Tonight for dinner I decided to try something new – stir fry! I’ve been reading through a lot of stir fry recipes and after reading about common themes…I decided to go it alone and created my very own stir fry recipe! It was yummy! Ingredients: Ribeye steak (cut into small squares) Orange Bell Pepper (chopped into small pieces) 1.5 cups or so of Asparagus (chopped) 2 cups of Mushrooms .75 cups of Green Onion Garlic, Salt & Pepper for Steak… Read more »

Monster cookies turn every cookie-loving individual into a Cookie Monster. Check out the best Monster Cookie recipe below! Ingredients: 0.5 cup butter (room temperature) 0.5 cup brown sugar 0.25 cup white sugar 0.75 cup creamy peanut butter 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 0.5 teaspoon baking soda 1.25 cups all purpose flour 0.5 cup quick cooking oats 1.5 cup m&ms 0.5 cup chocolate chips 0.5 peanut butter chips Recipe: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the butter, brown and white… Read more »

In today’s world, many of us place emphasis on what we (or others) are doing wrong. You’re too fat. She’s too skinny. He’s too muscular. She’s too smart. He’s too nice. They are too focused on their careers.  Too! Too! Too! Why? Why are we wasting all this time focusing on what’s “wrong” with each of us? And who is to say what “wrong” actually looks like? We have this obsession with labeling everyone with a negative tone… I don’t… Read more »

Two hours of my life was just spent updating a ten-tabbed spreadsheet I’ve created to plan my trip to Europe. There are several things I’m realizing while planning a month-long adventure: (1) Europe is larger than you think. (2) I’m not yet old enough to rent a car, so I’ll be counting on trains, busses and my own two feet. (3) Power is different in Europe… power converters/adapters knowledge here I come! (4) …that includes my hair dryer… (5) ^^… Read more »

Anne Walker (Piper Perabo) and Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham) make for yet another dynamic duo in this CIA drama. Season One was released in the summer of 2010 and it’s currently on Season Five. Anne comes in as a new CIA spy and shows impressive instincts from day one. Auggie, her blind technical sidekick, helps Anne along the way to keep her out of danger. If you like semi-intense dramas – this show is for you! And that “semi-intense” is… Read more »

This is my absolute favorite baked french toast recipe – but I can’t take much credit for it! It was originally posted here at The Pioneer Woman. However, I do have a few adjustments I’ll share as I explain the recipe below! Ingredients: ~ French Toast ~ Butter, for greasing 1 Loaf of Texas Toast bread (amount you use will depend on pan size!) 8 eggs 1.5 cups of 2% Milk 1 cup of Heavy Cream 0.5 cup Sugar 0.5 cup… Read more »

Lansing Half Marathon Finish Line

I never really played the whole sports game when I was younger… I was far too uncoordinated and well, I just wasn’t part of that crowd. Although I may have ran a little or played a game of volleyball here or there, this just was not a priority of mine. I studied and studied and studied and stressed out a ridiculous amount. Looking back, I wasn’t 100%. Then I went to college. As I met and encountered and learned from new friends… Read more »

Yep. That’s right! In a matter of a few months I’ll be traveling abroad for the first time in my (almost) 22 years. I’m speechless, ecstatic, I…words just can’t describe exactly how I’m feeling. Oh! And don’t even get me started on the questions I have yet to sort through and the planning that is going to go into this trip – it’ll be worth it though! As I plan out my trip, details will unfold within this blog –… Read more »