Christmas Market

The weather was cold at the beginning of the month. My usual weekend mornings begin with a nice warm cup of tea and catching up on everyone else’s blogmas posts. I have always lusted and drooled over the European Christmas markets that we don’t seem to have anywhere near where I live.Except the other weekend,…

How To: Eat Grits

I love recreating dishes that I’ve had on vacations. One of my favorite dishes, and one of my family’s favorite dishes while we were in South Carolina was Shrimp and Grits. Grits are a popular item down south and if you’ve never tried them, I would highly recommend that you hurry down to the southern…

Crab Salad

Summer is in full swing here in Wisconsin, and if you’re anything like me, yours is full of events that involve eating delicious food. July is probably the busiest summer month, and my favorite time of the year.  If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that my parents have a Fourth of…

Third Year Wrap Up

Can you believe that it’s almost the end of May? It seems like just the other day it was cold and windy outside and my cheeks were bright red from the cold. Now they’re just red from the sun, and my nose is burnt. It’s nearly the end of May, which also brings the end…

March Snapshots

It’s been a crazy spring. Honestly, it has been a crazy semester in general, and not wanting to leave this space without any new content for too long, I thought I would just pop in and put some of the photos I’ve been taking on here! The weather has been so iffy lately and the…

Bright White Wisconsin

While the state of Wisconsin spent the month of December in weather that is warmer than normal, January followed in with a blast of reality and weather that left me not wanting to leave the house unless it was an absolute emergency. While near the end of my winter break I had some errands to…

An Autumn Fire and Early Christmas views

A few weekends ago, I was lucky enough to come home once again and spend a bit more time relaxing and less time running around as I felt like I had last time.  On a perfectly crisp, autumnal day, my family decided to pack a little lunch and venture out to my grandparents land. There…

Restaurant Review: Mona Lisa’s

A few posts ago, I wrote about how my University put on Family Weekend, and we had all gone out to dinner at this amazing restaurant. The minute we walked in from the cold autumn air, we were met with room filled with photos of the Mona Lisa, and chandeliers made from wine bottles hanging…

Autumn Adventure

Well, here we are. It’s the middle of the semester. A couple weeks ago, my University declared one of the weekends ‘Parent’s Weekend’. It’s also called Family Weekend, and it’s a nice way to get the family together and show them around campus and town. It was such a great weekend, so I thought I…

New Coffee Shops

Having been away from home for about 3 weeks, I decided it was time to take a little trip back. Like most university students, I was starting to miss certain things. The comfort of having the lights off at bedtime, wrapping myself up in my own sheets and spreading out in my queen sized bed,…