World Chocolate Day

I’d like to thank chocolate for…

Helping me celebrate every holiday and special occasion known to man.

Being there for me when I’m feeling down, frustrated, angry or stressed out.

Last but definitely not least…for boosting my heart health. Yes, it’s a real thing.

Here’s to you chocolate! I’ll just be over here helping you celebrate this special day. 🍫 🍫

*I don’t know who to thank for this picture.

#worldchocolateday #internationalchocolateday #chocolatelover #chocolateaddict #chocolatedoesntjudge #chocolateunderstands #mybestfriend #loveatfirstbite #donteverleaveme #cheerstoyou #dianesoave


Happy Fathers Day

Happy Father’s Day everyone and especially to my awesome dad and husband. 

From the minute my dad adopted me at one month old (I guess back in the day you had to wait so many weeks, like a puppy), he excelled at loving and caring for me. 

From the minute my husband took on the role of a bonus dad to my kids, he excelled at loving and caring for them.

Cheers to the good guys!


#fathersday #goodguys #amazingdads #dads #adopted #stepdad #lucky #dianesoave

National Donut Day

Thank goodness today is National Donut Day.  

Like I needed a declared “day” to indulge in such deliciousness.

So pictured below is my all time favorite donut and then the runner up (eclair).

There is absolutely no point of this post except for the fact it’s National Donut Day, I like donuts and it’s Friday.








Memorial Day Heroes

Our family will never forget the day our son contacted and informed us that 3 of his Army brothers had been killed.  

This was the 2nd (one year) deployment that Troy was serving in Afghanistan.  

These 3 men were the people my son spent the most time with and it crushed us that he was so far away and that we couldn’t physically be with him at the worst time of his life.

Our hearts broke for their families.  

Their sons sacrificed their lives for us.  

They are heroes. 

But I suspect that doesn’t make their pain anymore bearable.

This Memorial Day please remember all the men and women that gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for all those they left behind.  

“May we never forget freedom isn’t free”

#heroes #ultimatesacrifice #neverforget #army #memorialday #dianesoave 


Mother’s Day Memory

Happy Mother’s Day everyone!  
One of my favorite memories of my mom is being in the kitchen with her as she baked our favorite chocolate chip cookies. And yes, we licked the beaters, ate the batter and survived. 🍪

I’m not a professional but I’m sure this may be one reason for my sweet addiction. 😍

Thank goodness she didn’t have me in the kitchen making Jell-O shots.

#mothersday #happymothersday #memories #mom #cookies #chocolatechipcookie #lickthebeaters #lovemom #sweettooth #sugaraddict #dianesoave 


Christmas Pictures

Oh Holy Hell, there is no greater motivating factor (to get in shape) than to have your 80 year old father take Christmas pictures (he had them developed today).
Bad angle? He don’t care. A mouth full of food? He don’t care. In the middle of talking? He don’t care.
Every single picture is taken from his recliner. If you were in view, you were in the pic.
The best part….he thinks we all look wonderful. At the end of the day, I guess that’s all that really matters.
I’m just lucky he’s mine.
P.S. Don’t tell him, but I snuck 3 of the worst pictures in my purse. I basically just stole from my own father.


Day 1: 2017

It’s 9:00 a.m. and as I’m sitting here on the couch eating Mrs. Fields cookies (my resolutions lasted approximately 2 hours), I look back on the events that took place in 2016 and realize that compared to Mariah Carey, I had an outstanding year.

Happy New Year Everyone!