A New Adventure…

So I started a new project.  As a History PhD student, I’m always trying to think of ways to make people interested in the past. I figured the easiest way to do this would be through social media. So I made a twitter account.  Of me…talking about history…to my cats. The videos are short (2…

Ireland Adventures (Part 3)

After messaging with an old friend about her upcoming trip to Ireland, I began to feel a little nostalgic about my own trip there last summer — and I remembered that I had long ago promised to blog the third installation of our Ireland Adventures. You can find part one and part two here and here. Also, if…

A Personal Post…

I posted this on my Facebook, but I wanted to save it somewhere else, too, to make it more permanent.  I’m looking forward to the day when me and my mom (and dad! Hi, Larbear!) can look back on this trying time as a distant memory, but I think I’ll want to have this preserved…

Avocado Balsamic Salad

Salads. They’re good for you.  They’re low on calories.  They’re a good way to get your daily servings of vegetables.  They’re filled with nutrients and vitamins and antioxidants all that good stuff. They’re also hit or miss taste-wise. I have a go-to salad.  It’s the one I posted in my post on homemade salad dressings.  For…

Kale & Feta Pasta One-Pot-Wonder

It’s time for another One-Pot-Wonder recipe!  This means that just like my Italian One-Pot-Wonder, you simply throw all the ingredients into one pot and let them work their magic. But before I give you the super simple steps for this recipe, I have to give you a disclaimer. I’m not the biggest kale fan. I know,…

My Go-To Pumpkin Cookie Recipe

It’s here. The moment you’ve all been waiting for. The recipe for my award-winning Pumpkin Cookies. These little devils are super easy to make and even more delicious, and they’ve proved themselves to be crowd pleasers again and again and again and again…(you get the picture). Last week I promised my Instagram followers that I’d…

Kicking Off Year 28 … with a blog post

The last couple of weeks have been pretty jam-packed with activities.  I traveled to Baltimore to present at a conference with a few of my favorite friends and then Corey and I spent Thanksgiving week traveling almost every single day to spend time with our families and friends. I almost didn’t realize that my birthday…

Ireland Adventures (Part 2)

We had SO much fun in Ireland that we plan to make a trip back ASAP. I’ll likely be going back overseas for research in the next year or so, but I’ll mostly be staying in London and Oxford.  But the next time Corey will be heading overseas with me, we plan to take an…

Black Bean Turkey Chili

I stopped eating beef and pork a few years ago.  Not for my health.  Not because I decided to go vegetarian and give up all meat.  But solely because I think cows and pigs are super cute. (Actually, the longer story involves baby cows frolicking in a pasture on the side of the highway conveniently…

Italian One-Pot-Wonder

Alright guys.  The game has been changed. I saw a recipe for an Italian “Wonderpot” meal from one of the bloggers I regularly follow.  She claimed you just throw all these ingredients, pasta and all, into a big pot and just let it cook. That’s it. Simple as that. I, obviously, did not believe it.  But…

Ireland Adventures (Part 1)

When I found out I’d be living in London for a 2-month internship over the summer, Corey and I decided that it would be a good idea for the two of us to go over for a little trip of our own before Corey would fly back home and I would start on my internship….

Our Proposal Story: Dun Laoghaire Pier

So I mentioned in this post that my boyfriend proposed over the summer on the third day of our trip to Ireland and England.  I figured now would be a good time to tell that story.  But don’t worry!  This won’t be the last you’ll see about my amazing summer spent overseas. We had spent our first…