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August Goals


It’s been about 2 months since we moved to the island and though J seems to have comfortably settled in, there’s still a trace of me that almost feels like I’m visiting.  I figured a quick little list of goals would help me gain more perspective. 1). Be more grateful.  Every night, J and I [...]

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Weekend Bits


This weekend marked an epic one as my entire immediate family came to visit.  This was a rare and happy occasion since one of my brothers lives in Seattle.  He also brought his fiancée with him whom I’d never met.  On top of that, we were celebrating my mama’s birthday!  Needless to say, I was brimming with excitement!! [...]

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Weekend Bits


How I feel every morning I get up:   Weekend Bites: Fried pickles {hey, we’re in the south}   Jerk chicken Best thing on the grill recently? Broccolini! Homemade pad thai and dumplings with J. A gift from our new neighbor: fresh trigger fish. Most beautiful things I saw this weekend: A boy and his [...]

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Happy 4th of July!


For some patriotic foodie inspiration, check out some sweet treats to make your weekend sweeter! Pie Pops Red, White, and Blue layer cake Red Velvet Whoopie Pies I took full advantage by watching fireworks with J on the beach {the island gets started early here} and having blueberry pie for breakfast.  Though Arthur swept by, [...]

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Life Lately


The moment we left home and started driving away, I started bawling.  Like a baby.  I’ll be 29 in 3 months and there I was.  Bawling. It’s been nearly 2 weeks now and it still hasn’t quite sunk in but we’re just about settled in and I’m enjoying the slow pace of the island.  Everyone [...]

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Sea & Sand


The Squishy Monster is moving to the beach! This is something that’s been on my bucket list for quite some time and I’m ecstatic that by next week, we’ll be living just a few blocks from the beach.  We combed through all the details this past weekend {not without some play time, of course} and [...]

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Weekend Bits


Strolling through a magical orchid wonderland. Views from my walk. Did you know that mermaids are real?  I saw one this past weekend!  Confession #511: I’m a bit obsessed with mermaids.  People ask me what I’d be doing if I weren’t cooking.  Be a mermaid, of course!   Al fresco dining, one of my favorite [...]

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A Happy Mother’s Day


As far as celebrations go, last night’s mother’s day supper couldn’t have been more perfect.  We dined al fresco, just as dusk began to settle in, surrounded by good food, our loved ones, and candlelight. On the menu: J’s grilled lobster and filets, grilled flatbreads and corn, bacon wrapped jalapeños, a fruit bouquet, raspberry lemon [...]

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