The 30-something’s guide to music festivals

As I've gotten older there are a number of things that I don't seem to enjoy as much as I did in my younger days. Don't get me wrong, I like to have a good time - but drinking till dawn ain't my thing anymore. Then there are those activities that fall within a transitional phase. This is where music festivals come in. I love me some live music; whether it's outdoors at a small restaurant, at a Continue Reading

Self-yess: Day One

I am a full blown people-pleaser. I truly get a lot of joy from making other people happy - but after an extended period of self neglect, I find myself needing to expend a bit more energy on myself. That said, I have officially initiated a mission to be a bit more 'self-yess' as opposed to 'selfless'. I'm not saying everyone should be selfish all the time, and most of us don't have that luxury Continue Reading

My recent balancing act

You've probably already realized this but I, in fact, am not perfect. I can't always do it all -- much to my dismay. I've had to pick and choose what to spend my time on over these past six months as I prepared for what I found to be a challenging standardized investment exam. That meant fewer dinners out with the girls, less hours logged at barre class and a lot less time on the Continue Reading

Pancakes & PJs – tricks of the trade

Weekend mornings are so much better with pancakes in pjs. I made pumpkin pancakes this morning and thought I'd share just a couple simple things I do to make it an efficient and tasty experience. First off, using a double burner griddle makes the process much quicker for your hungry family to enjoy. My dad always had a pan like this when I was growing up to make pancakes for my brother and Continue Reading