Duke Gardens Picnic

During the summer I love to go on picnics. You can’t go wrong by finding the perfect spot in the shade, packing snacks, and enjoying the nature around you. Today, my friend and I went to Sarah P. Duke Gardens near Duke University to have a picnic. First, decide on the place of your picnic….

Oreo Cupcakes

I was craving a sweet treat among the sweltering heat outside, so I thought why not bake some Oreo cupcakes! I had a ball making these, and my friends and family adored them! INGREDIENTS Cupcakes 12 tablespoons of softened butter 3/4 cup of granulated sugar 3 eggs 1/3 cup of cocoa powder 1 cup self-raising…

Mother’s Day Breakfast in Bed

Happy Mother’s Day! Every year, since I was little, I’ve made my mom breakfast in bed. I try to make it as special as possible to thank her for everything she does for me and to let her know how much I love her! This year, I decided to make pancakes, eggs, and toast with…

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Campus Walk

    I live about five minutes from UNC Chapel Hill campus, so a walk near Franklin Street is nothing out of the ordinary for me. However, today I decided to bring my camera along. I never realized just how spectacular some areas around the campus are, especially during these spring months. I highly recommend…

Trip to Washington, D.C.

Over Martin Luther King weekend, I traveled to Washington, D.C. with my parents. Not knowing what to expect, I was floored with the energy of the city, without it being insanely polluted or grimy. We started the trip by visiting the Holocaust Museum, which was emotionally draining. The experience begins with everyone receiving a “passport”…

Favorite Christmas Movies

As Christmas comes closer, I get excited for the event by putting on my favorite festive movies. I tend to watch the same ones every year, and I thought I share my favorites. ELF Will Ferrell kills the Christmas season with this¬†classic holiday film.¬†Elf exemplifies the difficulty of family during the season, but how we…

Journaling

For my birthday, my sister gave me a small journal to fill with anything and everything. Initially, I sketched in the journal, and made a few collages. However, with the stress of a new school year I began expressing my feelings in the journal- which encouraged me to start up my blog again, as I…

DIY Style Bulletin Board

Recently, I decided I wanted to redecorate my bedroom. When creating pieces to hang on the walls, I wondered what I would do with my old bulletin board. In years past, I have mostly filled it with family photos and random inspirational quotes. I debated just throwing the bulletin board out altogether, but instead, I…

Gingerbread Cookies

I hope everyone is having a lovely December! I love baking with friends and family during the holiday season, especially when attempting a new treat. Recently, I came across a recipe for gingerbread cookies, so I thought I would give them a shot. They were a hit and absolutely delicious! INGREDIENTS Cookies 3 cups all-purpose…

Trip to Orlando, Florida

This month, I traveled to Orlando for a field hockey tournament. While in Florida, my friends and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to go to Disney World. Although I have been here at least a dozen times, it only gets better as I get older. We started out the day by walking down Main…