Paris in Late November Part 1

Pretty much since I was a little girl I’ve dreamed of going to Paris. There wasn’t anything in particular I wanted to see, it was more of a pipedream about luxury and hard work paying off. “One day Belle, one day we will go to Paris together,” my mom would say.

I thought maybe when I was old and gray we would make it. I can’t believe how blessed I am that this trip happened already.

Let me first say that Paris in late November is perfection.

It not too cold yet. There are no lines at the Louvre. The Christmas decorations and festivals are magical (get ready I am going to say magical a lot) and there are outdoor heaters in all the cafes so you can still dine outside.

There is no way I could recap this trip in one post so I will start with our first full day. My favorite day.

Nick had to work so I was on my own. The Louvre was close to our hotel so I decided it was as a good place to start.

It was so quiet everywhere. Sunny, breezy and prefectly chilly.

NEW Candy Corn Jello Shots

I worked on some new jello shot recipes with one of my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE publishers this season! Check out the amazing video that Delish made with one of the recipes! More to come soon,

Recipe here.

Happy Friday Things

It’s almost the weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekend. Who is going to a fall festival?


Awesome kiddo crafts, exercise motivation, healthy treats and family warm fuzzies. Steph and I have kids the exact same age and I adore her.


If you haven’t started listening to the Girlboss podcast you MUST. There are so many episodes I love but here is a good one from Whitney Wolfe, founder of Tinder and CEO of Bumble. (Starts at 14:30)

Happy Friday Things

Hi guys! I’m trying out something new. The goal is to give you something every Friday to inspire you.

A quote or someone cool I think you will want to follow. Something interesting or motivating to listen to (I’m obsessed with podcasts right now but it could be a song too!) Something you will want to cook or drink… You get the idea.

Happy Friday! Let me know what you think.



Jillian is wife of the bassist for Weezer and has a fascinating story. I couldn’t stop listening.

Life Lately: The Outer Banks Slightly Off Season

We just returned from a little late summer getaway with friends in Southern Shores, North Carolina. I really like “off season.”

No traffic. Quiet beaches for morning runs. Can’t you just feel that breeze off the water? It was just about 70 degrees each morning.

We took long morning walks along Duck Rd. and got iced coffee and donuts.


Lilly napped in my arms on the beach while I sipped blueberry beerwatching Austin and Nick play in the sand and waves.