On the Road

Friday, February 27, 2015

Music Monday

Monday, February 23, 2015

I'm late today- whoops! Since it's clean Monday, I thought I'd share this lovely hymn from the film O Brother Where art Thou? Everyone, have an amazing lenten season!

A walk in the Woods

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Last week, my sister, her roommate and I piled into my car and made the two hour trek out of Tallahassee and into South Georgia for an adventure of sorts...

Known as the Grand Canyon of the Southeast, Providence Canyon State Park is about a 2 and a half hour drive from Tallahassee, and it's well worth the trip. My sister was keen on checking it out with me (I've already been once with a friend a couple years ago,) and I've been trying to experiment more with our DSLR, so we struck out early Saturday morning to get some exploring done.

I'll be the first to admit I'm not the best at handling a camera. I tried a couple shots in manual before giving up and switching to auto mode, but baby steps, people! I'll try manual again the next time I bring her out (yes. I've decide our camera is a she.) Luckily the scenery was awesome, so the photos sort of speak for themselves. Scroll on for more...

my intrepid companions

sister fell off this log approximately 7 times before we managed to get this shot. Said log was 2 feet off the ground...we still love her.

Music Monday

Monday, February 16, 2015

I have always loved M. Ward; he has a great sound for Monday mornings.

and since I love him so much, today you get TWO songs to start the day. Happy Monday!

Happy Weekend!

Friday, February 13, 2015


Hey Everyone! Are you as happy it's the weekend as I am? It's been a good rotation, but genetics is definitely keeping me busy, so I'm trying to soak up the free moments I get! I was so excited to see the island Peter and I met and will marry on, Crete, on my favorite wedding website, so I had to share, of course! I think Claire Graham's photos are amazing- the only thing she got wrong is that Crete is an island, not a country- ha! Whoops...In other news,

- What is up with all the Grammy drama revolving around Beck?? John Legend put it best on his instagram account- taste is subjective, and at the end of the day, it's all just a matter of opinion. That being said, I listened to the new record and it doesn't come close to Guero- that album was his golden age for me. Nearly every song could be a hit. 
- More music- Taylor Swift seems to be getting a little niggardly with her lyrics- I mean, I'm all about supporting the artist and respecting creative property, but this sick beat is not creative property- it's 3 words she happened to put together. I'm calling BS. 
- I found the Reformation brand when I was on the hunt for more ethically conscious clothing, and I might be obsessed with every dress they've put out (how's this one for groovy?) I'm convinced everything that they make is perfection.
- This Fifty Shades of Gray spoof is equal parts skeevy and hilarious. The lego version is a close second. 
- Amazon reviewers tear apart an anti-vaccine children's book. I know it's a bit harsh, but this new measles outbreak is bad, and endangering so many children because of a few parents' belief is even worse. Please, please, please, do your homework, read up on the debate, read up on measles- because it's not your run of the mill viral illness. Sorry, rant over.
- Eager to try out these vegetarian bowl recipes I keep seeing- especially since lent is coming up! Naturally Ella has a few good ones (this rejuvenating bowl caught my eye!) but you can seriously find them anywhere- check out this drool-worthy Middle Eastern lentil bowl. Ohdeardrea also does some good lenten recipes, and I'm eager to see what she has in her upcoming cookbook, though it won't be available till the fall (I think?)

What are your weekend plans? Is anybody doing anything special for Valentine's Day? We aren't, but Sunday marks one year since we got engaged!! Crazy, right?

Rainy Days

Monday, February 9, 2015

Greetings from grey and rainy Tallahassee! I'm trying not to let the weather get me down, and this band, Bedouin Soundclash, is helping immensely!

How is everyone else's day looking? Peter's still stuck in the cold weather, unfortunately- but we've got some exciting things coming up this weekend that will hopefully take our minds off the winter ;) stay tuned!

Music Monday: Bringing it Back Home

Monday, February 2, 2015

Another month, another exciting new locale- sort of. I'm back home at my alma mater again! Tallahassee may not be a new stop for me, but it always feels right. Like that rundown old t-shirt that's not quite your style anymore and fits a bit snugger, but still feels so easy to slip on with jeans for an easy night out. It almost feels like coming home. And coming home feels really good.

Apart from completing the rotation I was perhaps most excited for this year, I'm also looking forward to a few quality days with my brother and sister, who still live up here, and finishing up a few items off my Tallahassee bucket list that I never quite completed {in all honesty, most of them are of the gastric persuasion. I am not ashamed.} It might be a bit too cold to do Bear Creek, but I'll be damned if I don't get to the elusive sink hole with the rope swing. :)

Any other recent grads out there? What was on your school's bucket list?