My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean

When it comes to clothes, I often overpack. Anyone else, too? How many shirts do I need? What if I ruin my pants? Is an extra 5 pairs of underwear enough? Will I need this jacket? Let’s get down to it. Packing is hard. Especially when you’re excited. (and when your cat really really wantsContinue reading “My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean”

How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has become quite trendy, as you can find it in most of the coffee shops around small towns and cities. If you’re an avocado lover, it makes a great breakfast. I love to make toast at home in the mornings, and sometimes I’ll have a sunny-side-up egg or two along with it (yolkContinue reading “How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast”

Enjoyable, Fun & Follow-Along Workouts to do at Home!

“What’s up [gym] addicts?” is the one-line opener for all of Studio by Jamie‘s videos. Just hearing that sound takes me back to quarantine days in Florence, Italy. While the window view was amazing out of my bedroom, I think the only thing keeping me sane AND giving me something to look forward to wasContinue reading “Enjoyable, Fun & Follow-Along Workouts to do at Home!”

A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share

Wondering how to make the kids eat their veggies? No, seriously, this recipe is so tasty and it doesn’t even taste like you’re eating a whole zucchini. I LOVE a homemade pesto sauce! I put this sauce on spaghetti and added a couple sautéed, sweet grape tomatoes. Pair it with some white wine and you’veContinue reading “A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share”

A Day Trip to Lake Placid: Winter Itinerary

Lake Placid is a gorgeous and historic place for a winter escape. If you’re lucky enough to live close to the lake, take advantage of the rich history, outdoor attractions and stunning lakeside views during the winter season. The town of Lake Placid hosted the Winter Olympics of 1980, after its first time hosting theContinue reading “A Day Trip to Lake Placid: Winter Itinerary”

5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers

Looking to eat healthily but don’t want to give up pasta? You don’t have to. One of my biggest problems with “diet culture” is that you DON’T NEED TO CUT OUT FOODS. The key is eating them in MODERATION! It’s about building a lifestyle that suits you, not making one that seems so unrealistic (andContinue reading “5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers”

My New Year’s Resolutions to Bring into 2022

Going into a new year gives us a reason to evaluate our current lifestyle, whether that’s eating habits, mental health awareness, hobbies, career choices or relationships with friends and significant others. There are lots of ways to look at a New Year’s resolution. It doesn’t have to be something that seem so out of reach!Continue reading “My New Year’s Resolutions to Bring into 2022”

All the After-Christmas Holiday Deals You Can’t Miss

Didn’t get everything on your wish list? Still needing to pick up gifts for family you’re seeing for New Year’s? Or maybe you have some extra holiday cash and love to shop – either way, there are tons of deals floating around since Christmas has already passed. Stay cozy in your slippers and oversized teeContinue reading “All the After-Christmas Holiday Deals You Can’t Miss”

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season

Between Christmas and New Year celebrations, there are lots of opportunities to bake something sweet for family and friends. You don’t have to be a pro baker to make these warm treats! From cookies to crescent rolls and other creative desserts, try out one of these recipes that I recommend. Here are some of myContinue reading “A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season”

Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table

Raise your hand if mashed potatoes are your favorite comfort food… *raises hand* I love Thanksgiving, and not just because it’s my birthday (woot woot)! From mashed potatoes to butternut squash bisque to your grandmother’s special stuffing, this holiday really is tied together with warm foods (and family time). Here are a few yummy recipesContinue reading “Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table”