DIY: Party Time Tassel Banner

Birthday party? Baby shower? Spontaneous fiesta? We’re ready. My end game here is for a bohemian-chic bridal shower – not too pink but quite festive. These easy DIY tassels look great as a border for a room or to add visual interest to a focal point, for example hanging them behind the dessert table or bar at your […]

Getting Lucky

“We are all lucky. If you live in a free society, you are lucky. Luck surrounds us every day; we are constantly having lucky things happen to us, whether you recognize it or not. I have not been any more lucky or unlucky than anyone else. The difference is when luck came my way, I […]

The Other Audience

Or: Faking It Until You Become It Body language, although non-verbal, is a huge part of how we communicate both amongst humans and with other species. If a dog bares it’s teeth at you, chances are you understand that dog does not want to be snuggled (unfortunate, but true). If a person checks their phone every 30 seconds […]

DIY: Painting Designs and Lettering

It’s important to be with someone with whom you can be a great team. One of the many reasons Shamus and I make a great team is that I have no idea how to build most things and he hates painting. This makes us a perfectly compatible pair of makers: He builds, I finish. When we first started dating […]

National Dog Day: 10 Reasons Dogs Are Better Than Children

Don’t get me wrong, you guys, I love babies. I find them to be an absolute delight but, then again, none of them live in my house. If we’re being honest with ourselves and each other, human babies and puppies are equally cute. One might even be lead to believe that they are equally as […]

Surviving Your Cell Phone: The Digital Detox

Okay, that definitely sounds like one of those sensationalist blog titles people use to suck you in like, “You’ve Been Brushing Your Hair Wrong Forever And You’re Already Dead.” In order to understand why I’m using strong words like “survive” and “detox,” when discussing technology The Digital Detox Manifesto has some statistics I’d like to share: The average American dedicates […]

Mean Green Clean Machine

If you have pets or young humans in your house, you are acutely aware how often tongues end up places you would never expect them to be! Even if you don’t have either of those things, you may still be looking for a way to clean your home thoroughly without harming the environment or compromising  your health. Many […]

Everyone Should Have An Island

I was eighteen, half a year into my “freshman year” of culinary school. My externship was fast approaching and I had no clue where I was going to get a job/live/any of it. The career fair rolled around and crowds are my kryptonite so I only made one interview for the next day before I bailed. […]

Real Talk with Rory: Relationship Cheat Codes

I hope you are ready because I am about to drop the weirdest, yet most easily applicable relationship advice I have to offer you: You and your partner/lover/significant other, what have you (I would 100% recommend this for parents and kids as well, though I don’t have the experience to delve into that much here) […]

24 Things

So  right after my trip home from London/Ireland it was my birthday (!!!) hence my absence for the last couple weeks. I know: excuses, excuses. Luckily for you guys, though, I am now 24 years old and with that comes a whole wealth of wisdom and likability that a 23 year old simply does not have. […]