A Birthday Wish & Liebster Award

February 19, 2014
Did you really think one birthday shout out this week would be enough?! Today is my better half's birthday!! We're celebrating at Fogo De Chao on Saturday - all you can eat Brazilian Steak House...OYE!!
This man is without a doubt, the most wonderful husband I could have ever dreamed of!! Caring, smart, loving...the list could go on and on and I don't want to embarrass him with all the mushiness!! Happy Happy Birthday to my favorite person in the world!!
This is seriously one of my favorite pictures of Gary ever!! 

I'm very humbled that three lovely ladies below nominated me for the Liebster Award: 
Brittany from Perpetually Dreaming  
Julie from Just the Joy's

I have combined some of their questions and hope you enjoy getting to know me even more!

1. What is your favorite type of workout? 
I really enjoy getting a great sweat going, so anything with cardio conditioning makes me happy!! I am also enjoying my 5 week unlimited Pure Barre package!

2. What are 3 things on your bucket list?  
I want to run any type of race (5K or even 10K), I really want to go to Paris & I'd like to own a business. 

3. What has been your favorite time in your life?
I'd have to say planning my wedding was the most exciting time of my life! I was in my element with lists, vendors and making sure everything was organized! It really was the most fun 13 months…all culminating in this huge moment! There was so much quality time with not only Gary but my entire family! 

4. What has been your favorite place to travel and why?
The summer before my senior year of college I studied abroad in Rome. It was such a learning experience and a time in my life when I learned so much about myself! Not to mention, I was living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world with the best food ever! I was also able to travel to so many European cities with people that I would have never met had I not done this program! 

5. What beauty product can you not live without?
At this moment, I'd have to say my Garnier BB Cream. It's so light weight and I can wear it and nothing else and still feel like I have coverage! 

6. What article of clothing or accessory do you own most of?
Without a doubt my boots collection is out of control!! I love the autumn months because I get to wear them all!! Boots are followed very closely by the number of purses I own…and I am still on the hunt for the perfect medium size black bag (ideas welcome). 

7. What's your favorite possession?
This is a toughie…I'd have to say my engagement ring and my grandfather's wedding band that I had melted down to fit my ring finger. 

8. Who is your style icon?
I'm really all over the place with "style." I tend to like people who wear clothes that I would wear - and I don't look good in loose fitting clothes - so form fitting is what I stick with! 
I have a few ladies that I think are always put together. 
Jennifer Lopez
Salma Hayek 

9. Where/What is your happy place?
My happy place is honestly wherever my husband is…clichế-maybe…but true! Usually I'm happiest in my comfy clothes, on the couch with a good movie on. But I most certainly would not be opposed to any vacation- then I'm certainly in a happy place. 

10. What's one thing you learned about blogging since you started/what do you love most?
I can't get over what a crazy large network of bloggers are out in the world. I have "met" some wonderful women who continue to inspire me every day - whether it be with new recipes, DIY projects or fashion I would have never found…it's such a wonderful network. 
I love that I will have these memories, moments and thoughts written down. It's nice to have my own thing that can turn into something big one day…maybe! 

Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!



  1. Happy Birthday to your Mr! And I love that you had your grandfather's ring sized down for you. That is so sweet!

  2. Have a wonderful birthday dinner with Gary and you guys look like a celebrity couple haha..just saying! I feel the same way about blogging there is so much to be inspired by which is why I love it!

  3. Happy Birthday to Gary! Would you like to help me plan my wedding because its STRESSING me out?!

  4. Happy birthday to Gary and congrats on your Liebster!

  5. Happy Birthday Gary!!! I agree my favorite part about planning has been all the time I've been able to spend with my family :). I'm so glad blogging has brought us together ;) cheesy but true! xoxoxo

  6. Happy birthday to your man! I couldn't agree more, my happy place is home with my hubby in comfy clothes :)

  7. Happiest birthday wishes to your Mr!! Love the pic of the 2 of you. You're gonna make CUTE babies!! :-)
    I got nominated too, but wasn't sure it was a real thing. Lol maybe I'll actually do it...

  8. Happy happy Birthday to your husband! Love that picture of you two! And we pretty much have the same bucket list so maybe we should just get to work on it together haha!

  9. Happy birthday to your husband!! Hope you guys have a fabulous time celebrating :) That is such a great picture of you two at the beach!! Framer! ;)

  10. You are the second blogger I've heard rave about how good Fogo De Chao is! Hope you guys had a good time celebrating his birthday!

    I love Olivia Palermo's style as well! And I'm really wanting to try out a Barre class!

  11. We tried a Brazilian steakhouse for the first time on our anniversary last year and LOVED it!!!! You'll have a BLAST! Happy birthday to your Mr!

  12. Happy birthday to your man!! Have an awesome weekend celebrating xoxo

  13. Hope Gary had a great birthday! Love your style icons, they always look fab!

  14. I completely agree with you on the Garnier BB- I've gotten more expensive ones but still love this one more!

  15. Love this! Thanks for sharing! What type of business do you want to own?! Just curious! Purses and boots are a must! I’m with you on that one! Haha! #10 is so true too! ♥


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