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A girl who really likes coffee and writing

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Nicaragua: Travel Blog {Part 2}

Nicaragua: Travel Blog {Part 2}

Nicaragua Part 2 For the weekend that we were in Nicaragua, we stayed at Laguna de Apoyo which was created by a volcanic eruption, and is now a crater lagoon that is beautiful beyond words.

Nicaragua: Travel Blog {Part 1}

Nicaragua: Travel Blog {Part 1}

  Recently I traveled to Managua, Nicaragua for the Global Consulting Program at Ohio University. It was one of the best experiences and I am incredibly glad that I went on this trip!

Books on my Reading List

Books on my Reading List

There are so many books that I want to read, and as I have been in college, I haven’t had any time to read for fun, so this list has grown & grown! I wanted to share a few books with you that I am really excited to start reading! So without further ado, my reading list:

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Book Review: Red Queen

Book Review: Red Queen

Title: Red Queen Author: Victoria Aveyard Series? Yes! Rating: ★★★★☆ 4 out of 5 stars

Healthy Ways to Start Your Morning

Healthy Ways to Start Your Morning

A new year usually brings a resolution to eat a little healthier, at least mine always do! If you start your morning the right way, it will help you feel as if you are ready to tackle the rest of your day!

Schedule & Plan with Me

Schedule & Plan with Me

One of my favorite parts about blogging is planning and scheduling things! I have learned that when I have a schedule in place, I am much more consistent about creating content and I don’t feel as stressed out because I know exactly what I need to accomplish for a specific post. After several months of running this blog, I have started to come up with a system that is working for me!

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Blogging Goals 2018

Blogging Goals 2018

My only blogging goal going into 2017 was to post every Thursday and I couldn’t accomplish that goal. The major problem that I saw was that I did not set myself up for a successful blogging year, I only told myself that blogging once a […]

Pack with Me: Travel Blog

Pack with Me: Travel Blog

For those of you who don’t know on the first day of 2018, I am traveling to Nicaragua. I always enjoy packing, but it also gives me a bit of anxiety as I always think I am going to leave something behind. I generally make […]

Making a Cake for my Parents Anniversary

Making a Cake for my Parents Anniversary

Blogmas Day 10

Last night we celebrated my parents silver wedding anniversary. As a part of the celebration, we made them a steak dinner and I baked them a cake. It was fun working together with all of my siblings to successfully create them a beautiful dinner.

The cake that I made was a dark chocolate raspberry filled caked with raspberry cream cheese frosting.

For this cake I started out by making the Seedless Raspberry Jam.

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This recipe is really simple:

4 cups of fresh raspberries

1 tsp lemon juice

3/4 cup sugar

I took  4 cups of raspberry and put them in a sauce bin on the stove. I added a tsp of lemon juice and 3/4 cup of sugar. Stir the ingredients until the berries break down and start to simmer. Let the berries simmer for 5 to 7 minutes and stir until they thicken.

Pull the jam off the heat and let it cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Strain the raspberry jam and mash with a wooden spoon until at that’s left is the seeds.

Then I poured the seedless jam and the seeds into separate cups because my family eats the seeded part on toast or other desserts.

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I got the recipe for the cake at The Cake Blog.

I strive to make my cakes as beautiful as the ones on The Cake Blog. Overall, the recipe for this cake was delicious! One thing that I didn’t like was that the cake wasn’t as moist as I wanted it to be and the icing is very high maintenance. But overall the cake was absolutely delicious.

This is a three tiered cake, so icing it and assembling it was quite fun. The recipe tells you to put jam in between the layers, and I decided to put both jam and icing as the cake was a little dry.

Another thing I did different (because my family loves the blend of fruit and chocolate) was I added the rest of the jam on top of the cake to make it drip over the sides.

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As always, thanks so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this little recipe blog!




What Christmas Means to Me

What Christmas Means to Me

 Blogmas Day 9 Someone the other day told me that they don’t really get “Christmas spirit”. & to me that came as a huge shock. Who couldn’t enjoy Christmas? But then I thought to myself, maybe I look at Christmas a little differently. I want […]


Live Like Levi

Levi Alejandro

Life is fragile.

Have you ever lost a loved one? Have you felt the deep gap in your heart with the knowledge that you won’t ever be able to talk to them again? That is how I felt the summer after I graduated and for many months to follow.

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