Yum | Portabello Pizza

It’s no secret that I rarely cook. I’m not very good at it, which frustrates me and only makes my feeble attempts at culinary excellence infinitely worse. My husband, on the other hand, enjoys cooking and happens to be way more talented at anything kitchen-related (except for washing dishes. He totally sucks at washing dishes—probably on purpose).

So when I do actually cook something, it should come as no surprise that it is always an insanely easy something (see: zucchini pasta). My latest obsession? Portabello pizza.

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Girl Boss | Anni Metz of Ethica Collective

Totally inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same name, Girl Boss is a series focused on fierce, determined women who go with their gut and create their dream businesses in the process.

Girl Boss | Anni Metz of Ethica Collective

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of small businesses. But combine small businesses, sustainable goods and fair trade and this girl’s ears are perked. Enter Anni Metz, a Chicago girl who provides design and marketing services for social enterprises and sustainable businesses to help grow their brands. You better believe I wanted to know more. Continue reading

Etsy Finds | Fun Holiday Decor

Sometimes I feel like my taste is in a constant battle with itself. I’m absolutely drawn to things that are classic. Audrey Hepburn. Stripes. Clean lines. I really love these things.

But I also really like quirky. Like, a lot. A little pop of color, a little sparkle, a little razzmatazz to catch your attention, possibly confuse you a little, and infuse a bit of fun.

Sometimes these two loves don’t get along. In fact, sometimes they clash pretty hardcore. But then there are the times when classic and quirky meet and the skies clear and angels sing at their perfect marriage. Those are the things I try to hold out for. It doesn’t always work, but it’s fun to try!

I scoured Etsy trying to find a nice mix of classic and quirky holiday decor that works without seeming too clashy. At least I think so. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong in the comments. ;)

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Girl Boss | Leanne Garrity of Chi Chi Dee Handmade

Totally inspired by Sophia Amoruso’s book of the same name, Girl Boss is a series focused on fierce, determined women who go with their gut and create their dream businesses in the process.

girl boss | leanne of chi chi dee handmade

For me, part of the draw of writing and working freelance is that I can do it any time from anywhere. Leanne Garrity, the talented maker and designer behind Chi Chi Dee Handmade, is sort of the embodiment of that dream. Born in England, raised in Australia and recently relocated to a tiny little village in the Alps after a decade in London, Leanne seems to have the whole go-with-the-flow vibe down pat.

I love her work and the incredibly laid back vibe she seems to radiate, so I couldn’t wait to hear what she had to say about business. Continue reading

Contest | Things My Kids Said

Things My Kids Said contest with LittleHootsWe had so much fun the last time we did a contest with LittleHoots, I had to team up with them again to do another one in time for the holidays.

There’s nothing like the hilarious (or really sweet) outbursts of a kid to pull you out of a stressed tailspin and plant you firmly back in the moment. I don’t know about you, but I could use a good dose of  that right now in the middle of the holiday madness.

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