OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

There was a time in my life when I would never have worn this shirt, especially in my younger days. I've always been a thick chick, and I've always loved food, but when it comes to eating in public me and food have had a complicated relationship. Being overweight and enjoying food in public is … Continue reading OOTD: Wearing My Food On My Sleeve

Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet. Salty. Chewy. Crunchy. These cookies are literally everything you could ever want in your mouth. You may be thinking to yourself, "This is it, Lauren has finally gone off her rocker!" "Bacon in cookies???" "Damn, girl is cray!" No, my dear friends, I assure you that whatever sanity I have is still intact - … Continue reading Salty & Sweet Bacon Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

#ootd: Tea Party Time!

I got to go to tea this weekend! My auntie treated all the ladies in my local fam (there's only five of us - my mom, my sister, my daughter, her, and myself,) to an afternoon tea service at Tea Roses Tea Room! It was delightful. To honor the occasion, I went a little tea … Continue reading #ootd: Tea Party Time!

Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

  So I"ve had this half-empty jar of lemon curd sitting in my fridge staring at me for what feels like an eternity as I scratch my head trying to figure out what to do with it. The first half was great with homemade scones, but there is only so much plain lemon curd a … Continue reading Recipe: Shortcut Lemon Bars

Tutorial: Cupped Cakes

Next time you need  a batch of cupcakes for a party, potluck, or school fundraiser, try making Cupped Cakes instead - they take a little more time and effort, but the result has dramatic effect and the yummy flavor combination possibilities are literally endless! ​This isn't a recipe per se, it's more of a how-to, so … Continue reading Tutorial: Cupped Cakes

Recipe: Easy Cheatsy Chocolate Croissants

Seriously. Is there anything better than a warm gooey chocolate croissant? CHOCOLATE AND BUTTER Y'ALL. (Secretly, deep down we all know I am Paula Deen's long lost love child LMAO!) Starbucks has some of The Best IMHO, but Dunkin Donuts recenty got in on that game too. And I for one just cannot get enough! … Continue reading Recipe: Easy Cheatsy Chocolate Croissants

#OOTD: Late Night Weeknight Date Night

You guys. I LOVE THIS OUTFIT. I feel adorable and awesome and confident and sexy in it! Yas Queen! As far back as I can remember, I have loved sailor-style tops. The first dress I ever sewed from scratch was a seafoam green, drop-waist, tea-length, sleeveless number with a sailor collar - hey, it was … Continue reading #OOTD: Late Night Weeknight Date Night

#bts: Hartford Courant Instagram Takeover!

This past Thursday, I was given the opportunity to invade and take over the Hartford Courant's Instagram feed! For those of you not familiar, the Courant is our local CT news source and the nation's oldest continuously operating newspaper. It was both an honor and an adventure to showcase what makes this city so awesome … Continue reading #bts: Hartford Courant Instagram Takeover!

Boho Brunch Baby Shower

When planning a shower, whether it's bridal or baby, there are really only two things to keep in mind: the Bride/Mom-to-be, and the Budget. It's all about the special lady being honored, and so everything from the theme to the food to the favors should be tailored to her style. Is she a party girl … Continue reading Boho Brunch Baby Shower