Before things get crazy here and you start turning in your ID badges, did you subject yourself to last week's reality check - 5 Realities Of Self Employment: Is It For You? Ok, well can you take care of that real quick while I roll my eyes? And if you're not able to check some of the things off that list, then you can just stop reading now because you're screwed and you'd make an awful self-employed person.Read More
First, we just need to stop kidding ourselves. Nothing about unicorn hot chocolate is healthy. Have you seen it lately? If not, scroll down because there's about 4,735 photos of it.
But after being overwhelmed by it's cuteness online, and finding a newfound appreciation for all things unicorn, I had to find a way to make it at least healthIER, so that kids everywhere don't just start dropping dead. I never knew that blogging would turn into a life saving endeavor.Read More
When it comes to healthy eating on a busy schedule, meal prepping is a MUST! Do you hear me? I realize that isn't what you wanted me to say, but lying to you isn't gonna get us anywhere. I know, you have visions of like seventeen pots on the stove and stuff spilled everywhere whilst you try to jam another container in the fridge - but it doesn't have to be that way. And it doesn't have to take all weekend. Just so happens I have quite a bit of experience in the meal prepping arena and I've developed a formula of sorts. And if I've been able to teach my parents how to do it - you got this.Read More
Wow. Wedding season has gotten the best of me, but in the midst of editing photos and photoshopping pimples, I had to dust off the blog for a second to bring you a very important newsflash! OH EM GEE. First, let me spend a quick moment feeling sorry for myself and all those who struggle with food allergies. It's not only inconvenient but it's depressing at times - especially at social gatherings and holidays. OK, I think you feel bad enough that I can go on with the review now.Read More
It was just a typical Tuesday night in April that ended up with me calling my best friend in a fury of hysteria after writing my dad's eulogy. I'd like the preface this by saying I don't normally write premature eulogies.Read More
Hi! I've been drowning in wedding photography and am now returning to this blog! Listen. I'm Italian. And three years ago, when the powers that be told me I could no longer have gluten, or dairy, and about a billion other things, I had a bit of a bad reaction. It involved a lot of crying, spazzing, and laying on the floor crumpled up questioning, "Why?" While I was down there, I also questioned why my forefathers decided to settle in the Midwest as opposed to, I don't know, Hawaii or New Zealand.Read More
There's nothing worse than seeing a charcuterie board when you can no longer consume gluten or dairy. Picnics and charcuterie boards are like besties, and it's annoying. So let's solve this dilemma once and for all and show you how to have a fabulously tasty, dairy free, gluten free picnic. Because I did, using some of my favorite items (all linked below). And actually, it works out better if you have dairy free stuff considering the spoilage factor. So boom.Read More
Our story begins just like any other, with me eating grape popsicles on a rainy Midwestern afternoon and receiving an email that made me blow a gasket.
"Hey, just thought you'd like to know this person's Instagram (we'll call her Catty) account seems to have a lot of your posts..."
My initial thoughts: don't be an idiot and click that link. This is going to explode your whole computer and all your money will be wiped out in two hours and sent to South Africa. DO. NOT. DO. IT. No one would steal YOUR stuff online. Like, you're the opposite of internet famous. You're negative internet famous.Read More
Every year since I've been blogging (which was way before Celery and the City), I have done a birthday post. And no, it's not quite my birthday so you can spare me the lukewarm sentiments. And no, I don't do this because I love birthdays, but because I think it's healthy to reflect on your life every once in a while. Like, once a year. On your birthday. So this isn't really for you, it's for me. But, since you're here, you can stay.Read More