Last night, I opened my fridge and realized I had a huge box of fresh basil in my crisper drawer, barely touched. I loooove basil, but it goes bad quickly, and I often end up throwing away browned leaves. And then I remembered a tip my mom told me awhile go: throw all your basil into a food processor,… Read More
It’s common knowledge that PMS gets the best of us, right? Well, every month, without fail, my hormones go BERZERK. I have huge doubts about my career and my relationships, I’m tense and negative, and the tiniest little thing can spiral into a full blown meltdown. It’s actually kind of terrifying, and my poor friends and family joke that… Read More
As I mentioned, my brother and his fiancée were visiting this weekend, and after a muggy week, the weather cleared and we had two gorgeous days. It was extra special getting to catch up with them because… After 10 YEARS, they got engaged! She’s family already (I’ve known her since I was 15), but it feels good to lock… Read More
Hello from the coast of Italy! Totally kidding, I’m sitting at my kitchen table. Kevin is camping in the Adirondacks, my brother and his fiancée (!) are visiting, and the weather is GORGE, so beach is in order. Later– grilled clams and beers. Some links from the interweb below, if you feel like browsing… Oh. My. God.… Read More
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I have a weakness for dips. I am that person at the dinner party who ruins their appetite by parking themselves in front of the guacamole and chips station. You would think that I’ve learned my lesson by now, but the other day I was at a friend’s birthday party and someone brought out hot, cheesy artichoke dip, and, well…you… Read More
Just some wise words for your Wednesday: There are a lot of goals that we cannot pursue directly: relaxation, happiness, attractiveness [and] creativity — when you pursue them directly, they flee from you… If you think about the two-system nature of the human mind, when you’re trying to relax, or you’re trying to be happy and not think about things,… Read More
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This past weekend, Kevin and I took a little trip to New York City. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have noticed I’ve started sneaking pictures of the handsome fellow. Full disclosure: he is my boyfriend! I can tell you how we met in another post (is that interesting to you guys?) but in the… Read More
How was everyone’s weekend? I just returned from a mini vacation in NYC and am looking forward to sharing some photos later. For now, here are some links from around the web… This Japanese hotel offers wedding alpacas. Why not. Mmmm. Blue cheese. Can’t wait to see this movie. Why time flies by. Are you a… Read More