Friday, January 27, 2012


I'm reading Mindy Kaling's book right now and I love the chapter about the ideal man. (It's actually titled "Men need almost nothing to be great.") It breaks down how to be a great guy. Here are some of my favorite points:

-Own several pairs of dark-wash straight leg jeans
-When you think a girl looks pretty, say it
-Avoid asking if someone needs help in a kitchen or at a party, just start helping
-Have one great cologne and wear very little of it, all the time
-Get a little jealous now and again, even if you're not strictly a jealous guy

Her explanations are funny and real. I love it. Here are some guys I think are great:

(a blogger's spouse. i love his style.)

Source: via Natalie on Pinterest


Mr. Darcy.

Monday, January 23, 2012


It's all yummy food. And I plan on making it all over the next few weeks. Pinterest rules!!

Shells with broccoli and mozzarella.
                                                                 Source: via Natalie on Pinterest

Homemade whole wheat cheez-its!
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Creamsicle cookies!
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Vegetable fritters.
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German chocolate bars.
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Friday, January 13, 2012

The Good + the Bad

We're working on New Years goals over here and preparing for school mode again. Basically we've been super lazy soaking up the last days before studying ensues when I'll have copious amounts of alone time. It's kind of funny, but I never thought I'd like being by myself again after I met David. I guess 6 1/2 years of being together and 5 years of marriage was the mark where I began to feel it was okay. :) I also can't get enough sleep right now. I've gone through a few weeks here and there since starting my job where no matter what I do I can't catch up on sleep. This week is one of them, and I am so excited that it's Friday!

Goods + Goals:
We made a plan to only eat out for dinner once a week and have stuck to it this week.
I got a new book and I plan on reading a lot more this semester (TV is my downfall)
We finally got our last piece of 'necessary' furniture, thanks to my bil. A dining set!
Disneyland has been super empty this week which means no long lines
Plus we made a res. for Blue Bayou the day before Valentines Day. We've never been!

So tired.
Knowing mine + David's lazy lounging days are over for a few months
I've had a cold for almost two weeks, and David had one that went away but it's back again, and worse!

At least the good outweighs the bad :)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Years at the beach.

Christmas was awesome, but we barely took any pictures. We spent New Years weekend at Pismo with David's side of the family and we did get a lot more pictures...but mostly of the girls (as usual). We went to Solvang, San Luis Obispo + the mission, went ATVing at the dunes and had a ton of fun.

Me + Sadie at the Red Viking in Solvang

My doll house!

ATVing it up

Bubblegum wall in SLO

SLO Mission

Pismo Sunset

Finally a photo of all the girls + me

A new favorite photo. This needs to be blown up huge.

Party boy