Simple Sides – Quinoa

If you asked me to pick the top 10 foods that I couldn’t live without, quinoa would be at the top of that list. This super food is SO versatile, SO easy to make, and SO healthy. According to the package I have on hand, quinoa is a complete protein with all 8 essential amino…

2018 – Year in Review

2018 was quite a year.  At different times, it was the best and the worst year of my life.  A lot happened, so hopefully writing down the highlights will help me to remember it all someday when 2018 is nothing but a distant memory. We found out in January that my mom had cancer, so…

Wedding Reflections (Part 1)

Well we’ve been married for a little over 3 weeks now, so it seems time to write about the big day before I forget all the little details. Corey and I tied the knot on October 20 at a historic venue called Highgate Carriage House in the rolling mountains of West Virginia. We knew we were risking…

When Life Gets Busy…

Wow.  Quite a lot as happened since my last blog post! Just to name a few things: I passed my comprehensive exams (woohoo!), took another trip to London and Oxford, and planned (most of) my wedding (which will be taking place in two weeks!!) And don’t worry.  I’ve been keeping up with my History with…

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…