valentine’s day 2016!

valentine’s day 2016!

it’s hard to beat a valentines living in europe! since it was on a sunday this year, i planned our saturday night and chase had a surprise for sunday. i started things off with a fun day in amsterdam seeing some new sights, we had…

my word for 2016

my word for 2016

happy 2016! my mom emailed my family on new year’s day this year asking us to each choose a word in place of resolutions for the new year. i know that a lot of people do this, but i never have and i decided to…

third anniversary celebration!

third anniversary celebration!

our third anniversary was celebrated in true san francisco style. it was chase’s year to plan, i woke up to some flowers as a surprise and then, continuing our little scavenger hunt tradition, he set up a fun surprise night in the city. it was…

christmas clothespins tradition

christmas clothespins tradition

my favorite christmas tradition chase and i have started thanks to his mom is these clothespin christmas ornaments. his mom has done these  with her sisters every year, always making a  little handmade clothespin representing  something from that year to hang on the tree at…

chicken cranberry wreath

chicken cranberry wreath

guys! this is my favorite christmas dinner. you can either use leftover turkey, or chicken for this festive & delicious dish. this recipe is from my mom and making it this december  made me miss her over in south africa!   but–it also made me…