Restaurant Review: Seafood by Crushed Velvet

For all those that don’t know, I’m a self proclaimed foodie. I literally LOVE to try new restaurants and food is truly the way to my heart. Truth be told, it crosses my mind all the time to share new restaurants I visit or recipes we try, but I’m always so excited to eat that I forget to take pictures throughout the process and we all know that just won’t work for a blog post. Thanks to my girls, I remembered to snap a few pictures while trying a new restaurant this past weekend. We went to Seafood by Crushed Velvet in Belleville, IL, approximately 30 minutes away from St. Louis. I literally couldn’t wait to get home to write a formal review about this restaurant! (more…)

3 Tips on How to Travel When You’re Broke

Traveling has been on my mind a lot lately and according to my honey’s Instagram post, he’s feigning for a change of scenery too. Now that we are engaged, I feel that we need to be A LOT more budget conscious so that we can pay for a wedding. However, my need to feel the sand between my toes and experience a new culture seems just as important as saving for our wedding. Even if we weren’t now saving for a wedding, we live on a budget and don’t truly have “extra” money just lying around, but it’s totally possible to travel when you’re broke and I’m here to share a few tips! (more…)

5 Budget Friendly Destinations Millennials Will Love

I love to travel, but my budget doesn’t always let me jet set around the world. There seems to be an abundance of flight glitches that can get you across the world for just a few hundred dollars, but unless you have a travel fund/account or just a few hundred dollars lying around, these deals don’t really do you much good. Despite this, we all deserve to experience other cultures and see new places.There are ten destinations that have been deemed budget friendly that I would love to visit: (more…)

My Top 3 Dog-Friendly Places in St. Louis

Spring is doing its best to make an early entrance, with warmer temperatures and confused blooming plants. Though I’m in no way an outdoorsy person, I’ve been loving these warmer temperatures and trying to spend a little more time outside. I’m not the only one at my house happy to see winter coming to an end, the dogs are ecstatic too. Trips to go potty have gotten quite a bit longer and I basically have to drag them back inside. They also seem more eager to go on car rides so I’ve decided to make an effort to start hanging out at more dog-friendly places. (more…)

3 Podcasts Every Millennial Should be Listening To

Maybe I’m a little behind, but it seems like podcasts are all the rage right now. I realize they’ve been around for quite some time, but it seems as though a large number of people I know have started podcasts within the past year or so. For those that are unfamiliar, according to dictionary.com, a podcast is a “digital audio file made available on the internet for downloading to a computer or mobile device, typically available as a series…” Podcasts are great for when you’re stuck in traffic or even at work (assuming you don’t interact with people). I’ve become a regular listener of two college friends’ podcasts and The Boy has one he frequently enjoys. I think these three podcasts are totally worthy of being shared with all of my Royals. (more…)