I’m coming back! 

Wow! It’s been a while. I’m going to make a concerted effort to slowly make my way back into blogging….

Life has changed a lot! I’m working as a reporter in Birmingham, Alabama and I love it. It’s a lot of hard work with long hours but worth every minute. 

My husband also works long hours- but still loves his job! We’ve decided while we are in our 20’s, it is the perfect time in our lives to focus our energy toward our careers wholeheartedly.

Covering President Obama’s Speech in Selma, Ala.



my coolest press pass yet! Whit House Press Pool!

I was recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. I will not bore you with the details, but basically I’m gluten free now. 

THIS IS A HUGE LIFESTYLE CHANGE FOR ME. (This article explains why I’m avoiding gluten if you are interested. “Imagine every bite of gluten literally burning up a piece of your thyroid tissue that you will never get back!”) 

This new diet has be constantly searching for new recipes and cooking more! I’ve come up with a lot of great recipes on my own that I can’t wait to share. 

(The paleo recipes I’ve shared in the past have done really well on Pinterest! I think these future post might do even better!)

I became blog shy after I took a serious “how to make money blogging” class online. It was a four week program that literally made me shy to blog. That coupled with a computer that started to slow down and a new intense job… the blog went out the window. 

So let me just say for the record, I’m NOT doing this blog to make money. I’ve got about $20 in my google ads account from this site. 😂 I’m doing this for the reason I blogged for many years; because I love sharing things that make me happy! Things isn’t a strong descriptive noun… but it’s the best word for what this blog is. It started as random and whimsical…. and maybe during this new chapter I’ll kind a focus. 

If you are still following this blog. THANK YOU. If you are new, check back! 

Have a happy week with the SUNNY time change! ☀️☀️☀️

– Lillian Lalo {pronounced Lah-Low}





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Marriage….

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Haha.. this is so true.

For instance, it takes a LOT to get a decent picture together.

I get so annoyed………. and Chris think it’s so funny.

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“STOP SMILING LIKE THIS!”

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Try 2.

Open your EYES!!

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Try 3– OHH MYYY GOSHH CHRIS!!

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Finally!! geeze.

Lol.

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Happy Daddy Day!!

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Cat Cabinet- Amsterdam

If you are ever in Amsterdam, you must visit the Katten Kabinet “Cat Cabinet”….

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It’s located in a beautiful old house… features lots of beautiful artwork…..DSC_0758

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….and cats run free!
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A cat in a cat museum….

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Herengracht 497 | 1017 BT Amsterdam
020 626 9040 | info@kattenkabinet.nl

OPENING HOURS
Mon – Fri: 10:00 – 17:00
Sat – Sun: 12:00 – 17:00
Holidays: 10:00 – 17:00
Closed on December 25th;
January 1st; April 27th

CLICK HERE to visit the official website. 

 

Thomas the Cat

Thomas the cat came to visit me during my liveshot the other day. He just made himself at home… walked around in my news car… cuddled…. It was so cute!!

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Thomas lives at Artisans Cove in Hampton Cove, AL.

Big Spring Cafe

Chris and I finally tried Big Spring Cafe. It’s a fun hole-in-the-wall where all the waitresses call you “sweat heart” and “darling.”

It was established in the 1920’s and is still the “home of the greasy burger.”

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Don’t visit if you are on a health kick, but it’s certainly worth it if you are craving a burger and fries!

2606 Governors Drive SW
Huntsville, AL. 35805
(205) 539-9994

(These pictures were taken pre-Whole30 by the way! Haha)

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A visit from The Goblin….

Our little Goblin (Hobbes the cat- aka The Hobgoblin) has started climbing our window screens…..

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He thinks he is really cute.

…I guess I agree.

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My Purple and Pink morning at The Corner Bakery in Decatur, AL

On my quest for coffee this morning in Decatur, AL…. I stumbled upon the cutest bakery! Not only do they frost their famous cupcakes fresh, right in front of you, they also have BEAUTIFUL jewelry dripping from every corner. They said “we frost your cupcakes and you can frost yourself with jewelry!” Haha.

I had to buy a strawberry cupcake, coffee, and a little bit of jewelry with my Birthday money! 😉 thanks Mom Lalo!

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Uvarovite Garnet

My new love is Uvarovite Garnet!

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I discovered the stone on my trip to The Netherlands.

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My Husband and Father bought me this ring for my Birthday!

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It makes me feel like I have a piece of the Emerald City on my finger!

It sparkles in a really neat way.

Netherlands Riverboat Cruise part 1

iPhone Pictures from our adventures so far!

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Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival

The most southern event we’ve been to in a while… The Alabama Chicken and Egg Festival in Moulton, Alabama. So much fun!

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Our biscuit maker….

Someone made a nice little batch of biscuits this afternoon…
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(another) Famous Friend!

A high school friend of mine is a star!

Sarah Simmons is on Season 4 of The Voice and she is going to WIN.

Listen to her- SHE IS AMAZING:

Click HERE to watch a clip of us talking about her on the morning show.

GO SARAH!

Sending love and support from Huntsville!

 

 

My T-Shirt Memory Quilt

This is my t-shirt memory quilt that Chris got me for Christmas!

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Marlow wears a Hat!

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It’s our first anniversary!

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Ole Miss Compass Bowl

A fun weekend with friends and family!
So happy Ole Miss has such a promising future in football! Hotty Toddy!

(Yes, it was freezing)

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We can tailgate anytime….anywhere!!! Lol.
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Take one- Melanie got distracted….

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Take two!

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I think my silly gloves brought us good luck!?!

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…two Ross’! (Don’t ask how we got this sign..)

2012 iPhone album clean out! Part-1 Our New House!

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Our Christmas Tree 2012

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Baking with my Best Friend!

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Maw Maw’s 2011 Christmas Tree

I always think this looks like something out of a picture book…
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The Cullman County Fair!

Pictures from our family outing to the fair. This is one of the best county fairs around. It’s clean, wholesome and perfect for all ages. We had a great time.

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Chris loved the snacks!

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Petting zoo!

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Fresh Apple Pie

Nothing cuter than brothers making a homemade apple pie! When we go to the mountains we like to pick apples off the apple tree…. then uncle Norman makes his famous apple pie. He knows the recipe by heart. 🙂

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Randall Atcheson Concert

I went to a (crazy) benefit concert over my long weekend.

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Randall Atcheson is a true performer!

It was by far the most entertaining piano concert I’ve ever been to.

Here is proof…

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Please notice his foot in the air!

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I love his pink shoes!

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Here is an iPhone video I took of his encore performance..

 

Wedding Day Mantra!

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Our tongue and cheek “Kate Middleton” moment.

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Another Broken Egg Cafe

Brunch is by far my favorite meal…
Another Broken Egg Cafe provides some of the best brunch around.
My husband and I love eating there on Sunday.

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First, we started our morning with some spicy Bloody Mary’s and beignets! 🙂

An odd combination of flavors… but it was amazing.

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I always get the Egg Sardou! It’s AMAZING!!!

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If you’ve never experienced Another Broken Egg Cafe….make it a goal to eat there ASAP! List of locations. 

Honorable mentions:
I also love the oatmeal with blueberries.


Their muffins, waffles, and Bananas Foster!!

Click here for the full menu. 

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