Current Mood

Shopping Haul

Listening... to CN Blue's Between Us.

Reading... How to Pack: Travel Smart for Any Trip by Hitha Palepu. Review to come.

Sticking with... the classics when it comes to clothing. I recently added a few pieces to my wardrobe and somehow they work quite well as an outfit. Yeah I meant for that to happen.  Levis Jeans // Loft Sweater // Keds Sneakers

Watching... pre-season baseball. The NY Yankees have the best record in Spring Training. Take that and run with it please!

Eating/Drinking... miso soup which is currently my favorite breakfast. I love the umami goodness and it's packed with nutrients and probiotics. I make it with red miso for bolder flavor, lots of wakame because seaweed is bae and organic tofu. For more sustenance, I add kale or spinach.

Obsessed... with spring cleaning. Like really!

Absolutely loving... our new refrigerator. It's practically the same size on the outside but so much bigger on the inside. I also organized it with bins to maximize storage. Being able to cut down on how often I have to go food shopping is such a timesaver and makes meal planning so much easier.

Looking forward to... the start of baseball season and some real spring weather.

Super happy... about paying off our mortgage this week, 3 years ahead of schedule. With extra principal payments, we were due to finish payments at the end of this year and we decided to pay it now since we have the money. Being debt free is really exciting and a total relief. Now we can concentrate on saving for retirement because it's never too early!

Recently discovered... that my husband has a collection of photos of me on his phone. Apparently he likes to take them when we're out which is fair since sometimes I insist on photographing our food before we eat. I might have my own stash of photos of him as well.

What's up with you?


Doctor Anne said...

Your husbands pictur of you is adorable. At least he knows how to keep himself entertained when he has to wait!
And congrats on paying off the mortgage, as someone that only recently bought a house I know how terrifying the thought of being in debt for such a long time can be. Paying it off surely lifts a weight of your shoulders.

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Nequéren Reis said...

Postagem maravilhosa, bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.

Nequéren Reis said...

Lindas peças, bom final de semana, obrigado pela visita.

Jackie Harrison said...

Great outfit love the top

Lilli said...

Ahah, the pic of you photographing the food is utterly cute and fun, u look adorable Rowena and is very sweet of ur hubby! Love the sweater, I need to start my spring cleaning as well, hard work and task! Happy weekend dear! xo

Emmylou said...

Aaaaaw....I think it's super sweet how your hubby does that:) And yay to paying off your mortgage. Congrats! That's a big deal, Rowena! My hubby is pretty good with that kinda stuff so when we were able to do this, it was such a huge relief for sure.
PS Love that Ann Taylor sweater.:)
Have a great weekend! XOXO

Paola Lauretano said...

Totally obsessed with the sweater! And your pic is adorable Rowena!
Kisses, Paola.
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Elle Sees said...

Love the update on you! More, please! And that's so adorable that he has a secret collection of pics of you!! ADORABLE.

BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

Nice! Have a good weekend.


Ice Goddhez Blog said...

Wow! So sweet of you and your husband, dear! :) Taking photos of each other.

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Shireen L. Platt said...

Your husband is so sweet and it really shows how much he adores you. And congratulations on paying off the mortgage, Rowena, that's a massive step! We're lucky that the only debt we have is our home but we have to pay for it for many years which is honestly a scary thought.

Unknown said...

I can’t wait for baseball season; I’ve been enjoying spring training also. We had Miso soup for breakfast in Japan, and I loved it, it was the prefect way to start my day. Ahhhh the collections of photos your husband has of you on his phone is adorable. He’s a keeper :)

Pilar said...

Aww your husband is so sweet and congrats on paying off your mortgage! Have a great weekend Rowena!

Gingi said...

A new refrigerator?! JEALOUS!!! I have been eyeing some new ones myself recently!! <3 -


I think it's cute that your husband takes random
photos when you both are out, it's a lovely one! I think I have only owned two pairs of Levis, I really should check them out again. Congrats on paying off the mortgage, what a great feeling! Happy weekend to you, Rowena!

little luxury list said...

Aww how sweet that your husband has an album of photos of you!
Miso in the morning sounds like a great idea and I may need to do this too.
I'm also spring cleaning since we're moving. It's nice to donate and sell off what we don't need!

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Anonymous said...

That sweater looks so pretty!
Nice blog (:


Ivana Split said...

that photo of you that your husband took is look so concentrated taking that food photo...and I can understand why. Food photography is hard...really hard. I'm always struggling with it- that is why there aren't many food photos on my blog or Insta- I'm just not happy with the photographs I take. Additional reason is that sometimes I'm just too hungry to even give it a try- a moment of honesty here:)....

I'm also really in Spring cleaning right now...and I'm cleaning two houses at the moment, the one I live in and the one I will move into...

Lena L said...

You look so adorable in the picture. No wonder your husband has a special folder! And congratulations on paying off mortgage. That's a really fantastic new financial status!

Hope you have a great weekend. The weather isn't half bad. ;D

Margaret Dallospedale said...

These look is adorable Rowena.
Have a nice weekend
Maggie Dallospedale

Anonymous said...

Congrats on paying back your mortgage; hope to get there too one day!


Beauty Unearthly said...

Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Hooray for paying off your mortgage! That's exciting :)

Mica said...

I look forward to your review of that book - how to pack successfully (and not pack too much!) is something I've never really mastered, haha!

Congrats on the mortgage too - it's so nice being debt free!

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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ALLIE NYC said...

Looking forward to spring and my step family visiting from Paris. And this outfit looks so fun and casual perfect for strolling around. And congrats on paying off your mortgage!


Coco said...

I'm so in love with this ruffled sweater Rowena! And your striped top is very cute too!!Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

Kelsey&Kenecha said...

That sweater is really cute!! :)


Hena Tayeb said...

love that sweater.
my husband likes taking pictures of me taking pictures.

Ice Goddhez Blog said...

Have I commented on this? Recently my blogger comments seem to be not showing up! But oh well, I must say that lovey gesture is soooo sweet :) You guys are lovely!

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A Very Sweet Blog said...

Rowena, CONGRATULATIONS on paying off your mortgage! That is super awesome! There's nothing like being debt free. When I paid off my student loan it was a big weight off my shoulders. Your husband is the best! I love that photo of you! You look so beautiful. I love that denim jacket & striped top. Looks so good together :D My house is pretty straight. I need to revisit selling & donating some more clothes.

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