Dressing Your Cat Up for Halloween

I know what you’re thinking. How could you have forgotten to get a costume for your cat? It’s a common mistake. Most costumes on the market are for dogs because you can parade them around while you go trick-or-treating and everyone will go “awwww how cute!” People don’t react the same when they see youContinue reading “Dressing Your Cat Up for Halloween”

Before and After: Upgrading an Empty Wall

When I find myself staying in a place with cable television, I do this thing where I mindlessly watch hours of HGTV. Property Brothers, Fixer Upper, Love or List It. None of the people that go on these shows are particularly likable and I’m fairly certain all of the married couples should just get divorced.Continue reading “Before and After: Upgrading an Empty Wall”

Disneyland Travel Guide

The last time I went to Disneyland I was 4 years old. Needless to say, I remember none of it. Thankfully, I’m an adult now and can live out any childhood fantasies I have! Going to Disneyland as an adult is way better than going as a kid. You can ride all the rides. YouContinue reading “Disneyland Travel Guide”

Los Angeles Travel Guide

Follow my blog with Bloglovin When you have very little vacation time, you have to pack your trips to the point where the vacation itself feels like work. This Labor Day weekend, I tested the limits of my vacation perseverance with a trip to the West Coast. When you live on the East Coast, aContinue reading “Los Angeles Travel Guide”

Minneapolis Travel Guide

Last month, my roommate Megan and I headed to Minneapolis under the pretense of going to the Minnesota State Fair. Or maybe it was to escape the unforgiving humidity and heat of DC for the milder temperatures of the Midwest. Or it was our enthusiasm for mid-sized Midwest cities. I’ll let you be the judge.Continue reading “Minneapolis Travel Guide”

Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Sugar Cookies

I am a big fan of the chocolate-raspberry flavor combo. It’s the perfect solution to the oft-asked question I face when picking a dessert: Do I want chocolate-sweet or fruit-sweet? I mean, there really is a huge difference between those kinds of sweet. And the wrong choice could lead to a disappointing dessert experience. AContinue reading “Recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Sugar Cookies”

New Orleans Travel Guide

Sometimes it seems like suddenly everyone is taking a trip to the same place (Looking at you, Iceland circa 2017). This year, New Orleans has appeared on multiple “best┬áplaces to go” lists and hosted so many conferences I would be surprised if you told me your professional conference was held anywhere else. This is dueContinue reading “New Orleans Travel Guide”

Born to Rum: Hosting a Summer Tiki Party

There’s nothing better than a summer night. Right, Danny and Sandy? Sure, you could just host a barbecue and have some friends over to enjoy nights like these. But, why not take it to the next level and throw an elaborate summer tiki party? This year I threw my second tiki party (that makes itContinue reading “Born to Rum: Hosting a Summer Tiki Party”

Windsor, London, and The Royal Wedding

When it was first announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would marry in Windsor, my best friend Anna had an idea: we were going to go to Windsor for the Royal Wedding. At first, I thought she might be joking. But she was quite serious about her proposal. Anna partly grew up in Windsor.Continue reading “Windsor, London, and The Royal Wedding”