life in general

some goals for 2013


I know, I know. It’s February. I guess I just needed a month to get into the swing of 2013. I decided to set just a few food goals for this year. Nothing fancy, but without further ado, here are some goals for 2013: Less sugar. I usually don’t have desserts or things, and I […]

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hurricane disaster relief & roxbury, ny


I’ve decided to forego the usual blog stuff for today and instead write a little about Hurricane Sandy. I am praying for those that have been so horribly affected. Thankfully, the DC area got away relatively unscathed. Unfortunately, my family and people I care about didn’t get away totally scot-free. My mom is from Brooklyn, NY–born and raised. Sometimes she’ll let […]

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a hurricane PSA from this little blogger


To those in the path of Hurricane Sandy, please stay safe!   Once power goes out, our cell phones can be a valuable resource. Not only for entertainment, but for preparedness and survival. Here a a few helpful links and apps for hurricane prep before, during, and after the storm: Smartphone Resources for when storms hit […]

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a few days with a pup


For the past few days, my family had the awesome task of fostering this cute little nugget of a puppy, Lily! She stayed with us for a while, and now is with her new family, friends up in New York. To remember the good times with Lily, here are a few pictures! Here we are […]

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a wedding weekend


One of my great friends, Lauren, got married this weekend to her Hokie sweetheart, Hugh. It was such a fun wedding: so much love, booze, dancing, and pies. Here are a few fun moments from the night: Cainon, Devon, Elizabeth, and Jeff. All still looking pretty put-together. A couple of couples. The girls. We’re cute. […]

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charleston & bridge run 2012


Hello world! I hope everyone’s April has been off to a great start; not too many April fool’s jokes or tummy aches from too many chocolate bunnies. I spend the last few days of March and the start of April down in beautiful Charleston, SC with a few of my best friends from college. Devin […]

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white wine sangria & the weekend


Happy Tuesday friends! I just finished listening to the NPR Fresh Air interview with Matthew Weiner, the creator of Mad Men, about the fifth season which started on Sunday night. For those that are fans, this really is a great interview. If you like the the show, this a hilarious look into the characters’ futures. […]

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a new orleans bachelorette weekend


My lovely friend, co-worker, and fellow Hokie, Lauren, is getting married in April, and to celebrate her last few weeks of single-girlhood, a group of us traveled down south for a New Orleans bachelorette weekend! This was my first time visiting this awesome city and it sure didn’t disappoint. I wish I had documented everything: […]

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wine wednesday: my go-to wine


Happy Wine Wednesday! One wine that I always know that I will love, and since I am usually in the mood for cabernet, is Cupcake Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Cupcake wine goes on sale pretty often at my local grocery store, so I always make sure to pick up a bottle or two when it does. […]

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staying healthy: apps for chronic illness


Like almost everyone else I know, I am attached to my iPhone. And although I probably have about 50 apps downloaded, there are a few select apps I can’t live without. Some of these apps are more important than others, namely, what I refer to as my “health apps.” Living with a chronic illness requires […]

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