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Blog Worthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blog Worthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A few weeks ago, I was sent an article detailing different methods to make the best chocolate chip cookies, and was informally challenged to try making some of the recipes listed to see how the scientifically proven best chocolate chip cookies stacked up against other recipes. Before I had a chance to bake any cookies […]


Sometimes It’s Better to Just Fall

Sometimes It’s Better to Just Fall

Bicycling has become one of my favorite ways to stay active and exercise, and most weeks I can manage to get in 3-5 bike rides around the park (when it’s not 1 million degrees with 100% humidity outside). The bike path that loops around the park is roughly 6 miles long, well maintained, and a very […]


On Your Left!

Summer is officially here, and with the warm weather I’ve been able to get my bike out a lot lately for solo excursions around the park. Feeling the wind flowing over your hot skin while cruising down a hill after a tough climb is one of my favorite parts of cycling, and the added perk […]


Yes, Please: Pimp My Game!

Hodor had to inspect the new fancy meeples.

At this point, I don’t think it’s news to anyone that I love playing board games, and a recent acquisition to my collection has sparked tonight’s post. A couple of weekends ago I was at a local game convention (Geekway to the West), and on the last day I decided to purchase one of the […]


The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

Fact 1: St. Louis is a great place to watch live theater performances, with venues such as the Fabulous Fox and the Muny. Fact 2: Experiencing a live Broadway show on Broadway was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had (and lets me check an item off my Bucket List). When planning my trip to visit […]


Gen Con 2013

Some games were on display in a jumbo size, which I loved seeing!

This past weekend, I was fortunate enough to take a trip out to Indianapolis and attend Gen Con (the best four days in gaming) with some friends. It was my first big convention, so going into the trip, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I knew there would be a lot of people in […]


A New 60 Day Challenge

A few months ago I decided to challenge myself to finish a novel I had started a while back. I set a deadline of 60ish days, and had high hopes that not only would I finish, but that I would finish early. Unfortunately, I lost steam after the first couple of days, and then suffered […]


The Little Kickstarter That Could

The Little Kickstarter That Could

For about the last month I’ve spent a lot of my free time at work (and free time outside of work) monitoring a current Kickstarter campaign that my friend (and fellow blogger) Jamey is running to fund the second board game from Stonemaier Games. Despite my best intentions everyday to not log into Kickstarter, I […]


Kitchen Experiment: Root Beer “Float” Cupcakes

Kitchen Experiment: Root Beer “Float” Cupcakes

One of my all-time favorite desserts/special treat is the classic root beer float. I don’t know if it’s because of the creamy texture of the ice cream mixed with the slight bite of the root beer soda, but very rarely will I turn down the offer for a float. Whenever I plan to stay in […]


Ticket to Ride

Wednesdays are usually one of my favorite days of the week, because not only is it my regular mid-week day off (with the exception of this week), but it is also the one day every week when I know I’ll be able to spend some time with friends playing board games. I’m still a newbie […]


A Few of My Favorite Blogs

Everyday, one of the first things I do after checking my email and Facebook for new messages is to meander over to my trusty reader and see what new entries have been posted in the various blogs I’ve started following. Mixed in amongst the techie ones I’ve been aware of and have read daily for […]


Why We Write… Or Rather Why I Write

When I started this blog, I had no idea what direction it would take, or if I’d even enjoy writing on a consistent basis to keep going. Most of the time I’m still not sure what I want to get out of sharing my musings with the world, but just knowing that someone out there […]


In Over My Head?

In Over My Head?

Over the weekend, I decided to start (and planned on finishing) a simple art project that I could actually hang on my walls. I already had most of the supplies needed on hand, thanks to a friend who gave me a stack of old magazines a few months ago, and some leftover paint from other […]


Yes, Please: Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

Yes, Please: Peanut Butter Brownie Cupcakes

In an effort to make my diet a little healthier, I decided to cut back a little on my baking projects, and haven’t made anything too decadent in a couple of weeks. I hadn’t really missed the sugary goodness of cupcakes or cookies until last week, when my friend Lauren introduced me to a brownie/cupcake […]


An App I’m Excited About: One Second Everyday

Several weeks ago an upcoming app caught my attention on Kickstarter, and before I’d even finished scanning the project page or watching the video, I was hooked and decided to back it. The purpose of this app is for lack of a better word, brilliant– using your existing smartphone camera (right now only the iPhone […]


Yes, Please: Finding a Book You Can’t Put Down

I may have mentioned this a time or two before, but one of my favorite hobbies is reading– especially when the book is so good that I don’t want to put it down. When I was a kid, my reading habits were something of legend around my neighborhood, as I would often stay up reading […]


Cinematic Choices

Over the years, I’ve noticed a change in not only my taste in genre of movies, but also a preference for theaters and time of day to visit. Just a few years ago, I would have said the only “good” time to see a movie is on a weekend night– the same time the rest […]


The Lion King

Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved musicals. Back then, my favorite was “Meet Me in St. Louis,” which might be a little cliché, as I grew up just across the river from the city, but something about the singing and dancing has always captured my attention and my heart. During college, […]


Foursquare: Adding a New Venue

A few weeks ago I finally decided to go ahead and set up my Foursquare account, and start using the app. Part of my reasoning for using this handy program is to track places I’ve eaten, so I can add them to my restaurant mapping guide I mentioned a while back. So far, I’ve visited […]


The Great Hot Dog Quest

Earlier today I attended a baseball game on what was probably one of the hottest days of the year. Despite the intense heat, the game a lot of fun and I definitely made some new memories while at the stadium. Since I went with a pretty big group of people, I didn’t really watch much […]


Great Ideas: Restaurant Map/Interactive App

I came up with what I think is a pretty great idea earlier in the day, and I really hope it doesn’t already exist– then I’d probably feel a little silly. While sitting at dinner (at a restaurant I’d never been to before) with friends earlier tonight, it struck me that while there are a […]


Movie Confessions

Today’s entry is inspired by a conversation I had with several co-workers the other day during some down time at work. Lately, I’ve been trying to catch up on movies I’ve missed, and have visited movie theaters more often than usual because so many good films have come out (and are still coming) this year. […]


App of the Week: Logos Quiz Game

Over the weekend a friend introduced me to a new app for my phone which has been more than a little addicting since downloading it. I hadn’t downloaded anything new in quite a while, as I usually get tired of games after a couple of days, but took a chance on the Logos Quiz Game. […]


Thrift Store Treasure

Over the years, I’ve learned that thrift stores can be fun to visit, and have even found some interesting things while browsing. I am by no means an expert on finding the best deals/items at these places- my Grandma Rose and older sister Melanie are the reigning thrift store pros in my family, but I […]


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