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Month: April, 2013

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

While here in the littlest state April sometimes feels like December, with chilling goose bumps and a need for wool socks, however, the past few days I have been happily frolicking downtown with just a light jacket in hand and a flip flops gracing my feet. The warming weather and shining sun has gotten me more excited for summer than ever! The past few days have been spent doing summer activities that will soon become routine with the increasing temperatures.

IMG_2666Found an anchor on an evening stroll on the Cliff Walk


Although my top half was bundled up in a sweater, I spent the day reading on the beach, catching some rays.

IMG_2667The first ice cream of the season> Vanilla soft serve with rainbow sprinkles (So simple yet still my favorite)

IMG_2665Daffodils springing up all over Newport, making the streets beautifully filled with color.

Summer is coming and I can not wait, what are you looking forward to most this summer?


Wise Words


It takes courage to ask for what you want.


IMG_2564 IMG_2562After traveling to Italy and eating fresh made pasta every so¬†often everyday for four months, you don’t think you will ever eat pasta again. Well, as much as you have sworn off the carb invested food, a certain sun-dried tomato and pesto cream sauce recipe is found and must not be ignored. With this sauce pasta is need. This cues the boiling water and pasta, which after being cooked, tastes only slightly better then the cardboard box it came in.

But sometimes I just can’t say no, and when my Mom offered to make spaghetti and meatballs for me, I could not deny the offer of her homemade cooking! I could, however, improve my mother’s homemade tomato sauce and meatballs by making one more thing at home; the pasta.

We used a basic pasta recipe found online which included flour, eggs and a spoonful of olive oil. Although slightly time-consuming with the mixing, rolling and cutting, the finished product was 100% worth it. The fresh pasta had a great taste farrrrr from cardboard and made me miss Italy more than ever.

Also, with our homemade meal, we finally opened a bottle of red wine I brought home for my father from Italy. We had drank the wine the first night they arrived to visit me in Rome and my Dad, not a huge fan of wine, completely loved it.


IMG_2579 IMG_2574Jelly beans, bunny rabbits, and blooming lilies all mark the beginnings of Springtime. So, when I found this tutorial on pintrest for frosting chick cupcakes for Easter Sunday, I just could not resist. I mean, look how cute they are! Not only were they great decorations all day, who doesn’t love a good cupcake?

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