Sunday, October 2, 2016

taking stock | 06

Making : plans for a cabin weekend in the catskills
Cooking : homemade apple muffins
Drinking : moscow mules thanks to my at-home bartender
Reading : lots & lots of blogs (1, 2, 3)
Wanting : Bryan to pass his PE exam the end of this month (he's been studying like a mad man)
Looking: forward to visiting my siblings in Germany later this year! 
Wishing: this fall weather would stay forever
Enjoying: quiet weekends at home
Needing: my packages to arrive (went a little shopping bananas this weekend & can't wait for my new boots to be delivered)
Smelling: creamy pumpkin & sweather weather (current Bath & Body Works candle obsession)
Wearing: hoodie & leggings (best combo for rainy, fall days)
Thinking: good thoughts after reading my horoscope for the month (insert raise-the-roof emoji here)
Feeling: so thankful & content
Opening: wicked nail polish

Sunday, July 10, 2016

around here

Summer has been incredibly busy & it's hard to believe we're in the middle of July all ready! Here are a few snaps from my camera roll:

01. First softball game of the season
02. Literally the best homemade pizza
03. Yankees game wth friends
04. A trip to Nashville & the Grand Ole Opry
05. Bryan & I took my grandmother to her favorite musician, Vince Gill, at the Grand Ole Opry for her birthday
06. Drinks & live music at Acme in downtown Nashville
07. Date day at the local fair
08. We went down to Maryland for 4th of July weekend to meet Bryan's sweet niece Leanna.
09. Spent Saturday at Laurel Park for some horse racing
10. 4th of July brunch in the city & ended the afternoon with drinks at The Frying Pan

Thursday, April 7, 2016

a l a b a m a

Last week Bryan & I headed down to Alabama for a long weekend. My brother was home from Italy on leave & it was so good to get a hug from the little nugget! It had been almost TWO YEARS (!!!!!) since the last time I saw him. We had a jam packed weekend of seeing family & taking Bryan around Birmingham. We ate some great BBQ & home cooked meals, went to the largest cast iron statue in the world, & stopped off for a couple of brews. It was great to be home, but so good to be back in NY! 

Sunday, March 6, 2016

birthday shenanigans & a wine tour

Last week I turned 26 & celebrated with brunch in the city. I could not have been happier having college, Manhattan, & Nyack friends under one roof!

On my actual birthday I was spoiled to the core by Bryan - he made me breakfast before work, gave me the sweetest necklace, & came home to the prettiest spring flowers. I think he's a keeper, don't you think?
This past Saturday we took a road trip 50  minutes north of Nyack to Brotherhood Winery for a wine tour & tasting. Fun fact: it was established in 1839 & is the oldest winery in America. It was really neat to see how the original owner made the ports & wines (his first job was a shoemaker & he converted one of the shoe-making tools to cork the wine bottles).

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

taking stock | 05

Surprise! You blinked & January was gone. As hoped, the start of 2016 has been absolutely wonderful. We've only had one snow storm where we got 14 inches of snow (praise the Lord for a mild winter!), I moved in with Bryan & now officially a suburbs girl, & I started a new promotion at work! See what I mean? Best. Month. Ever! 

Making: plans for a Nashville trip (can't wait for Bry to meet some friends & fam!)
Cooking: the easiest bbq chicken in my crock pot
Wanting: this skirt for Spring
Enjoying: early mornings & breakfast to myself
Looking: for a new book to read . . .  HELP!
Liking: waking up next to Bry every morning, ya know, the small things in life :)
Needing: a relaxing mani & pedi - treat yo self, right?!
Smelling: fresh air when I walk out the door (seriously guys, best.thing.ever.)
Wearing: black everything, per usual
Counting: down til our next date night in! I have the best recipe to try.
Bookmarking: this TED talk for my commute home