Recipe :: Penne in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce

My mom bought me a little cookbook, "Italian: 100 everyday recipes" from Bed Bath & Beyond, and this recipe has become one of my favorites to make... And eat! Penne in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce Ingredients serves 4 1/4 cup butter 1 tbsp olive oil 6 shallots, sliced 6 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp … Continue reading Recipe :: Penne in a Creamy Mushroom Sauce


What’s the big deal?

Did you score a deal? Cyber Monday deals filled my in box Sunday night into this morning. Where to start first? Everything from Gap is 50% off and an extra 10% with the cyber deal. This PrimaLoft Parka comes in 3 different colors. I purchased the Plum Pie, love this color! Normally this jacket is … Continue reading What’s the big deal?

plaid cape

Fall has arrived. The leaves are changing colors and falling to the ground. The days are shorter and colder. Now is the perfect time for layering. I found this plaid cape last year during a quick trip to TJMaxx. I couldn't leave without it... it's plaid! These are the new cute ones at TJMaxx for … Continue reading plaid cape


the summer favorite

Happy Wednesday! We've made it to the middle of the week and it feels good. While the days are starting to be a little cooler, and a new season will soon be upon us, summer is not summer without a maxi dress. I love this tiered maxi that I got from Old Navy. It flows … Continue reading the summer favorite


converse obsessed

I have a confession... My name is Marissa I'm addicted to Converse sneakers. There, I've said it. I don't know when the obsession started. They are my go-to for comfy casual footwear. I have 17 pairs so I'm only slightly obsessed, no need for an intervention right now.  I wear a pair of converse almost … Continue reading converse obsessed


lace details

I've never really shopped at Loft before. For some reason, while spending a shopping day with mom, I decided to walk in. I needed this dress the moment I walked by it at Loft Outlet. It screamed "take me home!"  The teal was definitely in my cool color wheel preference and the lace detail made it … Continue reading lace details