Month: July 2016

friday favorites

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Hello!This week I realized that this will be our last weekend in July. Just let that sink in for a minute… Summer’s moving too fast! Thus, we are taking full advantage and having a few friends over tonight for some much needed backyard-and-catching-up time. I can’t wait to relax under our porch lights with good friends and a view of the setting sun. What are you up to this weekend?Keep reading for this week’s favorites! Favorite kitchen […]

healthy

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{photo via Pinterest} As always after a vacation (let alone one in France, Switzerland, and Italy!), I find myself needing a bit of a break from rich, over-indulgent foods. I am a firm believer in the adage that calories ‘don’t count’ when you’re on holiday, especially since most of my travel revolves around where to eat or drink next. I definitely am in the ‘live to eat’ camp, as opposed to the ‘eat to live’ […]

france, part iii: la fête

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The evening of the party, we had a slight change in weather. Instead of the brilliant sun we’d had the whole week, the sky was suddenly flooded with big, dark clouds and a cool fog covered the mountains. Luckily, my dad had sprung for a cabin big enough to hold us all, just in case of rain. Well planned, Papa! And thus, the preparations began. The men even braved the elements to work the grill! […]

france, part ii: exploring

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Hello and happy Tuesday! I’ve got a lot to share with you today☺ On the day before the party, we had a few hours to kill before guests started pouring in. A group of us decided to load up the car and drive around the valley for a little sight-seeing. There’s a lot of pictures, so I’ll let them do the talking today…Enjoy! Is it too soon to go back? xxLena

friday favorites

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Happy Friday!I hope you all had pretty good weeks. Mine was a little rough, as I am still feeling the effects of jet-lag (e.g. waking up bright and early at 5 am, and crashing, HARD, at 5 pm!). I’m looking forward to this weekend to get some cleaning + errands done, as well as for a chance to see friends and family that I’ve not had time to see since we got back. Here’s to a […]

france, part i

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Photos! I can’t tell you how excited I am to share our trip with you guys. The last two weeks were definitely something of a whirlwind, with too many airports and not enough coffee, but all in all, they were truly amazing. I got to show Conrad where I’m from, introduce him to my French family, and celebrate our marriage with a few of those special friends that were not able to make it to […]

for the record

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beauty / empowerment / feminism / for the record / jennifer aniston / power / powerful / women

I’m sure by now most of you have seen this, but I had to re-post it, because a), it is so well written, and b), it is SPOT ON. Last week, actress Jennifer Aniston penned an essay for The Huffington Post describing her experience with mainstream media and it’s devastating effects on how we perceive women today. Aniston has been the victim of non-stop media scrutiny for over 10 years (she and Brad Pitt split in 2005!). […]