Away We Go || Family Vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey

Away We Go || Family Vacation in Ocean City, New Jersey

Last week, I was on vacation with my family in Ocean City, New Jersey. We've been vacationing there as a family since I was in middle school. Ocean City is an island on the Jersey Shore and is a completely "dry" town, meaning no alcohol is served anywhere on the island, ensuring a truly family friendly stay. (There's a liquor store before you take the bridge over, so we always stop for some wine!) 

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Why I Cry Over Baseball (And it's not about baseball)

Why I Cry Over Baseball (And it's not about baseball)

Do you want to know a really embarrassing fun fact?

Sometimes, I cry during baseball games.

I can hear Tom Hanks' voice ringing in my head, "There's no crying in baseball!" But still the fiery red hot tears filled my eyes.

But it's only a game! I know, I know. Am I just a sore loser? Eh, maybe. But I think it's something different.

Let me tell you a story.

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The Time We Got Fake Married

The Time We Got Fake Married

When Macy asked Brandon and myself to be models for her styled shoot last December, I was BEYOND excited but also like, "Wait. Really? Why?" cause we're really bad at being models. I feel super awkward in front of a camera and when we were taking photos for our ACTUAL wedding, we couldn't stop cracking up because trying to be serious and romantic with a camera in your face is super awkward.

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6 Tips for WIne Tasting Ettiquette

6 Tips for WIne Tasting Ettiquette

I don't live in Napa Valley, but I do live in Maryland, which hosts 7 wine trails throughout the state. Earlier this month, me and the blogger girls (Macy, Megan and Laura) plus our men embarked on an ambitious day of wine + mead tasting, frolicking in the western Maryland and trying not to make fools of ourselves. We succeeded at all but the last one.

Along the way, we got to talk to the owners of some of the wineries and they had some really awesome tips for wine tastings!

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Art of Sorrow

Art of Sorrow

Why I chose to go running on the hottest, muggiest day of the year, I'm not quite sure. Oh, and I haven't ran in a month and I've been sick for the past week...so that seemed like a good idea, right?

I huffed and puffed and pushed and pounded the pavement, red in face, I'm sure. I'm surprised no one stopped to offer me assistance for the asthma attack I probably appeared to be having.

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DIY American Flag Shorts

DIY American Flag Shorts

I don't know if I've ever expressed it here but I love the thrift store. Growing up, my parents were incredibly frugal and we lived modestly. So the thrift store was my own personal retail heaven as a kiddo. In my short 23 years, I have rarely bought new clothes out, and pretty much have gotten every piece of clothing I own from the thrift store (the big exception is long pants- I can find any that fit my long legs!)

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Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Healthy Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Mac & Cheese (+ Free Printable!)

Who doesn't LOVE macaroni and cheese? As a kid, I loved having some macaroni and cheese, topped with a ton of pepper. It was such an easy meal to make, and it was quite honestly SO delicious that it seemed like a win-win. So when I wanted to start eating food that was healthier for me (plus, finding out I was lactose intolerant), I wondered if I would ever be able to enjoy this comfort food again.

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