Things have been in a rapid state of change for the last year, and especially the last month. And you know what? It’s been pretty great. Last week marked one month since I started a new job in Seattle, which is very different than my previous one working from the Midwest out of Kansas… Read More Been Talkin’ About the Way Things Change
The Kansas City Plaza lights are still up so I can still pretend it’s the most magical time of the year and not January if I want to, right? Christmas may have already came and went with the beginning of the new year, but my recent pre-Christmas adventure to The WigWam Resort, right outside of Phoenix, Arizona… Read More My own Wig Wam = all my childhood dreams came true
Since I was just talking about my love for October, my birthday month, I should also point out that a good handful of my best friends also have October birthdays. Katie, Emily, Ro… and I could go on. Since Emily’s was yesterday, I thought this would be a great time to show the world the… Read More Welcoming Baby Newell: A Book Themed Baby Shower
It’s here. My last day as a Memphian. I’ve been writing this post days before I even knew I was officially leaving because I wanted my Memphis eulogy to be perfect. After a couple weeks of jotting down stuff, it finally struck me that it’s Memphis. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Even when the… Read More I’ve set my sights on where I’m going, and my goodbyes on where I’ve been… Memphis
I am moving soon (in 9 days to be exact), but I’ve been in Memphis long enough for it to be in my blood. I will never not feel like a Memphian. This place is like no other, it doesn’t matter if you weren’t born here, what state you’re from, or where you’re going.… Read More Mandy Does Memphis
After I finished the marathon last year, I broke up with exercising for a while. Burnt out and dealing with some injuries from training, I was over it. Thankfully, I’ve finally rediscovered my grove in staying active. And while I’m so grateful and humbled to have finished a marathon, running and I are over for… Read More Summertime In Chi Town: Get Moving
I’m trying really hard to stand by my one word for 2015, and let “simple” permeate into my every day. In that quest, trying to eat more simple foods is sometimes not as easy as it sounds. If you’re trying to eat simply as well, it’s nice to let your slow cooker be your bestie on this journey… Read More It’s Wednesday, you could use an easy recipe.
When I don’t see the sun for multiple cold days on end, and I leave work every night in the dark, it has a serious affect on my optimism level. Trying hard to not succumb to the winter blues, live simply, and eat more whole food gets hard this time of year. Because all I… Read More Winter Meatloaf to counteract your Valentine’s sugar crash
I’ve never been a big soup eater (see previous post about only eating soup with buttered grilled cheese). I appreciate some substance to my meals; hearty, crunchy bites of food that can’t be sipped through a straw. If my body could stand it I would probably be happiest eating extra crunchy chips – any flavor… Read More I have the permanent crunchies
Sometimes I like football, sometimes I couldn’t possibly care less. The later is how I feel about tomorrow’s Super Bowl. BUT, what I do appreciate about this particular American Sunday holiday is the amount of dips I get to consume. I wish I could eat all the dips forever. If you’re wondering what you’re going… Read More Slacker Dip: for the dip-loving slacker in all of us.