• What’s New: May 2018 Recap

    Thought I’d try my hand at a monthly recap since so much has happened, and the days seem to be flying by. I mean, it’s June already! Half the year is gone! In May, Andrew’s mom moved to California, my brother passed his driver’s test (watch out, drivers of New York!) and we did some hiking and exploring locally. You could also find me… Eating… Lots of home baked goodies (especially since I have a new shortcake recipe), tikka masala, bubble tea, sushi, and a lot of junk food. We’ve been terrible about eating at home this month. Buying… new furniture! We spent this month making our apartment a bit…

  • Classic Strawberry Shortcake

    Happy Monday! Can you believe it’s June already? It feels like spring is flying by, and I’m so ready for summer! We’re grilling and BBQing and, of course, baking, like it’s 75 and sunny (instead of 50 and rainy — get it together, Seattle!), so today I wanted to share a fantastic summer-y recipe we baked up last week. I looked at quite a few strawberry shortcake recipes online and then put this together. (Andrew insists we consult Alton Brown whenever possible before I start tinkering, lol.) Strawberry shortcake is such a great summer dessert. Fresh strawberries and cream top a shortcake biscuit in this classic recipe. And it’s so easy…

  • Beauty Trash: Spring Empties Review

    I think there’s something so satisfying about finishing up a product. Having a bunch of empties feels kinda like an accomplishment, especially if the product has lasted forever. I’ve used up a bunch of products recently, plus, I love a good empties review because I’m nosy, so I thought I’d do a little review of everything I’ve finished. I’ve had a stockpile of samples to use up since I cancelled my ipsy subscription last fall, and I’m finally getting through them. There are some drugstore and and some high-end products, things I loved and things I did not love, so this empties review is a pretty mixed bag. With eleven items,…