Kirsten is a lifestyle journalist and author focusing on food, fitness, health, crafts and all things creative. Since 2010, she has managed the lifestyle DIY blog WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). She published the DIY book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion, in 2014. Kirsten was born and raised in New York. She likes food more than people.

Latest Articles

These Turmeric Chickpea Burgers Are Perfect For National Hamburger Day

Contrary to what most people think, healthy eating does not have to be expensive. Take this turmeric chickpea burger recipe, for example. The final cost for this vegetarian dish is a whopping 3 bucks,...
By Kirsten Nunez

Easy Gluten-Free Snacks To Keep In Your Desk At Work

There is nothing worse than being hangry at work. But when you have dietary restrictions, even the office kitchen loses its glamour. This is why keeping gluten-free snacks for your desk at work can se...
By Kirsten Nunez

Last Minute Mother's Day Brunch Ideas

You probably think that your mother deserves a mansion with an in-ground pool overlooking the ocean. But when you are pressed for time (and also don't have billions of dollars), last minute Mother’s D...
By Kirsten Nunez

Everything You Need To Know About The Upcoming Flower Moon

Astrology has a huge impact on our lives here on Earth, and your horoscope is just the beginning. Dealing with retrogrades is one thing — but are you ready for the Flower Moon coming up in May 2017? T...
By Kirsten Nunez

Unique Nacho Recipes That Will Take No Time At All To Put Together

When it comes to versatile finger food, you cannot go wrong with nachos. There is no right and wrong when it comes to homemade nacho recipes, after all. Personally, I love how much room there is for c...
By Kirsten Nunez

This Easy Pineapple Salsa Recipe Is Perfect For Your Next Summer Party

When it comes to party essentials, an awesome chip dip is crucial. It is also the perfect reason to whip up a pineapple salsa recipe for your next celebration. There is nothing wrong with the standard...
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Mac And Cheese Stuffed Jalapeños

There is something magical about stuffing food with other food. I mean, just take a look at this recipe for homemade mac and cheese stuffed jalapeño peppers: It lets you combine cult-favorite ingredie...
By Kirsten Nunez

This DIY Unicorn Frappuccino Is Year Round Magic

Now that the Starbucks Unicorn Frappucino is officially a thing, the Internet has been freaking TF out. But like all good things, this mystical creation is limited edition. (Of course.) It doubles as ...
By Kirsten Nunez

Spring Cleaning Hacks That Aren't What You Expect

This time of the year is all about warm weather, sunshine, and — you guessed it — spring cleaning. Luckily, you can mentally prepare yourself with spring cleaning hacks if you are not the biggest fan ...
By Kirsten Nunez

5 Classic Easter Traditions & Their Histories

For most people, Easter feels like the official start of the spring. This is especially true if you practice classic Easter traditions. It is the best way to soak in the new season, complete with suns...
By Kirsten Nunez

Easter Egg Decorating Ideas For Adults

If you celebrate Easter, there is a good chance that you grew up dyeing eggs with food coloring. These days, you are probably looking for Easter egg decorating ideas for adults. This classic Easter tr...
By Kirsten Nunez

23 Vegan Easter Dinner Ideas

Whether or not you celebrate Easter, you cannot deny the sweet aesthetics of this holiday. It is represented by things like fresh flowers, chirping birds, and sunshine. And when you eat an animal-free...
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Classic Easter Brunch Ideas

It is no secret that brunch is awesome on any old day. But when you are gearing up for the holiday weekend, it is all about classic Easter brunch ideas. This celebration basically doubles as a warm we...
By Kirsten Nunez

DIY Easter Decor Projects For The Sweetest Spring

There is something so refreshing about the spring season.And if you love to celebrate with creativity, springtime also calls for DIY Easter decor projects. From flowers and greenery to rabbits and chi...
By Kirsten Nunez

Easter Dessert Recipes That Will Help You Celebrate Deliciously

It is safe to say that it does not feel like spring until Easter comes around. And thanks to these Easter dessert recipes, it will taste just like springtime, too. Think lemon, carrots, strawberries, ...
By Kirsten Nunez

This Peeps-Infused Cocktail Recipe Is The Perfect Easter Treat

If Easter had an official candy, Peeps would be it. And when you are an adult who has a sweet spot for the holiday, a Peeps-infused cocktail recipe is an absolute must. It does not mean you need to hu...
By Kirsten Nunez

This Homemade Lavender Syrup Recipe Is Easy & Delicious

There is nothing more refreshing than the floral scents of spring. And, if you are a fan of fragrant flavors, you will adore homemade lavender syrup. This simple condiment is ridiculously easy to make...
By Kirsten Nunez

Floral DIY Projects That Are Perfect For Spring

After a long and grueling winter, the spring season is finally here. It doubles as the perfect time to dive into DIY floral projects, because what’s spring without some flowers? Plus, taking the craft...
By Kirsten Nunez

