Passion Fruit Mojitos

Is it really possible that August is coming to an end? How can this be? It’s true that fall is my favorite season and though I do enjoy it, this year I have zero desire for summer to end ....more

Carry On Only – My Approach to Packing for Air Travel

Otherwise known as, how I got...more

Corn Cakes with Beef Barbacoa and Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

It makes perfect sense that coming back from nearly a month of traveling in Italy and then in Maine, brimming with...more

things i’m loving: august edition

1. I’ve never given much thought to my luggage, given that I only travel a two or three times most years, but my good old Target suitcase that I have had forever finally bit the dust. Since this past month included three weeks of travel, it was time for an upgrade ....more

italy travels: rome and amalfi

Here it is, finally – the second leg of our Italy trip. After leaving Florence, we headed off to Rome for a few days. Looking back now, I think I had pretty low expectations going into our time in Rome ....more

Aperol Spritz

Well, once again things have been quiet around here because...more

italy travels: venice and florence

So, here it is! The reason things have been so awfully quiet around here lately. Ben and I marked...more

Farmer’s Market Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes, Grilled Crostini and Burrata

(Italy posts are coming later this week. Stay tuned!) ...more


I apologize for the silence around these parts lately. We recently enjoyed an extended vacation traveling around Italy, hence the lack of updates here. Now we are back home for just a bit before heading out on another adventure ....more

Andrew’s Outer Space Birthday Party

Another year has flown by and at this point, I’ve stopped even trying to comprehend where the time is going. Our boy is seven. SEVEN! ...more