hello again

well well, time and the business of boston life have gotten away from me and my blog! i can't believe it's been 2 years since we moved from NYC to boston. there are so many exciting things that have happened and are about to happen. long story short, we have expanded our living space greatly (photo tour coming soon!) and i started a new position with a new company at the start of 2014 and Luke started his own business on the side of our full time jobs! also, we are getting married in 2 short weeks! we signed another year lease here in boston, so that will make the longest time we've stayed in one place since moving from kansas, to colorado, to new york, and now to massachusetts.

if you've been a follower from the past, hello again! long time no see. and if you're following for the first time, welcome!

stay tuned...i'm back on the wagon. it's about time :)


Anthro Soho Spring Fashion Show 2012

lucky is the girl who gets to wear flats down the runway

half upper east side, half soho gang

thanks for photographing, Luke!

Rowboating in Central Park


heart eggs and ham

So I bought this heart shaped egg/pancake mold awhile ago and finally tried it out. I pictured adorable little heart eggs and heart pancakes that I would serve every day. Maybe wearing a cute apron and feeling extra domestic or something.
See below for end result.
I had even anticipated that the curve of the pan might have an effect and took that into account, placing them directly in the middle flat part. No matter!

However, I have mastered my candied bacon recipe and you can bet your bottom dollar that they came out perfectly. YUM. Sweet, salty, chewy and crispy, all in one? There is nothing better in the world other than the perfect chocolate chip cookie.

These don't resemble hearts, but they were delicious nonetheless. And Luke said it was the thought that counts, and really, that's all that matters in the end ♥


{Friday Night Dinner} David Chang inspired

I came home late from work (exhausted and starving) to incredible smells wafting through our apartment building hallways. I burst in the door to find Luke in the midst of preparing an amazing Asian dinner for 2. 
He truly never ceases to amaze me! 

Homemade Momofuku Soy Sauce Eggs

Hard at work

Chilled Asparagus tossed in Japanese 7-spice with Wasabi dipping sauce

My favorite Beth Mueller serving dish
from here

Slow-cooked Sweet Chili Pork Chops over Jasmine Rice

Liquid joy :)
Kirin Ichiban chasers

Homemade Sweet Berry Cheesecake

 Playing hide-n-seek with Popples
This is how useless I was during the process.

I say it all the time, but I am one lucky gal.
Thanks a million Luke ♥