I never appreciated pie until a few years ago. Before then, I had a few mandatory bites of pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving, would grin and bear my way through a cold apple pie if it was the dessert of choice at a friend’s house, but never, ever, requested on my own the presence of pie … More Peace Pie
My birthday has always marked the end of summer for me. Despite the first day of autumn occurring closer to September’s end than its beginning, the first day of September seems to demand its arrival. In the spirit of bidding summer an official farewell this week, I give you a photo series of my birthday … More Goodbye, Summer
1. Focaccia I had the best focaccia of my life when we were in Cape May. While I was searching for lunch spots during our drive down, I saw a picture of this on the Yelp page for Freda’s Café and was immediately sold. Focaccia is a beautiful thing alone, with its crisp bottom and … More Four for Friday!
I might be the type of girl who could have benefited from attending an all girls high school. Not because I was particularly boy crazy, but because once I had a boyfriend; I was done. Don’t get me wrong. I maintained an A average, stayed focused on the things I cared about (practicing violin three … More Grounds for Sculpture
I take pictures of my feet. Cape May, NJ I wish I could say this is an odd happenstance which started recently, but I’ve been putting these bad boys on display since my teen days of getting lost in the woods with my fellow wanderer, Amy, all while we documented the process on video recorder*. … More The Did Nots and the Dids
1. Did you know postal workers practice delivering mail? We were driving home from breakfast and drove by a post office and saw this: Lance promptly turned the car around so we could fully behold and attempt to comprehend this sight. 2. Labor Day When I worked a real* job all the random days off … More Four for Friday!
This has been a pretty low-key summer for us if you couldn’t tell by the plethora of movies and shows I’ve watched and books read.* Lance is studying for his CPA which includes four massive exams spread out over the course of 18 months. He comes home from work, and studies. He wakes up early … More Food and Places of the Past Two Months
Because I promised I was back and have refused to post since the Fourth of July, I’m going to give you a two-part post* comprised of the important things worth sharing about the past two months: *And yes, I promise the second part will be posted within a reasonable time frame**. **One month later is … More Where’d You Go, Jess?
For our anniversary in June, Hubby and I spent the day in Baltimore, a city which is close to my heart because it is the first place we went when we began really exploring the world together. We stopped in a little shop in Hampden which we always try to go to when we’re in … More America the Beautiful
When I’m particularly frustrated at a person’s veneration of a celebrity, I often default to quoting a classic movie. Shout it when you know it: “Mickey Mantle? Is that what you’re upset about? Mickey Mantle makes $100,000 a year. How much does your father make? You don’t know? Well, see if your father can’t pay … More Mozzarella, Panini, and Pizza…oh my!