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It’s been a minute, hey.

To say it’s been a crazy, whirlwind, hellish year is truly an understatement. But here we are, July is sneaking in and to be quite honest, I can’t wait for this year to be over. But enough of the sob story.

Lately, I have actually been in a bit of a baking craze. Don’t ask me why but baking on the weekend has been my creative outlet. It’s one thing that truly brings me joy. Now, I’m not really a fan of eating the pies (that’s where the friends & fam come in) but I truly love making them.

Sooo…all that to say, I made a new blog for my baking adventures, if you will. If you would like to take a gander, head on over to pieonsunday.wordpress.com.




Let’s try something different


If you’ve read most of my other posts you may be able to tell that I am a bit of a foodie.

I hope not to be an obnoxious one, but I truly do love and appreciate all types of food. I also believe that food shapes and influences every culture in the world. You cannot fully experience a location without trying its local cuisine. Every place has some sort of plate or recipe that is special and tells a story. Whether its a common dish or something a little more unique for special occasions it all has a unique part in shaping a culture.

Food has the ability to unite people in an incredible way.Therefore, I have decided to add some recipes to the blog.


I do not have a specific type of cuisine that is my absolute favorite. I genuinely love and appreciate a little bit of everything. Lately I have found myself making homemade ramen from scratch to butter chicken to a Spanish inspired pizza. I do get quite a bit of inspiration from other blogs and cookbooks but I tend to add my own little twist whether its due to the ingredients that I have or just because I like to do things my own way. I tend to post pictures on Instagram (of course) but I feel like I want to do a little more than that.

So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. This is something that I am truly passionate about and of course, it’s always fun to do something new.

If y’all have any ideas or suggestions on different foods that are either your favorite or something that you’ve always wanted to try, please leave me a comment and let me know. I am always looking for new things to try.




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Well, thankfully it is finally Friday. For all you crazy shoppers, may the odds be ever in your favor.

I have this quote saved on my desktop. i forget about half the time and then when I open it up, it always brings a smile to my face.  So i thought I’d share it with y’all.

Sometimes its good just to look back on your life and see all that you have lived through. Out of all the seasons and times that you thought that you may not make it through, or that it was too dark too see two steps ahead of you, somehow you’ve made it. Whatever it may be that you may be facing at this point in time, if you’ve made it this far, you’ll be able to make it through in some way or fashion.

Take time this weekend to appreciate how far you may have come in life.

(My apologies if you are offended by the language)

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Do you ever just read something and it jumps out at you? This is one quote that I absolutely love.

I feel like so many times we don’t do things because we let fear and the unknown paralyze us. I can see it in people around me that have just settled and gone the safe route because they were afraid to fail. And yeah, sometimes you will fall flat on your ass but that’s never the end of it all.

I moved to Australia and felt like I completely screwed it up at the end of the time that I was there but now I can look back and see how it’s all worked out and how if it hadn’t ended I would have just stayed stuck in one spot. I learned so much from that whole experience that I will forever treasure in my heart.

All that to say, you never know what may happen. The things that scare us the most usually turn out to be some of the most amazing things that we could live through. What if you do fail? So what. But what if you don’t? What if you flourish and see your dreams come true?

At the end of the day at the very least you’ll have some damn good stories to tell. I challenge you though, What is it in your heart to do? Why don’t you take that leap already?

I double dog dare you!

Friday Inspo

A beautiful, inspiring #travel poem!

I am a quote nerd.

I literally have a notebook that I carry in my purse to jot down any quotes that I come across or hear. I also jot down random ideas, things i need to check out more or simply stuff that i need to remember. Although I do use my phone quite a bit as well, but I prefer to actually write on paper.

All that to say, I thought I’d just post different quotes either about traveling or simply to inspire.

Have an amazing weekend y’all!

#WanderlustWednesday: Vietnam

If I could, I would travel eating my way around the globe. I know that many people have done so but that would be my absolute dream.
Food has a strong connection with a country and its culture. It can define the way a person lives and how they carry themselves.
As you may know by now, I am a foodie in the making. I love most foods. I pretty much abhor peas in every form and I am not a fan of papaya, but besides that, I’m down to try anything. There’s no use in casting something aside if you’ve never even given it a chance.

All of that to say, I would love to go to Vietnam.

I was recently reading ‘A Chef’s Tour’ by Anthony Bourdain. I quite a fan of good ol’ Tony. I know that this book is a bit old but I was captivated from the very beginning to the last page. I would love to do what he did in the book. He traveled the world to find the “Perfect Meal”. Although he visited many countries he kept going back to Vietnam.
The way in which he described the country, the people, the markets and of course the food, made me want to jump on a plane and head out to the far east.













Of course its probably not one of the top places that you would think of going to but even though it may have its history and not always the safest, its still one place that I would love to explore around. I mean, I would love to have pho in its home country. Plus, it has some absolutely beautiful

Travel & Leisures Ulimate Food Guide to Vietnam

#WanderlustWednesday: San Sebastian

I have had a fascination with Spain for years.

Year after year I would hear of how amazing the culture is and beautiful of a place it truly is. One of my Spanish teachers in high school would always talk of Spain and every other year she would take a group of students. Unfortunately my family moved before I was able to join one of those groups. A couple of weeks ago, I met a girl around my age in Chicago that lives in Spain. She has always had a love for the country and then a few years ago she moved to Spain and absolutely loves it. I know the feeling and I’m dying to experience it again…but thats a different story.

Maybe its the food (i would just about kill for some good paella) or the beautiful landscape or quite possibly that most Spanish men are beautiful (i mean, did you not watch the world cup at all this summer). So, I’ll start with San Sebastian for my first post for Spain.


San Sebastian is on the northern coast of Spain about 12 miles from the border with France. Its a small city with some of the best beaches in Europe. It is a town full of culture and history but the biggest reason that I want to go to San Sebastian is for the food.

It is said that there are more Michelin stars per square foot than any other place in the world. Two of the top ten restaurants in the world also happen to be in San Sebastian. This region has had a huge influence in the whole gastronomy scene within the past few years. Although I am a fan of fancy meals, I am always down for some tapas or pintxos, as they are called in this region. Most people go from bar to bar, enjoy a few pintxos and drinks at each location. I mean, put me by the ocean and give me some awesome food within a beautiful city…well, that pretty much spells perfection to me.










For more on San Sebastian, check out http://traveltips.usatoday.com/travel-san-sebastian-spain-27526.html.