Aspiring Gardener

One of my favorite things about living in Summit is that we have some outdoor space.  We live on a pretty small lot, but we think it is just perfect.  It is just enough grass where we feel like we have some, however it is not too much to the point that we have to…

Holiday Shower Baskets…Wedding Wednesday!

This was supposed to be posted last week, but I made a mistake!  So here it is today… My shower was such a fun day!! I felt so lucky to have so many people come out to celebrate our wedding.  Dan was there to eat the yummy lunch and help me unwrap all the generous…

Chicken Parm Meatballs…OMG Yum!

This recipe is not one of my own, but it is one that is certainly delicious.  I made these a few years ago for dinner one night, as Dan LOVES chicken parm.  They were really easy to make and would be fun to make and bring as an appetizer!  The original recipe can be found at: http://www.daydreamkitchen.com/2012/12/amazing-chicken-parm-meatballs/ …

It’s a Very Special Lady’s Birthday Today…MY MOM!

Today is a day that I will always think of as a super great day…it is my Mom’s birthday!  I gave my Mom her card yesterday and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  It described everything she is to me and everything she does for me on a daily basis.  Dan laughs because I pretty…

Feel GOOD Friday…Spread the Love

It makes me sad to see all of the hate in the world today. Reading the news is downright depressing and something has just got to give.  I have started to unfriend people on Facebook that are incredibly negative and hateful–why would I want to be flooded with their desire to find all of the…

Bra fitting…should you try it?!

I still remember watching an episode of Oprah one day with my mom and Oprah was talking about how life changing it was to get professionally fitted for a bra.  I thought it was an interesting topic but never really thought anything of it and would always get my bras from Victoria’s Secret. I still…

Special touches…wedding style!

When we got married, I knew I wanted it to be slightly untraditional. We got married in a traditional Catholic ceremony, however instead of opting for a venue for our reception–we decided to make a venue out of my mother-in-law’s farm. It was a lot of work, somedays a little more stressful than others but…

Weekend Recap and Shrimp & Quinoa with Burrata recipe!

I didn’t have a chance to blog yesterday or the night before, so this is a two part all rolled into one! This weekend was nice because we had the opportunity to sit down, relax a little, and plan our trip to Japan.  We are so excited to go to Japan and China in 3…

Feel GOOD Friday…Being Nice <3

My years at Penn State were some of the best of my life.  I still get so excited when I go back to school and just the thought of being on campus or downtown makes me happy.  Penn State has such a great culture, one that cannot really be explained unless you go there.  I…

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

One of my favorite holidays is here!  We have had our shamrock on the door since my Valentine’s Day hearts came down and today we will celebrate our Irish heritage!  My Gramma (my mom’s mother) has always made St. Patrick’s Day fun for me for as long as I remember.  I was talking to her…

Honeymooning….100th post!!!

When I started this blog, I had no idea what I was doing or why.  Today, as I write my 100th post, I can honestly say it has been fun reflecting on my life and making sense of all the craziness.  I hope it has kept at least some of you a little entertained… Anyways,…

Spaghetti Squash Scampi…be careful with this one!

I love spaghetti squash!  It is one of my favorite things to eat.  That being said, it is also a little dangerous to make!  A few years ago when Dan and I lived in Hoboken, we invited our friends Ashley and Randy over for dinner.  I decided I was going to make spaghetti squash shrimp…