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…

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,…