Anniversary Night Out – NYC and 4 Years of Love

Hi everyone! Today, I wanted to fill you in on how much fun Darren and I had celebrating our four year anniversary. We went down to the city for an overnight trip and had the absolute best time eating, drinking, and reminiscing about the last four years, which we’ve spent happily together! First things first,…

Why I Quit My Freelance Writing Job

Hi everyone! Today, I feel a little relieved to finally be writing this. As most of you know, I started working a second job in early spring, doing freelance writing for a website and today I can officially tell you that I quit that job…which is kind of a big deal for me, since I’ve…

Bouqs, Birthdays, and Winc

Last week, we celebrated my mom’s birthday! My mom is lucky enough to have a June birthday, which means the weather is always perfect for our annual celebration. This year we had a night-in, complete with Chinese food and wine, and this birthday I was especially pleased with the gifts we went for and wanted…

The Prettiest Perfume

Hi all! I bought myself a little present recently and I am so glad that I did. In terms of love affairs with fragrance in my life, I have had only one great love, Tory Burch First Fragrance, a beautiful crisp clean citrus scent, that smells like grapefruit and has notes of peony – until…

Perspective

Ab said Jim never wanted a daughter. When she found out that I was a girl, he was disappointed. He wanted another son. She said that when she brought me home from the hospital for the first time, he danced with me in his arms, that he didn’t do that with the boys. That every…

A Candle Subscription Service?!

This Christmas, I was gifted one of the most fitting gifts I’ve ever been given, my friend gave me a candle subscription and I am obsessed! Once a month I am delivered a package containing a candle, a satchel, and a little treat that matches the theme, sometimes a candy, sometimes a mini beauty product,…

5 Times Darren was My Lobster

Okay, so I’ve been sharing with you guys how Darren and I first got together, and I’m hoping to add a relationship category on here where I can talk about big moments in our relationship, but also about all the real life stuff that couples go through, you can read about how we first got…

Lincoln

“Miss LeCain, your Lincoln is waiting for you,” The service manager tells me that my car is beautiful, I smile and thank him, taking the key from him; he stumbles and gets his too big finger stuck in my key ring. I button my coat and walk out the door. I see the all too…

Home

My 25th birthday is three days away. Today, I push my Dad in a wheelchair and we meet with a gastrointestinal surgeon; he steps on a scale. He has lost 20 pounds in 20 days. We go into the office together. I sit on the table, Jim in his wheelchair, and Ab in the office…

All Things Christmas – Drying Oranges

Is there anything that smells better than juicy oranges?! This year I really want to make Christmas feel extra special (it’s mine and my Dad’s most favorite holiday), and so I am getting a bit more festive than ever before and I wanted to share a few ideas for what to do on a day…