recipe: sweet monkey bread loaf
[[MORE]] Sometimes I dream about writing these great opening lines for a recipe post. In fact, I’m almost positive I had a dream last night about writing witty words. In my dream, you loved what I had written. I even saw myself giggling as I typed it. Yet, here I am, staring at the screen, and I’ve got nothing for you. Absolutely nothing, except the truth. And the truth is this:...
recipe: [almost vegan] banana chocolate chip...
Post by Rachel [[MORE]] Let’s start with the two not-so-obvious things about the title of this post. I’ve decided that cookies are basically any type of batter that you drop onto a baking sheet. (Yes I know pretty cookies exist, where you slice them or cut them out, but just go with me on this one.) So why not make cookies into something healthy and filling enough for breakfast? Cookies come...
inspiration: fall fashion
Let’s face it. For me, Summer 2012 has been a time of change and exploring. And while I’ve pretty much loved every bit of it, I have to admit that Fall is looking pretty darn appetizing right now. Throw in the start of college football this upcoming weekend, and I don’t really have much more on my mind besides the impending season change. Seeing as I’m a girl (hope...
recipe: cajun seafood boil
[[MORE]] Once upon a time, I was just a young girl accompanying my family to the first University of Tennessee football game of the season. Little did I know that I would discover a WONDERFUL new type of food. Little did I know that, ten plus years from now, we would still be making it! But here were are, big pot and large stirring stick in hand, ready to share. Let me introduce you to...
street style: lady in red
last night's dinner: steak + summer veggies
Cajun Seasoned Steak + Sauteed Seasonal Veggies I’m thrilled to finally have a grill!
travels: majorca, the beautiful.
I honestly feel like I created a full time job for myself when I decided to post all the pictures from my time in Europe. First, all the editing. Then, deciding which pictures to post and what experiences to write about. I can’t say I regret the time spent, though (and it’s not like I have a job now anyways). I’ve had a lot of fun reliving the trip. More importantly,...
travels: barcelona, all the rest.
I decided to put all of my remaining Barcelona pictures into one, probably very long, post. I hope you enjoy scrolling through! Beautiful statue in downtown Barcelona. la Catedral [[MORE]] inside la Catedral inside la Catedral National Art Museum of Catalonia National Art Museum of Catalonia National Art Museum of Catalonia The following...
travels: barcelona, sagrada familia
Barcelona was the second stop on our July trip to Europe. Eric and I were both very excited to visit someplace new, despite how tired we were following our time spent in Paris. We ate a lot of tapas (including a foie gras burger…chew on that thought for a bit!), enjoyed the scenery and spent some time visiting some well known tourist attractions. On our first day, we stopped by the...
travels: paris, all the rest.
The five days we spent in Paris were adventurous, breathtaking, exhausting, but overall amazing. I’m so hopeful that we can go back again one day. Then we’ll be able to spend more time in certain areas…and maybe fall in love with the city a little bit more than we are today. This post will show some of my favorite pictures that don’t necessarily focus around a main...
travels: paris, sacre coeur
Ahhhhh, now for the prettiest church we visited during our trip to Paris: Sacre Coeur. Situated on the hills of Montmartre overlooking the city of Paris, this church caught my eye on our first day in Paris. I saw it sitting on a hill and begged Eric to go there. And you see all those people??? They were EVERYWHERE. They obviously thought it was really pretty as well. (even though they made...
travels: paris, the louvre
The Louvre was the first stop on our first full day spent in Paris, and man it didn’t disappoint! (We went inside, saw some famous art, but LOVED the outside most of all. Hence, that is what you shall see in the below pictures!) and on that note, let’s queue the picture roll the controversial glass pyramids are simply put, quite beautiful. [[MORE]] inside...
For a very long time, I’ve admired bloggers who consistently post what’s on their mind. I tend to wait until I’m either 1) very frustrated, 2) extremely happy, or 3) in full on over share mode. This typically leads to very long, uninteresting posts. So I’m going to take some queues from around the blogosphere and try again. My favorite “sharer” is...
street style: stripes
today’s rainy weather has me wishing I could be out and about in a comfy dress paired with some stylish sneaks. alas, I’m sure to be sporting my big rain boots all day!
travels: paris, eiffel tower
Up next on my little Paris tour is the one-and-only Eiffel Tower! Built in 1889 as the entrance for the World’s Fair, the beautiful iron tower has become one of France’s most notable structural icons. (and incidentally the site of the infamous TomKat engagement announcement….just saying) One shocking bit of history is that the Eiffel Tower was never intended to be a...
travels: paris, notre dame
Today starts my official recap of some of my favorite places we visited in Paris, Barcelona and Majorca! Let’s begin with the most famous Parisan church: Notre Dame. I was instantly taken by Notre Dame’s beauty from afar. What I didn’t anticipate was how its beauty would increase the closer I walked. The sheer amount of detail on the outside of the church was absolutely...
photography: paris, sacre coeur
Sacre Coeur, Paris, France most amazing church we visited in Paris!