Weekend Reading, 1.25.15

Happy Sunday, all! So glad you enjoyed the little sneak peek into Steven’s and my home cooking routine (if you missed it, my boyfriend shared a roundup of his 10 favorite vegan recipes). I’m in Chicago, waiting to fly back to NYC before a blizzard hits ....more

Annual letter to Ellen

Dear Ellen, Happy birthday to us! Every year since I’ve turned 18 I’ve written to you. I accept that you don’t want to be friends, or even acquaintances, so I’ll settle for birthday buddies ....more

Laundry room reveal! (before & after)

I keep waiting for the perfect amount of sunlight and the perfect artwork and for every bit of the room to be perfectly clean, but you know what?...more

Vanilla Yogurt Pancakes & Raspberries

Oh geez you guys....more

Our Weekend...

Our Saturday started with an early AM play date with sweet little Cami,...more

I, Whiner

I found myself crying today for no good reason. Or maybe it was, in the interest of time. I'd been reading Neil Gaiman short stories on a five-hour drive through ice with ten-year-old feet in my face and sports on the radio so loud I couldn't hear myself think ....more


Friday morning, Derek and I had the bright idea to go over to Playa Las Gatas. This is a beach that we can see from Playa La Ropa but we have never been there. Two year ago when we were here, Derek snorkelled there with Freddy but they didn't actually go to the beach ....more

Skillet Chicken Tamale Pie

When I was growing up, one of my favorite dinners was tamale pie. ...more

5 Tips to Getting the Gift You Really Want

Now that the holiday frenzy has subsided, I’ve been catching up with friends — lunching, taking a hike, or whatever suits us. There have been various conversations about what they received from their significant other for Christmas/Hanukkah. Many...more