It’s so cold outside, but these flowers have been warming up my apartment all week. I’m not used to have something so delightful in my living room.
Today was great. I felt normal, got a lot accomplished at work (including finishing my first report!), and I enjoyed some free time at home. I also got re-aquatinted with the gym with an unexpected and surprisingly enjoyable run on the treadmill. Tomorrow, I’m headed to a bullying conference in the ‘burbs. Is it sad that I’m excited about sleeping in for an extra 15 minutes in the morning? Speaking of sleeping, I had a horrible tooth-related dream, which is usually a cue that I’m grinding.
Given that I was out of town this weekend, I didn’t have much time to meal plan, and my weekly cooking attempts have suffered as a result. However, I was able to make some homemade applesauce for dinner to go along a chicken sausage dog!
So I’m still searching for a bag. I’ve got my eye on this Elliot Lucca tote, but I’m just not sure if it’s THE one. I’m also considering a Longchamp (custom colors Le Pliage?) but I really was hoping to find something with a shoulder strap, so I’m hesitant. What do you guys think??
My weekend is wide-open except for a little work I have to do for my supervison class, so I’m not sure what I’ll be up to tomorrow evening. Rumor has it a northeaster is on the way:(Read More
Home, sweet home:)
It’s so green and peaceful here.
My dad is the king of produce and he had ton’s of different kinds of apples for me to choose from for breakfast this morning…
It was so nice to just sit around last night and this morning! Lillian enjoyed snuggling up to Matt…females love him.
My mom and I went on an awesome Target trip and I got all the stuff I can’t find at the right price in Boston: one of my favorite V-neck tees, mascara that doesn’t cost $14.99, sweater tights, fun earrings, and mini tupperware containers.
Then we headed to Panera for big salads. I had to bring my own dressing because all of Panera’s are made with soybean oil…who puts soy in dressing?
This was a pecan, pear, and black cherry harvest salad…
I’ve always loved fall, but I never remember seeing as many autumn beers, recipes, and activities as I’ve seen this year. I love it! Maybe it’s just because I’ve been reading so many food blogs lately? Anyway, I’ve been inspired by countless fall recipes so I’ve had to start making a list of things I want to try. On the top of my list was Angela’s Maple Butternut Squash & Apple Casserole. I won’t repeat the directions because I followed the recipe to a T (except that I sprinkled raisins on top!)
Love that this guy was only $1.99.
Despite only 6 hours of sleep, I had productive day at the high school and left feeling content. I met with a few of the guidance counselors about my newly-assigned cases and made phone calls to parents. I’m just so pleased to be working at such an awesome place with welcoming, friendly faces:)
…apple, white cheddar, and jam sandwich with a side of yogurt + oatmeal squares and, obviously, an apple.
It was a hot one in Boston, so I soaked up one of the final days of summer on the bleachers of Jon’s soccer practice; I just zoned out for a while until I received some exciting text messages about college friends potentially visiting for my birthday festivities and got sooo excited for October!!
I can’t tell you how happy I was to come straight home after babysitting and relax this evening. But before relaxation, I sliced six apples for one of my favorite childhood dishes: stewed apples. Something about these plus the fall reminds me of watching Full House and waiting for dinner to cook when I was little.
I cooked the apples down with water and added a lot of cinnamon and a little brown sugar at the end.
Served with Annie’s mac + cheese with peas.
All that was missing was an episode of Full House! I’ll have to settle for House Hunters on Hulu. Night!Read More