National Spouse’s Day

January 26, 2017 is National Spouse’s Day a day where you are supposed to put in extra effort and make them feel special, small gestures a way to rekindle the romance a bit. Being newly married I am looking for ways that I can show my husband how much I love and appreciate him. Below are 25 great ideas to shower your spouse or significant other with love. Continue reading

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French Toast

Lately our weeks have been quite stressful and hectic and the weekends are a way for me and my husband to re-connect. One way in which I do that is making breakfast in bed, a favorite that is relatively simple and takes a few ingredients. It is fast and gets me back to curling up in bed with my husband quickly. Continue reading

Lemon Garlic Chicken

In the quest to eat better and get healthier I am looking for simple dinners that I can prep ahead of time and make quickly. I am slowly leaning towards clean eating as diet lifestyle however that does mean giving up pizza’s and cheeseburgers and when approaching my husband with these changes I need to be prepared with tasty alternatives to our typical take out options. Continue reading

My favorite things 2017

We all have our favorite things that we hold onto through out the year. Going into 2017, I have a few favorites that I use almost every day. Any of these things would be a perfect gift for friends or family. Continue reading

Aruba- South Caribbean

In 2015 the husband and I took our first major trip together to Aruba. Now I am the first to admit that I am not great at geography, but I had no idea that Aruba was closer to South America than to Jamaica, St. Kitts, and Virgin Islands. While it is in the Caribbean, it is off the coast of Venezuela, in the Southern Caribbean. The island is perfect for relaxing on the beach with a cocktail in hand. We stayed at the Marriott Resort in Palm Beach which was a perfect location and centrally located for everything we wanted to do. The purpose of this vacation was to enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation, we still found ourselves out exploring the island. My sister and her husband are heading to the same resort in a few weeks and we provided them a few of our trip highlights. Continue reading

Breakfast smoothies tips and recipes

The husband and I are trying to start the year out right and go the gym and eat healthy, like everyone else. One way in which we are doing this is upping our fruit and veggie intake. The easiest way for us to do this is first thing in the morning with a smoothie. Once you get the hang of smoothies they are very easy to make and manipulate.  You can add anything to a smoothing and in the right proportion it is fantastic. My method is usually to add frozen fruit and anything else I am trying to get rid of in the fridge. Continue reading

Little Jar of Happiness

This year I made a resolution to be more thankful for what I have, so often I think I take advantage of the amazing blessing life has provided me. I found this idea on Pinterest, where all ideas now come from. Starting in January, each time something great happens I write it down and put it in the jar. This can be the smallest of things or big events- a trip, no line at the grocery store, anything. This coming New Year’s Eve I am going to open it and relive all the amazing things that have happened to me and my family in 2017. My goal is that through this exercise, I will be able to look at my world a little differently and appreciate the little things more.