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A Few Days In The Desert

  


  



 The husband and I decided to go on a little getaway for our one year anniversary (time flies when you’re having fun).  We went to Palm Springs.  What a fun adventure it was.  We stayed at La Quinta Resort and Club.  The grounds are gorgeous and the staff was amazing.  We did lots of lounging by the beautiful pool.
I have always wanted to visit Joshua Tree (the inner-hippie in me).  We decided to take one day, and go explore the “ghost town”.  We stopped as soon as we arrived in Joshua Tree, to grab some food, at a really great place called Crossroads Cafe.  The small cafe reminded me of a struggling musician hangout, with really chill folks.  The food was delicious.  lots of vegan items and smoothies, along with some yummy sandwiches.  After exiting the cafe we drove 1/2 a block to the entrance of Joshua Tree National Park.  Wow!  The most amazing place I have ever been.  We drove 12 miles and reached 5600ft, to see the most beautiful view.  I suggest checking this place out.  You will not be disappointed.  After gawking for a good hour, we headed back to Palm Springs to relax some more before going home.
This was the perfect little getaway.  Thank you, husband.
PS Palm Springs had a Target and Homegoods store, which I had to stop at, because as you know (or may not know), Santa Barbara has neither.

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Anniversary Trip







 Today Dave and I celebrate 1 big year together, as a married couple.  I’m sure lucky to have found such a gem.  I thank God everyday for putting him in my life. 
We’re off to Palm Springs for a few days, to go relax. 
I hope everyone has a wonderful week.
 Happy Anniversary, husband!

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Blanket Obsession

 I have been on the hunt for the perfect Mexican blanket.  I see them at yoga, I see them in my “make believe” camper, I see them everywhere, except in my possession.  They are the perfect item to throw down at the park for a quick picnic, or to cuddle up with in front of the fireplace (make believe again).  Basically I’m obsessing.
This hand woven beauty is going to be mine, as of tomorrow.  I found it here.  There are so many different colors to choose from it was hard.  But this is what I ended up buying.
You should really go buy one and see what all the hype is about.

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Being Grateful




Today was such a strange day. Feelings were high, then low, then high, then low, ok, you get the point. I had to pause and remember all of the things in my life that I am so grateful for. Sometimes we rush through our days and don’t even have a second to think. I’m realizing more and more, that doing just that isn’t healthy. So here ya have it, some simple things that I am grateful for:


My husband, who no matter what loves me unconditionally.


My Family, who I miss dearly.


My Spiritual connection to something bigger and larger than me.


My friends back home (Omaha), who are irreplaceable.


Our cute little home (that we rent).


Today I know that I am loved.
  
 (Excuse the quality of the photos, I’m new at this thing).
first photo: family
second photo: a good friend

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An App Every Mom should Have


Erin Newkirk is the genius behind the Red Stamp app, and as a working mom with a million things on her to-do list and an iPhone as her co-pilot, she came up with the smart idea of sending cards from your phone via text or email. You can choose from hundreds of well-designed digital cards, and many of them are photo-driven, so you can make it that much more personal with a shot of your kid waving at grandma or showing off her Halloween costume. I do not have children yet (working on it), but I’ve downloaded this app because of the great idea behind it. I’m busy with work, not children at this point in my life. Everyone can use a good, useful app.


P.S. It’s free!



 

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Wotan Wednesday


The mid-day of the week is named for the Norse God, Odin, who is associated with poetic and musical inspiration. He was also known as Woden or Wotan (spiritual God). Unlike many of the other days of the week, this day did not correspond roughly with the Roman designation for the day. The early Scandinavians and Germans believed that Odin was the chief God of Asgard and as such deserved to have a day of the week named for him. The Anglo-Saxons used the word, Wodnesdaeg (pronounced wohd-nes-dag). Odin was also known to be the leader of souls. That alone makes Wednesday my favorite day of the week.


Happy Wednesday!


ps Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.


Author: The 14th Dalai Lama



 

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