A New Book on My Shelf…

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I decided to take advantage of the time off and spend some time shopping. Yes, I even went shopping on Black Friday. But it was in the afternoon, and the stores weren’t any busier than a normal weekend. I was so exhausted from the food that I couldn’t bring myself to bake anything over the weekend. The Pumpkin Banana Mousse Tart was a hit for Thanksgiving, though this time around, the mousse texture wasn’t exactly there.

I had been feeling in a bit of “funk” for the last couple of weeks. I’m not sure what was causing it. But I did know something that would help me snap out of it, so to speak.

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My Year of Theater Part Two

This is the second post in the series. For Part One, please click here.

Into the Woods at New York City Center was so electric that we rode the “high” or seeing it through the rest of May and into the month of June. We didn’t return to the Great White Way until July where we celebrated my birthday by seeing what has become one of my all-time favorite productions ever.

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My Year of Theater, Part One

This post was originally supposed to be published in September, but thanks to life and theater, that didn’t happen. But I haven’t seen any additional Broadway shows since the last one written about in Part Two, so I guess it still counts!

Ever since Broadway reopened last Fall, I’ve been an active patron. Though I did not return to NYC to see a show until January of this year, I was supporting the theatrical arts since September of last year. This is the first of two posts where I discuss all of the shows I’ve seen between September 2021 and September 2022.

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A Return to Baking

Last weekend, I hung up the headset for the final time. The show I have given my life to for the better part of October played its final performance on Sunday. This show taught me a lot about myself, stage management, and theater. Even though the schedule is grueling and I lack sleep during the performance weekends, I always end up looking back on these experiences with nostalgia and joy.

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August 2022 Round Up

As August comes to a close, I find myself sitting at the keyboard trying to form this post. You would think that for a month where I didn’t have a lot to say, it would be easy to compile a recap. That isn’t always the case. Today is one of those days.

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It’s Been a Crazy Time!

I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since my last blog post. I guess I did mean it when I said I won’t be blogging as much over the next two months due to the rehearsal schedule for the show I’m working on.

But I had today off from work, so I did some things around the house and had some time for a quick blog post!

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The End of Summer is Near

As we enter the middle of August, I often find myself reflecting on how quickly summer always seems to pass. Unofficially, summer begins on Memorial Day. Officially, it begins between June 20th and 22nd. But, for me, summer begins on my birthday which is in the first week of June. And even though it has no baring, I always associate the Fourth of July with the halfway point of summer.

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How Do I Save Money as a Blogger?

For the last few months, prices have been increasing on many goods and services. Gas prices were nearly $5 a gallon in my state (even with a tax holiday). Grocery prices went up. Even yarn and other crafty materials became more expensive. So you may be wondering how I continue to blog regularly when the majority of the content is about food that I make and crafts that I’m working on.

This week, I thought I write a post about I was able to cut some costs and actively maintain the blog. While I’m sure none of these tips are earth shattering, I thought they may help someone feel “seen” or like “It’s not just me.”

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An Almost Mid-Summer Update

I can hardly believe that it is almost the middle of July! The summer has just been flying by. Since it’s summer, I don’t like to turn the oven very much (or even at all) which is why the baking posts have been almost non-existent for the last couple of weeks. Not to mention I’ve personally been busy with a lot of different activities and trips into Manhattan.

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The Crochet Diaries June 2022

It’s been quite a crafty month for me. Though I did do some baking in June, I’d have to say that I think I made the most progress on my crochet projects. I’ve also started a new one that is working up much quicker than I expected.

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