Happy 2015!

Wow, can you believe it’s actually 2015?!? While I wish time would slow down a bit, I sure do love that feeling that the New Year brings: a time to revisit what we’ve accomplished, establish new goals and get ourselves back on track. Some find it […]

Halloween Decorations & Candy Coupons

Our home is tucked away on a quiet street, so for the past two Halloweens that we’ve lived here we have yet to see any trick-or-treaters. But I always keep a supply of treats on hand, just in case. I’m convinced that the one year we’re unprepared […]

By |October 30th, 2014|Couponing, Halloween|0 Comments

10K Race Recap: 2014 Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure

Mom and I participated in the Florida Suncoast Race for the Cure in St. Petersburg this past Saturday. Last year’s Race for the Cure was the very first timed race either one of us had ever entered. We both loved the race environment and […]

By |October 14th, 2014|Races, Running|0 Comments

Friday Favorites XII: Fall Edition

You had to know that a “Fall Edition” of my Friday Favorites series had to be coming soon, right?! I limited the number of pumpkin favorites as I’m sure those of you on Pinterest have already been bombarded. But I did have to share one pumpkin reference, my […]

National Coffee Day + Free Coffee

If I told you that there was a time I wasn’t completely obsessed with coffee, would you believe me? Yep, it’s true! It wasn’t until high school when I took a job at Starbucks as a Barista that my love for coffee was ignited.

It all […]

By |September 29th, 2014|Deals|0 Comments

Why I’m Launching a Technology Series

Happy Saturday! During last week’s “Friday Favorites” post I announced a new technology series that I would be launching this week, inspired by my purchase of the Surface Pro 3. I’m the type of person that will research. And research. And research some more before […]

By |September 27th, 2014|Technology Series|0 Comments

Spicy Italian Crescent Ring Recipe

I’m always on the lookout for fun, creative recipes. Especially during football season. A few of my favorite recipes use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls (like my Strawberry Cream Cheese Rolls), so when I came across the Spicy Italian Crescent Ring on Pillsbury’s website a few weeks […]

By |September 25th, 2014|Entrées, Party Foods, Recipes|0 Comments

Organized DIY Chalkboard Cabinets

Happy first day of Fall! If I hadn’t looked at my calendar this morning I probably would have had no idea we were entering a new season. It still feels like we’re smack dab in the middle of summer here in Sarasota. Although I am […]

By |September 23rd, 2014|DIY, Kitchen, Organization|8 Comments

Jim Breuer Stand-Up

I think my cheeks still hurt from laughing so hard at Jim Breuer’s stand-up comedy show Saturday night. Adam and I enjoyed a nice little evening out at the new McCurdy’s Comedy Theatre in downtown Sarasota.

If you ever have the opportunity to see him live, go! […]

Friday Favorites XI

I can’t believe it’s been over 2 months since I last published a Friday Favorites post! I’ll bring back the total randomness that initially started my Friday Favorites launch, and in no particular order we’ll start with:
“Naturally Perky is So Overrated!” (Quote from the […]

Happy “Read an eBook Day!”

Yep, you read that right. Today is the first ever “Read an eBook Day!” This new holiday is the brainchild of OverDrive, the largest provider of eBooks (and audiobooks) for national libraries. If you’ve ever checked out an eBook from your local library, chances are […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Books|0 Comments

Easy DIY Window Makeover

Adam and I purchased our home knowing we were in for a full remodel, but deciding where to start took a little prioritizing. With one of the busiest streets in Sarasota nearby, we could easily hear the traffic through our original windows. We also didn’t want to […]

Birthday Freebies

I have been having so much fun redeeming my Birthday Freebies these past few weeks! If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, you must read on.

It seems as though more and more retailers are offering customer loyalty programs with some pretty amazing perks. Once […]

By |September 9th, 2014|Birthdays, Deals, Shopping|0 Comments

30th Birthday Celebration Continued

You would think that given the title of my blog, I would be on top of these turning 30 posts! The birthday festivities continued through Labor Day weekend as my parents traveled across the state to spend the weekend with us in Sarasota.

Mike and […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Birthdays, Family|0 Comments


I did it! I turned 30 yesterday! I write as though some actual skill is required to turn 30. Well, I didn’t dwell on the fact that I was leaving my 20’s. Embracing a new decade certainly must require some special skill, right?

Adam and […]

By |August 23rd, 2014|Birthdays|0 Comments

Red Lobster’s Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix

We’re very lucky to have access to delicious seafood year-round here in Florida. So Red Lobster really isn’t at the top of our list when we’re craving seafood. But we do find ourselves craving their warm, cheddar biscuits that are served with their entrees. Fortunately, […]