Welcome spring! While I know it’s terrible, I find winter so difficult to appreciate after the holidays. And I really try! Thick socks are cozy! The fireplace (that needs to be burning all the time) is so charming! But really, I am just refreshing my weather app hoping to sight the first breach of 50 degrees in the […]

Back to School Style

It’s that time of year again! And this year is a special one for me. I am returning to school full-time as a graduate student and I am already hard at work preparing for my workload and responsibilities as a TA. It will be strange getting used to studying again on the weekends instead of […]

Preserved Lemon Roast Chicken

Have you ever cooked with preserved lemons? I read about them this fall in A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus (highly recommend for recipes organized by season!) and was surprised that I had never even heard of them before. Preserved lemons are basically pickled lemons – you store them tightly in a jar covered in […]

El Dorado Royale.

We recently returned from a wonderful vacation to the Riviera Maya in Mexico. We stayed at the beautiful El Dorado Royale all-inclusive resort located about 20 minutes outside Cancun. We chose this resort because the picturesque beaches and high ratings on TripAdvisor for resorts under the Karisma Hotels and Resorts name. We’ve had many family members and friends […]

The Jungle Gym.

We are home from Mexico! I was thrilled to walk into our creaky old house at 1am feeling a balance of appreciation for both the time away and a warm home to return to. While I am feeling quite inspired by our travels, my energy level is much lower than I hoped upon our return. […]

Vacation to Mexico

We decided a few months ago to schedule a trip to close out summer before the school year begins again. After lots and lots of research we decided on the beautiful El Dorado Royale resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya coast. We thought the pictures of the pools and beaches looked so relaxing, which was a priority […]

A Weekend to Breathe.

“This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.” Maya Angelou It’s funny how change can be. How easy it is to get swept up in the excitement of it only to draw back to the comfort and simplicity of the familiar. How appreciation can ebb and flow dramatically, and sometimes you just […]