Hey, guys. I haven't written much lately and that is because I am still feeling sick. I seem to have an odd, unrelated barrage of symptoms and have been to several different doctors with no answers yet. I am trying to do as many "normal" things as I can while trying to navigate whatever is … Continue reading Anniversary Trip to Milwaukee
Hello! It is finally starting to feel like fall around here, even though it's all just moving a little too quickly for me. On Friday, my best friend and I went to Starved Rock, a state park in Illinois, and I decided to bake some muffins for some protein-packed fuel. One of my favorite ways … Continue reading Chocolate-Chip Pumpkin Protein Muffins
Hi, everyone! I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend. Julian and I decided to go on a little adventure and drove about an hour away to the Goose Lake Prairie State Natural Area. Near there is another prairie where you can see bison, but it was closed. I started my Labor Day morning … Continue reading Labor Day In a Prairie
Hello! It's a beautiful night in Chicago - today has taken on the sort of aesthetic I love. It's slightly warm but there's a cool breeze, and the sky is gray and a little dark, but the wind in the trees rustled in a way that the movement of the leaves and the birds made … Continue reading Small Recap
I like to include plant-based meals in my week as much as possible, not only because of the nutritional benefits, but because of the the ways it can help the environment. Eating plant-based meals several times a week can help reduce your carbon footprint, minimize water usage/waste, and help lessen risk of heart disease, cancer, … Continue reading Fried Cauliflower Rice w/ Tofu “Egg”
Hello! It's Sunday evening and a gloomy, cool night in Chicago. I love this type of weather because it's perfect for exploring, aesthetically beautiful, and puts me in a writing mood. This week was filled with fun adventures and went by really quickly. As much as I can't wait for Halloween, I feel like I … Continue reading Recap: Outdoor Adventures, Dog Paradise, & Groceries
Good morning! It's Sunday and going to be a gorgeous, sunny day and I plan on taking full advantage of the weather. If I drank coffee, I'd be having one right now, but instead I'm sipping on a watermelon sparking water and letting the breeze come in through the window. The week went by really … Continue reading A Recap of Grocery Hauls & Long Walks!
Hello. It's early Sunday afternoon and currently raining in Chicago. It's thundering and lightning, but it's a bit of a welcome relief from the very hot temperatures we've had all week. I am going to bring this recap back to last Friday! I took the day off work because I was going to the "Disrupt … Continue reading Recap: Concerts, Food, and Heat Waves
I just got back from a short getaway to Washington, and I already miss the beautiful forests and sparkling ocean! I went with my mom and brother, and we stayed for three days, trying to pack in as much as we could. The trip started with a 4:15 am wake-up time. We got to the … Continue reading Trip to Tacoma/Seattle!