Monthly Archives: September 2013

Back At It

Hi, friends! Well, I was away from the blog world for over a week! That’s the longest I’ve been gone from LLL in many months. Crazy! I appreciate you all understanding my need to step away, though. I feel like a lot of people don’t realize how much work and time blogging takes, so it […]


Hello friends! I wanted to pop by this morning to let you know that I’m still here!! I’m just taking a temporary, unplanned, unwanted hiatus from blogging. My life has literally gotten to busy to do much of anything online, let alone post! Hopefully I’ll be back later this week, but if not, I will […]

Shepherd’s Pie and Oatmeal Gingerbread

Good morning, all! IT’S FRIDAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!! I love Fridays. They’re fun. 🙂 For today, I want to share three exciting things with you. 1. On Tuesday it was 90*. Last night, we had frost. This rollercoaster of temperatures has really made it feel like autumn all of a sudden. I’m not totally ok with it yet, […]

I don’t mean for this post to be a side note. Not in any way. However, there aren’t enough words to express the sadness and reflection this day brings for me and my country, so instead of filling it up with superfluous words, I just wanted to remind myself and us all to never forget.

WIAW and WiR

Hello hello! First of all, how is it already Wednesday? I can’t believe how fast these weeks have been going by. Second, who else (in the U.S. – or anywhere, really) is going through a major heat wave? It was 93* here yesterday! I loved it. It could stay like this through February and I’d […]

Shortbread Cookies

There were many things I loved about England. (Duh.) I loved the scenery. The weather. The excursions. The people I met. And of course, the pubs. And this is going to sound crazy to those of you who aren’t food obsessed, but one of my favorite things to do when I was there was search […]

Awa’ tae Scootlund!

Well, today one of my best friends, Sarah, is heading away to Scotland for a five year adventure! She’s going to school in Glasgow to become a vet, and I couldn’t be more excited for her! Good luck and have fun, Sarah! It’s going to be so weird not having her around to hang out […]

Two in One: Baked Banana Oatmeal and Zucchini Banana Bread

I’m aliiiiiiive!!! (^That’s a bit dramatic.) Needless to say, I survived my first day of student teaching. Not only that, but it went so, so well. Thank you all for your good luck wishes and kind things you said – I’m sure they helped! Really, though, I couldn’t have asked for a better first day. […]

Week in Review #13

Good morning! I hope you all aren’t too sad about the long weekend being over. At least the long weekend makes for a shorter week, right? Today is my first day of student teaching, so as you’re reading this, I’m probably on my way to the school, a nervous wreck, or at the school, hopefully […]

Popping By

Just popping by this morning to wish all of my American friends a happy Labor Day! “In the United States, Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions […]