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I think I’ll stick around for many more

Friday was our anniversary – five years of marriage!  Woo!  Actually, we’re stretching the celebration across the whole weekend, since Saturday was the five-year anniversary of getting our first kitty, Stella (Yes, we got a kitten on our first full day of marriage.  It was our first joint decision as a married couple.  Priorities, people!), and today is the 8-year anniversary of our first date.  Lots to celebrate this weekend!


We’re keeping the celebration pretty low-key:  we’re trying to be frugal (something we both struggle with), and we’re trying to stick to our diet (high-protein, high-fat, low-carb).  But it’s possible to keep it simple and still enjoy special occasions, especially with meals like this:

T-bone steak with pesto shrimp and broccoli topped with Asiago...yum!

And for dessert…

Coconut chocolate chip cookies...an experimental recipe that ended up a winner.

Simple and delicious. (And in keeping with the theme of this blog, luxurious!)

I feel like our years together so far have flown by, but at the same time I feel like we’ve been together forever.  I thank God for bringing us together early in life and helping us to grow together, instead of apart.  We love each other, agree on the important stuff, encourage one another to grow and be better, and have a whole lot of fun.  We’re in it for the long haul!

And now, since I’m not sure you’ve ever seen her, and because this is her special weekend too, here is Stella.  She doesn’t photobomb my outfit pictures the way our other kitties do.  She’s a little shy.

Pretty girl.

We love her. 🙂

We wish you a wonderful Sunday!


Food, Glorious Food

The majority of my posts focus on fashion and style, but from the beginning, I’ve wanted to also feature crafts, food, decor, and other passions of mine that I feel make my life just a bit more luxurious.  So I thought maybe tonight I’d show you a few dishes I’ve whipped up recently.

You know about the weight loss plan already, but you don’t know what I’m doing to try and lose weight.  Without getting into it too deeply, I’ll say that Daniel and I are just really trying to watch our carbs and get lots of protein and veggies.

Here we have the delicious spinach salad that I made as our last meal before the 30-hour famine.  Eggs and bacon with a delicious homemade Parmesan dressing and fresh mozzarella.  Yum.  It was extremely filling!

This pizza’s crust was made with a recipe found here.  It’s so good to find recipes that let you eat your favorite foods without totally messing up your diet.

And here we have some lovely tilapia and asparagus with carbonara.  I’m a pasta-eatin’ girl, so whenever I find a way to enjoy a favorite pasta sauce without the carbs, I’m excited.

And that’s it for now!  Just wanted to show you a bit of what’s been going on in my kitchen.