top 12 of 2012

as we approach the end of another year, i think back on this year and i feel fulfilled.  so as a tribute, here’s my top 12 favorite moments of 2012…

1.  moving in with the boyfriend at the start of the year

2.  rooftop yoga with mary beth larue


3.  camping at joshua tree

4.  lazy summer beach days

5.  enjoying iberico ham on a thursday afternoon, just ’cause


6.  reuniting with my cousin klaus from germany after 11 years


7.  updating my 10 year old website


8.  being apart of so many pregnancy announcements through my simplewear onesies


9.  family time


10.  roadtrip to sedona, arizona


11.  fun new freelance projects rolling into the new year


12. celebrating old traditions and creating a few new ones along the way


C H E E R S… and i’ll see you in 2013!

cali summers

a quote by Kellie Elmore, Magic in the Backyard:

“I love how summer just wraps it’s arms around you like a warm blanky.”

although the weather doesn’t feel like the end of summer, kids starting school and labor day soon approaching, i know summer is coming to a close.

i’ve been fortunate enough this summer to spend many of my days at the beach with my partners in crime, tee (the boyfriend) and april (my best girlfriend).  whether it be a full day or just a couple of hours, our beach days have been filled with refreshing dips in the ocean, yummy lee’s sandwiches, while relaxing and basking in the sun.

just this past weekend, i was able to watch the sunset over the pacific while my toes were being washed over by the extremely warm ocean water.  i couldn’t help but feel… blessed!  cali summer blessed!

i mean, seriously, how ridiculously amazing is this sunset???

hermosa beach, ca

this song is a few years old, but i think it’s the theme song to my summer of 2012…

enjoy, and try to soak in as much summer as you can before we “fall” back!

summer days

besides workin’, it’s also been been a…

weekend bbqin’…

outdoor hikin’…

smoothie makin’…

salad makin’…

hat wearin’…

summer drinkin’…

new recipe tryin’…

workin’ out…

outdoor music listenin’…

…summer kind of days.

i’m so glad it’s only june, ’cause that means there is still more summer days ahead of us.

hope you’re enjoying your summer days so far…