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Our Engagement Story

The morning of 11/12/13 I was completely oblivious to the date, or anything my boyfriend was planning for that night.  I did however; notice that he was in an especially good mood.  He was so kind, not that that’s weird, he was just… different.  I didn't think anything of it at the time.
Eric and I work together.  Not for the same company, just in the same building.  He has always been strict when it comes to PDA in the workplace, but on this day, he was so sweet, giving me subtle, loving touches throughout the day; a brush on the shoulder, holding my hand.  At one point I caught him just looking at me.  The entire day, was almost magical, looking back.  I felt so loved.  I know now, he was so excited and just… happy.  But at this point, while I enjoyed the extra attention, I was still completely oblivious to anything.  My co-worker mentioned the date to me, but I, again, thought nothing of it.  I left early from work that day to go to an eye appointment; just a yearly checkup a…


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! There is so much I am thankful for this year, I don't even know where to begin.  It has been such a roller coaster of a year and I'm so happy to be able to say that it has ended on a very high note as of this Thanksgiving.  
With everything that has happened this year, one of the many things that I'm thankful for, though small, is this little blog right here.  It served as a distraction in the hardest of times, and continues to be one of my favorite hobbies.  And I even ended up having a few readers at the end of it all, so to you, Thanks! :)

First Snow Fall!

We had our first snow fall yesterday. It's already gone today but I'm sure there's a lot more where that came from and I can't wait to go skiing this year.  If I'm lucky, Eric said we might be able to go out west!  All in all I think it's going to work out to be a pretty awesome Holiday Season.  I hope you have a great one too!  Well, I'll leave you with this little fortune that I got yesterday that I think we can all go by. :)

What Summer Dress?

My goal this year has been to maximize the use of everything in my closet.  This "summer" dress is no exception.  Usually it's worn with a white belt and some sandals or stilettos, but all it takes to winterize it is a little bit of layering, some black sweater tights, black boots and a black belt to finish the look.  What items would you dare to ware all year long that you normally wouldn't? Oh, and did I mention it gets dark at like 4:30pm now?!

White & Brown

This combination of brown and white has to be one of my favorites for any season.  I recently got this top at the ski expo from the Downhill Threads table.  At the expo, I had the pleasure of meeting the cute couple that started the business back in 2012 with just a few t-shirts at first.  Their mission is to allow ski fanatics to showcase their love for skiing year-round.  They have some of the cutest shirts, this being one of my favorites, and they're pretty cool people too, so check them out!

Month's Recap

There is so much I need to catch you up on! So bear with me as I'll try to keep it short and sweet.

At the beginning of the month I had my friend's baby shower which was just perfectly done. She has the greatest taste and I swear she could have her own DIY blog and/or Pinterest page. And it was so great to see all the girls! Congrats again Kara! 
The next week was me just getting into the daily grind - head down with blinders on not even acknowledging the world around me. I have a tendency to do this sometimes, which is a really bad habit and my friends especially pay the price.  It's the true friends though that are always waiting for me with open arms on the other side. 

After that, I got to hang out with one of those very friends all day and spend some QT with her and her son!  Then that Saturday, I got to go to a wine tasting party and learn all about how wine is supposed to be enjoyed.  There are rules, people! Not that I would shame anyone, including myself, for not f…

Week's Recap

Hi! I'm sorry I have been MIA for the past week (has it really already been a week?!)
Last Friday we were invited to go to a Barrel Race to see my best friend do her thing.  
For the occasion, since they're mostly outdoors, I opted for a couple of sweaters and my new favorite leather blazer, my wool hat, pashmina scarf, and just jeans and boots with gloves.  I was warm all night with all the wool and layers.  I got my gloves last year and they were supposed to be the kind you can use your iphone with, but this year, that seems to have wore off.  So just a note, the nit glove's fingertips don't stay working after a while apparently.
After we got there it took a while to see her race, but they saved the best for last because she got in there and made it look easy and got 1st place!!

The next morning on Saturday, we did what we'd been putting off for quite some time now.  We rented a splitter, went over to Eric's parents house and got to work.  Eric split wood an…

Just Chillin On a Park Bench

This fall weather has made for some beautiful photo ops.  My mom actually took these photos today and we were having so much fun in this little park.  Thanks, Mom!
The leaves are in full foliage and I'm so glad I'm able to capture that in my pictures.  We had our first frost last night so I know this fall beauty will be short lived.  Though chilly, the weather has been tolerable up to now.  Last night was the first night I was awakened by the frigid air.  Eric is always reluctant to turn the heat on because we're on electric and it costs a fortune to run.  So every year around this time we play a sort of cat and mouse game where I try and sneak the heat on for just a little bit to take the edge off; turning it off before he notices.  If he does, he just gives me a look, shakes his head and just laughs.  I'm sorry, but I'm not particularly fond of wearing my winter hat and gloves to cook dinner, my dear.  Once he gets the wood stove going it makes it nice and toast…

Fastest Meal Ever

Let me first dedicate this entry to the man that walks in the door and wants to eat immediately.  If it wasn't for these fast meals I'm able to whip together in a moment's notice he'd eat "Brinner" every night because eggs cook so fast.
Ok, now let me get into this.. So this is probably not getting into the Guinness World Book of Records or anything but I kid you not, I started at 5:28pm and was it was plated at 5:52pm.  Let's face it, it's nothing special, but I wanted to share it because of how quick it is.
I walked in the door (knowing already what I was going to cook) grabbed the skillet, put it on the burner, added about 1tbsp of Extra Virgin Olive Oil and turned it on Med/High heat to get it warmed up.
While that was getting ready for my chicken, I added some broccoli to a pan with just a little of water in the bottom of the pan and turned it on high heat.

Next, I added my chicken to the skillet that warm by that time and seasoned it with just …