Eat Dessert First is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you.

Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family.

Some up: Sept 13th-19th

Article: Officials wrapped the world’s largest tree in protective foil to guard it against California wildfires (CNN) Our poor environment is struggling. I hope we can protect these majestic spaces. Article: Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dying wish: Not to have Donald Trump choose replacement (NBC News) On the one year anniversary of RBG’s passing, let us […]

Some Up: Aug 30-Sept 12

Hello friends! I took a quick break last week for a dear friend’s wedding, and it took me a minute to get back to real life. So here is a some up for the past two weeks. Storytelling initiative: September 11th Initiative (StoryCorps) On the 20th anniversary of September 11th, the voices and stories of […]

Some Up: Aug 23rd – 29th

Podcast: Trying to flee Afghanistan (BBC’s The Documentary) Listen to these voices. This humanitarian crises has such a human face, and in the face of such pain, it may feel easier to look away. The international community must do something for those left behind. Article: I Risked My Life for the Canadian Military in Afghanistan, […]

Mindfully Mine: 4 Looks, 1 Palette: Revolution Beauty’s Emily Edit – The Wants

Timely as ever, this post focuses on the Emily NoelxRevolution palette – “The Wants”. This was only one half of her collab, with another palette called The Needs containing bronzer, blush, powder, and eyeshadow. The Wants palette contains 24 eyeshadows and has a sturdy plastic casing, and contains a full sized mirror. This collaboration was […]


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