Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for the Girl Who Has Everything

Occasionally you’ll find people that don’t really have wish lists. Why? Because they have a nagging case of the gimmes and buy themselves (almost) everything they want. Why are you pointing at me? No one said this was about me! But really, it’s kind of about me. Last year I asked for one very practical gift and then forgot to ask for anything else. What did everyone else to do?...

All the Rhubarb

Anything made with rhubarb immediately makes me think of my paternal grandparents. Other triggers for this specific nostalgia: the smell of fresh dill and certain types of sunscreen, raspberries picked fresh off of the bush and eaten while still warm from the sun, Dean Martin and the way someone smells when they are sweating out vodka the next day (this one is not my favorite). Strawberry rhubarb pie was one...

The Cool List: June 5, 2016

Almond Pops by 180 Snacks When people ask what my hobbies are, snacking is pretty high up on the list, right after drinking outdoors and painting my nails. I found these Almond Pops randomly at the checkout at TJ Maxx and just tossed them into the cart without really thinking about it. I had already opened them by the time I got into the car and I could not stop...

My Evening Skincare Routine

Aka The Shit I Put on My Face (Nighttime Edition) My skincare routine has significantly evolved over the last two years, going from St. Ives Apricot Scrub and Neutrogena moisturizer I stole from my mom, to a combination of products that has finally balanced my needy skin. Scroll on down to read about all the junk I slather on my face nightly as well as the things that sneak into...

Ramp Carbonara

I have mentioned my CSA from Stony Ridge Farm numerous times on the blog and I’m sure my family and friends are sick of hearing about it too, but I can’t help it! One of my favorite things about my farm fresh produce delivery is that it forces me to find recipes for and use ingredients I wouldn’t normally buy; for example, ramps, quail eggs, duck eggs, and tons of greens. The...

The Cool List: April 22, 2016

S’well bottles I bought my first S’well bottle a little over a year ago and bought my second a month ago. I love these beautiful, overpriced bottles and take them everywhere. I can easily throw my 19oz size into a purse while I’m running errands, playing kickball, or take them into meetings at work. In addition to keeping colds cold for twenty-four hours and hots hot for twelve, it’s stainless...

VIB Haul

  The VIB sale gets me EVERY.DAMN.TIME. You know when you walk out of Sephora with the big bag, you should probably retire your credit card for a little while. I spent way more than I intended to and that was after I pulled about $50 worth of stuff out of my basket while in line to check out. I also went to the Sephora website every day until the sale...

Da fuq is Nettle Tea?!

Who the fuck makes Nettle-Mint tea? Normally I would be judging the shit out of the person telling me to make my own tea out of plant that sounds like something in Harry Potter’s Herbology class because I’m not one of those women that is barefoot in a kitchen, wearing a prairie skirt and poncho combo, smelling of patchouli and selling my handmade soaps at craft fairs. Why am I...

The Birth Control Monologues

The ways to refer to your female reproductive organs are endless: pussy, vagina, cunt, clam, cooter; unfortunately the ways to protect your baby-maker aren’t. Condoms, the pill, intrauterine devices, spermicide, dental dams… none of them are foolproof and all of them present their own set of issues**. Thank “The Man” again ladies because, more often than not, the burden of having pregnancy- and STD-free sex lies with us. I mean,...