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Friday Frenzy #26: Job Hunting Edition

I had a great college experience. Despite not loving it the first year, mostly due to a bad roommate experience, by sophomore year, I was making friends and really loving my classes. But do you know the one thing I do not miss at all about college? That frenzy of job-hunting senior my last semester. […]

Friday Frenzy #25: Chicken Yodeling Edition

I think this video sums up how my past month has been: It has been absolutely crazy. I’ve been cooking up a storm for the blog, and also volunteering an extreme number of hours, PLUS I took on some writing clients on top of that. I’ve also been helping Jeffrey study for finals and job […]

Friday Frenzy #24: Crazy Writer Edition

Every November, I do something super crazy. I join NaNoWriMo. NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. Everyone who participates tries to write a 50,000-word novel during the month of November. It works out to a little over 1600 words per day, which is actually fairly manageable when you think about it. The point […]

Friday Frenzy #23: Family Favorites Edition

The best recipes are always the recipes that have been passed down through the generations. They’re the recipes that make an appearance at every family function, the recipes that say “a pinch of this” and “a few cups of that” instead of actual measurements, the recipes that people request when you are attending a potluck. […]

Friday Frenzy #22: Catch a Break Edition

Seriously, doesn’t it sometimes seems like you just can’t catch a break? This week was filled with minor annoyances like tech not working like it should, losing work half-way through a draft, etc. Nothing major, just all annoying stuff to make my life harder. And then… Thursday, I’m on the phone with my mom, when […]

Friday Frenzy #21: Halloween Edition

I love October! The weather is starting to back off (finally) from the super hot and humid days we’ve had here in Virginia…. and Halloween has to be the most fun holiday of the year. I love to dress up, even if it is just to hand out candy to the kids. Actually, I like […]

Friday Frenzy #20: Chocolate Edition

#Choctoberfest is in full swing this week across over 70 food blogs. If you like chocolate recipes, I definitely recommend checking them out. Here’s what we’ve posted on The PinterTest Kitchen so far: Chocolate Apple Pie Classic Chocolate Whoopie Pies 57 Unique Hot Chocolate Recipes White Chocolate Raspberry Brownie Cups Chocolate Pumpkin Bread Angelic Chocolate […]

Friday Frenzy #19: New Orleans Edition

As Jess mentioned in the last Friday Frenzy post, Jeffrey and I were on our honeymoon last week. We actually got married back in June and had the reception in August, but had to wait until October for the honeymoon because of his school schedule. We kept our location a secret from everyone, but the […]

Friday Frenzy #18: Substitute Edition

Jess here this week… Usually Allison’s here to start the frenzy, but she’s currently on her honeymoon at a top secret location! She and Jeffrey are trying to unplug as much as possible on their trip. They haven’t even told anyone where they have gone… except me (in case of an emergency) and I’m keeping my lips […]

Friday Frenzy #16: Waterlogged Edition

You know it is going to be an interesting phone call when you mom starts with, “I have a story that will beat your racoon story.” This is what she proceeds to tell me… My mom likes to go walking with our neighbor in the morning before work. They are good friends and enjoy getting […]

Friday Frenzy #15: Cardboard Boxes Edition

Whew, has it ever been a busy week! We are gearing up for #Choctoberfest next month, and I have also been helping to organize a Halloween event for the animal shelter where I work. It seems like I blinked and it is Friday again! This week, the animal shelter received a cat bed tower donation […]