Slice of Life

Dad’s Birthday Adventure at Fort Matanzas

To celebrate my dad’s birthday this year, we loaded up the car and made the 45-minute drive down to Fort Matanzas in St. Augustine. Located on Rattlesnake Island on the Matanzas inlet, it’s one of my dad’s favorite local haunts. We got to the…

July 29, 2013
Home Improvement

[After] Our Lawn Makeover: Part Two

With the hard decision (choosing a landscaper) behind us, Chris and I moved quickly into the next stage – finalizing our design. After a couple of text and email conversations, we set a date to meet the guys from Horizon Landscaping of Jacksonville at…

July 24, 2013
Crafts & DIY

The Art of Zen: Doodles

This whole project started because I was browsing Pinterest on my phone while Chris and I were watching Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood this evening (what else are credits good for?). I stumbled across an image that led me to the blog, Art with Mr.…

July 23, 2013
Home Improvement

[Before] Our Lawn Makeover Story: Part One

Our front yard has been on our home project to-do list for quite some time. One of the challenges inherent in purchasing a house that’s gone up as a short sale is the fact that you get it in as-is condition. We were fortunate that…

July 22, 2013
Crafts & DIY

Craft Day: Animal Totems & Watercolors

Every now and again, it’s good to stretch your creative muscles. That’s why a couple of my girlfriends and I take turns hosting a craft day at our respective houses. This weekend, I had the privilege of hosting Katie and Stephanie. Past projects included…

July 22, 2013
31 Letters in 31 Days

Day 7: Hooray for Birthdays!

Today’s letter is in celebration of my cousin Kristen’s birthday! I feel pretty fortunate to be so close to both my cousins (Kristen and her older sister, Kelli).  And they’ve both been taking the world by storm as of late – Kelli is off…

July 7, 2013
31 Letters in 31 Days

Day Six: Welcome to the Team!

Recently, I had the pleasure of being part of the interview committee for our latest hire for the strategic communications team (specifically for PR). We met Gabe late one Saturday morning at Starbucks, and I remember leaving the meeting feeling impressed and refreshed by…

July 6, 2013
31 Letters in 31 Days

Day 5: Just Because…

One of things that I’m already loving about the 31 Letters in 31 Days project is the fact that it’s motivated me to reach out to people I’ve truly been missing in my life. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hecticness…

July 5, 2013
Slice of Life

Independence Day on Kingsley Lake

Every Fourth of July, Chris and I join his family at their lake house on Kingsley Lake, a tradition that I look forward to every year. It’s a chance to disconnect (mostly) and enjoy the beauty of the lake – the sound of the…

July 5, 2013
31 Letters in 31 Days

Day Four: Parents-to-Be

I recently found out that Kat, a friend who also happens to be my first college roommate, and her husband Tom are expecting, so today’s mail is a congratulations to them both as they start preparing for parenthood. Kat and I actually met through…

July 4, 2013