O Christmas tree.

We decorated our Christmas tree this afternoon. After Christmas last year, I bought an artificial Christmas tree on the real cheap online. We’ve hadn’t even opened the box it was shipped in until today. Assembling the tree was pretty easy. It consisted of just three segments and a base. We fluffed all the branches and we were pleasantly surprised with how good it looked. And it’s pretty tall too…

We added some lights and a bunch of ornaments…

We think our tree is very beautiful. 😀🎄❤️

Oscar is home!

Oscar is back home! It’s so good to have him home. We missed him so much. 😀🐾❤️

Our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar.

This evening we stopped at Higher Gravity for a beer. We wanted to try Platform Beer Company’s Fostered Bananas Sour Berliner Weisse and Brink Brewing’s Armored Heart Coffee & Vanilla Stout

And we had to pick up our 2018 Higher Gravity Beervent Calendar

It’s like any other Advent calendars used to countdown the days of Advent in eager anticipation of Christmas. Except with this calendar, there’s a different beer behind every door. We can’t wait to see what beers are waiting for us every day as we inch closer to Christmas…

We’re going to post the photos from our HG 2018 Beervent calendar every day until Christmas in this photo album on our Flickr. Cheers! 😀🍺🗓️🎄❤️

Good morning from Northside.

We got more snow overnight. It still wasn’t a lot of snow but holy geez, it was silly cold this morning, especially for November. 😀❄️❤️

Good evening from Northside.

We had flurries all day. We got a dusting of snow. Not very much snow but just enough to make everything feel even colder outside. And today was a chilly one. 😀❄️❤️

The happiest hour in Northside.

After work this evening, we stopped at Second Place on the way home…

Second Place has some amazing burgers. They’re not anything super fancy. They’re just a really good, solid burger And during their happy hour, they’re half-price. A single burger is only $3 and just $5 for a double burger with bacon

We add a basket of fries for $4. And boom, instant dinner. Second Place also had a really incredible Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout from March First on tap. And the drafts were also $1 off. It was a really good happy hour. I think it might just be the best happy hour in Northside. And I could see this becoming a weekly tradition. 😀🍔🍟❤️

Inside our Birchbox: November.

Birchbox is so fun. Every month we each get a new box of beauty/grooming samples to try. There’s really no way we would hear about almost all of these products, let alone get to try them without Birchbox. It’s fun. So here’s what was inside both of our Birchboxes for November. Genifer gets her box a lot earlier in the month than I do…

In her box was R+Co WATERFALL Moisture+Shine Lotion, Marcelle New∙Age® Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum, CLEAN Reserve Skin Eau de ParfumLise Watier 24 Hrs Glam Mascara and Love of Color Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil.

And here’s my BirchboxMan for November…

In my box was Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Charcoal Soap Sponge, Oars + Alps Bar Soap, Kiehl’s Men’s Oil Eliminator 24-Hour Anti-Shine Moisturizer, Olivina Men Exfoliating Bar Soap and Wilma Schumann Skin Care Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads.

I love the bar soaps. And you can never go wrong with anything Keihl’s. It was another really good box for me. Getting Birchbox is always really fun. 😀🎁❤️

One of our laziest Sundays.

We didn’t do much today. We were in full-blown recovery mode from our trip to Dallas. This morning was very foggy…

We watched Arsenal win 2-1 over Bournemouth and then we walked to Django Western Taco for brunch…

We started with some of Django’s chips and salsa, and we shared the biscuits and chorizo gravy with a fried egg and Chef Josh’s famous tater tot casserole…

Later, we picked up Mack from The Pet Spot in Norwood…

I think he was pretty happy to be home. He slept for most of the evening. We’ll go pick up Oscar this week. He’s staying with his grandma. And he loves his grandma. Later, we ordered an NYPD pizza because we’d been craving an NYPD cheese pizza and we really need to go to the grocery store soon…

We watched some football and that was pretty much our very lazy Sunday. 😀🐾🍕❤️

Checking in on the OscarCams.

We left for Dallas this morning. And Geri came to pick up Oscar…

Life advice: Find someone who loves you the way Oscar loves his grandma. 😀🐾❤️

It’s what’s for dinner.

Genifer made us delicious Chicken Bake for dinner tonight. But she tried a new recipe. This new recipe added Swiss cheese to the mix…

It was delicious. Chicken Bake has always been one of my favorites but it was even better with the addition of Swiss cheese. It was really outstanding! 😀🐔🧀❤️