Measured by love and coffee spoons

Have we met?

Have we met?

Have we met?

This may never be the blog that wins awards, or the one that is featured in some trendy magazine, or even the one that makes me a millionaire.  To put it simply, it’s the culmination of a lot of years of dreaming. A dream to […]

What’s your kiss of choice? – Soda Love Collab.

What’s your kiss of choice? – Soda Love Collab.

One of the best things about the Tahoe-Reno-Sparks area is the number of unique, local food and drink establishments that pepper Washoe County. From decadent mini donut shops to unique breweries, the biggest little city has it all. But where do you go when you […]

Where do you call home? – Why we love our biggest little city

Where do you call home? – Why we love our biggest little city

Moving! Do you love it or does it terrify you? And I don’t mean the process of packing your crap and schlepping it to a new destination. NO ONE loves that. No one wakes up and says, “My, I would really love to spend eternity […]

Which way is right? – Grieving for someone you lost long ago.

Which way is right? – Grieving for someone you lost long ago.

Everyone has their own way of grieving. Nothing is normal. Nothing is out of the ordinary. Sometimes you follow the stages of grief. Sometimes you stuff it all down and walk around aimlessly. This past August, my father passed away. It’s something we had been […]

Got grace? – My gift to myself for 36.

Got grace? – My gift to myself for 36.

Today I am 36. Happy freaking birthday to me. And while most 30 something adults cringe at the passing of another year, I am happy to kiss that number goodbye. I would like 35 to be filed away in long term memory, only to be […]

How do you teach love? – Why we need to seek to love the unlovable.

How do you teach love? – Why we need to seek to love the unlovable.

We are all given gifts and talents. It is our job to use them to do good in the world. At one time, even the man behind the Florida shooting was someone’s baby. Someone’s child. Someone’s hope for the future. It’s hard to imagine him […]

What’s a nitrate? – Homemade deli meat recipe.

What’s a nitrate? – Homemade deli meat recipe.

I think I could live off of eating sandwiches every single day for the rest of my life. Granted, my body does not respond well to the amount of sourdough bread that I like to eat, but I can still live in my sandwich dream […]

What’s your SPF? – The importance of protecting your skin + giveaway!

What’s your SPF? – The importance of protecting your skin + giveaway!

Skin. It’s kind of amazing. The fact that we have this enormous, visible organ that we can manipulate and change is fascinating to me. We can tan it, tattoo it, color it with makeup, pinch it, squeeze it, freeze it, watch it stretch as a […]

What are her interests? – How we’re survi…thriving in the strong willed stage.

What are her interests? – How we’re survi…thriving in the strong willed stage.

“Strong willed children become adults who can change the world as long as we can hang on for the ride and resist the temptation to tame the spirit out of them.” -Sarah Stogryn Recently, my husband and I took our kids to the dentist for […]

Can you hear me? – Me. Ryan. And the whisper challenge.

Can you hear me? – Me. Ryan. And the whisper challenge.

Not a whole lot to say about this one. We needed a date night but didn’t have a sitter so…why not play the whisper challenge with some cocktails?! Enjoy!

You got $10? – My top 5 favorite drugstore products

You got $10? – My top 5 favorite drugstore products

It is often thought that if you want the best in beauty, you have to be willing to spend top dollar. And while that can be true…(I don’t really want to be getting Botox in a back alley by Doug who injects as his side […]


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Have we met?

Have we met?

This may never be the blog that wins awards, or the one that is featured in some trendy magazine, or even the one that makes me a millionaire.  To put it simply, it’s the culmination of a lot of years of dreaming. A dream to […]