shine or set

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Puppysitting My favorite dalmatian came over to play all day!
2. Photoshoots I had a blast shooting photos for a new project with my best friend! 3. NASM Certified Yes, I passed my personal training exam after studying hard for six months.I can't even believe it!

sunday spark

foodie fridays

With football season officially here, there have been lots of boys over at my house. I usually hole myself up in the room to study or work, but with all the beer they're guzzling they are bound to need some grub. This Charleston Cheese Dip from Food Network would be perfect for them!


Ingredient…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Sushi dates My best friend and I dined over sushi while we talked about life and upcoming ventures. 2. Surprise flowers Matt brought home a beautiful arrangement for our dining room table. 3. Weddings Matt and I flew to New York for a 36-hour trip! We attended his cousin's beautiful wedding an…

sunday spark

foodie fridays

Nothing says farewell to summer like s'mores. While camping is sometimes an option, Food Networkmakes s'mores an anywhere option.


Ingredients

3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
One 12-ounce bag mini chocolate chips
3 cups mini marshmallows
Graham cra…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Magic Tickets The Disneyland tickets finally arrived, and I am so excited for a mini vacation next month with Matt.
2. Wedding Tasting We headed to our wedding venue to try out all of our food selections and choose a cake. Everything was so delicious, and we chose some winners!
3. Under Dog Suppli…

food for the soul

I've been venturing through Time Hop. You know, the magical (and scary) app that takes you back in time. While a lot of it holds good memories, it also holds a lot of slightly regretful ones.

"What are those eybrows?"
"What was that two-toned hair trying to pass for ombre?"

It…

nasty gal wish list

I loooove Nasty Gal. I think you've probably all come to realize this over the past [almost] four years. Whenever I tell my mom, "I might get it off of Nasty Gal." She gives me the straaangest look. While it's not the most "parent-friendly" name, the site has some of the…

sunday spark

foodie fridays

Summer may be coming to an end, but the heat still remains in Arizona. So lets say goodbye to summer with a refreshing drink and a few more pool sessions. Thanks to Cooking Light for this easy summer drink.

Ingredients:
6 cups water, divided 3 cups fresh blackberries 1 cup sugar2/3 cup fresh lime j…

butterfly

to go through change with grace and lightness. growth and transformation do not have to be traumatic, but can be joyous. learn to move on and gain freedom from the past. embrace vulnerability, trust in the unknown, and believe. 

Butterflies have surrounded me my whole life. I see them as my spir…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. He's home This is a reoccuring WILW, but I get so excited when Matt comes home, especially when it's for THREE months.
2. Brother and sister These two are so cute. When I was sick in bed, they snuggled and kept me company. 3. Tattoo After thinking about it quite some time, I decided to go …