Confession: not all these pictures are actually from this week, since most of what I’ve been doing for the past several weeks is studying. (Unless you wanted to see a lot of pictures of my computer, notes, and coffee, it wouldn’t be too exciting.) Graduation is coming up at the end of this week, and I’m really excited to get started with a regular schedule and hopefully have a bit more free time to work on some fun projects (and this blog)! Here’s what we’ve been up to and what we’re cooking this week.

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We recently went to a French bakery in the city that we’ve been hearing about for awhile and it totally exceeded our expectations! We’ve been missing French pastries since our honeymoon in Saint Marten and were so excited to find an awesome traditional French bakery so close to home!


My brother gave me his old espresso machine when he got a new one, and I’ve been using it almost every day. My coffee cart keeps getting rearranged as I gather more and more ways to make coffee, so it’s looking like I’m going to have to clean it out and reorganize soon!


I have a new makeup obsession, and it’s Root. They make all-natural, organic, and vegan makeup that’s high quality and actually affordable! I’ve ordered a few things from them and I’m always impressed. I have a long list of things I want to try, but some of my favorites so far are their Pretty Booster + Pearl Powder foundation, their Holland eyeshadow, and their Campbell Pretty Balm. I’m thinking of posting a full review sometime so I can share a little more, but for now I’ll just say that I highly recommend their products!


Meal Plan / Week of 4-25-16

  • Monday: Lemon Basil Chicken One-Pot Pasta
  • Tuesday: Chicken Parmesan
  • Wednesday: Orange Chicken (trying this recipe) + Rice + Broccoli
  • Thursday: Southwest Casserole
  • Friday: Graduation / Eating Out (if you’re local and interested, we’re going here)
  • Saturday: Baked Chicken + Potatoes + Green Beans
  • Sunday: Graduation / Eating Out (here)