The promise of a blog dedicated to sharing experiences of a young newlywed couple to friends and family is not one which necessarily includes a high level of quality. To stumble across a blog making that promise and doing it well is a treat in itself, but to find one with high caliber writing and photos is something to get excited about. And that is why we bring you this week’s featured blog, Smith & Ratliff.

Written by two former Texans who met, married and currently live in the Big Apple, the blog is written to document their triumphs and tribulations around the city. Mixed into the list are cookbook reviews, dinner recipes, restaurant recommendations, cocktail preparation instructions and fun New York area stories and attractions. And if that wasn't enough, there is the incredible  Snow Dog post, adorably documenting a dog's fun day in powdery snow.