• Creative Space Landscape

    The Contents Of My Creative Space

    In December of 2019, I received a package from my friend Kim Harbinson in celebration of a milestone for her consulting business. Tucked inside was a journal filled with blank pages. The cover featured the words “Creative Space” and a beautiful photo she captured on Minnesota’s North Shore.  I know it sounds cliche, but when I opened it to find clean blank pages… Inspiration struck! I knew that this was my opportunity to explore ideas without boundaries or limits. I decided that this would be a place for me to express myself creatively and without self-judgement or curation. I would use these 80 pages to explore this Creative Space. Little…

  • Minneapolis Sunset

    LivingNimbly Revisited

    When I first settled upon the idea of “LivingNimbly”, I was inspired by my ability to throw everything I needed into two suitcases, hop on an $89 one-way Southwest flight to anywhere, and settle in for a while.  And, I did just that. I graduated college in 2016 and hopped on a flight from Baltimore to Minneapolis. I was able to find a job, reconnect with my family out there, find a place to live, and eventually getting into a groove.  … Four fantastic years went by … And, I realized that I could happily stay in Minneapolis for the rest of my life. This is the place where I…

  • Stages of Zeniba

    Adventures in Sourdough: Introducing Zeniba

    Back in March, I noticed two topics beginning to monopolize my social media feeds: COVID-19 and Sourdough. The first one I expected; while, the second one caught me off guard. But, you know what… it makes sense. With the increase of social distancing and more time spent indoors, it was firmly time to pick up a hobby, and many folks thought the time was right to start growing and nurturing a sourdough starter.  If you haven’t heard of Sourdough before… The goal is to create a naturally fermented starter for your baked goods taking advantage of the yeasts that live all around us. This replaces the need for leavening agents…

  • Follow-Your-Heart Deep-Dish Pizza

    Day 42 in quarantine… Just kidding. But, I’ve firmly lost track of the day of the week, let alone how long I’ve been here at my parent’s house in Maryland. It could easily be day 271. I posted a photo to instagram last week (or maybe it has been two) about a deep-dish pizza that I made for my parents. There were many folks who reached out asking for a recipe, so I finally put it together! My dad has been on the Keto Diet, so I have been trying to find ways for me to continue baking while putting something on the table that he can eat. This brings…

  • Raisin Bread for St. Patrick’s Day

    Amid all the chaos of the coronavirus situation, I am writing from my parent’s dining room table in Central Maryland. Social distancing has led to a lot of baking and cooking from my end! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day (one of the best days of the year), I wanted to make a fresh loaf of Irish Soda Bread. From all of the recipes that I’ve read (here and here), this is basically a bread loaf-sized cakey buttermilk biscuit made with flour, salt, butter, buttermilk, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and raisins. This sounded like a great idea, except, along with toilet paper, the grocery stores were also fresh out…