Tuesday, August 28, 2012


It was like I knew the other day that after all of the amazing and fun times this week there would be something that would happen to put a damper on the happy go lucky feeling.  My parents dog has been sick for quite a while now. About 7 months ago she was diagnosed with tumors on her liver and went downhill very quickly.  She lost about 20 pounds over the few short months and hasn't really been able to eat over the last week. Tonight my family had to decide to put her to sleep and end the suffering that we saw taking place.  Our vet was very supportive of this decision and said it was the most kind choice to make. We will miss her though because she really earned a special place in our life after 12 years together! 

I came home to my house and squeezed my fur babies with the husband for a little bit longer. So even though it may sound a bit dramatic, today could be the best day of your life and you have no idea what tomorrow might bring so cherish the smell of the air, the feel of the sunshine on your cheeks, and overwhelming happiness that you have because tomorrow could bring about something very different. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Falling into Fall

Love the corny title! Fall is coming up so quickly that I feel like I have been free falling into this next season! I love the change of seasons that takes place every few months, but especially the Summer to Fall change. There is something so cozy about the leaves turning color, snuggling inside from the frost, drinking apple cider, and picking pumpkins. September always puts a smile on my face!

 Because I love this change of season so much, I am jumping the gun and decorating for fall today!!! I know this is a little premature but with school starting next week I know I won't be left with a lot of time to do the things that really make me happy like decorating the house. I also can't wait to get in the fall spirit and have already planned a date night later in the week with the hubby that has to do with a outdoor fall activity. Speaking of decorating, I found some ideas on the ever popular Pinterest that I thought I just love!  

How cute are these stacked pumpkins! I am going to go to our local dollar store and try to find some to recreate this!

And these pumpkin ideas are all so unique and would make perfect centerpieces!

What is your favorite fall activity and when will you be decorating? Do you wait until after Labor Day?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

It's Over

Well this week went by entirely too fast and my friends had to leave last night to return back home. They had taken their weeks vacation to come see me and the hubs ( and our fur babies, they are in LOVE with them). We finished up our week together by visiting what I would call the best place to visit in Upstate New York. Saratoga!

Saratoga is an area that has lots of shopping off of a street named Broadway, the famous race track is a minutes drive away from the shopping area, and the side streets are littered with awesome little bars that each have their own unique charm. While we didn't make it up to the track, we did make it out to enjoy the nightlife!
We spent the night enjoying tasty drinks, dancing, and socializing. By the time we made it home at 2:30 a.m. we were all exhausted! It was such a fun night and I hope there are many more together in our future. Best friends sure have a way of making everything feel special!

Thursday, August 23, 2012


I have been thinking a lot about life in general and came to the realization that life is really what you make of it. If you are going out with your friends and you are dreading it for one reason or another its going to be a horrible night no matter how amazing the possibility of it might be. If you are going shopping and you feel terrible about yourself and just know that nothing is going to look great the odds of finding an amazing outfit go from 100% down to nill.

On the other hand, if you wake up each day and make a promise to yourself that that day will be the best day of your life, I bet you will be able to find some pretty magical moments in those short 24 hours. A glass half full approach might sound a bit like fromage but it really does work.  Be happy in the now, live today like it could be the best day of your life because tomorrow might be the worst. 

I am feeling very appreciative today and just thought I would share! <3

Wednesday, August 22, 2012


Long time no see! I have had visitors for the past week! Those visitors would include two of my best friends up from the Orange County area! We have been doing so much different things this week that I haven't even had a chance to sit down and read the blogs that I love let alone post on  my own!

For starters, we have been doing so many outdoor activities because the weather has been excellent! We went climbing at a place in the Lake George region called Adirondack Extreme. It is an incredibly challenging ropes course that takes several hours to complete. It was quite a workout. I was also pretty impressed with the height of the ropes. You are in charge or clicking yourself on and off of the ropes and at some points we were between 30 and 60 feet in the air! I took a picture looking down just so I could remember how high it was!

We also took a few hours wandering around downtown Lake George and stopped at a psychic! We each went and had our palms read. I am not sure if I completely believe in psychics but she did tell me some things that I loved hearing! She asked if twins run in the family and I told her that they do on Matt's side. She told me I could be expecting twins in the near future!!! I was OVERJOYED! Only time will tell though I suppose!  
Do you believe in psychics or do you think like I do? I choose to believe because she told me things that I want to hear! 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Wedding Recap/ Prepping and the Ceremony

One month ago today the hubs and I had the best day of our lives! I know that everyone says that about their wedding but this day was truly spectacular. I don't want to go into every detail of the day but I did want to share some of the more magical parts. 

To begin the day, all of my maids met me at the hotel for hair and makeup.  Some of us had such a spectacular time the night before that an 8 a.m. wake-up call was very difficult.  We were primped and pampered for several hours while listening to music, snacking, and drinking our fair share of mimosas and wine.  The time flew by quickly and soon it was time to put on my dress!

Once we were all picture perfect we made our way over to the ceremony and reception site ( there were in the same place). We enjoyed 1 drink during our hour long wait and watched as all of the people filed in.  We had about 300 guests so it was fun to watch everyone walk in! Exactly at 6 p.m. we headed downstairs and started the walk down the aisle.  I was escorted by my dad which meant the world to me. He is such a strong presence in my life and I had to tell him so many times not to make me cry! 

Our ceremony was uber nontraditional as neither of us go to church or are religious. I actually wrote the entire ceremony for our officiant to perform.  We also chose to write our own vows.  When the time came to read them the hubs looked at me and asked "Who goes first?" I told him that I didn't think it mattered and he responded with "Great, I am going first and I am whispering them!" Needless to say I was a little shocked but I thought it was a very romantic way to tell me how he felt about me without anyone else hearing. I also spoke my vows very quietly.  It was the joke of the day that the vows would be online later if people wanted to see them. 

Finally we were pronounced Mr. & Mrs. and walked down the isle with nothing but smiles!

More wedding recaps will be coming on the 6th of every month so that I can reminisce this special day for our entire first year of marriage!

Sweet Life

Welcome to the first blog post from the newlyweds! This blog will be used to document the everyday life that we both consider to be pretty sweet. How could it not be ? Even our initials scream candy coated chocolate!!! We are 2 twenty-something newlyweds ( married 1 month!) who want to share everything (even the nitty gritty details) about our life together.

To get started here is a brief recap of everything over the past 5 years! We met in 2008 and after that chance encounter set up by friends we were inseperable. We have been together every since! We moved in together in 2010, engaged in 2011 and and married in 2012.  Along the way we have acquired 2 fur babies, bought a house, completly renovated every room in the house, and worked full time!

This blog will be here to keep track of the cooking, baking, crafting, decorating, and teaching of the sweetest part of this two-some; the wifey. I can't wait to share all of the amazing things that we experience on a day to day basis as well as the fun things that fall in to there as well. I hope you enjoy!

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