Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Octobers Instagram Pics

This very warm, then very cold, then rainy, then windy month of October was a flower filled roller coaster (as you can see, I love me some flowers). Now I am adjusting to the weather and getting prepared for the crazy month of November. 
Phew, where does the time go?

My Moment!

This was taken seconds after he popped the question. I completely blanked out and don't remember much but somehow was able to take a picture. Ha
It happened people! I got engaged!!!!!
I have been contemplating if sharing this news was right for the blog mostly because I am always a little uncomfortable exposing my private life for all to see. I have always been a bit anxiety ridden over possibilities of judgement by others, so publishing this post was a giant leap from my comfort level. A friend advised me to "just get over it" and share with the world my exciting news. 
Soooo, It was over my magical weekend in Door County, WI  and it happened at the right time in the right place. After 12 years together, I am finally marrying my bestest friend! Yay:) 

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

If you need a little bit of comic relief (I do) to get you started on this Tuesday morning, then I think you will lightly chuckle for Ed Sheeran's pet friendly video.  
I sometimes stare at Gretta and Marley (my pups) and tell them that they are my bestest friends. They ofcouse respond and then throw me a giant high five:)

33 Recipes to Love

I found this site and it changed my life! 
Ming Makes Cupcakes has kindly made the most delicious recipes (33 of them) available to everyone and I am making it my mission to try every single one. 
Simple as Red Velvet with Buttercream Frosting to exotic Sour Cream Fig Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, my belly says "yes please"!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crossing a Black Cat

Meet Lucca! She is our beautiful ebony colored kittie and puts a smile on our face every time she bellows a little sweet meow. 
We found this little lady abandoned in Michigan only a month old or so and instantly fell in love (who would blame me). Now she is our spooktackular cat that lays lazily on our deck railing and loves a good sun bathe.  
I am feeling the Halloween spirit lately and my little Lucca fits right into the theme! You should never cross a black cat, but you can sure snuggle with one:)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Music Video Tuesday

I am having an 80's flashback when the days of very simple/ almost no thought kind of videos where first released on MTV and yet we loved them! 
Django Django is my most recent addition to my playlist and so I felt I must share my discovery. 
Please enjoy your Tuesday and this tune:)

Friday, October 19, 2012

It was the perfect cozy fall day yesterday, well, it did rain and thunderstorm but that only added to the fun night of pumpkin carving. I have never really had any patience for the activity, even as a child I was bored after 5 minutes of slaving away at the rock hard vegetable (fact: the pumpkin is actually a fruit, but it is usually thought of as a vegetable). TJ on the other hand loves this fall tradition and decided he was going to make his carving a masterpiece. 3 hours later and after a few glasses of wine, lets just say that his pumpkin couldn't be displayed since it was destroyed from frustration! Ha ha
Oh, the joy of date nights:)

Sincerely Excited!

Meet Kinsey..... She is a super sweet gal who loves to blog, craft, take pictures, and hang with friends.
 I first met Kinsey through a blog we worked with, A Beautiful Mess and then became online friends through her personal blog Sincerely Kinsey
A little secret (OK, its no big secret) is that I am "shy". Friends are always around but reaching out to make new friends is not something I did regularly. When I started blogging I did this for creative reasons and never anticipated making new friends that would help inspire and become a support system during those "dry spell" times and that's when Kinsey came to my rescue. 
Today I found out that she is coming to town and will be my house guest:) I am looking forward to laughs, good food and drinks, and picking that creative brain of hers.
Check out her wont be disappointed.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A little tip on:

Music Video Tuesday


A little Autumn love for a beautiful Autumn day! 
Nothing makes me more calm then the sounds of Alison from A Fine Frenzy's soft voice, so sit back and have a happy Tuesday:)

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recipe: Hummus, Avocado, & Tomato Toast

Throughout this past year I have changed my eating habits drastically, mostly for personal health reasons, but as time went on I started feeling more energetic. This is when I realised that it does matter on what you put in your body.
Always looking for lunch options other then a salad which is usually my go-to meal, I decided to try a vegetarian sandwich with a few simple ingredients I already had in my refrigerator.  The "Hummus, Avocado, & Tomato Toast" was born, and I was so excited about the creation that I couldn't wait to share it with you!
Recipe: Hummus, Avocado, & Tomato Toast

1 Whole Grain English Muffin
Slices of Tomato
Slices of Avocado- lightly salted
Hummus- original flavor
Parmesan Cheese

Toast your English muffin and add a decent coating of hummus to each side. Slice the avocado and tomato and layer on the toast. Lightly salt and pepper and sprinkle the shredded Parmesan cheese on top (optional). Crunch away and be prepared to enjoy goodness!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Free People Boots

If you have ever raided my closet then you already know I'm a boot addict! soon as fall hits, I get the scent of leather in the air and everywhere I look I see new styles, heel heights, beautiful colors and I instantly picture myself in them. I am watching the spending (well, trying to) this year and slimming my closet shelves down. I want to live with less "things" in life but Free People is making this hard. 
I would wear almost any of their boots, but these are my absolute favorites broken into three categories: Boots with inserts, boots with fringe, and boots with metal studs. Since I can't have them, I at least have this collage of pictures to get me through this years boot season:)

Boot Inserts:
1. Roadies Tall Boot,  2.Crochet Slouch Boot,  3.Freebird,  4.Twenty One Tonnes,  5.Caballero Ankel Boot6.Vedder Boot,  7.Caballero Tall Boot,   8.Bradley Boot
Boot Fringe:
9.Prey Ankel Boot,  10.Sedona Sneaker Boot,   11.HTC Siena Fringe Boot 
(Psssstt: Boot #10 has my heart!)
I have been a bit absent lately and I am sorry for that. There have been a lot of new changes in my life recently that have occupied me but I miss blogging and I am going to back with full force! Doesn't a adorable puppy make everything better? 

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Filming "A Perfect Weekend"

Earlier in the week I posted a few pics of my past weekend in lovely Door County, Wi.    This is the follow up video that we created to show all of the great surroundings that we thoroughly enjoyed.  We can not wait to revisit in the next few years and make this Wisconsin hot spot a fall ritual.
The footage is a little shaky due to using our iPhone during certain parts, so sorry for that:) 
Please enjoy!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A week of Instagram

This past weeks Instagrams where filled with nature, food, and color. I jut love this time of year! 

Music Video Tuesday

Riding bikes on Washington Island, WI was one of the highlights of my past weekend while traveling thru Door County. I listened great music while pedaling and just taking in the soft breezes and beautiful scenery. 
This tune was on my weekend play list and will forever remind me of great weekends in Fall. Please enjoy!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A perfect weekend

Here are a few snapshots from the most perfect weekend in Door County, WI. Colorful hues of rust, honey, and golden apple yellow in the trees, clear crisp Lake Michigan crashing against while limestone pebbles......a great way to celebrate the fall season! 
We are working on a little video, so keep an eye out:)