Biz Notes: The Facebook Dilemma

May 30, 2012 § Leave a comment

Almost two months ago I wrote a post about Facebook, and about the fact that I’m not on it. Truthfully, I mostly wrote the post for myself- I felt like I had a lot to get off my chest, and I knew coming forward with my feelings about the whole thing would bring relief. Writing that post did make me feel like a weight had been lifted, but what was even better was the amazing feedback I received from you all. To this day I still get comments and messages from readers about that post, expressing how refreshing it is to hear someone speak candidly about their challenges with Facebook and social media. It’s feedback like that, that is the greatest reward from this whole blogging thing….

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Roasted Asparagus in a Creamy Caper Vinaigrette

May 28, 2012 § Leave a comment

Last weekend my younger brother graduated from college (congrats, Ted!), and my family had a great time ringing in all his accomplishments. On Saturday evening, following the graduation, we had an amazing meal at Chez Pascal in Providence, RI. Having not spent much time in Providence, we weren’t sure of what kind of food to expect, but we were completely blown away. Every single dish, as well as the service, was impeccable.  To begin the evening my mom and I both started with an appetizer of roasted asparagus tossed in a creamy caper vinaigrette.  The flavors profile of the dish was so good, I was eager to recreate it at home….

Pasta with Mussels in White Wine

May 25, 2012 § Leave a comment

Right after college I moved to DC. It wasn’t exactly part of the plan. The plan was to move to New York and get an apartment with two of my closest friends from college. But as often happens when one makes plans- the plans change.  For me it was a guy.  Thankfully it’s still the same guy! But yes, I moved to DC, not New York, for the guy I was seeing. I never thought I would be the kind of person to make such a major move for someone else, but truthfully, it didn’t seem like such a big deal at the time. I had gone to college in Baltimore which was only an hour away, and I already had some great friends in DC. What was so different?

Biz Notes: Business with Intention- The Video!

May 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

As you may or may not know, a few months back I partnered with Jess Constable of Make Under My Life to launch the Business with Intention workshop. We created a video for the first workshop in Chicago, and I’m so excited to share it with you all today! Not gonna lie, it’s a little scary seeing myself speak on camera but I’m choosing to be brave and put it all out there. So here goes- hope you enjoy it!

Kitchen Shelves, Styled

May 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

When I first viewed the apartment we’re currently living in, one of the biggest selling points (for me) was the open shelving in the kitchen. For years I had dreamed of big open shelves where I could display my favorite dishes, pots, and glassware. I also loved the idea of having items at arm’s length, to make preparing dinner or entertaining that much easier. I messed around for the first few months we were here, trying dishes and pots in different places or at varying heights, but I’ve finally settled on a look I love so I thought I would share….

Beach Ready

May 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Hello friends! And happy Monday. I don’t know about you, but I woke up to dark skies and lots of rain, so it looks like a day tucked inside plugging away is what’s on tap for my Monday. But it’s simultaneously making me crave summer and time at the shore that much more. With Memorial Day just around the corner, it seemed like the perfect opportunity to round up some of my top beach pics for whipping up a feast on the beach or just basking in the sun. Now’s all I need is a beach house….

Biz Notes: Just Keep Going

May 16, 2012 § Leave a comment

Wooooh sorry for the delay here friends on today’s post! When I started thinking earlier this week about what I wanted to write for this week’s Biz Notes addition I was a little stumped. I had a couple ideas floating around in my head, but nothing that really stuck out…..

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