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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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

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!

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

Tutorial: PomPom Placemat Purse

This simple DIY clutch is a great way to add a pop of color to any outfit this summer! I love the pompom trend but I wasn't sure how to incorporate these adorable little balls of bright hues into my wardrobe. I considered sewing some on to the hem of a dress, or maybe adding … Continue reading Tutorial: PomPom Placemat Purse

Tutorial: DIY Embroidered Sun Hat

Floppy sun hats are all the rage lately and as a pasty pale chick who sunburns entirely too easily I am all for this trend! Last year I bought a simple straw one and I love to tie ribbons or sashes around it and accentuate it with pins or brooches to match my outfits. It's … Continue reading Tutorial: DIY Embroidered Sun Hat

30 Day Creative Motivational Challenge

The past few months have got me feeling pretty low, and despite what my curated Insta may look like, my chronic illnesses have been a bit out of control andĀ  I've spent most days half in bed, half barely functioning. As such, I've been having a rough time motivating myself to get creative because I … Continue reading 30 Day Creative Motivational Challenge