I am what you would call a morning person. I wake up each morning…much earlier than is ever necessary. I can literally hear life and all of its chores and all of its adventures whispering in my ear…telling me that I’m missing out, I’m running out of time to accomplish all of the things I want to accomplish. Usually, this spurs me to action. I leave my husband to sleep and I go to the gym, I start the laundry,… Read more »

Andrew and I had a terrific weekend.  We spent most of it prepping for our Halloween party on Saturday and the remainder of it recovering from said Halloween party. I love planning things…I really do. All week long I felt like I was on this little adventure! Of course, it helps that I have a wonderful husband who enjoys planning right along with me…and somehow manages not to get exasperated with all of my (sometimes crazy) ideas! I wanted to… Read more »

I don’t understand pumpkins. How does something that unappealing (those innards are seriously gross people) contribute to the wonder that is pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin beer… Seriously, pumpkin never fails.  Usually, by this time of year I have blown entire paychecks on pumpkin spice lattes, I have dove head first into a pan of pumpkin bars, I have made special trips to Village Inn for a slice (okay, sometimes an entire pie) of Pumpkin Cream… Read more »

How fitting. One week ago, I was writing about battling and (mostly) conquering my debilitating insecurities and desperate need for approval…and today, after a work meeting in which I was handed my new tasks and duties I was also handed a whole lot of “productive” criticism. To be fair, I directed the conversation toward “respect”, how to earn it and how to keep it. I guess, I was expecting a “work more hours, step up more often and finish tasks… Read more »

This title…with no words attached to it has been sitting in my drafts for a couple of weeks…its been taunting me. Daring me to write something honest and vulnerable and a little bit ugly. I guess I could never find the beginning which is technically the past and not a place I like to reside…so I will just start with the now and see where I end up. I’m sitting at my dining room table, with the window open because… Read more »

Happy Tuesday! I’m a bit under the weather and feeling blue this evening….so I put together a playlist full of inspiration and cheerfulness! Thought I would share! A Little Bit Inspiring, A Little Bit Powerful and A Lot Happy

The only thing better than a spring thunderstorm is….a fall thunderstorm! I’m pretty sure there is nothing more romantic than curling up with your significant other, putting on a movie and hearing the rumble of thunder in the background. I adore it. But, enough about me…here are some of my favorite internet finds of the week! 1. Emails from the scariest bride of all time.  This chick is cray. (screengrab viaGawker) (screengrab viaGawker) 2. 27 Reasons Parents Shouldn’t Be Allowed… Read more »

I am just so in love with fall. I can’t get enough of it! This season keeps me in a perpetually cheerful mood, it also helps that life has been genuinely terrific lately! I have a nasty habit of looking back a lot, often times I will compare my life presently to the way it was exactly a year ago…and while that isn’t the healthiest of habits…I have to say….my life is looking incredibly blessed compared to a year ago!… Read more »

Wanna know something? I hope so, cause I’m going to tell you something, probably lots of somethings before we’re all through with this…but first things first! I didn’t want to change my name after I got married, in fact, I contemplated not doing this at all! My maiden name was Hayley Ann O’Hara…and I have been told by a number of people, both friends and strangers, that it is probably the most adorable name ever. But, that’s not the reason… Read more »

Oy. Mondays never get easier. Actually, they might be getting worse. I’ll have to keep an eye on that. This weekend was…fantastic. Truly! I learned an incredibly valuable lesson on Sunday: sometimes…..not showering, not changing out of your pajamas, not putting on an ounce of makeup and spending the day on the couch eating (a lot), watching football and playing Candy Crush is the most fun a 26-year-old young lady can have. Of course it helps that I had my adorable husband,… Read more »