T is for Tulips


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and Tasty Treats

It really is the little things in life, for myself fresh flowers always make me happy. A much-needed treat I never deny myself. They instantly make my home feel lighter and brighter…. and tulips for spring is my favorite kind of home bling (oh, look I am a poet!) Today my flower lady threw in a few extra flowers for me which just made me feel so special. For a personal trainer always on the go, this week has been kind of slow… (again with the rhyme) Spring break is happening and clients are on vacation, you would think its a nice break, but I so love being busy & I don’t know what to do with myself.  While I had some free time, I decided to come up with a new healthy snack for myself and my clients. I am sharing it all with you & hope you like it (pictured above).

What You Need:

Raisin Toast, (a healthy brand or whatever kind of bread you prefer)

Plain Greek Yogurt

Honey (to drizzle under or on top of the yogurt)


Assemble like above and enjoy! Trust me it’s super yum!


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Time for Tea & Tulips

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Who has the time you ask? The answer is really… we all do!

I am sure most of you know what I am talking about…we stress out over how little time we actually have in our days instead of actually doing something about it. If you are like me you wonder where the hell the day went?? how on earth did the time fly by and how do I make it slow down?!?

Well, there is not a way to slow down time unless one of you have some sort of super human awesome power to control time and if you do have that power (or any other power) please send me an email stat! What we can do is consciously carve out a few minutes in our days for tea & tulips, coffee & chocolate, popcorn & phone calls, couch time with your cat…. I am sure you are getting the idea here.

Think of the reward, it would so be worth it. A moment to breathe, quiet time…beautiful us only time! How much happier and stress free we could all be! Ironically, this tea and tulip time was a few moments I had on Tuesday & I was so busy I could not post until today. That made the wheels in my head churn. So, I made myself slow down, hot coffee next to me (decaf) and write.  I enjoy writing, it is relaxing for me, I carved out ten minutes to add this darling post. Already I feel like I can tackle the world (well, at least the day) and yes on my tippi toes!

Ruffle Sweater – ShopRuche


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Wishing You All Peace

& Joy

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unnamed (5)Happy Monday friends! This morning finds me attempting to get all my Christmas cards done (notice I said attempting) every time you think you are finished you realize you left someone out! The neighbor, the dentist, the nice lady at the nail salon that always gives you a longer massage than everyone else because you are her favorite.

This is my second year in a row I have used this wonderful company called Paper Culture. A green company that uses 100% post-consumer recycled paper which means no trees are cut down. They plant a tree for you with your purchase and let you dedicate it to someone….this year I dedicated  the tree to my beautiful cousin who was diagnosed with stage three breast cancer. It means so much knowing life will happen and a tree will grow in the name of my family.  They also send you a lovely little packet of seeds for you to plant a tree, such a fantastic way to celebrate the season and give back.

The photos on the cards are photos taken by me, the front is of sunny California (lately rainy damp and I need my own boat to get around) the photo on the back is an usie that we took at sunset. I was so impressed with my cards last year and this year too, I can not imagine using another company ever again! If you have not ordered your cards already take a moment stop by their site just click on Paper Culture above and your off!


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Oh What Fun

It is to decorate someone else’s home for a holiday party!

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unnamed (23)A little glitter and glow with a few simple holiday touches to add comfort & joy. I have the best clients, for not only did I decorate this entire loft when they moved in (the photos are just of the living & dinning space) I was asked back to decorate with just a few holiday touches for a small dinner party (hence the empty serving dishes which will be filled with goodies) The lovely family whose home I decorated today will be leaving for the holidays so no tree was needed nor lots of holiday fluff.

In this modern cozy loft every last detail you see I picked out and placed about the room, each piece of furniture down to littlest vase. The homeowner is a great artist (she will read this and give me an eye roll or tell me to hush) so her wall art is one of a kind, with a few pieces I made or had made for the Mr. & Mrs…… might be a little hard to see with the light bouncing around , afraid my iPhone photos does not do this room justice. I used sparkling silver ornaments and glass cylinders to add that soft holiday glow…accenting with ornaments in shades of teal and blue (a color used through out their home) Large and small silver snowflakes add a whimsical touch for all to enjoy, I  hung a few small snowflakes in their daughters room, I wish I could see her little eyes light up when she notices them!

White serving bowls/dishes only, for food always looks best on white (there is a reason restaurants use white) Cut pine fills vases and along with scented candles the freshness makes you feel as if you are surrounded by pine trees.  I love what I do, styling people & rooms, an entire home, changing people’s lives getting them healthy & fit…not bragging here because I don’t have fifty clients but more than a few, they keep me busy and happy all year through!


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Come in From the Cold

unnamed (18)unnamed (20)unnamed (19)Here we go again…the rain, oh that friggin rain! Except this time its a pretty terrible storm. Six to nine inches of rain, insane crazy winds from thirty to seventy miles per hour depending which part of California you live in. Oh hello winter! You might have snow days on the East Coast, in Cali… we call it a rain day. Cancelled all my training appointments that were private in home and face time training only (just a little safer!)

The morning started out with a client early AM,  able to climb back into bed with my kitties and cozy up. Tried to read my magazine which is nearly impossible with a twelve pound fur ball holding it down, not to mention I feel guilty ignoring her.  Moving onto this afternoon, just a little while ago….poured some Champagne pulled out the snacks & sat down with my favorite cozy scarf on my lap  (biggest scarf I have ever owned) and I am going to attempt to read my Cali Style magazine yet again! (no cat this time) Knock on the door, Fed Ex… my Christmas Cards have come! At least I will get something accomplished today.


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