Take Me Out: 10 Non-Traditional Valentine’s Date Ideas

This Valentine’s Day will be the 7th “anniversary” of mine and hubs first date.  Yep, that’s right, we had our first official date on Valentine’s Day at a little booth at Applebee’s..  But before you get all sappy on me, I must tell you that it had nothing to do with the holiday and everything […]

Will You Be My Valentine, Vodka?

I’m really excited about today’s post!  This past Sunday I was hard at work mixing, shaking and taste-testing some yummy cocktail concoctions so I could share them with you all this week.  Valentine’s Day is on a Friday this year so what’s a better way to say I love you than with a delicious drink? […]

Happy NEW Year: A Couples Goals for 2014

Happy New Year, friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful time ringing in the start of 2014 and kissing 2013 goodbye!  We had a few friends over and played some bags and drinking games.  Note to self:  your 27 year old self definitely don’t bounce back like your 22 year old self.  This morning was […]

Nearly to Newly Jolly: Favorite Christmas Movies

Happy Hump Day, friends!  I hope you all are getting back in the swing of things after the holiday last week.  I, for one, am having a hard time adjusting back to full work days [and a full work week].  I think that all work weeks should be 4 days with a 3 day weekend. […]

Nearly to Newly Jolly: A Christmas Bucket List

As some of you may have read yesterday, Christmas is my favorite holiday and favorite time of year.  I just the love it everything about it!  Every year I think about all the fun activities there are to do to celebrate the holiday and every year I kick myself for not getting to them all. […]

Nearly to Newly Jolly: A Holiday Gift Giving Guide – Part I

Today’s post is the first of the “Week of Christmas” posts.  My goal is to write one post each day this week that pertains to my favorite holiday! There’s a lot of great things about Christmas – decorating, cookies, times with family and friends, Christmas movies, festive decor, celebrating baby Jesus and people’s generosity.  As […]

Nearly to Newly Domestic: 5 Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dessert Ideas

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is tomorrow; talk about a holiday sneak up!  If you’re anything like me, you usually wait until the very last minute possible to figure out what you’re bringing to the ol’ family get together.  This year, it has been requested that I bring cheesy potatoes… I made these a few years […]