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Lazy, Rainy Weekend

Hello from the dreary south! It sounds like most of you have snow right now; we just have cloudy skies and lots of rain here in North Carolina. It’s actually made for a very nice, cozy weekend so far. Besides venturing out on Friday night for sushi and twice to go to the gym, Matt and I have pretty much just been rocking out at home in pajamas Continue Reading …

Homemade Minestrone Soup

Morning! I whipped up a batch of my homemade minestrone soup for dinner last night. I love this soup — definitely one of my favorite recipes on the blog. It’s so easy and super versatile; every time I make it it’s a little different depending what I have in the fridge. :) This variation included zucchini, carrots, celery, kidney Continue Reading …

Halloween Costumes & Murder Mysteries

Hello, hello! I hope all of you aren’t buried in snow! According to Weather.com, the north east is experiencing “Snowtober.” You’re so clever, Weather.com. No snow here — just some much colder weather! Matt and I decided to celebrate Halloween a few days early this year — we went to the Eve Ball put on by Franklin Street Yoga on Continue Reading …

Gourmet Sandwiches & School Projects

Good morning! I had a fun night last night at my girl Elle’s place — we had to do a group project together for school and decided to best way to do that was to also have a fun dinner involved :) Win! I love combining fun with productivity :) We decided to make gourmet sandwiches — quick, easy, and tasty so that we could get down to Continue Reading …

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (made with Greek yogurt!)

Good morning! I made a fun new recipe yesterday — creamy tomato basil soup, made with Greek yogurt! I’ve actually never made tomato basil soup before myself but I LOVE it. So perfect for eating with grilled cheese :) Which is exactly what I had for dinner last night along with the soup! Matt’s younger brother Drew’s girlfriend, Continue Reading …

Vicenza, Italy in Photos

Sadly, friends, my European vacation adventure has come to a close. Today was my last day of playing in Italy and I fly back to Washington D.C. in the morning! I’ll spend Saturday night in D.C. with my mom, and then drive back to North Carolina on Sunday. My second semester of grad school starts Monday! Gah. Nothing like cramming in every Continue Reading …

Last Day in Germany: Linderhof Palace & Ettal Abbey!

In honor of our last day of family vacation in Germany, we decided some more sightseeing was in order :) First stop: Linderhof Palace! Remember crazy King Ludwig II from my Neuschwanstein Castle post? Well, this palace was his, too! He spent most of his time here, in fact. It’s the smallest of his three castles, but the only one that he Continue Reading …

The Day I Sledded Down the German Alps.

Today will forever be remembered as the day I was introduced to German sledding. Also known as: the day I sledded down the Alps. (I have no idea why my point and shoot is making everything blue. I think it has just about had it with all these winter sports.) Let’s start from the beginning. Today, my German friend Melli came to visit, Continue Reading …