Hi! I'm alive!! I'm sure I seem like a stranger by now, but welcome back  :) 

I've been so MIA and was recently talking to my mom about wanting to start writing again. As I started thinking about blog posts, I had no idea what I wanted to say. I didn't feel inspired to post a new recipe or tell you all the meals I've been loving. I didn't feel inspired to write about my new workout regime and what I've been doing to get in exercise every day. I didn't feel inspired to write about much at all, actually ... and truth be told, I still don't.

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But the one thing I really do want to explain: The past few months at school have been the best and hardest experience all in one.

Life Lately vol. 4

Happy December! I just got back to school on Monday to finish up 13 more days of school until winter break! Fall was so busy this year and it seems like just yesterday we were roasting in the August humidity.

This season went by especially fast here at my new school. Boarding school life is CRAZY -- in a good way. There's so much going on, so many required events, and so many people around to chat with. Last year, I only had to commit to academics and field hockey... adding in club meetings, community dinners, doing laundry, giving tours, meetings with teachers, dorm chores, working at school events, and team meals have filled up (and maybe overflowed) my plate! 


On Wednesday, my grade and I went into the nearest city to an elementary school. We spent the morning singing songs, reading about the Statue of Liberty, and talking about fun fall activities with the first-graders there.

Books from Summer 2019

On Friday, I'll be packing up all of my things and new dress code clothes and heading off for school ... I have lots of mixed emotions. This summer was great, just like always, and I loved being able to relax and spend time with my family and friends. I focused on quality time - being all there, wherever I was.

I went to a lot of places without my phone. 

I saw a lot of sunsets and boats and fish.

I got to spend two full months with my favorite people ever.

I got to spend a lot of time relaxing on the beach and reading some good books.

my sister took this photo during a storm a few weeks ago and I LOVE it

20 Yummy Dairy-Free Snacks

If I'm out and about, chances are I've got a snack in tow. I rarely leave the house without food and believe 100% that snacks are the key to success; you can't run the day if you're hungry!! Fun fact: my nickname when I was little was the 'Snack Master' ... and I'm not quite sure I've outgrown the name 🤣🤣

If you don't know already, I have a milk allergy, so I always examine the nutrition label for any small amounts of milk or whey. I've found so many healthy + yummy snacks that I can eat; now, I hardly ever feel like I'm missing out on something delicious. Here are a few of my favorite snacks to tide over my hunger until the next meal! 

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!

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!