Evolution of a Crochet Cupcake

In case anyone was wondering, cupcakes have still not lost their hypnotic appeal, and are as popular as ever. Even arts and crafts have become dedicated to whipping out these tasty-looking treats. When I began (furiously) crocheting again, I came across several too cute patterns for cupcakes and had to replicate them immediately. However, crocheting […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

On a summer visit last year to the city of Rochester, NY, I visited the City Hall building, as I had heard it was renowned for its architecture. I was not disappointed. The atrium is open to several floors, where all of the offices and even Council Chambers are situated. Though I was limited in […]

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10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

Originally posted on wellfesto:
Mid-way through a recent group exercise class, the teacher lost me.  She didn’t lose me because of some complicated step sequence or insanely long set of burpees; I mentally checked out because of a few words she kept saying over and over.  “Come on!  Get that body ready for your winter…

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Sitting Down in the Gown

Last week, I traversed the plains of Illinois and arrived at the threshold (or “Gateway”) of the west in my fair hometown of St. Louis to shop for a wedding dress. Due to some circumstances not under my control, I was not able to choose to have my wedding in St. Louis, so the next […]

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Zoe Recommends: Dash and Bella Chocolate Chip Cookies

I know it’s a new year and some of us are three weeks into a new health regime. If you’re on any kind of kick where a delicious cookie would “ruin” anything, just pass this post right on by. However, if you’re like me and still try the occasional “best ever” chocolate chip cookie recipe, […]

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New Goals, New Projects, and a Big Old Tangent

Why hello! Happy 2014! I hope you all had lovely holiday seasons. I sure did. Believe it or not, I have done a lot of contemplating about writing in the last two months, though it hasn’t (yet) translated to more posts. Here’s a quick recap on what 2013 ended up being for me: A less […]

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I Want a Valium for Thanksgiving, Charlie Brown.

My job can be quite stressful. It can therefore keep me away from blogging for lengthy periods of time, especially when there are deadlines right before a long holiday weekend. Like this week! When at last this long-but-short week came to an end, the relief was palpable. I could finally, completely, head-to-toe relax, even if […]

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Thirties Equals Skin Changes. Apparently.

Welcome to another edition of The Thirties Series, as I’m haphazardly calling it. I’ve previously written about my reactions to being in my thirties here and here, in case you want to catch up. I’ve even written about a previous epiphany I thought I’d had about the right skincare products for me. As evidenced by […]

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