independence day run

whoa, well it’s been a little while since i’ve taken my last run. between family events to busy work schedules, i’ve been a little bit off of the routine workout schedule. but today was the kick start to beginning my workout routine again, especially with the track shack race series starting in just over a…

down under vino: 2

the journey through australia continues…well, through wine that is?! keith and i recently tried another bottle shipped from our newest wine club membership – the grand tour by verve wine. and again, we were not disappointed at all. this time we actually decided to try a white wine within the shipment. and honestly, this is a…

running favorites…

sometimes i think back to the beginning of this running journey and realize how far i’ve come, and am just amazed. i must say, i owe a lot to having the proper gear in place to ensure that i am comfortable throughout my runs (thank you to my best friend who convinced me to invest).…

it’s happily ever after

disney parks blogger, steven miller, just posted some incredible “happily ever after” commemorative merchandise on the disney parks blog, which is actually inspired by the show’s poster. why is this so exciting you ask? well, if you haven’t been seen the latest disney news, the Magic Kingdom Park recently switched from wishes to this new…

down under vino

as promised, here is our first recap of our newest wine club membership – the grand tour by verve wine. and wow, let me tell you – one wine down out of the four in our “destination australia” shipment and we are NOT disappointed in our choice so far. so which wine did we choose…

grand tour arrival

sorry for the brief hiatus everyone – things have been a little hectic in life lately. however, do you know what makes everything better…wine – particular receiving your first shipment of the grand tour?! and i am extremely excited that this package arrived yesterday. featuring a selection from australia, master sommelier, dustin wilson, selected two…

shingle creek staycation

i’m not going to lie, definitely still wishing that i was on my local staycation. it’s really amazing how even though you can only be 20 minutes from home, you still feel a million miles away – and that’s exactly what we had during our time at loews sapphire falls on friday night (see recap…

a little wine and sapphire…

nothing beats kicking off a staycation at one of the newest hotels at universal orlando, loews sapphire falls resort AND attending an event all in the same evening?! but first, i’m going to have to start with sapphire falls…what a beautiful resort. easing into island time, you truly feel like you are being transported into…

rule your mind

“rule your mind, or it will rule you.” – buddha this quote could not be anymore true, especially in my case. i am your typical over thinker – i analyze, re-analyze and then continue to analyze situations and events. yes, i know what you’re probably thinking, “stop over thinking?!” definitely easier said than done. however…

happy 1 year – eatstk

yesterday was STK at disney springs first anniversary…and naturally, keith and i decided to have a date night at STK to join in the celebration. well, i actually can’t take much credit, keith impulsively decided to make a “surprise” reservation the night before – letting me know where we were going after he made the reservation. ironically,…