June, Going So Soon?

Alright friends, I think you can tell by the lack of posts lately that June has been a really hectic month.  How is it over already?  I didn’t get any of the posts up I wanted to.  I only read one book!

The good thing is, I took a lot of lovely photos that I’ll share with you now.


[1] If you’ve never walked around the Kendall area of Cambridge, I suggest you do. [2] Cookie Monstah’s red velvet cookies are my jam. [3] We visited Quincy Quarries! [4] We took our engagement photos!  More on this to come.  [5] I fell in love with orange kalanchoe. [6] Our indoor garden grew! [7] #SailBoston did not disappoint!  [8] We went to one of my favorite places: Watch Hill, Rhode Island. [9] Summer blooms were around in full force!

I do have a backlog list of posts and videos that I promise will be coming your way soon!  For now, enjoy your Fourth of July holidays!

Pumpkin Everything

We totally didn’t mean to make only orange foods this weekend… it was just a thing that happened.  Seriously, watch my baking boyfriend make this adorable pumpkin dinner rolls, then comment for the recipe, ’cause I know you want it for your Thanksgiving spread!

Au Revoir, April

The amount of instagrams I post in a given month is directly proportional to how much fun I had.  April started out with a big surprise and the whole month has been shaky and confusing.  The weather has made major improvements, though it’s been cool this week!  Mostly, I made myself feel better my buying myself a lot of things.  You’ll notice that in April’s instas:


[1] April started out with Easter weekend!  Here’s my dad grating so parmesan for our Italian holiday. [2] I picked up a couple of the Real Techniques Bold Metals Collection brushes on my first trip to Ulta.  I’ve been loving them! [3] My Colour Pop Cosmetics order arrived and this color, Julep, has become my absolute favorite! [4] I spent some quality time in my favorite place, bed, with my favorite companion, Netflix. [5] I felt my cutest this day I went to Foxwoods to see Iliza Shlesinger. [6] I ate a lot of cookies, which should come as a surprise to no one. These were slice and bakes when I was young, but now you just pop ‘em in the oven! [7] I picked up this lovely rose gold bracelet from Kate Spade on a Trip to Wrentham Outlets with Elissa of Style Wire. [8] I bit the bullet and bought the perfume I’ve been wanting for years– Viktor & Rolf’s Flowerbomb.  It reminds me of Paris! [9] The best thing ever happened to Downtown Crossing: Roche Bros. Supermarket!

Yesterday’s Justin Timberlake memes encouraged me (you know what I’m talking about!) that May is going to be a good one.

Have a great weekend, loves.

❤ nc

Pumpkin Everything

Hey, it’s October!  As of yesterday.  Wow, that was fast.  Anyway, I ate something delicious last week and I wanted to share it with you.  Today, it’s a Foodie Diary: Pumpkin Spice Chobani Greek Yogurt.


Okay, I’m a big fan of Chobani.  I have called in the King of Greek Yogurts.  I am an even bigger fan of pumpkin.  I am that girl drinking her PSL, (that’s pumpkin spice latte, if you’re new,) eating pumpkin munchkins, (and those are donut holes, if you’re not from my region,) and trying make as many things with pumpkin in them as humanly possible– pies, tortellini, waffles, name it.  Girls like me get a lot of flack for this, and sometimes we deserve it.  When I stumbled across this pumpkin spice greek yogurt, I immediately knew I’d have to try it.

In spite of my immediate attraction to this pumpkin treat, I had major reservations.  I’m used to opening up a yogurt and having to mix it up; it never looks pretty.  Usually, you have to combine the fruit and yogurt before eating to make it more delicious.  I wasn’t expecting the light orange yogurt that greeted me.  I’m glad I didn’t have to mix up pumpkin chunks, though!

The first bite was weird, because again, I’m not really sure what I was expecting, but the aftertaste was immediately delicious.  I pretty much inhaled this yogurt!  It’s not an artificial taste.  It’s very pumpkin pie meets greek yogurt, and I highly recommend it!

Since it’s limited batch, I went back to the supermarket last weekend to grab a few more– I had only bought one since I just wanted to try it.  Sadly, there weren’t any left!  I’ve heard the limited batch is supposed to run through the end of the year, so you can bet I’ll be checking back!

If you’re a pumpkin fan and you see this in stores– grab it!  Grab a few!

I’ve also ventured into the Pumpkin Spice flavored Milano cookies, which taste good, but kind of remind me of candles…

I’m, of course, looking for more pumpkin things to eat.  Recommendations?!