days off.


and then the lord said “let there be days off”.

i don’t know about you but i am SO thankful for lazy mornings, breakfast on the porch (even if the porch is really just the top step of your stairwell), and makeup-less afternoon yoga class. i have noticed that in the chaos and stress of life, moments of relaxation or i guess not even that but permission to actually stop and ASK myself what it is that i would like to do have become crucial for my sanity. its a chance to quiet that voice that says that busier is worthier and also to tell my ever lurking to-do list to kick rocks.

now isn’t that nice?

if i could encourage you in one thing today it would be that rest is necessary. and so is breakfast, but thats a conversation for another day.

so for me, i will spend today in my cheetah print slippers with my hair up in a messy bun taking some time to tend to me in a season that can feel full of expectation and pressure. no thank you life, i would like to do it my way as well. :)



  yesterday i was living the glamorous life at my wedding coordinating internship – you know, taking a break and getting an iced tea, when i found myself drawn into this little chocolate shop that i pass day in and … Continue reading


its a new year. and at the beginning of each one, i try to choose a word that can be switzerland for all the ups and downs and twist and turns of the days to come for the upcoming year. … Continue reading

a trip home.

DSC_0017 DSC_0045 DSC_0051 DSC_0052 DSC_0065 DSC_0084 DSC_0098 IMG_5157 DSC_0124 IMG_5171 DSC_0131

being home for the holidays at my house got me reminiscing about a trip grant and i took home to his beautiful home in pacific grove, ca about a month and a half back. it was such a refreshing break in the semester complete with pg’s annual fall butterfly parade (note the elementary school kids dressed up in fun and festive costumes), laughs and good food with wonderful people, and an atv tour of hahn vineyard. i am so thankful that no matter where we are, with his fam or mine, we are in for a truly awesome time.

it cant get better than that!

enjoy reminiscing with me!

the couch.

guess what i did today? absolutely nothing. well i guess thats a lie. i layed on this very nice couch in our living room, and i watched glee on my computer. i ate breakfast that my sweet roommate made me … Continue reading