One of our New Year’s resolutions as a couple was to plan more date nights. It’s not that we weren’t spending time together, but we wanted to be more conscious of scheduling special evenings. Especially with crazy work hours, we don’t get to eat dinner with each other every night. After a busy week, it’s so nice to have a date on Friday, just the two of us. We catch up, relax, and try new places. The Pig has been on our list for a while now after we happened to walk by it one day. So we finally pulled the trigger and made a reservation. Continue reading
Since the first of this year we’ve been trying to improve our eating habits and our waist lines. Part of it is vanity. We have a wedding coming up in about 8 months and would like to look our best. But also part of it is healthy-focused. We’re going to the gym a lot more and trying to be in our best fighting shape to tackle life. We are both making progress, but still have a ways to go. This end of this post turned into a bit of a rant. I didn’t really intend for that to happen, but it will probably be a subject that will come up again. In the past few months I’ve become really passionate about this topic and I have lots of opinions. I only shared a few here, don’t worry.
Improving our health has been a bit tricky for a few reasons. We both HATE being hungry and have pretty large sweet teeth. I also struggle especially with carbs. I love the crunch and substance of a good piece of bread and it’s not really something I’m good at giving up. So we’ve come up with some strategies to partially satisfy our cravings, keep us relatively full, and stay on track. Continue reading
I am sorry if you are all tired of book reviews. I just have so much to read and share! I don’t think I’ll always be able to finish books at such a brisk pace, but for now it’s glorious. At least for me. Up next is The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton. Continue reading
I feel like it’s necessary for me to start this post by saying that I watched the awards in an XL sweatshirt, yoga pants, no makeup and my hair in a knot on my head. So I’m really not always the most glamorous person. This I know. And I’m not a professional stylist. But I did think it would be fun to discuss my favorites and the not-so-much looks from the Oscars last night. Continue reading
Ok so I’m putting off the aforementioned post one more day. Instead, I wanted to review Los Tios Grill, a Tex-Mex restaurant in Del Ray, Alexandria. Jake and I are both pretty fond of Del Ray. It’s such a cute little town and the main street vibe is absolutely precious. It’s also got a little bit of quirk, which provides a nice compliment to Old Town. Continue reading
If I was a really good blogger, I would probably post this review tomorrow and do a food-related post today. You know, to provide some balance. But that’s not happening for two reasons. First, the food post is longer and more detailed and I need more time to make it just right. Second, I don’t really feel like doing that today and instead I want to talk about books. Today’s topic? The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Continue reading
When it comes to books, I really try and alternate my positive and more negative book reviews. But honesty is more important right? And more importantly, this book review follows the review I wrote of The Goldfinch perfectly. Plus, I have a really great book to share later this week or early next week. So let’s get down to business. Here is my review of The Two Hotel Francforts by David Leavitt. Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon I took an intermediate cookie design class at La Cuisine. I had been wanting to learn some new techniques for a while and was so excited to learn of this opportunity. I took the Halloween and Christmas classes and so this more advanced class was perfect. I learned so many new skills and I feel like my creative juices are really flowing. I have some great ideas for the futures and can’t wait to experiment and implement them. In the meantime, here is a recap of yesterday’s class. Continue reading
Hi friends. I’m so excited to share with you some fantastic news. Recently I was offered the opportunity to become a contributor on a different website. You may have recently noticed a button pop up on the navigation bar to the right for the DC Ladies Beltway Bloggers. Starting tomorrow, I will be a full-fledged contributor and will be posting about twice a month!
All of the material will be new – no repeats from this blog. I will always provide a link from this site, so I hope you will make your way over there to see the fun projects and conversations I will be having with all of the lovely DC Ladies. In case you are wondering, guys are welcome too! While some of the posts are definitely created with a female audience in mind, many of the DIY projects I will be sharing are gender-neutral!
On days that I post for the DC Ladies, I will still provide new content here as well, it may just be a little different. For example, if I am discussing a DIY project over there, I might feature a recipe on With Amour. Make sense?
I’m so excited for this opportunity and can’t wait to get started. I hope you will all join me over on the DC Ladies and even take a moment to explore some other great blogs! Wish me luck! xoxo