Arugula Pizza

Hey everyone! Last year when I was visiting my aunt in New Jersey, we got take-out from one of her favorite spots, which was surprisingly the cafe in Nordstroms! We got the best pizzas I ate during my whole trip...but the secret to their greatness was a little off-menu 'mistake' that happened one time when my … Continue reading Arugula Pizza

Princess Skirt in the Park

Hey everyone! I have been so distracted by writing my book recently that I haven't been able to blog. It's like all of my creative energy is being sucked up by my novel and I can't write a blog post after that. Luckily I'm making great progress in my writing and am having fun with … Continue reading Princess Skirt in the Park

5 Super Easy Dinner Ideas

We all know cooking at home is usually healthier and cheaper. Here are my fast and easy home cooked dinners! I cook dinner almost every night of the week. I eat the leftovers for lunch the next day, and cooking is a fun passion of mine. But I know a lot of people don't have … Continue reading 5 Super Easy Dinner Ideas

Hot Red Essie Polish

It's no secret that tomato-red nail polish is basically my favorite. In my favorites of 2015 post, two different bright reds were on my best of list (OPI 'Fashion A Bow' and OPI 'What's Your Poinsettia') and yet I'm still always hunting for more reds like this. It looks amazing for pedicures and eye catching … Continue reading Hot Red Essie Polish

Movies I Have Not Seen!

Today I am watching The Princess Bride. I saw that it was available for streaming on Netflix and decided it would be a fun watch. I was under the false impression that I had seen this movie before, mostly because it's so thoroughly in our cultural pantheon. I thought I had seen because I get … Continue reading Movies I Have Not Seen!

Nail Polish Storage

Hey everyone! I have to confess that I get irrationally upset when I hear about people storing their nail polishes in shoe boxes. I mean, I may be alone in this, but I think nail polish bottles are really pretty and deserve to be displayed. Plus how do you ever decide which one to use? Seeing … Continue reading Nail Polish Storage

French Braid Look

I didn't used to be able to do a French braid. Don't even talk about a fishtail braid- that used to seem like an impossibility. But like winged eye liner, I didn't want to live my life unable to do this basic thing. So I watched a million YouTube videos and practiced a lot, for … Continue reading French Braid Look

Massaman Curry Recipe

Hey everyone! Last night, I cooked the best dish of my life. No joke, no hyperbole- the massaman curry I cooked after a long, fun day of errands was the best thing I've ever made! So I figured I had to post my recipe. Massaman is a rich, peanutty, mild Thai curry that most people … Continue reading Massaman Curry Recipe

How I Saved $200 in Nail Polish

Alternative titles for this post: The best thing I ever ordered on Amazon! The most essential nail product ever! A total game changer for your nail polish collection! And lastly... My 'Seche Restore' Review!  Seche Restore is marketed as a nail polish thinner that brings bottles of Seche Vite quick dry top coat back to … Continue reading How I Saved $200 in Nail Polish

Coffee Shop Adventures

Hey everyone! I have been trying to stay in touch with what makes life uniquely fun for me, and when an idea strikes I go for it. So the other day, after a rainy lunch of vegan Whole Foods tacos, I decided getting a latte from Book People would be just the thing. Book People … Continue reading Coffee Shop Adventures

Crispy Popcorn Tofu

I have spent the last two months trying to master cooking tofu. And I think I have finally nailed it! It's actually very easy. I avoided cooking tofu for years since it is so mysterious- sitting in a package of water in the spinach area of grocery stores, sucking up basically a whole roll of … Continue reading Crispy Popcorn Tofu

8 Live Podcasts in 2 Days

  I think one of the best (and most unlikely) things about listening to podcasts is when they stop being a solitary activity and you get to see them live. I was so thrilled when I found out my favorite comedy duo and podcasters, Jake and Amir, were coming to Austin for their first annual podcast festival. … Continue reading 8 Live Podcasts in 2 Days