Surprise! I too am publishing a year in review post!Read More
Alrighty! Last stop on our grand European adventure: London!
It was actually my second time in London. I went in college (I think I was there for about three days), and we did all the touristy things.
I was especially excited to go to London again because I now have a better appreciation for food. And a better understanding of food! The first time I was in London, pretty sure I just had mac & cheese and sandwiches. Lame-o.
London is so much more than that, so I was beyond thrilled to finish our time in Europe in this exciting and easy-to-navigate city!
As always, here are some jumping points JIC you’re only interested in the eats (I hear ya):
Let’s do London, frens!Read More
Woo hoo! It’s time for our Part 2 of our European food-a-palooza!
(If you missed Part 1–all about Paris!–check it out here)
And this post might just be my favorite of the three because we’re focusing on Newcastle, England.
Have you heard of it? No? You’re not alone. I was in the same boat!
I was lucky enough to attend a conference in Newcastle (Retain Live, a membership site conference!), so after a little Googlin’, I learned that Newcastle (also known as Newcastle Upon Tyne) is a town 250ish miles north of London. As the name suggests, it’s located on the River Tyne and was a coal and shipping town back in the day.
I wasn’t sure what to expect traveling off the beaten path and going to a less touristy city in England, but man. I have so much to tell you about my experiences there!Read More
What a whirlwind these past couple of weeks have been! Mostly because I was in Europe last month!
Man. I haven’t been to Europe since my sophomore year of college. Which was like…more years ago than I care to admit.
But so much has changed since then! And I know that those changes served me well during my most recent trip to Europe.Read More
Tell me if this sounds familiar…
You get this beautiful new cookbook. You flip through each page, dog-ear a ton of recipes that look “omg so good”…and then you put it on a shelf and forget about it.
Hi, my name is Alexa, and I never ever cook from my cookbooks.
I have so many cookbooks. Books from bloggers! Books from cooking show personalities! Books from random people I’ve never heard of before!
When I need a new recipe, I search online or make something up and go about my day. Or I resort to my old stand-by of brown rice, some sort of roasted veg, and chickpeas. aka. the meal I have approximately 5 times per week.
But there are pages upon pages of yum calling to me from my bookshelf, crying out, “EAT FROM ME!” and just waiting for their time to shine.
So! We’re starting a new series here on the blog called, “A Week of Meals.”Read More
I did a thing I set out to do roughly 20 weeks ago and it worked and I feel like a super star.
I went from never having ran a race before in my life to running my first half marathon at 26 years old in just 20 weeks.
And this gigantic post is going to outline exactly how I did it!Read More
MAN. I had a totally different post lined up for today, but it is a beast and a half and I need more time to perfect it!
So, we’re talking dates. Not like, the fruit. But the act! Of a date!
The funny thing is: I don’t date much. Granted, that’s because I’ve had a boyfriend for the past 4+ years, but even so. We don’t go out on dates very much.Read More
Time for another non-food-but-also-totally-filled-with-food-talk post!
I sat down all like, “I have no idea what I’m going to write about here”. Nearly 1,600 words later, it’s safe to say I found some stuff to talk about.
SO HI. Excited you’re here for another “lately” post! I love doing these as a way to, not only update you with what’s been going on in my life, but also just document the things I’m up to at a certain point in time.
Time is going so fast (it’s almost MAY, PEOPLE), so I love looking back at these from a year ago to see how much stuff has changed (or how much it hasn’t).Read More