Traveling Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

This week I’ll be making the trek to a family reunion in Minnesota. I’ve been looking forward to it for months, though it’ll be tinged with some sadness since my Grandma’s health may be declining after a hip fracture this month. We’ve always been a pretty jovial group though, so I’m hoping to show her a bit of the good old family merriment. Continue reading

Meal Prep Basics and a Blueberry Overnight Oats Recipe

Blueberry Overnight Oats in the Morning

My Sunday meal prep time is a sacred thing, and it’ll be the topic of an ongoing series here on the blog. It’s what allows me to get so much done during the week, keeps me eating healthy, and prevents my grocery bill from going through the roof due to one unscheduled trip to Costco. This post is going to tackle the aspect that took me the longest to nail down: planning. Continue reading

How to Throw the Post-College Dinner Party (That Your Friends Will Finally Make Time For)

When I graduated from college a few years ago it became quickly apparent how difficult it was to keep in touch with friends as we all entered this crazy new phase of our lives. Moving to a slightly more out of the way part of the city with no car of my own and a brand new 9-5 type job meant getting creative about finding ways to maintain these friendships.

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To Blog or Not to Blog: Is That Even a Question These Days?


I’ve been thinking about starting a blog for past few years but the project always seemed so daunting to this narratively challenged person. Writing has never come easily to me and I’m pretty atrocious at word choice and commas, but I realized that having a creative outlet is important for everyone. If this adventure isn’t for me, at least I can say I gave it my best shot (and cross it off a few ancient to-do lists in the process).

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