26 May 2014

With honor & gratitude

Thanks to those who courageously gave their lives in service and those who bravely continue to fight so that we may enjoy our freedom.

24 May 2014

Recent best buys and a (short) wish list

Leopard Espadrilles
My love for espadrilles dates waaaay back past when I wrote this post, but it's still just as strong. Imagine my delight when I found the perfect combo-- Leopard espadrilles. I couldn't pass them up when I saw them on the Soludos site.

I'll rock the all white outfit  like below post-Memorial Day, post-tan...And I'll take a Coke Zero too. (Read about my health journey and Coke Zero recovery here.) Confession: I still enjoy it. Immensely. But I limit it to  once a week on Soda Saturday.

via Soludos

Thug Life T-Shirts
My casual summer uniform is a polo shirt and shorts, but I thought I'd mix things up a little this year with a couple of fun t-shirts. This line of t-shirts kept me laughing as I clicked through the funny sayings. I finally ended up selecting these two-- How could the Sailor possibly get upset with me for shopping if I'm wearing a cute wifey t-shirt??? Plus the shirts are made by a US company with a social conscience, so I felt even better about my purchase.

Still on the wishlist...
Anthropologie Carissima Sheath. SOLD OUT! In every size and color. That's all.

Oh, and while on the Anthro site, I happened to look for my bench. THE bench written about here, here and here. Also no longer available. Heartbreaking. (I think the Sailor will silently cheer when he reads that bit of news.)

Enjoy the long weekend! And remember to honor those who served!

20 May 2014

About that time I...

...Ran a half marathon without training...

As I've mentioned in previous posts, I'd cut back on running significantly until  last month when I surprised myself by logging more miles in a long time. Wellllll...a distance runner that does not make me. But last Monday when I found out about a half-marathon being held on Saturday in our area, I thought to myself --Oh, why not?! I used Monday afternoon as a test and told myself if I could just run 9 miles in preparation, I could do the 13.1 on Saturday.

I got through Monday's run in 85 degree heat, admittedly walking a killer hill. It was hot. And slow. But I did it. So I decided I was all in for this past weekend. 

16 May 2014

Three Things- Buddha, Glam and Imperfection

Three things I am loving now...

New arrivals available at Waiting on Martha

Check out these buddha necklaces, described as "earthy, modern glamour" from Gold & Gray. So pretty on their own or layered!

14 May 2014

Mother's Day Celebration and a Sugar Scrub Recipe

The Sailor and I hosted Mother's Day festivities for my extended family at our house this past weekend, and here are a few snaps from the day...

13 May 2014

Essential Oils and Aromatherapy

A few weeks ago, I ran out of linen spray, and while that might not be a big deal to many people, I'm a fragrance freak. So, with some essential oils already in my cabinet, I decided to make my own heavenly spray.

via Decorchick

Here's a super easy step-by-step tutorial complete with printable bottle labels on Style Me Pretty.

08 May 2014

Namaste: Practice Makes Imperfect

I'm celebrating an accomplishment -- Without realizing it, I ran more miles during the month of April than I have run since training last year. Although I had intentionally cut back (or so I thought) on running, I was thrilled to learn that it hadn't affected my level of fitness and that I still have the stamina for distances.

05 May 2014

Wedding Weekend in the Adirondacks

Happy Cinco de Mayo! The Sailor and I went to our favorite Mexican restaurant for a fiesta to celebrate (early) on Saturday night, so it's just another regular Monday around here. But I've done some posts about the history of Cinco de Mayo and the secret recipe for the best margaritas ever in the past.

You guys, I don't know where the time goes! It has taken me over a week to find the time to blog and to get life back to 'normal' after last weekend's wedding activities and traveling for work all last week.

01 May 2014

Loving Lately: Slippers and The Sanctuary

Sorry for the absence! We were out of town at a wedding last weekend, and then a jam-packed week  has left me with little time for anything. So today's post is a quick one on a couple of recent finds ...

Erin from Let the Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore put together a Mother's Day gift guide and included these Ugg slippers. You can find me wearing my Uggs ALL the time from September through April, but then they're packed away for the summer. This bright pair could take me through the summer though, especially since the sheepskin lining will keep my feet toasty but not too hot.
Ugg Ansley slippers

I stumbled upon The Chalkboard ezine because a friend visited The Sanctuary at Two Rivers, Perrey Reeves' Costa Rica  yoga retreat featured here in The Chalkboard.The ezine is chock full of superfood recipes, eco-home and garden suggestions, and holistic well-being tips. But how about The Sanctuary??? The place looks and sounds like it's a life changing experience! 


Yup, that's a place where I could just go BE PRESENT. Now excuse me while I grab a cup of coffee and rush off to start the day! Have a good one!