Cold Weather & Comfort Food

One thing most people can always count on after a long or wearisome day is a meal they can make to feel better, otherwise known as comfort food. It may just be me, but I indulge in comfort food year-round, no matter if it’s the “season” for the dish. For my May birthday, I would always ask my paternal grandmother to make me her Thanksgiving … Continue reading Cold Weather & Comfort Food

Farmhouse Style Frames

About 11 years ago, I took a few art-for-non-Art-majors courses, & ever since have been shopping for & hoarding craft supplies with a fever like never before. I’ve always been a strong believer in retail therapy & have always done my part to stimulate the economy, but these classes are truly what has kept my wallet empty & my (craft) closet full. Even before that, … Continue reading Farmhouse Style Frames

Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

In all honesty, how did the internet function without Pinterest for so long? I can remember life without it, of course, like I can remember life without cell phones, Facebook, & every other social media platform ever. But, really, it is a life-saver, & also, a time-sucker; I swear, if I deleted the Pinterest app, I would get so much done… But let’s not make … Continue reading Should I try that?… I’ll let you know!

#MzRikeTries

If my sophomore English class from three years ago told me I’d end up embracing the #hashtag in my own classroom, let alone my day-to-day life, I would’ve laughed at them loudly & uncontrollably. Oh wait, that DID happen…  They have since gone on, grown, & graduated, & one could say I’ve done the same. No longer do I call that ubiquitous symbol from my … Continue reading #MzRikeTries