Homemade Non-Dairy Shamrock Shake!

Anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with all this seasonal and festive, and Shamrock Shakes definitely fall under that. Am I Irish? Not even a little. Do I actively celebrate St. Patrick’s Day? Still no. Do I get excited every March when the Shamrock Shake commercials come on TV? Heck yes. All…

Sunday Stills

A little late, but I took them on a Sunday. That counts, right? After a dramatic turn of events during brunch, my friends and I took a stroll down the Riverfront and accidentally found the DuPont Environmental Education Center. It was closed, but that didn’t stop us from enjoying its beauty and serenity. – T…

2016 Favorites

I’m so late to play this favorites game, but better late than never! Here are my favorite things of 2016! Podcast: Smart Podcast Trashy Books Sassy and uncensored but very conscious of triggers. They cover feminism, different cultures, literary history, and overall romancelandia greatness. It’s free on iTunes as well as their website. Book: Forbidden by Beverly…

A Conscious Consumer Gift Guide

Since I’ve become interested in conscious consumerism, I’ve been reading quite a few blog posts and articles about how difficult this time of year can be because of gifts, whether you are a minimalist and do not want additional things or a zero waster who does not want the additional packaging or an ethical consumer who…

Blogsgiving: The Conclusion

Visiting my mom’s side of the family for Thanksgiving is always one of the best weeks of the year for me. I have no commitments, and my parents do all the driving. So I can literally just relax, read, eat, and be merry. Thanksgiving Eve we did a crap-ton of shopping since our household was in…

Blogsgiving: What I Ate on the Road

It’s that time of year again. That time in which I spent way too much of my life riding in  a truck, eating too much fast food, energetically talking over my family as we catch up on stories from the last holiday together. Christmas is my ultimate favorite holiday, but Thanksgiving definitely gives it a run for…

Blogsgiving: Small Business Saturday

In 2011, American Express launched Small Business Saturday, a counter to Black Friday that promotes small business companies. Since then, many small businesses participate, and it has become an official day even outside of American Express. However, AMEX provides excellent PR for the small businesses that choose to promote through them. Shopping small is often…

Hallmark Channel Fall Harvest (2016)

I’m pretty sure you all know by now that no one under 50 loves Hallmark Channel as much as I do. I can’t help it; I’m a sucker for a love story and happy ending. It’s already my default channel when I turn on my TV, but I don’t think the channel even changes when…

Hays House: “A Collation of Desserts”

When I recently became interested in local tourism, I started following the Historical Society of Haford County Facebook page. Since Facebook picks and chooses what they want you to see (one of my least favorite changes over the years), I had never seen an actual event through the society until a few weeks ago when they…

Fall 2016 Bucket List

I am a fall enthusiast. I know pretty much everyone every says that, but I mean it. I love the crisp air, the knit sweaters, the cozy socks and boots, the scarves, the pumpkin spice everything, the apple cider … I can’t think off one thing I don’t like. And I’m sure we’ve all seen…

August Green Beauty Empties

We are almost in October, but I had to try to squeeze in empties from August before September completely passed by. Acure Organics Foaming Shaving Gel: I can’t believe this hasn’t made it into a post sooner! I’ve been using this exclusively for about a year now. “Cream shaves” just give me even worse razor burn, so this…

TV Review: Chesapeake Shores (Pilot)

Chesapeake Shores is the new Hallmark Channel Original Series based on the novels by Sherryl Woods. The series follows the O’Brien family, but mainly Abby O’Brien, a divorced mother of two with a vague busy New York City job. She gets a Chicken Little-esque “the sky is falling” call from her little sister to come back…