End-Of-Winter Quotes That'll Prep You For Spring

The time has finally come, people. The first day of spring is Mar. 20, which means that it is time to soak up inspirational end-of-winter quotes. Needless to say, it feels like it has taken an eternit...
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Cajun Crab Dip In Just Two Steps

Nothing beats the flavors of New Orleans. And, now that it is time to celebrate Mardi Gras, you might want to make this Cajun crab dip for the holiday. It features crab meat, corn, and zesty Cajun spi...
By Kirsten Nunez

Christmas Traditions From Around The World

From glazed ham to Elf on the Shelf, American Christmas traditions are something special. But, have you ever thought of Christmas traditions around the world? It’s pretty cool to see how a religious c...
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Celebrate The Winter Solstice In 2016

For some of us, it has probably felt like winter for quite some time. But now that Dec. 21 is upon us, it is time to think of ways to celebrate the winter solstice. This natural event marks the offici...
By Kirsten Nunez

14 DIY Holiday Gifts That Can Be Made In Batches

For lovers of all things crafty, the holiday season is the most wonderful time of the year. It gives you the chance to personalize one-of-a-kind gifts without dropping too much cash. Extra points for ...
By Kirsten Nunez

Vegan Cookie Recipes For National Cookie Day

When you’re a vegan with a sweet tooth, hunting down delicious recipes becomes a lifestyle. And, with National Cookie Day coming up, it only makes sense to celebrate with vegan cookie recipes. This ye...
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Recipes For National Homemade Bread Day

From breadsticks to dinner rolls, bread has a special place in many people’s hearts. This Thursday, Nov. 17, consider making a homemade bread recipe for National Homemade Bread Day. It’s the best (and...
By Kirsten Nunez

Funny Election Night Memes To Help You Chill Out

The tension in the US is insane right now. And as you clutch that bottle of wine with your passport off to the side (you know, just in case), it doesn't hurt to look at funny election night memes to h...
By Kirsten Nunez

First Woman in Congress Was Elected 100 Years Ago

It goes without saying that 2016 has been the year for feminism. And now on Tuesday, Nov. 8, America had the chance to vote for our first ever female President nearly 100 years after the first woman w...
By Kirsten Nunez

18 Awesome Election Party Food Ideas

It goes without saying that this year’s Election Day will be one for the books. So why not mark the historical event by hosting a get-together full of election party food ideas? It will give you and y...
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Celebrate World Vegan Day

For vegans, every day is a celebration plant-based diets. But, Nov. 1 rolls around, it is worth taking a little extra effort to think of ways to celebrate World Vegan Day. This special day honors a cr...
By Kirsten Nunez

Why Do We Put Pumpkins Out For Halloween?

When you love all things festive and fun, decorating for fall can be a real treat. And while many of us have gotten so used to the standard routines of displaying specific items, there are many reason...
By Kirsten Nunez

20 Easy Halloween Costume Ideas For 2016

The days leading up to Halloween can be pretty crazy. It is not unlikely to suddenly realize that you don’t have an outfit, resulting in an intense brainstorm session for a last-minute easy Halloween ...
By Kirsten Nunez

10 Things To Know About Sweetest Day

The month of October seems to revolve around Halloween. And while I am all about this amazingly spooky holiday, it turns out there is another candy-filled holiday this month: Sweetest Day. I know, I k...
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Tasty Fall Pie Recipes

It goes without saying that traditional autumn activities are something special. Hopefully, trying out fall pie recipes is at the top of your list of things to do this year. This is a classic way to e...
By Kirsten Nunez

21 Hot Fall Drink Recipes

Now that it is officially fall, it is time to start curling up with hot autumn drinks, blankets, and a good book. There is something so comforting about warm seasonal drinks, after all. And if you are...
By Kirsten Nunez

20 Easy DIY Couples Halloween Costume Ideas

Confession: I am absolutely obsessed with Halloween. And if you are anything like me, the end of the summer means that it is time to brainstorm DIY couples Halloween costume ideas to wear with a signi...
By Kirsten Nunez

20 Vegan BBQ Recipes For Labor Day

When it comes to vegan eats, planning a party can be tricky. For example, the concept of vegan Labor Day barbecue recipes seems like an oxymoron. It is easy to think that the word “barbecue” is synony...
By Kirsten Nunez

20 Labor Day Cocktails To Toast Summer Farewell

The inevitable end of summer is here, people. This means that it is time to toast the long days and high temperatures goodbye with Labor Day drinks during the long weekend. It is a bittersweet time, a...
By Kirsten Nunez

7 Ways To Make Running A Habit

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, it’s no secret that running can do wonders for your body and mind. However, if you want to feel results, it’s crucial that you learn how to make running a ...
By Kirsten Nunez

20 Make-Ahead Breakfasts For A Stress-Free Morning

If you are not a morning person, getting ready for school or work can be tricky. That’s why planning
By Kirsten Nunez

7 Ways To Feel Motivated For A Morning Workout

When it comes to fitness and motivation, Karena and Katrina of Tone It Up are the ultimate experts. That's why I've turned to the dynamic duo for pro tips on tackling the most daunting exercise task...
By Kirsten Nunez