August 3, 2015


I can't even believe that it's August already. July was gone in the blink of an eye. How about that blue moon the other night? I do wish it was blue though.

Currently, I'm...

Listening to some old school Jay Z today.

Over the extreme heat. I wish I could be sitting on a beach, but since that is not an option due to that thing we call work - I'm over it. I also don't know why they call it the "dog days" of summer because my dogs hate this weather.

Missing a few of my favorite girlfriends. Long phone conversations and quick engagement ring pictures make me so happy. I wish I could hug them all in person, but I'm celebrating all their exciting moments with them through technology. I'll take what I can get.

Snuggling this little monster. Seriously, I can't get enough of that face. He needs a haircut so bad.

Drinking sparkling water from the soda stream. I'm kind of obsessed with it and in 4 more weeks it will have paid for itself. I do wish it was easier to find the water flavors. It will be more Amazon for the win.

Watching Entourage again from the beginning. We haven't seen the movie yet, so we figured we would watch the series and finish it off with the movie.

Trying to figure out when we can have another mimosa bar. It worked out pretty well at the wedding shower and it feels weird to have that much champagne for Justin and me.

Looking forward to a few weeks with my husband. There has been so many suitcases packed & unpacked in this household recently with work travel and regular travel. I'm so excited to have some time with him, especially our road trip back to Minnesota for weddings.

Thankful for awesome neighbors and a place I love living.

Hope your summer isn't flying by too quickly. Make time for mimosas.

July 31, 2015

Blogust is Coming

Yep, I'm calling it Blogust and I think it's super clever. I'm not doing a full month of blogging topics or anything that exciting. Instead, I'm going to insert some love & work here. Get it? Insert it here? That kind of sounds dirty. I'm also on my 3rd cup of coffee today and work is crazy.

ANYWAYS, I wanted to just give everyone an update that things might seem a little weird if you visit this weekend. I'm going to be updating my different pages, fixing some pictures, changing up the design and working on consistency. I have a link up mid month that I want everyone to participate in (more to come on that soon.) I also want to help promote some other bloggers and grow this little world in some new ways.

Thanks for being awesome. Thanks for reading the things I put out there. Happy freaking Friday!

Tell me - what are you favorite things to read about on blogs? I'm soooo curious. 

July 29, 2015

Glaciers, Fjords and Reindeer: The East Coast of Iceland

Fjords and glaciers and Reindeer running next to the road. If you're looking for some solitude, this is your place. We only ran into people at Jökulsárlón which is the most popular destination on the east coast.

It was so beautiful with the glacial ice everywhere. This isn't an area that gets explored by many since it's further away from Reykjavik, but I promise it is worth the trip. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

A seal! How cool to see it swimming right in front of me in it's natural habitat.

It just makes me so happy looking at these pictures and remembering the beauty of that drive. What is the greatest drive you've ever made?

July 23, 2015

It's Only Thursday

It's Thursday and I thought it was Friday (but so did Erin so I'm not alone.) Here is a dose of my random thoughts.

I have serious guilt because I wasted an entire pineapple. I let it go bad on my counter without taking one bite. I love pineapple. What a tragedy.

I'm pumped to have a family weekend in Minnesota. I am throwing my soon-to-be sister-in-law a wedding shower and get to see lots of family. Plus, I have a special breakfast date with three of our nieces on Sunday. I can't wait.

I'm a little sad that I don't get any friend time this weekend, but we will be back in August for a longer time and will be able to hang with our people then.

We went on a bit of a concert ticket buying spree. We haven't seen any live shows in a while and there are some amazing shows in the city the next few months for really good prices. Plus, I'm checking a band off my music bucket list (which I'm going to share next month.)

I am so excited for the new Vacation movie. Leslie Mann is my favorite and I love so much that she is going to be Audrey. Chevy Chase is an important figure in this household.

We bought a bright orange piece of furniture and I'm obsessed with it. I love it so much that I'm going to do another post showing you snapshots of home like this one from a few months ago.

I'm working on a little blog redesign that I will have ready for the first day of August. I love figuring out how to do new things by myself, but I forget how much time this can take.

There will be a mimosa bar this weekend that I am setting up. It's been a long time dream of mine and I'm so excited that it will finally come true. I better end with that.

Cheers friends!

July 20, 2015

A Weekend of Dates

The title might seem a little weird, but don't worry - every date was with my husband. It's Sunday afternoon and my husband is currently fishing in the Atlantic Ocean and I just finished a cleaning/dancing marathon in the apartment.

I started thinking about the last 48 hours and how grateful I was. I went on a few dates with my husband this weekend and each one was different and completely perfect. Also, I should mention that we didn't really view them as dates before or during - that is just something I'm titling them now.

Friday night = Listening to records, FaceTime with some friends/family and enjoying root beer floats (made with Not Your Father's Root Beer)

Rainy Saturday morning = Cinnamon rolls, coffee and Jurassic Park (the original)

Saturday afternoon = Wandering through the little shops in downtown Nyack and a good Mexican brunch complete with breakfast margaritas

Saturday evening = Movie night on the couch with the pups after a good workout.

Then we have today - a day all by myself to clean, read and watch Grace & Frankie and hide from the sweltering heat.

This was a wonderful weekend with no milestone moments or bucket list items. Just a weekend with the two of us doing normal things.

When you have a crazy schedule, you begin to appreciate these weekends. I wish someone would've told me to appreciate them more before things got crazy - I might not have listened, but you never know.  So that's my lesson for you. Make every outing a date and appreciate the quiet "normal" times.  You won't get as many as you might think.