Happy St. Patrick’s Day 🍀




I might not be Irish, but I love any excuse to celebrate a holiday! I also feel pretty LUCKY to have married the sweetest redhead Irish guy too! ❤ 🍀 ❤ 🍀

I love these Irish blessing?!?! Such sweet little messages. 🍀🍀🍀

I sincerely wish everyone a WONDERFUL and very LUCKY day today! Happy SaturdayHappy weekend and Happy St. Patty’s Day!

Xo 🍀🍀


Happy Birthday Dad 🎉🎉


Today is my GIANTS loving Dad’s 68th Birthday! 🧡🖤⚾️🧡🖤⚾️ Waaahoooo!

Happy Happy Birthday Daddy-O!


I’m looking forward to heading up north this weekend to celebrate!



Happy Friday and Chinese New Year!


This is EXACTLY how I feel right about now! It’s been another looooooong week which included one of our dogs, Dash spending 36 hours in the hospital for eating gum…yea that story can be saved for another day.



Found this article to be fun and really interesting. I was born in the year of the rat, what about you all?

Can’t wait to get this 3-day weekend started! We are headed up to the Bay Area to see my family and friends because tomorrow is my BIRTHDAY! Waaahoooo! Can’t wait to get out of SB for a few days! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and we’ll see ya next week!




Happy Valentine’s Day ❤ ❤


Wishing everyone a day filled with lots of LOVE!

Today marks my 12th Valentine’s Day with my forever Valentine…my wonderful hubby. Tof, I love you more than words can probably every describe. Thank you for always loving me and making me feel so special. You’re the most wonderful man anyone could every ask for and I feel so incredibly lucky to call you my best friend and love of my life!  ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤  Happy Valentine’s Day! Looking forward to dinner tonight; spending time with you and snuggling with our pups!

Today we are also celebrating THREE years with Mr. Dash. You can read all about our Valentine’s Day pup here. Dash is definitely a big love bug and that has stuck since we first got him. Ha Ha Ha. He loves to give kisses and snuggle with his sister Emma and us of course! 😉

Dash is also our little trouble maker. Yesterday he thought it would be fun to celebrate by eating some gum (which apparently has a toxic ingredient to dogs) and spend 24 hours in the doggy hospital. Sigh. It looks like he’s going to be OK, but is still be monitored and having his sugar levels and liver tested. Fingers crossed he continues to do well and that we can pick him up later tonight. We certainly LOVE both of our pups very much!

❤ 2.14.15❤

Look at how little sweet Dash was?!

Handsome big boy!




Happy Mardi Gras! ⚜️💜


Interestingly, the origins of Mardi Gras can be traced to medieval Europe! Check out the history of Mardi Gras here and here.

Loved this 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Mardi Gras article. Some really interesting facts.

Growing up my mom and sister we really into Mardi Gras, especially making King Cake. Apparently, King Cake is only available during the Mardi Gras season and is typically made with brioche dough. The dough is braided and laced with cinnamon and then glazed with purple, green and gold sugar or covered in icing. What really sets King Cake apart from other desserts, however, is the small plastic baby hidden inside. HA HA. Whoever finds the baby in his or her slice must buy/or make the next cake or perhaps host the next party.

I sure do miss my mom and sisters King Cake. Hopefully they are making one this year! To learn more about the history of King Cake, check this article out. You can also find a variety of King Cake recipe’s: #1, #2, #3 and #4. Enjoy!


⚜️💜⚜️💜ENJOY friends!!⚜️💜⚜️💜




Happy happy happy Friday, friends!


Okay…I don’t know about you, but this week has been sooooooooooooo loooooooooooooong! Ugh. I don’t know why, but man it’s been so busy and so long. I am beyond excited to have finally made it to FRIDAY!!!

I’m also super excited for the Olympic opening ceremonies tonight! We LOVE the Olympics, especially the winter games. We’ve already started watching some of the games and can’t wait for more! Some of our favorite events include: curling (all Chris right there), ice skating, free style skiing, speed skating, ski jumping and of course snowboarding. GO TEAM USA!

Happy Friday and wishing you all a fabulous weekend!



Happy New Year! 🍾🍾


Gold glitter Happy New Year 2017 background. Happy new year glit

Hope you all had a wonderful evening last filled with friends, family and plenty of champagne. 🍾🍾🍾🍾

A new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.

I love that quote! I think it is one that I will need to keep telling myself this next year.

Looking back, 2017 was a pretty crazy/hectic year for us. One that brought a lot of changes and challenges. Just to recap:

  • We decided to move to SB (back in December 2016)
  • Sold our condo in San Jose (2.2.17)
  • “Bought” our townhouse in Goleta (2.5.17)
  • Chris started his new job (3.1.17)
  • Officially closed on our townhouse (3.7.17)
  • Drove off and moved to SB (2.25.17)
  • During all this, I stayed in the Bay Area, moved in with my parents and kept working at SJSU
  • I finally got a job at UCSB and joined Chris in late May
  • My new job at UCSB started 6.12.17

In the following months, we had a bunch of friends and family visit us (more than I think we excepted) and settled more into life back in our college town. It’s been a harder transition for me than Tof. I think in many ways I’m still getting used to our new life…

But through it all, I’m so incredibly glad and entirely grateful for all of Tof’s support, patiences and love. He’s led the way for us and I don’t know how I would have survived without him! I love you Tof, thank you for everything! ❤

Ok so here’s to a brand-new year, one that I hope is filled with LOVE, PEACE, HEALTH, PROSPERITY, and HAPPINESS! Wishing you all a fabulous New Year! All best for 2018!! 🍾🍾