Friday, November 24, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner at Seasons 52

This blog post is sponsored by Seasons52, all experiences and opinions are 100% mine and mine alone.
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What a Meal!!


Rob and I weren't able to spend Thanksgiving with our families this year so we decided to find a great little spot and eat out, that way we I didn't have to go to all the trouble of cooking. On Wednesday I did a little research to see where the best spots where when I came across a great little spot called Seasons 52 online, it was listed online as one of the top 10 places in my area for Thanksgiving dinner. They have a seasonally inspired menu, so they're always serving food at it's freshest point when it's in season, and we all know that's when it tastes the best. I had also heard from friends and family that they had great food, so we decided to give it a try, boy am I glad we did. I got super lucky that I was able to get a table due to my late reservation, thank goodness they were more than accommodating and found some room for us. We went to the one at Columbia Mall, in Columbia Maryland. Let me start off by saying that from the moment you pull up they take care of you, they offer free valet parking for their customers. What a pleasure that was! When you walk in the door you see the coolest fountain. The whole place has an air of class due to the modern style decor, with just a hint of Asian charm. The lines are all clean with natural stone and rich red hued wood, for me it all set the perfect tone. We were welcomed at the door, and led to a really cute little booth where we sat. 




All of the tables where neatly set and everything looked on point, Rob and I were excited and hungry so we got straight to ordering. We both got the Thanksgiving platters which included roasted turkey (white and dark meat) mashed potatoes, savory pan gravy, and herb stuffing, fresh green beans, housemade cranberry relish, mashed butternut squash, and a delish dessert. The butternut squash was topped with pomegranate seeds and the rest scallions. I also ordered a Cranberry & Sage Cocktail, wow was is good. Our waitress Monica was super helpful, she explained everything on the Thanksgiving menu to us, as it was our first time dinning at Seasons. If you go ask for her, she's a great waitress!! The turkey we ate is called Roasted "Never Ever" Turkey, because it's turkey that has never ever been given antibiotics. I love that because now-a-days it's hard to get clean food that you feel good about eating. Seasons has so many amazing healthy choices that taste absolutely out of this world. Everything on the plate was great, I don't have one complaint. I really liked the turkey and green beans, and the mashed potatoes and gravy.. WOW!! Rob mimicked my every thought, he loved everything as well. Then just when I thought I couldn't eat another bite and it couldn't get any better they brought out the dessert tray. As you can see in the pictures below it was amazing, you guys know me with dessert...it's the best part of the meal..lol!




I got the S'mores to the right and Rob got the Pumpkin to the left....so rich and yummy. I also loved that it was just the right size too. 
I can tell you one thing we'll definitely be going back. I can't wait to try everything on the menu. They also have a bar w/a great Happy Hour that I can't wait to go back to check out. Right now they're running a special, if you buy $100 in gift cards you get a $20 bonus card to enjoy the New Year. You'll also receive a 10% bonus gift card when you spend $500 or more. You can't beat that, a Seasons 52 gift card is the perfect gift for friends and family. That's a meal that they'll definitely thank you for. 
(Bonus card valid for use in-resturant starting January 1, 2018 through March 31st, 2018)
We were good and full when we left, and I told Rob how I loved that all throughout the meal they checked on us to make sure all was well and we were happy.
It was the best service and everyone was really nice, I recommend this restaurant 100% and like I said we're for sure going back, when you find a good little spot like this you don't forget it. 
I am really curious to go back and try another one of their signature cocktails. 




I would have to say you aren't to fast at the Black Friday Sales when your tummy is packed full of turkey...lol! We went to Arundle Mills Mall to take advantage of the sales and get a few things. I also wanted to see if I could grab a bag from Kate Spade for my girl Lei. Everything was 75% off, and I managed to get her the most adorable bag for under $70. She's gonna love it!! I also hit up Victoria's Secret (as y'all know) one of my absolute faves. I also dropped in American Eagle Outfitters to grab a couple pair of jeans, 40% off definitely speaks to me. When there's sales like that I just can't resist. I make a metal note of all the stuff I want during the year for sales like these. I scored big at Kate Spade during the Veteran's Day sale, I got the cutest little lavender bag shown above for under $70. When I get a deal like that a girl tends to feel proud of her self. I went into Micheal Kors and after waiting 15 mins in line just to get into the store, I did a little looking around and found a really cute bag for $80. Then I got a look at the line to check out and decided I wasn't going to wait. Now you guys know how much I love MK, and that it had to be dam bad for me NOT TO BUY that bag...lol!! I had to wait in line to get into Kate Spade too, but they had 5 cashiers so the line moved super fast. WOW was that mall packed full of people, we also stopped at Best Buy to get one pf those flat screen televisions to replace the security monitors, but they were all gone after 30 minutes. Oh well guess we weren't fast enough, I'm just glad it was an uneventful trip because I'm exhausted from all the eating and shopping. 


