Buttercup Bars

I’ve just seen The Princess Bride for the first time! It lived up to all my hopes and expectations after hearing quotes for years. It’s especially good at McMenamins and with a bottle of red wine. In honor of my first viewing, I’ve named these chocolate almond bars with sea salt after Princess Buttercup. A…

Meaningful Midweek: Stop the Busy

Our lives run at a million miles a minute. Women say 6,000-8,000 words per day. Men: 2,000-4,000. We thrive on a full calendar. Social media keeps our brains and thumbs on a treadmill of status updates, photos, recipes and DIY ideas. And I think sometimes we just need to unplug… Each morning in Sant Cugat,…

When You Ask A Sister for Adventure

Sometime in the Spring my sister, Laura, started trying to convince me to spend my summer in Bend. I told her she might have to “twist my arm.” So she started sending me text messages and pictures of wine, fresh produce and cute puppies. She also promised adventures. You know how I love adventures! I…

Meaningful Midweek: Write Letters

If you missed it last week, Wednesdays are Meaningful Midweek day! Were you as silly as I was as a kid? I would check the mail every day I had the chance! And I was lucky to get mail once a month. I checked it every day though, just to be sure. There’s something about a…

Fig, Bacon, and Grilled Chicken Salad

Ever since Jenna posted this recipe, figs and bacon have been dancing in my dreams. Don’t worry about the fact that was 9 months ago. Little details. Have I ever told you that I’m always thinking about food? I’m usually planning lunch in my head while I am eating breakfast…it’s a problem. I fell in love…

Meaningful Midweek

Recently, a wise man (Ken Wytsma), said something like this: “To be human is to be dynamic.” And if we aren’t dynamic, we’re static. I keep turning this phrase over in my head and in between rolls the word “intentional” pops in. My life group and I have discussed and desired this word more times…

The Good Things

Just a simple list of some good things in life. Alphabetical style.  Austria. It’s such a lovely country. Breakfast. Best meal of the day, hands down. CrossFit. Addicted. Dogs. Especially this sweet, special little girl. Espresso. Shaken with ice, please! Frozen yogurt. Duh. Especially with this little lady. Girlfriends. I have some of the best.…