It’s A Baby!: DIY Baby Shower Cake Topper

I’m finally getting to that age where people I know are having babies. I thought I had a few more years without having to pretend to know what any of the items on a baby registry are or receiving Snapchats of newborns. With this new chapter also comes the new responsibility of making baby showerContinue reading “It’s A Baby!: DIY Baby Shower Cake Topper”

Plant Primer: Houseplants for Beginners

After you own more than 10 plants, it’s likely that you’ll be labelled as a “plant person.” Which typically means that people will start asking you questions about plants. And because you are definitely a plant person now, you’ll jump at any opportunity to talk about plants. My favorite question to answer is what theContinue reading “Plant Primer: Houseplants for Beginners”

Kansas City Travel Guide

When I told people I was going to Kansas City, the most common response was “Oh…um… do you have family there?” No, I do not. But I do love BBQ, and isn’t that enough of a reason to take a trip somewhere? As a Midwesterner, Kansas City reminded me of what I miss about livingContinue reading “Kansas City Travel Guide”

Make It Mini: Convert Your Favorite Pie Recipe to Individual Pies

Pie is great. I love almost everything about pie—the versatility, the relative ease, the not-being-cake. The only thing I don’t like about pie is serving it. That fateful moment where everyone watches you make a mess of your once-pristine dessert. That first slice is always a minor travesty. No amount of whipped cream can coverContinue reading “Make It Mini: Convert Your Favorite Pie Recipe to Individual Pies”

Winter Olympics-Inspired Cocktails

The Olympics are the only time when I will watch sports or express patriotism (both classic American pastimes). This sporting event occurring every two years changes my core personality. Do I want to hear a story about someone defying the odds/overcoming tragedy/etc.? If it’s during the Olympics, you bet I do! Do I need toContinue reading “Winter Olympics-Inspired Cocktails”

Making New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep

New Year’s Eve, in my book, is easily one of the worst holidays. The entire celebration is built around the traditions of staying up later than you would like and kissing someone at midnight, likely in public. No food, no presents. No thank you. The only redeeming tradition is the champagne. That I can getContinue reading “Making New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Want to Keep”

Seattle Travel Guide

A few months ago, a friend and I decided we wanted to take a trip to Scotland in December. We started to come up with an itinerary and look for the best flight options. We found an ice cream shop we wanted to visit in Edinburgh—we were committed. But soon enough, we realized that internationalContinue reading “Seattle Travel Guide”

A Month of Christmas: New Holiday Traditions

I’m the kind of person who is The Grinch for 11 months of the year. For one month a year, I am filled with a kind of Christmas spirit akin to that of someone who just learned they are a bad person from a couple of ghosts. Simply put, I love Christmas. This month wasContinue reading “A Month of Christmas: New Holiday Traditions”

Atlanta Travel Guide

I don’t go to the South. Or at least that’s what I make a point of telling people. I’ve only gone to Florida and Texas before, and have been informed that those do not “count” as the South. But when my friend asked if anyone would join her on her non-refundable* trip to Atlanta, IContinue reading “Atlanta Travel Guide”

Let’s Go: 12 Trips in 12 Months

With the end of the year approaching, I started to look back on what I’ve done this year—more or less to figure out how I possibly could have wasted so much time. I obsessively keep track of everything I do on my calendar, so it wasn’t hard to figure it out: I started a new job,Continue reading “Let’s Go: 12 Trips in 12 Months”