• Have a happy weekend!

    Oops, time slipped away from me completely yesterday and I didn’t get a chance to wish you all a wonderful weekend! I suppose Saturday morning will just have to do. :) In fact, right now is my very favorite time of the week. I just got back from a hot, sweaty run and have a

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  • Scallops with Cucumber-Horseradish Sauce

    I absolutely love cooking with my family. We always put on fun music, wear adorable aprons (even when we don’t really need them), and each have our own Cooking Station (aka: designated counter space). This past weekend I went home to celebrate my mom’s birthday. Weeks prior, my sisters and I decided to divvy up

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  • Emergency Fund: Just $2,475 left to go!

    Right now my finances are on cruise control, moving along at a steady slightly-above-the-speed-limit pace. My paychecks go to two banks, the right saving amounts go to the right account, bills are drafted each month like clockwork, and even my spending is under control with little scrutiny. I don’t have to micromanage it all like

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  • Room Decor: What’s your decorating personality?

    Decorating my room has allowed me to go back to the drawing board and decide what kind of style I want for this place. I’ve been browsing various magazine, blogs and websites to get inspiration. I also took a few quizzes to narrow down what my decorating personality is. Here are some of the results:

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  • Have a wonderful mid-summer weekend!

    Ahhh, I just love Fridays. For as long as I can remember I always had either school work or a part-time job that required my time during the weekends, so when I joined the full-time workforce, weekends became so sacred. Having only fun-related commitments for the weekend is simply fabulous. I am very excited about

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  • Struggling with balancing time.

    One of my goals this month is to find balance in my days between work, play and rest. Did you see what my weeks look like now that I live in NC and actually have a life? Everything I am doing is fabulous and I wouldn’t trade it for anything… but I am struggling with

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  • Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta with Goat Cheese

    When my sister and friend told me they wanted to come for the weekend, they asked if we could keep things low-key and on the frugal side. That is always okay with me! Friday night we ate at a chic (but cheap) Mexican restaurant, and Saturday we decided to make dinner together from things we

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  • Have a wonderful weekend!

    Happy Friday everyone!┬áThis weekend I have three special visitors: my older sister, my dearest friend (you may remember her as A, my first roommate in DC who got married and moved to Atlanta), and her darling little puppy. :) This is the first time I’ve had official guests at my new apartment and I’m so

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