• Merry Christmas & a 1 year AAA membership giveaway!

    **This contest is now closed** *Sponsored post with AAA. All opinions are my own. I can’t believe tomorrow is December 16th! This year is going by so quickly and with Thanksgiving just behind us, I still have so much to be thankful for! One of those being my lovely boyfriend whom I just celebrated 8 months with and I literally could not be happier. Have you put your holiday decorations up yet? I did this the other day and it’s been rather nice sitting and looking at my tree and the festive décor. This weekend it will be time to decorate my boyfriend’s house because I can’t wait any longer!…

  • Voodoo Donuts, worth the hype?

    After an episode on The Travel Channel some years ago, I was instantly drawn to the crazy flavors and variety that Voodoo Donut was selling. While not living on the west coast or even in the middle of the United States, the chances of me trying one was pretty slim, that is until a week ago. Making plans to see my best friend out in Denver, Colorado involved visiting the Red Rocks, Rocky Mountain National Park, and Voodoo Donuts. I don’t typically crave donuts but this was something that I NEEDED to try. I settled on two flavors: cocoa puffs and oreo peanut butter. The cereal was a tad stale…

  • So many changes!!

    You guys, I seriously can’t believe it’s been over a month since I reached out to you!!! I am beyond sorry for my lack of attention–it’s been a tad crazy over here!! For starters I have all sorts of fantastic news! The first being I finally graduated!!! Yes, it was quite the experience and I know I’m a little late to the party but hey, at least I am here!! My second peice of good news is my NEW job! Yes, that’s right I have left the school department and now I am a full-time Substance Abuse Clinician. It’s been about a month since I started the new job and…

  • December blog challenge day 6: a day off

    Of course I’m a day or two late with this challenge but better late than never. Anyways, a pretty terrible cold has taken over my body, even as I type this I am still feeling a bit “off”. Which I guess is almost perfect because it goes along with today’s topic… Today’s topic, my ideal day off, has good timing because I have found myself on a two week Christmas vacation! So anyways, my ideal day off would look something like this… Wake up around 10 or 11 Go out to brunch with Chris (yes with mimosas) Find a few outlets to go shopping at (assuming I have money) Redbox…

  • Mini-Weekender: Portland, Maine

    I love going away for the weekend and I really love when it’s a spontaneous trip! Well this past weekend I headed up to Portland, Maine for a little beer and some good eats. (ok a lot of beer) Portland is one of those cities that I’ve been to so many times yet find something new to do everytime I am there. If you love to eat and drink, Portland is the place for you. So where should you stay? I was fortunate enough to stay at The Westin Portland Harborview hotel. Gorgeous views and mouth-watering food is what keeps this place at the top of my list for future…