• 2016,  Friends,  Musings

    Musings: A Common Denominator

    A death, a wedding reception, and a birthday… What do they all have in common? The ability to remind me that I have chosen to surround myself with a great group of friends. I’ve been told on countless occasions that it’s rare, while simultaneously being complimented, on the strength and length of my friendships. Secretly, I’m also glad that many of them have blended together and most of the various groups of friends have all become friends. Some people may say I spread myself to thin. I appreciate your opinion, but I completely beg to differ. I chose to put a huge emphasis on friendship. This isn’t to say that…

  • 2016,  Guest Post

    Guest Post – Friending In Your Own Way

    We all have that crazy, friends little sister, right?!? I honestly can’t believe this is my fifth guest post. I am so grateful that my friends are willing to challenge themselves and write a post for me. Each one of them has mentioned how finding the time and actually finding a topic were the hardest elements. Regardless, they have written beautiful, honest, and insightful posts for me. One less post I have to write ;)If you’d like to read the others, here are the links: Guest Post – A Decision that Changed My Life Guest Post – Motherhood Guest Post – Dying, Death, Deceased Guest Post – An Unplugged Blessing If you’re lucky…

  • 2016,  Guest Post

    Guest Post – An Unplugged Blessing

    Another glimpse into a different world!   I’m so happy that this is my fourth guest post I get to share with you, my readers. I feel honored that my friends are willing to be vulnerable and write posts for me to share with you, they’ve killed it so far. And this one does too. Just as a point of reference, I give no direction when I ask for a guest post. All I ask is if anyone would like to write a guest post and I just repost whatever they write. If you’d like to read the others, here are the links: Guest Post – A Decision that Changed…

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    Musings: Bitterness is Unbecoming

    That was my tweet the other day. Later in the evening J asked who that ‘passive aggressive’ tweet was aimed at or what it was about? Pardon me, while I get on my soapbox. I’m tired of reading/seeing (mostly) women seem so bitter. Their posts, their status’, their tweets. Men do this too, but less frequently. But the majority I have seen lately are women, maybe I tend to follow more women than men, I’ll need to look into that. This isn’t to say that I do not see lots of awesome, positive posts…because, I do! Life sucks. Life’s hard. Everyone is going through something. We all get it. Even…

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    Musings: Losing A Friend(ship)

    Breaking up with a friend sounds a little more accurate. A loss is a loss, so I guess it’s about the same thing. A friend shared an article on Facebook, To My Friend Who Really Wasn’t My Friend. The title was intriguing and I thought I might be able to relate to it. I can think of plenty of friendship that have drifted apart, but there is one friendship that will always stick out in my mind as a big loss. I never thought I’d lose that friend, but unfortunately life had different plans. We are still very cordial, but the friendship that once was, will no longer be that…

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    Musings: I Can't Afford Girl Scout Cookies

    What the actual F?! $5 a box?! Is this serious? Is this real life? I thought I bought some last year, but I would wholeheartedly remember paying that exorbitant amount for a box of crack that is Samoas or Tagalongs! Those socks NEVER stayed up and those tassels were weird! First it should be noted that I love the Girl Scouts. I met one of my best friends through this organization. Her and her family are still close to my family. You’ve seen her on here plenty of times and I’m pretty sure I’ve even discussed it on here, but the Guidette and I met in Brownies (Girl Scouts). It…

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    Girls Night – A Year in Review {2015}

    Our Girls Nights > Yours That sounds a little cocky, but I believe it. On Thursday night, after everyone had left besides Care and the Lovebug, I sat on the couch watching him jump around and felt a cloud of happiness and contentment settle over me. I absolutely LOVE hosting December girls night. It forces me to have my decorating done the weekend after Thanksgiving, because I know all the girls will be over. But this is also my favorite time of the year and I love to see so many amazing humans in my house, happy, loud, and laughing! I thought I’d take a look back at the last…

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    Garage Sale'n

    Buy my stuff, please && thanks!! Please let me introduce the Garage Sale Queens — my Mom and her best friend, Aunt J! These two women have been best friends since high school and have cultivated a friendship that has lasted through decades, life changes, and raising families (and even a grandbaby). Aunt J had these sweaters made for all six of us girls! Ever since I was little, Aunt J, her hubs (Uncle B), and two daughters (S & K) have been family to us. So much, we call them Aunt and Uncle and make no point of even trying to explain why we look nothing alike! We’ve family…

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    I Have A Secret…

    …and I have no willpower to keep it inside. At all! This idea has been brewing for awhile. A loooong time ago, it started with the Bestest, but nothing came to fruition. No one to blame. We just talked about it, but never followed-up with it. Then more recently I had been thinking about it, while simultaneously thinking about what I’m doing with this blog. No dramatics at all, but just thinking about this space. I’m not like those bloggers who do this for a living or do it for any monetary value (although that would be awesome, I love money and free stuff), nor do I even have anything…

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    Showering in Yountville!

    I’m in quite the snark mood… …you’ve been warned. When one of your best guy friend’s finds his love, you support it! No matter what. You attend the parties they host, you congratulate when they are engaged, you attend the bachelorette party in San Diego, you attend the wedding, and thennnnn…you attend the baby shower! Having Napa/Yountville within, what feels like, an arm’s length reach makes it seem so much more accessible, than it really is. I can easily apply this mentality to the City too, even though it seems to be about an hour further out, with the congestion of what I assume Hell feels like. When planning to…