barcelona, spain

do you ever feel like you’ve been trapped in a time warp?  like months of your life have been sucked away, disappearing into oblivion while you’ve just tried to survive? welcome to march-september of 2016 for me. we decided at the beginning of march that we were going to buy the home we had been […]

double green summer tea

it’s early june, and the temperatures have been in the 90s for about a month already.  normally i would try to escape my landlocked city and find a nice, cool, body of water to sit in for the next two months straight, but we are (still) under contract on our house which requires us to […]

exploring in paris

experiencing déja vu?  yes, i wrote a post on paris a couple months ago.  i also just spent the past week there, frolicking my days away with wine, cheese, and bread galore.  now that i’m back home (and detoxing said delicious shiz from my system), i have a bit more detailed plans to offer to […]

iceland

i’m not easily intimidated, especially when it comes to travel.  i’ve ventured off for summers abroad on my own, clueless about what to expect at my destination, with little fear or reservation.  when my husband and i decided to travel to iceland to celebrate our first anniversary, i took it as an opportunity for lots […]

“hello, yellow” gluten-free, dairy-free cake

my goal in baking is to make things that are delicious.  not delicious for being gluten-free/dairy-free/fill-in-the-blank-allergen-free.  just delicious. i have been tweaking this recipe for awhile, trying to perfect it, and i finally feel like it is delicious enough to share.  i have made this cake with a variety of fillings, frostings, and the like, substituting flavors […]

coffee table

we managed to spend our first eleven months of marriage sans coffee table, and i won’t lie, i kind of liked it.  the pros were so enticing: one less surface to dust, more open space in our little home, not spending more money on more furniture (especially since whenever i’d look, i couldn’t find anything that […]