Well, hello there. It’s been a while! I feel a bit foolish… but at the same time, I feel an overwhelming sense of peace. The last time I was here, I was on the fast track to my 12 month planned Adventure to Bliss. Clearly I’ve epic-ally failed at the blogging goals. Three times a week, I believe it was? Yeah, no. I’ll be totally honest and share that my intense reading goals, and my French studies have fallen short… Read more »

2016 Adventure to Bliss

Whoa! What a month of commitment keeping 😛 January, of course, was my first month of my 2016 Adventure to Bliss. To keep myself accountable, I’ve been keeping track of my progress on each goal – and today, I want to share it with you!   – Be Me. {In Progress} I think that “being me” is a goal that is going to consistently be in progress all year long. My Adventure to Bliss is really encapsulated completely by my… Read more »


Ever had Lofthouse Sugar Cookies? Yeah, me too. Yum 🙂 I’ve been making sugar cookies for several years now, and I have NEVER been able to make a batch so soft and yummy as the ones I made last weekend. [See photos below for a good drooling] 😉 The cookies themselves are NOT very sugary. They are soft, and have a slight sweetness to them. However, then add the frosting on top, and you have a sensationally sugary burst of… Read more »

Things I Spend My Money On

Welcome back to week three of the 52 Week Blog Challenge! Today we are going to take a look at things I spend my money on. Essentials Food Rent Utilities Gas Insurance Donations/Giving Back My Life In Snippets   Everything Else Television < If football wasn’t a thing, this expense wouldn’t be on my list 😉 Amazon Prime Netflix Travel/Entertainment/Experiences Clothing/Shoes Books < This is a problem. As of the new year, I’ve forbid myself from all book purchases until… Read more »


After working for most of October, November and December on my plans for my 2016 Adventure to Bliss, I was (and still am) so excited about all the good things that are resulting from it. If you read my challenge for the year, you know that it’s a major undertaking – the list of things to do is intense, yes – but, mostly exciting. As it’s getting closer to the end of January – I’d like to share my 2016… Read more »

January 23 Weekly Roundup and Reflection

Happy January 23! I’m back with another Weekly Roundup and Reflection. It is here I will share the good, the bad and the ugly faves of my week. Event Roundup What a whirlwind this week has been. Not to mention, oh, hey snow-pocolypse! 😉 Kidding, kind of. Now that I no longer reside in Michigan, snow is a bit of a foreign concept to a lot of people in Kentucky. Three inches of snow calls off schools and closes down… Read more »

Madame Chic - A Triple Book Review

Jennifer L. Scott is the author of the three books staring Madame Chic below: Lessons From Madame Chic — 20 Stylish Secrets I Learned While Living in Paris At Home with Madame Chic: Becoming a Connoisseur of Daily Life Polish Your Poise with Madame Chic All three of these books are cute and quick reads – and have a lot to offer. In fact, I read Lessons from Madame Chic on the Plane to Europe! And then again this past… Read more »

52 Week Blog Challenge -- Week Three Strengths and Weaknesses

Welcome back to week three of the 52 Week Blog Challenge! Today we are going to take a look at the strengths and weaknesses of yours truly. Do you ever feel like weaknesses are simpler to come up with when your assessing yourself? Or do you ever look at a weakness and then find ways to twist it into a strength? Or vice versa? I do too 😉 So, on that note, I’m going to start with two weaknesses, move… Read more »

Liebster Award Image Courtesy of Wording Well

    In the midst of the December rush, I was awarded the Liebster Award for Bloggers – talk about an awesome Christmas present 🙂 The award goes to new(er) blogs who are just starting out and who have less than 200 subscribers. I’m very happy to accept this award from Ally at HydroSupraLicked! Thank you, Ally! 🙂 She has a series of questions that I must answer to complete the acceptance of the award. After that, I’ll share with… Read more »

January 16 Weekly Roundup and Reflection

Happy January 16! I’m back with another Weekly Roundup and Reflection. It is here I will share the good, the bad and the ugly faves of my week.   Event Roundup This week has really been about getting back into the swing of things. It’s actually my other half and I’s first weekend home this weekend since December 13 :O All the weekends since have been spent in Michigan visiting family through the holidays and last weekend for my nephew,… Read more »

52 Week Blog Challenge -- Week 2: Behind the Scenes

Welcome back to week two of the 52 Week Blog Challenge! Today we are going behind the scenes for a look at what life is like for me, the blogger. I’ve mentioned before that I have a full-time job, that’s NOT blogging. I’m an Applications Engineer. Soooo…basically this means that I’m constantly looking at the screen 😉 I’m not complaining!! My job allows me to explore creativity in one area, while blogging allows me to use a different part of… Read more »

The Blogging Elite Christmas Box Swap - What Was In The Box

Hiya! With the Holiday season finally past, I am excited to finally share this fun experience I had at the end of last year 🙂 At the beginning of November, I, along with several other bloggers partnered off for the Blogging Elite Christmas Box Swap! I was partnered with Sarah over at Devastate Boredom! For the entire month of November and a little bit of December, Sarah and I sent literal novels back and forth to one another. Each of… Read more »