Preparing for the Christmas Rush

You know those memes where it's like the second after Halloween everyone's Christmas? Each year I become more and more like that damn meme.  And it's not for a lack of loving Thanksgiving, it's an amazing holiday and I'm so excited to host this year! But let me tell you, the decorations are not my …

Five Ways I’m Adjusting For Winter

All of a sudden it's winter. If feels that way every year I know, but this year it happened in less than a week. Like it went from 60 degrees to 30 degrees in a few days. With such a mild fall I wasn't quite ready. That being said here are five things to do …

What I’m Eating: Soups!

I'm not a huge fan of the question, "what's your favorite food" even though I do find myself asking it. I like to mix it up with a more realistic question like, "what would be your birthday/last meal" because I think that's easier to answer. For me it's steak frites everyday all day, but that …

What I’m Trying: The Ordinarys

A few months ago I went to go get a facial because my skin was out of control and the woman doing the facial and I started chatting and she asked me, "what do you do to exfoliate?". I thought I was finally on top of these questions and proudly declared how I use my …

Dreary days and donuts

You would think that with more overcast days there would be more blog posts from me, but alas I've been super lazy and any free moment I've curled up with a good book. I always have the intention to write out what we've been up to here but the weeks have been flying by! I …

What I’m reading: Agatha Christie

If I'm not taking photos or cooking there's a strong chance that I have a book open. Actually even when I'm cooking I'm reading, and a lot of my reading is on my iPad so that's questionable at best.  I've always loved to read for as long as I remember. You can take books anywhere, …

Favorite skincare: Mario Badescu

If you opened my medicine cabinet you would be convinced I had some sort of deal with Mario Badescu, it's almost embarrassing. Unfortunately it's a one way love affair, but man do I love them.  As someone with not great skin, I used to spend massive amounts of money on skincare things that I read …

Rainy day ramen at Boru

If that picture doesn't make you immediately want to get up and head over to Boru on Broadway in Newport then you're crazy.  This place is quickly becoming Matts and my favorite. We're huge ramen fans and they always blow it out of the water. That pork belly! The broth! I can go on forever.  …