Friday Favorites!

Its Friday and we are just a few short hours from the weekend. Have a great one!



{ Receiving “snail mail” is one of my favorite things in the world. Hand written notes go a long way in my book. I love this postcard I received from Lacey this past week }

image{ I love the upstairs of Spot Coffee in Orchard Park. Comfy and cozy making it a perfect place to grab a cup of coffee }


{ Nothing beats fresh sushi from Papaya }


{ The first sign I saw arriving to Bills Country this past Sunday }

A Sweet Taste of Seafood


{Photo credit: Just a Blonde in Buffalo}

The other night my friend Nicole and I met for dinner and drinks at the newly renovated Waldorf Astoria building which now is home to Oshun Restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, Oshun has an oyster bar and variety of seafood selections.

Recommended by our waitress, Nicole and I picked 3 small plates to share {Clams, Mussels and Calamari}. The mussels and calamari were both our favorites, sweet and a little spicy. The clams were ok, but left a “fishy” after taste.  We also ordered dessert – I’m not a big dessert person, but the warm cookies with salted pretzels and homemade vanilla ice cream was the second best decision after the Malbec wine I had ordered!

Overall, I loved the history that was used as part of the “art deco” décor. Add that element with the food and great company and it makes for a nice evening out!



{Oyster bar}






Join in the 9th Annual Oktoberfest benefitting the Kevin Guest House. For tickets and more details click here.

curtain up

Theatre season is back! This Friday join in the fun on Main Street Downtown with Curtain Up!

garlic festival

The 10th Annual Garlic Festival takes place this weekend in Cuba, NY. I can’t wait to attend this event.

ballpark brew bash

The best Brew Bash is taking place this Saturday from 4-8pm at Coca Cola Field. Ballpark Brew Bash is back and its bigger and better than ever!


If you’re not going to the Ralph and not into football on Sunday’s, think about getting tickets to the annual Foodie-to-Farm Tour. For a review of past tours check out Buffalo Foodie’s review here.



Making Changes Has Great Rewards


September marks one year of me being introduced to these ladies, “the Bitches” as we are called. I will never forget my first class. Walking in I didn’t know what to expect, I was a little scared, intimidated and nervous, but that first class was one of the best classes I ever took. Not only did it open my world into a new healthier living style, but it gave me an opportunity to meet a wide array of personalities.

Saturday we went out to celebrate our trainer, Morgan’s new chapter in her career and with that came a different, {a nice different} atmosphere with “the Bitches.” We always only see each other when we are working out, but to be out of that environment and to have crazy, funny conversations at dinner made me reconfirm the decision I made a year ago, one of the best decisions I made.

The point of this post is not to tell people to go and workout {even though exercise does have a lot of positive outcomes}, but it is more the point to share my experience with you. I took a risk to try something different, something new {even though it was a small risk}, but the outcome of that decision was a great one. I met a great group of people, learned more about health and fitness and have memories that I will take with me for a long time.

So thank you “Bitches” for a great first year! And thank you Morgan, for listening to me bitch {lol} and teaching me a lot, not only about healthy living, but life in general.


To train with Morgan, keep up to date by following Sweat Buffalo on Facebook and BikeorBar.

A Magical Day


{Photo taken from Buffalo Bills Instagram}

The past week has been great for the Buffalo Bills Organization and Community. A new owner {The Pegulas}, the team is 2-0 and Jim Kelly is cancer free.  But yesterday was magical.  The home opener not only celebrated Mr. Ralph C. Wilson’s legacy, but reminded us all of what he did for this community.

Clips were shown before and throughout the game of players and coaches, past and present speaking of their memories of Mr. Wilson. Pre-game ceremonies also honored Mrs. Mary Wilson with the Wall of Fame Ring and the unveiling of his name forever in gold on the wall. He took a chance on Buffalo and will be missed by many, but forever cherished for a life well lived.

I’m lucky to be able to go to the games and cheer on the team at home, but the most important opportunity I have is that I get to spend time with my Father. In this day and age its hard to see and spend as much time as you want with the ones you love and I’m thankful and lucky that I can spend an entire Sunday with him throughout the football season.

Until next week, go Bills!





Friday Favorites!

jabib buffalove


I always say this, but I’m looking forward to the weekend. Not only are there a lot of things going on this weekend {Music is Art, Lake Erie Pub Crawl, Buffalo Bills Home Opener}, but its always nice to step away from your daily routine and enjoy some fun!

Have a good one!


flower truck

{ Following a flower truck on the Thruway this week, fresh flowers are one of my favorite things }


{ Puppy Dogs, I love these two so much! Sabre and Wallace }

jabib resurgence

{ One of my favorite spots in Buffalo, Resurgence Brewing, Beer Garden }

jabib buffalove

{ Strolling around Canalside, I can’t say it enough, I love Buffalo. #Buffalove }

jabib canalside

{ Before the weather gets to cold, one of my goals is to take a Buffalo Tour on the River Queen Boat }

We Will Never Forget


I, like most other Americans will never forget where I was or what I was doing on this horrific day 13 years ago. New York City is one of my favorite cities to visit and each time I’m there I pay a visit to the World Trade Center site. As Americans we lead by precedence showing the world we will move forward, stay strong and remember and honor all those who were affected by this tragedy. We are the land of the free and the home of the brave and no one will ever change that.



{ Hero: a man of distinguished courage or ability, admired for his brave deeds and noble qualities.}

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