God is good

Summer 2013

One of my favorite things to do is look back though past events and times in my life. I thought it would be fun to do a recap of all of the wonderful (and not so wonderful) things that went on for me this summer.


I shared some articles that I wrote for the school newspaper, my brother moved back to Pittsburgh, and I made Jimmy an Oreo cake for his birthday. Yum.

Oreo cake

I answered 12 questions about purity rings and got super muddy at MuckFest MS Pittsburgh.



My family went on vacation to the Outer Banks and we rode horses on the beach. That was definitely one of the most amazing experiences of my life.


I also wrote a super random poem about swimming.


I took two weeks off of blogging and social media. It felt pretty amazing. I also competed in a triathlon and began working for my parent’s real estate brokerage during that two week period.


Hannah did some modeling for my blog and I struggled through a dry socket after having my wisdom teeth removed. Worst time of my life. I also baked 763 cookies for my brother’s wedding during the week that I had a dry socket.


My brother married the love of his life, Racquel. They’re such a beautiful couple!


Hannah got the cutest puppy for her birthday and I made a lot of pickles! The pickle recipes can be found here and here. I promise they’re super simple.

Jimmy proposed to me. That was hands down one of the best moments of my life! What a blessing.


Last but not least, I started a crazy busy semester at good ol’ Penn State.


So that’s my summer in an nutshell. I had my ups (getting engaged, watching my brother get married, and baking a ton of cookies) and my downs (wisdom teeth removal+ dry socket).

All in all, I’d have to say that it was a wonderfully perfect summer.

I’m sad to see my summer break end, but I’m also extremely excited to see what God has in store for the future!

How was your summer?


Isn’t it the truth?! Everything works out in life because God is in charge. If you trust him life becomes so much easier. 🙂


Time for a picture of  Spiderman Lily

Honestly.. she is too funny!

I feel like i’m becoming one of those “crazy cat ladies” because I keep posting pictures of my family’s new kitten but she is just cray cray!


Anyways. On to the title of my post! 2 weeks ago I gave my 2 week notice to my manager at work. I am now a free woman after 5PM!

My family currently has my cousin from New York staying with us for about 2 weeks. I can finally go places with my family and cousin because I don’t have to work! We aren’t going any where far, but mostly showing her some fun stuff around the Burgh’. It is kind of like a staycation for me so i’m pretty excited to see what is in store.

I photographed my sister and cousin Molly:

They requested to be jumping for our little photo shoot!


Recent eats:

Cherry Larabar @ work. It was so sweet!

Chobani + granola = <33

Spaghetti/pasta night! I even purchased some vegetarian meatballs! My sister likes pasta and I like spaghetti much better. My whole family is split on the pasta/spaghetti debate LOL

Blueberry muffins

Banana w/ pb. I try to like this but it always makes me feel sick so I eat the pb and banana seperately. Strange.

Huge hazelnut iced coffee 🙂 (and a messy kitchen!)


Do you prefer spaghetti or other types of pasta? 

Do you eat your spaghetti/pasta on a plate or in a bowl? (Idk why I like it in a bowl!)