- Category: Travel Adventures -

I haven’t been everywhere- but it’s on my list

Dinner, Lunch, My Life, Recipe Box, Sides, Snacking, Travel Adventures

Skinny Crispy Sodium-Free French Fries!

First of all, I want to thank Taralynn for showcasing me in her new blog! Taralynn is a big inspiration to me, so I was glowing for days! :) This past week was consumed of packing, driving, more packing, coffee, more driving, unpacking, caffeine overloads, and seeing about 7 states in a matter of 16 hours. However, I have officially made it to Jacksonville, Florida!! My new home. Once I left, Morgantown was pounded with another foot of snow, and I was down here, sweating in 80 degree weather. Its been a crazy, surreal change, but I am embracing this new adventure and chapter in my life! This is our living room… you can hardly see the floor right now! Everything is covered in boxes! Dj starts his job this coming Monday, so I…

Breakfast, Drinks, Friends & Family, My Life, Recipe Box, Sweet Tooth, Travel Adventures

Pumpkin Spice Soy Latte!

After a month of chaos, I am embracing this sudden down time. Within this past 3 ½ weeks, I’ve graduated from college, visited family abroad in London, surprised my dad out in California for his 50th birthday, made a quick stop in Philadelphia to celebrate Dj’s birthday, & then made the drive back to Morgantown! It’s been a whirl wind of activity but a ton of fun! :) London’s Winter Wonderland  My sisters and I in California I also turned 23 last Saturday! Growing up, I learned (thanks, Blink 182) that nobody likes your when you’re 23, so here’s to hoping that is not true. ;) Throughout all of this craziness, I haven’t been cooking too much. All of that is now about to change! Starting off with my Lean Shredded Chicken Tacos with…

DIY Projects, Friends & Family, Gift Ideas, Homemade Body/Beauty Products, My Life, Travel Adventures

DIY Body Scrubs! Cute & Quick Holiday Gift Idea

Well, it’s official.. I’m a college graduate! It’s a feeling I cannot put into words.. it’s extremely surreal. I had so much fun this past week with my family coming to West Virginia. They live all over the world, so whenever we can all be together it’s always such a great time. My roomie for the past 4 ½ years! :)  My boo. :) Currently, I am sitting on my mom’s couch in her flat in London, England. She lives overseas and was able to come for the weekend, too! Morgantown was packed with my family and I loved it! I have a pretty big family. When it comes to the holidays, it can be pretty draining on my college bank account. More than that though, I really enjoy personalizing gifts. I think that making your…

Dinner, Eating Out, Lunch, My Life, Recipe Box, Sides, Travel Adventures

Airport Travels. Goodbye, Philly and Helllllo, Southern California!

I have officially made it to Southern California! I landed late last night and was welcomed by warm weather and palm trees. I’ve missed this! Travel days are long and boring. I had a 5 hour flight, followed by a 2 hour layover, followed by another 1 hour flight, so when I finally reached baggage claim I wanted to kiss the ground and do a dance.. (don’t worry, I only thought about doing that)! Traveling can pose a lot of problems for food. I didn’t want to risk eating what they had on the airplane, so before my first flight, I stopped by this quick sandwich and salad place called Green Leaf’s. I was surprised at how fresh and good their options were! I did their “Build Your Own” salad option. I chose: *Mixed…

Dinner, Dressings & Marinades, Friends & Family, Lunch, My Life, Recipe Box, Sides, Travel Adventures

Post Workout Salads & Philly!

Happy Monday! I’m currently people watching in the Philadelphia International Airport waiting to board my flight to California! Airports and traveling are something that I’m used to, so flying doesn’t bother me. However, the sweet lady sitting next to me has so much perfume on that it’s hard to breathe, so if that is my biggest issue at the moment, I guess I’m good! This week I went to visit DJ’s family in Philadelphia with him. West Virginia has a 10 day Thanksgiving break so I was able to split it up between time with his family as well as my own! Yesterday we went into the city to see the sites. I hadn’t seen them before, and I was pleasantly surprised at just how pretty the area around the historical sites really are!…

Dinner, Friends & Family, Lunch, My Life, Recipe Box, Travel Adventures

Weekend in the Woods & Chicken Butternut Squash Soup

This week was hectic but oh so much fun! My friends and I are all about to graduate from WVU next month (cue tears), so we decided to rent a cabin at Deep Creek Lake in Maryland and have a weekend in the woods! I really cannot call it a “cabin” though- it was more of a mansion.. 3 stories, a pool table, hot tub, plasma flat screen.. we really roughed it! ;) It ended up being a great getaway and the weather was so nice! You really can’t beat the scenery, it’s beautiful at this time of year. Ignore my roommate Sara’s awful hat… ;) My only complaint is that we couldn’t stay longer! Now let’s get on to the best creation using fall flavors I made before our trip! I don’t know…