tropicanola (tropical granola)

it’s february 8, and i’m ready for summer.  clearly, i’m setting myself up for disappointment, but i think i’ve found a way to remedy my warm-weather longing.  behold, i give you tropicanola, a granola that will satiate any person’s winter blues with its cheery array of dried tropical fruits, ginger, nuts, seeds, and oats. i used […]

paris, france

some precursory knowledge if you are reading this and do not know me: I LOVE PARIS. i loved it before i ever visited, and i have only grown to love it more with each visit.  i love it so much that i convinced my husband, our immediate families, and some of our dearest friends that […]

akumal, mexico

disclaimer: i was too busy relaxing and enjoying myself to take photos, so i only have a few low-res photos from my friend’s phone to share.  #notsorry.  read on. after spending the first few days of the new year quarantined in our house, binge-watching jane the virgin, i was ready for a little adventure.  when […]

the not-so-basic sweet potato

atlanta has been a rather fickle friend this winter, switching back and forth from hot to cold faster than a couple of middle schoolers in love.  as winter storm jonas led people up north to call out an S.O.S., we waited A Little Bit Longer to see whether we would actually get snow or end up Burnin’ Up. […]

oh, balls! bliss balls

some might call these power balls.  they won’t make you a multi-millionaire, but they will keep you energized and enthused throughout your day, ready to go balls to the wall (too easy, i know). the last time i checked, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter served as my simple proof that God exists and […]

wood + marble end table

i love redecorating.  i always have, and i’m guessing i always will.  that being said my tastes have evolved over the years, and redecorating now is significantly more costly than it was when i was teen who thought that walls covered in magazine pages and cd covers were the epitome of eclectic chic.  justin timberlake, i’ll […]

not your mama’s corn chowder

this is the only photo i have of my chowder.  why?  because i ate it all.  should i have garnished it and focused a bit more on presentation?  perhaps.  but that would’ve required me to delay its consumption, and that, my friend, was not about to happen.  so instead you’re stuck with this basic representation […]

thailand, pt. 3 (chiang mai)

we arrived in chiang mai with little planned, not knowing what to expect.  we had timed our visit to intersect with loy krathong and yee peng (thailand’s annual lantern festivals), but i hadn’t thought that much into our time there beyond these events.  after checking in at our hotel, we ventured out into the unknown […]