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I’m Back!

swanzilla

The last time I popped on here was last Monday, when I shared part I of my travel guide to Punta de Mita, Mexico. And then, well, I sort of disappeared. It was just one of those weeks. Work was crazy, I’ve got these two tiny pups who need lots of attention, and my house renovations were still going on.…

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Travel

Travel guide to Punta de Mita, Mexico Part I

w punta de mita oasis suite

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We are up to our eyeballs in puppies and home renovations. Nothing like doing it all at once – right? I’ll share more about our renovations once they are finished, and at the rate they are going, I’m thinking they could possibly be done later this week. For now, I want to…

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Friday Favorites: New puppy edition

Happy Friday. This feels like the longest week ever! We flew back in Monday evening from a short getaway to Mexico, which I’ll recap next week. But first: Friday Favorites. But, obviously, Mexico is a Friday Favorite for sure. We had the best time. We stayed at a beautiful resort in Punta de Mita, and we ate some delicious food…

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Dogs

Meet our new golden retriever puppies

Texas Golden Retriever Puppies

Happy Thursday, friends. I realize that I’ve missed the last two days of blogging because….. life. Remember on Monday when I said that I had some exciting news to share? Well, Aaron and I are the proud owners of TWO brand new golden retriever puppies: Tex and Cali. And they are freakin’ precious. And yes, I most certainly said two.…

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Cooking

Five Easy Recipes This Week

chicken sausage and cauliflower gnocchi

Aaron and I have some exciting news to share tomorrow – and, as a result, we’ve been incredibly busy around here. Anyone else every need some super simple recipes that you can throw together in a pinch? I’m sharing five of mine today on the blog. Fingers crossed these can get you through the week. I’ve shared these on the…

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I’m back today talking about some of my favorite things from this week for this edition of Friday favorites. Right now, I’m enjoying a hot cup of Nespresso to kick my Friday off the right way. So, let’s get to it, shall we? One of my favorites was reliving our short little trip to New Braunfels this past…

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Life Lessons from a dog: Part I

Soy boy

I’ve been missing my boy extra hard these days. We lost him on March 29, so he’s been gone for just a little over two months. I’ve often thought that animals are some of life’s greatest teachers, and Sawyer was one of the best. Let me backtrack a bit so you understand some context here. My family and I used…

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Memorial Day Recap

pool floats

Hope you enjoyed my post on our short trip to New Braunfels this last weekend. We headed back to Houston Sunday so we could host a little Memorial Day get together. It’s been a hard year for so many people. In our friend group, we’ve all experience some of loss or hardship over the last year. And, if there’s anything…

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New Braunfels Weekend

whitewater amphitheater

I hope you had a wonderful, long weekend. I’m having the most Monday-feeling Tuesday today. I took Friday off because Aaron and I headed out of town for the long weekend. So, I enjoyed a four-day weekend, but it’s been even harder to get through my inbox today! Without further ado, here’s a quick recap of our weekend in New…

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Happy Memorial Day

marine | vietnam veteran

I hope you all have a wonderful Memorial Day. I’m taking a break from blogging today because we are spending Memorial Day with some friends for some quality pool time. I’m stopping in today to honor all the men and women – and the families – who bravely died while serving our country. I am the proud wife of a…

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