Happy Thanksgiving everyone! To get you in the holiday spirit, I wanted to share a YouTube series I started with my boyfriend this past fall. We coined it “Seasonal Swigs & Sweets.” We review seasonal beers and then make desserts and review those too! If you’re looking for something to sweeten your holiday season, watch along as we make our way through the Christmas beer section at our local grocery store.
For back episodes, check them all out here!
14 years ago today, I lost my best friend. One minute she was there, one minute she was gone. There are details about the day that will never leave my memory, and as painful as they are, that’s okay. The hard things need to be remembered. This time of year is always difficult for me. It’s difficult for her family. It’s difficult for family friends, for those who knew her as a very smart 7th grader. 14 years later and some of those wounds get reopened still. It happens. Continue reading
Being at the ripe, old age of 26, I’ve never hosted a Thanksgiving on my own. I never had any reason to: I’m not married and I always do family things on the day of.
Enter: Friendsgiving. This is not some monumental concept (pretty sure it’s been around forever) but it’s something new for me. I’m having a few friends over this weekend and will be playing hostess to a mini-Thanksgiving meal to preface the actual holiday later next week. Continue reading
Just because it’s below freezing doesn’t mean you have to look like a lumpy snowman in your coat. When the temperatures plunge, take a risk with how you style your outerwear. Today’s “Winter Wonder Wear” combines some eclectic accessories with a classic dust coat. You’ll look polished as you shovel your driveway, and your neighbors will all be super jealous of your excellent taste.
The idea of dragging myself out of bed at 8 in the morning really didn’t appeal to me Saturday, but I did it anyway. The Color Run was calling. For those of you who have never heard of this, The Color Run is a 5K race where runners get color packets thrown at them.
Sound fun? It was! Continue reading
I’ve been thinking a lot today about cause and effect. Why things happen, why things don’t. I really dislike the saying that ‘everything happens for a reason.’ I’ve heard this time and time again (usually around funerals… or after break-ups or something), and I never believe the person saying it. I don’t really think that most life moments are just predetermined cogs in a grand machine. People talk about destiny, about fate. The romantic in me wants to believe that, but the realist in me doesn’t buy it. Continue reading
With the cold coming in quick here in Pittsburgh, I thought it was as good a time as any to do a winter-weather-wear roundup. Today, I’m talking gloves. When it gets icy out and you’re desperately trying to refresh Facebook on your phone, having a good pair of mittens is always an excellent idea.
Thanks to Polyvore
, I put together a little collage of gloves I think would be great for the weather while also being easy on the wallet. All of these items come from JCPenney, Target or Old Navy – staple stores for the budget-conscious shopper. I tend to learn towards fun patterns and bold colors when I’m looking for winter accessories like hats or gloves. The weather is dreary enough as it is… you need to at least stand out in all that snow.
So while the cold starts creeping in, keep your hands warm and toasty! Let me know what styles you have on your wish-list this winter, in the comments!
I was looking for something a little sweet tonight, but my leftover Halloween candy stash is dwindling. I stared aimlessly all over my kitchen and wondered what I should snack on. After rummaging through the freezer and fridge, I came up with something I’m pretty proud of. It was sweet, it was crunchy, it was creamy and it was just what I was craving.