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Star Trek 50th Anniversary Event at the Smithsonian

This event was nearly two weeks ago, and I haven’t posted about it yet because I don’t know where to start. It’s hard to encompass what Star Trek…

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Flying Dog Beer Brinner at Alexandra’s American Fusion

{So I’m a slacker who didn’t get to this post until more than three months after the event. BUT, it’s just in time for you to make reservations…

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Pumpkin Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles

Fall whispered in my ear the other day. The humidity broke just enough to make a walk outside bearable. The direction of the light shifted ever so slightly….

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BB’s First Steps

{As I told you last week, we’ve started a Bread Baby. I’ve been chronicling her first steps on Instagram, but wanted to give you an update here on…

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We’re having a (bread) baby: Day one

{Unlike most first-time parents, I don’t have a lot of pictures of baby’s first day, since I mostly used Instagram Stories to document its birth and I forgot…

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Beans, Beans

…they’re good for your heart. The more you eat, the more you … start doing things we’re not going to talk about. Except we are. Before Joe and I…

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Peach Basil Gin Gimlets

I have a distinct childhood memory of biting into a juicy red apple, only to see a worm inside—actually, it was worse than that, because it was half of a…

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Making Up Me

I was 30 years old when my mother joined Mary Kay. She drank the pink Kool-Aid with gusto. She talked endlessly about it. For months, she tried to…

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29 Thoughts I Had While Reading Vogue for the First Time

A month or two ago, I received an issue of SHAPE magazine in the mail. I thought it must have been a free trial issue or something, because I…

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Because I painted a room

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “The Feminism got her.” You’re thinking that I’m trapped under a drop cloth, pinned to the ground by a gallon of…

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Taking on: Paint (or, acknowledging that I’m the worst feminist EVER)

Seriously. I think I may be the worst feminist in the history of feminism. Sure, I talk the talk: Leave my body alone! Equal pay for equal work!…

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Chew your bourbon: An event at Centre Park Grill

Aemon’s wearing a button up shirt with tiny blue flowers on it; it’s a delicately charming juxtaposition to the colorful tattoos that run the length of both of…

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The day I watched a 12-second video of Ashley Graham and bought three bikinis

The top three inches of my thighs haven’t seen the light of day for 15 years. In May of 2001, my BFF Heather got married to a beautiful Frenchman…

One Pot Sesame Ginger Pasta

Even though I work from home now, I still like to find (and create!) recipes that are quick and easy. I am absolutely fascinated with the idea of…

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I Heart Robinson Nature Center

Robinson Nature Center‘s been open for almost five years, and all it took was the promise of chocolate all over my hands and wine coating my tongue to get…