new years ootd

New Years Outfit: Target skirt (also here) | J Crew tee | Dolce Vita Booties
doors project

When One Project Closes: Salvage material hunting for a new project.
a bowl of cuties

Life is Just a Bowl of Cuties: Better than my other orange food addiction (Cheetos Puffs)!

chocolate melting dreams

January-Ish: Or not January at all. But note to self, I need more chocolate this and every month.



L | Had to gush over my hot date from the other night. :)
R | A printed skirt from Fossil – don’t you just love that store?

For a short week, it certainly felt long. Yet, the long weekend previously was quite nice. In general, this month has both flown and dragged along. Today is a pretty big day: it’s the last day of the Summer Shred. I will get to a recap one of these days, but overall I’m really glad I participated. It taught me a lot about how I look at food and exercise and much of what I’ve learned will likely be a part of an overall lifestyle change. While I may not be able to give up bread, ice cream and the occasional cheese puff completely, I feel like I have a better understanding of what is actually considered moderation. It also helps to have an encouraging group of people helping you get your lazy rear in gear, amiright?

Tomorrow I’ll be raising a guilt-free glass of wine and maybe even sneak in an obligatory donut for an early morning garage sale. Cheers to the weekend!


L | A tree-covered bend of the trail is my favorite part of my (now fairly regular) runs.
R | I finally got my rose gold watch (only $20!) resized and am loving it!


L | Coffee date with Jillian after a hike on a gorgeous Saturday.
R| A quick errand to wine country, don’t mind if I do…



L | Brunch at Chambers Eat + Drink, a fun watering (and fooding?) hole.
R | Chambers is part of the “rock ‘n’ roll hotel” called the Phoenix. Not too shabby for the Tenderloin.

Finally the fog of sickness has fully passed and I’m back into normal mode. Well, if normal is working a lot and being too tired to keep a legit blog schedule. I’m working on it and it’s one of my goals for the “new year.” Can I still call it that in February? Let’s say yes. Now that we have that settled, I hope your weekend is off to an amazing start. Who is brunching and where?¬†We have a day of wine tasting with friends. Should be fun!


L | I had planned a big reveal post, but I’m not sure this is how I wanted my bangs…
R | Fun was had, Nacho Cheese Doritos were eaten and I channeled Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez, but unfortunately
it didn’t lead to our team’s victory. Whomp whomp.


L | It’s almost Valentine’s Day! I’ve never been especially excited about it. But ever since last year when I had an awesome date planned and my cute little nephew was born. Can’t believe the little guy will be a year old!
R | Speaking of cute little guys, meet Duke! If you can’t tell, he’s a tiny little¬†weimaraner puppy that belongs to my aunt and uncle. Like my pal Ashley says, “why don’t you just get a dog already?” Tempting, Ashley, tempting!


A quick note before the post, I have finally added a page with some of my favorite blogs. Please peruse my list on the above menu (Blogs I Love), find some friends and tell them who sent ya!


L: Nothing says Christmas morning with the parents like Guamosas!
R: Fresh faced and excited to see what Santa brought.

Welcome to the Christmas Cheer edition of Oh Snap. Buddy the Elf would change his caroling-tune to say that the best way to spread Christmas cheer is to clog up Instagram with merriment aplenty. It was such a good day that I couldn’t help but share. I’m learning to cut back, however, since my 18-year-old cousin not so silently hinted that it was borderline overkill. Noted … but no promises. :)


L: Brotherly love? You may remember my dog-in-law Kody from Thanksgiving.
R: So excited for my presents: cheese balls, leopard print phone case and retro headphones!


L: Christmas Eve started with fine wines and a new favorite cheese (Gran Podano).
R: Christmas day ended with one of our favorite sparklers.