Day at a Time, Inpsiration, My Designs

Never Stop

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Hello. My name is Aubrey and I am a planner. I plan my day, my month and the next five years. I plan birthday parties a year in advance, our kids names who probably won’t be here for at least three more years and I can’t stop. Planning is good. Planning is helpful. Planning is a stress reliever for me. But when things don’t go according to my plans, to my dreams… I have to change the plan. I have to rethink and work on a new plan. Dream up something a little different. Sometimes it’s hard. Especially when I really like my original plan, but things change. Dreams change. So here’s to new plans and new dreams. Bigger and better than the ones before. Let’s go!


Happy Tuesday, Friends!

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A Spring Partaaay

With Spring in the air, my mind goes to party mode. What best way to celebrate Spring than with friends at the house! The yummiest part of a dinner party is the food. For my next party, I’m thinking a fun, finger food roam around the house style party. So of course, when I get my mind set on a party, I head over to Pinterest and start pinning on my Party! Board. What better way to let out all of my plans! Here are some of the best things Pinterest has given me for past parties we’ve had  – Plus a few things I have yet to try!


A delicious, refreshing punch of sorts! Stuff that punch with lime, rasberries, cucumbers, lemons and whatever else looks and sounds good!



Speaking of fruit… try out this fun presentation. It’s especially fun for a Thanksgiving look, but for Spring – just look at those colors! The crunch of the cone and the sweet and sour fruit. It doesn’t get much more delectable or  prettier than that!


Since we’re on a fruit roll, this will be at my next party. Doesn’t it just sound incredible. What a mix of flavors and incredible coloring! Spicy and sweet! Can’t wait to make this next!


Prosciutto on those little breadsticks that always appear in Glee. Seriously sounds amazing. A little protein and a bit of carbs.


Bruchetta. These were a huge hit at two different Christmas parties last year. Easy to make and they just melt-in-your-mouth!


For a sweet fruit dessert, try these mini strawberry cheesecake deserts. Easy to make and oh so delish!


So maybe I’m lacking on protein, but would you come to a dinner party serving these finger foods? Seriously! They all sound perfect on this warm Spring day! I can’t wait to start setting up and don’t worry there will be plenty of pictures of how they actually turn out! If you try any of these finger foods out, tell me! I’d love to hear how it went! Just click on my Party! Board link to find the recipes! Enjoy!


Happy Monday, Friends!


Day at a Time

Oysters and Ice Cream






This weekend through the eyes of my Instagram Account @aubreyrachael. On Thursday we celebrated 100 followers on Instagram, ate Pho for dinner with the Hubs between classes and broke in new shoes, ouch! Friday was work day and ended with coming home to take care of my poor, sick Honey. Saturday, M rallied and we headed downtown to explore! We found this great ice cream place to celebrate dessert day. We enjoyed it while dreamily looking down the street at the beautiful Denver skyline. We headed down to the Marriott for a quick peek at my artwork in the gallery. The One Moment piece was inspired by the incredible Anna Rifle Bond and the other piece was for a Clothing Recycle campaign. The day ended with dinner at La Grande Oyster Bar. Today I continued nursing my poor husband back to health. We’re drinking Peppermint tea as I write and plan on a bedtime of 8:30pm! I think yesterday wore him out a bit! Overall, as seen on my Instagram Account, the weekend was one to remember. I’ll never tire of weekends with my Darling, that’s for sure! I am one lucky girl.

I hope the end of this weekend finds you well rested with many new memories as well!

Happy Sunday, Friends!

Day at a Time, Inpsiration, My Designs

Hope is the thing with feathers.

