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Adventures in Cycling: “On Your Left!” Fail

One of my favorite warm weather activities is taking my bike out for a long ride, and with a perfect sunny day, I was happy to find a friend willing to spend the afternoon pedaling down part of the Katy Trail with me. I have a friend who sometimes likes to ask my fellow cyclists and […]

Just One More Song…And Then Another… And Then Another

A little over a week ago, I attended a concert with a friend and the show was great– with one minor exception. I’m sure anyone who has every attended a concert has experienced the same thing: the planned encore. After the main act “finished,” the lights went off and they all ran backstage…however, the entire […]

The 21 Day Fix Update 1: Making Progress and Food Filter Needed

With the first 4 days of my 21 day fix already over, I think this is a workout and meal plan I can actually keep doing until the end of the plan, and have already noticed some changes in both my exercise habits and food cravings. The workouts included with this plan definitely make you […]

Pants Not Allowed

A little over a year ago, my work changed the dress code policy to include jeans on a daily basis (if the jeans met certain requirements), and it was a wonderful change. After wearing boring black or khaki dress pants to work every day for years, this was great news, and I eagerly started searching […]

The 21 Day Fix: Part 1

The 21 Day Fix: Part 1

Recently I came to the realization that my current eating and exercise plans were not working properly, so I began doing a little research to find better options. (I’ve been blaming the long and cold winter on my lack of exercise over the last few months, but the time for making excuses is over, and […]

Spring Cleaning!

After a lengthy hiatus from blogging on a fairly regular basis, I’ve come to the decision that it’s time to make some changes.  A recent overhaul on my organizational methods at my apartment made me realize that the same thing is necessary for my incomplete draft folder of blog posts and ideas, and I’ve slowly […]

Asking For Help

Asking for help is something that has never been easy for me. I’ve always been the type of person who thinks I can do everything on my own, or have been too timid to reach out and ask others to assist me– I think a big part of that is fear of being told no or […]

Blog Worthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Blog Worthy Chocolate Chip Cookies

A few weeks ago, I was sent an article detailing different methods to make the best chocolate chip cookies, and was informally challenged to try making some of the recipes listed to see how the scientifically proven best chocolate chip cookies stacked up against other recipes. Before I had a chance to bake any cookies […]

Yes, Please: Stitch Fix

I love everything about this jacket, and continue to suck at taking camera phone pictures. :)

A few months ago a good friend introduced me to a fantastic service for women like myself who are fashion-challenged: Stitch Fix. With the assistance of answers you provide on a quick questionnaire, as well as links to your Pinterest boards or Twitter profile (if  you choose to share them), a professional stylist will send […]

Sometimes It’s Better to Just Fall

Sometimes It’s Better to Just Fall

Bicycling has become one of my favorite ways to stay active and exercise, and most weeks I can manage to get in 3-5 bike rides around the park (when it’s not 1 million degrees with 100% humidity outside). The bike path that loops around the park is roughly 6 miles long, well maintained, and a very […]

On Your Left!

Summer is officially here, and with the warm weather I’ve been able to get my bike out a lot lately for solo excursions around the park. Feeling the wind flowing over your hot skin while cruising down a hill after a tough climb is one of my favorite parts of cycling, and the added perk […]

Yes, Please: Pimp My Game!

Hodor had to inspect the new fancy meeples.

At this point, I don’t think it’s news to anyone that I love playing board games, and a recent acquisition to my collection has sparked tonight’s post. A couple of weekends ago I was at a local game convention (Geekway to the West), and on the last day I decided to purchase one of the […]

Turning 30


For the last several weeks I’ve been very anxious about this “milestone” birthday, and was committed to celebrating the end of my 20s in a big way. Over the weekend I had a bunch of friends get together to eat dinner at a nice restaurant and then hang out at a really fun rooftop bar […]

How to Sublet Your Apartment in Under 48 Hours

Last month, I decided to start searching for a new place as my lease was ending at the end of the summer, and knew that I would not be staying at that place for another year. A number of factors contributed to my decision to move, with a notice in a change of management being […]

Family Traditions: Easter Peeps Cookies

Family Traditions: Easter Peeps Cookies

Family traditions are very important to me, and it’s always cool to learn the history behind certain things my family does every year. Over the weekend, my mom visited me with the plan of eating dinner together and then spending quality time baking and decorating Easter cookies.  For some families, decorated sugar cookies might be […]

Let It Go: A Spoiler Free Review of “Frozen”

When it comes to Disney movies, I tend to be a little biased towards liking them no matter what (which I attribute partly to the fact that I spent two semesters in college interning for the company and loved mostly every minute of the experience), but that didn’t stop me from watching Frozen with a […]



An interesting news story was brought to my attention today and reminded me that something I’ve been wanting to write about for quite some time is selfies and body image. The Today Show had a segment where the anchors appeared on camera without makeup, and then reportedly opened up about some of their own body issues […]

Mind Palace

One of my favorite shows introduced me to the concept of a “mind palace,” and after hearing the term just once, I was eager to find out more. If you haven’t watched Sherlock on the BBC, I highly recommend it, and to not give away too many spoilers I’ll just say that one of the characters […]

That Awkward Moment

If, like me, you are single and happen to have a fairly large circle of friends that are the opposite sex, you may have found yourself in a situation similar to the one I experienced recently. While bored during some break time at work, I decided to check in on an online dating app that […]

Hypothetical Questions

Since I’ve been neglecting writing new blog entries on a regular basis lately, I’ve been tossing around different ideas of things I could do that might help me get back into a regular schedule of writing again. One idea is to start having a random question of the day, or even a couple of random […]

Midnight Movies: What I’ve Learned as I’m Approaching 30

I love going to see a movie on the big screen. Most of the time, it’s a new release that is playing, but sometimes the theaters (at least some in St. Louis) have special viewings of older, “classics.” The catch with these special showings is that they are usually starting at midnight, which is later […]

I’ve Never…

This entry was originally posted February 2014, but part of my Spring Cleaning made me realize it was left in draft/hidden status, despite being complete. Enjoy my silly confession! 🙂 When I was in college, I was introduced to the “I’ve Never” game during a sleepover with my sorority sisters. The concept is pretty simple, where […]

Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Gift Ideas For The Person Who Has Everything

Every year when it’s time to start Christmas shopping I always struggle with finding the “perfect” gift for everyone on my list. As much as I like receiving gifts (I’d be lying if I said I didn’t), I really like finding the one gift that will stand out and let the recipient know that I […]

The Creepiest Use of a 3D Printer…Yet?

The Creepiest Use of a 3D Printer…Yet?

Technology fascinates me and I find that there is always something new that has popped up with the potential to make life so much easier. Sometimes though, technology makes me scratch my head and wonder why on Earth anyone would have even come up with such an invention or idea.  One of my favorite technological […]

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