4.14.16 is the day I changed. You probably knew it would happen, but somehow, I did not believe it myself. On that day a little over 3 weeks ago, I became a mom. Lily Anna was born at 1:25AM after a long 20 hours of labor. She weighed 8 pounds and 9.6 ounces and measured 20.25 […]Read more "4.14.16"
Here I come, out of left field, like the Easter Bunny showing up at your door on New Year’s Day with a creepy sparkle in his plastic eyes. Surprise! It’s The Daily Sampler! I wanted to stop by and wish you all a Happy Easter, and whether you celebrate it or not, it’s the perfect […]Read more "Boo! Happy Easter."
I have cable again, and there is nothing to watch. Hubs and I sacrificed our cable subscription last year in favor of being able to pay other bills and having conversations with each other again. I mean, we still have Netflix, Hulu, and HBO GO. We’re not savages. Then, we moved into our new place […]Read more "The Death of TV"
Happy New Year, Samplers! If any of you are among the group that leaves the house on January 2nd, or (gasp) January 1st- much praise and applause to you. I have been trapped in my holiday comedown and unable to surface for new year’s plans, resolutions, or reflection. The holidays kicked my ass this year, for […]Read more "Everyone Knows: The New Year Starts January 3rd"
One thing that has prevented me from writing is I don’t always know how to wrap my mind around the idea that…. I am going to be someone’s MOM! From the moment we realized it was real to this moment, I’ve come a long way. It’s funny what some ultrasounds and swift internal kicks to […]Read more "Pregnancy in a Nutshell"
I think I’ve had a major realization. When you’re really and truly satisfied with life, you are not that funny anymore. AKA, misery = hilariousness (and the ability to make up words like hilariousness.) I am just not that miserable these days, so I guess I’m missing a piece of what originally made The Daily […]Read more "Happy People Aren’t Funny"
“It’s that time of year, when the world falls in love. Every song you hear seems to say… Merry Christmas. May your New Year dreams come true.” Ah, my favorite day has returned. Merry Christmas Eve to you and yours. Though it’s not the white Christmas we’ve come to expect, here’s some reasons you should still […]Read more "Dreaming of a Green Christmas"
Happy Friday! One week until Christmas! What?! Really?! No. I’m not ready. It’s okay. I’ll just have to go to a physical store. With people in it. Sneezing people and screaming babies and only one check out line. Can you see now why you need this classic Happy Hour repost? PS- I’ve grown to actually […]Read more "The Best of DS: Happy Hour – A Very Bourbon Christmas"
As we continue our journey down Daily Sampler memory lane, lest we EVER forget.. SNOWVEMBER. Who kind of misses the snow? Don’t lie. I know you kind of do. ********************************** It’s Buffalo. It snows. I know this, and I’m fine with it. Once upon a time, (okay, once a year at least,) I would think […]Read more "The Best of DS: Snowvember 2014"
Happy Christmas time, Samplers! In the days leading up to 2016, I’ll be sharing some oldies, but goodies to get us all in the spirit. Plus, you’ll remember me again and how I used to be a super dedicated and sassy blogger lady. And we’ll build our relationship from there. It’s fitting that my domain […]Read more "The Best of DS: Let’s Have a Frank Discussion About…the Perfect Christmas Song"
I’ve been away too long. Life has been good to me on my sabbatical from The DS- and more on that later. I’ve struggled with some of the topics I feel inspired to write about lately. Not very Daily Sampler-esque. This one, however, should be no surprise. Sunday marked the 16th end in a row […]Read more "The Fifth Fall of the Buffalo Bills"
I could start today complaining about the amateur-hour refereeing in last night’s Michigan vs. Michigan State game that contributed to the unbelievable last second Michigan loss. But no. I could discuss how worried I am that EJ Manuel is starting for the Buffalo Bills, and how we’re playing an undefeated Big Red and the Cincinnati […]Read more "Sunday Smack Talk: Why is Trent Dilfer Gainfully Employed?"