Photo Diary { Genoa, Italy }

The diversity within Italy itself is reason enough to love it. It’s a country steeped in history and rich in culture and the arts. Not to mention, it’s culinary credentials are out-of-this world. I spent six years in junior high/high school learning Italian, so this country, its culture, and its people all hold a special place […]

Happiness Is… { Boston Edition }

 A few weekends ago, the 4th of July to be exact, I took advantage of the two extra days off we got from work and hopped on a bus to visit some of my best friends from study abroad in Boston. After spending five way-too-short months in Europe together, the separation anxiety was starting to […]


“Once in a lifetime…”     Very well said, Kristina- and exactly the same words that I would use to describe this fairytale weekend.  From the beginning of our scenic journey along the shores of Lake Geneva to our delightful crêperie experience to ending our day with a majestic view of the sunset on the […]

Catching My Breath

This weekend is our Fall Break, which I customarily go home for, but this year, I decided to stay at school and catch my breath- because when life is going at 100mph, you don’t realize how fast it’s going until you stop moving.         After a few hectic weeks of school and work, waking […]

Happiness Is…

With the new school year underway, I figured it’d be a great time to do Round 2 of my “Happiness Is” series.  I realized I haven’t posted in a while, so I compiled a list of things that have made life a little brighter and this semester a little more bearable over these past few […]

Scenes from the Weekend 08.31.15

One of my biggest non-academic goals that I set for myself at the beginning of this semester was to make the most of these next four months while I’m here on campus.  As cheesy as it sounds, there’s nothing worse than focusing so intently on school to realize that four months of your life just whizzed […]

An Ode to Oats

And just like that, the first week of classes is finished!!  The first few days are always challenging since you’re adapting to this new schedule and trying to figure out what routine works best, so it’s such a big relief to have gotten past that stage.  It also helps to be an upperclassman because you […]

Scenes from the Weekend 08.24.15

Between moving in and Orientation Leader training, it’s been a busy few days since I arrived on campus last week.  Today marks the first day of classes, but I did make sure to take advantage of the glorious weather by squeezing in a couple of fun adventures in the free time that I had!    […]

Green Smoothie Love

Since this is my last weekend at home, I figured I would share with you one of my favorite creations that I’ve been loving all summer.  Enter, the Green Smoothie Bowl.  This green smoothie bowl is one of summer’s simplest pleasures that I cannot get enough of.  It’s natural, nutritious, and wholesome, and quite delicious […]