Sunday, January 20, 2019

Plucked Up Chicken and Biscuits

Sometimes it's best to make your own opinions about something. When we first moved to Columbus, we were told by someone that Plucked Up wasn't that impressive and that there were other restaurants way better. Being new, we sort of just took their word for it until recently. We had noticed how they were constantly busy, and the menu sounded promising, so we finally decided to check it out. I'm so glad that we did!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Real Techniques Everyday Essentials VoxBox

It seems like Influenster always knows when I need something, because just when I had been talking to a friend about my makeup brushes not doing the job right, I get an email a week later saying I was approved for this Real Techniques campaign. Coincidence? I dunno. What do you think, NSA agent listening in through my cell phone?

The point is, I got 4 new makeup brushes and a blending sponge complimentary from Influenster. The following review is my own honest opinion and in my own words.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Caffe Amici Italian Restaurant

For our 2 year marriage anniversary, Joe and I decided to check out a local Italian restaurant we had heard good things about. I haven't had much experience with Italian dining other than the sad chain restaurants and maybe one or two trips to an Italian restaurant in Beaufort, and Caffe Amici did not disappoint on the positive reviews. It's a little out-of-the-way, tucked in a little outlet shopping center, but the food and ambiance inside makes you forget where you are. We have been back multiple times since!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Upcycled $5 Media Stand to Record Player Cabinet

Something I have always enjoyed about looking through interior design magazines is seeing the various different activities people gave their own dedicated spaces to within the home. You can always tell what someone is passionate about based on what gets its own special place in the home. Some people have a little bar cabinet to house their spirits with decanters of bourbon on top, others have entire rooms dedicated to their computer and console gaming systems.

My husband and I have 2 "designated stations" in our home: one is a special cabinet for our Keurig, coffee mugs, and tea/coffee paraphernalia (I'll feature our coffee station in a future post!) and the other is our Music Station, which took us some searching.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Yummy BBQ Korea House

Tucked in an unassuming little building off one of Columbus' main roads is one of my favorite restaurants I've ever eaten at. Large letters on the front proclaim "Yummy BBQ Korea House," and it is absolutely amazing. We first went on recommendation of a friend, and have been back multiple times the past year, never leaving disappointed or without enough food to spare for lunch the next day. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

My Word for 2019

I have to tell you something, one of my biggest pet peeves is seeing people make their New Years Resolutions. It's not because I have a problem with people wanting to better themselves; that I actually love. The problem is that a lot of the time there's nothing to back these resolutions up, so something like 80% of resolutions are already abandoned by February. 

I've found a combination of goal-setting strategies that works for me, and this year I've decided to implement a new layer to help me stay big-picture focused: I have chosen a word to define 2019 for myself. As you can see, I have chosen the word "Mindful," and thus I will be more mindful in everything I do this year.

Read more about how I chose my word and what it means to me after the jump!