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The Ten Best ‘Single Girl’ Thanksgiving Recipes

A couple of years ago, I used one of my now famous beer bread recipes as a means of distracting my entire extended family from discussing my recent breakup. Them: “We heard about you and ____! I’m just so sorry. What hap-“ Me: “Have you tried my beer bread?”  And you know what? It worked like a charm. I learned then what I’m about to pass along to you: Girl. What you bring to Thanksgiving matters. And maybe you’ve got an incredibly sweet family that does nothing but brag about your many accomplishments and wouldn’t DREAM of asking you, yet again, if …

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The Ultimate Guide to Avoiding Holiday Overwhelm

Two years ago, I spent the vast majority of Christmas Eve with rubber gloves and a sponge. It was the worst.   And ya’ll, I don’t even have kids. I don’t even have my own house. And I still spent my favorite day of the year cooking, cleaning, throwing gifts into tattered gift bags, and feeling anything but Christmas cheer. So, what went wrong? What goes wrong for so many of us women, who feel like we have to make this holiday? It’s the usual culprit: overwhelm. We’re continuing our series on overwhelm (first post here) by talking about all the many …

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10 Amazing Ways to Treat Yo’ Self This Halloween

I’ll tell you straight: I don’t really like dressing up for Halloween. I know. THAT, from a former theatre teacher? What kind of person (who used to dabble in costumes for a living) wouldn’t like to dress up for Halloween? I’ve decided it’s because October is always so busy for me that it catches me by surprise, and I never have time to get anything together. I really do love the fall season and Halloween is part of that, but I don’t yet have kids to take treat-or-treating. And if Halloween is on a week night, I can’t go out anyway. In …

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The 5 Best Single Girl Pasta Recipes

Happy Friday, y’all! If you’ve been keeping up with me on Instagram, you know I’m in New York on a work trip right now! Packing for (and being in) a foodie city has me thinking about my one of my favorite things in the whole world:  A bowl of pasta. God’s gift to single women. And everyone else. But, especially us. ‘Single Girl Recipes’ have to meet some pretty special qualifications around here, which you’ll be familiar with if you’ve read this past spring’s 5 Amazing Single Girl Recipes or The 2017 Single Girl’s Guide to Summer Party Snacks, from this past Wednesday. …

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The 2017 Single Girl’s Guide to Summer Party Snacks

Sipping lemonade, lying in the sun, swirling your toes in a clear, cool pool…. Guys, it’s summer. A pretty big chunk of my pals are either not working (teachers!) or score 3-day weekends over the summer, which means lots of pool time, game nights, and time with my people. And any time I get to entertain? Oooh, y’all. I love that. But feeding a party while living the single girl lifestyle has some pretty unique requirements. If you read this spring’s 5 Amazing Single Girl Recipes, you know that our 2017 Guide to Summer Party Snacks had to follow strict Single Girl …

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5 Amazing ‘Single Girl’ Recipes

I define ‘Single Girl’ recipes as follows: Takes no more than 30 minutes to make, from start to finish. (But honestly, 15 minutes is more like it!) Only makes enough for one person, but can easily be multiplied for leftovers, dinner buddies, or if you have a boy that lives in your house that needs to eat too. Requires minimal prep. Aka….easy clean-up. Not unhealthy, per say, but also not a salad. Doesn’t need to have 3 side dishes to go with it to make it a meal. If you’re anything like me, you know that it’s so easy to resort to …

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Stop Starving at Work! 5 Snacks You NEED in Your Office

Alright, here’s one of my worst habits: I forget to eat. Some of you may be thinking that that doesn’t sound so bad, but trust me, it’s not good. It usually results in me not realizing I’ve skipped a meal until I’m absolutely starving, and have lost all ability to make a smart decision about what I should eat. And then I gorge on like twenty McNuggets and a large fry and a strawberry milkshake and maybe also a cheeseburger and call it good. Until (duh) ten minutes later when I have a headache and stomachache and everything aches, and there goes …