Odds & Ends – June/July 2017

I spent all of June willing the month to go faster, because I was so excited for my trip. After two weeks in the Canadian Rockies (three posts!) and Seattle (coming soon), I felt like July was dragging its feet. There were a lot of unknowns about my move and starting my new job; finally…

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5 Days in the Canadian Rockies (Part 2): Lake Louise & Moraine Lake

Remember the cup song that Anna Kendrick sings for her audition in Pitch Perfect? I’ve decided that the “ticket for the long way round / the one with the prettiest of views” must be about Banff National Park because “It’s got mountains, it’s got rivers, it’s got sights to give you shivers” – and the sight…

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5 Days in the Canadian Rockies (Part I): Banff

This year is Canada’s 150th anniversary, and its gift to the world was free admission to all Canadian National Parks in 2017 with the Discovery Pass. I’m sure the country’s tourism revenue has skyrocketed – and for good reason. I’m thoroughly convinced that Banff, Alberta is one of the world’s most underrated destinations! It’s easy for…

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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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