The Cool List: July 5, 2016

Farmers’ Market Pasta I was given this recipe by one of my vegetarian coworkers years ago and I always find myself looking forward to summer so that I can make this dish. Simple, fresh ingredients and very little cooking allow the flavors to shine through and I’ll take any excuse to use ingredients from my garden. If you want to make it a little (ok, a lot) healthier, omit the...

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...

The Cool List: May 27, 2016

Grace & Frankie Dare I say that this is my favorite show of all time? Yes, I dare. About a year ago, I was sucked into season 1 of Grace & Frankie based off of a recommendation from my good friend, Netflix. I knew it was true love the first time I heard “fuck” slip out of Frankie’s mouth. I immediately professed my love for the show to friends and...

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...

The Cool List: April 13, 2016

When 10 PM Sheet Mask ($7.00 at Sephora) You know those papery sheet masks that don’t properly stay on your face and leave you wondering if you really just sat with wet toilet paper on your skin for 20 minutes? This mask isn’t like that. In fact, it’s the complete opposite. It’s gel-like, cooling and always leaves my face feeling well moisturized and refreshed. I would drape my entire body...

The Cool List: March 30, 2016

Avocado Toast Honestly, avocado toast is on the eternally cool list because I eat it EVERY.DAMN.DAY. Sometimes in the morning I realize that I could catch an earlier bus if I just grabbed a yogurt and a granola bar, but almost every time I choose the toast over getting to work early, which also means I choose the toast over LEAVING work early – THAT is how much it means...

The Cool List: March 22, 2016

The Cool List is something that I’ve been compiling for years. Just ask my husband. When I see, hear, feel or taste something that brings me joy, it goes on The Cool List. Whether I jot it down on a scrap of paper floating in my purse or add it to a note on my phone, I reference this list quite often. It’s proven useful for book recommendations and gift...