• Very vanilla marshmallows

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    I’m a total sugar addict, so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I’m enamored with marshmallows. That’s why I named this blog marshmallows and margaritas, after all — those are two of my favorite things. But I had only made my own marshmallows once before, at Christmas. Anyway, I figured I had to […]

  • Purple rain

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    Today was one of those dreary, gray days that isn’t actually super rainy but just feels sort of blah. I did bust out a lot of gray, but I wanted to brighten things up a bit with a purple dress. And I needed something semi-warm, since it was a bit chilly. Please excuse the random […]

  • Blog launch party!

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    I was super excited to launch this blog, so I decided to celebrate with a party! And yes, I know I’m a huge dork. Whatever. I was running around like a crazy person and didn’t take any group photos until after a lot of people had left, sadly. But I think (and hope) everyone had […]

  • I’m moving!

    I have some exciting news! I’m moving to a new blog: Marshmallows and Margaritas. I’m keeping this blog up, so you will still be able to access all my previous recipes. But I’ll be posting new recipes and photos, along with some other fashion and fitness stuff, on marshmallowsandmargaritas.com. Please do click over and let […]

  • Classic margaritas

    I’m sure it comes as no surprise that I love a good margarita. Pina coladas and strawberry daiquiris are delicious (and good sans alcohol — margaritas are not), but they’re more like a dessert than a drink. And the best kind of margarita, obviously, does not come pre-made. Luckily, it’s not super hard to make […]

  • Fab Fave Friday – running

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    One day in 8th grade, I saw the new girl (I recognized her from cheerleading tryouts) walking down the street, so I opened my window and yelled hello to her. Within a few weeks, Leigh Anne and I were basically inseparable. And, of course, in the few hours a day we weren’t together, we wrote […]

  • Chocolate-cinnamon cherry blossom cookies

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    Since this is our last spring in DC (at least for a while), we knew we had to go see the cherry blossom trees when they were in bloom. Unfortunately, that’s easier said than done. The peak blooming time is very hard to predict, the trees really only bloom for a week or two, and […]

  • Eco-beer and delicious food in Georgetown

    Like most men (and certainly most Marines), Toby loves beer. So when my friend Todd asked if we’d like to take his tickets to a beer pairing event in Georgetown, we were all about it. We were even more excited about the fact that it was at Farmers Fishers Bakers — which we liked as […]

  • Totally rad 80s cupcakes

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    When some of Toby’s classmates decided to have an 80s rock party, the following happened: 1. I got really excited 2. I became sad that I can’t fit into my Rainbow Brite costume 3. I began thinking of ideas for 80s-themed cupcakes I also went to Forever21, where I was alarmed to learn that acid-washed […]

  • Anchors and dots

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    Even though I went to Georgia and will always root for the Bulldogs, I felt like I had to become a Navy fan when we moved to Annapolis a few years ago and lived at the Naval Academy. We had season tickets our first year, and then Toby was a company officer at the academy […]