My First Paint Nite

For a few years now, I have seen on Facebook and various other social media platforms photos of friends, coworkers and acquaintances standing in a large group holding their newly finished canvases and smiling cheesy for the camera. Paint and sip locations have popped up all around my suburban home so much so that on…

Buttercream Rossettes Cake Decorating Class

For my mom’s birthday this year, I decided to treat her to a cake decorating class. My mom, the avid cook and baker, loves learning new skills to try in the kitchen. I found a great deal on Groupon for a class at Carlo’s Bakery in NJ and even got an additional $10 cash back…

My First Time Baking Vegan

I love to bake and often make cookies or cupcakes to celebrate the birthdays of my friends, family, and coworkers. For the first time this past week, I tried a new cupcake and icing recipe, which eliminated dairy, to accommodate a coworker’s dietary restrictions. I was not only surprised by the taste of the final…

5 Satisfying Staycation Ideas

Just because you don’t have any travel plans for a long weekend or period of time off doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it! Here are 5 satisfying staycation ideas for your next day out of the office! Complete a Lingering Project We all have that project that we started and always said we’d get around…

This Week’s Pet Project: Personalized Dog Toy Box

Even though my home needs a lot more work (for example, I have plywood instead of a counter on one side of my kitchen), I am trying not to focus on just the big projects. Therefore, this weekend, I took a trip to Michaels Craft Store to load up on picture frames (on sale, of…

Cooking at Sur La Table

My mom is an excellent cook. For as long as I can remember, she feels at ease in the kitchen and is always challenging herself to learn new techniques and try new recipes. While I have always admired her passion for homemade meals, I sadly am inexperienced in the kitchen (except when it comes to…