outfit: fatigue green

It’s winter in NYC but it is summer in my office. All. The. Time. What does this mean? That I need to wear dresses to work, otherwise I am totally overdressed and not in the fashionable way. In the “oh my god, it is so hot, I’m going to pass out” way. Ya know?

outfit: fatigue green

coat // dress (similar)  // vest c/o // boots // sunglasses c/o 

Layering is my new best friend. Also, this coat is my new best friend. Winter is a serious thing in NYC and I’m not playing games. Luckily this coat is so incredibly warm and really, really good looking. Tall boots are a must when wearing tights. The least amount of leg exposed to “the elements” the better.

outfit: fatigue green

outfit: fatigue green

outfit: fatigue green

Happy Hump Day, all. Still looking for the perfect gifts for the humans on your list? Be sure to check out my gift guides!

Browse the gift guides: For Mom, For Dad, For Her, For Him, For the Littles

paleo chocolate chip cookies

Okay. So I get it. There is no such thing as a Paleo cookie because, by definition, a cookie is not Paleo. Yes, I am aware. But when you’re eating 100% grain free, sometimes you need a freaking cookie. Enter the paleo chocolate chip cookie. Heaven sent an angel to us all named Danielle. If you don’t read her blog, you freaking should. You might also learn something. Plus, her recipes are insane and I’m like one degree away from knowing her IRL, so I’ve got that going for me.

paleo chocolate chip cookies

Even my non-Paleo boyfriend eats these. They are legit. And no, they don’t taste like nuts and aren’t hard as rocks. They are deeeeeeelightful.

paleo chocolate chip cookies

You can make these tonight. And you should. They’re like sort of healthy which makes them a vegetable.

PALEO CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES from here

¼ cup palm shortening or grassfed butter (I used the butter – Kerrygold)
¼ cup coconut palm sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 large egg, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla
1½ cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon sea salt
1/2 cup enjoy life chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a food processor, cream the butter, coconut sugar, honey, egg, and vanilla for about 15 seconds until smooth and fluffy.
  3. Add the almond flour, coconut flour, baking soda and sea salt and mix again until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl if needed in order to incorporate all of the flour. Pulse once or twice more.
  4. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
  5. Place tablespoon sized balls of dough on a cookie sheet lined with parchment. Using another sheet of parchment on top of the dough, flatten them slightly with the palm or your hand or a spatula. The cookies don’t spread much so create the size and thickness you want prior to baking them.
  6. Bake for 9-12 minutes, until slightly golden around the edges.

holiday gift guide: for the littles

gift guide: for the littles

 

bunny // tea set // cat scarf // subway train // book // coloring book // blanket // personalized chair // shoes

Admittedly, I do not know the first thing about children and what to buy for them. However, I got some real-world input on this here guide and you’d be a great gift-giver if you got any of the things on this list. I didn’t want to stick to one age, so I just grouped it all into “littles” and there’s something here for everyone.

Don’t forget to browse the rest of the gift guides: For Dad, For Mom, For Him, For Her

Also, today is Cyber Monday so don’t miss THIS post!

announcement, people! announcement!

After not really explaining this “secret project” I’ve been working on for nearly a year, I’m thrilled to announce that next Monday the webseries that I’m starring in will be launching! First of all, I cannot believe that I’m starring in anything or that anyone is letting me do that. Secondly, I’m really excited for you all to see it. We put a lot of work and late(ish) nights into it. There was a lot of line memorizing, and forgetting, and a long hiatus and many, many hours of hilarious outtakes. I’m making my acting debut on the smaller screen. Since the small screen is TV and like, what is the internet? I don’t know.

So, without further ado, I present to you Pinched.

I play Madge, a pickpocket, and well, from there things get a little complicated. From the Facebook page: Madge is a pickpocket. She has very few rules. No friends, no children, no geriatrics. Everyone else is fair game.

Her system serves her well until she unwittingly pinches an old friend, Drew. With the help of her roommate Ruby and new friend Norman, Madge must reconcile common decency and her fast fingers in this webseries from ArtNight Productions written and directed by Lauren Heirigs.

You guys, I acted. Like, for real. It was sort of weird. Mostly because I thought I wouldn’t be any good at it, but Lauren assures me that I am good at it. I’ll let you all be the judge.

That being said, can you do me a kindness? Like Pinched on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter and Subscribe to the YouTube channel so you won’t miss any of the episodes. There are only 10 and they aren’t longer than 5 minutes. Most importantly, please tell your friends.