The time we almost moved to England…

Georgian Townhouse

My last post didn’t tell the whole story of our anniversary trip. It’s true we’d gone to Lincolnshire so that Robert could show me a bit of England outside of London, and it’s true that we fell in love with the place. We fell so hard that we looked at real estate, and fell even harder for a Grade …{full post}

A trip… and a 1920s Art Deco diamond bracelet!

Art Deco Diamond Link Bracelet

My life is crazy right now! Things are happening at an insane pace and it seems like I’ve got dozens of posts knocking around in my head, but no time to write any of them. Our anniversary trip to England was awesome and more than made up for our Gibraltar wedding! We spent a few days …{full post}

Our Wedding Album

Gary Tapp Wedding Photography Gibraltar

One year ago today, despite lost luggage, an iconic hotel in shambles, a manicure from hell, last minute witnesses, and finding out a bit too late that Gibraltar is an absolute dump, we got married! I’d agonized over our choice of wedding photographer, and finally chose Gary Tapp Wedding Photography, a Gibraltar wedding photographer based out of Marbella, Spain. …{full post}

Homemade Vegetarian Meatballs Recipe

Vegetarian & Vegan Meatballs

I’m an unlikely vegetarian. I actually love and miss meat, but I can’t bring myself to eat it, so I’m always trying to make vegetarian versions of meaty things I used to love in my past life… cheesesteak, pulled pork, buffalo chicken, bacon, etc. Meatball grinder day was my favorite school lunch day. When I got …{full post}

Penne alla Norma Recipe (penne with tomatoes & fried eggplant)

Penne alla Norma

I’ve been super busy working on a new project and it seems like I haven’t posted in ages! Today, my Penne alla Norma recipe is being featured on Tasty Tuesdays over at Creative K Kids. This recipe was inspired by the chef at the little Lake Como hotel where Robert proposed. Every time I make it, Robert says, ‘it tastes …{full post}

DIY Vitamin C Serum Recipe

DIY Vitamin C Serum for Anti-Aging

This early post with my DIY Vitamin C 10% serum recipe is one of my most visited and linked to posts of all time! When I first started making my DIY Vitamin C serum I was only making the 10% concentration. Now I make my serum in smaller batches of two stronger concentrations… 15% and 20%. My gravestone will probably …{full post}

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

OZ Naturals Hyaluronic Acid Serum Review

I’ve always taken excellent care of my skin and most people are surprised to find out that I’m 40. I’ve worn sunscreen everyday since my late teens, I don’t sunbathe, I always wear sunglasses outside during the day, I do facial exercises, use my LightStim religiously, I have monthly facials, and I invest quite a …{full post}

Simple Quick and Easy Cheesecake Recipe

Simple Quick and Easy Cheesecake Recipe

I went to London for my fortieth and came back with an Art Deco sapphire and diamond ring and a new Louis Vuitton bag! For Robert’s fortieth, he got a cheesecake. His birthday, his call… he likes to spend it with his kids. That’s sort of limiting on the grand gestures front, so I have a tradition of letting him …{full post}

Grilled Vegetarian Sandwich Recipe with Aioli & Feta

Grilled Veggie Sandwich with Aioli & Feta

I think this is the best grilled vegetarian sandwich recipe, ever! Actually, ‘sandwich’ doesn’t do it justice… it’s more like a sub, grinder, hoagie, or whatever they’re called in your neck of the woods. It uses plentiful garden and farmers market ingredients, and it couldn’t be easier. My grilled vegetarian sandwich recipe is piled high with grilled zucchini, grilled red …{full post}