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Sweet Herb Cornbread

A friend brought to my attention the notion that we simply do not have enough hours in the day. I know everyone says that, but really. You’re “supposed” to get … Continue reading

August 31, 2015 · Leave a comment


After all my belly-achin’ we are finally getting some Danielle-approved weather around here. When it stays as hot as it has around here for so long, I start feeling really … Continue reading

August 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

How to Clean Baking Pans

Cookies, pizza, more cookies, broccoli, sweet potato fries and cookies. … to cook on my baking pans. Needless to say, my pans have gotten a lot of love over the years … Continue reading

August 25, 2015 · 2 Comments

Homemade London Fog

When I’m not drinking coffee, I look to tea. One of my favorite drinks is a London Fog, which is a little bit of vanilla syrup, earl grey tea, and steamed … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · 3 Comments


I’ve been on a jazz kick this week. Its kind of a problem. At Symposium, the baristas are allowed to choose a Pandora station that the whole shop listens to. … Continue reading

August 21, 2015 · Leave a comment

National Ice Cream Pie Day: My 4 Favorite Recipes

If someone were to ask what your favorite day is, most likely fond memories and good times shared with good people spring to mind. Well, one of my favorite days is August … Continue reading

August 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

5 Minute Vanilla Syrup

As a barista, I have learned two very important things. 1. Don’t hold the metal pitcher itself when steaming the milk. and 2. You can put vanilla syrup in just about anything. … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · 2 Comments


Today has got to be my favorite day of this whole week for no other reason than the fact that it is currently in the 60s and the daily high … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

5 Small Chores: Tidy When You Don’t Have the Time

Here’s something you probably could have guessed: I hate cleaning. I like my home to be clean and I love the warm feeling in my heart when I have conquered … Continue reading

August 11, 2015 · 7 Comments

Simple & Spicy Vegan Rice Bowl

We are lucky enough to have a varied group of friends who introduce us to knew ideas like staying up past 10pm and being vegan. Some stuff, like staying up past … Continue reading

August 10, 2015 · 11 Comments


I am still getting used to how much light we get in our new place. When I wake up in the morning, I am struck with a burst of streaming … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · 5 Comments

DIY Jewelry Displays You Can Make in Less Than 10 Minutes

The one fact about myself that I am reminded of every time we move is how much I love jewelry. Not so much the classic, expensive type with diamonds and … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · 7 Comments

The 10 Most Significant Beatles Lyrics of All Time

I spend so much of my time talking about how obsessed I am with Harry Potter (and I am), that you may not know I am also a huge fan … Continue reading

August 3, 2015 · 8 Comments


It was so hot in our (new!) apartment last night that I don’t think I ever actually hit my REM cycle. I repeatedly tossed and turned, stared up at the ceiling and wiped … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 5 Comments