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 my passion recently. Throughout high school, I made cakes shaped like bunnies, tiered cakes, cakes with the leg lamp from The Christmas Story, and so much … 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 is my three-year anniversary with my boyfriend Tristan. 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 normal pandemic date—hiking, picnic, or movie night—we chose Craftiversary! I love all different type of crafts, especially learning new … Continue reading Craftiversary!
In honor of International Women's Day and #choosetochallenge, I chose to repost an infographic I made last year for my Senior Capstone blog. Enjoy!
"When we walk into a grove of trees or under an open sky, the magic of nature takes over and the heaviness of life lifts just a little"Natassja Cassinerio Being comfortable...being at peace takes practice and a special combination of elements for each person. For some, this may include the breath of a mountain top … Continue reading Living with Friluftsliv
Part three and Ada Boni is still beating me. This was my first time making Zuppa Inglese. Sticking to my original challenge, I knew nothing about the recipe prior to baking. I had no idea what it should look or taste like. At one point, while baking I shouted out loud "ooooooh I'm making pudding!!!"...yup. … Continue reading My First Zuppa Inglese (Ada Boni Part 3)