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!)Read More
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.
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.Read More
I've already told you 5 Reasons everyone needs to visit Berkeley Springs, but now I'm making it super easy on you! I already planned it all out for you, all you need to do now is GO! Here's what to do with 48 hours in Berkeley Springs, West Virginia!Read More
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!
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.Read More
Going on road trips are so much fun...but they can QUICKLY add up! For both of my 2 week road trip, I wound up spending around $2000...EACH. But that's because I didn't follow all of these tips. So if you want to have fun but don't want to be broke, follow these 6 Life Hacks that will change the way you travel!Read More
I hope you're enjoy this Road Trip Week on the blog! I am loving talking about road trips so much. It's making me so exciting for the road trip we have planned coming up! We'll be venturing from Baltimore to Ohio, and I can't wait! If you're planning a road trip, I hope you follow these tips to help you prep like a pro!Read More
As most of you know, my husband lost his job last year, which means that vacation was not in the cards for us this summer. But just because we aren't going away doesn't mean we can't have a vacation! This summer, we are having a staycation and being tourists in our own city. Here's my top tips!Read More
I absolutely cannot believe that June has come and gone. This has by far been the quickest month for me, and I'm sitting here in shock that it's over. How was your June? I would love to know, be sure to tell me in the comments!Read More
Do you remember being 5 years old? Scraped knees, cartoons, chicken nuggets and light-up shoes. I loved being a kid. I think that's probably why I wanted to be a teacher. I just relate to kids in a way that feels natural to me.Read More
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!)Read More
So last week, I turned 23. I kinda have an obsession with the number 23, so turning 23 on the 23rd was kinda a big deal. I knew the week of my birthday was gonna be awesome...but I didn't know just HOW awesome It was going to be.Read More
It's no joke that Baltimore is one of the most beautiful cities in the United States. It's rich in history, architecture, art and bubbling with creativity. Here's my top 5 picks for the best views in the city!Read More
Guys, I turn 23 tomorrow and I AM SO EXCITED. This sounds super dumb, but 23 has always been my favorite number and tomorrow, I TURN 23 on THE 23rd. Like, I dare you to try and tell me it's not going to be awesome.Read More
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.Read More