Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Lake Padden, which entirely froze over this past week. There were children throwing large rocks at the ice (where were their parents?!), adults playing hockey, and dogs skidding right past their targeted stick. It was chaotic and beautiful. Check it out if you have the chance! Cheers, babes.Read more "Bellingham on Ice: The Musical"
I am the queen of one-pan meals because I hate cooking and I hate cleaning. Recently, my laziness has blended with “hangry”-ness and I’ve resorted to the epitome of crappy college food…Top Ramen. This is a great way to use up the last of your veggies before the next grocery trip. Directions: Boil water in a […]Read more "Lunch Hack | 3 minutes + Cheap"
I’m currently streaming podcasts from my iPhone while getting my life in order [finances, editing work, and cleaning] after an utterly irresponsible hiatus from adulthood. I’ve spent the last month and a half gallivanting across Europe and exaggerating the subsequent jet lag upon my return; I’m officially ready to get back to my productive self. With […]Read more "Podcasts and Productivity"
I want to wish a very happy Father’s Day to all the dads and father-figures out there. I owe a huge thank-you to my own Dad for being a constant source of advice, homework help, public embarrassment, and laughter–I love you dearly. In celebration, I’d like to share with you my dad’s recipe for his favorite drink: […]Read more "Old-Fashioned Recipe | Happy Father’s Day"
Nobody cares what you look like or what you’re doing for more than a second. They’re too busy worrying about themselves. Salt cures everything [sweat, tears, salt water, or salty snacks]. You are insignificant to the majority of others; don’t take things too personally. If someone seems annoyed, there’s probably an explanation that has nothing […]Read more "22 Things I’ve Learned | Birthday #22"
You can see a piece of art and admire it without suddenly despising all of the artwork you already own. Similarly, you can admire a beautiful person without despising yourself for not looking just like them. Stop comparing yourself to others. Your face doesn’t have to look like their face and your body doesn’t have […]Read more "Coffee Diary | 1"
“My body is finely tuned like a microchip and the flu is like a grain of sand; it could LITERALLY shut down the entire system.” As some of you may have picked up on, I’m a bit of a health nut. In an effort to make my recipes healthier and more nutrient dense, I often over-correct […]Read more "I Have LI-TERALLY Become Chris Traeger"
If you were to ask any of the dozens of parents for whom I’ve nannied over the years, they would all tell you that I’m generally good at keeping things alive [namely, their children]. I’m also fairly good at following instructions and learning from mistakes so it’s truly a mystery to me how in the […]Read more "Planticide + A $3 Find"
School has always been something that just *clicked* with me; I enjoyed it and I put pressure on myself to succeed [type-A personality, some would say]. By contrast, my younger sister is wired for an entirely different circuit; one with loops and junctions and dead ends. Neither is a better nor worse way of viewing the […]Read more "An Open Letter To Adderall || Guest Post"
This is the first of a new series on my blog where I share 5 of my favorite things each month. Feel free to share some of your favorite new finds in the comments so I can check them out.Read more "5 Things || February 2016"