Monthly Archives: February 2014

Do your thing!

Happy Wednesday lovely friends. This week has so far been comfortable and steady, not too stressful so I’m happy about that! 🙂

I hope I’m not going on over-kill with the quotes on here, but I just feel like I need to share this one today! quote


I love this one so much I even printed it out and have it hanging up next to my make up makeup mirror.

I have a really hard time (well I think women do, in general) comparing myself to what others are doing and sometimes feel like I need to be doing the exact same….whether it’s little superficial things like: having certain clothes or a hair style or bigger things like: owning a home or attending more schooling.

There are times when I think we all need to take a step back and just say “who cares?” I’m reminding myself that I’m here to live my life and to do what is right for me 🙂

Speaking of doing something for me, I took the plunge and signed up for my first ever Blog Conference this summer!

It’s also piggy-packing on a Fitness Conference, which I need CEU’s anyways, so it works out to be quite perfect!

The conference is held through Idea Fit and will be in Anaheim, California (45 min away from my home, sweet deal)



The first two days is full of blog sessions: tutorials, lectures, etc as well as workouts. I’m pretty excited to meet the ladies behind some of blogs that I read almost everyday. Should be informative and a good time I’m sure!

Read more about the Schedule and Presenter bios at the corresponding links.

Any tips for first timers attending a blog conference? 


Seattle Trip Recap

It’s funny how you can anticipate a trip for what seems like such a long time, and then POOF…it’s gone.

Whenever we head back to Seattle the agenda is jammed packed trying to squeeze in visiting family, friends and all of our favorite places.

We were only in town for 4 days, but I was still able to stop at a few of my Seattle favorite spots (and yes most of them revolve around food, don’t judge!)

First stop, Nordstroms Dowtown.



I’m so spoiled by this Nordstrom because all of the ones I’ve been to in California are so small! My mom and I did some damage there while hubby was having lunch with some friends. Love that place!

Ahh, next is the Matador!matador


Hubby and I used to live walking distance from here and we would go often (maybe a little too often). Yummy Tex-Mex food and awesome margaritas! I miss this place!



And then there’s the cupcakes! Another place I used to walk to a little too often. But I figure walking there cancels out the calories, right?



Tutta Bella. Best pizza ever, besides what I’ve had in Europe. Thin crust, non greasy, good cheese….yum, I can eat a whole pizza myself.

I slacked on taking pictures this trip, but here’s a couple of me and my friends.



Next we have Vegas in March with friends (yay!) and hopefully Dallas in May/June to see hubby’s family.

Now I can start planning for those….

Hope you have a great Monday!

To Start Off The Week….

It’s always nice to start a new week (or day) with some happy inspiration.  I wanted to share some of my favorite quotes that I like to refer to often, just to get my mind in a positive place.








All quotes are taken from Pinterest .

Do you have any quotes or saying that you refer to often?

Please Share in the Comments Section!

Catching Up

Whew, it’s been awhile.  I can’t say I’ve been away doing anything too different from normal, but I just haven’t felt super inspired to write…so I took a little break!

I made a new years resolution this year to spend a little less time on social media.  I just started to feel like I should be using my free time doing something better than always playing on my phone.

As luck would have it, we live across the street from a library, so after living in our place for 5 months I finally got a library card. Yay!

That’s my partial excuse as to why I’ve been away…..I’ve read 3 books in the last month and let me tell you, it’s been a nice escape from daily life. Here’s a list of my recent reads:







And what I’m reading now……I heard it’s going to be made into a movie so i’m happy I’m actually reading the book first.



I’d love to hear any book recommendations from you lovely readers~ as I seem to be whipping through my books so quickly!

Here’s some of my random pictures from the last month~


Obsessed with California sunsets, can’t get enough!


Macroon Display, yummy!


Can’t have a blog post without including miss Paisley- just checking out the volleyball players


Wonderful friends out to celebrate my birthday


Love these girls!


Hubby and I tried out a new dine-in theater a couple weeks ago….all I have to say is amazing!

Thanks for reading~ enjoy your weekend !!

XO, Marielle~