5 Healthy Smoothie Recipes

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Wow it's heating up over here! When I hopped off the plane from Austin yesterday, it felt like I was walking into a fire. I wasn't expecting Virginia to be hotter than Texas. Spring, can you come back for a second? The temperatures are in the 90's … [Continue reading]

My Reasons for Blogging


I’ve been blogging for a while now. Even without counting the awful Xanga sites (remember those?) I had back in high school, blogging has been a pretty consistent part of my life for the past 4 years. Every so often, someone will ask why. … [Continue reading]

Blue Apron: Spring Root Vegetable Casserole

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Around here, it seems like every night contains some type of wedding-related activity, whether it's meeting with a vendor or finishing up a DIY decoration project. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with myself when all of this is done! (Just kidding, … [Continue reading]

Favorite Foodie Finds

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When I'm grocery shopping, I try to fill up my cart with mostly whole ingredients. Fruits, veggies, grains, and specific ingredients for things I've found on Pinterest. I try not to buy a ton of processed food because if it's around... I'll eat it … [Continue reading]

Easy Parmesan Orzo Pasta

Easy Parmesan Orzo Pasta

Life seems to have settled down a bit so despite battling a cold, I've checked plenty of things off my to-do list and can now spend some time trying out new restaurants and playing in the kitchen! Saturday afternoon, Alex and I headed downtown to … [Continue reading]

5 Things Friday: May

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It's May! It's officially the month of the wedding which is kind of insane, but also awesome! So here are the things that have been on my mind, lately. 1. I had a fun time hanging out with a few other blogger friends for an event a Chuy's in Short … [Continue reading]

Homemade Whipped Cream


It certainly seems like there is a lot of celebrating going on these days! It's wonderful. Monday was Alex's birthday, so we celebrated just the two of us on Monday and then had a larger celebration with my brother and his wife last night. I really … [Continue reading]

A Bachelorette Weekend


This past weekend, my sister-in-law & friends threw me an amazing bachelorette party & wedding shower and it was so much fun. A couple of my best friends from Ohio came in town to celebrate and it was fun getting to spend the weekend doing … [Continue reading]

Gluten Free No Bake Cookies

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I can barely contain my excitement today! I'm sure this workday is going to crawl by because I have an amazing weekend ahead! Two of my very good friends from Ohio are on their way to Virginia for my bachelorette party this weekend! They'll be … [Continue reading]

Tropical Protein Smoothie

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I haven't been doing a great job of getting a lot of protein in lately. My diet has been more carbs + veggies than protein. I decided to switch up my breakfast (which had been toast and fruit) for protein shakes and in an effort to expand my horizons … [Continue reading]