About 13 years ago, on my 10th birthday, I opened my first copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. It was the full length--465 pages. I will admit, I read the first half of the book at least 5 times through until reading the entire book. Like a high school sweet heart I fell … Continue reading Little Women
In 2017, on Halloween weekend or "Halloweekend", I met Tristan Moore at Juniata College. We have been dating since the Spring of 2018. JC is the place we met and fell in love. Last weekend Tristan officially graduated from Juniata and I got to finally walk for my 2020 graduation. I knew for a while … Continue reading My First Afghan Blanket!
Do you like coffee? How about sweet summer blueberries? Chocolate. How much do you like chocolate? Hmmm...what about modern medicine? If you love the above, you should be a HUGE cheerleader for pollinators, because without pollinators, we wouldn't have the lovely plants that feed us, support our ecosystems, keep the Earth healthy, and heal us. … Continue reading 4 Reasons why Pollinators are our Friends
I will always remember any holiday or family celebrations as happy times and SWEET times. Tables overflowed with mouthwatering desserts: sweet yet savory chocolate chip cookies, tangy zuccherinis, simple pizzelles, Grace's (aka Mom-Mom) filled cookies, rich chocolate crinkles, cream puffs you drool over, cannolis bursting with sweet ricotta, gorgeous Easter egg cakes, and at least … Continue reading The Surprise in the Icing
A memoir about star crossed lovers, self discovery, and family love, Untamed by Glennon Doyle is a book for posterity. It is a memoir that should be used as a tool for empowerment and encouragement for all women. Doyle's memoir was published early in 2020 right before the COVID-19 pandemic swept the world, but that … Continue reading Review of “Untamed” by Glennon Doyle
"I want to be able to wake up, have a cup of coffee, and paint all day for the rest of my life"Samiha Brown Taking the plunge and quitting your job to pursue your art and happiness during a pandemic is not easy. It requires courage and A LOT of hardwork and dedication. Samiha Brown, … Continue reading The Artist Who Took a Leap of Faith
Surprise! It's Spring here in Maryland! This lovely season brings so many gifts of renewal and I am ecstatic. Tristan and I decided to plant sunflowers, carnations, and dahlias as seedlings to celebrate the season. I love fresh bouquets of flowers but it's not always the most environmentally friendly option because the flowers go through … Continue reading Sweet lil Seedlings
Baking has been a creative outlet for me since I was about 13. I think Cake Boss started it all for me...and The Great British Bake Off absolutely reignited the passion in the last year or so. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The … Continue reading Healing Cupcakes
Published on January 5, 2021, Outlawed is a recent celebrity in the book world. However, Anna North is not new to writing. North has three published novels including Outlawed, is currently a senior reporter at Vox, and previously worked as an editor and writer at the New York Times, Salon, Buzzfeed, and Jezebel. Head to … Continue reading Review of “Outlawed” by Anna North
February 21, 2021 was the three year anniversary of when my boyfriend, Tristan, and I started dated. Our usual celebration options like going to a nice dinner or skiing were not viable choices due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than do our now normal pandemic date—hiking, picnic, or movie night—we chose Craftiversary! I love all … Continue reading Craftiversary!