The Perfectly Packed Easter Saturday

I’m in between projects right now at work, which is always tough for me as it takes away my ability to plan. On a day or two’s notice, I could be asked to fly to the other side of the world for three weeks (as happened to me last month!). As a result, even my weekends are tough to really plan out more than a few days in advance. My family is gathering in South Carolina for Easter and a {Read More}

Weekend Recap: Party Gras Success!

What a fun weekend! This time I got three full days in Colorado, and it was glorious :) I tried to maximize my time by scheduling lots of fun stuff with friends, and while a few things didn’t go as planned, I largely made the most of it. The highlight of the weekend, though, was definitely the Mardi Gras party I threw on Saturday night (Party Gras). I love any excuse for a theme party, and this month I was {Read More}

2017 New Year’s Goals

For many people, the holiday season means Christmas, and they’re super excited. But to be perfectly candid, I don’t really love Christmas – it’s a pretty stressful time of year for me. However, I love what comes right after Christmas: the days leading up to New Year’s, when everyone is thinking about potential resolutions. What a great time of hope and possibilities! I’ve been noodling on various resolutions for a few weeks, trying to think about what I hope to {Read More}

Redecorating My Home for the Holidays

I was a bit stressed going into Thanksgiving, if my posts hadn’t already made that clear. And I was particularly bummed that I didn’t get to cook the holiday meal like I usually do. But looking on the brighter side, my post-Thanksgiving weekend was surprisingly good, and I’m actually really looking forward to the holiday season! Thursday night after dinner, I stopped by the Michael’s Black Friday sale (which started on Thursday night). All the holiday stuff was 70% off, {Read More}

Race Report: Louisville Turkey Trot 5K

I’ve been having a rough time lately – not doing well either physically or mentally. Dumb cold! But I decided that no matter how slowly I went, I wanted to get out on Thanksgiving morning for the Louisville Turkey Trot 5K, an annual race that takes place in the next town over. As a bonus, although registration is required, it’s FREE to enter; you just need to bring a donation of food or clothing to be distributed at a local {Read More}

Race Report: Superior Mile

I wrote on Friday about my July goal of “eating the frog” first thing every morning. Even before I woke up today, I knew what my frog was going to be: some quality time in front of my computer, writing this blog post. This Fourth of July, I am so excited that I got to be home for my town’s annual one mile race; I was really excited to see how fast I could go. So that race was technically the first {Read More}

Sponsored Giveaway: Krusteaz Holiday Cookies

Now that I have my house, I’m eager to start all kinds of annual traditions. My Halloween party was a big hit, and now that I’ve done all the planning, I can just copy it for next year’s bash. (Just like I do with my Thanksgiving Excel!) And after being inspired by my friends Blake and JP when they threw an amazing Christmas extravaganza last year, I knew that I wanted to host some sort of holiday party at my house… but I {Read More}

Sponsored: Tylenol #HowWeFamily Campaign

I have received information from the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post. This post is coming to you from in flight, surprisingly enough. Saturday is usually the least-traveled day of the week, and Saturday afternoon is really the quietest time of all for flights, since most people don’t want to break up their weekend (or their day). But this weekend, I am splitting my time between Arizona (for Adam’s son’s birthday) and Colorado {Read More}

Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas

I’ve been in something of a funk lately. Nothing is drastically wrong, per se, and on Thanksgiving, I certainly had plenty to be thankful for. But at the same time, the holiday had some stress before and after that made me not quite as thrilled with Thanksgiving as I usually am. Tomorrow is the first day of December, though, which means the holiday season is truly upon us – and it’s time for me to cheer up and start fa-la-la-la-la-ing {Read More}

One Week Till Thanksgiving

TGIT! I’m on a flight out from Dallas to go visit Adam for the weekend in Phoenix, and then I fly home on Sunday night to work from home early in the week… and then celebrate Thanksgiving. I can’t wait! Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday of the year, and this year’s celebration is shaping up to be pretty darn great. First: the guest list. Two of my best girlfriends are coming, and bringing their boyfriends/husbands. Adam is flying in {Read More}