Apple Crumble

With a mom who bakes as well as mine does, it's hard not to pick up a few skills from her. From her shortbread cookies to chocolate cake, nothing of mine or anyone else's for that matter ever compares! I do have one competitive bakers edge over my mom and it is this apple crumble … Continue reading Apple Crumble

Matcha: A Green Drink Like No Other

Did you know that one cup of matcha green tea has the same amount of nutritional content as 10 cups of regularly brewed green tea? I am definitely more of a tea drinker than a coffee one! While I usually opt for the traditionally steeped early grey, green, or black tea, lately I have found myself … Continue reading Matcha: A Green Drink Like No Other

Pitcher Over Pot: Homemade Iced Tea

Tea is one of my favorite drinks! Having been on vacation in Florida recently, I had to substitute my usual hot pot of tea (because it's -18 at home) for a pitcher of iced tea. It's as satisfying - yet more refreshing - than water. Reminiscing about the sunshine while I am surrounded by snow, I thought I'd share the delicious … Continue reading Pitcher Over Pot: Homemade Iced Tea

Encouraging Neatness, Preventing Clutter

I am a fairly organized person by nature, however I can become quickly disorganized. I just need the right amount of space and storage – both of which I’ve been lacking until recently. This is why I'm always looking for ways to better create the illusion that I've got more space than I do. Here … Continue reading Encouraging Neatness, Preventing Clutter

How To Build A Gallery Wall

  Although the house my roommates and I live in is an old brown stone, the outside is no reflection of the inside. A central element contributing to our young and colorful atmosphere is the gallery wall in our living room. One thing all gallery walls have in common is a consistent flow throughout made possible … Continue reading How To Build A Gallery Wall

Healthy Over Clean

Sure we rinse our apples before slicing them, or wash our lettuce before making a salad, but when did referring to our eating habits as ‘clean’ become such a fad? Clean eating is a trend that has been picked up by celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Alba. It involves a strict diet where processed … Continue reading Healthy Over Clean

Simplify for Summer: Closet Cleaning

Now that summer is upon us it's time to free yourself from all the winter clutter. What better way to get rid of a heap of stuff you don’t need than to tackle the ultimate clutter gatherer itself? That’s right—it’s time to clean your closet. Organizing your possessions can help make you feel healthier and … Continue reading Simplify for Summer: Closet Cleaning