This recipe initially started out as a copycat attempt of Conchiglie alla Sarda, one of our favorite dishes from Topo Gigio - a small, neighborhood Italian restaurant in Chicago. IYKYK. And if you don't know, it's Italian sausage in a tomato cream sauce over shell pasta. Simply amazing. Anyways, we were desperate to recreate it after we moved to Chicago and "made up" this recipe in the process. Click here for the full recipe!
I'm 24 weeks pregnant today and my regular jeans no longer fit so I recently started ordering a bunch of maternity jeans to figure out which I like best. They range in price from under $50 to almost $200 and I was pretty surprised with the results so I wanted to share in case anyone is in a similar situation. Click in to see which maternity jeans were my favorite!
Around this time of year I always get stir crazy for a beach vacation. This year is no different but between COVID and being pregnant, I'm not sure it's in the cards for us [though I haven't given up hope quite yet]. In lieu of an actual trip to plan or shop for, I've resorted to making style guides with everything I would be packing for a warm weather destination this spring. Click here for more spring break style inspo!
I'm pretty torn on my opinion about Daisy Jones & The Six. On the one hand, I thought the interview style writing by Jenkins Reid is original and refreshing. I think she did a brilliant job telling a compelling story from multiple perspectives in a way that really brings the narrative to life. Click in to see how many stars I gave this book!
Lunar New Year, Galentine's Day, Valentine's Day, President's Day - there's so much to celebrate this weekend and the sales are amazing so I rounded up some of the best deals, recent purchases and favorite finds for you all! Definitely feels like a 'treat yourself' type of weekend. I know I will be. Click in for a full roundup of this weekend's sales!
Overall, I most enjoyed hearing the perspective from French wine country during WWII. Even though this book is fiction and the characters are made up, there was still quite a few real facts and events depicted throughout. As someone who loves historical fiction, specifically the WWII era, I sometimes forget the part France played in the war so this was a nice change. Click in to continue reading my review!
Who's excited for Super Bowl Sunday?! We have no loyalty to either team but are both big football fans so we'll definitely be tuning in. Honestly though, I think the best part about Super Bowl Sunday are the commercials and the food! We're not going anywhere this year but in the past, the food spread has always been a big incentive for me to attend Super Bowl watch parties.
It's hard to believe we're coming up on the one year anniversary of all the COVID stay-at-home advisories. It's been a weird year for sure but not all entirely bad. We've saved money, tried tons of new recipes, completed a bunch of home renovation/organization projects, started reading again, witnessed all of Palmer's developmental milestones and growth firsthand and spent tons of time together as a family. Of course not all of it has been 'quality time.' Continue reading for 10+ game ideas perfect for only two people.
This year my goal is to finally put some art on our walls! Currently, I'm drawn to neutral, abstract pieces on a framed canvas or vintage portraits and sketches. Over the last few years, I've start saving pictures of art/artists I like and so I figured I'd share some of the inspiration I'm pulling from as I embark on this project. Continue reading to see my curated picks!