Memorial Day + A Slider Recipe

Even though I have been told more times than I can count that Memorial Day is NOT about a three day weekend, pool openings, and burgers on the grill, hearing it in again in the homily at Mass yesterday was an especially provoking and important reminder…  Today is about…

Living The Beautiful Life (On a Budget)

Living the beautiful life on a budget sounds a bit like an oxymoron, right?  When I think of “the beautiful life,” I think of luxurious vacations, gorgeous homes, and designer clothing labels.  Truth is, however, living a beautiful life doesn’t necessarily have to cost thousands of…

My All-Time Favorite Sandwich

OK, that’s a tiny bit of a lie.. If I’m being 100% honest, my favorite sandwich is a grilled cheese.  Unfortunately, grilled cheese sandwiches aren’t the best for packing lunch (not to mention, they’re quite caloric), but this one is great to…

Seven Things I Learned from Moving Away from Home

When we rang in 2017, I realized it would be my NINTH calendar year since I left Ohio for D.C.  Growing up, I never thought I’d leave my hometown, never mind Ohio.  While I will always consider myself an Ohio girl, I’m glad I ventured…

$10 Pasta & Pizza at Graffiato

This is one of many reasons that I know I’ve become a DC person–when a $10 pizza sounds like the bargain of the century. A few weeks ago, Jim and I happened upon Graffiato, a Mike Isabella restaurant near the Verizon Center (and Old St. Mary…

24 Hours in St. Pete

Surprise! I ventured down to St. Petersburg, FL for a very quick Mother’s Day trip.  I still can’t believe I pulled it off in such a short amount of time (and money-my last-minute flight was $135 nonstop RT), but I definitely feel like I…

My Summer Bucket List

I need to make sure my summer is awesome..  I hate the feeling when a season ends, and I don’t feel like I totally experienced it.  Last fall, for example, I would have loved to visit vineyards, go apple picking, and do all those fun stereotypical things..  It…

What I’ve Learned from Mom

In honor of Mother’s Day on Sunday, I thought I’d do a little post on practical tips my mom has given me over the years.  Some of these are silly, but they are all very meaningful. You can’t treat your friends like you do…

How to be a Non-Hated Millennial

I’ll just start off my saying that I am a millennial.  I have been known to take photos of pretty food and post them Instagram, and, well, I have a blog…  Some things cannot be escaped.  It’s a generational thing, and I’m OK…

One Chicken Finger. Three Healthy(ish) Ways

HAPPY NEW WEEK!!!  There are only four weeks left until summer break, so every Monday is one step closer to that!  I’m one happy girl. I was just talking this weekend with some friends about how no one should ever really grow out of chicken fingers.  They&#8217…