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Sweet Heat Chicken Bowls

  Is anybody else feeling like summer is more hectic than the school year sometimes?  My gosh, for as much as I love the chill nature of summer, I feel like I’ve been running around like a mad woman. Which is why, blog babes, I came up with…

Five Lies About Paying off Debt

Alright, blog babes, it’s time to get real here.  I, Britt, am in debt.  OK, it’s nothing major, and it’s completely self-inflicted, but I am (in a tiny way) in debt.  The hot water tank in my condo recently died, so I had…

When I Lived in Europe: Brookie’s Trip

For today, I thought I’d do a little throwback post to my very first blog entitled, **cringe** “Brittany is Taking Over Europe.”  I wrote this way back in 2006 when I lived in a little slice of paradise in Austria for my semester abroad.  You can…

How to Get the Most Out of a Farmers’ Market

If I were to describe my perfect weekend day, it would definitely involve a farmers’ market.  Perhaps my fondest memory of living in D.C. was when my friend who is a chef came to visit, and we went to the market and then came back and made a…

The Thank You Card is Still Relevant

I remember both loving and hating birthdays and Christmas’ as a child.  Loving them, obviously, because of the presents, special foods, and celebration.  But hating them because my mom always made me sit down at the kitchen table and write out thank you cards to everyone.  Yup, even my…

Summer Book List

  Perhaps the #1 question I’m asked is for book recommendations..  I love talking about my latest reads and recommending books to others.  For me, summer is a time to catch up on everything life-wise, and I love to take extra time to read.  Here I&#8217…

10 Things That Really Aren’t That Annoying (that save space and money)

In the age of technology, many apps and websites have emerged to make our lives easier.  However, I beg the question..  Was it really that annoying to begin with? Companies will try to sell you stuff that you absolutely, positively do NOT need, and I find that to be more…

Graduation Thoughts

Even though I’ve been blogging here and there since college and have been teaching since I graduated, I don’t tell my students about my blog.  I’m very cognizant of what I post in case they do ever find it, but I don’t…

White Oak Canyon

A slightly spur-of-the-moment decision to spend Saturday of Memorial Day weekend out in the Shenandoah did not disappoint.  There was a large change of rain, so we went out there anyway, hoping for the best.  While it was more than a little humid, the rain held off…

DuCard Winery

Some days are better than others, and some days are downright fantastic.  Last Saturday, I ventured out to the Shenandoah with four of my favorite people for a hike and wine.  I never thought of myself as a “nature person,” mainly because I hate bugs and loathe being…