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Cheddar & chorizo pierogi.

If you’ve never had a pierogi, or if you don’t know what one is, the time to taste and try is now. Pierogi are filled dumplings of Eastern European origin with an indulgent potato filling. They are comforting, warm and will surely fill your stomach.


My mental shopping cart. | 4 things I need sooner, rather than later and some things I love along the way.

You know just as well as I do that it is impossible to scroll through Instagram or Pinterest without finding a list of little (or big) things you’d like to have. You know it is. Among all those beautiful photos, and well-curated versions of people, places and products you are bound to develop a little lust for some girl’s cute handbag or the perfect gallery wall. It’s only human. Well, this week these are my things. You know, the things I keep meaning to run out and pick up, or add to my Amazon shopping cart. Check out my list of this week’s most coveted products below.

LuLaRoe Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, Julia Gillhouse of LuLaRoe reached out to me in search of a collaboration. She offered to send me something from the LuLaRoe line and told me a little about the company the she is so passionate about. After checking out the brand, and gathering that one of the major focuses is achieving style and comfort without making sacrifices (also one of my major goals and inspirations when clothing myself daily) I knew I wanted to give it a try. Several of the styles available are similar to a t-shirt dress - but, with a makeover.

EASY skillet pizza.

Skillet pizza recipes are popping up everywhere on the internet. I mean, let’s be honest - pretty much everyone loves pizza, and the allure of a delicious homemade pizza is certainly attractive to most. This homemade pizza method used a cast iron skillet to achieve a perfectly cooked, fluffy crust. You're going to love it.

Bellbottoms.

I remember by first pair of bellbottoms jeans. I was young, of course. Being a child of the 90s, I spent a major portion of my elementary years being obsessed with the funky styles of the 60s and 70s. I was a hippie for several school events and Halloween nights. I had more than one lava lamp in my room, and the wider the flare on my jeans - the better. Then, as fashion trends changed and my style matured, suddenly, wearing a flare was a faux pas.I traded my bellbottoms in for skinnies and thought there would never be any looking back. What are pleasant surprise in trend to see all cuts of denim making a comeback - including the bellbottom!

The best oatmeal cookies.

Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will always make me think of being a kid. My mom used to make them for me all the time. I guess she figured I was going to eat sweets either way, so she might as well make them and add in some oats. She also made a habit out of substituting some of the sugar for apple sauce. Although I haven’t done that here, it does make for a lovely chewy cookie and is a good way to cut out some of the sugar.