books I read in December

There's a candle company based out of my circus school, and the owner is one of the nicest people I've ever met. It's also brilliant to have a candle company in a gym, because it always smells like apples or vanilla or pine trees, instead of feet and sweat. Anyway, the candle company's busiest season … Continue reading books I read in December

books I read in November

On one hand, I can't believe the year is almost over. On the other hand, I started making gingerbread and finished all my Christmas shopping weeks ago. Books I read in November: Rich People Problems, by Kevin Kwan I just can't help myself. It's so bad but so good. The Night Gardener, by Jonathan Auxier … Continue reading books I read in November

almond brittle in blue bowl

dance your heart out

I've been watching a lot of dance videos on YouTube to get ideas for movements and music to perform circus to. Because of that, I've been watching a lot of kids' hip hop dance competitions. These kids are incredible. One video I watched was with this amazing little black girl. She must have been about … Continue reading dance your heart out

vegan gingerbread reindeer

write write write write write

Sometimes it takes a while for my brain to settle into writing mode. Back when my blog was my only reason to write (with the limited intended audience of only my future now-where-did-I-leave-that-recipe self and my mom (Hi Mom!)), it wasn’t a big deal to have writer’s block. Eventually I’d hit a creative high and churn … Continue reading write write write write write

jellybeans decorated gingerbread house

house building // home building

I fell off the wagon again. I apologize. For about a month there, I was working 60 hours a week, and desperately trying to complete my final project for my Editing Certificate. All I was doing in the kitchen was boiling water for fluorescent chicken noodle soup and earl grey tea, in combination with grabbing … Continue reading house building // home building

wake me up in 2020

Like half of America and 99.7% of the people I follow on Facebook, I am shocked and disheartened and confused about the results of the US election. I don't want to make this a thought piece on what it means (to me, or to the world, or about the state of the union) that Trump … Continue reading wake me up in 2020