Everyday Life: Reflecting on the Last Year

This past weekend I turned 28 and thought what better everyday life topic than to reflect on the last year. Its funny some people say that your golden year is when you turn the age of your birth date…mine being the 27th…and looking back…I couldn’t agree more. The last year has been one of the most rewarding and challenging years. We sold our first home, purchased our second, I made the best decision career wise, we celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in the place it all started…Palm Springs, I suffered for 12 weeks from Mono, the list goes on and on. I have to say that I wouldn’t trade last year for anything. I am so thankful for everyone and everything in my life and can’t wait to see what this year has to bring!
I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!


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I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend. I had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday with friends and family. I am also so elated about the Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage. Feels amazing. In honor of the decision by the Supreme Court I want to dedicate this post to all the men and women who are now able to marry. I can’t imagine not being able to marry the one I love based on my sexual preference. I am so fortunate to see this day in history…just wish it came a lot sooner for many many people.
I hope everyone has a wonderful week!!!

Everyday Life: Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Hard to believe I am 27 today. Truthfully I feel like I’m turning 35, but am happy to know I have a few years before that number comes around. This year has been about stepping outside my comfort zone, learning what really matters, putting my happiness first, and doing things I have held off doing for years. I have always been told that I am “mature for my age”, “beyond my years” and “an old soul”, however this year I truly wanted to start really living my life and not settling just because I felt it was the right thing to do. This year I have made some of the best choices and so thankful to say that I am the happiest I have been in a long time. My husband (and family) has been such an amazing support and was the one who finally gave me the extra push I needed to create Life According to L.D. and I am so glad he did.
Here is to another fabulous year…and hope it only keeps getting better!

Fashion: Please Put Your Hands Together For My Latest Handbag Addition…3.1 Phillip Lim Mini Pashli in Iridescent

3.1 Phillip Lim – Pashli Mini Leather in Iridescent
Tomorrow is my birthday (more on that in tomorrow’s post) and thankfully my husband and family know one thing. I am addicted to handbags and everything having to do with them. Without further ado…please welcome my birthday present and new addition to my handbag family…my 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli Mini Leather in Iridescent. I have seen this bag in many different sizes and colors and have admired it from afar. I always felt the bag was a bit too small for my frame and would not hold my larger wallets. After stopping into Nordstrom to return a purchase (figures right), I stopped by the designer handbag section (to look I swear) and bam…this bag stopped me in my tracks. After a quick adjustment of the strap and slipping my wallet into the bag (a perfect fit) I knew this lil baby was mine. Thank you to my husband for a new great lil bag.
Have you recently treated yourself to a new handbag?