this or that.

this or that.

I do declare, I am all aboard the shawl/poncho train this season. Lucky for me, Target has some amazing deals--the TOMS poncho that comes out on November 16th is $28, while the Faribault version is a respectable $59.99. Decisions, decisions...I might have to get both!


sriracha fried rice egg bowl.

I really love cooking elaborate dinners, but most weeknights, it's not in the cards. By the time I get home from work I'm starving and looking for something quick and easy to make so I can focus on the important things, like reality television.

When I did my sister trip to Chicago last year, Mer and I had a delicious brunch at Sable and I fell in love with their Ginger-Scallion Brown Fried Rice and Eggs. Although my version is slightly different, it makes for a quick, filling (and healthy) option for weeknights.

What you do (super serious directions):

  • If I have them on hand, I'll cut up some sweet potatoes, drizzle them with olive oil/season with salt and pepper and roast at 400 degrees for 20-30 minutes (flipping them once halfway). 
  • As they finish baking, I cook up some Trader Joe's frozen vegetable fried rice (adding some ginger) and fry an egg in some butter. 
  • Once everything is hot and ready, I'll assemble the bowl and drizzle sriracha and then...dinner is served!


life lately: fall edition.

I really didn't mean to disappear the last couple of weeks--things have been a little crazy. Between traveling for work and a rather packed social schedule, my creative computer time has been seriously lacking.

{I also have something pretty major (may-juh) in the works--keeping a tight lid for now, but November has the potential for something huge. Are you intrigued? Good.}

So, here's what I've been up to as of late:

{left to right, top to bottom}

  • MET and I spent a lovely, rainy weekend in Kennebunkport. We enjoyed the foggy coastline and copious amounts of beverages.
  • I've completely fallen off the workout train and thought that maybe setting my alarm to "self-shaming" mode would be a motivator. It didn't work.
  • I had a wonderful time in upstate NY with my college friend N--it was so much fun to catch up, and her little ones are an absolute riot.
  • MET and I also ventured to western Mass. for a night at the Red Lion--we were definitely the youngest people in the town (it was a leaf peepers convention of sorts) but we had a great time.
  • I did a quick trip to Maine with my parents--I love it so much in the off season, and the York Reading Room is my favorite spot.  
  • I FINALLY upgraded to the 6 from the 4s. Total game changer.
  • Olive snuggles.
  • I enjoyed the fall foliage from the comfort of my couch. 
So that's that.