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9 DIY foodie wedding favors

Our wedding is tentatively planned for the beginning of August 2015. Luckily, we still have a lot of time considering I want to do a lot of the décor and food myself....more

Working from Bed - Yay or Nay?

When I first decided to officially be a ‘freelance writer’ (whatever that means), I was working from a desk in our bedroom. However, as we have electric heating (read: expensive), when it turned colder I soon took my work and crawled into bed, seeking warmth....more

Eat Irish This St. Patrick's Day!

My mom’s side of the family is Irish, and very proud of that fact. I thought my grandparents made Irish food more when I was younger, because I have vivid memories of parsley dumplings afloat in Irish stew and seeing it come back up later that night....more

Counters: Kitchen revamp & organization 2014

Kitchen counters are, by nature, hideous. They house small appliances, crumbs, kitchen utensils & tools, random food items, kitschy decor, and much more. How exactly does one tame them?Very carefully.Use a cake stand to hold miscellaneous counter items....more

Symbol of the Week: Mint

(Menthe photo credit: Mavi Boncuk)...more

Gwen Stefani & red lipstick therapy

I know, it sounds silly. But it works! Well, at least it does for me.I was, and am still, in a fashion rut. I just feel lazy when it comes to getting dressed, doing the laundry, styling my hair, etc. I want to blame the winter but it started before the deep freeze settled over us....more

11 foods to make with a waffle iron that aren't waffles

This past Christmas, I finally got a waffle iron. For years, I wanted one but didn’t want to invest the money, thinking it’d end up just sitting on a shelf somewhere.The waffle iron is so surprisingly easy to use and clean. The time it takes to prepare and cook the waffles is not long, especially if you use a mix, either store-bought or one you prepared before....more

Hair accessories for every occasion

I love headbands and other hair accessories. I want to say it’s because of how cute and pretty they are and the wide range of choices now. However, it’s only really because hair accessories are fantastic at masking the fact that you may not be at your freshest.We all have these days (maybe some more than others). You wake up late, you realize you didn’t do laundry last night, and you have to be out the door in 20 minutes. Even if you can squeeze in time for a shower, we both know your hair is probably not going to be washed and it is definitely not going to be styled.This is when I turn to a hair accessory. To help make your lazy life easier, I’ve put together shopping guides of hair accessories for every occasion. Now, thanks to me, you can be glamorous and greasy! You’re welcome....more

Drawers - Kitchen revamp & organization 2014

On this week’s installment of my kitchen revamp and organization, I’m talking about cleaning up your kitchen drawers. Luckily, we don’t have many drawers so this is one of the easier steps of the kitchen makeover....more

Symbol of the Week: The all-seeing eye

For this week’s Symbol of the Week, I decided to go more topical with the All-Seeing Eye....more