ZooLights and the National Christmas Tree

I hate to admit this, but last year was my first time at ZooLights and this year was my first time going to see the National Christmas Tree.  SO bad, right?!  This is my NINTH Christmas season here in D.C., so the fact that it took me so long…

Recipe Exchange!

Two years ago, I hosted a recipe exchange that was a HUGE success.  Honestly, I still cook some of the recipes I got at that exchange.  It’s so fun because not only do you get fantastic recipes, you know whether or not you like them! Anyway, this year…

A Few of My Favorite Things

I love love LOVE Christmas time and the relaxation that comes with it.  I make it my personal mission every year to be finished with Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving, so I’m just ready to carpe the Christmas season. And, yes, fellow Catholics, I know Christmas doesn’t…

Bull Run and The Winery at Bull Run

To say that last weekend was as perfect as it comes would be an understatement.  Everything from the chill Thanksgiving morning, complete with the Macy’s Parade, cinnamon rolls and cozy blankets to shopping the sales on Friday and Saturday was amazing.  I am still basking in the perfection…

Why Your 30s are WAY Better than Your 20s

I can remember the night before my 29th birthday vividly.  My friend, who’s two years older than me almost to the day, was channeling her inner therapist while I sobbed about the end of my 20s being in sight.  I felt like I had wasted the decade (which…

Sharp Rock Winery

I named my blog what I named it for a reason.  Few things I enjoy more than a nice morning hike out in the Shenandoah, followed by an afternoon of wine drinking and cheese eating.  Call me Basic all you want, it’s pretty amazing.  Virginia Wine County is…

Recent Book Reviews

Self-proclaimed book worm here.  I have to admit that 100% of my “reading” lately has been audiobooks..  Things have been very busy, but that does not give me an excuse to stop reading! I don’t know what’s  been with me lately, but the…

A Day at the Farm

HAPPY FRIDAY!!!  OK, I’m writing this a bit preemptively, so it’s not quite Friday in my world, but when this post goes live, it will be.  So, again, HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Last weekend, Jim and I ventured out to Great Country Farms in the gorgeous Bluemont, VA…

Wag- My New Favorite App (+My Side Hustle)

**Use my code Brittany3203 for $20 off your first walk!!** I noticed recently I have a tendency to essentially scream things I love from the rooftops.  Wag is one of those things.. The app is BRILLIANT, and I’m so mad I didn’t think of it myself…

Remembering

Gosh, it seems like yesterday. I had just begun my sophomore year at Padua Franciscan High School in Cleveland and was sitting in the dingy, cold cafeteria for study hall when the lunch ladies came running out of the school kitchen.  In shock, everyone stared at the TVs that lined…