5 Goals for 2015

As we enter the New Year, I am even more excited to make my goals and resolutions for 2015. Ever have one of those years where you just have a feeling it's going to be amazing? That's this year.There will be a best friend baby, a best friend wedding, a best friend moving back to the East coast and celebrating two years of marriage. Mixed in all of this excitement, I will be working hard to achieve my best self this year....more

Grief | It Just Hits You

You don't see it coming. There is no warning. It just hits you.This time of the year it comes at you full force.It could be the smell of a fresh tree or the laugh of children.Maybe it's cooking a family recipe or the change in weather.Whatever might trigger it, you can never be sure. It just hits you.  One minute you are laughing and singing your favorite song.Then, it just hits you and you are overcome with immense sadness.As much as you want to be ok, you want to smile and decorate the tree, you can't....more

10 Reasons to Love December

Happy December everyone! Tis the season am I right? In case you aren't sure why you should love December as much as me, let me give you 10 Reasons to prove my point. ...more

Married, Not Pregnant and It's OK

Before you get married, you hear" When are you getting married?" or "Why aren't you getting married yet?"Then, when you get married it's all about having kids. I am pretty sure it was even mentioned a time or two at our wedding reception. They try to make it all cutesy and sweet but it's the basic, "So when are the kids coming?" "Kids anytime soon?"...more
AdrienneCookie I do still ask but as you said, to close friends. I would never ask anyone else ...more

5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Friendsgiving

Friendsgiving has started to become quite a common get together the past few years. If you are unfamiliar, Friendsgiving is a Thanksgiving gathering of your friends. It can be held Thanksgiving day if you are far from family or even the week before or after. We are on our 3rd year of Friendsgiving and it's become a great time to slow down during the holidays and really enjoy company with friends. This year, we are the hosts of Friendsgiving and I wanted to share a few key compents of hosting Friendsgiving if you want to start the tradition with your friends....more

Engagement Gift Basket for the Bride to Be

Two of my dear friens have recently gotten engaged in the past few weeks. Actually, all in the same week. And I couldn't be more excited for them to enter the fun world of wedding planning and marriage. As a previous bride/bridesmaid myself, I know there were things I wish I had to help me with the process. I knew I wanted to put something together for them to kick start their wedding planning and they would really love. Plus, I love enjoying my friends happiness with them. ...more

Competing with Yourself

I am a quote person. In fact, when I first started this blog, I ended every post with a quote. There is just something about quotes. There are so many sayings, quotes that people say or come up with that hit home and really make you feel.There are ones that can make you think about your life. Whether it motivates you, cheers you up or gives you a little smack, there are quotes that you keep coming back to. My personal favorite right now is this one....more

10 Things a New Blogger Needs to Know

If you do not know my blogging story, it started when I was going through a lot of things and wanted a way to document my feelings and also be able to write. It was on a platform called Webs and I kept it primarily to myself. ...more

Having Coffee at Central Perk from the Hit TV Show Friends

This weekend. If there would be words for this weekend, there just wouldn't be any. It was a weekend of celebrating my husband's birthday and a weekend of spending time with friends.  Friday night we headed to Philly to see Aziz Ansari. He did not disappoint. Had me laughing the whole time and especially loved his jokes on relationships.   ...more

Fall Wardrobe on a Budget

As we are almost full into fall mode, it is time to update the fall wardrobe. There is just something about sweaters, boots, fall basics that makes you all warm and cozy.   ...more