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The Coffee: Man Candles, The Cream/Sugar: Baked Brie Recipe

The Coffee: I noticed a trend lately of new women-intended man products. BirchBox just introduced its men’s version and now this: Yankee Candles for the manly man in your life. All ridiculousness aside, I have to give it to their marketing department. This is pretty clever and whether or not they are sold seriously or as gags, they will definitely sell. Yay or nay?

The scents:

  • Riding Mower: Hot sun. Cool breeze. And the intensely summery scent of freshly cut grass.
  • 2X4: The warm, unmistakable scent of freshly planed wood and sawdust evokes a sense of confidence and quality.
  • First Down: Game on! This combination of orange, patchouli, vetiver and leather is as exciting as game day.
  • Man Town: Escape to the man cave with this masculine blend of spices, woods and musk.

The Cream and Sugar: During an epic season opening of the Bachelorette, my girlfriends and I embarked on a tasty endeavor! Yes, we frequently enjoy cheese only inspired things for dinner, which is why one B had no hesitation thinking up this one in Stop&Shop. We’ll call it the Three B’s Brie.


  • Cookie sheet
  • Cooking Spray
  • Crescent Rolls
  • Round Brie
  • Sliced Almonds
  • Honey
  1. Preheat oven to 350, spray the cookie sheet and place a large square of the dough on the sheet.
  2. Place the brie in the center. Cover with almonds and drizzle with honey.
  3. Gently cover and pinch the top of the dough together, drizzle with more honey.

Cook for 20-30 minutes or until golden brown! Slice in with a knife, put on crackers/pita and enjoy! It goes really well with red wine 😉




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“I am thankful for the mess to clean after a party because it means I have been surrounded by friends.”

The Coffee: Yesterday was the Superbowl, which means I’ve had my blog for 1 year! Woot! While my posts have most certainly become less intelligent, thanks for sticking with me through it all.

And since I’d rather talk about anything besides the Superbowl (big woof), I will commence with something totally unrelated.

Since I slipped on my first ballet shoes at the age of 3, there was certainly no question of my love for dancing, and nearly 20 years later, I am still drawn to anything dance – ballet, hiphop, lyrical, modern, jazz, tap – you name it, and I want to do it. Recently, I did a $1 workshop with Dance Works Boston, a dance company for girls outside of the early college years looking for an opportunity to continue their passion for movement, exercise and expression through music. Okay, while this video is slightly embarrassing, I did enjoy myself! See if you can spot me 😉

(link to just the video) http://www.facebook.com/v/10100350998682676

The Cream and Sugar: New year’s cheers-ing, old friend reminiscing, gimlet drinking, winter pond strolling, birchbox receiving, snowy heal trekking, football partying, gnocchi mac & cheese making, mechanical bull riding, $1 workshop dancing, birthday partying and haus music hopping – phew, that’s all you missed from my lack of posts. Here are two highlights! 

My mom riding a mechanical bull for her 53rd Birthday. Yes, Yes this real. This is going down in the memory books.

The gnocchi mac & cheese I made for my holiday dinner with my roomie! I can’t describe how good this is. Drop all things and make this as soon as possible. You won’t regret it!



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