Fresh Pasta, Long Walks + Blurred Days

homemade pasta, recipe courtesy of our favorite restaurant in Florence Saturday / Like most days, I woke up with a plan. But today’s plan was a little bit different – fresh pasta. I wanted to commit the better part of our day to stocking up our freezer full of fresh pasta. And so we did. […]

Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer

Does anyone else remember that game that we used to play as kids. You know, the one where you would say something like, “. . .don’t touch the floor, the floor is lava. . .” and then you would carefully jump from the sofa to the chair? Well, apparently the joke is on us. Because […]

Let’s Spread Positivity

I am a firm believer in the idea that our thoughts create our reality. And because of that, the very best thing that I think that we can be doing right now during this time of uncertainty, is to spread positivity – positive thoughts, positive feelings, positive words, and positive actions. There are so many […]

House Projects + Nonstop Jammies

my tomatoes and basil ready for repotting Saturday / Ryan has officially been home from work for one week now, and I think that he was really looking forward to doing nothing. But unfortunately for him, he didn’t realize that I had a whole list of things that I wanted his help with. (Sorry babe!) […]

Leaving Joshua Tree

the Ryan Campground Our bags and our car were packed. And when I say packed, I just mean that we had basically thrown everything into our car at record speed with complete disregard for any type of organization. And when I say we, I really mean Ryan. Yes, Ryan lovingly threw everything into our car […]

Site 17

The relief that we both felt after having successfully transferred campsites was palpable. After one didn’t go as we planned day, and way too many hours spent searching for a campsite, this was a relief. A huge relief. Not only had we found a new campsite (of which we were free to spend up to […]

Camping, Cooking + Keeping Balanced

Saturday / As we all know, it’s been a week. (Really it’s been a few now.) But we finished packing up our car, and we made it out to Joshua Tree National Park. And most importantly (and thankfully) we got a campsite. Talk about a sigh of relief. Sunday / After successfully relocating ourselves to […]

Into the Unkown

As we worked to pack up our car full to the brim with all of the very necessary (and unnecessary) camping gear for the next few days, I couldn’t help but take advantage of our parking garage’s acoustics, and belt out my best rendition of “Into the Unknown.” And really, it felt perfectly fitting. For […]

Princess Waffles

Like all of the best things in life, it is the simplicity that makes these waffles so very special. That and the memories. Because for me, Princess Waffles meant weekends, family time, cartoons, sleepy eyes, the unmistakable high-pitched screech that would come from my parents waffle iron, pajamas, gathering around the breakfast bar, and just […]

My “Aha” Moment

sunday / the most beautiful yellow tulips from my in-laws These past few weeks have sort of had a theme for me – time and reflection. For months now, I have found myself struggling to make peace with the feeling of being busy. And as I had touched on a few weeks ago, yes, I […]