Recipe Review: Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

Original Recipe: Facebook post from Goodful. Fried rice may literally be my favorite food. It's something I am always trying to perfect. I first learned that I could make fried rice in my tenth-grade Family & Consumer Science class, and I've been hooked on trying to make better and better fried rice ever since. I've … Continue reading Recipe Review: Honey Garlic Shrimp Stir-Fry

“A Room of Their Own, at Last” – ENG 575 Final Paper

This is a very short series I'm going to do (only three posts) featuring my final papers from my Spring 2017 semester of graduate school. This particular paper was written for a Gender & Sexuality class. I ended up receiving an 88% on this paper, and the reasons I was given an 88% are particularly … Continue reading “A Room of Their Own, at Last” – ENG 575 Final Paper

Recipe Review: Meatball-Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

Original Recipe: This Facebook post from So Yummy. I'm always in the mood for things I don't have to put a lot of effort into. This one fit the bill in all the right ways, as I only dirtied like three dishes when making it. First up: I cheated on this recipe. I used frozen … Continue reading Recipe Review: Meatball-Stuffed Cheesy Garlic Bread

Book Review: “Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style” by Christie Matheson

I recently moved into my second-ever apartment. Unlike my first apartment, where utilities were a lump sum per month, this apartment I actually have to pay each individual utility bill. Now, I love saving money: couponing and thrifting are two of my favorite activities. In a neat twist, I picked up this book at my … Continue reading Book Review: “Green Chic: Saving the Earth in Style” by Christie Matheson

10 Reasons Why I Love Going to the University of Montevallo

**Featured image is from the Montevallo English Department webpage, because it features me in my ENG 461 Creative Writing class! I originally planned for this post to be entitled "10 Reasons Why I Love Going to a Small University," but I realized that Montevallo is so unique in and of itself that I was planning … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why I Love Going to the University of Montevallo

Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies

Original Recipe: Cookies & Cups I've got a bad habit of scrolling through Pinterest and pinning everything that looks delicious despite the fact there's a 99% chance I'll never make it. While I absolutely love cooking and baking and everything that goes along with that (the bakeware section at Wal-Mart/Target/other home stores is my weakness!), I hate doing … Continue reading Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Breakfast Cookies

Book Recommendation: “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch” by Sally Bedell Smith

A few years ago, I went through a Tudor phase. I bought a few books by Margaret George (Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, along with Mary Queen of Scots). I never finished Mary, but I read the other two cover-to-cover as quickly as I could. If you remember the "Dear Diary" series of historical books from years ago … Continue reading Book Recommendation: “Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch” by Sally Bedell Smith

A Response to Buzzfeed’s “17 Reasons Showers Are S*** And Baths Are Amazing”

You can view the original post here. All right, Buzzfeed. This time you've taken it too far. Now you're attacking our showers, which are by and far the coziest way to relax at the beginning of the day. Let's just go down the list and talk about why you're wrong, shall we? Showers are also … Continue reading A Response to Buzzfeed’s “17 Reasons Showers Are S*** And Baths Are Amazing”

Let’s Talk About Textbooks

Ah, textbooks. They're the bane of everyone's existence. If you look at any college student's social media account around the beginning of a new semester, you'll see them complaining about the high cost of textbooks. And I agree that textbook prices are ridiculous. What's even worse is when professors publish their own version of a textbook and … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Textbooks