Life Lately vol. 3

School is out, I have so much more free time, and I'm here to give you the scoop on all that's been up lately.
First of all, I want to thank you for bearing with me. All I want to do is write, but my mind has been failing me when it comes to thinking up ideas for blog posts. I've been trying to journal and plan ideas for the past few weeks and am hoping that one of these days my creativity will come back from vacation ;)

found this picture from my first day of high school field hockey tryouts  - I'm this excited (and also really nervous at the same time) for this year!

A main goal of mine when I started this blog back in 7th grade was to keep it real and personal. I've always been sort of a come-on-too-strong kinda girl and, chances are, within 20 minutes of meeting me you'll know my entire life story. I'm not much for quiet and I love to know about people and their lives. I guess you could call me nosy, but I see it more as a curiosity. So, with a blog that's my very own and a blank page for whatever's on my mind, here's a little update on all that's been up lately.

I've finished two books since school got out. I loved them both. The Salt House and The Tattooist of Auschwitz. I 10/10 would recommend them both to everyone.

Summer training has officially started. I work out 3x a week early in the mornings with trainers at a gym... and I love it. I'm always so tired out by the end and I can already feel myself getting stronger + more flexible. I've also been running on my off days and practicing field hockey whenever I get the chance - tryouts are coming quick!

I've been poking around for dorm things (probably too much). I've never really stayed away from home for a long time, nevermind moving into somewhere completely new by myself! Boarding school is going to be a whole different ballgame, so my totally type-A personality has me always on the hunt for things that may be useful to bring. :) Oh, and with the dress code, I've been poking around for lots of new dresses/skirts/formal pants and shirts.

Most importantly, I've been having a fun summer with little technology time, absolutely 0 school drama, and quality time with my family.
Talk soon! and...

stay on the sunny side!!

Banana Bread - With Real, Whole Foods

Hellloooooo!! Life these past few weeks has been a whirlwind of so many things; studying for finals (still not done yet. unfortunately.), graduation parties, field hockey practices, reading new books, opening the pool, end-of-year projects, and getting my first bit of a tan (woohoo!). The end of the school year is always so busy and, as hard as it is, I try my best not to wish it away.

Finals start Friday... and if you know me, you know that I'm an absolute stress ball. I mean, would I really be Meg without stressing over school? Hopefully, I'll be able to update you next week saying that I made it and that they were all a breeze. Hopefully.

I'm headed to Connecticut with my mom this weekend for a field hockey tournament, so I'm hoping I'll get to explore a little bit and find some yummy food in between games!

On the subject of good food, I PERFECTED MY BANANA BREAD RECIPE!!!!

I had created and tried out three different recipes, but none of them seemed to work. I guess Friday was a magical day because this tastes so good. I'm sure you want me to stop rambling and just give you the recipe already, so here you go! Enjoy!


Level 15!

I've never understood why people don't like birthdays. They're a day to celebrate the great things that have occurred throughout your life and the great people that have contributed to your successes. A day to appreciate everything you are blessed with. A day to reflect on the past year and see just how much you've grown.

So that's what I'll do...

my new favorite shirt

Nice Cream 101 - Recipes + Tips

Seeing as I eat smoothie bowls - or nice cream - every day and post them on Instagram, you must've seen this post coming from a mile away. I always share my recipes on my stories or through posts, but this makes it easy so that everything's in one place! Here's all you'll ever need to start making the most bomb smoothie bowls in no time! Let's dig in! 🍨


Take Care of Your Hair!

Coming from someone that's the farthest thing from a beauty queen, I felt like I wasn't qualified enough to write a hair-care post. I felt that since I almost never blow dry or straighten mine that a post highlighting how to make it look good would be a little strange. So I'm not here to tell you how to style your hair, but just how to make it happy! You deserve to be happy and so does your hair :)

just air-dried + wind-blown

5 Ways to be More Active

The sun is shining, the sky is blue, the birds are chirping, and everything is starting to turn colorful again. THANK GOD. Although I wish I wouldn't, I always go into hibernation-mode during winter and spend much less time outside than what's ideal. I just despise the cold. I can't bring myself to walk or run in below-freezing temperatures. I have no interest in cold fingers, feet, ears, or anything for that matter. But thankfully, now we don't have to freeze! Spring has sprung here in Massachusetts and I look forward to spending as much time as I can out enjoying the fresh air. Out of hibernation and into the sun!

walks turn into runs with this little man

A New Beginning + the Importance of a Thank You

Hello, hello! I've got something fun to share today, both a product and personal news and both of which correspond. How fun?!