• Brewery Bhavana - Glean
    Lifestyle,  Raleigh Eats

    Brewery Bhavana

    On Sunday, Jack and I made an impromptu trip to Brewery Bhavana in downtown Raleigh. I had never been before, but had seen photos of the interior online, and the menu looked to die for. Unfortunately, when we got there at 5:15, only 15 minutes after opening we were told that there was an hour wait. We knew it was Father’s Day, but didn’t think about that when we were choosing a restaurant. Luckily, the hostess mentioned that there always tends to be no-shows and that a 5 o’clock reservation was a still a no show. She said to give her 20 minutes, so we sat at the bar and…

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  • Tonbo Ramen - Shoyu Ramen
    Lifestyle,  Raleigh Eats

    Tonbo Ramen

    Ramen¬† („É©„Éľ„É°„É≥) – A traditional Japanese dish consisting of Chinese wheat-noodles served in beef broth, and seasoned with soy or miso. Toppings vary and can include – pork, nori (seaweed), mushrooms, eggs, scallions, and pickled onions. Ramen in Raleigh Let’s be honest, the only ramen I’ve ever eaten in my life has come out of some kind of plastic wrap or a Styrofoam cup. So when I heard ramen was coming to Raleigh, I was beyond excited. Tonbo Ramen opened up back in February, but with mine and Jacks’ schedule, we just never had a good opportunity to check it out. However, it’s been raining the past week here…which makes…

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  • Lifestyle

    The Juno Pupper

    House. ‚ąö¬†Puppy. ‚ąö¬†Get all the Cuddles. ‚ąö   It’s been nearly a year now since we got Juno. She is a 2 year-old min-pin that we adopted from the local SPCA, and it’s been one of the best decisions ever. Juno is just such an awesome little dog. In Roman mythology, Juno is the protector and special counselor of the state. “The state” in this case being our home. When we first got her she was a scared and skittish dog – afraid of even her own shadow. I don’t think she really knew what a toy was. Now she can high five and fetch (sorta) and chases squirrels around…

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  • The House We Bought

    Life Goals: We Bought A House!

    Life is good! ūüėÄ It’s been nearly 7 months now since we bought our house – which is why I have been so lazy with posting. There have been so many projects to do. More to come on that hopefully soon. Anyway,¬†after 2 years at our little apartment, we decided to buy a house. To be honest, we had the best luck ever, especially¬†considering house hunting in Raleigh can be a buyers nightmare. Literally on day 2 we found the house and got an accepted offer. On April 19th we closed on the house and the work began! I’ve changed out all the lighting fixtures, light switches and sockets, painted…

  • Lifestyle

    Pollyanna And My Lifes Quest Towards The Positive

    So what is all this Pollyanna nonsense, you say? Let’s start with a little back story. What does Pollyanna Mean? The term pollyanna means an excessively cheerful or optimistic person. Who is Pollyanna?/ What is the meaning of Pollyanna? Pollyanna is the main character of the self-titled children‚Äôs novel Pollyanna, and leading character in subsequent books and other media. She is an orphan who lives in Vermont with her wealthy Aunt Polly, who has taken in Pollyanna after the passing of her mother. Pollyanna plays what she refers to as ‚ÄúThe Glad Game,‚ÄĚ which includes finding something to be glad about no matter the situation. Due to the success of…

  • The U.S. Capitol, Washington DC
    Lifestyle,  Travel

    Washington DC In A Day (We Tried.)

    February has certainly been an exciting month thus far. To start, I went on a family vacation with my boyfriend to go see Washington DC. Being in Raleigh, and close to I-95, we did it as a road trip. ¬†This also happens to be the first vacation I have had in a long time, and my first vacation with my boyfriend. Personally, I had a blast even though we only had a day to spent in Washington DC. All 6 of us loaded up on a Monday morning, and drove to the outskirts of DC where our hotel was. I had a lot of fun that night. I enjoyed spending¬†time…

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  • Lifestyle,  Photography,  Travel

    Topsail Island And My Love For The Sea

    A majority of my life has been spent near the water.¬†Growing up in Maryland it was the Chesapeake Bay, and frequent visits to The Eastern Shore, Ocean City, and Rehoboth Beach. As a teen, we took family trips¬†every summer¬†and would visit Topsail Island and Myrtle Beach. When I was 16, and a senior in high school, my family moved down to Jacksonville, NC. That meant Topsail Island was now less than 20 miles away from home. It was the only thing that I was excited for when we moved. Now that I live in Raleigh, I find myself missing the ocean, and the pace you find that comes with living…

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  • Sugar cookies
    Cooking,  Lifestyle

    3 Days Of Christmas Cookies – Sugar Cookies

    Over the past two days, I have shared with you the best recipes for peanut butter, and chocolate chip cookies. For the last cookie recipe for my 3 Days Of Christmas Cookies, I want to share with you my favorite recipe that I use for sugar cookies. I think these are great, because they turn out chewy, and not too sweet. These are all crazy simple to make as well! Here we go! Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks) 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Feel free to add more, if you like extra vanilla) ______________________________________________________ 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour…

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  • chocolate chip cookies
    Cooking,  Lifestyle

    3 Days Of Christmas Cookies – Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Welcome to part two of my 3 Days Of Christmas Cookies!¬†Yesterday, I shared with you my favorite recipe for making¬†peanut butter cookies.¬†For today, I want to share with you my all time favorite recipe for chocolate chip cookies.¬†This is the only recipe you will ever need for making these cookies. They are a crowd favorite, and sure to please every time. I mean, who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies? Let’s get started! Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe Ingredients: 1 cup softened butter (2 sticks) 1 cup white sugar 1 cup packed dark brown sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or a little more if you like extra vanilla) 2 teaspoons…

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  • Gyre, NC Museum Of Art
    Lifestyle,  Out And About,  Photography

    Out And About: NC Museum Of Art

    I’ve been¬†in Raleigh, NC for a little over a year, and I love it here! There is always so much to do, and so much to see.¬†Ever since I could remember, I always liked to get out and explore, and Raleigh is a great place to be able to do just that. Over the summer this year I spent quite a lot of my free time roaming around the grounds at the NC Museum of Art. This was around the time that Pok√©mon Go came out, and they have so many trails for you to walk, that is was¬†great for going Pok√© hunting. I’ve never actually went inside the buildings,…

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