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.

This Recipe For Honey-Balsamic Brussels Sprouts Is Going To Be Your New Thanksgiving Go-To

As a child, you probably hated a lot of things: brushing your teeth, having a bedtime, and eating vegetables. Yet, as an adult, all of those things can be filed under "self-care," and I am so here for it. Take Brussels sprouts, for example. Growing…
By Kirsten Nunez

13 Quotes About Gratitude To Use In Your Thanksgiving Toast This Year

When it comes to holidays, Thanksgiving is one of the coziest of them all. First, it takes place before the wild gift-giving rush, allowing us to actually relax and veg out without the impending holiday burnout. And even though it’s usually chilly…
By Kirsten Nunez

This Recipe For Vegan Pumpkin Chili Is All You Need This Winter

Now that it’s finally autumn, all I want to do is curl up with a bowl of savory and hearty chili. The only problem? Most recipes make enough chili to feed a crowd. This can be tricky if you live alone and don't want a bunch of leftovers, or if you…
By Kirsten Nunez

9 Spooky Wine & Cheese Pairings To Help You Celebrate Halloween In The Fanciest Way

We all know that Halloween is the best time to enjoy your favorite sweets and treats. But when you’re all about that wine-and-cheese life, it also means that you can spoil yourself a little more than usual. I mean, there are so many amazing spooky…
By Kirsten Nunez

15 Last-Minute DIY Halloween Candy Ideas You Still Have Time To Make

We all know that Halloween is about candy, costumes, and more candy. And while you can easily stroll into a store and buy a bag of fun-sized treats, there’s something so special about DIY Halloween candy ideas. It’s an awesome way to experiment with…
By Kirsten Nunez

16 Vegan Halloween Candy Ideas That Everyone Will Enjoy

I think we can all agree that Halloween is the best time to treat your sweet tooth. However, if you follow a vegan lifestyle, the spooky holiday is especially exciting. It offers the perfect excuse to make and share DIY vegan Halloween candy recipes…
By Kirsten Nunez

11 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes That Only Require A Flannel Shirt

I think we can all agree that autumn wouldn’t be complete without button-down plaid shirts. They’re right up there with cozy cardigans, warm scarves, and knee-high boots. And while all these pieces are classic fall staples, there is just something…
By Kirsten Nunez

7 Ways To Dress Up As Your Fave Dating App This Halloween

When it comes to Halloween, I think we can all agree that dressing up is one of the best parts of the holiday. It’s right up there with candy, haunted houses, and carving pumpkins. Personally, I love how it encourages people to dig into their…
By Kirsten Nunez

11 Halloween DIY Projects For People Who Are Obsessed With Creepy Crafts

When it comes to seasonal crafts, I think it’s safe to say that there are two types of autumn DIYers: the rustic, traditional crafter and the spooky Halloween-obsessed maker. The first one is all about orange pumpkins, burlap details, and natural…
By Kirsten Nunez

7 Funny Olive Garden Halloween Costume Ideas That Are Almost Better Than Endless Breadsticks

When you’re a foodie with an appetite, Olive Garden is a dream come true. I mean, is there anything more beautiful than unlimited breadsticks? The endless soup, pasta, and salad deals certainly don’t hurt, too. Honestly, the love is real, and I…
By Kirsten Nunez

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