kristen reNae

travel

  • San Gimignano + Italian Cooking Class

    s a n  g i m i g n a n o The first day trip we took out of Florence was San Gimignano, you can see more pictures and read about it here. It was only a two hour bus ride and only cost about seven Euros per person. It was totally worth the […] Read more…

  • Tuscany Day Trips + Wine Tasting

    t u s c a n y Our second half of our holiday trip in Italy was in a small village called Gebbia, outside of Civitella in di Chiana. We arrived a bit early, so we explored the almost abandoned Civitella. After our short walk around the city, we drove up the hill about 15 […] Read more…

style

  • Haircut: Chop for a Cause

    Year after year I constantly battled with myself on whether I should chop my hair off or not. (I know first world problems.) I have always had long hair, and have only chopped it off twice in my life. So, needless to say, this past Friday I decided to take the plunge again. And for a […] Read more…

  • Find your T R I B E

    Tomorrow I am launching my first ever t-shirt design on teespring. This has always been of interest to me, however, I never knew where to begin or what direction to take. I have put numerous products out there, so why should a t-shirt be any different? No reason. So, before the shirt goes live tomorrow, […] Read more…

food

  • Butternut Squash, Ricotta, and Spinach Stuffed Shells

    As we move from cool Autumn days to crisp Winter air, the fall recipes are still in full effect. Last year, Mike brought this recipe to my attention. So, of course I added it to my Pinterest recipes. The recipe is fairly easy to follow and is delicious! Time: Approx. 1 hour Servings: 4 Ingredients: […] Read more…

  • Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce

    About 80% of my meals include chicken, so I try to add variety with different recipes I find on the internet. A few years ago, I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, and it has been a staple around the house. There are several recipes out there, so I’m not sure who created the original, […] Read more…

crafts

  • DIY Twine Anchor

    Ahoy! So my longtime friend, Amanda, finally became a Mum. With a little baby boy on the way, I knew I needed to do something crafty for his nautical themed room. There were so many options and cute ideas on Pinterest, but I finally chose a cute anchor design. Here is my Twine Anchor DIY: […] Read more…

  • DIY: Hallowine

    My love for wine has brought me to yet another craft. This time involving the upcoming holiday, Halloween. Who knew you could make this many crafts reusing wine bottles?! Excuse to buy more wine? I think so! Here is my Halloween Wine Bottle(s) DIY or Hallowine, if you will: The craft begins by polishing off […] Read more…