the shittiest of days

white roses

candles…seriously, I can’t imagine a world without candles

my girlfriend Jen for always saying the right thing

my little brother returned safely from his three-week adventure in Australia…meaning his overbearing sister can now breathe a little lighter

my husband…always my husband

what surprised me this week?

I’m going to go with when Brian dropped coral paint all over our concrete patio

meeting new neighbors that I like

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