Monday, November 26, 2012


Hello, Monday. 

I am not ready for you. I could use another five days of sleep. The 20 hours I slept between Friday and Saturday were not enough, apparently. 

There's always next weekend, right?

I am still sifting through my Thanksgiving pictures {and trying to figure out the whole picture storage situation}, so I thought I'd share something I already had in the line-up: Bozeman, Montana. 

I had the pleasure of getting to know this little town one day last August. It is a truly delightful college town full of one-of-a-kind shops and quaint coffee houses. I have a crush on this little town, and I wouldn't mind paying a visit again :)


P.S. Don't forget to check out Mingle Monday over at Meg's blog!

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Social: Thanksgiving

1. What is your favorite Thanksgiving memory?

Thanksgiving always brings so much laughter, life and love to our family, and I don't always remember the specific details but I remember the emotions of the day. We are all so silly and laugh at everything {this may or may not be attributed to the vino; I personally like to think it's due to our upbeat and happy-go-lucky personalities}.

2. What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?

I don't think there is a Thanksgiving food I don't like. We have the traditional turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, etc. But since half of my family is Italian, we have to have lasagna, gnocchi, and Italian cookies on our table too.

3. What is a Thanksgiving tradition you and your family have?

We have Thanksgiving at my parent's house every year with all my aunts, uncles and cousins. My parents get up super early to start cooking the Turkey. I still get this childish excitement when I wake up to the sounds to pots and pans banging in the kitchen. It means {one} my tummy will be happily stuffed with yummy food in a very short time {two} I get to see some of my favorite people that I don't see very often {three} I know I will be laughing nonstop all day.

For the last few years, my mom, aunt and I have run a 5 mi Turkey Day race in my mother's hometown in Connecticut. I always have a blast and feel ready to take on the turkey and stuffing after 5 miles of hills and freezing temperatures :)

4. Show us a favorite Thanksgiving picture(or 5) from years past

Mom and I at the Turkey Day race last Thanksgiving. All smiles before we remember we have to run up "Heartbreak Hill."

5. What are you most looking forward to about this Thanksgiving?

Relaxing and visiting with my cousins. I haven't seen some of them since last Christmas, which is unacceptable. Everyone is so busy and always on the run, so Thanksgiving gives us all an opportunity to take it easy and enjoy time together.

Thanks Neely and Ashley for hosting!

Sunday Social

Thursday, November 8, 2012

It's OK #932447648

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK...

...that your most productive time of day is around lunch time. be increasingly addicted to dried fruit trail mix. A couple pound bag may only last a day or two around here. be annoyed at the first snowfall this year because it turned your hour commute into a two and a half hour commute. be excited to sleep past 5:30 AM this weekend.

...that you fell off the calorie calculator and accidentally gained a couple pound after eating a few bags of post-Halloween candy corn. buy the same corduroys in four different colors because they fit you so well. hate crazy weather swings. Snow one day and temperatures in the 60s the next is not OK.

Happy Thursday, friends!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

It's OK Thursday

Its Ok Thursdays

It's OK... still blush when you see your high school crush. identify with Taylor Swift way more than you want to admit. be slightly panicked to turn 25 in a month. I'm still in denial that I'm not in college anymore. opt for 30 extra minutes of sleep each morning instead of blow drying your hair. only lose 2 lbs in the work weight loss challenge. Better than nothing, right? be the worst closet-cleaner-outer in the world. look forward to going home each night because your doggy with be jumping {literally} with joy to see you.

...that Sandy did not give us the beating we were expecting. We are all counting our blessings and praying for those who are suffering the aftermath.

It's almost Friday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Halloween :)