Summer in Geneva: 10 Things to Do

One of my biggest regrets in life is not keeping up with blogging while I was abroad. I’m working on backing up photos to clean up my laptop, and I wanted to dust off some photos from the archives. I realize this is a little late for those of you who asked me for post-grad Euro trip…

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Carolina in My Mind

On my way to the dentist’s office this week, I got in the elevator with a guy who saw my National Championship t-shirt. “Do you go to Carolina?” he asked. Without thinking twice, I smiled and said yes. (We wear Carolina gear around campus and think nothing of it, but outside of the Tar Heel state,…

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Favorite Places to Eat in Chapel Hill

Throughout the whirlwind of graduation, packing up my apartment, and saying goodbyes, I’ve struggled to figure out exactly what words could even come close to conveying how much I will miss Chapel Hill. My conclusion is that I can’t, yet. I think I need to give myself a little more time to process before I…

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Odds & Ends – April 2017

  How did this happen?! It literally feels like yesterday that I posted last month’s Odds & Ends. April always whizzes by because of Nationals, Easter, and semester-end projects, but this one takes the cake for being the fastest month of my life. Today is already May 1st, which means: my e-mail was flooded with birthday…

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Rainbow Quinoa Bowl

I know April showers bring May flowers or whatever, but it looks like this year the April showers procrastinated (like me) and saved every drop for these past few days! What was actually just a super rainy week felt like years of cold gloom. Having the sun back has been such a blessing, especially for…

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Happy Easter, friends! I hope your day was full of joy and celebration for the renewal we have in Jesus’ resurrection. This weekend was full of much-needed rest and relaxation for me, as well as necessary spring cleaning and errand running. I don’t usually stay in Chapel Hill for Easter, but having a few days…

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Chicken Salsa Stir Fry

This morning, I tripped over a clothes hanger and stubbed my toe on the corner of my bed (#thriving). I’ve been out of town almost every weekend, so my room has turned into a disaster zone that requires a level of agility I lack in the AM. Between packing and unpacking every weekend and scrambling…

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Mountain Weekend in Boone, NC

My heart is so full… and so is my belly. I could detail you on the amazing lasagna and berry cobbler we had this weekend (and how I basically ate my weight in cookies), seeing that this is a food blog. But that’s really not what I came away with after retreating to this gorgeous…

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Odds & Ends – March 2017

I love making lists. It’s how I dream, think, and get things done in life. Putting all the random things floating around in my head onto paper is not only productive, but is also somehow relaxing for me. NPR’s 10 Reasons Why We Love Making Lists says it best- lists bring order to chaos. Favorites videos…

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Nutella Stuffed Blondie Cups

This recipe for Nutella Stuffed Blondie cups is a spinoff of one of my go-to recipes – peanut butter blondies. I made those blondies all the time in high school because they were perfect for my impatient self; the butter doesn’t have to be softened, and being in bar form means no messing with sticky…

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Spring Break in Clearwater Beach, FL

For a beach that’s consistently ranked as one of the best in Florida and the US, Clearwater Beach seems relatively unknown. I ended up just saying “Florida” when people asked where I was headed for spring break. (And then they’d assume Miami, Panama City Beach, etc.) I’m here to change that though, because Clearwater was…

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Spaghetti Squash Boats with Chicken & Broccoli

After a long week of treating myself to ice cream, pasta, sugary drinks, hush puppies, and more ice cream (did I say ice cream?), it feels really good to get back on track with what I’m eating. I can definitely feel it when I eat well vs when I don’t. Not gonna lie, the first day…

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