Sunday, August 30, 2009

kennedy hair, day 18.

my husband & i watched the ted kennedy documentary on cnn this weekend.
while watching we realized my husband has kennedy hair.
he let me part his hair to the side & style it like a kennedy.
life is simple, but so very good.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

honey love. 17.

i love using half-empty bags of chips in my cookies
& getting them out of my baking cabinet.
i also wanted to try a recipe from this cookbook..
it uses honey instead of sugar.
the cookies turned out light & fluffy!

Friday, August 28, 2009

16, we pray.

for those who have too much pain to be here.

i just saw him last saturday.
may god bless you & keep you, always.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

day 15, back to baking.

i use to be a chocolate only dessert person.
trying to eat healthier has changed my view on dessert.
fruits have become a staple in my diet & in my desserts!
my husband's mother is in hawaii at her condo,
and i know he would love to be there too.
he's home with me.. & we have no time to head to hawaii anytime soon.
i made these hawaiian mango cookies so he can imagine he is in hawaii. :)
one day, hopefully sooner than later..
we'll be there to eat real mangoes in hawaii.
ps - is the plural of mango mangoes or mangos?
looked it up - mangoes...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

real courage, day 14.

last friday i caught up with her story.
sometimes we need a good dose of real courage to encourage us.
you should catch up with her too.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

distracted at 13.

the wedding pictures have arrived via kamila!

Monday, August 24, 2009

i'm alive. 12.

i'm trying to find positives in every aspect of my life.
a positive.. catching up on new music.
this may not be 'new' but i love it.
so perfect for my life right now & combines my two favorites.
dave & kenny.
i'm alive.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

day 11.

i missed day 10.
first day in 10 days with no post.
i have a good excuse.
i spent the entire day catching up with friends with college
& the night celebrating a good friends birthday.
friends make life so much easier.
thank you.

Friday, August 21, 2009

minions NINE months!

yesterday our little pup celebrated his ninth month!
he's growing so quickly!
we take for granted his unconditional love
& sometimes it's nice to just give him a long belly rub to thank him for being our number one fan.
day nine, appreciate the under appreciated.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


i roasted my first chicken last night.
wasn't terrible, but needs more work.
i ended up making avocado & chicken wraps.
tortillas + shredded roasted chicken + chopped white onion + avocado slices
i was pleased, but husband wasn't a fan.
will try again soon.
any tips for roasting chicken or recipes to use it with?!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

peacock love. day seven.

gorgeous hair piece from sweet grass mill
perfect shot by kamila harris
necklace, thanks to a husband approved shopping trip on our honeymoon in mexico.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

no, i promise. day6

i didn't realize the downside of my plan until i was already in borders.
my biggest fear became that someone would see me, and assume the worst.
i refused to even ask the sales person what section to look in.
self-help? nope.
referene? uh-uh.
now if i were a parent, where would i spend my time at borders?
ah-ha! the mother load of parenting books.. next to the children's section.
no i'm not pregnant.
no i have no secret love child.
but i needed parenting books for work.
so if you saw me today, creeping around borders.
i promise, no bun in the oven.

picture is of my cousin's wife & new baby.
she's rocking a sling from this etsy shop that i gave to her at her baby shower!

Monday, August 17, 2009

jersey shore / day five.

after spending three days on the beach, monday came too soon.
something about spending time down the shore makes summer perfect.
& once again i don't want summer to end or to head back to school.
any recommendations on back to school sales?
found notebooks with 100% recycled paper from walmart!
roasted from the sun + returning to work = an interesting monday.
happy sunshine.. i mean happy monday :(
picture taken with my new samsung memoir, which is probably my new bff.
i probably spent too much (no, i definitely did) & will never figure out how to really use it.
but now i can leave my digital camera at home on most occasions..
& my purse will be a few pounds lighter :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

day four.

tomorrow i head back to school.
my last year of my master's program.
back to the monday night drive to & from philly.
this year's goal is to not question my career choice & just go with it.
to believe in myself & what i'm doing.
maybe i'll try no to skip any classes too, maybe..
this summer went way to fast.
but at least i can justify back to school shopping!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Friday, August 14, 2009

homemade with love.

creating & sharing.
my mom always made zucchini bread when i was a kid.
fresh zucchini from her garden.
it was the only way she'd get me to eat zucchini.
even as i made the bread, the fresh grated zucchini smelled terrible.
but the bread.. incredible.

& i wrapped up two loaves for two women who have been extra special to my husband & i! easy & yummy recipe for zucchini bread

**by the way. mejor amiga texted me the answer.. she may have cheated because she knows me so well, but she wins. wizard of oz!

celebrating. not just today, but eveyday.

i am blessed.
this past year has been amazing.
this birthday celebration was the perfect finale.
thanks to wendy from wendy's affairs of the heart& kamila harris (& kat & the phils), my husband & i trashed the dress at citizen's bank park.
then we hit up two of our philly favorites mcfaddens & chickie's!
& ended the night @ lincoln financial field watching our eagles.
somewhere in between all the different stops there were a million laughs.. so many amazing people who showed us around the park (let me sit in chase utley's chair), workers who stopped cleaning so some silly girl in a dress could take pictures, laughed as i change out of my wedding dress in a retail store, honked as we rolled around south philly in a vintage caddy, waitresses who told me my feather hair piece was cute (they probably lied, but it was nice) and reminded me of how lucky i am.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

a new year.

today is my 24th birthday.
to begin a new year, a new semester in my life.. a new blog.
three wishes:
to open my heart more. with my new husband, with the rest of my family & with peope in general. time to bring down my personal walls.

to increase my courage.
to stand up for myself, for my family & to myself. to believe in myself, my career & my life choices.

to use my brain.

to succeed in school & work, to help others, to create, to share & in everyday life.

& a special prize to the first comment with my favorite movie/the basis for the new blog.

everyday i will post about my progress on my three wishes..
slowly i am.. following my heart, but taking my brain with me.

photos by kamila harris & me