Since turning 21 over 6 months ago, I really haven't had the opportunity to experiment with different mixed drink recipes. I really don't drink all that much, but once I saw this Blood Orange Cocktail recipe from Local Haven I was bound and determined to try it. The colors are so vibrant and with the weather … Continue reading Sparkling Blood Orange Cocktails
For 2017, Ally's Year of Self-Care, I thought I'd start trying to write down 10 things a week that make me happy. Since doing this, I've found that I have a tendance to focus on the bad things that are going on in my life and in the world rather than all the good things. … Continue reading 10 things that make me happy (right now)
If there's one thing in my life that is a constant, it would be my love of tea. You should see our apartment--we have three bins packed full of teas and coffees. With the abundant variety that we have to choose from, I think it's really important to match your tea to your mood, or more … Continue reading Which tea // which mood??
In this year of new positions, new schedules, and new responsibilities, I found myself lacking in one huge department--self-care. As an RA, a volunteer EMT, a nursing student, and an employee, a friend, a sister, and a daughter, the amount of time I had to take care of myself, was practically nonexistent.
It’s 6 in the morning and she’s just made you coffee. Her hair is still wet from her morning shower (and yes you have to specify with her which shower it is because she insists on taking two a day). It’s 6 in the morning and she’s reading the paper and chattering excitedly about a … Continue reading A Green Eyed Portrait: News Junkie
It's April, which means it's no surprised that the spring showers (and some spring snow storms) have been making an appearance. Personally, I love the rain, but sometimes it's easy to get into a funk with all the grey weather. So I've made a list of a few things that help me get back to a sunny … Continue reading 25 Ways to Beat the Rainy Day Blues
I think the hardest part about College, for me at least, it trying to make your dorm room feel like home. There are cinderblock white walls, a bed that isn't very comfortable, and the people next door have an entirely different definition of what constitutes as "good music". It's an adjustment to say the least. Now … Continue reading 9 Tips for Making Your Dorm Feel Like Home
Wow. 2015 is finally over.I know everyone says this, but God where did the time go? This last year has been a blur. I feel like this year has been the year of "added responsibilities" for me. Between becoming an EMT, turning 20, and starting my second year of nursing school, it feels like 2015 was … Continue reading Hello, 2016. It’s me, Ally.
I love the holiday season because there are so many excuses to break out the craft supplies and fire up the glue gun. This year I decided to try and make a festive wreath. Granted I'm pretty terrible at crafts in general so I didn't make anything super fancy or pinterest worthy, but I'm fairly … Continue reading Feeling Crafty
Gingerbread Cupcakes for all those Christmas Parties! (excuse my crap job of frosting/decorating)