Sunday, December 11, 2011

that time of year...

Happy Shopping!
Almost finished with mine ;)

Monday, December 5, 2011


real simple's chicken and tortellini soup.

An embarrassingly easy go-to recipe I use quite often.
And if you're feeling crazy, you can add celery and pecorino like me ;)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


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Thanksgiving was the best.
I love being in San Diego with my family and visiting some
of my favorite people and places. I have so much to be thankful for.
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eating breakfast seaside and spotting dolphins. Dolphins!
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Thanksgiving day beach stroll in La Jolla
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My favorite store on earth: SoLo.
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Between the rum balls, walking, shopping, (jumping) and
Mimi's spiked yams, we went to bed exhausted every night.

we'll be back soon!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


I'm off to San Diego for the weekend!
Someone please stop by my house and make sure the husband
isn't eating peanut butter by the spoonful for dinner each night;)

be good!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


This weekend I roasted up some butternut squash and devoured the entire pan. I was planning on making soup, but I was 6 cups of squash short ;(

This is one of my favorite fall treats (if you want to call it a treat), and if had a day to do absolutely nothing, I would make this.

Monday, November 7, 2011


I think these would be the perfect stocking stuffers.
(preferably the far right ones, adam)
found here.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

saturday + snow


it is here.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

the others

Sunday night we all snuggled in to watch a very scary movie
We got really into it (except adam apparently).

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

i'm off to st. georgies for the weekend,
but when I get home, it's operation 'build Teepee in backyard':

Friday, October 14, 2011


it's starting to look real spooky over here.

Monday, October 10, 2011


My Birthday is the gateway to my favorite time of year.
I stole some of these photos from Patsy's blog. Patsy is my little brother's ladyfriend.
Just when I want to wallop the backside of his head, he does cute things like host fall parties with her and buy me nice birthday gifts.
Anyway, she's a keeper and my brother better not screw this up.

This weekend was very festive. Besides coordinating what to wear with Troy (see above), we also attended a Godfather-themed murder mystery party. I missed the memo on what to wear and showed up looking like a Real Housewife of New Jersey. It was kind of ideal.

Next on my list is pumpkin patch, haunted forest, and a scary movie make-out.
in that order.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

hello stranger.
I'm sorry it's been so long. I had a little anxiety attack last week due to a little hiccup in my life, but all is well!
Except it's past midnight and i'm wide awake. I knew I wouldn't be able to fall sleep tonight after my hour long nap earlier today. I woke up at 5 pm in a panic thinking I was late to work.

Once I get my groove back, I will post everything we've been up to-including 4 birthday celebrations. Did I mention I am now in my late 20's??? bleh. Oh, and i'm married to a 30 year old. yikes. (and no...that's wasn't the cause of my anxiety attack ;)
heh. heh.
i'm funny.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

swiss miss

I am wiped out. We spent the past 2 days in Midway for Swiss Days. It's a tradition whenever Karin is in town.
Karin is like my second Mother. Well...actually I have a lot of second mothers. But really-she IS my other mother. She was in the hospital the day I was born, she sat behind me as I signed my marriage license...and my children will probably call her grandma one day.

Anyway, she's hilarious and Swiss Days wouldn't be the same without her.

Unfortunately I only took one picture:

Maureen says it looks like a wiener. real mother is pretty hilarious too.

Monday, August 29, 2011



the only bad part was that we couldn't stay longer.

i love the mountains.
i love the earth.
and i have a love/hate relationship with my kardashian booty.

.lets go again soon. please.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

mi familia


Look! The Ewell family is growing!
Even Mimi's got a new boyfriend.
These photos were from 2 weeks ago. It was a long weekend, and ended with midnight bowling. yes, my parents stayed up until midnight and bowled with us.
As for Mimi and Van, I think they were out at 8.

and yes, i beat adam in bowling.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


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This weekend I felt like I was on an episode of The Bachelor.
Except we didn't have a private island and Adam and I didn't run to each other from a mile away and hug.

Needless to say, we did a lot.
and this is only half of it.

One of the highlights was the ice cream scotcheroo pictured above. Almost as great as being married to my sexy husband for 2 years .

Family flew in on Saturday and the fun-ness started all over again. But getting in a tiny plane with my grandma's 90-year old pilot boyfriend isn't exactly my idea of fun.

