Happy Birthday Mom

Last week we got together for my mom’s birthday. I always look forward to celebrating her special day. My brother and his wife hosted dinner. I brought the cake. This year’s cake inspiration struck when I was reading one of my all-time favorite blogs, Posie Gets Cozy. The subtle simplicity, yet playful sparkle totally won […]

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Hello Dollies (Chocolate-Coconut Bars)

A few weeks ago my brother had a little party at his house. Even though I wasn’t asked to bring anything, I always follow the rule of “never arrive at someone’s home empty handed.” Earlier that week I had stumbled across a recipe for chocolate-coconut bars (I was later informed they were also known as […]

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My Four Day Juice Cleanse

Last week I did a four-day juice cleanse. I have been hearing about cleanses for a while and was especially interested after reading this blogger’s post. Not long after, a friend of mine mentioned that he really liked the cleanse from Ritual Wellness. All the work is done for you and the juices are delivered […]

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A Year of Yeast: Jalapeño Cheddar Bread

After experimenting with two less conventional types of bread (stecca and flatbread), this week I wanted to make an actual LOAF of bread. During some quick research (and by quick, I mean a good half hour on Pinterest), I stumbled upon a recipe for Jalapeño Cheddar Bread from the blog Food Wanderings. Her bread looked […]

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Not So Weekend Wanderlust No. 5

Unfortunately, not every weekend can be a magical one. I literally spent the last 48 hours in bed with probably one of the worst colds I’ve had since childhood. I guess it really is cold and flu season, and it was just my turn. At least Ina Garten was there to provide some comfort. With […]

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