Thursday, September 19, 2013

on seven years...

Today, seven years ago I met my husband. I flew from Seattle to Philadelphia and bumped into him at the airport for the first time. Love at first sight is a real thing! I experienced it back on that day and every since, our love has been stronger than ever. Many people doubted what we had and I know both of us had people in our lives at the time that didn't think we would last (both family & friends) but we proved everyone wrong. I'm a big believer in fate and I still to this day believe that the Universe brought Bobby and I together for a reason. We were put on this earth to be together so that we do great things. I love him to death and can't wait for another seven years! CHEERS to us :) 


Monday, September 09, 2013

on an asian ginger dressing...

I had to share this super simple Asian Ginger dressing that I've been obsessing over lately. I was first introduced to it via my mother in law and ever since I've been making it. I love it because it's light yet full of flavor! I enjoy drizzling it on a simple green salad or you can even dice up a whole cucumber and soak it in about 1/2 of this dressing to have as a side at the dinner table. The fun thing about this dressing is you can play around with how you make it. For example, I ended up putting more ginger into mine after I used the recipe below. I adore ginger and wanted that flavor to be more intense. You can go lighter on the vinegar and heavier on the honey if you like sweet dressings or vise versa if you like them a bit tangy. Try it out! Here's how I made mine...

3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup rice vinegar 
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons sesame oil

Combine all the ingredients into an air tight container and shake it to mix everything together. Store in the fridge. Dressing will separate so every time you take it out of the fridge give it a quick shake, shake!  


Sunday, September 08, 2013

on a reboot...

I just finished up my five day juice cleanse on Friday. I am happy to report that I went without any caffeine for about two weeks, so it can be done! I feel amazing to say the least. The first two days were rough but I made sure I stuck with it and by the end of the week my spirits were high! The whole reason I decided to do a five day juice challenge was to push myself to do something out of my comfort zone. I've seen many of my Instagram pals doing their own juice cleanses so I thought it would be a perfect thing to do. Also, after having a pretty stressful month of August I felt like putting my energy and heart into this challenge really rebooted my soul. Not to forget I unintentionally lost eight pounds :) Which is always a very nice benefit. I hope to plan a cleanse at least once a month, and I encourage everyone to try it out. 

In other news, Sebastian is starting a new preschool tomorrow. At the beginning of August we were told last minute that Sebastian didn't have a spot at the preschool he was at so we had to frantically search for a new school for Sebastian to attend for the last three months here in Philadelphia. It was stressful and discouraging but in the end all worked out. He is very excited to meet some new friends and have a change of scenery. 

 I am finding myself feeling very lucky lately to have such an amazing man in my life. We make the best team ever and I'm so excited to start on building our dreams. 

It's crazy how much you can learn about yourself in just a months time. It's now September and we are working hard at packing our apartment up to get it ready for our move. It's always stressful to pack and move but we are making sure that everything is done ahead of time so that towards the end of the month all we have to do is clean and say goodbye. We are rolling with the punches and making things happen!