Jumping on the bandwagon today and sharing how I met Bobby. It only seems fitting this time of year, I didnt have time to post this last week because it was a hectic one and our valentines day was a night well spent with my man and a classy dinner of BLT’s! I hope you enjoy reading our story as much as I enjoy reading yours!
I wish I had some fairytale way that Bobby & I met, like in high school/college or at work or at the gym, but I don’t it’s a plain jane as they come. At the time I had just graduated with my bachelors degree from Johnson and Wales University, I didn’t have a job, and I wasn’t really looking for anything serious I was just having a fun summer with my girlfriends (by far the best summer of my life!). It was the most laid back situation….we met at a mutual friends birthday party. One of my friends Izzy and I were as usual, casually late, and when we walked into the basement I immediately thought, “Who the heck is that hottie with his ball cap on backwards!” that was August of 2012.
That night we both went on doing our own thing, talking to friends we had, playing beer pong, etc. and I don’t think I spent that much time talking to Bobby, he spent most of the night chatting with Izzy – who at the time was dating her now husband! But as always she was the best wing woman. As the night went on I found myself having some liquid courage and started to talk with him and flirt a bit – we then ended up playing around by the pool and somehow we were able to get Bobby in fully clothed! I can remember to this day how pissed he was because he had on a nice pair of shoes that got ruined. All of this led to Bobby walking me to the car and asking for my number. About a two weeks later, I finally decided to say yes to a date with Bobby, he literally asked so many times in that two weeks…I’ll never forget it! I had two of my besties sitting in the chilis parking lot just in case I needed to bail!
So just like that one night, has turned into almost 5 amazing years with my better half.
New England just got hit with some crazy snow from Winter Storm Niko and I am not complaining because it got me a snow day. And today I am writing this post from my bed because it’s snowing again and I need the heating blanket! We had the most perfect snow day last week- soup for dinner, playing in the snow with my pup, and catching up on some reading! I am hoping for another tomorrow. here are some of my favorites for this week 🙂
one. we compromised on a paint color for our bedroom! we tested out for different colors and we decided one Sherwin Williams Modernist Grey – except Bobby doesn’t like Sherwin Williams paint so we got it color matched with Valspar paint. We took down everything off the walls this weekend so we can start to paint!
two. my taxes are done. HALLELUJAH! this year we are planning to save our tax money…ALL of it. It will take some restraint not to go out and buy stuff we don’t need, but having a good chunk of change in the savings will surely be better.
three. Crockpot Lasagna Tortellini Soup. I tried out this recipe and OMG so freaking good!
four. we bought a new sign to hang up in our bedroom above the bed. I am in love with it. I cannot wait for you guys to see the before and after’s of our room! right now we have 4 frames of pictures of us above the bed and those are going to move to a different wall. I am probably going to change the photos too.
What are some of your favorites?! I did a big beauty hall that I’ll be sharing this week, but would love to hear what some of your favorite products are!
I am all about celebrating our loved ones – and that includes my four legged baby. When I looked all over the web for the perfect cake for Lola – I kept in mine her favorites, because she is a picky table food eater when it comes to the food she can actually eat. Carrots and peanut butter are two of Lola’s favorites so I knew I wanted to incorporate both of those into her cake. I shared below the recipe I used!
PB & Carrot Dog Birthday Cake:
- 1 cup white or whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup shredded carrots
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 egg
Preheat oven to 350°
Mix together flour and baking soda. Add remaining ingredients and mix well. Pour into a small round pan and bake for 25-30 minutes.
- 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 container of baby food bananas
- 1 tsp cinnamon
Mix ingredients together and use to frost cake.
If you have a birthday coming up for your fur baby, definitely try this out! It was a hit for our girl and i’m sure it will be for yours!
It’s officially the day before my fur baby turns one. AND I CAN’T STAND IT. I don’t know where the time went. but it feels like just yesterday that we picked her up. And now she is turning one. If time goes this fast with a fur child – I don’t want to imagine how fast it goes by with a human! So in honor of my favorite girl – I’m sharing some of her favorite goodies.