Birdy | A. Design | Chic to Chic Blog“Hope” is the thing with feathers—
That perches in the soul—
And sings the tune without the words—
And never stops—at all—

And sweetest—in the Gale—is heard—
And sore must be the storm—
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm—

I’ve heard it in the chillest land—
And on the strangest Sea—
Yet, never, in Extremity,
It asked a crumb—of Me.
Emily Dickinson

This past weekend we explored downtown. We walked past this place called Poet’s Row. Neither of us knew how it got its name. And then we saw it. Every. Building. On. The. Block. They were named after Poets. Oh yeah, no big deal. I live in the Emily Dickinson building. So cool! I thought it was the neatest idea. So, in honor of Poet’s Row, I thought I’d share a poem by Emily herself.

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Pretty Face, It’s A Beautiful Day

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Okay, seriously! Have you checked out the newest Michael Bublé album? It’s fabulous! Of course being a fan since, I don’t know.. middle school, there was a great chance I’d fall in love with this one too. It’s A Beautiful Day is perfect for this sun shiny afternoon. I’ve got the windows open streaming sunlight in the house and it’s NOT snowing! What! I didn’t know blogging on a NON-snow day was even possible. I’m not complaining. I took a nice walk to Whole Foods and stocked up on dinner items for tonight! That’s another thing making this day so much better. Matt is finally done with busy season. So… it’s back to a normal dinner schedule, TOGETHER no less! What a thought! Tonight on the menu is Spinach & Feta Stuffed Chicken, fresh Papaya and a delish Greek Garbanzo salad. Mmm… now to start cookin’ it!

Happy Wednesday, Friends!

Day at a Time, Inpsiration, My Designs, Somewhere else

I’m Dreaming.

It’s happening. It’s snowing again. And I’m dreaming of a day when there’s no more snow and sunlight streams through my windows. I’m also dreaming of A Change of House. If you’re a follower on MY PINTEREST PAGE you know what’s been on my mind lately. My A Change of House board has gotten lots of attention. I’m dreaming of light colors, sunlight and little details that make the place. Feminine. Flirty. Whites. Neutrals. Cozy. Darling. I think I’ll share with you.

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Cozy and Sleek.

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These frames. That bouquet of flowers. The whole layout. Beautifully simple.

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Clean. White. Colorful. Rifle Paper Co. That did not get past me. Daily Inspiration. Happy.

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Mustard Yellow. Fave. Prints. Patterns and Neutrals.

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Picture layout. Gray couch. My dream. Perfect flower accent. Stairsss.

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Crafty Ikea Table Revamped. The color! The rug! The Globe!

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Genius. I have a scarf from Italy I’d love to frame. Simply elegant and oh so pretty.

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Perfect Pop of Color! No Thank You!!

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This BED FRAME. The RUG! Comforter. Pillows. Ahh…

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Eiffel Tower. Simple. Clean. A great spot to work.

I’m dreaming. I’m dreaming of the above…. Spring is in my head. I want it in my house. It’s snowing outside. Today I’m thinking in short sentences. Is that okay? Hope so. Happy Monday, Friends!

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This Boy is Back.

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Today is Tax Day. This, for an accountant, means from now on, Saturdays are the weekend again, 14 hour work days are in the past and life can be normal again. For me, the accountant’s wife, I’m looking forward to dinner together at a normal time, Saturday date days and not being completely exhausted on our only day together without work or school. Busy Season takes a toll, that’s for sure. But I am so proud of my amazing man for getting through it. It is not for the weak in spirit and he crushed it! He even started us on a new goal. A Matt Goal as I call them. Our new goal is one dessert, once a week. We like desserts. So, last night being the last day before our goal starts, we got frozen yogurt before midnight. One. Last. Dessert.

And today, I was craving a sweet snack. So, I made up a healthy one. It was a-mazing! Try this – Half a frozen Papaya smoothie box from Whole Foods or any frozen fruit. A half cup of plain Greek yogurt. Sprinkle a bit of Agave Nectar and Blend. Papaya Ice Cream – healthy and sooo delish!

Papaya Ice Cream | Chic to Chic BlogAnd as usual on my blog post days. It’s another snow day. Who would have thought. I’ll just be working, sitting in front of the heater eating my Papaya ice cream.

Happy Monday, Friends!