Food

Easy Puff Pastry Dessert

I've had puff pastry dough in my freezer for a few months now (don't worry, they haven't gone bad) and i've been meaning to make some dessert with it, but never seem to have any time. I went on PuffPastry.com for recipe ideas (they have 100s of them) but everything required one more ingredient than… Continue reading Easy Puff Pastry Dessert

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Books

Book Review: Big Magic

Book No. 5: Big Magic Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Big Picture It's the ultimate pep talk for the creative you that lies within; that's the best way I can summarize this book. And I don't mean that it's meant for the aspiring writer, painter, musician, etc., although each one of them can certainly benefit from reading… Continue reading Book Review: Big Magic

Health, Inspiration, Life, Music

How Meditation Has Helped My Productivity

This year, I told myself I would take time out for me, in particular my mental health. With a lifestyle that is always on the go, I knew that in order to be successful, I had to carve out time for my own well being, every. single. day. And so I have. Between yoga classes… Continue reading How Meditation Has Helped My Productivity

Books

Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

Book No. 4: The Geography of Bliss Author: Eric Weiner Big Picture Where is the happiest place on earth? Is it Switzerland? Netherlands? Qatar? India? Iceland? America? or somewhere else entirely? That is the question, the author, a former NPR journalist sets out to answer. A total of ten countries sum up this book and… Continue reading Book Review: The Geography of Bliss

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Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

Book No. 3: One Summer Day in Rome Author: Mark Lamprell Big Picture There are three parallel stories that take place over the course of a day and half in Rome. The stories are not related to one another, except that they occur in the same day and in the same city. [Do not want… Continue reading Book Review: One Summer Day in Rome

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January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

Welcome to my January Recommendation! This month, it's all about candles. If any of you have been following me on Instagram for awhile, then you probably know that I am in love with Vellabox! What is Vellabox? It's a monthly candle subscription. I can understand your disinterest if you are not a candle person, but… Continue reading January Recommendation: Vellabox, Candle Subscription

Books

Book Review: Braving the Wilderness

Book No. 2: Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown Author: Brene Brown Big Picture As human beings, we want to belong; even the most independent of us. This book explains how important and challenging it can be to first belong to oneself. It really gets to the crux of some of the social issues we… Continue reading Book Review: Braving the Wilderness