30 Before Thirty

30 Before Thirty//List Maker Picture TakerOne benefit of having a birthday that coincides with the ending of one year and the start of another is the opportunity it presents for self-reflection. Resolutions are woven into the fabric of the season’s traditions, and I’m by no means immune.  Last year, I made the list below of things I want to do before my thirtieth birthday and I set to work crossing them off one by one.  Continue reading

The Great Cookie Poll: What Are Your Favorite Christmas Cookies?

gingerbread cookies
In case it wasn’t clear by now, I love the holidays. The decorations, the music, the movies, all the fun festivities, and, of course, the food! One of my favorite Christmas past times is making cookies and other sweet treats for the people I care about. This gives me the excuse to indulge in two of my favorite things: Christmas and baking. I also love the gift giving part of the season and, it goes without saying, gifts you can eat are the best kind. Continue reading