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  • Pasta Fagioli
    Food

    Pasta Fagioli

    I remember the first time I had pasta fagioli. I was in grade school and out at an Italian restaurant with my family and I thought it was the best thing ever. Since that day (a very long time ago) my mom has made her own version of pasta fagioli. A while ago I took photos as I made a batch with her so I thought I’d share in a post today. So here’s what we use: 1/2 lb of macaroni 1 stalk of celery 1 small onion or 1/2 of a medium onion 2 slice of ham or 2 slice of bacon 1 can of white beans 1 can…

  • Sunday Riley - Ceramic Slip Cleanser
    Skin Care

    Sunday Riley – Ceramic Slip Cleanser

    Sunday Riley is a brand that I’ve been wanting to try for years. People rave about the brand all the time but I hadn’t tried anything by them until now. When I was sent the Ceramic Slip Cleanser I was very excited to try it out. I’ve been using it for about a week now and I’ve been loving it! Here’s info about the cleanser: “This balancing, foaming gel cleanser pulls out impurities (while pulling in clean hydration) for smaller looking pores and baby-soft skin. Made with plant-based soaps that naturally purify skin and remove makeup, Ceramic Slip is formulated to clean and balance even the most sensitive skin.” Essentially it…

  • Blue Drop Waist Dress
    Fashion,  Looks

    Pink Trim Drop Waist Dress

    How was your weekend? Mine was not as relaxing as I had hoped. I mean, I knew I had a lot of things to get done, but I wish I had a little more down time. After a week of things just not going right and a weekend that continued with that theme, I’m hoping that this new week will be completely different. I’m trying to be super productive today and get a few blog posts knocked out tonight since tomorrow I’ll be out at a concert after work and Wednesday night I’m going to a ceramics place for a fun holiday craft (more on that at a later time!)…

  • Museum of Ice Cream x Sephora
    Beauty

    Museum of Ice Cream x Sephora

    I’ve never been to Museum of Ice Cream, but I always see photos and videos of people going when it’s in their city and it looks like so much fun. Ice cream themed exhibits and a pool of sprinkles to dive in to – who wouldn’t want to go to that?! So to tide me over until I one day get to go, I had to browse the collaboration Museum of Ice Cream did with Sephora. There are multiple items in the collection such as a charm bracelet, cheek palette, eyeshadow palette (that looks like a popsicle or ice cream bar!), brushes, etc. A few years ago, I would buy…

  • Painted Floral Top + Faux Suede Skirt
    Fashion,  Looks

    Foil Florals + Faux Suede

    If you caught my Instagram stories yesterday when I shared my outfit of the day then you saw this outfit. I took these photos last weekend, but wore this outfit to work yesterday. The long sleeve tee is dark blue with a painted and foiled floral print in the front. The flowers feel like they are painted on and some have that sheen to it like they are foiled. The design and color combos are so pretty. I paired the top with my faux suede button up skirt that I’ve had for a few years. Finishing off the look I wore tights and my brown slouchy boots. Top: LOFT |…

  • Fall leaf
    Life

    #fbf Leaf

    Two Octobers ago I went to a Harry Potter festival in Pennsylvania with some friends. It was a fun outing, but I remember the weather not being the best and it was super crowded so it was hard to enjoy. When I got to my friend’s car to escape the madness of the festival and to head out of the area to find food where the wait wouldn’t be over an hour, the perfect fall leaf fell on me. Well almost perfect – there were a few holes. It’s the quintessential leaf shape and color! So this flashback post is just to wish you all a happy fall! Here’s hoping…

  • GooGooDolls_20thAnniversaryTour_TourPoster1a
    Entertainment

    Goo Goo Dolls – Favorite Songs

    Who here used to listen to/still listens to The Goo Goo Dolls? Back in high school my friend Amy and I absolutely loved them and listened to them all the time. I loved their catchy songs and lyrics and listening to their music got me through a lot of high school. Well, they are coming to town for an anniversary tour next week and Amy and I are going! We first heard about their concert months ago but tickets were sold out before we got the chance to buy them but we got really lucky and Amy won tickets! I’ve seen them in concert before (back in high school or…

  • Warm Transfer
    Books

    Book Review: Warm Transfer

    It’s been a while since my last real book review. I’ve been so busy that it’s been hard to finish a book lately and the last book I tried to read I just could not get in to. I got less than halfway through and I just had to give up because it was going to take me forever since I wasn’t that interested in it. But, the book I’m sharing today, Warm Transfer , was one that I got really in to and couldn’t put down! Tamsen is a stay-at-home mom of 2 in her mid 40s. She grew up in a working-class Irish family in Chicago. After a successful 10…

  • Embellished Necklace + Blue Velvet Top
    Fashion,  Looks

    Embellished Necklace + Velvet

    For a second last night I thought it was Wednesday and then I realized it was only Tuesday. I hate when that happens!  But today is Wednesday and I’m hoping it doesn’t drag. Today I’m sharing a necklace I wore to work last week with a blue velvet top. This blue velvet top has been on the blog before. I love the rich sapphire blue color and the ruffled sleeves. Velvet is such a sumptuous, beautiful fabric for fall and winter and blue velvet is probably my favorite. I wore it to work last week with this beautiful embellished necklace. It features rosey hued pearls and crystallized links. I’m not sure…

  • Athleisure
    Fashion,  Looks

    White Stripe Joggers + Weekend Tee

    Are you the kind of person who gets changed in to comfy clothes as soon as you get home? I am! Actually, I like being as comfortable as possible at all times, which is why the rise of athleisure is perfect for me for those casual non-work days. Over the weekend I wore the perfect casual, comfy outfit for runnings errands and having a lazy day around the house. These black joggers with white stripe down the pant legs are so soft and have a decent thickness/weight to the material without being uncomfortable. I paired it with my new tee that has writing on it in embroidery. It says “Dear…