Tuesday, October 20


For most of my life, I was never a super adventurous eater. If a meal had meat and pasta or potatoes I was good to go. Fruit wasn't so much my thing, but I loved broccoli. Shrimp freaked me out, and I didn't like most seafood other than salmon. Thai, sushi, and Indian were definitely off the table.

However, in the past 3-4 years I'm glad to say I have expanded my taste buds soooo much more. The past week I was strangely craving Thai, which pretty much never happens, so I made these spicy thai noodles I found on Pinterest. It was so easy and tasted just like something I would get from a thai restaurant. 

Spicy Thai Noodles 
recipe from Domestic Superhero

1 pound linguine
2 tbsp olive oil, divided
2 large eggs, beaten
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 zucchini, cut in half vertically, then sliced in half circles
8 ounces mushroom, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp brown sugar
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
2 inches fresh ginger, grated
1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
green onions, chopped

Boil water and add linguine, cooking according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a medium bowl combine brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, and ginger; whisk well to combine; set aside.

In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add beaten eggs and red pepper flakes and stir to scramble the eggs. Once cooked, set aside with pasta. Heat the remaining 1 tbsp oil over medium heat. Add zucchini, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute over medium high heat for 5-6 minutes or until veggies are cooked through.

Turn heat down to low, add pasta and eggs back to pot, then pour the sauce mixture over the top. Using a wooden spoon, stir well to coat pasta and vegetables with sauce. Remove from heat, add green onions and cilantro; stir to combine.

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Monday, October 19


Lexington, KY has become a very familiar place to me over the past 10 months since it's where my boyfriend (and best friend & her husband) lives. Despite the UK obsessed fans (go Hoosiers!), I've definitely grown to like Lexington and always have fun when I spend weekends up there. Until this past weekend, I've always traveled solo, but this time my sweet friend Mary Jeanne came along for the Auburn-UK football game Thursday night!

We had a great time tailgating and cheering on the Tigers/Cats, and the game turned out exactly how Mary Jeanne wanted. Despite cheering for Auburn, we still made it on the jumbo-tron - #celebs!

On Friday we had brunch at my friend Ali and Daniel's new home and then spent the day at Keeneland, betting on horsies and drinking bourbon. The day was gorgeous with no clouds in the sky and perfect temps. My friend Sara Michael came over from Louisville to spend the day & night with us, which was another extra special treat!

The boys decided to be strange and last minute changed into Hawaiian shirts. They looked ridiculous, of course, but it was funny nonetheless. Mary Jeanne was AGAIN the big winner, taking home over $50 from bets! Beginner's luck, I guess... I made $0.60. 

On Saturday we relaxed, made taco soup, played rummy and watched lots of football - so many crazy games! It was the perfect recovery day. 

Until next time, Lex!

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Thursday, October 8


I looked at the calendar today and realized - it's October 8! Before I know it, it will be full on Christmas and winter and I will have completely missed all the fun fall things I want to do. I refuse to let that happen, so here is my fall bucket list. Some of these are specific to Nashville (like Arrington Vineyard and Gentry Farm), but I think this bucket list can be applicable no matter where you are. Anything I'm missing?! Time for me to get planning!

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Wednesday, October 7


Ever since I saw Julia rock this suede vest in Peru (ugh, she's so cool), I've had it on my mind. It would be so great as a layering piece for fall/winter - add it over a chambray shirt, striped tee, sweater, you name it. I found the exact one in the photo above here, but I've also found a few other options that are pretty similar. On a tight budget, I'd go with this one from Target. That price is seriously unbeatable. I also like this one from BB Dakota and this one from Splendid, but I think in the world of trying to save money, I'll go with the Target version.

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