Music May: 12 Hot Tracks For Summer 2012

To wrap up Music May (this has been fun!), here are 12 songs that are sure to be big this season. Consider them your soundtrack to summer! Here’s the full list of 12, or click below for the singles. “Payphone,” Maroon 5, featuring Wiz Khalifa “Feel So Close (Radio Edit),” Calvin Harris “Scream,” Usher “Wild Ones,” Flo Rida, featuring Sia “Starships,” Nicki ...continue reading

A Birthday Bite: Lighter Funfetti Cupcake

As alluded to in my Music May post on Tuesday, my birthday celebrations didn’t end with just a playlist. (Thank goodness! That would be a sad day.) Among other fun activities during my birthday week like shopping, a super-awesome SoulCycle class and some out-of-the-ordinary meals, I baked up a sweet treat. This is a rarity for me—since I live alone and don’t often indulge in cakes, cookies, brownies, etc., I don’t have ...continue reading

Music May: My iTunes Greatest Hits

So far during Music May, we’ve had the boys take over the turntables, then the girl groups, and now it’s my turn. In honor of my 25th birthday today (trying not to go all quarter-life crisis on everyone!), I browsed through my iTunes library to pick out 25 of my most-played upbeat songs. The list packs a little bit R&B, a little bit rock and plenty of pop, and is a mix of tunes both old and new! I’ve definitely overplayed many ...continue reading

Healthy Chain Reaction: Ruby Tuesday’s Spaghetti Squash Marinara

For some time, it seemed like restaurants were trying to one-up each other to create the least nutritious dish available. (Remember this and this?) Thankfully that trend seems to have cooled off, as chains like The Cheesecake Factory, IHOP and Olive Garden now not only offer nutritional information for their menu items, but also have a section dedicated to lighter options. While hitting up local joints is always fun, I do occasionally ...continue reading

Music May: Greatest Girl Groups

You didn’t think I’d let the boys have all the fun during Music May, did you? There have been some pretty rockin’ girl groups over the years too. Sadly, there haven’t been too many since Destiny’s Child went their separate ways…I say it’s about time to change that! Sure, some of this is bubble gum pop, like last week, but all of the songs have great beats. Plus, no one can hear them when ...continue reading

Heart-Healthy Pancakes

Happy (almost) Mother’s Day! The day, like no other, screams breakfast in bed. I’m a little too far from my Mom to whip up any of these for her this weekend, but maybe I can offer an I.O.U. and refer back to this post to make her a treat when I see her for my sister’s wedding in one month. Sidenote: So excited for Amy and Joe—yay! As you know, I’m not the most inspired cook in the kitchen, but enjoy learning from ...continue reading