Our Gallery Wall

September 7, 2018
modern gallery wall

My husband and I recently installed a gallery wall in our living room, and I thought I’d share because it ended up being a pretty intricate process! It started with our vintage Manhattan print. We bought a map of Manhattan and framed it so we could use it to plan our trips into the city. (We used this frame from Target and a 10×13 mat from Michaels.) It looked awesome, but it definitely wasn’t enough to stand on its own above our…

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Learning to Make Croissants with Mille-Feuille Bakery

September 4, 2018
baking authentic french croissants

I recently had the pleasure of attending a fun croissant making class at Mille-Feuille Bakery in Greenwich Village, and I wanted to tell you all about it! I knew when Nate and I moved to the area that I would want to take advantage of all of the wonderful bakeries that would be nearby in the city. Mille-Feuille is one of them. It’s your classic French bakery complete with croissants, macarons, baguette, mille-feuilles, tarts, and more. I was stoked when…

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We Moved to New Jersey!

August 27, 2018
new york city skyline

Well that was a crazy couple of months! My husband and I moved from our house in Maine this past June because he got assigned to do rotations here in Jersey City for his third year of med school. So, two U-Hauls, one storage unit, countless car breakdowns, and four mechanics later, here we are in Jersey City! It’s only been about a month, but we love it so far. We’re about a ten minute walk from a light rail…

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5 Ways to Perfect Your French Pronunciation (with Video!)

May 13, 2018
5 french pronunciation tips

Photo by Ilnur Kalimullin on Unsplash You know how as a blogger you can have that one random blog post that goes viral? That one post that is way more popular than anything else you’ve written? I kind of have one of those. It’s this post called The 25 Most Useful French Phrases I Learned While Studying in France. I wrote it off the cuff thinking maybe it would be useful to someone, and then it got a lot more attention than I ever…

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7 Must-Have Kitchen Utensils for Cupcake Bakers

March 7, 2018
baking utensils

I get a lot of questions about which kitchen utensils I prefer when baking, so today I thought I’d share my “top 7 baking utensils.” This list applies most specifically to baking cupcakes, but I think anyone who enjoys baking could benefit from this list. Why 7? Because that happened to be how many items I strongly recommend, that’s why 😉 This is not a definitive list by any means, but these are definitely the things that I love and…

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Coconut Mango Chia Granola

February 18, 2018
coconut mango chia granola

I’ve had the ingredients for this granola sitting in my pantry for weeks, and I finally found the time to make it! Putting this recipe together was simple because I just tweaked my basic chunky granola recipe from a few posts back. Nothing to it! A couple people have asked me how I usually eat granola. I honestly just eat it kind of like cereal, using just a little almond milk. Buuuut I’ve also found that it tastes great on…

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