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I want to tell you a story about a 14-year old, toothless, near-sighted, shakily house-trained dog that came into my life 2 years ago. Continue Reading

Travel: Arizona

Lifestyle, Travel


Happy Wednesday, all!  Today, I’m super excited to share some snaps from a recent weekend trip to Scottsdale and Sedona.  This part of the country is  just amazing – red rocks galore, saguaros towering over agave plants, and 120 degree weather (as I’ve told everyone who gasped – “But it’s a dry heat!”).  I  completed some fantastic hikes and relaxed a ton at our home base resort.  I think the pictures speak for themselves though – check it out!

Don’t have much to complain about when was the view from our balcony at The Westin Kierland!  As a loyal Starwood Preferred Guest member, we used points to pay for this room. Yay! Continue Reading

Love is Love



Celebrating Pride in Kansas City this weekend. To LGBTQ friends and family, I stand with you, I’m proud of you, and you are loved.

Big Apple Nosh got a makeover!



Oh happy day, Noshers!

If you’re a regular visitor to the Big Apple Nosh blog, you *may* notice a blog redesign.  Yup, that’s right! After 5 years of my previous design (and 6 years of blogging total!), I decided to treat this lil ol’ blog to a face lift! I’m loving the fresh clean look, and I hope you’re a fan too! Have a peek around and let me know what you think!

Content wise, there will also a few changes here and there – I’ve been dabbling a little beyond my usual posts to include not only food, but my thoughts on beauty, fitness/health, and life in general.  Trust me, I’m very much a beauty products and fitness novice (I’m the klutziest person I know!), so I’m writing about these things from an “everygirl” perspective – be prepared for some laughs (at my expense) and hi-jinks along the way :).  And of course, I’ll still be taking a ton of pictures and writing about my first love, FOOD.

If you prefer to read only about some of these topics, just click on the menu bar up top to filter my posts.  And if you’re reading this right now in email form because you’re an email subscriber, what are you waiting for?  Pop on over to the blog so you can check out the new layout!

See you….here!


Kansas City: Golden & Pine (Home Decor)



 Photo featuring Marisol of All The Prettys taking a photo 🙂

Happy hump day, Noshers!  This week has been ridiculously busy, but thankfully there are some fun activities to get me through it :).  One such event was a fabulous happy hour event hosted by The Blog Guild – of which I recently became a member! The Blog Guild has been a great way for me to meet fellow KC-area bloggers and introduce me to some new blogs – yay!  Yesterday’s event at Golden and Pine featured yummy eats from Heirloom Bakery & Hearth (at which I discovered the BEST sandwich cookie in KC – details here!), such as these beautiful focaccia with red pepper hummus, sheep’s milk cheese, sage greens, and flowers: Continue Reading