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Friday, May 16, 2014

Class of 2014

  Last Friday, I donned an over-sized gown, walked across this stage, and moved my tassel to the left.

 Four years of endless business classes with these girls and some of my best friends. We joke about our our drab hoods. While the science majors get gold hoods and the bible majors get crimson hoods, the business majors rock the drab hoods. They could have been called brown or beige, but nope, we're drab!

So happy to celebrate with each of these lovelies!

For the {wild & mundane} adventures, {dearest & sweetest} friends, {rewarding & sometimes stressful} classes, and {immense privilege} that it is to experience college, the Lord's graciousness abounds in more ways that I ever could have imagined.

Thankful for these college years and excited for what's ahead!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Recipe: Baked Fries

When I was younger, I loved french fries, thanks to McDonalds which instilled that fried obsession in me. My mom would cook up some baked fries every now and then, but I never liked them as much as the McDonalds kind. To be honest, I kind of forgot about baked fries, until recently when my R.A. {resident advisor} made some for girls' night at the dorm. I ate those things up like they were candy and I finally appreciated their baked goodness: less greasy and much healthier than fried.

Two months later, I finally got around to making some of my own. I combined these two recipes that I found here and here.

I took a shortcut and made the fries using spices I had on hand, so I'd recommend following the recipes listed above. But here's what I did.

4 Potatoes
Olive oil
Garlic powder

Slice potatoes into 1 cm strips. Mix potatoes with olive oil, oregano, paprika, garlic powder. I eyed the amounts...about 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil and a 1/4 tablespoon of each of the spices...I like my food rather plain so I was light on the oil and spices. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Place in oven at 400 degrees and cook for 25 minutes, flip potatoes at the halfway point. The fries should have hints of golden brown when they are done baking. Best when eaten right out of the oven :).

Linking up here!

Monday, May 5, 2014

Sweeping Splendor!

Oh me oh my, its been so very long since my last post! 

The last months have been loads of fun, and a little busy. 
A few friends and I took a road trip down to San Diego for the weekend. The weather was just beautiful. Bright and sunny every day. 
We ate breakfast on the balcony each morning and practically lived in our swim suits. 
It was bliss. 
We decided that we are going to move to San Diego and live there forever. 

These last few weeks have been all about graduation. 
A couple meetings, receiving my cap and gown, senior portraits.
All leading up to graduation this Friday! :)

Oh, and a little something that I'm excited about, 
I've opened my very own Etsy shop! 
I've been loving this creative outlet amongst all my accounting studying and number crunching. 
If anyone's throwing a party soon, here's something to cheer up your desserts.
Feel free to stop by Sweeping Splendor