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 loveĀ  - 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

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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

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

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 orĀ  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

Shortcut Recipe: Quick’n’Easy Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie

I love to bake from scratch - after all, what could be more satisfying than creating a tasty dish with your own two hands and then seeing the people you care about (including yourself!) enjoying the metaphorical fruits of your physical labor? But let's face it, we don't all have the time & energy it … Continue reading Shortcut Recipe: Quick’n’Easy Protein-Packed Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

Now that fall is in full swing, hot one-pot meals are the name of the dinner game around here. Creating yummy grub on a budget that pleases all four palettes in my family can be tricky, especially when I'm fresh out of spoons and just don't have the energy to spend a couple hours in … Continue reading Recipe: Vegetarian Chili Variation

5 Minute DIY: Glass Luminaries

With holiday season approaching, I'm already thinking about how to add some extra sparkle and shine to our home without spending big bucks. This simple DIY home decor project is so stupid easy that it might not even take you five minutes - and they will be fabulous party accents for any festive event!   … Continue reading 5 Minute DIY: Glass Luminaries

Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

As summer comes to a close and the weather starts to cool, I'm trying to find ways to hold onto the feeling of the season before we reach full-blown Fall here in New England. This mostly consists of filling the house with sunflowers from the garden and refusing to give up my short hemlines and … Continue reading Recipe: S’MORES Cupcakes!

OOTD: 1 Dress 3 Ways

I'm officially in love and obsessed with pompoms! And it all started with this stylish sundress with tiny little pompom trim along the ruffle top! I found this simple boho-chic sundress by Faded Glory at Walmart and although I instantly fell in love with the style, I wasn't crazy about the colors they had to … Continue reading OOTD: 1 Dress 3 Ways