Completed Cupcakes

  This summer, I have the honor of working with and advising a group of IT Interns (in the same place as I was last summer). I’ve made a few treats for them throughout the summer – because, well, I love baking 🙂 So, when one of them requested something chocolatey – I didn’t know what to make… My other half suggested cake…and that idea led me to finding cupcake recipes – specifically this one for Salted Dark Chocolate Cupcakes…. Read more »

Colors in Boxes

Back in Elementary School, my friends and I would look at various colors and associate certain feelings or emotions with them. We talked in mood ring. “Oh, you like the color red? – You must be a really angry person…” Then in High School, a few of my English classes, and even in psychology, we discussed the various meanings behind colors. Blue is related to this. Yellow makes a person feel like this. And so on… So, what is the… Read more »

Fitbit Logo

If you didn’t know, I’m the proud owner of a Fitbit One. I love it. So, what is it? Fitbit is a company that produces fitness trackers and devices. I’ve had my Fitbit One for a little over a year, and prior to that I had the Fitbit Force for a while. The Force has been discontinued do to a rash/burn it produced on very few people (myself included). That’s okay, though as they have an entirely new set of… Read more »

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And, we are back with the next set of questions. If you didn’t know, I’ve been answering 50 questions that will free your my mind. They are incredibly intriguing and I encourage each of you to answer them yourself! Check out Round One, Round Two and Round Three!   1. How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? Well, if everything that made me happy made everyone else around me happy, too – it’d be a… Read more »

Chicken Alfredo

  So, in looking back at my Foodie Friday posts, I realized that I’ve never actually posted a real dinner – just very sugary treats and breakfasts. Therefore, I give you Chicken Alfredo. Ingredients: 2 Boneless Chicken Breasts 1-2 c. Broccoli Angel Hair Pasta 2 tbsp. Butter 1 c. Heavy Whipping Cream 1 c. Parmesan 1 tbsp. Garlic Pinch of Pepper 1 tbsp. Parsley   Directions: Boil pasta to your own liking. After heating a frying pan with a small… Read more »

Gratitude Symbol

Today, I want to share a list of things I’m grateful for. Every once in a while, I compile this list in my head, but I think it’s so important to write it out. Doing this every so often helps me to remember how truly blessed I am in this crazy world and how, the little problems I face day-to-day really are small and through all these wonderful things, I can do anything! Here it goes… Mom & Dad Sister… Read more »

My Other Half & I at Forecastle

  The past week has been crazy. Literally. My Fitbit One tells me that I slept 6 hours or less, Monday through Thursday night. I’ve managed to walk around 130,000 steps in the last seven days – i.e. an average of well over my goal of 15,000 steps per day. Why so busy, you ask? I’m not sure. I think when there are events post-work and there’s already a lack of sleep…that’s an issue. I’m still adjusting to this full-time world!… Read more »

Yummy Cinnamon Roll

Happy Friday, everyone! This weekend, cook up my favorite sweet treat, cinnamon rolls! Ingredients: Dough… 4-5 c. Flour 4.5 tsp. Yeast 0.75 c. Milk 0.5 c. Water 0.5 c. Butter, melted 0.5 c. Sugar 1 Egg Filling… 0.5+ c. Butter, melted 1 c. Brown Sugar 1 tbsp. Cinnamon Frosting… 2.5-3.5 c. Powdered Sugar 2 tbsp. Butter 2 tbsp. Milk 1-2 tsp. Vanilla   Directions: Mix together 1.75 cups Flour and Yeast. Set aside. In small saucepan, heat the milk, water,… Read more »

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Well, here we are at round three of ten in this questions series. Check out Round One and Round Two for the first ten questions! 1. You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do? Call them out on their rudeness. Not only this, I would explain my friendship with this close friend. Lastly,… Read more »

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Traveling is incredibly important to my life. Prior to my month-long excursion to Europe last December, I was leery of traveling – especially traveling abroad. Of course, I have traveled throughout my home state of Michigan and to a few other locations…but never anything like this. My other half and I visited London, Paris, Belgium, Berlin, Venice and Rome. Because of flight restrictions, we each only took one carry-on size suitcase and a small backpack – for an entire month!… Read more »

Inside Out Movie Cover

*This post may contain SPOILERS* So, yesterday – my other half and I decided to go and see Inside Out. You might be thinking, oh that’s that kid movie…I’m here to tell you that Inside Out is for kids AND for adults. The creators at Disney and Pixar did an absolutely fabulous job making this movie – oh and the actors (voices) – on point. So, what made us go? Well, it opened at approximately $91.1 million – making it… Read more »

Open notebook and cup of coffee

  When I started blogging, I loved the ease that came with blogging with Weebly. During college, I didn’t necessarily want to devote the time to customization, plug-ins, etc – I just wanted to write. Weebly is fabulous for this – it’s quick and easy and quite painless. Well, after graduation, I have found more time to devote to my little piece of the World Wide Web and decided I wanted to move from Weebly to the self-hosted version of… Read more »