Lemon Blueberry Scones
Oh sweet Jesus. Years ago, I was working a job full of horribly boring tasks and delightfully interesting people. One of these people was an intern named Maile. Maile was beautiful. Very thin and petite. She wore incredibly expensive clothes and drove a fancy car and owned a townhouse even though she was only twenty and oh YEAH, she was an unpaid intern. The clothes and car and general wealth...
Leftover Turkey Spring Rolls
In the past few months, I’ve been something of a hoarder. Not of things— please don’t call those A&E people on me— but of recipes. I collect them off websites. I buy cookbooks. I beg them off friends. Part of it is the fact that food photography makes me feel all zen, but part of it is me just liking the IDEA of cooking all these fabulous things. I think cooking for...
I got p90x last year, did one video, then let it sit on my DVD player for about six months. But then earlier this year I decided the stack of dusty workout DVDs were destroying the feng shui in my living room, so I’d best use them or get rid of them. At the time I’d just started Weight Watchers, and wanted to supplement the diet plan with a workout program. Since p90x is a full body...
You won't ever be her (and that's fine)
They’ve been doing a lot of filming in my city lately. Sadly for me, it’s movies that I can already tell are going to be bad— the new Three Stooges movie, for example, meant I had to wait for them to finish shots every time I left my house for two weeks. And then the other day, I had to take the long route to the grocery store because they were filming The Marriage Counselor,...
What's worth it?
When I was in high school, my mom got REALLY into dieting. Like, REALLY REALLY into dieting. She was forever at the gym. She was forever counting fat grams. She was excited about the ways her body was changing and didn’t understand how I couldn’t want the same thing for myself. I remember sitting with her in the car, having this conversation- Her: You just need to stop eating...
Hi there! Are you a girl? A woman? An older sister? Teacher? Horseback riding instructor? Awesome aunt? Mother? Are you any of those things to a younger girl? Or even someone your age? Then I have great news! YOU MATTER. Everything you DO matters to the girl in your life. Everything. How you style your hair. How you teach a lesson. How you explain posting a trot. Everything. You do. Matters. ...