Birthday Wish List (+ Giveaway)

fixie pizza cutter

My birthday is later this week and I got to do a little bit of early celebrating, while my friend Alexa was in town for a visit. Despite the rainy weather, we made the most it (and obviously ate lots of delicious food) while enjoying our time … [Continue reading]

Edamame + Quinoa Salad

Edamame and Quinoa Salad (1 of 1)

Ok so I've got 4 reasons why today will be marvelous. Let's talk through them. 1. My best friend from Ohio is flying in to visit this weekend and we're going to do some early birthday celebrations. My birthday is next week and there's nothing … [Continue reading]

Sunday’s Meals

Salad from Stellas

Before we dive into a bunch of food pictures, can we talk about how awesome Sundays are? I don't know how they are in your house, but they're one of my favorite days. This week's beginning was no exception. Alex and I usually sleep in a bit on … [Continue reading]

Spaghetti Squash Mac n Cheese

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I love macaroni and cheese. Love. It. I've posted a range of recipes on the blog already but I'd never tried it with spaghetti squash. Is it still mac n cheese if there is no macaroni? I'm not sure. But I think you get the point. The bonus? This … [Continue reading]

What Really Matters

girls with umbrellas at the beach

I read a lot of blog posts. (Maybe you do too?) But sometimes there is that one blog post that changes your entire perspective on the day. Do you know what I'm talking about? When I stumble across that post that makes me stop in my tracks, I'm once … [Continue reading]

Low[er] Carb Vegetarian Foods

vegetarian carbs

Let me start by saying that I'm not suddenly promoting some low carb/no carb diet thing. I love my carbohydrates and I'd never ever give them up, but a common pitfall of vegetarianism is eating nothing but carbs. It's happens. I'm totally guilty of … [Continue reading]

Productivity Tools

Mint Budget

I spent this past weekend in Chicago, for a Hackathon event, and it was so much fun. Chicago is an amazing city and the weather was perfect while I was there. I had to spend most of my weekend inside but I did manage to get out for a stroll … [Continue reading]

3 Step Meal Planning


If you had asked me a couple of years ago how I plan meals, I would have said "I don't" which wouldn't have been very helpful. But over the past year or two, as I increasingly started cooking for Alex, I started planning things out a little bit … [Continue reading]

Baked Goat Cheese + Mixed Greens

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Salads for dinner used to be a fairly frequent occurrence until Alex and I started dating. Many nights I wouldn't really cook dinner. I'd eat some yogurt or a smoothie or a salad. (Or maybe all three.) But once Alex and I started dating, I got in the … [Continue reading]

Treadmill Workouts (No Running Required)


Alex and I spent the weekend in southern Ohio for a family reunion on my mom's side. It's always fun getting together with the extended family and we had a great time playing Euchre and eating too much ice cream. Matching shirts for the … [Continue reading]