We finally did it. We broke down and gave into the Instapot craze. It always seemed like a fad that would just go away, but about two years after the craze, they’re still selling like hotcakes. And Jake couldn’t take it anymore. He claimed he was the only one at work without one. So under… Read More Instapot Southwestern Chicken Stew
Sometimes I am a procrastinator. There. I said it. But you know what? That’s okay. At least I’m trying to let it be okay. One day I’ll write weekly posts and never forget to send birthday cards and post all my photos on time and read all the books and make only the healthiest of… Read More Thanksgiving Throwbacks
Things have been in a rapid state of change for the last year, and especially the last month. And you know what? It’s been pretty great. Last week marked one month since I started a new job in Seattle, which is very different than my previous one working from the Midwest out of Kansas… Read More Been Talkin’ About the Way Things Change
It’s March! I keep on hoping for spring to just pop-up anytime now, so I’m trying to get into the spirit of lessening the heavy winter food, clothes, all of it. It’s still pretty chilly here in Seattle, but flowers are beginning to bud anyway and that’s always a good sign. For a litter healthier vibe… Read More Clean Spring Bars You Can Eat
At Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters in the Crossroads District of downtown Kansas City, go for the coffee, but stay for the cocktails. When I was there recently sitting at the bar, I watched the bartender making a delicately beautiful drink, so of course I had to ask him what it was. Turns out it was… Read More Move Over Saint Valentine, St. Germain Is My Valentine
It’s almost Valentine’s day aka the commercial holiday that surrounds large masses of chocolate. (That’s my jaded valentine side talking.) I’m not going lie and say that I only want chocolate in February. I basically always want it. Enter: chocolate cake for one. I had been looking for a mug cake recipe online that didn’t… Read More Mug Life: “healthy” chocolate cake
I’ve been in Kansas City a week! It doesn’t quite feel like home yet, partly because I haven’t found a place to live, but I”m working on it. In a week I’ve acclimated more than I thought I would, but there have been some major pangs of missing Memphis. Sometimes change is hard, right? Right.… Read More Birthday week is here!
It’s here. My last day as a Memphian. I’ve been writing this post days before I even knew I was officially leaving because I wanted my Memphis eulogy to be perfect. After a couple weeks of jotting down stuff, it finally struck me that it’s Memphis. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even when the… Read More I’ve set my sights on where I’m going, and my goodbyes on where I’ve been… Memphis
I am moving soon (in 9 days to be exact), but I’ve been in Memphis long enough for it to be in my blood. I will never not feel like a Memphian. This place is like no other, it doesn’t matter if you weren’t born here, what state you’re from, or where you’re going.… Read More Mandy Does Memphis
I’ve never had a summer that I didn’t want to hold onto until I could milk every last warm drop out of it. Sunsets, produce, nights out, road trips… they all just seem to be better in the summer. I’m not hating on the other seasons, I actually like having all 4, the impending change… Read More Summer isn’t over yet, quit talking about it like that. The peach cobbler can hear you.