1.31.2013

in bloom



Nick surprised me with flowers the other night. I love it when that happens! 




They're so pretty! And it's adorable that he has Scarlett deliver them for him. She runs up with all these flowers in her hands saying "Here Mama!" and then sticks her nose in to smell them. I love it!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



1.29.2013

Book Reviews





You may recall that one of my Goals for 2013 was to read at least 25 books by the end of the year. To hold myself accountable [and see if I can retain any of the books I've read!] I'm going to be doing quick reviews of the books I've read here. Stay tuned - I have four books to review so far this year [yay!] and many more to come.

love & cupcakes, 
elissa ♥




all the small things



Even something as small as reorganizing the coffee nook in the kitchen can really brighten your day. 



Even if you end up spilling coffee all over the floor right afterward. =/

love & cupcakes, 
elissa ♥



Nick's 90s Picks!




They're back! Nick's 90's Picks!



"I was sort of a late bloomer in the metal scene in high school, but when this album hit I was totally hooked. I used to set this song as my wake-up music in the morning on my stereo. This is definitely in my top 5 favorite Ozzy songs." - Nick

Little known fact about this song as it relates to Nick and I - When we were in college, Nick used to have a Saturday metal show on the radio station there and I used to listen just so I could hear him... One Saturday, my friend Jessica and I were out and about and heard that he was having some contest on his show for a free CD or something [I don't even remember!] - all you had to do was call in and name a song that he had played within the last hour or something. I called the station just to talk to him [and not knowing any of the songs he had played!] and he put me on the air and asked for a song title he had played! I was so embarrassed and I managed to name this song hoping that I wouldn't sound like a complete nerd. Thankfully, I lucked out and he had played it! I won! Although, I'm pretty sure that I still sounded like a complete nerd...

PS - I didn't even get my free CD! 

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



1.28.2013

Miles 29 through 32



We had a great walk this morning. 
Lots of cool breezes and a yummy coffee right in the middle.





































I'm up to 32.66 miles so far this year! Only 332.34 miles to go!

love & cupcakes, 
elissa



Book Club!



I joined a book club! Yay! 

My first meeting was last week on Friday evening. I had such a great time! I forgot what it's like to have good conversation with other adults without having to worry about chasing Scarlett around the whole time! We read Night Road by Kristin Hannah - I highly recommend it. It was a very emotional read but totally worth it. 

Are you in any grown up clubs???

love & cupcakes, 
elissa ♥


1.27.2013

all the small things...




Finding this little one curled up sleeping in the strangest spots...

love & cupcakes, 
elissa


1.26.2013