20 Simple Moments to Find Joy In

By Sarah When I first began writing for this blog, I explained that my personal motto was “La vie est belle,” or “Life is beautiful” in English. After taking French for nearly five years now, it seemed like a perfect way to encompass an important aspect of life for me. Oftentimes, we can only focusContinue reading “20 Simple Moments to Find Joy In”

Differing Personalities

By Anna When I was a small child we adopted a kitten from a neighborhood pet store and brought her home, making her our first pet (besides the many fish we had over the years, which often died within a couple days despite concerted efforts to care for them — my dad even spoke toContinue reading “Differing Personalities”

Pesto Gnocchi Recipe

By Sarah Recently, my family gathered in celebration of my grandfather’s birthday. Due to the pandemic and the fact that many of us are spread across the country, we decided to “meet” over Zoom for this celebration.  My grandfather’s side of the family is somewhat large, especially by today’s standards. He grew up with fourContinue reading “Pesto Gnocchi Recipe”

5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit

By Anna COVID-19 has led me to reminisce on all the amazing memories I’ve made traveling. Thinking about the endless adventures and delicious food I’ve tried has helped me create a list of places I can’t go without visiting sometime in my lifetime. My personal mantra, “Don’t skip your shot”, really ties into this bucketContinue reading “5 Places I Can’t Wait to Visit”

“Like a Hug” Berry Cobbler in a Mug

By Anna  I acquired my love for baking when I was little, and weekends that were free of plans were always my go-to days to whip up something sweet. As my schedule has cleared up more and more due to online school, I’ve found myself with more time on my hands to bake. Although myContinue reading ““Like a Hug” Berry Cobbler in a Mug”

“Blend It to Mend It” Smoothie Recipe

By Sarah Making smoothies is fairly simple. You gather up your chopped frozen fruits and vegetables, add a little liquid, pour it all into the blender, and watch your smoothie appear. Just like that, everything is blended together, delicious, and perfect. So why can’t life be this easy? In the choppy, difficult part of ourContinue reading ““Blend It to Mend It” Smoothie Recipe”

Don’t Hide — Go Outside!

By Anna Living in a COVID-19 hotspot (starting in March 2020 and still the case in February 2021), leaving the house has become something more cherished than ever before. Staying cooped up in my bedroom, working on homework assignments, and attending live meetings has taken up the majority of my time, and leaving my houseContinue reading “Don’t Hide — Go Outside!”

What We Can Learn From Dogs

By Sarah It’s an average day in my household, still generally confined inside due to COVID-19. We focus on our work, school, and activities in our separate spaces, coming together occasionally to grab some food, say hello, or ask a question. There’s an additional constant in our routine: our dog, Georgie. He waits downstairs withContinue reading “What We Can Learn From Dogs”

Why Sharing a Room Won’t be Your Doom

By Anna Practically since the day I was born, I have always shared a room with my sister. Although a decent amount of our experience has been spent arguing over small inconveniences and unattended-to chores, I’ve learned a great deal of lessons that have helped me not just inside, but also outside of the room. Continue reading “Why Sharing a Room Won’t be Your Doom”

An Apple a Day (in Your Oatmeal!) Recipe

By Sarah An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Make it three! With an influx of apples in our refrigerator, I’ve been trying to find creative ways to empty out our fruit drawer. Apples are perhaps the most versatile fruit to bake and cook with, which ended up working in my favor. MyContinue reading “An Apple a Day (in Your Oatmeal!) Recipe”