23 May

AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

Posted in CREATE, RECIPES
AMISH FRIENDSHIP BREAD

Sometime earlier in the year, I decided I wanted to get a starter for Amish Friendship Bread and write about it. But then school started and I became The Grad Student Zombie, and there was just no time or energy for such things. Or anything for that matter. Then, magically, at the end of the semester, […]

12 May

HOUSEPLANTS

Posted in HOME, LIFE
HOUSEPLANTS

When I lived at home, I remember my mom used to bring freshly cut flowers inside during the spring and summer, and then dry them so she could keep them in an arrangement year-round. I don’t ever remember her having a bunch of house plants that she had to water or keep alive—I imagine dealing with […]

24 April

THE STORIES I WANT TO TELL

Posted in LIFE
THE STORIES I WANT TO TELL

I’ve always been a writer in my heart, even before I knew what stories I wanted to tell. When I was younger, I kept little notebooks with me at all times, to write lists or song lyrics or just doodle during class. My friends in high school were fascinated by them. They weren’t really journals, […]

9 April

PACKING LIGHT

Posted in FASHION, LIFE, STYLE
PACKING LIGHT

On my recent trip to Ireland, I wanted to pack only a carry-on bag so that I could bypass the hassle of checking a bag (even though I ended up having to check it on the way home to bring back some whiskey!). Plus, I knew that I would likely be dressing casually the entire […]

3 April

IRELAND: PART THREE

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IRELAND: PART THREE

Read part one here and part two here! Tuesday, March 21st The next morning, we all accidentally missed breakfast at the hotel, so we had to venture out into town to find something. There is a local chain called Coco Cafe, which has a good assortment of options that were pretty quick. I ordered a bagel with […]