DIY Halloween Decorations

With good ol’ quarantine still going strong, my cabin fever has been battling with the desperate need for all things Halloween. My compromise? One trip to the Dollar Store, Target, a local winery, and a thrift store to buy all sorts of goodies to make my own decorations (all while masked of course). Bank account…

Spice Challenge: Cardamom

As some of you know, I’m challenging myself to use an assortment of spices this season and decided to start things off with cardamom. Full disclosure, I made this about 1.5 weeks ago and the slacker that I am haven’t gotten around to a blog post about it until now. Better late than never, right?…

Spice Challenge!

A friend of mine does a baking challenge for herself every season – a list of specifics bakes, techniques, and components she needs to use through the given time period. For her challenge this fall, she asked me and another friend for suggestions on herbs/spices to incorporate. My suggestions? Cardamom, saffron, and grains of paradise….

Just a girl and her furbabies

Hello again! This post isn’t quite as timely as I was originally aiming for but it beats the 6+ months of the last one, so I’m considering it a win. Gotta cut yourself some slack right now with the global pandemic and all. At least that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Speaking of…

Mindless Meandering

My goal of writing more this year has failed miserably. I’d like to blame it on the chaos that is the world right now but honestly, I was slacking way before COVID-19 reared its ugly head. Is it just me or has the pandemic done weird things to your motivation and productivity? It’s been a…

Concoctions in the Kitchen

Anyone else love experimenting in the kitchen? I personally love it! Weird spices and odd ingredients? Bring it on! I’m also one to get sucked down the pinterest rabbit hole with browsing recipes and admiring all the pictures of the tasty food. It was on one of these little adventures that I stumbled upon a…

Let the hunt for happiness begin!

It’s been a year since my last post. An entire year. Does anyone else think that’s insane or is it just me? I mean, I doubt there are many people out there reading my ramblings but if you are it’s been one hell of a year. Between taking care of my health (I was diagnosed…

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!! I hope everyone has a wonderful time ringing in the new year! With every new beginning, we all have hopes, wishes, and dreams for what the year will bring with it. While some people make resolutions centering on weight loss, getting out of debt, to stop smoking, flossing more, etc. I’ve decided…