Brewing in the Burbs



The other day Lacey, Nicole and myself went to Hamburg Brewing Company in Hamburg, NY. What a beautiful place it is! While we went to attend an event held by the Buffalo Beer Goddesses the event didn’t seem to really exist, but regardless we had a good time. We each ordered a flight that was $8 and came with the opportunity to choose 4 beers out of a handful of options including the Derailer that has a 9.4% alcohol content. The brewery has a beautiful pond with a nice patio and gives off a lodge type feel. They offer light appetizers, like soft pretzels with mustard and such.

I was with two ladies who have their Cicerone so I was able to learn about the beers I was sampling. Hamburg Brewing Company is a place I would definitely go back to and tour the facility and enjoy a few brews outside next time. If you can’t make it out to Hamburg check their Beer Finder to see if a local bar or restaurant serves it near you!




{ the first thing you see when you walk in – the brewery }


{ a picture wouldn’t be complete without two thumbs up }


{ the list of brews to choose from }


{ Cicerone Lacey }


{ beer flight }




{ saloon type doors in the ladies bathroom }





Its a Polish thing!


Happy Dyngus Day! Today is one of the best days of the year! Buffalo hosts the largest organized Dyngus Day celebration in the world according to Wikipedia and honestly I believe it. Thousands upon thousands of people (not even Polish heritage) come down to the historic Polonia District on the east side of Buffalo to celebrate the festivities, show Polish pride, flirt with Pussy willows and squirt guns and listen to the best polka bands around.

While I choose to celebrate at St. Stanislaus and the Central Terminal, other local bars and venues host opportunities to polka, drink some Tyskie beer and enjoy the start of spring. Some are the Polish Villa on Harlem Rd., Pott’s Banquet Hall, and Black Rock Kitchen just a few to name. For a full list of places go here.

If you’re planning or thinking of coming out stay up to date on best places to park, etc. on Dyngus Day Buffalo’s Facebook Page.

Remember to wear red!



Friday Favorites!


I’m looking forward to the Easter weekend and getting to spend the next few days in my old neighborhood celebrating the holiday and just having a little fun! Have a wonderful holiday!



{ My friend Jen sent this to me and I absolutely love this shirt! I wish they had it in my size. #QueenB }


{ Some times I enjoy rainy days, just so I can catch up on things indoors. I love the tips from Birchbox }


{ Downtown Buffalo on a weekday afternoon }


{ Tickets are on sale now to one of my favorite summer events Wines in the Wild at the Buffalo Zoo. The event sells out every year. If you need tickets I’m your gal }


{ First ice cream since the warm weather hit WNY }

East Side Tradition



A tradition my family and I have had for many years is going to the Broadway Market and picking up all of our essential Easter needs { eggs, polish sausage, pierogi, butter lamb, platzek, pussy willows, etc. }. As I’ve gotten older I have appreciated the family time more. There’s something about visiting the neighborhood you grew up in and thinking about all the memories you had when you were younger that makes this time of year more special to me. While most people only visit the market during this time of year, it is open ALL year round. If you’ve never been there before there’s still time to make a visit, be prepared to wait in lines and be patient.









{ The essential Easter needs, pastries and beads }



{ A staple in the Broadway Market }


{ A great place to go for all of your Polish souvenir/Dyngus Day needs }


{ Potts Deli – first time eating there and it was great! } 


{ BBQ Hamburger and Potato Pierogi at Potts }



buffalo links

1. Barre Centric is hosting a Barre class at one of my favorite locations in Orchard Park, Research and Design on April 23 from 7-9pm. RSVP for your spot.

2. One of my favorite blogs to read is from EmJay Fit. A local Western New York trainer who teaches you how to be the healthiest you can be. Check it out!

3. Polish festivities are taking shape this week. With events being held at the Broadway Market and Dyngus Day events happening next Monday. I can’t wait to check out what St. Stanislaus has in store. Make sure you get your squirt guns and pussy willows!

4. I started following Her Story Boutique on Instagram and need to make it on my list of places to stop into next time I’m on Elmwood. I love the pictures they post. From the looks of it, it looks like its my style.

5. I can’t wait for the warm summer months when I go back to Lewiston and can stop by the Brickyard for a pulled pork sandwich and a nice cold beer on their patio.


Sweet Treats

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Have you seen the commercial running on television showing the Mom making rice krispy treats with her kids, but in the shape of eggs. Well whether you have or haven’t, in the Easter spirit my niece and I made them over the weekend.

In my first ever attempt to make rice krispy treats I picked up all the necessary ingredients: Marshmallows, Rice Krispy cereal and M&M’s.

rice 2riceMost of you probably know how to make rice krispy treats, but in any case, first take 3 tablespoons of margarine or butter and melt in a microwavable bowl. Then take the marshmallows and in the same microwavable bowl with melted margarine or butter cook on high for 1 minute or until they are melted. Once melted add three cups of rice krispy’s and mix together. My niece added in the M&M’s while I was stirring all the ingredients together. You can then spread the rice krispy treats onto a cooking pan and serve or for the Easter holiday shape into eggs and put M&M’s inside for an “extra” sweet treat. Enjoy!

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Friday Favorites!

I’m not going to lie when I say I’ve been a “little” moody the last few days. I think when there is a lot going on you sometimes can get overwhelmed and forget to take a deep breath. I’m hoping the nicer weather will help lift my spirits. Have a good weekend!



{ I love flowers, even when they aren’t for me. This is a beautiful arrangement my Mom received from our neighbors }


{ I love this box, call me weird but sometimes you just need to make a statement to get recognized }


{ My dad, cousin Jolleen and I helping out at my cousins benefit last weekend. I love my family }


{ I had to snap this photo of the sunset while I was out for my run this week. So pretty }

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