Getting Lost (Travel), North America

15 Pictures to Inspire You This Fall

One of the downsides to living in South Florida? The lack of fall. If there’s any sign of “fall,” it usually means a palm frond has fallen from a tree. Not the stuff that makes you think of sweaters, pumpkin-flavored everything, and typical fall activities amongst a backdrop of colorful-leaved trees. Pennsylvania, on the other hand, has amazing, beautiful autumn seasons – and I can vouch for this state because I lived there for four years. Click the link to see some pictures that may make you wish to be immediately transported to a countryside pumpkin patch… Continue reading “15 Pictures to Inspire You This Fall”

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Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes, Uncategorized

Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea

It’s that time of year again….the weather’s getting colder…and you’ve got a cold. Great. Colds always come at the most inconvenient times, right? Fortunately, some good rest and healthy eating can boost your immune system, but if you’re looking for some immediate relief of a sore throat, or trying to ward off an incoming cold, try this recipe for fresh lemon ginger tea. And if you’re just looking for a tasty tea, no worries, you’ve come to the right place. Continue reading “Fresh Lemon Ginger Tea”

Getting Lost (Travel), North America, Uncategorized

New York City Weekend Guide 

Over the course of your life you’ve probably seen countless pictures of this city and watched numerous movies showing life here, but there’s really nothing like exploring this huge and wonderfully chaotic city in person. And I believe becoming bored isn’t possible here – there’s always a new play to see, restaurant to try, or event to go to. So here’s a guide to seeing parts of New York City in a weekend. Yep, even just three days here can be one of the most amazing experiences! Continue reading “New York City Weekend Guide “

Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Yummy Pumpkin Cookies (That Actually Melt In Your Mouth)

So my food photos are usually somewhat lacking, especially compared to those who have blogs dedicated solely to posting delicious desserts or meals. I have to admit, I’m so eager to eat the food I make that I usually don’t have the patience to arrange the food nicely on a plate or make sure the amount of almonds or sprinkles or berries look picturesque for a photo. Or, I decide to do some late night cooking or baking or smoothie-making and I’ve lost the great natural sunlight and have to settle for my somewhat depressing, overly yellow-tinged kitchen light. However, I decided to dedicate some nice photos (with the setting sun to illuminate the cookies) to the following recipe because these are some of my all time FAVORITE cookies ever. And the title of the recipe doesn’t lie- these cookies actually melt in your mouth! Seriously, if you haven’t had any pumpkin yet this fall season (shame on you!) than you must make these. Or if you think you have had way to much pumpkin already, you need to re-evaluate and try this recipe because it is so so so good- I promise!

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Wild Thoughts

Learning from the Changing of the Seasons

It's officially fall!
Falling for this new season we are entering.

As much as I love the heat of the summer, fall has now arrived, and I am extremely delighted for the next few months. No longer will that mean walking outside into searing humidity and heat. The days will be cool and crisp and the signs of the upcoming holidays will soon show.  Images of being clad in plaid, sitting at bonfires, and hosting marathon movie nights pop into my head.

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Healthy Living, Healthy Recipes

Perfect Fall Oatmeal

Since the temperature is still at a steady 85 degrees, I thought I would try to bring some “fall atmosphere” into my kitchen this morning. With that in mind, I whipped up a quick bowl of some good old-fashioned oatmeal with fresh apples and spices. And though I may be uncomfortably hot when I try to wear a long sleeve flannel outside, this recipe hits the right spot in terms of feeling like it’s actually fall (even though there are just a few more days until it is officially fall).
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