Monday, September 12, 2011


As Erik and I were driving out of Heber yesterday we saw this:

It was such a simple and quiet way to remember the tragic events of September 11th but it really touched my heart.  

We spent the evening watching 9/11: Ten Years Later on CBS. It was an incredible documentary that featured interviews with firefighters from the NYFD's Ladder 1.  I'll admit it was hard to watch at points but it helped me to reconnect with the things I felt on that fall day so many years ago. 

I read some wonderful blog posts yesterday about people's 9/11 experiences and their feelings 10 years later. The thing that stuck out to me the most in all of those posts was the need to remember. Remember how we felt that day and for months and years afterwards.  Remember the way the city of New York and America as a whole came together to grieve - and to lift one another up. Remember the heros of that day - the ones that were lost, the ones who remain, and the ones who continue to suffer.  We need to remember each and every day not only the tragedy of that day but the love that followed.  If the attacks on our country showed us the worst of humanity, the days and years that followed have showed us the best of humanity.  That despite all the evil there will always be an enormous amount of good in the world. And the good will always prevail. 


Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday's Fancies

Chunky White SweaterNavy V-NeckRed CaprisStriped PurseAnchor NecklaceMetallic Boat 
I'm totally obsessed with red, white, and blue clothing so I'm super excited that this week's theme on Friday's Fancies is Labor Day Chic. I might have gone a bit overboard with the Americana/nautical idea but I am just dying to rock this look. Red skinny capris with a loose t-shirt and a chunky grandpa sweater is my idea of comfy chic. And when you pair it with a fab bag, metallic boat shoes, and a cute little anchor pendant, does it get any better? I'll probably end up spending Labor Day addressing wedding invites but I'll be dreaming that I'm on a sail boat off the coast of Martha's Vineyard with the wind in my hair wearing this outfit. 


Thursday, September 1, 2011


I'm definitely no fitness expert and I rarely keep up a work-out routine for more than a month at a time, but I just had to share with you my new obsession. 

The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred is totally amazing. I've only been using the DVD for 3 weeks but it's by far my most favorite work-out ever. It only takes 20 minutes but I am literally drenched in sweat by the time it's over. Plus, it has three levels so you can keep progressing.

I'm sure Jillian has her critics but you can't argue with success.  So if you're looking for a great work-out that doesn't take a lot of time check this one out for sure.  And you can get it on Amazon for like five bucks. I promise you won't regret - in fact you'll probably be thanking me once you realize the amazingness of this DVD. 

Happy shredding everyone!