5 things Friday: Cheerios, Heart After Dark, new concealer, CF, and Facebook vs. Princeton

TGIF, my friends. Here are five things getting me through the week: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind under-eye concealer: I was using a great Benefit concealer but I noticed that it was sinking into my fine lines (ahem, evil aging process) by the end of the day. I needed something lighter and had heard good things …

Review: I can’t believe I’ve never told you about Uber and Lyft

How have I been blogging for months now but haven't reviewed Uber and Lyft, two of my very favorite services?? If you're living under a rock (or outside of a city), Uber and Lyft are ride-sharing services. Both have been in Baltimore for about 6 months (Lyft) to over a year (Uber). Here's a little …

Win bachelor and bachelorette parties in Atlantic City!

Calling all brides- and grooms-to-be! DO AC invites all those recently engaged to “Show Us Your Bling” for the chance to win the ultimate DO AC bachelor and bachelorette parties. (Oh, yes. You can both party it up in AC—for free!) All recently engaged couples are asked to upload a picture of their engagement bling …

Pinterest testing: Hacking the back panel of a Target bookcase

One of my 2014 goals was to actually do/make the things that I pin to Pinterest. I have pinned 1,172 pins and it's about time I actually put some of them to use. This hack is one that I found via Made2Style; I was blown away by her simple transformation of her Ikea table. We …

5 things Friday: Baltimore crime, Australian Day, Tone It Up, half marathons, and hair clips

Baltimore has seen 10 murders in the first nine days of 2014. Sorry to kick off with such a downer, but WTF is wrong with people?? At this rate, we'll hit 400 murder this year. That is ridiculous. Are people annoyed because it's cold? January 26 is Australia Day at the National Aquarium. In good news, …

Guest post: 5 tips for starting ballet as an adult

I'm thrilled to have my first guest blogger. One #Elf4Health challenge is to share your expertise and we decided to do blog swapss. Kristen blogs at Adult Ballerina Project and is sharing tips for adults who are just starting or just getting back into ballet. (Check out my post with running tips over on her blog, …

This Saturday, shop for the quintessential gentleman in your life—and be pampered!

The Quintessential Gentleman, Baltimore's answer to, "Where can dapper guys shop?" is hosting a ladies' day this Saturday. Complimentary spa treatments are available while shopping for the guy in your life. Plus, my co-worker. Chris, did a photo shoot with them and is featured on their website! (Check him out under 'The Office,' smokin' a …

Adventures in House Hunting: After the offer is accepted

I was planning to go through the whole schpeal about what happened after our offer was accepted, the 45 days from acceptance to closing, what it was like at the closing table, etc., but I saw this post on BuzzFeed yesterday and felt as though it  summarized it all. I pulled a few out to …

Thankful.

This Thanksgiving, I have a lot of things to be thankful for: Steve, my family, my friends, my job, our new house, etc. But I read a post by Ali from Ali on the Run yesterday and it made me realize the one thing that I am overwhelmingly thankful for: my health. I've been reading …

3 healthy holiday recipes

At Medifast, we know that it's tough to keep on track with weight loss/maintenance during the holidays, so each day for 30 days, we're releasing awesome, delicious, healthy recipes. (Follow along on Pinterest!) Here are three to get you ready for Thanksgiving: Do you have a favorite healthy holiday dish?

4 tips for acting like a socialite* while maintaining your sanity

I consider myself someone who loves to be social but also appreciates a good night on the couch. Most weeks, I have 2-3 things going on after work/on the weeks, but I try to balance it with plenty of nights in. Last week, though, I was a crazy busy socialite* with back-to-back events. On Tuesday, …

5 things Friday

uberX has arrived in Baltimore! I'm obsessed with Uber, the car service where you get a fancy-schmancy car/SUV sent to pick you up wherever you are. I take it to the airport, train station, dinner, etc, It is a little pricier, though, so uberX provides a more cost-effective option. If you have the app, just slide …

5 things Friday

It's been a busy week! I'm pretty much exhausted, but from really fun, important things. Here are five things that I'm reading/loving/wanting this Friday: Homemade, natural pet repellent: We have a new couch and two new rugs—and our one cat, Jack, loves them. Love to scratch them, that is, and the store-bought sprays work well, but they're …

After 3 years

A little more than four years ago, he dropped to one knee and asked me to be his wife. Three years ago on this day, we faced each other and repeated the same vows that our parents—each pair happily married for decades—swore to each other. When I look at 25-year-olds now, I think, "They're so …

Adventures in House Hunting: We bought a home!

After the heartbreaking realization that we couldn't (intelligently) afford the house that we had hoped to put an offer in on, Steve and I set our sights on saving more money and being more realistic about the house that we would ultimately purchase. (No idea what I'm talking about? See my other house hunting posts here and …

Adventures in House Hunting: The first heartbreak

After finding a realtor and making our needs/wants/perks list, Steve and started the house hunt. We quickly realized that we would have to be a little more flexible with our list. It seemed like if there was parking, there was no basement. If we got an open kitchen, the living room was closed off or the bedrooms were …

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