We didn’t last long.

Despite the ice and frigid temperatures, after one night of Scrabble at home, Rich and I needed to get out. Here’s what our little portion of Apex looked like this week!


There’s our little patio covered in ice on Tuesday (ha, ice, it only LOOKS pretty) as well as the neighbor’s house across the street.


On Wednesday, while grocery shopping, we finally got some beautiful snow! Huge snowflakes! Giant! Inhale and they go straight up your NOSE snowflakes! We hurried out of the store and made it back home before the roads got worse.

You see, we certainly haven’t been good about staying in.

In fact, we spent the early part of Tuesday evening at Full Moon Oyster Bar in Morrisville where we ran into a friend of mine named Teddy. Teddy shares our love of Portland, Maine — so, over clusters of crab legs, we talked inn choices, seafood joints, and craft breweries.

Sidenote: Richard and I have been pondering the idea of booking another Portland trip for this July. Shipyard Brewing Company is hosting a half-marathon and lobster bake!

Delicious, decisions…


I mean, decisions, decisions…

Aaaaaand we may have also snuck out of the house LAST night to see The Theory of Everything.

Let me tell you.

I cried from beginning to end, and for so many different reasons! My Grandmother had ALS; and the progression of her disease was so rapid that it took everyone in our family by surprise. She passed away about a year after being diagnosed. The film shows viewers that Stephen Hawking’s long life with ALS has been nothing short of a scientific wonder. When it comes out on RedBox, rent it.

In other news, my new Graze Box arrived this week!


The new “Sharing Box” is filled with 5 bags of snacks, with each bag holding 4 servings. It’s designed to arrive once per month (or more frequently if you have a larger family) with different snack choices each time. You rate each snack and the Graze experts will continuously cater your boxes to your liking.

Whew, now that the wedding and honeymoon vacation is over, I could seriously use some healthy snack options!

Do you subscribe to any home-delivery services?

BirchBox, perhaps?

Or maybe a weekly produce delivery?

To me, there is something exciting about opening a little parcel of “surprises” from the mailbox.

Anyways, happy Friday and stay warm, my friends!

xo Cassie