I can't wait to share all of my new finds with you guys, I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate like kings and queens. It's been a tough year for me due to loss. Hashem took my Nunah but in turn he gave me my little Piper. He has also given me so so much to be thankful for like the amazing friends I have, and the huge and quite fantastic family I have. Then there's Rob my other half, I couldn't ask for a better man and partner in crime. We make an awesome team, it's so crazy to think how far we've come as a pair. He's always there to encourage me in anything I want to do, no matter how stupid or oddball he's always got my back. I'm thankful for our beautiful home and the great life we have created....I have to say at this point there's no-one else I'd rather be than me. I am so content it scares me. Well Piper is out like a light sound asleep on my lap as I sit here in the computer room at 2am blogging away. I guess I better take myself to bed, keep a lookout on 
(My Instagram Page) for upcoming shots of dinner and the great stuff I scored at the sale today. 



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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Meet Piper The Pin!


Piper The Pin's Official Introduction!


 Hello all, Dana here and I want to officially introduce you to my new little sidnekick Piper the Pin! She’s a minpin just like Nunah, but she’s red instead of black. We drove 9.5hrs (4&1/4 each way) to pick her up from Washington Pennsylvania. We got her from a breeder named Nancy, she was very nice and sent me picture updates of Piper on a bi weekly basis via email all the way up until the week before we were set to pick her up. She was one of only two little female pups. Her sister was a real pistol, her name is Lily. We were very excited to finally be going to get her because of the many weeks waited for her to reach 12 weeks old so she could leave her mother and come home with us. We also got to get a gander at her father, and wow was he gorgeous. I have to say Nunah and Piper differ in a many ways, one being Nunah was of the bigger size, Piper is a toy so her max weight will be 8lbs, instead of Noons max weight of 15lbs. My noodle was a little chubster but as I always say, it was just more of her to love ❤️..I miss Noon terribly!! I know I’ll never replace her, and I’ll forever have her in my heart. We got Piper to fill that empty spot in our home that Noon filled. I have to say though Piper is so crazy full of energy and doesn’t sit still for a minute, she keeps my mind more than occupied so that I don’t have a second to think otherwise. Once we got her home we rolled up all of the oriental rugs from the living room and dining room, then we just put them in the garage. Then we got a puppy play-pen and placed it in the center of the two rooms, and lined the hardwood floors with pee pads. It’s great because she already knows to make on the pads, not the floor.

She does do funny things like look down at the paper with her tiny hiney hanging off the edge so she goes on the floor...lol, it’s so funny but at least I know she’s trying. We also go two baby gates to block the top of the steps and balcony railings. We have a split foyer so there’s an over hang at the top right side of the steps on the second floor, and that had to be covered so she wouldn’t have a fall risk. Then we had to puppy-proof the doggy door and ramp so she can go outside on her own to make once she gets a little bigger. Rob made the spaces in the fence border smaller so she can’t squeeze through, and also built a little wall on the one side of the ramp that leads from the porch down into the fenced in yard.  It to was a fall risk and I definitely didn’t want her falling off the ramp or porch. She is so dam tiny (only 3.2lbs) and her little legs are so small that she could hurt them very easily. When we went to pick her up Rob and I literally looked at one another with a surprised face when we saw how dam small she was. 


The other side of the ramp is up against the wall of the house, that way she can run up and down safely. She even got the hang of coming in and out of the dog house and doggy door. She so smart for a 12 month old, she already fetches toys and she has this little walking thing that she loves to do, she pops up on her two hind legs and just walks across the floor. She has great balance really good concentration for her age, so I’m hoping to teach her some fun and cool tricks. I was thinking about taking her to some training classes and seeing how that goes, I definitely plan on training her to be a service dog like Noon was. I can’t wait to share our life together and all of the fantastic adventures we go on. We have some fun photo shoots and adventures planned, not to mention some super cute mommy and me looks, y’all are gonna love it. If there’s anything that you would love to see us do, or a place you’d love to see us go feel free to share it below in the comments, we would love to know what you want to see!! 
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for allowing us to share it I lives with you!! 💋


So so tiny my thumb is bigger than her little paw!!





I hope you guys enjoyed this post, sorry I have been a bit MIA things have been crazy busy here with work, our new little fur baby and life in general. I have some great new posts and giveaways coming up here and on Instagram so keep an eye out.

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