california girl

– a much needed beach break from technology –

tufted headboard

– some spring cleaning for a fresh start –

seersucker book

– the nicest surprise from a Mississippi publishing company, a book about seersucker in the South! –

blooming bougainvillea

– dinner al fresco on a whim –

yosi samra pom flats

– the cutest pom slides from Yosi that I can’t get enough of –

Friday – you’re always one pretty lady. I’m typing this as Bailey is literally waiting on the patio at 6:54PM for dinner.  Giving me the full-on stare down.  I’ve fed her at 7PM on the dot for the past year, yet she still follows me step by step for a solid hour leading up to 7PM.  If you follow me on Snapchat (CBLied), I documented the experience as proof that she is a food-motivated stalker.  Yet, I understand how she feels because I’d do the same thing for french fries, so who am I to judge!?

Christian has this weekend off (!!!), and we are excited to celebrate one of our couple’s friend engagement! Last weekend C was able to accompany me to our friend’s 30th birthday and this weekend he can celebrate Sara & Nathan’s engagement – usually I attend these kind of events solo, so when C can come with it really feels like such a treat.

It feels extra special to have this weekend together for Easter.  Last year Christian got the day off  last minute, so we went to church together but didn’t have anywhere for lunch because everything was booked… so who knows – we probably ended up eating Chipotle or something (chicken burrito, you know I love you). This year I was able to plan ahead and made a little reservation outside by the water after church.  It probably sounds a little bananas that I look forward to things like Easter church with my husband, but when you’re flyin’ solo most of the time – it’s nice to have your partner around for some of those meaningful moments.

 Tell me what you guys are doing for Easter weekend! I hope you’re spending it celebrating Jesus with your families and eating plenty of chocolate, because that is what Easter is all about (to me at least)! Lots of love to each of you – thank you so much for reading – XO –

“After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.

“The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” – Matthew 28:1-7

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  1. I can’t imagine doing everything alone, so I am so happy for you that your man has the weekend off and you can celebrate Easter together!

    We are celebrating our first holiday alone and literally all Matt said he wanted to do was get a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts after Mass. I quote “you can get however many you want, those are all for me” hahahhaa.

    Happy Easter!

    xo Mary-Katherine |

  2. Sounds like a perfect weekend, glad you get to enjoy it with Christian. PS- I decided last night that you are hands down my favorite Snapchatter– did I just make that word up? Anyways, I would totally take your voice in iPhone form too…like if you could wake me up, or remind me to work out…I feel like I would listen. This sounds totally creepy, but I’m just weird and think you’re hilarious. haha..have a great Easter weekend!

    1. Oh. My. Gosh – I love you! You brightened my morning! And my voice is AWFUL – I’m so flattered you don’t find it incredibly annoying, because I do!

  3. Amen! Thank you for not being afraid to share your faith!
    Also, your bed has totally inspired me to change up my bed! Where are those precious pillows from?!

  4. Amen! Thank you for not being afraid to share your faith!
    And your bed has got me inspired to change up my bed, it looks so cozy! Where are those throw pillows from?!

    1. Aw that makes me so happy! So these throw pillows were from a deal website and are no longer available. I wish they had a tag so I could know who makes them! Sorry about that!

  5. I think that is what I love the most about following you. The fact that you can proudly express your love and faith. It is so refreshing. Happy Easter to you and C! (And Bailey and the Kitty Cat)

    We will spend ours having lunch at El Ranchito after mass then home for an Easter Egg hunt with the littles.

    1. Aw that means so much to me. Thank you! And happy Easter to you and yours as well! In other news, the shrimp fajitas and the crispy chicken tacos at Avila’s are life-changing. And their salsa!? Don’t even get me started. So good!

  6. That makes me sad you are alone all the time! But it will totally pay off when he is done with training and making his own schedule! Work for Kaiser- no business side/admin work! What is C going to be specializing in?
    Love the blog! Xo,

  7. Oh hey girl. Dying to know where you got that little patio table. I’m looking for one that size to make a little oasis on mine!

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