Monthly Archives: June 2015


Pinterest to Plate: blueberries with Custard Sauce

June 28, 2015

Yay!  My first Pinterest to Plate post! I am so excited to have a place to document this series, where I try recipes and share my experience cooking them right here on Monarch by JR.

We all pin and re-pin tons of delicious and beautiful looking recipes, but how often do we put them to the test?  Well, I am that person who will actually cook ‘dinner for one,’ just to try a recipe I have pinned.  There is one caveat – all recipes featured will be simple, easy and perfect for a quick afterwork meal, that tastes like it look HOURS to make.  Some featured recipes I have tried, tested and gobbled up many times and love.  Others will be .  Now, let’s get to it!

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ACCESSORIZE: The Leather Backpack

June 6, 2015

Yes, yes I know back backs are super trendy, but I HAD to share this one by Madewell. I’ve gotten to the point where I hate schlepping my oversized Everlane tote bag while in the airport. I want to keep it easy breezy with only a wee little backpack and my carry-on. I yearn to say so long to my tote unexpectedly gape wide open, having all of my stuff fall out and looking a hot mess/disorganized to all the passersby. I want to say, “Hey, I’m really not this bad!” So, this little cutie inspired me. It’s chic, functional, and I have both my eyes on it.

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