On Silver Linings and Natural Disasters:

Well, reader – there’s no pretty way to put the veritable WTF nightmare we’ve been living through – so let’s just get it out there! 

Our beautiful little home with it’s beautiful new roof and floors had a bit of a tumble. And by that I mean, there was a storm and water flooded the entire main floor – through the light fixtures, and an eventual ceiling collapse! YAY! (Said no one ever.) 

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We Bought A House!

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I cannot tell you how long I’ve wanted to make this post, but I’ll be honest – there’s been very rare moments over the last few months that I haven’t been covered in paint, charging our power tools, or scouring every corner of the internet for the most perfect vintage furniture.. so it’s had to wait!

Here’s what you need to know:

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The Energy of 2021 : Frivolity as Self Care

Martini The Drag Dog, sporting daisy sparkle sunglasses on a navy velvet tufted sofa.
(Okay – give me *one* second to be a proud dog mom and declare the obvious. Martini (The Drag Dog™️) is the superstar fur diva of the world and you CANNOT tell me otherwise. This has been a totally unbiased review. 😉)

Anyway, back to the post! Like the title says – I’m officially declaring 2021 as the year of *fun*. Safe, masked, socially distant, blah-blah-blah dystopia compliant fun – but fun no less. More feather boas, more glitter, and so much more more – because as we creep up on a year of this madness, it’s the only shot I  have at sanity. 

With that in mind, here’s my completely ridiculous bucket list while I wait my turn for vaccination:
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There’s a New Green Goddess in Town : Fresh Salsa Verde in Minutes

Unwrapped tomatillos being prepared for salsa verde. Don’t be alarmed – yours truly hasn’t turned into an overnight food blogger.

But seeing as this blog is meant to hold the everyday chronicles of my life, I’d be remiss not to include this mind-blowingly simple and entirely delicious fridge staple that comes together in less than ten minutes.

It’s my hastily written love letter to of all the unbelievable street tacos served with salsa verde cruda (IE: “raw” salsa verde)  I so dearly miss in Houston, and it’s pretty much perfect on everything. Vamonos!

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On Saturn returns, astrology saving us all, and new starts:

I have a not-so-secret confession to make : I am 1000% the girl who’ll look up your birth chart within ten minutes of meeting you, and as such – have learned my fair share about basic astrology in my 20s. (Usually after hours with a martini in hand, but I digress!)

While I usually use this info to help, inquire, or flat out read – today I’m utilizing it for something much more necessary for this bleak ass year : hope.

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Homemade Pasta Chronicles : Orecchiette in 5 steps

Am I the only one gooped and gagged that carbs have made the comeback of a lifetime in quarantine?

It makes sense, I guess. It’s cheap, it’s filling, and more than anything.. comforting in a time of mass uncertainty while we watch the world burn/heal/etc. It’s fucking crazy, y’all. But you know what’s crazy.. good? Pasta. Fresh, homemade pasta.

I’m here to show you how quickly and easily this little culinary escape can be yours:

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Love & Routine In The Age of COVID-19

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Listen, y’all – we’re in a shithole dumpster fire era that we’ll look back on as our ‘Great Depression”. It’s insanity – I refuse to try and wrap my head around it, and am staying the hell home at all costs unless the end-of-times supply of wine I bought runs out (priorities). This being said, we’ve gotta try and find some joy and normalcy amongst the madness.

Here’s my best tips to do so, chilled glass of Rosé firmly in hand:

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Navigating Pet Friendly New Orleans with @martinithedragdog : An Incomplete Overview

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Well, we did it! We ate, drank, and explored the best of NOLA with our little diva and relative ease.

To be honest, I’m shocked – Martini’s personality is unpredictable at best and he doesn’t exactly love strangers. This was definitely a social experiment and parenting test and I’m happy to report, we passed with flying colors! But you know, kind of in that fluke way that you ace a test in middle school – with zero studying and the magic of your subconscious that retained info while you were half napping in class.

Here’s what we got up to:

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