Derika celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago, so I can finally post this DIY Sunglass Holder that I made for her. I don’t know if you remember, but Derika and I went a little sunglass crazy when we were on our Cape Cod trip.     I am sure that some of you are wondering why it is necessary to have more than one pair of brightly colored sunglasses. I feel that you can never have too many sunglasses… Read more »

Ahhhhh, Santorini…I can’t think about you and not want to go back!  I also crave a glass of chilled white wine and a warm bowl of fava dip, whenever you enter my mind.  Santorini is famous, food-wise, for a few things:  yellow split peas, tomatoes, and wine to name a few. The white wine grapes are called Assyrtiko, and you can see them growing all over the island. The most common way to prepare yellow split peas is a dish called… Read more »

Derika and I just returned from an amazing vacation in Santorini.  We went for 10 days to celebrate our 10-year anniversary and our 3-year wedding anniversary. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone…10 Years!  Santorini has been on both of our bucket lists for over 10 years now and I can tell you that it was worth the wait. We decided instead of island hopping that we would just relax and spend the whole time in Santorini. I… Read more »

  I am currently in the process of packing for our 10-year anniversary trip to Santorini, Greece! I can’t believe that a trip that we have been talking about for so long is finally here. I also can’t believe that Derika and I are getting ready to celebrate our 10 year anniversary AND our 3 year wedding anniversary! Where has the time gone!? As I have been running round like a chicken with my head cut off trying to get organized for the trip,… Read more »

  To say that I have a small addiction to chips and salsa is an understatement.  I could probably eat chips and salsa every day if I had the chance.  Heck, I made Derika take me out for Mexican food on both Friday and Saturday last weekend…I seriously have a problem. Last week Tuesday, my friend Erin reached out to me to see if I might like to grab a tasty beverage or dinner.  It occurred to me that it… Read more »

  Over Memorial weekend Derika surprised me with a last-minute trip to Cape Cod. I could not have been more excited, because when we looked at our summer calendar earlier in the month, we realized that we only had a handful of weekends open this summer to explore the east coast. We lived on the west coast for 7 years, and we probably drove Highway 1 at least four or five times.  I love a good road trip… You get… Read more »

A couple of weeks ago I headed to Chicago to attend The Blogcademy, a weekend long blogging workshop. A year ago, my friend Lilly (Blogger at Rake & Make) told me about a great blogging event that she was attending in Portland, and she suggested that I look into one in my hood. Of course life got in the way at the time, so one of the first things that I did when I moved to NYC, was check to see… Read more »

Travel snacks are the most important thing you need to think about when you are planning a successful road trip.  Oh sure, I guess you should plan your route ahead of time. That way you would know where you are going, but even the best road warriors get lost from time to time. “What saves those skillful road warriors when they are lost??”…  Epic travel snacks! “What saves you from having to buy the sketchy boiled peanuts at the gas station when… Read more »

In a little over a week I will be headed to Blogcademy in Chicago and I cannot wait!! Blogcademy is a two-day workshop that is designed to give you the tools that you need to help kick your blog up a notch or 15. It is hosted by 3 amazing ladies that are currently rocking it out on their own blogs, and I am really excited to work with them.  The Blogcademy is coming to NYC in September, but I just couldn’t wait… Read more »

Derika managed to catch the plague at work last week and with all the travel and long hours, this cold has been holding on for dear life. I have been keeping my distance the best I can in our 582 square foot apartment.  I have also been downing a ton of fire cider and drinking tons of water in hopes that I don’t get the plague as well.  So far it has been working like a dream! Yay, for Fire Cider and… Read more »