A little bit of everything

The Best Gift You Can Give: Scrapbook Memories

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Happy Wednesday everyone! I know that this was supposed to be up on Sunday, but I was face down in my books for the last four days. Now that I have some free time, however, I can connect with you all again. Better late than never right? I like to think so.

This past weekend my boyfriend and I celebrated the fourth year anniversary of our relationship. I would not have imagined that I would be holding hands with the same man- who happens to be my first boyfriend – since high school, but he has filled my life with so much happiness and love that I couldn’t imagine holding hands with anyone else. Sappy, I know. Continue reading

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Your Ultimate Green Power Smoothie

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So I know I did a thorough smoothie post a while back, but in light of recent information that I learned I thought it was necessary to follow up with an additional post. Because fruit smoothies are so high in sugar content, having them in the morning when your body hasn’t expended much energy yet means that they will spike your sugar levels, and all of the excess can get stored as glycogen, which is harder to use and burn off later. Continue reading

Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Cream Rosette Frosting

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Hello dilettantes!

Welcome back to the school year! I finished my first week and I’m so glad to be back: I think it’s going to be a great semester. This strawberry shortcake recipe is a perfect way to celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of the next chapter (i.e. who really needs an excuse to bake a cake?!). Continue reading