chicken salad

Recent eats

Here they are:

Puppy chow! Jimmy helped me make it 🙂

BBQ Chicken + baked beans

Pan-fried salmon

Mac & cheese! Recipe to come soon 🙂

Venti iced soy vanilla latte


Lemon poppy seed muffins

Cookies Jimmy and I baked 🙂 they were chocolate and white chocolate chip


That’s all I have for now in the food department! I can’t wait to be fully done with school so I can bake and cook more often. . . I have so many cakes and things I want to bake.

Recent Bible verse I’ve been loving:


Alrighty, I’m off to church in a bit! Today’s plans also include mowing the lawn, studying for finals, maybe grilling outside (!), and spending time with loved ones.

Hope you’re having a great weekend ❤


The Ornament Exchange

A few days ago I mentioned that I would be attending my first ornament exchange. My mom and I purchased ornaments together at Hallmark on Thursday and the exchange was on Saturday at our church.

Saturday morning I did a 13 mile run (BRRRR) and wrapped my ornament (jk I made my mom wrap it because I stink at wrapping gifts).

My mom and I arrived at the church around noon and it was decorated so beautifully! We sang Christmas songs, had a Bible study, ate delicious food, and picked a number from a hat to get our ornament.

We had chicken salad on croissants, beef vegetable soup (above), chili, and cake + cookies.

This is the lovely ornament I received:“Be still and know that I am God” —> PERFECT for me.

Overall, it was a really fun experience and I can’t wait to go to the ornament exchange next year!

What have you been up to this weekend?!