Spread the Cheer!

img_7433Good morning friends, its Friday! And I heard my first Hot Air Balloon this morning which means its going to be a good day! When the weather finally cools off every morning I will seriously JUMP out of my bed when I hear them turning on the gas to get heat going and go watch the balloons go right over our apartment. There will sometimes be over 7 of them right above my head. I have serious love for the Hot Air Balloons, I’ll have to tell you the story another time.

Most Fridays I work a double so I’m getting my coffee fix! And this morning I am drinking my favorite Door County Coffee from Wisconsin! The days here in Phoenix, AZ are still pretty warm so its nice having some holiday spirit in my cup. They always have a good selection around Christmas time and my ALL TIME FAVORITE is img_7445Gingerbread Spice Latte! What is kinda funny about the picture is my cup looks empty, but I drank my coffee so fast before I even took the picture, silly me, I guess I got too excited. They have so many good flavors right now its hard not to have them all! img_7441Starting today they are doing 30% of your entire order and if you spend over $49 you get free shipping too! Talk about a great deal! All you have to do it use the code Holiday30. The best part is this sale is going in until the NOVEMBER 28th so there is plenty of time to shop!! Now let me give you a couple of ideas why you need to buy this coffee, have a work Christmas party coming up? They have this set in the picture available to get and I’m sure your coworkers would love it! Is your offspring going to college next semester? I am POSITIVE they would love some coffee for those all nighters (I know I would)! Are you the person that goes Christmas shopping and then see something you like and get it for yourself? I know you’ll love this coffee too, and hey how are you going to finish your Christmas shopping without a little pep anyway?! I am good at justifying anything 😉 img_7454So get some Door County Coffee in your cup, your soul needs it! (this is when I refilled my cup 🙂 )


Well I hope you all have an amazing Friday and a good start to your weekend! Don’t forget to check out Door County Coffee’s website and find something you like!


img_7450(This is my “I know you want it face”)

Good Day my Hippies!

You are beautiful.

I just want to remind everyone how beautiful you all are! Inside and out. Sometimes I think we get so lost in living our lives, running errands, doing things for others that we forget we need to love ourselves too. I know I do. We need to remember to do the things that make us happy.

I know sometimes I find my happiness when I am folding laundry, listening to my 80’s music, catching myself shaking my butt in a mirror. I know what you are thinking, “wow she found happiness folding laundry,” because that not what I mean, I hate doing laundry, it’s that I found a peaceful moment in my hectic life to enjoy MYSELF jamming out to some awesome music that makes me happy. It’s the times when my husband and I make a 5 minute trip to the grocery store and end up playing with the lightsabers in the toy aisle and laughing so hard, we are going to pee our pants. I think that if we really don’t take the time to love the small moments we lose ourselves to the hard-working lives we live.

Do you ever just take a moment to look at yourself in the mirror? I did the other day after I was just shaking my butt around and I really looked at myself. My hair messy, makeup half worn off from the morning shift I worked, I thought, DAMN I look GOOD! We all do! I love my thin, naturally blonde, always in a knot hair. What do you love about yourself? Take pictures of your beauty, have fun, listen to your music loud because you are the model!

Just remember to be true to yourself, love your natural beauty and never lose who you really are in this crazy world.

Turn up the music, get lost in yourself and by golly shake your butt around! We only have our one life to live, so make it the best.

I love you all my Hippies,

“Be you, Be true.”

E. Little

HERE IS A SONG TO DANCE TO– my mom had a CD that had this song on it growing up, I still love it.

Last year today..

September 5, 2016. The day after our best day ever, was probably our second best day ever. We got to spend the whole day together, hanging around Cottonwood, AZ and then also drove up the interstate to Sedona for some hiking. We found this really cool trail that had super awesome views! img_6312img_6313img_6309img_6310

This was the Fay Canyon Trail End- It was super easy, but it had some of the most beautiful views and super pretty red rocks. We climbed to the tallest part of the mountain that we could to get this picture. We saw that their were a couple more trails around this area, but we got a late start this day so we didn’t get to check them out. It is however, on our list for the next time we go! The best part about this trail is that you didn’t need to drive through the heavy traffic in town!

It was getting late in the afternoon so we decided to head back for a shower and get some food. We ate at most of the restaurants down Main St, Cottonwood and this one just really hit the spot. Pizzeria Bocce, had everything from awesome appetizers to flippin’ good drinks! I got the Prosecco Sangria which was to die for and Austin got one of the craft beers they had on draft. img_6296

My husband had a new recent love for ceviche at the time, so when he saw they offered a Mediterranean Ceviche on their menu he just had to have it and let me say it was good!img_6294\

I love food art, and they definitely do a good job making their food look spectacular! This dish was so fresh with the basil and cucumbers, we almost ordered another! The server we had, who was awesome, mentioned they had a pizza that was on special that night so we decided to give it a whirl, I think it is safe to say that it didn’t disappoint! img_6295

Fresh cheese, tomatoes, arugula, basil, balsamic glaze, and I wish I remembered what else was on it, but I know we now have a love for balsamic glaze on our pizza! We cannot wait to go back and try out the rest of their menu. And for dessert you ask??img_6311

More drinks because you can’t just have one especially when we were one building over from our hotel! I just loved this sangria because of how fresh and crisp it was!

If you are ever coming to visit Arizona, stop in Sedona to see all the pretty red rocks, go on Main St, Cottonwood for some grub and then drive up to Jerome and see if you find yourself a ghost! It’s a fun weekend trip! and stay at the Iron Horse Inn in Cottonwood, it is a cute little hotel that has the best hospitality and some super comfy beds!

Thanks for letting me share my wonderful memories with you!

Peace out Girl Scouts.

E. Little


This was from our hike. Yes, we are always this happy!