Thursday, October 30, 2014

"No Soup for you"-Taco Soup

Ever have those sitcoms that never seem to grow old? You know, the ones that you've watched a 1,000 times but still laugh your booty off like it's the first time you've seen it? Well that's how I feel about Seinfeld. Growing up we had a hate/love relationship, but I was only a kid (I didn't know any better)!!! It may have taken a little maturity mixed with an open mind but I eventually found my way. Isn't there a saying that goes something along the lines of finding a diamond in the rough?!? I guess Seinfeld became my diamond in the TV world (that and Sons of Anarchy). 

So in memory of one of the greatest episodes created, I found it only appropriate to pay tribute and use a Seinfeld one liner for today's post title. 

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Miles Away in Mile High City

They say there's no place like home; however, I would argue Colorado has become a close second. A few girlfriends and I just got back from a sweet ol' weekend getaway in Denver. We decided to visit a good friend of ours from college and she so graciously welcomed us into her home. Prior to this weekend I had never been to Colorado, and since I'm a sucker for nature I assumed it was only a matter of time before I would become addicted to the views. Lo and behold it's only been a day and I'm already having my mountainous withdrawals! The scenery was breathtaking and I couldn't get enough of the endless mountain ranges and 360 sunsets. Colorado really should come with some sort of disclaimer: "Attention travelers, visiting this state may provoke you to pick up your life and move here..." or something along those lines.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


 Life is busy, life is hectic, for everyone! Although the definition of busy may differ depending on the person, everyone experiences those same hustle and bustle moments of meeting deadlines, maintaining relationships and friendships, juggling household duties and errands, all while trying to sustain some sort of equilibrium in your own person-hood. In my own world I have found it particularly challenging to create time during the week to spend with my husband. Our jobs are polar opposites in terms of what we do, how we do, and the times we spend doing it. He works a "1st shift" and I work a "2nd shift"type of schedule, so this possesses its own unique set of road blocks as our time together tends to be limited.

Now I am completely aware there are couples who have it A LOT worse off; however, my intention in this post is not to cry woe is me. In fact, I am looking to do the exact opposite because sometimes when life throws those roadblocks you just need to navigate the detours. So a few months ago Kyle had the idea of us starting P90x as something we could do together in the mornings. I was a little apprehensive about starting it (seeing as though this would require me to get up at the crack of dawn, and per the last post you all know how I feel about that), but I saw the potential benefits and obliged. *Just a side note: P90X will kick your booty into shape.

Initially we were really disciplined about waking up and doing the workouts, but overtime you can only imagine how we may have slipped off the bandwagon... Well I slipped more off the bandwagon; what can I say the pillow was calling my name! At any rate, one thing that did remain was our "Yoga Wednesdays." This has been our tradition since we started P90X and it's something we both look forward to during the middle of the week. It has become a time where we can do something that incorporates exercise, relaxation, and more importantly something we do together.

Our typical Wednesday mornings now consist of our yoga workout followed by homemade smoothies or banana pancakes. We really try to make a date of of it and let me tell you, it has changed the dynamic of the work week and our relationship. We might not be able to have dinners together or watch a Monday night show together, but we've found a way to create (the keyword= create) the time, and right now our Yoga Wednesdays may be even more meaningful to us at this point in our lives. And you know what? I'm okay with that! We know yoga is great for the mind, body, and spirit, so what better way to practice than with the person you love.

Happy Wednesday and Namasté

Monday, October 20, 2014

Ultimate Packer Breakfast.

What can I say, I'm a Wisconsin girl born and raised a Cheesehead... It was only a matter of time before I professed my love of the Packers, and with a blow out win against the Panthers on Sunday, I only found it fitting to carry their celebratory win into the work week. So today's post is all about, well, breakfast AND the Packers. 

Saturday, October 18, 2014

The real simple things.

Today marks the start of this seemingly crazy and wild idea to start a blog! I hope to use this space to share reminders of the beautiful things in life. So, I couldn't think of a better way to kick things off than with a post about those little treasures that make moments in life seem so full of peace and pleasure. 

Let me start by saying if you have not purchased a wood wick candle, do yourself a favor and pick one of these bad boys up! For a gal who (sadly, but hopefully not forever) does not have a fire place, these delectable treats are so fantastic because not only are they full of yummy scents, but they crackle and pop just like a real fire would. I must admit that when I initially lit this one (yes, it's my first one!) I kept looking up at it every few moments with a fear that something was indeed on fire. BUUUT I was able to move past that fairly quick. There is something so enjoyable about a great candle, and when it's mixed with a cup of coffee and your favorite mag, you have got yourself a combo of: destination mind escape. 

More recently, my husband and I have fallen into the rut of saving $$$ on coffee and have had the tendency to purchase those big tin cans that last forever and actually save you a decent about of denaro. However, grocery shopping this week I found a bag of $10.00 coffee half-off, which equaled me exploding with excitement (in case you didn't know my love for coffee runs deep). So, I decided to purchase a bag and let me tell you... it really is those little things that make awesomeness shine out from underneath. I can't tell you how enjoyable it was this morning to light my wood wick candle and brew a delicious and different kind of coffee all combined with reading a Real Simple magazine. P.S. drinking out of a fun mug adds to the experience. My friend gave me this sweet pink flower one for Christmas last year and it always seems to make my coffee or tea taste better. Isn't the power of the mind amazing?!?!

So I'm curious, do you have any "little things" that give you a sense of happiness or peace? What are they? How about a favorite mug or candle? I'd love to hear! Oh and thanks for reading :))