Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Stocking Stuffers

With the holidays right around the corner I thought I would put together a few gift guides for you to enjoy! The first is the stocking stuffer guide and I have some great inspiration from my mom. She tens to fill our stockings with some of the most perfect gifts a girl can ask for. My sister and I open everything in our stocking first, and we draw this process out as long as possible… we love getting a lot of little things to go through and then we dig into the big gifts. 


Monday, November 24, 2014

Perfection in a Loafer

I came across these loafers on Instagram a few weeks ago and did some online investigation to figure out where they came from... jp crickets is a new to me brand that has the perfect preppy loafer for every Ivy league school and lucky for me some junior ivys as well!

 I love these loafers they are the perfect preppy addition to any wardrobe and am so surprised that I haven't seen them around Trinity before. Just thought I would share this amazing brand with you to find your school in the mix. 


Friday, November 21, 2014

Weekend Wear

Happy Friday! I can't believe that the week flew by so quickly. With a test on Tuesday and presentations, thesis testing and presentations to prepare this week flew by. Today I going to be spent wearing some comfy weekend wear in the library to get ahead for the two day week next week. 

As I was scrolling through Summer Wind this morning I came across the perfect distressed jean weekend outfit (below) and I couldn't help but find some more warm weekend inspiration. Warm sweater, layers and perfect flats and the outfit is complete! 


Monday, November 10, 2014

Homemade Granola

On Friday I was talking about how much I love Ina Garten's Homemade Granola and I made a batch since I am almost out of the one that my mom made for me. This is the perfect oatmeal or yogurt topper and I love how easy it is to make too!

I modified her recipe since I am not a fan of coconut and I like adding different dried fruits and nuts. I keep the base the same: 4 cups Old Fashioned Oats and 2 cups Slivered Almonds, which I then mix in a big bowl. Then I put 3/4 veggie oil and 1/4 cup honey in a small bowl and whisk them together. I pour this wet mixture over the dry oats and nuts and mix until the oats are all covered in honey. I lay this out on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Ina says 45 minutes but even after 35 I found some burnt pieces so keep your eyes on the oven! After the granola is golden brown I pour it back into the big bowl and wait an hour or two for everything to cool. I set aside apricots, dried cranberries and cashews to mix in after everything is cooled! 

Such a yummy and easy recipe to make!


Friday, November 7, 2014

Weekend Links

It's hard to believe that November is already flying by. This semester is going by more quickly than I ever expected and I am trying to find balance despite my senior thesis and medical school interviews and applications. I have been going back and forth about what to post on the blog and after finding some really interesting TED talks, quotes and ideas this week I thought it would be nice to share! 

My favorite foods all considered fall's healthiest!

Some fun fall crafts for the weekend. One of my roommates was trying to find a birthday gift for her best friend and I sent her to this, then with more Pinterest help we found this!

It seems like the cold weather is making its way to New England… It might be time to invest in a warm scarf. I love this, this and this.

This TED talk is the reason why we need to get enough sleep. 

Ina Garten's homemade breakfast granola is my favorite of her many recipes, I love it so much I have a constant supply and it's so easy to bake too! I am going to pop in a new batch before dinner tonight! 

It's hard to believe that this time last year I was traveling the world for weeks on end. In fact this weekend last year I believe I was in Morocco! I have truly been enjoying watching Gal Meets Glam's recent month of travels abroad and miss Europe's beauty so much.

Have a wonderful weekend. Off to make some granola!