Love Life the Most

Small town Iowa girl living in big town Phoenix, AZ. Left my town of 5,000 for Arizona State University in 2005...and haven't looked back since! In 2010 I started dating the man of my dreams. He got down on one knee, I cried & said yes! Now we're navigating life as newlyweds with two puppies and a rabbit. I'm lucky to work in marketing for a wonderful non-profit, but the postings on this site are my own and don’t necessarily represent my employer’s positions, strategies or opinions.

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Hope you have the best birthday ever Jessica! You deserve it 😘

When you start seeing your worth, you’ll find it harder to stay around people who don’t.
Worth by Emily S. P.  (via natashakills)

(via dontworryimnotlost)

Bought a Ninja blender today and made a banana strawberry smoothie to test it out. Yum! What’s your favorite smoothie recipe?

Happy 37th Anniversary Mom and Dad! Thank you for setting the best example of a loving relationship for your kids! Hope you enjoy many more years of love with your best friend!

You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud.
Beardsley Jones: Make yourself proud. (via simplycasual)

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Paul and I had a fun night at the Phoenix Art Museum! It is free on Wednesday nights and I wanted to see the red carpet exhibit. We walked around about half the museum I believe. It was really nice to do something new that was free and indoors! Which is important because despite it being 9pm, it’s still 108 degrees outside!

Paul and I had a fun night at the Phoenix Art Museum! It is free on Wednesday nights and I wanted to see the red carpet exhibit. We walked around about half the museum I believe. It was really nice to do something new that was free and indoors! Which is important because despite it being 9pm, it’s still 108 degrees outside!

jenvertastic:

Don’t let someone else set your pace.

When people post baby photos, job promotions, engagements, race times, diet plans, re-blogs, retweets, redesigns, renewed leases, renewed vows, re-done bathrooms, torn out kitchens, torn up contracts, taped up boxes, and tallies on life’s smallest…

This the [unfiltered] face of a 27 year old who is sick of having acne! I finally went to see a dermatologist today. Something I probably should have done over a decade ago. He said to me “So you probably want to discuss why you’re 27 and still getting acne, huh?” You hit the nail on the head there doc!

I finally got fed up with constantly dealing with new zits popping up. I feel so embarrassed at work where I’m supposed to be a professional but have acne like a teen. I always put makeup on before I leave the house and honestly can’t believe I’m posting a selfie sans makeup…I guess I’m hoping for this to be a photo I can compare to when my face is finally clear!

The doctor asked about my experience with acne. Basically I’ve had it since puberty and haven’t notice any time in my life where my face was really clear since then. And of course I have scarring too. I’ve tried lots of different over the counter products without any luck. So I’m very hopeful that the dermatologist can help me out! I’m trying a few things for a month and then go back to see progress and add the next level of medicine. I’m really hoping for a clear face for my brother’s wedding in little over a month!

PS I also got my skin test and they had to scrap a mole for testing…fingers crossed it’s negative!

Watching #Botched and giving the pups’ toys some botched plastic surgery of my own.

floppyhump:

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loosetoon:

Early 70’s behind the scenes of Sesame Street with the Muppets.

THIS IS THE BEST PHOTO SET I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. 

Love!

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This weekend, my beautiful friend Jen, married her person, Mike.  

The wedding was incredibly beautiful.  
And also..SO MUCH FUN!

We may not actually be related, but this was a family wedding!

I have known Jen since our very first day in preschool…her home was my second home, we grew up side by side:  Montessori, Catholic grade school, Transferred to the public school in 6th Grade, HFHS &  Pi Phi’s at Northwestern.

Her wedding was a chance to see old friends from every stage in our life..and her extended family who feel like an extension of my own….plus, of course the 3 tables filled with my (blood) relatives who wouldn’t miss the opportunity to witness this milestone. 

Such happy reunions.  
Such a happy union.

In his father of the bride speech, Mr. H. shared heartwarming stories and his favorite pieces of marriage advice over his 35(?) years with Mrs. H.  

He was far more eloquent than this, but I wanted to document his sentiments, for they captured the spirit of this celebration!

  1. Sometimes it is more important to say “I appreciate you” than “I love you.”  Say both, often.
  2. Discover your partner’s passions…and support those passions wholeheartedly (although, don’t tag along unless invited) 
  3. Dine together once a week.  It is amazing what can be solved while sitting across from each other, in an environment other than your own.
  4. You don’t have to think alike, but you have to think together.
  5. Flip your expectations into hopes.  Expectations have inherent conditions that if not met leave you disappointed.  To move from “expecting” to “hoping”, your attitude also shifts to one of gratitude.

I didn’t know so much love could fit into one little weekend.

Congrats Jen & Mike!

Wonderful marriage advice!

Had a nice dinner party tonight with my parents and grandparents at our home!

Finally got the hammock stand I’ve wanted since returning from Costa Rica! The hammock is from a market in Nicaragua. I love love love it! Would it be weird to keep it in our living room? Lol!

Headed to the river!