My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean

When it comes to clothes, I often overpack. Anyone else, too? How many shirts do I need? What if I ruin my pants? Is an extra 5 pairs of underwear enough? Will I need this jacket? Let’s get down to it. Packing is hard. Especially when you’re excited. (and when your cat really really wantsContinue reading “My Suitcase for a Week-Long Trip to the Caribbean”

How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast

Avocado toast has become quite trendy, as you can find it in most of the coffee shops around small towns and cities. If you’re an avocado lover, it makes a great breakfast. I love to make toast at home in the mornings, and sometimes I’ll have a sunny-side-up egg or two along with it (yolkContinue reading “How I Make the BEST Avocado Toast”

A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share

Wondering how to make the kids eat their veggies? No, seriously, this recipe is so tasty and it doesn’t even taste like you’re eating a whole zucchini. I LOVE a homemade pesto sauce! I put this sauce on spaghetti and added a couple sautéed, sweet grape tomatoes. Pair it with some white wine and you’veContinue reading “A Zucchini Pesto Sauce You’ll Want to Share”

5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers

Looking to eat healthily but don’t want to give up pasta? You don’t have to. One of my biggest problems with “diet culture” is that you DON’T NEED TO CUT OUT FOODS. The key is eating them in MODERATION! It’s about building a lifestyle that suits you, not making one that seems so unrealistic (andContinue reading “5 Easy, Low-Calorie Recipes for Pasta Lovers”

My New Year’s Resolutions to Bring into 2022

Going into a new year gives us a reason to evaluate our current lifestyle, whether that’s eating habits, mental health awareness, hobbies, career choices or relationships with friends and significant others. There are lots of ways to look at a New Year’s resolution. It doesn’t have to be something that seem so out of reach!Continue reading “My New Year’s Resolutions to Bring into 2022”

A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season

Between Christmas and New Year celebrations, there are lots of opportunities to bake something sweet for family and friends. You don’t have to be a pro baker to make these warm treats! From cookies to crescent rolls and other creative desserts, try out one of these recipes that I recommend. Here are some of myContinue reading “A Baker’s Dozen: 13 Treats for the Holiday Season”

Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table

Raise your hand if mashed potatoes are your favorite comfort food… *raises hand* I love Thanksgiving, and not just because it’s my birthday (woot woot)! From mashed potatoes to butternut squash bisque to your grandmother’s special stuffing, this holiday really is tied together with warm foods (and family time). Here are a few yummy recipesContinue reading “Dishes You Need to Bring to the Thanksgiving Table”

My Story on Personal Growth Amid a Semester Abroad

We’ve all heard the cliche phrase, “Europe changed me,” in the face of playfully making fun of those who left home for a mere 3 months during their college experience. We get it. You got to live in Spain… or Greece… or Italy. What many people neglect to see, though, is the amount of personalContinue reading “My Story on Personal Growth Amid a Semester Abroad”

Recipe: Light & Cheesy Risotto with Pancetta

Nothing is better than warm risotto dish on an autumn day. With the added pancetta and a light parmesan flavor, this dish is a must-try. It’s very easy to make, and takes about 30 minutes to prep and cook. Call over your friends or surprise your family with a delicious meal. This recipe serves four!Continue reading “Recipe: Light & Cheesy Risotto with Pancetta”

Understanding Mood Disorders: Is Energy Contagious?

Picture this: You slept in, woke up feeling energized, and are ready for the day. You’re ready to make the most of this sunny Friday morning until you walk out into your living room. Your roommate is sitting on the couch whining about how awful her morning has been so far. She’s playing sad musicContinue reading “Understanding Mood Disorders: Is Energy Contagious?”