Twelve Steps to Bliss List: Step Ten

Step Ten: Be honest with yourself and others

Asking for What We Really Want & Saying What We Mean


As I’ve gotten older I have come to the realization that we each are the gate keepers to our own paths in life. What I mean is… the direction we ultimately go in is dictated by us. It’s taken me far too long to post this post, but with life, graduate school, website building, and other obligations, I hadn’t found (or taken) the time until now to finish it. The truth of the matter is that we have control over our lives and even our experience of it, and whether or not we take that control and use it to our advantage, it’s still there.  Continue reading

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!

Happy Monday and Happy St.Patrick’s Day!


I hope you all had as fun of a weekend as I did.

stpattyI personally love any excuse to celebrate. Just give me a reason and I’m all over it.

Throw in a few great friends, some delicious and homemade Irish inspired food, and a good time complete with live music, lawn games, and good conversation and my life’s complete for a night.

Yesterday we through a killer Ceilidh (pronounced “Keili” which is the Gaelic word for a shindig, so to speak), and it turned out fantastic! Me and my friend Bryan spent the day slaving away in the kitchen in preparation for the nights events. He made two large delicious Shepard’s Pies from scratch, and I made Kell’s Guiness Meatballs, Massaged Kale Salad, Mini Beef Sliders, and Irish Car-Bomb Cupcakes!  There was fun, games, Irish music and live music preformed by my boyfriend and our friends (after forming the band for the party about a week ago). I can’t wait for our next excuse to celebrate something!

Check out this delicious recipe I found posted by The Brown Eyed Baker for Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes! It was a big hit at the party last night, so tasty!

Also, check out this delectable recipe for Kell’s Guinness Meatballs that I made yesterday for the party as well posted by! Yum, yum! I mixed and formed my meatballs the night before the party so that I would have one less thing to do the day of the party.

And here’s the recipe for the Massaged Kale Salad from!

Happy Monday!

Bedside Manner: Dressing Your Bedside Tables

Tips For Choosing Bedside Tables & How to Decorate Them

From the moment you choose not to purchase a bedroom set – complete with matching nightstands and a dresser, it’s time to start thinking about how you intend to round out your bedroom retreat in an interesting and stylish way.

There are literally thousands and thousands of options out there, but navigating the aisles of design stores, the displays of showrooms, and local neighborhood yard sales doesn’t have to leave you drowning in options. Here are a few pointers that will help you find that perfect piece that speaks to your own personal sense of style.


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“Are we there yet?”…. - are we there yet?

So, three months into the new year. How are you doing? Feel yourself making headway, or have you come to an impasse?

I find my life neither standing still, nor moving a long as quick as I would like. Then again patience has never been my strong suit. It’s the seven-year-old kid in me who keeps annoyingly asking “are we there yet?” And the 27-year-old adult that I am who has to keep answering, “No… not yet. Look out the window and enjoy the view.” …I’m working on it.

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