It’s Been a Good Run!

I’m excited. For the last few years I’ve been maintaining a couple of blogs: one that focused more on my personal thoughts and feelings, and another that outlined my lifestyle interests. Last week I took some time to reflect on what makes me enthusiastic and fills me with life, and I realized that splitting my…

Race Report | Parkersburg 5K Turkey Trot 2017

Yeah that’s right! Runnin’ them mean 5ks! For those of you who don’t know, that’s about three miles, my shortest race to date. When my dear (now-husband) and I were engaged, we set some goals for the year. One of them was to run a race together! We then proceeded to undergo a trans-Atlantic move…

Starting Fresh at The Hardware Societe

My partner in crime and I pulled into Paris ready to go. We had enjoyed a light breakfast earlier at the train station, but were planning on making brunch near our Montmartre hotel the main morning meal event. On our way to the city I checked out a few reviews for the area and kept…

Sneak Preview | Paris

This spring I’ve been falling in love with the city of love. Back to back trips in March and April with two of my favorite people had me discovering all kinds of beautiful new haunts, and that means now I get to share them with you! Paris is such a beautiful city, and this was…

TBT | Tips for Cooking in Love

Man Friend is the best fiance in the world. Okay, I’m obviously biased, but one of the things that makes him great is he loves getting busy in the kitchen! Busy making awesome food, that is. Often we’ll go out to eat and try something, and his first reaction is to ask, “I wonder how…

TBT | Sauce & Slaw at the Root Beer Shack

Man Friend is a West Virginia native, so this January when we headed over to meet the parents and explore his hometown he wanted to give me the authentic experience. Apparently in West Virginia that means having a hotdog with sauce and slaw. I first learned about hot dog sauce pretty early in our relationship….

Where Have I Been?

I have been absent! I know. And I’m sorry. The last few months have been so busy and crazy and unpredictable! This has been caused by a lot of different things, but I figured I would share the most exciting (and life-changing) one: I got engaged! Yep, that’s right. Last month Man Friend hopped on…