Hellooooo. Sorry for the long pause! I feel like we’re stuck in a never-ending winter and I just can’t seem to pull it together this season! Hoping spring will rejuvenate me somehow… if it EVER comes! But since March is here, at least we start to see more daylight, so hopefully that makes the blogging game a little easier. But! In the meantime, we took a quick trip over to Lansing area last weekend because Eric had a show with his band, Chain of Lakes (that sold out!) I thought it’d be fun to make a little adventure out of it, book a hotel, stay overnight and explore the area. It wasn’t my favorite trip — not a ton to do, but we did have a great time at his show at the Robin Theater, ate dinner at Lansing Brewing Company, brunch at Golden Harvest, a little window shopping in East Lansing, and then explored this little antiques district in Mason just south of Lansing. So all in all — a good little getaway!
We survived the polar vortex! Whoa, what a week. I’ve never seen so much snow at our apartment, and our office never closes… and we locked the doors for two days with an option to work from home. I didn’t leave the house Tuesday night to Thursday afternoon. It was nuts! The craziest winter weather I can remember. And now, of course, Michigan… it’s 45º and pretty much all melted at this point. But to say I fell off the bandwagon with everything is an understatement — blogging, Instagram, going to FLEX, eating healthy. I’m so much more accomplished when I’m in a routine, so I’m super glad to be back at it today with some normalcy!
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Hello from the middle of a polar vortex! Okay, these photos were taken last weekend when the sun was still shining… but man, we’ve gotten some major snow here in Michigan! Definitely can’t step outside without a coat right now, so I’m bundled up indoors with a hot chai latte and my fleece-lined blanket that I carry from room to room. I’m so excited that January is nearing it’s end though. I normally don’t like to wish time away, and I do like winter, but January is just so tough to get through sometimes. February, you start to see a little more daylight, Valentine’s Day is fun, it’s a shorter month, I don’t know. It just feels a little easier for some reason. So January, thanks for the fresh start + new year’s resolutions, but I’m ready to see ya go! Byeeee.
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I am legit rocking out to AC/DC’s “Back in Black” as I write this post. Hahaha. Was that a blog break or what? I just couldn’t get it together since the holidays, even though we’ve had the best, most mild winter ever. I like to kick off the new year with resolutions… setting a financial goal, or a new fitness goal, and sometimes the blog takes a little bit of a hit. But I should start setting more goals for this blog. I don’t! But I’m back (in black, har har) and I’m going to try my darnedest to start getting content up here regularly. Thank you so much for sticking around — as always! I appreciate it so much.
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Hi friends! I took a little blog break over the holidays, which was so nice and needed! We celebrated Christmas with our families and rung in the new year with friends by renting a cottage together for the weekend. But now I’m ready to dive into the new year! 2018 was a wonderful year though — definitely with more ups than downs. I know not every year is bound to be like that one, but I’m so grateful I worked hard to make things happen! The ups were… losing 30 pounds and continuing my WW and FLEX routine, and officially becoming debt-free, which was a huge part of our year. We also took several amazing trips around Michigan, a trip to Phoenix, and I’m so thankful for my many memories with Eric, and my best girlfriends. The major down this year was the house fire, but we got through it and we’re back home safe and sound with no major damage done. I have some big goals for 2019… but it all starts with kicking off the month right and working hard day to day!
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You guys know how much I love sweet wine by now, right? And one of the first sweet reds I ever loved was Roscato! I remember during my World Market glory days (where I’d go at least once a week), I saw this wine… and was like, hmm. Moscato… but red? Roscato? And yes, it’s as delicious as it sounds. And I have a fun history with this wine… it’s won several Wine Clubs I’ve hosted with my girlfriends. First as a standalone wine, second mixed into a sangria. And for this post, I thought it’d be fun to try their Roscato Prosecco mixed into a wine spritzer for the holidays! The recipe is super easy… mix a bottle of Roscato Prosecco with a bottle of Roscato Rosso Dolce (or a sweet red wine, or even a cranberry cocktail juice), and throw in a few orange slices! Sweet, a little fizzy, and so good!Read More