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April 2017

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The Countdown is Real

April 24, 2017

Graduation is less than three weeks away. I was talking to my mom yesterday and she asked me if I was excited about it. I am, of course, but there are other emotions somewhat overshadowing it. I’m sure graduation day will be amazing, but my mind has already skipped ahead to May 14th.

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Settle the Score

April 17, 2017

Hi Guys!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. I finally hit up the Carrboro Farmer’s Market this Saturday and stumbled across sweet potato habanero hot sauce. Yes, you read that right. You know in cartoons when their eyes pop out of their heads. That pretty much sums up how I reacted. At least on the inside. On the outside I tried to keep it cool, but I probably looked like a crazy person grinning from ear to ear. I can’t wait to use it. I’m thinking I may do a burrito or taco of some sort using ground turkey, black beans, and a shredded cheese blend with pepper jack. I also bought a jar of curried peach preserves. I’ll be making some epic sandwiches with that. Think turkey breast and goat cheese. Continue Reading


Healthy Banana Milkshake

April 13, 2017

I must have something special for you if I’m coming to you on a Thursday, right? Well I do. It’s a three ingredient ridiculously tasty and healthy banana milkshake. If you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this in my insta story a couple weeks ago. Yet another reason you should follow me if you’re not already. You could have been enjoying this milkshake for weeks now!After having a delicious, but not so healthy red velvet milkshake one Sunday, I wanted to have another one the next day. Since moderation is key for me, I knew that I had to pass on seconds. However, I wanted to try to make my own healthy version to satisfy that sweet tooth of mine that just won’t quit. I had some frozen banana chunks and almond milk on hand so I thought I’d give it a whirl.  I threw in some unsweetened cocoa powder to make things a little more interesting. Let’s just say the results far exceeded my expectations. It was oh so good. I thought it’d be pretty good, but not that good. And it was so simple to make. Isn’t it awesome when the stars align like that?!

With the temps warming up this makes the perfect spring treat.

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Good Things Take Time

April 10, 2017

Happy Monday Guys!I hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine working on revisions to my defended dissertation (eek!), reading, job-hunting, and getting delicious free pizza (yes to coupons in the mail!). Continue Reading

Grad School Style


April 3, 2017

Happy Monday Guys!It’s not even a full 2 days into this week and it’s already one for the books. One because Chapel Hill is in the NCAA championship, and two because I defended my dissertation today! Yep!  My head is still spinning.  Continue Reading