Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving Break

For the first time in - well a very long time I will be spending Thanksgiving with my family. Therefore, I am taking the week off from blogging and will return Monday, December 1st with a week full of can't miss gift guides for everyone on your list!

In the meantime you can follow along on Instagram... here!

Have a Happy Thanksgiving! xx

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Single For The Holidays

It’s officially four days before Thanksgiving, and my “man of the house” is still a 4-legged, tail-wagging Yorkie, so unless Prince Charming swoops in before Thursday, it looks like I will be single for the holidays.

First of all, I feel like I should state – very clearly that I am one of those people who loves the holidays. I’m totally “that girl” – who wishes her life were a Hallmark movie. However, while there is something alluring about the idea of being coupled up during the holidays, being single has its benefits too. Specifically these nine:

1. You don’t have to be embarrassed by your weird relatives.
2. You don’t have to worry about getting someone the right gift.
3. You don’t have to fake excitement over their gift
4. You are free for holiday hook-ups.
5. You don’t have to travel with anyone.
6. You don’t have to worry about sleeping arrangements.
7. No one will ask when you’re getting married/having a baby

Friday, November 21, 2014

7 Thanksgiving Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving with your pet by watching closely when you prepare foods that may include these items.

1. Nutmeg
2. Nuts (specifically walnuts and macadamia)
3. Turkey Skin
4. Cooked bones
5. Onions and Garlic
6. Alcohol
7. Sage

Monday, November 17, 2014

Exploring New Ground

The following post is sponsored by FitFluential LLC on behalf of Ahnu All thoughts and opinions are my own.

No matter what the season is I love adventuring and that’s why I was so excited to receive the Ahnu Sugar Bowl hiking boots to try out!

These mid-calf (I had to go up a size because my calves are huge) boots are waterproof and have Thinsulate insulation for which allows for added warmth. The Vibram rubber outsole offers dependable traction and heel stability, which is definitely needed when you live in Michigan. The Sugar Bowl boot has easily become my go-to for winter adventures.

I can't wait to see how they hold up in winter adventures! So far they kept my feet warm in 30 degree weather through the local park.
Who makes your favorite winter boots?

Sunday, November 16, 2014

5 Reasons To Say Yes To A Date You're Unsure About

{This cutesy scene is courtesy of an awkward coffee date this week}

Wouldn’t it be nice if only the men of our dreams asked us out? In reality, you won’t be sure about every guy who asks you out, but here are five reasons you should go ahead and say yes to that date.  

1. You may end up really, really liking him. If people hooked up only with the people they really liked rom-coms would have no reason to exist. Give the guy an hour of your time – what do you have to lose?

2. It might be the most awkward or worst date ever. Well, maybe that’s not great for you, but it’s good practice for getting you out there and away from your comfort zone.  

3. He might not be “The One”, but you could connect in other ways. While he might not be your future husband, he may have a friend that could be or a job opportunity for you. You just never know.

4. You might find your new favorite restaurant - coffee shop, bar, whatever. Maybe you won’t find the perfect guy, but sometimes you go to some really cool places that would make the perfect location for your next girls night.

5. Your only other plan is a TBS marathon of Friends re-runs and ahem, some of us have already been told we watch too much.