Little Women

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

The Artist Who Took a Leap of Faith

"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

Healing Cupcakes

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

Living with Friluftsliv

"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

Rocky Gap Camping Trip

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented obstacles into many lives. One of the more minor obstacles is the ability to get out of the house and travel. My family's solution has been camping. The outdoors are much safer when it comes to COVID-19 and we are still able to see different surroundings. Campsite Although I … Continue reading Rocky Gap Camping Trip

Throwback to my First Camping Road Trip

I was a Girl Scout (gs) for twelve years of my life. Although it's been over for a while, once a Girl Scout, always a Girl Scout, right? In 2017, the summer after our freshman year at college, myself and two of my fellow Girl Scouts (Maria and Madison) decided it was time for an … Continue reading Throwback to my First Camping Road Trip

The Nightingale

I'm a pretty outspoken feminist who is always looking for books about awesome women by women because why not (but also because women's stories are typically not recorded in history, especially not by women themselves. Moreover, they are not appreciated and celebrated nearly as often as male stories which is absolute bs. Your mini feminist … Continue reading The Nightingale

Baking with Ada Boni

As Americans, many of us have unique links to our ancestry, some are clear cut and some are fuzzy. Growing up, it was very clear I am in an Italian American family; my grandmother who is Sicilian, particularly has kept the culture alive for the family (thank you Mom-Mom). Her baking is known not only … Continue reading Baking with Ada Boni