5 Ways to Eat Potatoes

Recently, my youngest sister and I have been joking about starting a restaurant based on my favorite food: potatoes. I seriously love any and all type of potato food. Mashed, fried, crisped, baked, covered in gravy and cheese curds. Thick or thin. Red, white, or yellow. Though I am still working on the best way to enjoy sweet potatoes. Can you picture a potato restaurant though? The possibilities are endless! Unless a recipe doesn’t allow potatoes in. That would be the end of the possibilities, I guess. So what better way to share my love of potatoes than to make a

Codecademy Review: Learn HTML and CSS Basics

I minored in Computer Science in college. And while I enjoyed the classes and the topics, I didn’t love them. I had some really good professors and super smart classmates, but I mostly just felt intimidated! Besides my intro to computer science class, I was always the only girl in the classroom. And even in that intro class, there were only about five of us girls in a thirty person class. And although I loved (and still love) technology and computers, I had no experience working behind the scenes. Or behind the screen. I had done a lot of work

My First Capsule Wardrobe

I did laundry over the weekend. Which normally wouldn’t be a big deal, but this time I was excited. Because I’ve been struggling with my personal style. And this was my opportunity to go through everything and create a capsule wardrobe for myself. I go through my clothes often enough to get rid of things that don’t fit or don’t look good anymore. But this time was different. I got rid of anything I didn’t LOVE. Okay, that’s a lie. I kept some things that I wanted to love buy am not quite there yet. They looked so cute when I

How I Paid Off My Student Loans Less Than a Year after Graduating

Welcome to the obsessive side of me. The side that gets an idea and sticks to it until it’s complete – even if it’s not perfect. The side that ran a marathon a year after starting to run.  So what if we didn’t hit our goal time? The side that picked a complicated sweater to knit after years of only making scarves and hats. So what if it ended up being two sizes too small? The side that has slowly been chipping away at student loans since I realized they were growing (thanks, interest!). Because this time, I exceeded my goal.

Why I Travel: My Addiction

There are very few things in my life that I am addicted to. Even the typical “American addictions” don’t usually show up in my day-to-day life. I enjoy Netflix, but haven’t truly binged on anything since The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt came out. I like sweets, but can’t eat them often because of the way I feel later in the day. I can’t drink caffeine, so my (decaf) coffee consumption limits the joy I get from a coffee shop visit. On the other hand, I’m mildly obsessed with trying new foods – especially “healthy” ones. I also really enjoy finding local beers.