Author Archives: Stephanie

Willamette Valley


Tyler and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary in Oregon.  It was perfect!  We started the trip in Willamette Valley and ended it in Portland.  It was beautiful.  We made it to 15 wineries which was surprising.  We did share a flight at each winery which made it doable Smile

Here are a few pictures from our trip…


View from our hotel, Youngberg Hill.


Enough said Smile.


Red Hills Market turned out to be one of our favorite restaurants.  We went during the lunch hour which was perfect because we each ordered a salad and shared a wood fired pizza.


I love these jars!


I about died when I saw this wine at Red Hills Market.


Four Graces was one of the first wines that Tyler and I enjoyed together.  We had it with my dad and stepmom in Kansas City when I first moved there from San Diego.


I had to take a picture of these beautiful flowers in the tasting room Smile.


Once we got back into the hills, the views were gorgeous!


Tyler at Penner-Ash.


The wind picked up right as we had this picture taken…oh well!

Well, there you have it!  We did try to hike, but it was POURING the day we went to the coast.  The ocean was still pretty from the car.   I also went to two awesome yoga classes at a new yoga studio in the town of McMinnville called 4 elements.  Check it out if you are ever in the area!  Anna is amazing!

On a side note, work is going well.  Busy, busy, busy!

Have a great week ya’ll!



A New Ride


This post is LONG overdue!  Sorry!  My free time is spent with Tyler, working out/yoga, or catching up on blogs and TV.  I am LOVING my new job, by the way.  It is challenging and energizing all at the same time.   I feel very lucky.

I received a very sweet surprise from my husband this week.  You see, our one year wedding anniversary is coming up at the end of May which is so hard to believe given everything that has happened in the last year.  We moved from Kansas City to Atlanta, Tyler started a new job,  and I started a new job.  We are very happy in our new city and have tried many new things. 

Back to the surprise…Tyler came home on Monday night with a very sweet present for our anniversary and landing my dream job.

 Check it out!!!


The bike is from ATLANTACYCLING  which is very close to our apartment.  I have been talking about wanting to get a a road bike for about 2 years.  I was shocked!  The colors of the bike are totally me which is so fun!  Tyler and I are going to head out for a ride this weekend. The weather is supposed to be good.  Riding on the road is SO different from riding inside, but we can’t wait to get out there! 

I went to the store this morning to get fitted, and it is amazing to me how much gear you need to be comfortable for rides lasting more than 30 minutes.  Biking is an expensive sport!  I did buy some shorts, a water bottle, and a PINK water bottle cage.  Sweet!

I have missed all of you!  Thank you for checking in on the blog and me.  I will do my best to post when I can because I really do love the blog community. 

Have a great weekend!  Get out there and ride your bike! 

do you prefer cycling inside or outside?

any suggestions for a beginner outdoor cyclist?

Yogi Tea


It is raining here in Atlanta, so it is a perfect day for a cup of tea!  Last week, I won a fabulous giveaway of 6 different types of Yogi tea from Lauren Kelly, and the package arrived today!  Check out this beautiful tower of tea Smile.


I am enjoying a cup of the Skin DeTox tea right now.  I can’t wait to try all of them!  Thank you, Lauren!

Today is my last day of training with wellcoaches which is hard to believe given that I feel like I just signed up.  I have learned so much from this experience.  Now, I have to tackle all of the things that I need to do to actually get certified to become a wellness coach.   There are many parts to the certification process, but luckily I have a year to get it all done.  Phew!

Have a great day!  I will be back this weekend with some exciting news (I’m not pregnant)…hehe!

what is your favorite kind of  Yogi tea?

do you like to enter giveaways?