Barkworthies Deer Antler Dog Chews – These. Are. Life. They are the only ting that last more than a few days in our house. This is primarily Lola’s favorite thing to use. When we go to bed at night she always brings this into the bedroom and occupies her self until she’s ready for bed.
Zukes Dog Treats – We tried every treat in the book for Lola when it came to training and the only ones she didn’t get sick of were Zukes. Now that she is pretty much trained theses are her treat when she comes in from going potty or when we practice her commands.
Barkworthies Odor-Free 6″ Bully Sticks – I don’t know how many of you have dogs, but Bully Sticks are another of Lola’s favorites. We don’t give them to her every night because she eats them in less than a half an hour, but these ones in my opinion are the best. We tried some from Pet Smart and Petco but the ones we tried there smelled. SO FREAKING BAD. I love these because they don’t smell at all and I can pick them up at Lola’s day care. Not many places sell the Barkworthies brand.
Nutro Crunchy Treats – These are Lola’s favorite crunchy treat, and also the treats we give her when we put her in her crate. I try to not mix the two types of treats we give her so she knows what each are for. It took a while to get her crate trained and now she is doing so good, she deserves the bigger treats for going in that thing all day.
Toy Moose – This is the only stuffed toy that Lola hasn’t ruined. It was also one of the first that we got her. It was so cute to watch her when she was a puppy try to run with it in her mouth, she was so tiny she would trip over it! I think she hasn’t ruined it yet because its her favorite stuffed toy she has and she likes to cuddle it when she sleeps.
We have such a fun day planned for her tomorrow and she is going to be one spoiled pup! And because I love her so much here are a few photos of our Lola girl ❤
Alright, I know I have said this in a few posts, but how in the heck is already February? 2017 is flying by and I need it to slow down just a tiny bit. I did set any goals for last month and now that it went by so fast I’m kinda glad I didn’t, because I know I wouldn’t have gotten half of them done. Now it’s time to set some February 2017 goals, I’m being super strict on myself this month and giving myself some major goals to accomplish. I hope y’all enjoy!
get domain for website, so I can remove the .wordpress.com
celebrate Lola’s 1st birthday! coming up this weekend 🙂
paint our bedroom
order new headboard
celebrate Valentine’s Day with my handsome man
read 2 books – Someday, Someday Maybe & The Girl in Cabin 10
book our april getaway, Philly here we come!
order frames for living room gallery wall
STUDY for MTEL
For my first set of monthly goals this year I think its not to bad of a start. I am hoping to cross all off my list with this month being a little less busy than the last.
What do y’all hope to accomplish this month?
The last weekend of January was a fun one for us. We headed into Boston Saturday night for one of our favorite artist….Eric Church, ugh he’s so sexy! (sorry babe!) He really put’s on one of the best concerts each and every time, and we have seen him three times. Going to concerts is by far one of my favorite things to do, especially when you get to spend time with great friends.
Sunday we picked up some paint samples for our bedroom! I am so happy that we have actually started to re-do it 🙂
How was your last weekend of the month? I hope you all had a blast!
We have a few projects we want to tackle this year in terms of our humble home. We would like to get our basement finished, put a new deck in the backyard, and re-do our master bedroom. First up on our list is redoing our bedroom, I have spent so much time on Pinterest figuring out what I want to do with the tiny space and I finally have enough to make an inspiration board!
When we first bought our home, I wanted to move in asap, so we did probably the stupidest thing…we painted every room in the house the same color, except for the bathroom. BAD IDEA. And now that I feel like my design likes have changed I have been itching to change our bedroom. It also doesn’t help that the furniture is mine from when I was in high school.
Ottoman / Headboard / Dresser / Nightstand / Duvet
And of course, we can’t forget about the little things such as décor. We have a mirror that I purchased from Home Goods months ago – but were waiting to re-do the bedroom before putting it up. We have some photos on the wall that we need to decide if we want to keep them or change them out. We still need to decide on curtains, which to me is one of the hardest things – lets just say we haven’t had any curtains hanging up in the bedroom since we moved in!
So, those are my master bedroom ideas so far, but who’s to say they won’t change before its completed.