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Five July Favorites

I feel like the month of July flew by faster than any other month so far. But, that’s sort of how it happens, right? As the end of the year approaches, days and weeks and months just sort of slip by faster and faster… Continue Reading “Five July Favorites”

Since I Never Formally Introduced My Gaiwan…

The second was when I discovered Adagio Teas, which would have been circa 2012. They made better tea more accessible and less intimidating when I was ready to step out of the grocery store aisles. And clearly, my love and sentimental attachment to the… Continue Reading “Since I Never Formally Introduced My Gaiwan…”

Life Lately: the Comeback Kid

When I stepped back from blogging last June, I didn’t think my hiatus would last over a year. Between a death in the family and my promotion at work, I was in dire need of a mental reset, but I ended up burning myself… Continue Reading “Life Lately: the Comeback Kid”

How to Be Everything: a Guide for People Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick

In kindergarten, I wanted to be either a tiger or a cowboy-girl. Throughout elementary school and high school, I wanted to be a teacher, a librarian, a writer, a publisher, an actress (despite my crippling fear of public speaking), a website designer, some unnamed… Continue Reading “How to Be Everything: a Guide for People Who (Still) Don’t Know What They Want to Be When They Grow Up by Emilie Wapnick”

Lemon Loaf Cake for Neely’s Father

The Memory of Lemon by Judith Fertig is filled with vivid descriptions of tempting bakery treats. Each month, Neely’s bakery, Rainbow Cakes, features unique flavor profiles. Like lime bars with coconut crust and lime custard filling in April. Strawberry-Rhubarb hand pies in May. Apricot… Continue Reading “Lemon Loaf Cake for Neely’s Father”

Where Have I Been?

I have been a very bad blogger these past few months, but gosh! the end of the year has been a whirlwind– Nay! A tornado! I could express my dismay for neglecting my blog, but who wants to read about that? Here is the… Continue Reading “Where Have I Been?”

I Don’t Deserve These Books!

Yesterday was a particularly perfect Autumn day that had me jonesing for some spooky literature, so I escaped to the library for a little while and returned home with more books than I am capable of reading in a three-week period (as usual). I… Continue Reading “I Don’t Deserve These Books!”

Life Lately: Countdown to Autumn and Cat Snuggles

Ah summertime. There used to be a time in my life when I looked forward to the season. It used to mean staying up until three o’ clock in the morning to work on my blog (pre-book blogging days) or playing Final Fantasy VIII,… Continue Reading “Life Lately: Countdown to Autumn and Cat Snuggles”

Pain au Chocolat for the Mistresses of Versailles

Upon finishing the Rivals of Versailles by Sally Christie, two thoughts crossed my mind: OMG THAT WAS SO GOOD! Crap! I forgot to write down the food that was mentioned throughout the novel for my fictional food post. Perhaps it was for the best… Continue Reading “Pain au Chocolat for the Mistresses of Versailles”

Life Lately: another exercise in positivity

I think Life got in the way of me enjoying how awesome this past week really should have been. In hindsight, it wasn’t bad, although every day did feel like a Thursday. And, for some reason I hyper-focused on small, irritating details. Like how… Continue Reading “Life Lately: another exercise in positivity”