The barometer you didn’t know you had

What is the condition of your home telling you?

PART ONE This post began as a note scrawled to myself on a post-it: time to cook is a barometer for how well I’m taking care of myself. It was a night when, for the first time in weeks, I found enough time to enjoy putting together a big pot of goat cheese pasta for […]

Notes to my younger self

Notes to my younger self

I’m joining a bunch of other (awesome) bloggers to write Notes To My Younger Self to help spread the word about The Post College Survival Kit. We learned the hard way so you don’t have to! You don’t have to wait till your thirties for a better job, a cuter apartment, financial stability, better relationships + friendships.  […]

Teenage scars + sunshine + giggling at swear words

This has always made me laugh when I see it. Now, I totally get why.

[In case it's not mega-obvious from the title: this post contains some swears. You have been warned.] Not so long ago, I put some puzzle pieces together in my brain. The story starts when I was a teenager. My friends and classmates started remarking on how nice/smiley/optimistic I was. Somewhere around 9th grade, there were […]

Friday snapshot #8

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Happy Friday, lovelies! Quick reminder that TODAY is the last day to get the pre-order bonus of the new {ever-so-reasonable} Meal Planning Kit—a PDF download with links to all my own go-to recipes. That’s right, all the recipes I’ve tried and tested and determined to be so delicious I can’t help making them again—I’m sharing […]

When you fall behind at home…what conclusion do you draw?

Do I deserve to be called an adult? Some days not.

You get home from work, exhausted and frazzled. Mismatched shoes greet you at the door, next to a toppling pile of library books to be returned, dishes piled up by the sink, and a block of now-spoiled cheese that someone forgot to put in the fridge. You know you should do some picking up while you […]

Pre-order bonus for the {ever-so-reasonable} Meal Planning Kit

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Rosy Blu’s Meal Planning Kit launches just one week from today! I was telling my mom so the other day, and she asked what makes my meal planner different than others. And I thought…if my own mother wants to know, then some of my dear readers must also share the same question. My answer, dear reader, is this: […]

Oops, I have too much…beets

Oops I have too much BEETS

Oops, I have too much is a blog series dedicated to the inevitable abundance of seasonal produce. Whether you grew it in your garden, got it in your CSA box or just couldn’t resist buying beautiful seasonal produce at the grocery store or farmer’s market, I’ll give you ideas for delicious ways to use your excess […]

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Meal plan stressing you out? Try this one tip.

Pretty picture, eh? This custom illustration is from my new Meal Planning Kit. Check it out right here!

As a person who loves to cook, and thoroughly enjoys making elaborate meals from scratch (while dirtying every dish and utensil in the kitchen in the process), I learned the hard way that cooking that way all the time is not sustainable. If you hold yourself to a standard of making gourmet, time-intensive meals every single […]

10 ways to treat yo’ self

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Today I’d like you to do a random act of kindness…for yourself. There are so many reasons you deserve to treat yo’ self today. In fact, I can think of so many I will let you pick your own from the list below. (All of them are true, so you can’t get it wrong.) Select your favorite reason: […]

June snapshot

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Hi! I missed you. This month has gotten away from me. Some great things happened, like family weddings and visitors and playing outside, that made time speed up and made me think, wait, where did June go? And some not-so-great things happened, that kind of stopped all my aspirations in their tracks and made me […]

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