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Feb 26, 2015

My Favorite Pregnancy Stuff

Pregnant or thinking about getting pregnant? Just like everyone says, it is an amazing, wonderful, and life-changing experience. But no one can deny that it is also often confusing, overwhelming, and uncomfortable. With the latter in mind, here are some things that have helped me get through the first two trimesters of my pregnancy with a smile on my face (most of the time).

Feb 24, 2015

Angel Food Cake From Scratch

Angel food cake is one of the desserts (and there are quite a few) that always reminds me of my grandmother, Audrey. She swore by generic angel food cake mixes from ALDI or the Dollar Store. Because angel food cake made from a mix was good enough for Audrey it has always been the way I've made it in the past. But recently I needed to use up a bunch of egg whites left over from making ice cream, so I decided to try making one from scratch. To be honest, I don't know if I will be going back. The homemade version took about the same amount of time as a mix and turned out so delicious.


Feb 19, 2015

Twelve Tiny Side Tables for Under $100

I'm of the opinion that you can never have too many accent tables. Every room of your home can benefit from an extra spot to place a cup of coffee, a cocktail, a magazine, a plant, a stack of books, etc. But increasing the utility of your space by adding accent tables need not cost an arm and a leg, nor do you need to sacrifice a lot of real estate. Here are twelve tiny side tables perfect for any area of the home, all under $100.


Feb 17, 2015

DIY Lime Coconut Sugar Scrub

This is the time of year when my skin always seems to be the driest. Coincidentally, it's also the time of year when I feel the most desperately in need of a tropical vacation. It is fortunate then that I recently discovered how easy it is to make a sugar scrub using coconut oil. The basic recipe is as simple as it sounds: just mix sugar and coconut oil together and it's done. Adding lime zest and essential oil takes the scrub to another level. You will feel like you've been transported to the tropics, and you will have the smoothest, softest skin ever.


Feb 12, 2015

Slow Jams Playlist


Here's a selection of my favorite slow jams to get you in the Valentine's Day spirit, because the best gifts on Valentine's Day are free.

Feb 10, 2015

Waffle Churros


Valentine's Day falls on a Saturday this year, which means its the perfect opportunity to surprise your significant other with a romantic breakfast. These waffle churros, served with a chocolate sauce on the side, are decadent but not too sweet first thing in the morning. If you've got other plans for breakfast, they make a fantastic dessert for two as well.