We are finally getting settled in our NYC apartment after our epic seven day 4300 mile road trip across the country.   We moved to NYC, because Derika was transferred with her job.  We left behind a great city, amazing beaches, and some really fantastic friends, but we are excited for a new adventure in our new city.  Derika, Julia the Mystical Traveling Unicorn (a thoughtful road trip gift from a great friend) and I, left lovely San Diego on August… Read more »

Every time I make vegetable stock, I wonder why I ever bother buying it in the store. It’s so easy!  Chop up some vegetables, cover with water, and simmer. Done. You’ll have enough stock to make whatever your little heart desires…and this veggie stock is much healthier. You will see a lot of recipes out there that have you cut up perfectly good veggies to boil to make the stock.  I prefer to save my veggie scraps from everything that I… Read more »

Does your spice cabinet look like this? But, you wish it looked like this!!! In this DIY post, I am going to tell you how to get your hot mess looking spice cabinet back in shape again.  So here’s the deal, cluttered spaces make me kind of crazy, but once I get that space cleaned and organized I get the same feeling I get after a new haircut.  You know that feeling…it makes you feel all light and airy. I… Read more »

Welcome to my very first blog post! I created this blog so that I could have a place to post recipes that I made and love, crafts that make me happy and places that I have been that I think everyone should know about.  I love to cook, craft, travel and eat at new places and I hope you find this blog useful and entertaining. Cheers!