Monthly Archives: May 2012

It’s almost June, right?

We’ve had a very bizarre couple of days here in Michigan…temperatures not even reaching 60*, going down to 40* at night, and overcast. The weather man said that today’s average temperature is 77*, but it’s gloomy, rainy, and super cold out! Crazy… Anyway, here’s the next episode of What I Ate Wednesdays! Apparently, I’m not […]

Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day! I just want to say a quick thank you to all the people who are going to, are currently, or have served my country. Without you all, we would not have the freedoms and happiness we have today. Thank you!

Liverpool Recap: Day One

Well, it’s a pretty lazy Sunday afternoon around here, so I thought I’d do another travel recap post! During early November 2011, when I was studying abroad in England, my mom and I amazingly had the same exact week off of school and work. She had already bought her plane ticket to visit during that […]

The Best Granola

Hello all, and happy Friday! Happy Memorial Day weekend, too, to all of my American friends. ­čÖé So last weekend I was searching for a good, healthy granola recipe. I found quite a few, but decided to combine them and add a few twists of my own. The result? Perfection! Eating this stuff is like […]


I’ve decided to start something new on my blog – “What I Ate Wednesdays!“ Many of the bloggers that I follow do this every Wednesday, and I think it sounds fun. Not only that, but maybe it will help put me in the habit of keeping an eye on what and how much I eat! […]

Doughnut Muffins – with variations!

Good morning! I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start! I actually have a four hour break from babysitting today – the girls had a play date at a friend’s house, so I thought I’d take the time to do some homework share a recipe with you all! I first made this recipe […]

Neature Walk

Yesterday Dan and I celebrated our 3 year anniversary. Our initial plan was to go to the beach, but since neither of us wanted to drive that far, we decided on Frederick Meijer Gardens instead. It was a gorgeous day – around 85* (Fahrenheit) and sunny, with a nice breeze. Have you seen┬áthis┬áNeature Walk video? […]

Irish Beef Stew

Here’s another winning recipe that I promised to you all a few weeks ago. It is a family (and friend) favorite – my brother asks for it quite often. One of the best things about it, too, is that it is even better the next day! My recipe was adapted from one I found on […]

Applesauce Muffins

Hey all! I promised you all a recipe a couple of weeks ago, so here it is!: Applesauce Muffins (E, N, D) makes about 20 muffins adapted from Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (ca. 1987) Ingredients: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 cup whole wheat flour – 1 1/4 cup sugar – 1 1/2 tsp. […]

Dinner for a Grad

Good afternoon, and happy Friday! Last night I made a dinner and had a mini celebration for my friend Sarah, who just finished her undergrad degree! We met our sophomore year of high school, and have been great friends ever since. ­čÖé Sarah finished her degree in three years, taking 20+ credits almost every semester. […]