Our Valentine’s Date

I know I’m a bit late posting this, but I am happy to finally share our Valentine’s Day. Being completely transparent, we hadn’t planned on doing anything major. We were going to stay in, cook dinner, and watch a movie. Everyday is basically Valentine’s Day for me because I get to spend it with the best husband ever, but he knows how much I love a good date night so out we went.

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We had no reservations anywhere but forged ahead and walked to an outdoor mall with plenty of options. Our plan was King’s Fish House but the wait would be an hour to an hour and a half. We decided to check out somewhere else and put our names down for Kabuki because the wait was 35 minutes!

While “waiting” we walked around and asked about some other waiting times. Lucille’s BBQ had a wait for three hours!! I was astonished!

Thankfully for us all of that killed some time and we arrived back at Kabuki and chatted for a little while before it was our turn to get seated. We were both so happy to finally be sitting and looking at a menu! To say we went a bit overboard with ordering is being kind.

Anytime we go get sushi we always get edamame. Whether it’s plain or garlicky and spicy we love the stuff. It’s something delicious to munch on and distract you while you wait for everything else. This time was no different and we ordered the spicy garlic edamame.

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This menu had pictures and when I noticed the black miso cod it looked so good so we had to try it. The cod was crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The freshness of the cucumbers and carrots that came with it added a nice contrast to the perfectly cooked fish.

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Ever since discovering spicy tuna on crispy rice we always look for it on the menu. There’s something so magical about the tuna piled high on the crispy cake of rice. The texture of the soft fish and the crispy rice patty really make it delectable.

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We ordered three sushi rolls. The first was a nice basic spicy tuna roll. It was good and fresh! Nothing to complain about and nothing to write home about..

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I wish I could remember what the 2nd and 3rd rolls were, but I can’t and I’ve been combing through the menu now for a good 10 minutes and have had no luck figuring it out.

I think the second one was the Sun Kissed Roll with salmon the outside and spicy tuna and avocado on the inside.

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The other had this coconut curry base with red bell pepper, cilantro, and shrimp on top of a California roll (maybe??)..

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We both left feeling fully and happy! It was a little panicky in the beginning trying to figure out a plan B on the fly, but thankfully it all worked out! We had a great time and enjoyed spending some together time…goodness I do love my guy!

For Valentine’s are you guys stay at home and relax to the max people or go out people? Let me know in the comments below!

What I Bought

I wanted to make sure anything I bought after this hiatus of not buying anything was needed and would be loved and used.

I ended up purchasing this yellow midi dress from old navy. I had been wanting a flowy midi with sleeves for such a long time that when I saw it I knew I had to have it.

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I got a few tshirts from Target. I was missing some good, fitted basic tees. All of these are long sleeved except one!

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I got this teddy fleece from Abercrombie and LOVE it. I don’t shop here so it was a pleasant surprise to find something I needed. It’s soft and warm. I love the dolphin/high low hem. I initially got the half zip pullover, but found it was not functional for me so I returned it and got the full zip. I got it for $48 after tax instead of the $88 it was listed for!

My last buy was this sweater from Hollister, another store I don’t normally venture into, but I am glad I did. I had no sweaters and wanted a classic sweater that would last me for a long time. I didn’t want anything too thick, highneck, or itchy. This met all those requirements!

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Those have been all of my buys. I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Let me know if you have bought any fun stuff recently!

Happy New Year

Hello good people!!

I hope you are all having a great start to 2020!! I know I missed Monday’s post, but I am working on getting back into regularly scheduled programming around here. I am super excited for this new year and all the adventures that come with it. I can’t wait to start sharing about our last couple of weeks of December with you guys so stay tuned for that!

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I don’t think I have any resolutions, but I am curious to hear about yours if you have any. Let me know in the comments below!

I’ll see you guys next week πŸ™‚

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas my sweet friends!!

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It’s been a crazy last couple of weeks in our household and I can’t wait to share some of our adventures with you, but for now I am taking some time to enjoy with the ones I love and I hope you are all able to do the same!

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Sending you all love and well wishes from our family to yours!

Happy Halloween

I absolutely LOVE this time of year! I love the buzz of excitement in the air when it’s holiday season. It’s just so magical-everything from the beginning of October through Christmas just fills me with warm, cozy, festive vibes!

I am super excited about settling down and decorating for this time of year, but until then I am perfectly content with having some sweet treats and lighting my autumnal candle! I am at work so to bring in some festivities I made some fun goodie bags with Annie’s bunny cookies (organic version of animal crackers) and some kettle corn.

