Run with the Marines

This past weekend was Historic Half weekend in town. The Marine Corps Half Marathon has been hosted in Fredericksburg since 2008 and brings THOUSANDS of runners and spectators to the town every year. There is a huge military presence in the surrounding area and majority of people who live here have some connection to one... Continue Reading →

Stress Relief

How do you handle stress? Everyone experiences it differently - some thrive under it and some buckle. I think I'm somewhere in between. I can handle a lot of things thrown at me, but once I reach that breaking point :: GAME OVER. There has been a lot of stuff going on this month, both... Continue Reading →

March Books

I set a goal to read 6 books in March and to not spend any money doing so. I rocked my goal and forced myself to start re-utilizing the library and their e-books. I only read 2 amazing, would recommend to anyone books but I'm also trying to branch outs and try different genres/styles so... Continue Reading →

Speechless

Somehow March flew by with nary a peep from me (with the exception of the February Book Review). Every time I sat down I felt like I had nothing to say or my thoughts weren't interesting enough to share... so I stopped sitting down and a month goes by. I seem to have this paralyzing... Continue Reading →

February Books

I only read 3 new books in February, though I also re-read a 3 book series. So far I've knocked out 12 out of 60 new books for 2019. I'm on the hunt for new ones to try! I just started listening to the Bad on Paper podcast so hopefully I'll stumble on some good... Continue Reading →

Snow Day Musings

K and I both got lucky with a snow day today so we definitely made the most of it. Slept in, shoveled snow, tackled some house projects and surprised our niece with a birthday snow ball fight (we won). Now we're enjoying a fire, creating some custom rugby kits for his tournament over the summer... Continue Reading →

Reliving the 80’s

I took a mini girls vacay this weekend by meeting my sister in Charlottesville for some wineries and a concert. We only spent half a day together but managed to cram in 2 wineries, dinner & drinks, and the Legwarmers before crashing in our hotel room! I'll do a review of the wineries later on... Continue Reading →

January Books

I started out 2019 with a pretty impressive January reading list. I have a goal of reading 60 NEW books this year (can't count the re-reads) and I knocked out 9 in January! It helped that I made it to the library twice and I'm still forgoing most TV so I end up with more... Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Office

The "office" was the first project we tackled. Because of how dirty everything looked, I had planned on painting all the walls in the house some variation of white. Just give it that clean fresh slate the house so desperately needed. BUT I read Emily Henderson's blog {https://stylebyemilyhenderson.com/} and there was a whole post about... Continue Reading →

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