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
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?
Since I girl powered up and used my medal worthy mechanic skills to fix my kitchen aid mixer, I now can’t imagine life without two.* I’m particularly excited to see how it helps my Thanksgiving breakfast baking. *This is the same emotion I think I’ll feel upon the day I finally own a dish washer. … More Four for Friday!
When I was in Vermont, I spent $9 on a beautiful jar of lemon curd. The label basically said, “I taste like heaven. Buy me”. A name like lemon curd intimidates me. However, I wanted to experiment with lemon in my croissants. Being that I was too terrified to even consider making it on my … More Make it Monday! Lemon Curd
I so enjoyed my Summer Want To List that I thought a Fall Want To List was in order. This time around I had to fight the urge to add New Year’s resolution type items to the list. Hidden between the lines of my more exciting to do’s are things like: go regularly to the … More Fall Want To List
I know you’ve been dying to hear how my Summer Want To list worked out. I wasn’t exactly sure how it would go considering I gave up a long time ago on making New Year’s resolutions.* *Way too cliche if you ask me! Overall, I found it to be a beneficial practice, one I am going … More Summer Summary
This summer has been all about the ice cream. Ice cream, that evil, beautiful, thigh thickening, creamy, delicious temptress has caused my coffeehouse adventures to suffer.* I blame summer. *Please note: I still drink coffee on a daily basis. Don’t get that wrong. I also still take frequent trips to Starbucks and stop in at … More & Grain, Garwood, NJ
Last December, we decided to become members of the National Aquarium. Though unfortunately we don’t receive free passes for family or friends, those we take get a slight discount. Naturally, we wanted to bring Jon for not only the aquarium, but the entire Baltimore experience.* *I may or may not have blasted “Good Morning Baltimore” … More Pitango Gelato, Baltimore
This summer our beach season is about delving into the unknown and experiencing all that the coast of New Jersey has to offer. After downloading the NJ Monthly Jersey Shore Guide app last year, the number of beaches listed, and the small number I had actually been to, shocked me. The goal this summer is … More Stone Harbor, NJ
One of the items on my ‘Summer Want To List‘ is to perfect my golf swing. Let me tell you how I imagined that playing out. First, keep in mind, just over a year has passed since I first put hand to golf club and attempted to make a ball lift off the ground, go straight, … More Leaving My Comfort Zone Behind