Lately / Meal Plan

Hey all! It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted on here – I’ve been super busy with starting a new job, moving, and trying to get this whole “adult” thing figured out! Here’s what I’ve been up to lately and what we’re cooking this week – I wanted to be sure to share because we tried several new recipes that we really enjoyed.

We’ve been up to a lot in the past few months, so I’ll try to recap the past few months concisely!


Our trusty van died, so we had to unexpectedly get TWO cars (since I needed one for work, too) – a Prius that is in great shape and a Jeep Compass that is turning out to be a lot more time and money than we originally expected. I also had to buy a new computer after mine totally stopped working, so I guess it’s a good thing that we’re a two-income household right now, hah!


We celebrated 1 year of marriage, and also recently visited the place where Scott proposed. It’s one of our favorite spots, especially when all the autumn foliage is out!


We’ve been enjoying lots of late summer and autumn things, like camping and apple picking. The weather this autumn has been GORGEOUS, so I’ve been enjoying the sun and warmth!

Meal Plan / Week of 10-31-16

We really liked the Parmesan Crusted Chicken and the Zuppa Toscana – I’d recommend both recipes! (Note: we rarely follow these recipes exactly. We typically modify them to make them easier or fit what we have on hand better.)

Lately / Meal Plan

Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! Scott and I began dating on the 4th of July, so it’s always one of my favorite holidays. (We celebrated our 4th dating anniversary this year!) We actually didn’t end up watching any fireworks (except on tv), but we had a great time really relaxing this weekend – it’s been awhile since we’ve had a whole weekend to relax.

Blueberry picking blueberries on a branch

Blueberry picking blueberries on a branch

Blueberry picking blueberries on a branch

We picked blueberries on Saturday when our favorite blueberry farm opened and we had so much fun. We got a ton of blueberries and paid exactly $1. It was a great (cheap) date! If you live in the area, Bowser’s Blueberries isn’t ever crowded, they don’t spray any of their plants, and you can eat as many blueberries as you want while you’re picking!

H&M shopping shoes shirt business casual clothing

Shoes / 3/4 Sleeve Henley / Short Sleeve Blouse (Different Color) / Tank Top / Sweater

I also have a nice little weekend sale haul – H&M had some great deal this weekend! I’ve been on the hunt for some more professional clothes, since I start my first full-time, business casual dress job this week. I got 3 shirts and a sweater for $26 which is an awesome deal. I love H&M for work clothing because the sales are great, they have a lot of nice basics (and fun patterns), and the prices are really reasonable.

Scale model apartment planning

Also, a quick life update: Scott and I found our apartment for next year! I’m SO excited to move to our new place! It’s bigger, has a balcony and a dedicated office, has real (big) windows, and (best of all) it’s not in the basement (which will hopefully mean no more ant infestations. I’m pretty sure they ate through one of the wires in our bathroom. No joke).

Side note: I’m actually posting last week’s meals because at the time I’m writing this, I have absolutely no idea what I’m going to make this week (#realtalk, hah).

Meal Plan / Week of 6-27-16

Lately / Meal Plan

This past week has been really fun! Scott and I both got to celebrate our birthdays, and we really spread out our birthday festivities. (I think we had about 4 or 5 days of celebration!)


Birthday present setup – I got Scott this silicone wedding ring and a shaving kit (this soap set, a double sided razor, and blades). A silicone ring is a perfect gift for any of you active folks – Scott really wanted one to wear when he was drumming, playing sports, or traveling. I got him this one and it looks almost exactly like his “real” one!


On Friday we went to the car cruise at our church (it was corvette night) and then had movie night with my family. I’m not really a car person, but it was fun to wander around, drink lemonade, and see all the rows of cars lined up!



Yesterday we went to the drive-in, which is one of my absolute favorite things to do in the summer! If you haven’t ever been to a drive-in movie, then you’re definitely missing out. We’re lucky enough to have a nice one pretty close to us.

Meal Plan / Week of 6-20-16

  • Monday: Easy Stir Fry
  • Tuesday: Pizza and Wings at the Drive-In
  • Wednesday: Steak and Potatoes
  • Thursday: Southwest Casserole
  • Friday: Eating Out or Waffles (from this cookbook)
  • Sunday: Taquitos and Rice