Radio Silence And Turning the Volume Up


Sorry for the radio silence! I’d like to blame it on the inches upon inches upon inches of snow we got between Wednesday evening and Thursday afternoon. I spent the time watching Netflix (of course) and trying my hand in the 3rd floor kitchen, baking some granola and peanut butter cookies. Both concoctions were delicious, and I recommend them without a doubt.

The granola was the perfect bittersweet combination of honey, cocoa powder, and peanut butter. I tossed in some chia seeds, and with the coconut oil and quick oats, it was a voluminous recipe (even though I halved it!)… I love when that happens.

The peanut butter cookies were amazing. The recipe makes seven, but I made them pretty small, so I could have a bunch—and I even had some leftover to freeze. I’ll let you know how baking from freezer dough works in this recipe. It’s a very healthy, quick recipe, and I think it would be delicious with come chocolate chips or baked as larger cookies for some ice cream sandwiched between. Last night, I had some crumbled atop my favorite “ice cream”—frozen bananas blended with cinnamon and nutmeg—and it was like an Elvis party in my mouth minus the bacon.

I’ve already had three cookies sitting in front of the computer, so I say get up, stop eating the peanut butter by the spoonful (this is the true reason I made the cookies) and get baking!


Today, after making it to round two of the process, I had my interviews for becoming an RA. I’m really hoping I get the position, so please send good vibes all over the place. The first portion of the interview was done by group and was really fun, actually. Group interviews normally terrify me, but this one was very pleasant. I’m a little nervous in regards to the solo interview since it’s me against a panel of judges, which can be a little intimidating. Hopefully I won’t blush too hard and can keep my cool J [update: the interview was wonderful! I think I totally knocked it out of the park, and I totally kept my cool].

After I finish my individual interview it’s off to the library to hammer out a paper. I’m giving myself three hours to write 1400 words. Yay academia. [update: just the quotes, no paper, but it’s cool, it’s due in two and a half weeks from now] After which I’m getting my yogi heart a blossoming. And then I’m getting ready for a night out with a good friend—I’m being set up with someone! Woohooo single life, am I right? I’m excited and nervous and freaking out a little.

Have you ever been set up by one of your couple friends? What was it like? Feel free to comment below; I’d love to hear any tips and tricks you might have.

This week is immensely less stressful than last, and hopefully I’ll ace my exam on Tuesday and have a kick as week. If not, I’ll try and stay strong—maybe. Let’s just say my yoga mat and I will be having some quality time.

I took a lot of pictures when I went to play in the snow on Thursday, so I’ll be sure to post those and the many links I’ve found this morning. I have to say, the best part about days off is not doing anything with my computer but letting Netflix scroll through a few seasons of How I Met Your Mother. I am an official Robin & Barney Together Forever convert. Pleeeeaaaaassssseeeee get married soon.

Keep your heads up, lovelies, and let me know if there are any topics you would like me to talk about on the blog. I’m always looking for new ideas and inspirations.

Stay happy and warm and remember your blessings.