Giving Thanks.

Yesterday I had a wonderful Thanksgiving with my family.
This year has gone by SO ridiculously fast, and through many ups and downs, I am grateful for everything that has come my way. Anything I thought I couldn’t get out of, I eventually found a way back on my feet. I’ve grown and learned so much through this year, and wouldn’t want it any other way.

As always, I am thankful for my loving family who is constantly there for me, my amazing friends, my fabulous home, and basically for God for giving me this wonderful life.

I am also thankful for these other {little} things in life that make me happy  like….

• the fact that I have a job!!!! {and that amazing African Cats wallpaper I have!!!!}

• my fun new hair autumn hair color that I am now in love with {I have also been living in that sweater — it’s amazing!}!

• for all my kittys of course, but this year, especially for our lil nugget Dexter. this lil kitty fought through a lot but now is super healthy yayyy!

• for ALL the amazing food I eat, especially the fact that I had this full, delicious plate for Thanksgiving dinner, and for that yummy french toast that the bf made for me Turkey Day morning : )
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• for this guy, my crazy lovin babes {who dresses in bright crazy wetsuits with me on rainy Bears game days}

• all my day to day obsessions & loves, including my subscription boxes {which my cats seem to love too}

all love & smiles on this fabulous Friday off,


Wonderful Grocery Shopping Adventure

Soooo Michael & I decided to finally check out Trader Joe’s and see what it was all about…. I, of course, fell in love instantly. The prices, easy selection, amazing health foods galore, it was all just so wonderful! Per usual when the two of us go shopping together, we grabbed a small cart, thinking we wouldn’t even be filling that one, and by the time we were through with approximately 3 asiles, our cart was already overflowing. Ooooops. We got so many amazing goodies that I cannot WAIT to try, it’s been hard to try and sit and wait for the next meal when I just wanna snack on it all right now! I already completely devoured the salmon dip. I couldn’t help myself. It was completely & utterly amazing. Also, those slices of watermelon never stood a chance. I ate all those pieces in record time. I’m excited to bake a pizza together, we got all the ingredients for a fabulous homemade pizza, can’t wait to try that! Here are most of my favorites we got:

we already ate the delicious french toast for breckie today :] made it cinnamon toast!

we already ate the delicious french toast for breckie today :] made it cinnamon toast!

of course we had to try the cookies

of course we had to try the cookies

these dressings are SO GOOD it's unbelievable.

these dressings are SO GOOD it’s unbelievable.

already killed the salsa too... oooops haha

already killed the salsa too… oooops haha

used the pasta sauce for lunch yesterday.... amazing :]

used the pasta sauce for lunch yesterday…. amazing :]

that salmon dip... nom nom nom. and look at the adorable 3 kittys on the tuna can!!! just like my 3 :]

that salmon dip… nom nom nom. and look at the adorable 3 kittys on the tuna can!!! just like my 3 :]

I know this isn’t particularly that glamorous to be posting pictures of my groceries, BUUUUUUUT I loveeee food so much and it would just be a shame if I didn’t document all the wonderful finds we bought on our very first trip to Trader Joe’s :]

Also, I STILL can’t get over how my lil precious Aria sleeps. She is suuuuch a strange lil kitty :]

my lil precious monster

my lil precious monster


all love & smiles :]

 mary elyse