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Best Black Friday Sales 2017

I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving! I’m thankful for my family, friends and the opportunities I’ve been given to advance my education and career.  I love this holiday since it means getting to take a break from everything and just enjoy the company of my family. But alas, it is only one day and tomorrow is the biggest shopping day of the year. I’ll be working at the mall (wish me luck!) but you can check out the best Black Friday sales I’ve found this year!

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My Favorite Fall Recipes

Fall is, without a doubt, my favorite of all the seasons. I live for cozy nights in illuminated by firelight (which I sorely miss at my chimney-less apartment). But what my home lacks in fireplaces, it makes up for in having a fully-functioning kitchen! I hated not having access to a stove or oven my first two years at school; I’m a cook and a baker, through and through. So now that I finally have a kitchen to call my own, I’ve been making ample use of it. (Sorry to my roommates for making tons of baked goods that I force you to eat!). And now that it’s finally starting to feel like fall in Chicago, I’ve been whipping up all the autumnal goodies. Read on for my favorite fall recipes! Read More »

Nobody’s Perfect and Why Nobody Should Be

It’s officially fall where I am! School is in full swing (I even made it to a tailgate for football this weekend!), it’s starting to get chilly out and Halloween is just around the corner. While I’ve been enjoying my cinnamon scented candle and pumpkin flavored-everything, I have also been super busy with school and work. I hate not having the time to write, but I have to prioritize the less-fun aspects of my life sometimes.

To keep my busy life in order, I stay super organized. I use a bullet journal/planner, I stay on top of my schoolwork and I participate in class. Sound easy? It isn’t. Streamlining my academic and extracurricular responsibilities takes a lot of work and it can definitely overwhelm me sometimes. But I had an enlightening conversation with a friend recently. She told me that, from her perspective, my life appears pretty great and stress-free. Say what?

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