Experiencing Texas


Earlier this year I read an article about gifting experiences instead of material things for Christmas and I absolutely loved the concept. After telling Neal about the article we both decided to gift . . . Continue Reading »

Niagara Falls Getaway

Niagara Falls

This weekend Neal and I drove to Niagara Falls, Ontario to meet up with some of his family for a mini getaway. Though Friday morning was a little crazy and it took us longer to get out of town, we . . . Continue Reading »

Goin’ Through The Big D

vera bradley

but I do mean Dallas! Bonus points if you know that song... Well, this southern girl is back in Texas for a week and I couldn't be happier! On Wednesday I flew from DC to Dallas to meet up with my . . . Continue Reading »

Caribbean Getaway

Neal and Ashley

Last summer Neal and I decided to plan a Caribbean getaway for the winter of 2013.  Having never traveled to the Caribbean, we worked with Heather from Classic Travel in order to figure out our best . . . Continue Reading »

Heart Warming Weekend


This weekend Neal and I drove up to Cleveland, Ohio to visit his sister and her beautiful family.  It's an easy drive up to Cleveland, taking just about 6 hours and a good cup of Dunkin' Donuts to get . . . Continue Reading »

Whirlwind in Nebraska

Blonde Poneytail Blogger

Neal and I are back in Iowa this weekend for his cousin's wedding and saw it as the perfect opportunity to travel to Nebraska to see family and a few friends.  I hit the road bright and early . . . Continue Reading »



As I've shared, I've been pretty stressed and overwhelmed lately, so the downtime we had in Iowa this past weekend was great. Although the first few days were busy, things started to settle down once . . . Continue Reading »

Iowa Adventures


This weekend Neal and I ventured out to Iowa to visit his parents, to attend Fry Fest, to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes in their opening game, and to relax! Bright and early Friday morning Neal and I . . . Continue Reading »

A Weekend In Boston

Vera Bradley

This weekend Neal and I headed up to Boston for the Women's Football Alliance Conference Semi Finals against the Boston Militia. I love to travel and always crack up when I see how many Vera . . . Continue Reading »

Treasured Travels

Prauge Honeymoon

Neal and I are planning a few vacations for this year, YAY, which made me think about our honeymoon. It's hard to believe that we're coming up on our one year anniversary! It really seems like just . . . Continue Reading »

Washington DC Staycation

US Capitol

On Friday morning Neal and I headed into Washington, DC, not for work but for a day of sightseeing.  A Washington DC Staycation!! Neal and I have both lived in DC for quite some time now but we . . . Continue Reading »

Future Travels

Portland Oregan

I truly love to travel, always have. There's just something about taking time off, packing a bag, and living a different life for a couple of days. Over the past two years Neal and I have done . . . Continue Reading »

Ending Our Vacation

osaka san antonio

Yesterday was the perfect way to close out our vacation here in San Antonio, Texas! My mom, sister, and I started the day off with a sushi lunch at Osaka. I ordered a California roll and the . . . Continue Reading »

Bad Habits Can Return

Lulu's San Antonio

Although I am grateful for the chance to visit my family here in Texas, it is extremely challenging being around habits I have worked so hard to break. Everything I have eaten while here has been my . . . Continue Reading »

Triple D Holiday Lunch

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Day 2 of vacation was a success!! I start the day out with a 30 minute workout on the Arc Trainer in my new Running Skirts long sleeve Cerise v-neck.  I am in love with this top.  I love the length, . . . Continue Reading »