2019 Oscars Best Picture Challenge

January is proving to be a very cold, dreary and rainy month here in Connecticut! While the rain and overcast sky beckons me home to my Northwest roots, it feels like pure torture after living on California's sunny central coast. But the dreary weather presents a fun opportunity to take a challenge! This week's Golden…

3 Healthy, Winter Soups to Keep You Warm

Cozy season is here to stay in Connecticut, and I'm loving any excuse to cook warm, delicious soups.  I'm naturally freezing all the time, so when it comes to the kitchen I need all the help I can get. Thankfully there are some great soup recipes out there that are healthy, low in carbs and don't…

8 Great Things to Do in Acadia National Park

Nothing soothes the soul like nature. Earlier this month we ran away to Maine, which is quickly becoming one of our favorite states. The region reminds me so much of the Pacific Northwest, it hurts. Maine is beautiful and scenic, lush and vibrant, with mild temperatures and zero humidity. In mid-October, the road to Maine was…

Working-From-Home: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned

For the majority of my professional life, I have always worked in offices. I always had co-workers, cubicles, desks and communal kitchens. I always thrived in the office chaos and enjoyed every moment of it. So this summer when I made the switch to freelancing,  I had no idea working from home would be such…

48 Hours in Kennebunkport, Maine

There really is something beautiful about small, unassuming seaside towns. While it can be known as a tourist trap, Kennebunkport, Maine hides it well. Unlike the popular towns along the Washington and Oregon coasts, there's no glaring signs. You wont find any tacky souvenir shops, no neon t-shirts hanging from the windows. You won't find…

How I Lost 100 Pounds (Spoiler: It Takes Time)

OK, this is the blog post where I get really vulnerable. For anyone who really knows me, they know that for the majority of my adolescence  - and really my life - I was overweight. In fact, at my heaviest I was nearly 100 pounds overweight. It has been a long road, but it's something…