• Fall,  Holiday,  Home Decor,  Shopping

    Must Have Fall Decoration Essentials

    Happy fall, y’all! THIS IS MY SEASON!! I would also like to say that I have always been a fan of fall before it became a trend for “basic” girls. I don’t know if it is because I grew up in the south and by the time fall came around everything was dead from ridiculously high temps that we never had that “fall color” or because it is my birthday season but either way, I have loved it since I was little. My family always decorated for Halloween and then fall… buuuut other than dressing up, Halloween isn’t my jam. I like to decorate for fall as soon as humanly…

  • Holiday

    Somebunny Loves You

    Happy Easter, everyone!!!   I always say that fall is my favorite season until spring rolls around and I start to second guess myself. I am all for chilly, sunshine weather that you can be in with just a cardigan. After all, April does have the perfect date. (Anyone know what movie I am talking about?!) Not much to report except that I GRADUATED!!!!!!!!! I finally finished! (WHERE ARE MY CONFETTI CANNONS?!) I will save my thoughts on all that for a different post. Since taking my last final, I have been in a mix of celebrating and relaxation. Sleeping in has never felt so good. I really don’t think…

  • Holiday,  Life,  New Years

    Cheers to New Years!

    Helloooooooooooooooo 2018!!!! There are few things I love more than a new year. It is so refreshing to think about putting your best foot forward and trying to better not just yourself but your life as a whole. I have a good feeling about 2018. As a general goal setter by nature and someone completely addicted to checking off my to-do list, resolutions are my jam. In the past they may have been silly, sometimes unrealistic and if I am being completely honest, there were many years that I did not succeed at any of them. And y’all, that’s okay!!! Just because you tried at something and did not get…

  • Holiday,  Life,  Update

    The Holiday Season Recap

    I hope everyone had the BEST time celebrating this holiday season! I was wholeheartedly going to post about all the Christmas festivities that Nathan and I did this year individually….but clearly that did not happen. So, I am just going to cram it into one post and try not to bore the hell out of everyone! We are usually in Disney in December so it was a nice change to be able to do some PNW firsts! Zoo Lights was first up which would have been better if I learned to wear proper footwear! It was one of our coldest nights in Portland and I am walking around the Zoo in Toms….…

  • Cocktail Recipe,  drinking,  Holiday

    But First, Cocktails!

    Wait, isn’t the quote, “but first, coffee”? *shrug* COCKTAILS ALL AROUND!!!!!! If you know me outside of this blog life, you know that I have a deep love coffee any time of day. And clearly, according to my blog name, I love a good happy hour. And happy hours that involve not just insane amounts of shopping but that have actual alcohol. Ultimately, this usually ends up with me shopping anyway. Every month or so, I am going to highlight a cocktail recipe that I enjoy! First up, I thought I would combine my love of coffee and alcohol. This is a real win for all involved…haha. Make them for…

  • Holiday,  Shopping

    Comfy Cozy Winter Vibes

    It is officially winter in the PNW!!! I am completely done with fall term and the temperature keeps dropping. When I am not running around Christmas shopping or attending a holiday event, the chances are very high I will be found in the most comfortable attire possible. Hibernation mode: On. I want to be in comfy clothes, wrapped in a blanket, drinking coffee by the fire for the whole winter season. Whiiiiiiiich doesn’t happen but I will take the few lazy days I do get! I am also one of those crazed Christmas fanatics that decorates any and all rooms because, why not? The more the merrier!!!! Almost all my winter bedding…

  • Holiday

    Best Time of the Year

    CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!! IT’S HERE!! I can finally listen to Christmas music without fear of retaliation from anyone around me. I understand that July is a little early to be filling the world with pure, delightful music. However, I still get slack about it right before Thanksgiving. Y’all. I can’t help it. It is the best time of year! I get to just lay back and relax…. hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Yeah, right. I mean that is what I would love to do but good ol’ adulting gets in the way. I want to do crafts and bake to the sound of the same Hallmark movie storyline that I insist on watching over and over while indubitably crying during some…

  • Holiday,  Life

    Be Thankful

      I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loved ones whether it was celebrated on Thursday or any day after. Thanksgiving is not my favorite holiday (we all know that is reserved for Christmas) but it is definitely a close second. It is a day where it is openly accepted, even expected to shove as much home cooked food into your face in one sitting. (Let’s all give thanks for the invention of yoga pants!) I love the sounds of the day too; People in the kitchen cooking, football on with a minimum of one person getting mad about a bad call, talk of the Black Friday sales and so much laughter. The sounds and smells…

  • Gift Ideas,  Holiday,  Shopping

    Christmas Gift Ideas

    It’s that time of year again where the weather is cooling down, Christmas commercials are in full swing, school is almost out, and the list of people to get gifts for starts to grow daily. There is something so satisfying when you know exactly what someone wants or would love. It kind of makes fighting for that one spot left in the parking lot worth it. (I SAID KIND OF…) However, it never fails that there is at least one person who you have no idea what to get them. Have no fear, my gift ideas are here! Seriously, put down that candle you’re about to re-gift. Don’t do it!!!…

  • Holiday,  Infertility,  Life

    Today is Your Day

    I used to believe that you could only be considered a mother once you had your own children. What a ridiculous thing to think. There are so many amazing women I know who are mothers in every way possible. There are the traditional moms who did get to carry and deliver their own babies. Some women in this group put in a lot of blood, sweat and tears to make this happen and others were lucky enough for it to happen naturally and without problems. You all deserve this day for all the hard work that goes into raising a family. (Especially all you single moms out there. Y’all are all superheros in…