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Deva
Northern Kentucky
My name is Deva. I live in Northern Kentucky with my husband and our cats. I am a photographer and writer by nature and I love coffee. Welcome!
Interests: Photography, chocolate, cooking, writing, music
Recent Activity
Friday night, we made our way to the riverfront in Cincinnati to see Bastille play live at US Bank Arena. We orignally bought tickets to see them play at a smaller venue in Northern Kentucky, but they ended up selling... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Deva by Definition
So far in this series, we've discussed invitations and the food. Today? Let's talk drinks, because what is a party without something refreshing to enjoy with your guests? Drinks can be a bit tricky, because it's too easy to fall... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Deva by Definition
I hope you'll forgive me for not having a photo of this beer in a glass. I drank it straight from the can, after dark, and enjoyed it immensely. Like, really seriously immensely. Well, I had some of it in... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at Deva by Definition
This week has been one where I've just felt hella nostalgic. So I'm reaching back into the music archives this week for one of my all-time favorite songs from an all-time favorite band: Arcade Fire. We saw this incredibly talented... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at Deva by Definition
When we last talked about throwing a party, we talked about guest lists, invitations, and themes. Today, I wanted to really talk about planning a menu for, well, any party. I love food, and I love to feed people, so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at Deva by Definition
So, I've had this beer twice. That's right. Twice. The first time was at a place called Drake's in Northern Kentucky. With sushi and tempura shrimp. Oh, did I mention Drake's also has burgers? It's kind of an awesome place... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2014 at Deva by Definition
This Fall, I am really trying to up my reading game. I find I get stuck in quite a few reading ruts throughout the summer, when all I want is to be outside, enjoying the warm weather. With October comes... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Back in September, I did a mini review of Phantogram's Song "Black Out Days." Which I was hooked on. Still am, if I'm being totally honest. Not long after (maybe a few days?) I did that recommendation, I bought Phantogram's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2014 at Deva by Definition
When I see the word "pale" used in relation to a beer, I'm expecting the beer to be bitter. I mean, pale ales tend to be hoppy and bitter, right? So I wasn't really sure what to expect when I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at Deva by Definition
It's fall, officially. It's also the first of October. Which has gotten me to thinking about all the parties that are coming up in this last quarter of the year. I mean, we've got Thanksgiving. Christmas. Hanukkah. New Year's Eve... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at Deva by Definition
While we were on our anniversary trip to Chicago in May, we both got emailed from TicketMaster. Chvrches was going to be playing in Northern Kentucky at the tail end of September. Of course, we jumped all over that opportunity,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Deva by Definition
I really didn't know what else to title this post. I really don't talk about my religious beliefs that much on this blog, but I'm making an exception today. I was raised in what you would now call (and maybe... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at Deva by Definition
I feel like this week's been a bit on the colorful side. Not in activity, but in actual color. I mean, the leaves are barely starting to change, last weekend I got a not-so-neon green tee for running a road... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2014 at Deva by Definition
So, it's autumn. Officially. And now I feel less weird about buying and drinking pumpkin beers. But I also really want to start making all the food that you can make with all the brews - beer, coffee, and heck,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Okay, so I got my September Birchbox a couple weeks ago, and in the interest of savoring what I have, I've been taking it kind of slow with all of the products. For starters, I love - like really love... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Deva by Definition
So, I know it's Wednesday, but I have your latest installment of the Tuesday Tunes. Just a little late. I got a little caught up in some housework on Tuesday and forgot to press publish! This week, though, I wanted... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2014 at Deva by Definition
After crossing a finish line, getting a medal that doubles as a bottle opener (for reals, guys), there is nothing quite like getting a beer (and pretzels!) to celebrate your victory. And that is totally how Saturday morning went down,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Okay, so I need to be a bit of a girl today. I just want to talk about a few things that I am absolutely loving lately. Like, for realsies. Especially as I'm getting ready to run a 7k on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 19, 2014 at Deva by Definition
So, when you think fall what do you think about? I'm guessing crispy leaves, pumpkins and pie, crisp air, and hillsides in varying shades of crimson, orange and gold. Or some combination thereof. Oh, and there's apples. Fresh, crunchy apples.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Okay, so, remember when we were teenagers and movie soundtracks were chock full of trip-hop/ethereal-ish music? I'm thinking Sneaker Pimps, Portishead, even Zero 7 - what we would probably call "house music" today? Lately I've noticed a resurgence of bands... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Do you ever catch yourself wanting cake "just because?" Not for a holiday or occasion, other than "it's a good day for cake?" Because really, sometimes I think it's just me. But is there ever a wrong time for cake?... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2014 at Deva by Definition
I don't often impulse buy my beer. I say "not often" because normally when I'm trying to choose a beer, I'm looking for a style or a brand, or something very specific. BUT. I totally went the impulse buy route... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Not long after I got my pixie cut, I found myself getting asked all the questions I'd anticipated: "Weren't you nervous?" "Do you regret it?" "What does your husband think?" "Do you miss your long hair ever?" "What about ponytails?"... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Cage the Elephant has a strong musical style influenced by southern rockers. Their song "Come a Little Closer" is a good example of why their sound works so well. Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at Deva by Definition
Friday night, Allen and I went to a concert in Columbus, Ohio. One we'd been waiting months for: The Black Keys, with opening band Cage the Elephant. We had seen The Keys play before - a week before we got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Deva by Definition