Julie and Julia

Remember when I originally said I’d blog about recipes, crafts, and books? Well, I’m finally deciding to give the book part a try. I love reading. Sentences like that sound like a cliché, but there are actually people who don’t like to read (I know this, because my good friend’s boyfriend is one of them). One of the things I was most looking forward to for break was reading pleasure books. I spend most of my time pouring over articles from archaeology journals or books by prominent archaeologists. I love this reading, but it’s not as easy on the mind as something like “Julie and Julia” by Julie Powell.  Continue reading


Avocado Macaroni and Cheese


Well… I did it! I survived my first semester of graduate school. Although I cried and stressed, I made it. And overall, I really did enjoy my first semester. It’s hard moving to a new place and trying out something completely new, but I managed and met some great people along the way, explored a funky town, started two new jobs, and learned a crap ton.  (Plus – brag, brag – I managed to get all A’s in my courses this semester. Which was not the easiest task for me.) Continue reading