A Wedding Venue is Set

Today we get to cross several major decisions off the wedding-planning to do list!

  • Select ceremony site – check!
  • Select reception location – check!
  • Select caterer – check!

All these decisions became quite easy after we went over some financial details and met once more last night with Jennifer from the Renaissance Vinoy Resort and Golf Club since the ceremony, reception, food and alcohol would all be provided by the facility.

Numbers were crunched, budgets were adjusted and various dates were discussed, but eventually we all agreed that the Vinoy would be the perfect place for our upcoming wedding. It’s honestly the location of my dreams! I can’t wait and am so excited that several BIG decisions are finalized.


Ryan and I drove back to Orlando early this morning because he had a soccer game. Post-win (yay!), we cooked up some Kraft organic macaroni and cheese for lunch.

mac & cheese

It's the Cheesiest!

I love mac and cheese from the trusty ol’ blue box, but the never-ending list of ingredients deter me a bit. The organic option has a much shorter ingredient list and the sauce has a less-intense unnatural orange hue. Much better!

I actually don’t add any butter or milk to the mix. After draining the noodles I just stir in the sauce powder and it’s still delicious.

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Cheesy Noodles

What a yummy childhood throwback meal!

Sunday To Do’s

Ryan and I are now off to run some Sunday errands. Target, Best Buy and the grocery store are on our list of stops. Our apartment is also looking pretty horrific, so cleaning is in my future.

Also, Ryan has already pre-warned me that he’s in the mood “to eat some crap” tonight, so I’m not sure what deliciously-greasy junk food will be on the menu. I think our pizza date last Sunday put him in greasy Sunday night date mode. 🙂

My First Giveaway!

Hooray for a giveaway! 🙂

In past posts I’ve raved about Brothers-All-Natural fruit crisps. Well, when I went home this weekend, my mom had a GIANT box of them that she purchaed from Costco.

Since I always leave my parents’ house with loads of goodies, I thought that this time I’d share the goods with you wonderful blog readers. (Plus, my mom’s one heck of a nice lady and agreed to share her massive purchase.)

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Brothers-All-Natural Fruit Crisps

I am giving away eight packages of the fruit crisps (six Fuji apple and two Asian pear) to one lucky reader. These crisps are great because the only ingredient in the pack is freeze dried fruit. They’re also low in calories (less than 40 in a pack), so they’re great to munch on or add into yogurt, oatmeal or other fun recipes.


Apple and Pear Crisps

To enter, simply leave a comment! Easy-peasy. If you have a blog, you can receive a double-entry by adding me to your Blog Roll and/or linking back to this giveaway. Just let me know if you did!

You have until Monday at 8 p.m. to enter and I’ll post the name of the winner on Tuesday morning.

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend.