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.

15 Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Put Together With 3 Items Or Less

Whether you’re a last-minute planner or on a budget, creating a Halloween costume involves some imagination. This is especially true if you don’t want to be stuck with a pile of extra clothing and accessories that you’ll never use again. Luckily,…
By Kirsten Nunez

11 Easy Halloween Costumes You Can Wear With A Denim Jacket

Dressing up for Halloween is always a blast, but let’s be real — the holiday can be pretty hard on the wallet. After all, those ready-made costumes from the party store often come with a hefty price tag. So, why not use what you already own? Take…
By Kirsten Nunez

14 Halloween Costumes You Can Get At Target Right Now For Under $10

Now that Halloween is around the corner, it’s time to brainstorm affordable ways to dress up. After all, like most holidays, joining the festivities can cost a pretty penny. But thanks to Halloween costumes from Target that you can get for under…
By Kirsten Nunez

8 Starbucks-Inspired Halloween Costumes That’ll Go Great With Your PSL

When you’re obsessed with the wonderful world of Starbucks, the autumn season can be real treat. First, the almighty pumpkin spice latté makes a triumphant return. It’s a pivotal moment that essentially marks the beginning of everyone’s favorite…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Pumpkin Pie Recipe Is Easy Enough To Make Every Night

It’s safe to say that pumpkin pie is the official food of autumn. And if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been dreaming about all things pumpkin since this time last year. So, now that fall is officially here, I whipped up a pumpkin pie…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Matching Halloween Costumes For You & Your Dog That Are Just Too Freakin' Cute

If you’re a dog owner, Halloween is probably one of your favorite holidays. I mean, is there anything cuter than dressing up your furry friend? No, I think not. And while it’s always fun to dress up with other people, nothing tops matching dog and…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Actually Funny Costume Ideas For This Halloween

I think we can all agree that Halloween is a lot of fun. I mean, you get to eat candy and dress up in hilarious outfits — what more can you ask for? And while it's also the best time to embrace your spooky side, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe For One Person Makes The Ultimate Dinner

The world of food wouldn't be complete without scalloped potatoes. They're a creamy, rich dish that's literally just cheese and carbs — what more could anyone want? However, most recipes detail how to make the meal for more than one person, which…
By Kirsten Nunez

13 Halloween Costumes For You & Your Squad That Are So Easy To Put Together

We all know what it's like to make decisions with a large group of people. From dinner plans to party dates, doing anything can end up being harder than it should be. And while choosing an easy group costume for Halloween can be just as daunting, a…
By Kirsten Nunez

Treat Yourself Every Day With This Incredibly Easy Rice Pudding Recipe

Rice pudding might very well be one of the most comforting desserts out there. It's rich, creamy, and the definition of simple and sweet. To top things off, it's surprisingly easy to make at home. But what happens if it's just you and Netflix for…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make A Single Piece Of Garlic Bread In 30 Minutes, Literally From Scratch

I think we can all agree that garlic bread deserves its own food group. But if you eat a gluten-free diet, it's easy to feel like this savory side dish is totally off-limits. This doesn't have to be the case, though. Once you learn how to make this…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Single Serving Of Chicken Parm Is So Easy, Anyone Can Make It

From its crispy breading to its gooey cheese, chicken parmesan is the epitome of delicious comfort food. It can also be pretty intimidating to make at home, especially if you're used to eating it at fancy restaurants and authentic pizzerias. There…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make Cookie Dough That’s Safe To Eat Raw In Only 5 Minutes

Oh, cookie dough. There is something so addicting about this gooey dessert. I mean, it's the perfect excuse to start baking cookies... just to give up halfway, of course. Yet, when you live alone and have a sweet tooth on a mission, a full batch of…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Cherry Pie Recipe Is The Cutest Way To Celebrate July 4th

With Independence Day 2018 around the corner, it's time to think about this year's cherry pie recipe. I mean, this old-fashioned treat is festive without even trying. However, when your plans don't involve fireworks or barbecues by the pool, baking…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Genius Recipe Makes Just Enough Buffalo Ranch Dip For Exactly One Person

Now that summer is around the corner, all I can think about is chips and dip. I mean, burgers and hot dogs might steal the show, but let’s be real: Dip is the highlight of BBQs and picnics, especially if it involves cult-favorites like Buffalo and…
By Kirsten Nunez

How To Make The Cutest Single Serving Of Cornbread You’ve Ever Seen

From chili to barbecue, some foods just aren't complete without a side of homemade cornbread. However, as someone who lives alone, it doesn't always make sense to bake an entire loaf of it. Because what am I supposed to do with the leftovers? I'm…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Recipe For A Single Serving Of Banana Bread Is The Perfect No-Frills Dessert

We've all been there before: You buy some bananas, and before you know it, they are suddenly way too ripe to enjoy. This is especially common during those insanely busy weeks when you forget they even exist, or those crazy hot months when everything…
By Kirsten Nunez

Here's The PERFECT Homemade Soup Recipe For When It Feels Like Winter Will Never End

Nothing says "comfort food" quite like a hot, zesty bowl of tomato soup. And if you are anything like me, this classic dish is like holding a delicious throwback to the golden days of your childhood right in your hands. However, the canned stuff can…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Is The Easiest Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe You Will EVER Try

When it comes to classic pasta dishes, it is safe to say that Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the greats. How can you say no to that rich and buttery cream sauce? That said, making it at home can sometimes be a hassle — if you live alone and you make…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Decadent Cheesecake Recipe Requires NO Baking

Ah, cheesecake. It's an understatement to say that I am head over heels for this rich and decadent dessert — but due to most recipes being fairly arduous processes, it's not really something that I'm able to have as frequently as I'd like. Plus,…
By Kirsten Nunez