Best Starbucks “Secret Menu” Items- Holiday Edition

Hey peeps! Good news- we now have physical evidence that Christmas is just around the corner.  Yes, I’m aware that Thanksgiving hasn’t occurred yet.  But…… Starbucks released their infamous red cups today!!!! All things jolly, and joyful, and Christmas in a cup- and a reminder that the holidays will be here before we know it!…

5 Date Nights for Cuddle Season

So, we’ve turned the clock back an hour.  Great- an extra hour of zzzzz’s!  But wait….I’m walking out of the office….and it’s dark outside?  I’m pretty sure I only saw the light of day on my drive to work this morning. 😦 Daylight Savings is here (& Marcus is full on pissed- have you ever…

A dog mom’s response to “Pets Are Not Children”

Hey loves!!  I hope you are having a fabulous Wednesday — I can’t believe we’re halfway through the week already! 🙂 Last night, our little family celebrated our spunky, adorable black lab, Oakley’s, 5th birthday.  Actually, we completely made up his birthday being November 1st….he was a rescue pup, so we were never told his real birthday.  But everyone’s…

Caramel Apple Sangria

Happy Halloween Eve!  I hope your weekend has been filled with pumpkin-patching, candy corn, creative costumes & pumpkin spice everything. ❤  I must say, scrolling through my Instagram feed this morning I was thoroughly impressed with some of the costumes y’all came up with!  My personal favorite: my very own sister’s rendition of Donald Trump…

#goals for 25

TFIG, everyone!! I hope y’all had a great, stress-free week.  As happy as I am that it’s finally Friday, I definitely can’t complain about my week- things have started to fall into place at work, its 75 degrees & sunny, aaaand I celebrated my 25th birthday yesterday with my fantastic husband!  Not too shabby, eh? I…

Seared Scallops with Riesling Risotto

Hello readers!  Happy Saturday… I hope your week hasn’t been too hectic, and that you’re enjoying a well deserved day off. 🙂  It’s been a while since I posted- sorry to abandon you.  Marcus and I spent a few days sightseeing in Charleston to celebrate our engagement anniversary (which will likely be another post itself… get…

Treat yo self.

In case you weren’t aware- today, October 13th, is the best day of the year.  Friends, it is Treat Yo Self Day. Some of you will be thoroughly confused at this point in time. If that’s the case- it means that you have never experienced the sheer perfection that is Parks and Recreation.  If this…

Getting Started

Hi all!   I’ve loved trying my hand at this blogging thing so far.  But- I need your help to make my blog a success! Please comment below with a topic you’d love to hear about.  Whether it’s cooking, fitness, style, embarrassing moment, beer brewing *Marcus made me include this one* – let me know…