sunday food prep

  Here is what I prepped on Sunday. Both my husband and I work full time and often, we work long hours, so every prep I can do on the weekends helps tremendously during the week. roasted cauliflower rice boiled eggs for snacking – I usually store this in my office fridge cut up fruits […]

{recipe} chopped greek salad

I often find the hubby and our little man swimming in the pool when I get home from work. I’ll chat and play with them for a bit and then I head over to the garden patch and check on the tomato plants. I check on the plants a few times a week and harvest […]


  enjoying the warm weather at the beach. We are exploring different toddler friendly beaches in the area eating a ton of peaches. I buy a full tray and we eat them throughout the week. I also made my favorite fruit crisp recipe with cut up fresh peaches and added shredded coconut with the oats […]


    venturing out to a new-to-us beach in Newport area and so happy that it was very toddler friendly. There were no waves and it had a very cool lighthouse and nautical themed playground a few steps away from the beach showering my friend Amy and baby London Elise with love at her baby […]

concert at the zoo

I don’t remember the last time I used my big DSLR camera. I didn’t even bring it on our last family vacation. I want to use it more often though and I thought of the excuses I had that was preventing me from grabbing it….and the biggest gripe I had was that it was too […]

{recipe} cream cheese veggie dip

  With summer in full swing, we often have friends and family over at our house to swim every weekend. I’m always looking for quick snacks and dips I can serve to a hungry crowd and something that will be appetizing after being in the hot sun in the afternoon. The original recipe that I […]


    enjoying our summer activities and being outdoors whenever we can park-hopping and checking out other cool parks in our area. We have a great Pirate Themed park near our  house but I’m just now discovering all these local public parks that are too cool to miss trying on ice hockey gear while at […]

book report / first comes love & reserved

  (Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the advance copy of these books for my honest review) First Comes Love: A Novel by Emily Giffin   I read this book while vacation in Mexico and I thought it was a good beach read. This book is about family, tragedy and how that can […]

what I wore / summer color scheme

I re-organized my closet and put back only items that I’m currently loving. I noticed that the colors that made it back in the closet had similar color scheme. I am loving neutral colors with lots of blue, grey and stripes. A lot of the tops and bottoms all matches with each other. So even […]