five things

five things

In two weeks, my daughter’s school is hosting a fundraising golf tournament, and I’m excited to say that this year I’m going to play. It’s my first official tournament, and let’s hope it’s not my last! For the past couple weeks a few of us entering the tournament have been working super hard to better prepare for it. In the past two weeks alone, I’ve had four lessons and played four 9-hole rounds and one 18-hole round.

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things i’m loving right now

things i’m loving right now

Prior to my move to the Caribbean, I worked in a standard office building and never really had a need for a home office. Now that I’m officially working on the blog every day, I find myself yearning for a nicer place to work other than on my couch, or the spare guest room with makeshift office furniture. 

With limited shopping opportunities available on the island, all I can do right now is swoon over the amazing home office spaces on Pinterest. I’m dreaming of the day when I have access to a myriad of beautiful items to create an inviting and creative space! Until then, here are the items I’m loving for my future office. A few I already own, and the rest are officially on my wish-list!

Office Must Haves

  1. This large desk is modern, but classic. It offers plenty of workspace, and the marble top is also a perfect canvas for taking Instagram pictures!
  2. As a Dachshund owner, I couldn’t resist these adorable bookends.
  3. I’m an organizing junky and these pretty file folders make bills and paperwork look glam.
  4. Offering both function and beauty, this office chair adds a pop of color to the room.
  5. I definitely need music while I work. This retro-looking iPod speaker balances out the modern pieces in the room. 

Do you have a dedicated home office space?

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how to make paleo work

how to make paleo work

How to make paleo workPlease note that I am not a licensed nutritionist. I am simply sharing what I’ve researched, learned, and personally experienced. Please consult with your doctor before starting any new diet.

Last week I talked a little bit about the basics of paleo and why I decided to give it a try. Now I thought I’d tell you how I incorporated the diet into my life and offer a few tips on how to make paleo work.

tip 1: it doesn’t have to be all or nothing

Unless you’re under strict dietary guidelines or have very specific goals in mind, paleo doesn’t have to be all or nothing. In the beginning, I followed the plan diligently for the first month, which helped me eliminate a few bad habits, particularly reducing the amount of sugar in my diet. Since then I’ve come up with a lifestyle that’s mostly paleo. Continue reading


five things

five things

Even though I’m back on the island, I’m still fondly remembering my quick trip to Nashville. As one of our wonderful readers noted, it’s the perfect mix of city and country (thanks Stacie!). I’ve always described myself as someone who is perfectly comfortable going to Starbucks in cowboy boots, and Nashville fits that description perfectly!

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five things

five things

When it comes to water guns, a word from the wise, never trust a 5 year old.

It’s been really hot here in Barbados the past couple weeks, so we’ve been in the pool a ton on the weekends. This past weekend we pulled out Gwen’s water guns and had so much fun shooting each other. At one point while treading water in the middle of the pool she yells to me, “Mommy, I need help.” Of course I rush over to her, because although she’s a great swimmer and has no problem staying afloat, she’s still only 5. As soon as I got there she shot me in the face with her gun. Cheeky little girl!!!! She completely fooled me!

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paleo basics

paleo basics

Please note that I am not a licensed nutritionist. I am simply sharing what I’ve researched, learned, and personally experienced.  Please consult with your doctor before starting any new diet.

I started my paleo journey about 5 years ago when my kick-ass friend and CrossFit competitor, Krista, told me about it. I was looking to loose some of the baby weight from when I was pregnant with Gwyneth and thought I’d give it a try.

Then over coffee last week, my girlfriend and I started talking about food and diets, and she mentioned how she needed to change her eating habits because of several allergies and food intolerances she’d developed over the past couple years. So I put together these paleo basics for her and anyone else hoping to gain some understanding of the diet.

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