Adam enjoyed it so much that he puked. really.

i'm pooped. and full.

until next year!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

2 years

wedding day

About 3 years ago I worked as an event host and helped coordinate several weddings each week.
I worked with a lady named Sara. pronounced Sarr-uh.
She was cosmic.
Always talking about different energies and how the universe was constantly shifting. She said the word "energy" about 400 times every night I worked with her:

"That Bride has such negative energy..."
"The energy of this event just makes me want to dance!"
etc., etc.,
She even brought tarot cards to work and revealed my good fortune during our lunch breaks.
yup. she was far out.

The day after I broke up with Adam, Sara knew it. She said that I was emitting negative vibes and that my aura was bad. As if!

While the bridal party was dancing the night away next door, she pulled me aside in the office and told me to sit across from her. knees touching.

"yes, holistic energy healer" I said.

She then proceeded to recite some mantra. I was too weirded out to focus. I thought someone might walk in and think I was being converted to Buddhism that very moment.

She asked me to repeat everything she said. It ended a little more normal, saying things like, "I am worth it", "I am beautiful" etc., etc.,

But my favorite part was when she reached into her purse and pulled out a small vial.

Love Spray #11.

An energetic spray that assists in changing and uplifting the mood of a person, animal or the environment. Aligns you closer to the vibrational frequency of pure love each time you spray.

She spritzed the hell out of me.

Obviously I ended up falling in love and marrying Adam. He thinks it was because of his persistence;

I like to think it was Love Spray #11.

Monday, August 8, 2011

PC arts festival

PC art fest
Weekend was fun. After a bike ride on Saturday we headed up to PC with the Petersons and walked up and down main street. I would have posted some cool pics of the art, but I think I would have gotten in twubble. My favorite was her. Adam's favorite was the nakey lady sculpture. (or so i think)

Monday, August 1, 2011

Me, Mysef, and a pineapple upside down cake

Thank you, mom, for sending me home Sunday night with the leftover pineapple upside down cake the size of Asia. It has since relocated to my arse.

I don't blog anymore because i'm too busy going to costo, home depot and eating at Rio Grande with my parents. At least that's what we did this weekend.

We also went to the pool, watched movies, and feng shui-ed our living room. We came to the conclusion that our long and narrow living room is impossible to decorate. It doesn't have feng and it doesn't have shui. i give.
oh, and i also watched daniel dance onstage with katy perry. don't believe me? enjoy.

Monday, July 18, 2011


friday: naps + ruth's diner + shop N go
saturday: garden + bike ride + cherries + harry potter
sunday: church + naps + oatmeal cookies

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

all better.


Since my {fun} little incident last week, it's taken me a while to feel like myself again.
Just when I got out of my funk, I realized we are half way through summer.

July is flying by too fast.
Between husband's GMAT studying and being a golf-widow,
i'm trying to soak up the summer before the leaves start changing.
My days off have become
i'm hoping this Saturday we can hit up the farmers market.

anyone in?

Friday, July 8, 2011

out of commission

Sorry for the hiatus. I've had a boo-boo on my brain.
They didn't want to rule out the fact that it could be a TIA (minor-stroke), but it was most likely a complex migraine.

It was a whirlwind.
...and my week didn't get much better. Yesterday pest control was at my house de-bugging my living room.


Monday, July 4, 2011

.happy fourth.

We've had a very relaxing and patriotic weekend in Midway.
Other than my trip to the ER on Friday night, it's been pretty great! (TBC...)
Like so many others, this is one of my favorite holidays...discovering that my husband is a pyro just adds to the fun.
Happy 4th!

Friday, June 24, 2011


Our roses are now dead, RIP, but I took this glorious photo right before they started to wilt. While trying to snap this photo I kept pricking myself on the damn thorns. Adam kept telling me that "every rose has it's thorn."
It was very annoying. funny.
After a full day of gardening on Saturday, Maureen came over for her birthday and brought with her a decadent chocolate cake. She wanted us to partake of this chocolatey goodness,
and partake we did.
And since one chocolate cake wasn't enough, I went ahead and baked another for Father's Day.
...aaaaannnnd, I am now 2 sizes bigger.