After finishing a blog post reflecting on 2016, I started to think up some goals for 2017. Goal setting is something I continuously do, and I find it helps to write it down. I did a post on my bucket list for last summer, and publishing that made me constantly think about the things I want to do. This year, my resolutions center around becoming a better, more holistic person. Here are my top five goals for the new year.
I think we all can agree when I say that 2016 sucks. However, despite how horrible this year may have been, it is safe to say that it flew by. I perfectly remember ringing in 2016 at my grandma’s house with my older sister. We stayed up till 4 AM learning how to wobble (I still can’t) and watching our favorite music videos (lots of Taylor Swift). This year, I’m celebrating 2017 in Orlando. Stay tuned for travel diaries later this week.
For today’s post, I’ll be recapping my personal highlights from each month of 2016.
Some of my best holiday memories are the ones in my grandma’s kitchen, making Christmas cookies with her and my sister. We make the classics: thumbprints, chocolate covered peanut butter crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, and festive spritz cookies. However, this year, my grandma chose to mix it up and get in touch with our Italian roots by making all Italian cookies. Our list includes dark chocolate pizzelles, ricotta cookies, and my favorite of the bunch: anginetti–Italian lemon drop cookies.
I’m a total sucker for anything lemon flavored. These iced lemon cookies are totally delicious. They’re soft, chewy, and sweet. So, I’m making it my first food post on the blog! Read below to find our recipe for anginetti. And, if you want to read more about great Italian eats, check out my Rome and Florence travel diaries.
Opening your stocking is one of the best parts of Christmas. It’s like the appetizer to a delicious meal. In my last post, I shared my Christmas wish list, and now I’m here to give my suggestions for stuffing stockings.
As a college student, I really appreciate day-to-day necessities I once took for granted. Socks and underwear may be a drag to get as a gift, but now I welcome them. Nothing would make me happier than receiving things like makeup wipes, contact solution, and tooth paste. But, no one would want to read a post on the top toothpaste for your college student, so I tried to spice up my list of stocking stuffers that college students will still put to good use. Keep reading to see what I suggest putting in your college student’s stocking.
Happy holidays! Christmas season is in full swing. I love this time of year. Finals are over (find my post on how to survive them here), and my only obligations are eating Christmas cookies and watching Hallmark movies. With gift giving season here, I compiled a wish list full of my most wanted items. With my birthday falling exactly three weeks after Christmas, my wish list always doubles as my birthday list as well. Hopefully this post inspires you when shopping for friends and family, or prompts you to add some things to your own list. Keep reading to find out what I’m asking for this season.
Unless you’re living under a rock, you’re probably familiar with the Saturday Night Live sketch Back Home Ballers. If you’re not, do yourself a favor and click right here to watch it. This hilarious sketch is not an exaggeration, coming home from college for Thanksgiving is the absolute best.
Winter break is so long the novelty wears off. Most students go away with friends for spring break. Summer break is spent working or interning, so the responsibilities are just as high as they are during the school year. But, Thanksgiving is nothing but lazy, food-induced bliss.
Here are my top five reasons why Thanksgiving break is the absolute best.