Adventures · California

Life’s a Beach {August 2020}

Bonjour, everyone! August is here (already?) and the summer sunshine came out to play. I, personally, have soaked up my last few days before going back to the classroom tomorrow. This means I have been walking outside, lounging in the hammock, reading books, sleeping in, listening to music, staying up way too late watching movies,…… Continue reading Life’s a Beach {August 2020}

autumn · Food · Recipes · Savory

Autumn Three-Bean Turkey Chili {Slow Cooker Recipe}

Happy Autumn to all! I’ve been celebrating Autumn since September 1, even though I know it isn’t officially Autumn until, well, TODAY! Can you tell I’m excited?! One of my favorite things about Autumn is how cozy everything seems to get. We bring out decorations, light more candles, dust off the comfy sweaters, watch our…… Continue reading Autumn Three-Bean Turkey Chili {Slow Cooker Recipe}

autumn · California

A Walk Through Time {Autumn Adventures}

Welcome back, Autumn, I’m so glad to see you! Autumn is my favorite time of year. Being a coastal town, and one with a boardwalk, Santa Cruz has a population that doubles during the summertime. Autumn is slower, crisper, calmer… Unless, that is, you’re a teacher (like me!). My autumn days are filled with ABCs…… Continue reading A Walk Through Time {Autumn Adventures}

Adventures · Sustainable Living · wedding

Ahwahnee Marry You {Our Yosemite Wedding}

Hello all, today I am going to talk about something so especially dear to my heart: our wedding day. April 5, 2019 was pure love and magic. I got to marry my best friend and love of my life, and in our very favorite place on Earth: Yosemite National Park. When we sat down after…… Continue reading Ahwahnee Marry You {Our Yosemite Wedding}