Religion: Celebrating The Holidays When You Have Different Beliefs

Posted by Wednesday, December 7, 2016 0 0

Christmas, Christmas time is near, and I've loved putting up our first tree, our brand new stockings and setting out my little decorations. And one of my favorite Christmas decorations is my tiny nativity set that was handmade in Mexico that I bought when Ethan I visited San Diego. Now, setting this out at the ...

My Chef’s Knife & Me

Posted by Wednesday, November 23, 2016 0 0

I love my chef's knife. I love my chef's knife so hard. It's been with me since 2009, when it was a required purchase for one of my food studies classes. Yes, that's a real major. Yes, I went to NYU where they make that a real major. But I also majored in journalism and ...

I Won’t Be Home For Christmas

Posted by Thursday, November 17, 2016 0 0

Next week is Thanksgiving, the official start to the holiday season (in my book, not Starbucks'). And I know one thing I am thankful for: my career. I'm very fortunate to have a job that I love at my age. I've worked really hard to get to where I am and I'm very happy to ...

And That’s Why You Always Leave A Note — Or Two

Posted by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5 0

Disclaimer: This post is not for the faint of heart. It is filled with lots of mushy and romantic language, and only for those who can truly appreciate sappy and gooey stories. So, now that you've been prepared, stop right here if you don't want to hear me gush about my fiance and how much ...

Preparing To Cook My Butt Off — Getting Ready For Turkey Day

Posted by Tuesday, November 15, 2016 0 0

Ya'll ready for next week? Cause I am! Thanksgiving is one of my all time favorite holidays because I love to cook. But it's also because I'm a control freak. I've got lists upon lists going for Turkey Day and I'm ready for all contingencies. I've got my recipes ready, my shopping list good to ...

Slow Your Roll — It’s Not Christmas Yet

Posted by Saturday, November 12, 2016 0 1

When I was a little kid we used to go to pumpkin patches and harvest festivals in the Fall where they had free apple cider and homemade kettle corn. They had games and hayrides and, if you were really lucky, a freakin' pony. Nothing was better than walking away from that patch carrying the perfect ...

Veterans Day: My Hero

Posted by Friday, November 11, 2016 0 1

Veterans Day is always a hard day for me because, in my eyes, the world lost its bravest veteran five and half years ago when my hero died. My grandfather, Bertram Maas, was an amazing man who served his country proudly from the time he entered the Naval Academy at 18, to the years he ...

When You’re Apart, But Not Alone

Posted by Thursday, November 10, 2016 4 2

As I lie here on a blanket on the ground writing this post, I've got my headphones in and I'm listening to an episode of Charmed on Netflix that I've seen a thousand times, and Ethan is lounging on the couch behind me playing a video game on his PlayStation 4. We haven't spoken in ...