Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Weekend

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Pretzel Crusted Brownies

When I first saw these lovely pretzel crusted brownies my taste buds began to salivate.  So when I needed a quick dessert for a family dinner the other night I knew I wanted to make something similar but I didn't have much time so I made this easy version of pretzel crusted brownies.   They were super easy and everyone loved them.  I skipped the frosting and added ice cream and hot fudge.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014


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Sale Items I'm Loving Lately


Lands End is currently having an awesome sale, everything is 25% off even clearance items.  I picked up these leopard flats and this gold polka dot shirt. 

These napkins from Sur La Table are only $8.99 for a set of 4.

Or these super cute Effiel Tower napkins.

You can never have too many white napkins.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Happy Weekend and a Reminder

Happy Weekend!

I read this recently and I keep trying to remind myself of this.

Don’t try to hold on to everything. – Life changes. Everything is not meant to stay. Remember, giving up and moving on are two very different things. When things aren’t adding up in your life, it’s time to start subtracting.

Teenage Boys Room

I saw this room on Desire to Inspire and thought this would make the best teenage boys room, especially for my 15 year old who loves The Beatles. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

White Rooms with Pops of Color

I love white rooms but they can feel so cold or too bright but these three family rooms are done so well.  They are white but fresh and modern with just the right amount of pops of color.  

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Weekend Happenings

Last weekend my son and his girlfriend went to their high school Winter Ball, aren't they the cutest couple.  I may be a bit biased but I think they are so adorable.  Once again I was reminded how shopping for girls, which I do not have, looks way more fun than shopping for boys.  Her dress is so cute, I just loved it.


Enjoyed a romantic dinner at Medici House

and Sunday brunch at Betty's.  It was my first time there and the food and service were both excellent.   
This chocolate and strawberry French toast casserole with a salted caramel sauce creamed it's going to be a "Good Morning". 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day, may everyone find some kind love today.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Getting it Together Financially

I have been thinking a lot about money lately, more than I ever really have before. I've had my share of financial highs and lows but I never really tried to understand money. I have had times where I spent way too much money on designer things (however they were beautiful) and times where I have struggled to come up with enough money for groceries. I think in so many ways money has defined my life, from do I have the right home, car or designer handbag to spending every ounce of energy I have fighting and working to keep the electric and gas on, but I never learned to control money instead of letting it control me. I want to break this cycle.  I was watching this video and it explained four common beliefs we need to break in order to get control over our finances.

1.     Someone else will or should do this for me.  This is/was so true for me, I never thought someone should do it for me but I always thought someone would.  I never really thought about where money was coming from because I always had it when I needed it.    

2.     I'm not good with money.  This I know I must believe to be true for myself because I pretty much hear at least once a day how terrible I am with money.

3.     People with money are greedy or not spiritual.   I never believed this; I’ve known too many great people with money. 

4.     I'm not ___________ enough.  No one will value you more than you value yourself.  For me I’m not sure how I would fill in this blank, maybe I’m not worthy enough, maybe I’m not disciplined enough, whatever it is I know I need to value myself enough to stop letting money control my life.    

Monday, February 10, 2014

My Morning Walk

The beauty of winter never ceases to amaze me.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Hello Weekend


I must be craving calm, simple spaces it's all I can think about. 

This article on Marc and Angel Hack Life really hit home for me today.  I already read 3 times.

Sometimes all you need is a clean and sleek bathroom space to take all your worries away. 

........and some Marshmallow Hot Fudge sauce

Finding Inner Strength


It has been a bit of a rough week or three. One of those weeks where you begin to doubt yourself and wonder how you could have been so wrong about people. A week where you realize there is a difference between being nice and being taken advantage of.
I've been wondering lately how did I get myself into this situation, perhaps I am too trusting, or perhaps I am just a fool? I don't really know. What I do know is that I am stronger than my mistakes.  I am a little wiser as each day passes.  I am not going to let anybody else break my spirit or my inner strength.  I will fight for myself and for the people who bring joy to my life.  I have an unbreakable spirit, I just to be reminded of it occasionally.