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I hope you all had the best st. patrick’s day.

I was just happy to have [J] home. its been three weeks. we’re still ‘settling’ into our new place. and have barely explored our new city. so time spent together was well overdue. we didn’t do anything too crazy, but loved every minute of it.

it went a little something like this ..

on saturday, we went downtown des moines; a little parade & green beer celebratin’.

[the sun was really bright].

too bright shot

and a police officer saw us me struggling. so he took the picture for us ..

downtown DSM st pats

green beer page

on sunday, we took a more laid-back approach to the holiday.



[J] steps up his pancake-makin’ game for holidays. mint green chocolate chip pancakes.

then came the fun part.

afternoon tea

a long day/night of organizing.

organization papers

I told you we were still ‘settling’ into our new place.

capping off the night with a trip to the grocery store. oh to be an adult.

how’d you celebrate?!

[I’m working on a new breakfast recipe for the blog. stay tuned].

happy monday all.


valentines day.

I hope the “day of love” was gracious to you.

it will never be my ‘thing’. but I couldn’t help myself this year – [J] & I were bordering on too much heart-shaped food. he made chocolate chip pancake hearts for breakfast & my mom gifted us heart-shaped ravioli, which we had for dinner. we also had wine. frozen yogurt. caribou coffee. & are now sitting down, to watch a redbox movie. romantic, I think.

regardless of your ‘take’ on today ..I hope it was great. and in the very least, you got an extra smooch.

my heart, via pancake breakfast making of the pancakes

pouring the wine heart raviolis

vday dinner

& yogurt

psssst: it’s almost friday.

goodnight friends ♥