Looking Ahead

2016 was a very good year – it was the year we had a son, became a family of four and actually survived to tell the tale! We even took a week-long vacation which was great. I had some fears about handling two kids but so far they’ve all been pretty unfounded!
I’m really looking forward to the new year – watching my kids learn new things each day is so exciting. But of course, I’m also looking forward to making strides for myself too. This year I would like to focus more on wellness through eating right, exercising, clearing my mind daily and also coming up with a better skincare routine.

I know it’s easier to say these things than to actually do them but I am really going to make a conscious effort this year because if not now, when? Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017. Hoping the new year brings you joy and peace. Just remember while you’re doing so much for others, to take a little time to do something special for yourself too.


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Dreaming of Almond Lattes

Sometimes something as simple as a great cup of coffee can really put a smile on my face.

I used to love ordering almond lattes at Starbucks – it was such a great mid-afternoon treat. But then, perhaps a year ago, Starbucks phased out their almond syrup! Since then, I’ve been craving a great almond latte and I’ve gotten one here or there, but they have never measured up.


So I was so happy when I found almond syrup (naturally sweetened BTW) at my local Homegoods yesterday. I can’t wait to put a spoonful in my coffee and (hopefully) be transported back to my almond latte days.


What are the little things that make you happy?