Hey hey. Happy April!

I love this month for a few reasons. School is almost over for Penn State, the temperature is beginning to warm up (ha..), the birds are chirping, and this April Jimmy and I celebrate 4.5 years of dating.



I want to share two recipes today.

First up, Southwestern Slow Cooker Chicken. This recipe is so simple and flavorful.


If you have a slow cooker, I recommend giving it a try. You won’t be disappointed! This recipe can also be doubled to feed large crowds. I can vouch for this because my mom and I made a double batch this weekend to feed my whole  family, Jimmy, and my brother’s fiance.


The above picture should give a clue as to how simple the recipe is!

The second recipe I want to share is Triple Chocolate Nutella Cookies.


I made a batch of these on Friday and packaged some up to give to Jimmy as an Easter gift. The rest stayed at my house and are almost gone 😉


 I bake with love ❤


That’s pretty much all I have to say today. I’ve just been working on homework and hanging out with my little sister because she has this whole week off of school for spring break.

I’ve also been playing with Felix! He’s fitting in with our family very nicely and we all love his outgoing personality.

 felixDo you love the month of April?


Afternoon at the park

Creative writing, my last class of the day on Friday, ended at 2:50pm. I hightailed it home and Jimmy came over. It was a sunny afternoon so we headed out to Keystone State Park and walked Lola + basked in the sunshine!

Keystone is the same park that I’ve ran a 5k costume race in the past two years…

2010—> Hannah is on the right as a swimmer and I’m on the left as batman..er woman?

2011—> Hannah and I were both ballerinas!

Keystone is also the same park that I swam my first 5k race in.

 It was weird to be in the park in April because no one was camping (except one family), not many people were walking around or running, and definitely no was was swimming! I can’t wait until it is warm enough to swim outdoors 🙂

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! 

Do you have a favorite park?