Strawberry Shortcakes

Growing up in the central valley of Northern California we are surrounded by some of the best and freshest produce around. There is pretty much somebody selling fresh strawberries from their strawberry farm down the road on every street corner so it is no surprise that we use strawberries in lots of our meals whether … More Strawberry Shortcakes

Easter 2012

Easter 2012 was magically blissful filled with the sounds of children’s excitement and laughter, to die for weather and amazing food all shared with the family. The day started with breakfast at my brother’s house and an Easter egg hunt for his two older kids. Watching my niece be so determined to find more eggs … More Easter 2012


I think I have said it before, but I will say it again, I love holidays and Easter is no exception. Spring weather is on the horizon and it is really the first time in the year where everyone starts wear light, flowy dresses and pastels again. It’s been 4 months since a big holiday … More Easter

Home Sweet Home

I am excited to say that we are officially home owners. This is something we have talked about and worked hard to accomplish for a few years now. We bought a cute little two bedroom two bath condo in suburbia California, but the suburban life style isn’t too bad. 🙂 I enjoy my proximity to … More Home Sweet Home

Healthy Smoothie

I’m really into smoothies right now as they are great for the mornings when I am running late for work (always), serve as a great snack in between boot camp and volleyball and I even sometimes have them for dinner when I don’t have time to cook. With most things, there are so many variations … More Healthy Smoothie


New Orleans has to be one of the coolest cities I have ever visited in all of my travels. The vibe is unlike anything I have ever experienced and with the amazing history, music, culture, food and drinks your visit will be packed with entertainment. I try to not visit the same places twice but … More NOLA

Going to the Chapel

Well, after five years of dating, Ciaran and I are engaged! Ciaran and I first met when we were young (ish) and were traveling the world not looking for commitments. But when we found each other our lives definitely changed for the better! We have seen many cities in many countries and have gone on … More Going to the Chapel

Christmas is Near

First I was going to decorate the house like a mad woman for Christmas, then decided I wasn’t going to decorate at all and after this past weekend I decided a small tree was in order to get us in to the spirit just a little bit! Our place is far too small for a big tree … More Christmas is Near