A Search in Vain & Vanity

The minute I was born, I was relinquished for adoption. I don't think the woman who gave birth to me ever even held me and may not have even seen me. From the moment my life began, I never really knew where I came from or where I belonged. I couldn't help but always ponder … Continue reading A Search in Vain & Vanity

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Recipe: Sweet Potato Ravioli From Scratch

Making your own ravioli is deceivingly simple albeit incredibly time-consuming, but it costs next to nothing and is a fully family-friendly meal that everyone will love  - because you can fill it with anything that you (or your family) like! Homemade ravioli is also a really impressive cheffy-type meal to serve guests at a dinner … Continue reading Recipe: Sweet Potato Ravioli From Scratch

OOTD: Frugal Formal

I don't often have the opportunity to attend formal events but I absolutely love to get dressed up, so I was super stoked when my husband received an invitation to a fancy work dinner! My first thought, in all honesty, was "yum free filet Mignon!" I was so excited about the food that I initially … Continue reading OOTD: Frugal Formal

WARBY PARKER: Spring 2018 Collection Reveal & Review

Warby Parker has invited me to help them celebrate their new spring collection release and I could not be any happier to oblige! I have a lot of respect and admiration for this company and the dudes who started it - after all, the business is based on DIY philosophy and quality craftsmanship, two things … Continue reading WARBY PARKER: Spring 2018 Collection Reveal & Review

Beginner Body-Positive Boudoir

I have been wanting to attempt a pin-up style shoot for ages! I've yet to be able to afford professional hair, make-up, stylists, or photographers but I still really wanted to try it, so I decided to DIY my own basic boudoir photo session as a Christmas gift for my husband this year. (Editorial note: … Continue reading Beginner Body-Positive Boudoir

Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies Ever

I've been tinkering in the kitchen! This holiday season, I have perfected my basic sugar cookie recipe and elevated this sometimes boring sweet treat to a new level of luxurious goodness. The secret ingredient? Brown Sugar! These buttery biscuits have the perfect crumbly crunch around the edge and a sweet center that will melt in … Continue reading Recipe: Best Sugar Cookies Ever

Kugel 101

Kugel is a traditional Jewish dish made of egg noodles (or sometimes potatoes in some regional variations,) that is served during Jewish festivals and celebrations. Kugel has been around since Medieval times, when it was a domed flour-based cake not dissimilar to a Gugelhupf. In fact, the word "kugel" is German meaning "ball, globe, or … Continue reading Kugel 101

OOTD: Fair Isle Sweater Weather

Baby it's cold outside! Winters here in New England can start as early as October, with temperatures plummeting below freezing  - and sometimes below zero - through April and occasionally even into May. We've barely begun the second week of December and today the high temperature has been 38 degrees Fahrenheit. (For those of you … Continue reading OOTD: Fair Isle Sweater Weather

November Retrospect

I have found there's a thin line between brutal honesty and brazen self-deprecation, and very often people tend to read any negativity as indulgent narcissism or  or an unabashed invitation to a pity party. Once upon a time the drama queen in me yearned for some good gossip and any excuse to whine, but over … Continue reading November Retrospect