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72 Hours in London

It feels really good to be back blogging. After grad school classes came to a close and my willingness to do another Chicago winter definitely came to a close, I am in our national’s capital until I move back to California. I am finally working a job that I truly enjoy and works with my…

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Happy Halloween!

I sewed some scraps of felt together to create daisy costumes for my male dogs. Needless to say, Snoopy hated it and Peanut was just confused about why he couldn’t hear.   I know many people think the best part of Halloween is the candy or dressing themselves up as Honey Boo Boo, but for…

My First Fix

I’ve heard a lot about StitchFix, a website that sends you clothes based on your style and budget, so I thought I’d give this SF start up a try. When you sign up for StitchFix, you take a long quiz on your style (I don’t really have any) and pick what day you’d like a “fix.” I decided to get one ASAP after taking the GRE and when I got the box I jumped for joy. Inside were 4 dresses (I had specifically asked for something cute I can wear for date nights) in different styles/shapes and a pair of…

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Maui

After waking up at 5am everyday in Africa and traveling 8 hours day on a truck, you can say it was more of an adventure rather than a relaxing vacation. So one month later, I took a relaxing vacation to Maui with the boy . I went to the 4 Seasons on Wailea Beach and…

Simple Pleasure: Dogs

One of the things I took for granted when I moved away from home for college were my dogs. There’s something about the smell of puppies that remind me of home. Snoopy has been in my life since I was 13. I pulled the I’ll-Miss-My-Older-Brother-When-He-Leaves-For-College card and my dad agreed to get me a dog.…

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South Africa

Ok this is my last post on Africa and I spent the majority of my last days camping in Kruger National Park, South Africa My last night there I was awoken by an elephant eating three feet from my tent. Needless to say, that was the highlight of my trip there. Just me and an…

Simple Pleasure: The Unknown

I graduated from this beautiful college almost one year ago. And even though I walked (and talked) at my graduation, I feel like I’m in the same pace. Well technically I am, I only moved like 12 miles away. But in the other sense, I still have no idea what I want to do. (I…

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Zimbabwe

After three days in Zambia, I travelled via truck to Zimbabwe. The reason I was there was to go on a rhino walk. I went to the Matobo National Park in hopes to see a rhino. Every so often, our guide in the front seat would get out, see some rhino tracks, and we would…

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Pumpkin Smoothie

I figured I’d take a break from all this travel talk to share one of my favorite smoothies ever. I combine one frozen banana, about 1/2 a cup of pumpkin mush, greek yogurt, soy milk, and a dash of pumpkin spice to create a creamy pumpkin-y smoothie. I’m a horrible cook. But smoothies are my…

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Zambia

I left a full time, well paying job for two weeks in Africa and I never looked back. I’m very impulsive. The day I put in my notice, I booked my airfare. And why Africa? I have a secret goal to go to all 7 continents before I’m 25. Africa was #6. I’m almost there!…