Back to the old format?

Hey y’all! It’s been awhile since I’ve posted since Jeff has recently had some more time at home, so we have been enjoying our newfound quality time by filling our weekends with fun adventures!

Here’s what we’ve been up to (including, but not limited to:) DIY home decor, trying new recipes, starting another blog, celebrating my 27th birthday and our 2nd Anniversary, Jeff getting promoted, and getting ready to travel to Ohio to see family after over a year of being away. All of that looks something like this:







I have also been toying with the idea of going back to my old daily format, but wanted to get as many opinions as I could before I do anything. Before starting my health journey at the beginning of this year, I had a format that looked like this:

Monday: Fashion Feature
Tuesday: Teaching Tips/Nannying/Tuesday Tester
Wednesday: Around the House – DIY ideas or before&afters of our home
Thursday: Pinterest Post
Friday: Fitness Feature
Saturday: What’s on my mind – random thoughts/weekend fun
Sunday: Recipe of the Week

So I need a little input…
what would you like to see on The Wife Life?
Is there a type of article you love? Could you live without one of the suggestions above? Do you want daily posts or just semi-weekly?

send me your ideas in the comments below!!!

Love you guys!!


Cali Travels Pt. 3: 59-Mile Scenic Drive, Episode 1

Happy Weekend everyone!

This week was quite a doozy, making it difficult to do anything but catch up on sleep early each night 🙂

Today Jeff and I started our first episode of driving/touring the 59-Mile Scenic Drive around San Diego. This ride is a great way to hit a whole bunch of hot spots around San Diego. You start at the pier downtown and the visitors center sells the self-guided tour packet with directions for 50 cents. You could avoid paying the cost, though, if you want to print it from their website found here.

Here are some pictures from today. If you look at the website link above, we did stops 1-7 today since we spent so much time at the tide pools and Cabrillo National Monument.













Saturday Adventures in Cooking

So these past two days have been extremely busy, so no Pinterest Project for me….unless you count today’s macarons, which will be shown and explained later.

And Since I missed my Fitness Friday post yesterday in all my running around, I decided to start training for a 10K with a friend of mine (and hopefully Jeff!) in a month. Be prepared for an update often!

So anyhow, It’s 8:10 pm on a warm, breezy San Diego evening. I’m sitting on the couch in a pair of Jeff’s sweatpants watching Julie & Julia with my MIL. It really is a perfect evening. Only Jeff being here could make it better.

These past two days have been filled with trips to the park, movies with friends, cleaning, and cooking. We are getting the apartment ready for Jeff to come home next week and I am so excited!

So in the name of this post being all over the place, I’m going to give you guys a run down of today as it was a roller coaster of a day:

I researched the mandates on cottage foods in San Diego. It turns out I won’t be able to sell my minis out of the house because the frosting makes it perishable…and since I refuse to use shortening in any of my cooking (trans fat?! EWW!) I won’t be able to sell my minis unless I’m selling them from my own shop. Not an option right now, obviously.

I decided to attempt making macarons. I made the plain almond macaron with Nutella filling. Here’s how it worked:




I have to admit, these were the product of my second batch, as the first ones came out big, flat, and gummy…not so good! These, however, came out wonderfully! They’re missing the signature “feet” and I can’t figure out why they don’t have them, but I’m happy with their texture and flavor!

So feel privileged that I’m announcing this here first, I’m planning on perfecting my recipes and flavors in the next few weeks and starting a macaron business! Be on the lookout for updates!

So yea, my weekend has been a melting pot of activity and will continue to be crazy this week with Jeff coming home! I can’t wait!

Happy Saturday everyone and start sending me ideas for macaron flavors! If I choose yours, ill mail you a batch to sample and critique!