Simple Sweet Potato Nachos

sweet potato nachos

Phew, this week is moving by quickly! I had another great photo class on Monday night and I think I finally understand the relationship between Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed. I could usually get a photo to turn out the way I wanted, but I didn't … [Continue reading]

Baked Mexican Frittata

vegetarian fritatta

I did a pretty terrible job taking pictures this weekend, which is a bit sad since there was so much going on! I spent most of Saturday at Common Good RVA, an exploration into ways that we can improve our city in our everyday lives. There were some … [Continue reading]

Frugal Fridays- Broccoli Macaroni and Cheese

broccoli cheddar macaroni and cheese

It was Lindsay's birthday this week, so we went to Shyndigz to celebrate. It's kind of funny because it's an amazing dessert place that I'd never been to before until a couple of weeks ago, and now I've been twice. No complaints here, because it's … [Continue reading]

A Saturday in Richmond

donuts at the farmers market

So my goal for this day was to take pictures of things other than food. It was mostly a fail, which gave me a new appreciation for lifestyle bloggers in general. How do you take so many pictures? How do you get photos of yourself? I'm always behind … [Continue reading]

Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

chocolate zucchin muffins

I've been loving the abundance of zucchini lately. Between zucchini pasta, zucchini pizza boats, and zucchini fries, I'd never made anything sweet with it. Since I wasn't sure how Alex would react to (yet another) dinner of zucchini, I decided to … [Continue reading]

Frugal Friday- Spaghetti Squash Bake

spaghetti squash bake

It's officially fall! Brooklyn was gorgeous. I wish I could have spent more time there. I did get to spend the evening at MakerBot, a 3D printing company (actually, the first 3D printing company!) and their office was super cool. The founder … [Continue reading]

A Day in the Kitchen

vegetarian breakfast with protein

Alex has been building a boat (yes, a boat) so he's been spending more time in the garage. As a result, I'm spending more time in the kitchen! Sunday was a lovely day for cooking and baking and it kept me busy, prepping for the week. I thought this … [Continue reading]

Lemon & Black Pepper Dressing

lemon and black pepper salad dressing

I worked last weekend in New York, which meant I basically had a 12 day stretch of work without a break so by the time Friday rolled around I was ready for the weekend. Alex took me out on a surprise date and I was thrilled when I figured out where … [Continue reading]

Frugal Friday- Vegetable Minestrone Soup


I know it's not officially fall yet but the temperature is in that perfect spot where it's not cold yet, but you can start eating pumpkin and wearing tights without feeling ridiculous. Last night, Alex and I went out for dinner and drinks with our … [Continue reading]

5 Tips for Better Sleep

sleep tips

I used to be bad at sleeping. Really bad. Like stay-up-all-night bad. And while I actually can function somewhat well of very little sleep, I'm much happier, more productive, and generally a nicer person when I've had a good night's sleep. Luckily, … [Continue reading]