Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March Roundup

Hey guys! Long time no see. I'll be honest with you: this semester has been absolutely insane, the weather has been REALLY bumming me out, and I spilled some water on my Macbook a couple of weeks ago. These things combined to make for a pretty bad blogging environment, so my apologies for the radio silence. I figured I'd give you guys an Insta-roundup so you can see what I've been up to in the past month!
1. My dog likes to hold hands sometimes // 2. Finally reunited with some of my high school friends! // 3. Tried some Yuengling...it's really hyped up around here! // 4. My neighborhood is pretty even with slushy snow. // 5. Boston malls are so intense. // 6. Got my laptop case all decked out! // 7. Anyone recognize the obscure Johnny Depp reference above my wine bottle shelf? // 8. My weather app lied to me and I was stuck on campus with useless sunglasses on a cloudy, chilly day. // 9. My apartment decor is coming along nicely! I might give you guys a living room tour in a few days.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Post-Valentines Breakfast

Hey, guys! Sorry, not done waxing on about Valentine's Day quite yet. It's on a Friday this year, which is much more exciting than when it falls in the middle of a school/work week and makes everyone's lives miserable. It also opens up a world of possibility. I'm going to propose something that will make your significant other/BFF/self/whoever really happy: extend the love right on out into the weekend.

C and I are embarrassingly obsessed with cooking breakfast. We have accumulated a very extended repertoire of egg, potato, tofu, waffle and pancake recipes from which to draw, and I have to say, we would make damn good brunch hosts. Breakfast/brunch totally rules, and it's a really fun thing to surprise someone with. Your SO thinks Valentine's Day is over on Friday night? Boom. Heart-shaped red velvet pancakes the next morning. What a fun surprise, and it'll show that for you, the romance never ends. Or, y'know, comfort your roomie who has given up on love entirely and make your own Galentine's Day with some insane waffle sushi. Whatever your situation, breakfast food makes everything better, and your recipient will be so happy you whipped up something special for them.

WAFFLE SUSHI. What the what?! This is a very neat recipe if you're an early bird who's looking to put 110% into a creative and fun V-Day breakfast.

mm, the classic Breakfast Parfait. This is a pretty little treat that gets a little Valentines flair with the strawberries. This would be great option for a health-conscious valentine (or a chef who is too sleepy to whip up a huge breakfast).

Yum! Red Velvet Pancakes! This is a Valentines staple, and it's sure to impress and delight. If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, this one's for you.

Spinach Artichoke and Brie Crepes with Sweet Honey Sauce. I could die. My breakfast taste skews more to the savory side lately, and these look totally amazing! Crepes can be a little tricky, but they're universally loved, and lend themselves to all sorts of fillings.

Heart-Shaped Egg in Toast. Martha Stewart, you never let us down. This is tried, true, and not too taxing. It's definitely the most literal interpretation of Valentines-themed breakfast food, and for that reason, is sure to draw a laugh and an appreciative smile.

What do you think — do you like the idea of Valentine's Weekend Brunch? What are your plans for the big day? Spill!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Valentines Playlist!

Hey, guys! Boston is a snow globe right now, so my classes were cancelled (hooray!). I thought this would be a fun opportunity to share some of my favorite love songs with you, in honor of Valentines Day next weekend. Personally, I'm a big Valentines fan...for some, especially in the blogging world, it's a very controversial holiday, but I'm a total sap, so I live for it. Bring on the cheesy Hallmark over-the-top love! C and I go to see Casablanca every year at a great indie theater in Cambridge, and it's a really fun tradition.

Anyway, if you too are smitten with Valentines Day, this playlist is for you! If you aren't...I will note that when I put this playlist together, I had a harder time finding happy love songs than sad ones, so seek comfort in your fellow indie-music-playing love-haters. It's crazy how many melancholy lyric slip by me when you set them to acoustic guitars, hah! Enjoy, guys!