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Have you ever had an itch to do something different with your weekend? Something just a little out of the ordinary and a little bit of a stretch? I’ve been feeling that a lot lately. I’m finding myself kind of bored in my everyday and actively searching for mini adventures to keep me charged up and creative. It was in this spirit that I somehow ended up on an unplanned 20 mile C&O Canal bike ride with friends. It was a totally last minute decision. I mean, the hubby and I have bikes but they’ve been in our garage for…

By the time summer rolls around each year, I get restless. I find myself itching for an adventure or at the very least, a break from the routine. More often then not I wind up white knuckling it until vacation and that’s no way to live. This year, in an effort to be proactive I decided to give myself a list of tasks to accomplish to keep things interesting. It is basically ME forcing ME to try to unwind and live a little. So here is what I came up with… My 2019 Summer Bucket List Perfect a signature cocktail…

So I’ve gotten myself into a bit of a pickle, friends. I’ve signed up to run a half-marathon on May 5th. It has been a long time since I’ve run an actual race (we’re talking YEARS) and I’m both anxious and excited. (Mostly anxious.) So it makes sense that I’m easing back into it with my hometown running festival. A total no brainer! I mean, I’ve made so many great memories with the Frederick Running Festival over the years. (It was the very first 1/2 marathon I ever attempted. Me and this race go waaaaay back!) That all being said,…

Ways To Cut Expenses While Still Enjoying Life

There is literally nothing I enjoy less than budgeting. My husband and I work together on it, and by work together I mean he budgets and I try desperately to stay within the parameters. He is terrific at making sure that bills are not only paid but also that emergency funds are stocked and that we have spending money for the fun stuff. My job is to stay out of his way. And to not whine too much about it. This year we’ve decided to do more traveling than in previous years so it is more important than ever for us to cut back and…

The Poconos is as perfect a getaway for a group of your gal pals as it is for you and your significant other.

  This was a hosted trip covered by Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau. I don’t know about you, but when I think of the Poconos, I think heart-shaped beds and champagne flute bathtubs. It is like the quintessential couples weekend getaway destination, with all of the mirrored ceiling clichés one can think of. But, in reality, there is more to it than that. Nestled in the Pennsylvania mountains, visitors can enjoy outdoor adventures year-round while also partaking in delicious culinary experiences, antique shopping trips, or a relaxing day at the spa, making as perfect a getaway for a group of your…