How are you guys celebrating Halloween? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Monday and Happy Labor Day!

I love a good long weekend even if I don’t always get to participate (I do this time)! I hope you are all having a great weekend and start to the week. I am working on a couple of posts from this past weekend and those will probably be going up next week πŸ™‚

Until then, enjoy this picture of a lunch I had! And yes, that lovely blob are sardines, and yes they don’t picture great, BUT they sure did make a yummy lettuce wrap πŸ˜‰

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Enjoy the day and let me know in the comments what you guys got up to!

Makin’ Moves

Good morning lovely peeps and Happy 4th of July!!

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I’m writing this post as I sit amongst my sea of boxes…you guys, messes drive me crazy and having stuff everywhere right now is causing me to feel a little out of place. We are in the process of moving over to the new place and getting settled in. As much as I would love to continue to have posts up and ready it’s a bit much for the moment so I may disappear for a week or two, but promise to be back soon!

Wish us luck and sanity as we get situated and find our routines once again!

Until then, much love and huge hugs!

3 Years and Counting

I know I normally post on Mondays and Thursdays, but I had to switch it up a little bit this week because today marks 3 years since B and I have been married!

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You guys, I am a sappy human and if you let me I could gush about how much I love marriage. The thing is though it’s not marriage that I necessarily love, but being married to my husband. He is #besthusbandever!

He is the most incredible person and does a million gazillion things each day to show me how much he cares on top of telling me! I feel like the luckiest girl in the world to be able to wake up next to him and have all my adventures with.

I can’t believe it’s already been 3 years! I guess time flies when you’re in love! Happy Anniversary babe! Love you!!

Being the Best You

Hello Friends!

I am so happy to be back and decided to do a fun little New Year’s post. I know it’s a little late, but I don’t think being the best you has to be a New Year’s resolution. It can be an anytime decision πŸ™‚

That being said I have found a few things that leave me feeling at my best and I wanted to share those with you today!

Mental/Brain Health: When I have found myself in need of a brain break or feeling stressed, doing something like coloring helps calm me down. It’s focusing on something else and I get some clarity about the situation.

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If you’re not a coloring fan I love this meditation I found on YouTube many years back!

Eye Health: This is something we all ignore until it becomes a problem! It’s important to get your eyes checked yearly. They give us so much and ask so little in return! Let’s give our eyes some love this year. Make sure your contacts/glasses prescription is current and correct!

After your check up, go and find your perfect pair by taking this quiz by Warby Parker. They have some seriously cute eye glasses and sunglasses. Remember that it’s important to protect your eyes from the sun!

Skin Health: It’s winter, but don’t forget about your skin! Whether it’s moisturizing or applying sunscreen it’s an important part of your health. Major tip by the way you should be doing BOTH whether it’s cloudy, sunny, snowy, rainy…whatever the weather!

Gut Health: Your gut can be considered your second brain. How your gut feels can affect how YOU feel. Not having proper bacteria in your stomach can cause you to feel tired and run down…you DO NOT want that! Take time to eat your fruits and veggies for some good fiber.

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I’ve been loving kombucha as well to help keep my gut in check. Just be sure and check the sugar content before buying a bottle! Low sugar is the way I go for my ‘buch fix πŸ™‚

Physical Health: It’s so important to take time to move. It doesn’t matter if it’s walking, dancing, or playing sports you gotta keep your body moving. It releases endorphins which in turn goes back to helping us with our mental health!

I enjoy yoga and using resistance bands when I’m working out at home. YouTube and Pinterest have some great ideas for both plus any other exercise you may be interested in.

Health is about ALL of you. When you’re strong and healthy as a whole you feel your best and that is a great goal to have!

Let me know what your goals are for this year in the comments below. Till next time!

Disclaimer:”I had been planning a ‘Best You’ post in January and Warby Parker was interested in being included among my health and fitness tips. Eye health seemed like a good fit for the post I had in mind.”

Faves on Fridays: Beverage Edition

Happy Friday my loves! How has your week been? Good? Bad? Don’t wanna think about it? How about taking a load off and unwinding with a nice cold drink?

Today I bring you some of my recently discovered favorite drinks πŸ™‚

This Bai mango flavored drink situation is just too delicious. The watermelon is pretty bomb too

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Pink Lady Apple flavored kombucha? Yes, please! This is so good. Perfect amount of fizz and a little sweeter than other kombuchas I have tried.

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These smoothies have been perfect for work. It’s a super easy way to get some cals in when I have no time to sit and chew. I love the mango, carrot and orange, and the green machine as well.

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What are some of your favorite cold beverages? Let me know in the comments!