17 Essential Lessons from Strong Women 7

Why is it we so rarely thank those who have impacted our lives? Why do we keep pearls of wisdom to ourselves — the kind word, the inspirational story, the lesson learned? Why don’t we spread that goodness? Since Thanksgiving season is officially upon us, it seems the perfect time […]

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Wearables – The Beauty of Living Jewelry

Wearables – The Beauty of Living Jewelry

I went through this phase in high school where I’d glue flowers on cheap silver studs. If memory serves, I got the idea from a girl named Morgan Leonard–Fleckman — a pint-sized thing who could eat for days and had this knack for making even the simplest white tee look […]


Mary Rae’s Cornbread 4

Last weekend brought a string of perfectly crisp fall days. The kind where the air smells like clean water and the grass grows thick like a blanket. The mornings now are shrouded in mist and the afternoons lend themselves to golden hues. 

Mary Rae’s Cornbread

Protein Loaded Thai Chicken Salad

Protein Loaded Thai Chicken Salad

Tahini and coconut milk are spiked with spicy chili paste and tart lime, making this sauce unctuous enough you’ll want to lick the bowl. Loaded with hearty veggies, packed with protein-rich chicken and quinoa, and topped with bright bean sprouts, this make-ahead salad is a surefire way to simplifying your […]


Apple Pie Bars 2

If apple pie and butter loaded shortbread had a baby, these Apple Pie Bars would be the result. Adapted (ever so slightly) from Ina Garten’s, they’re loaded with the fall flavored goodness of roasted apples. They sport an unctuously satisfying shortbread crust. And, the crust gets a simple dress-up to […]

Apple Pie Bars

Mikaela in Philly

Eat Your Way Through Philadelphia

The flavor goodness that is Philadelphia still has me drooling in my dreams. And, I barely scratched the surface of this urban food metropolis! (Yep. I went to cheer for Alice and spent most of the time stuffing my face. Girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Because if you […]