Monday, January 15, 2018

Warm & Cozy

Well. It warmed up for a minute. One minute. Then it went back to freezing. But at least we have had some sun sprinkled in there. The cold isn't what really gets to me in the winter, it's the dark and the grey. My mom went down to South Carolina right after Christmas and said she was sad to miss a few of those freezing, sunny days. She said she likes the frigid cold and sun for a few days; said it must be the Norwegian in her!

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

New Favorites

We're officially a week into 2018! Have you been keeping up with your New Year's resolutions? I didn't make any official resolutions, but have been holding myself accountable to some of the habits and rhythms I'd like to integrate into my daily life. I love the feeling of a fresh start, even if it is just because of January 1st! 

Monday, January 1, 2018

Cheers to 2018!

Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and a great night celebrating the passing of another year. Going along with the year of firsts for 2017, this New Year's was also a first for us...a first for staying in with zero plans. A few of our friends were going to stay with us for the evening, but they had to change plans so JR and I decided (after we looked and saw there were hardly any dinner reservations left) to stay in just the two of us. It was so nice. Definitely a far cry from the NYEs of our 20s (and it's not to say I don't love getting dressed up and going out to ring in the New Year) but it was a very fitting way to end 2017. Staying in with my husband, reflecting on a year that has meant so much for us and our relationship.

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Gift Guide: For Him

Gift Guide: For Him


Nothing like waiting until the last minute to post a Gift Guide for the guys. But since there are 4 more shopping days until Christmas, here are a few ideas (some of which my husband might just find under the tree). Many of them are still available for Christmas shipping (or available at Nordstrom and Macy's if there's one close by!).

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Firsts with Pyrex


JR and I moved into our first home almost exactly one year ago. It has been a year filled with many firsts: our first moments as husband and wife, our first real vacation just the two of us, and our first holidays spent creating our own traditions. Although we were technically in this house over Christmas last year, we were still getting settled and pulling our home together. So this year definitely feels special to be celebrating our first Christmas as husband and wife in a home that we've made ours.

Many of the traditions that we are creating, as well as the traditions that our families hold, center around food. It has been so fun for me to begin to contribute to the family meals, rather than just show up and let the "adults" cook. This past Thanksgiving was the first where I had specific items to bring along to each family meal (both JR's and mine). I'm excited to do the same for Christmas. Cooking and sharing and traveling has been made easier for me (as a first-timer) with Pyrex.

Note: This is a sponsored post by Pyrex. All opinions expressed are my own. 
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