I think I’ll go to Boston

*cue Augustana song* If I could average Boston and Austin, I’d get my ideal city: Southern-nice and laid-back vibes in Austin,  the Boston waterfront and architecture, spectacular culinary scenes from both, perfect Boston summers, and bearable Austin winters. That said, there’s something about Boston’s cute cobblestone streets even in winter that make me think twice about…

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Odds & Ends – June/July 2018

Cheers to the return of patio dining and rooftop bars! I heard on the radio that this has been DC’s rainiest July since 1945, so this past weekend of sunshine has been a (warm) welcome to August. People are starting to talk about summer being over, but as I mentioned in my post about summer…

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Protein-Packed Chocolate Banana Kodiak Cake Muffins

If turning protein pancake mix into chocolate cake is wrong, I don’t want to be right! Kodiak Cake mix is my secret weapon (well, not so secret anymore) shortcut to taking care of overripe bananas and breakfast for the week, all in one go. Just like you can make cookies or brownies out of cake…

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Austin Travel Diary

My friends are all probably sick of hearing me talk about Austin by now. As I alluded to in my last Odds & Ends post, the Texas state capitol never used to be on my radar as a city I wanted to visit, much less live in. I never had family or friends in Texas…

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Like Father, Like Daughter

Father’s Day is tough for me. I usually just avoid social media, because it’s human nature to hurt when you see that others have something you don’t. It’s why people get so worked up about celebrating certain holidays that don’t fit into everyone’s lives. Don’t say “Merry Christmas”, because some people don’t believe in Christ….

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