Friday, August 26, 2016

All Buttoned Up

When I saw this skirt at Garage for only $7, there was no way I couldn't buy it. I'm normally not one to wear skirts or dresses that often, but the color and buttons are just too cute. I wore this while walking around downtown Ada with my friend Ian, who also took these amazing photos! The skirt is stretchy, comfortable, and the right length. It does run big because I wear it high waisted, so I recommend going a size down. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Greek Life: To Rush or Not to Rush?

If you've been deciding on whether to join greek life or not, I had one of my best friends Emily talk about what she's loved for the past two years in her sorority. For myself, I decided not to rush for a couple of reasons. But if this is something that interests you, don't let the stereotypes get in the way! Depending on the school, greek life will vary, and it doesn't hurt to go to rush week to see for yourself and then decide. Don't forget to factor in things like cost and time commitment, but also life long friendships and community involvement. Keep reading to see what Emily has to say on her experience so far as a Chi Omega at Vanderbilt University!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Blueberry Banana Bread Pudding {Vegan}

I'm the kind of person who only likes super simple recipes, and this one has to be my new favorite. It was incredibly easy to make, and not too dry or soggy. It would also be delicious with strawberries, blackberries, raspberries....the list goes on. I wanted to make bread pudding because of this challah bread I bought...although I really really embarrassed myself when buying it at my local bakery. I totally mispronounced the name and the cashier was laughing so much, but now I know that it's not pronounced "ch"allah, but more like "holla" (at least I sure hope so). Also, you might be curious as to how this is a vegan recipe since the challah contains egg, but other than the bread, there are no eggs or dairy. Any day old bread will do! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

5 Things to Expect At A Big College

To say I was scared for freshman year of college is an understatement. What intimidated me the most was meeting new people, me being a speck among thousands. For someone who isn't super out going or talkative, I thought I'd be alone in my dorm room every weekend, knitting scarves and stalking Nathan Adrian on instagram (as it turns out I only did that once a month). The college I go to has more than 50,000+ students, and it has its ups and downs. For anyone curious on what college life is like at a bigger school, or if you're a freshman about to go to one, here are some things I learned that will hopefully help you!

Monday, August 8, 2016

Small Town Exploring

A couple of weeks ago I had a rare saturday off from work, so my parents and I ventured out to the cute little town of Saugatuck, Michigan. None of us had ever been there before but it was only 45 minutes away. We parked by the lake and just walked around exploring the shops and cute little restaurants. Days like this remind me to always take time to relax and spend it with family. Also, I always forget how much of beautiful, beautiful michigan there is to explore.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

My Go-To Burrito Bowl (Vegan)

I've been experimenting with eating more plant based foods recently, and this burrito bowl has been my favorite for bringing to work. It is so easy to make, and also saves me a ton of money instead of going to qdoba! Sometimes I make this into more of a salad by adding lots of spinach, or by putting everything into a wrap to change it up. I know when I go back to college this month I'll be eating this all the time.