Tuesday Bullets

*I was living on the edge yesterday with the amount of laundry I hung to dry on my guest bathroom shower curtain rod. Clearly I miscalculated. What a mess! ...more

Fun Things to Read On A Friday

Was your week as wild as ours? HEY-O, it’s been a while since I shared some fun links around here, but it’s Friday so why the heck not? It’s just a few, but they all made me laugh, nod or salivate ....more

Twelve Weeks // 235

We are 4 weeks in to some new squat programming at my gym and frankly it is killing my will to walk. It’s called the Hatch Squat Program and it’s a 12 week cycle that basically includes 2 days a week of A WHOLE LOT OF HEAVY SQUATTING with bonus spreadsheets! I’m serious about the spreadsheet, you can find it here if you endeavor to do this on your own, you crazy squatting beast! ...more

Tuesday Tedium

*Every morning while I am putting on my makeup and blow drying my hair I let Buster out of the bathroom and into the back yard. (If you don’t know what my bathroom looks like that might sound confusing, but basically we have a door in there that opens to the backyard. You can kind of see it behind the shower in this picture.) Anyway, because he inside most of the day (sorry practically -Albino dog, the vet says no sunbathing for you!) I try and let him get outside and sniff around while I’m getting ready — before the sun is too high in the sky ....more

Getting Back On The Horse

There is a layer of dust on this blog that is so thick I want to stick my finger in it and write WASH ME. I wouldn’t mention it at all, but HELLO, there was I time I wrote here 5+ days a week. And I LOVED IT ....more

Our Engagement Weekend in Wine Country (Saturday)

(If you missed Our Engagement Story or Our Engagement Weekend (Friday) check those posts out first) On Saturday we continued our unofficial Food and Wine Tour of Sonoma County. Priorities of food and booze…hmmm. This is how we roll when we travel, what can I say? ...more

Our Engagement Weekend in Wine Country (Friday)

Thanks for all of your sweet comments on our engagement story yesterday. As I mentioned, our wine-country weekend hanging out with my cousins had just been a ruse to get me packed and ready so Garrett could treat me to what was probably one of our most memorable vacations yet. We were sad to say goodbye to Domaine Carneros, but so happy to have made a memory to celebrate there time and time again ....more

Our Engagement Story

Eight and a half years (to the day) after our first kiss, Garrett got down on one knee and asked me to marry him on the fabulous patio at Domaine Carneros. The wine country setting and beautiful weather could not have been more perfect, and somewhere in between hugging him tighter than I probably ever have and smearing mascara all over the collar of his freshly laundered shirt (nice, Holly) I said yes. I’m going to tell you all of minutia: how he asked, how he managed to shock the hell out of me, how we spent our engagement weekend, you know – all the good stuff – but there are just so many things I want to capture that I am not sure where to start ....more

Five Things Friday

*Sometimes I feel like Fridays are a Vitamin B12 shot to my psyche. I’ve been playing catch up all week because I was out of town last weekend, and so by Thursday I was doing some serious dragging. But I woke up this morning bright eyed and bushy tailed because: IT’S THE WEEKEND ....more

Lessons Learned From A Bachelorette Party In Your 30s

I think it’s been at least 5 years since I’ve gone to a bachelorette party. This weekend my cousin John’s fiancee Lindsay had her soiree and I was struck by how much has changed over the past few years. Gone are the days of 10 people piling into a hotel room (Thank God!) and then swinging from the chandeliers until the early morning hours ....more