Happy (Almost) 4th of July!

First ImageI wanted to wish all of my organizers a very happy Fourth of July weekend! May it be filled with many blueberry pies, s’mores, hamburgers, and fireworks.

I’m particularly excited about the weekend because I’ll be traveling to Israel with Birthright and I leave this Saturday! I’ve been wanting to go on Birthright since I turned 18 but for one reason or another, it never was the right time. What I came to realize is that it may never be the “right” time to take 10 days off from work and jet across the world, so it’s just a matter of committing and making it happen.

Since I’ll be gone for about two weeks, I decided to take some time off the blog so I can really unplug and enjoy. I’ll be back on July 27th with some amazing content, so mark your calendars and follow me on Instagram in the meantime!

Sweet Tooth: Apple Pie

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Apple pie is a classic, regardless of the time of day or the season. The other weekend, I had a relatively open weekend and wanted to do nothing more than bake apple pie and make my apartment smell of delicious baked goods.

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Since I’ve baked apple pies before, I didn’t follow a precise recipe this time around. Instead, I sliced about 6 apples very thinly, and then doused them in ½ cup of white sugar, ½ brown sugar, ¼ cup of flower, 2 tablespoons of cinnamon, and a little bit of butter to stick. It turned out delicious and I’d highly recommend free styling when it comes to pies.

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For more dessert inspiration, check out all of my ‘Sweet Tooth’ posts.

Rainy Days

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This past weekend, it rained nonstop. It had been a while since I spent nearly the entire weekend indoors, whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies, watching back to back academy movies, never changing out of my pajamas, and doing more laundry than anyone ever should. It felt so nice to stay at home and do nothing.
 

Here’s a peak into what my apartment looked like this past weekend.

A Wall All for Shoes

I think it is safe to say that when any girl imagines her dream closet, a shoe wall stands out as a must-have. I mean, who wouldn’t want to be able to walk in to a closet and have a wall of beautifully organized shoes greet them? I see you nodding along and I’m pretty sure you’re imagining Carrie Bradshaw’s closet that Big built her. Ahhh, a girl can dream.

Photos from: Pinterest.

Finding Comfort in Organization

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There’s something so comforting – at least to me – about coming home after a long day and mindlessly folding laundry or putting away dishes. Sure, neither of these tasks may be at the top of your ‘fun list,’ but let’s face it, coming home after a long day of work and folding laundry while listening to a great playlist is far more enjoyable than coming home from a long day of class only to study for a final exam.

I encourage you to see organization, and the tasks involved in getting there, as comforting ones as opposed to strictly things you need to do for your house to feel in order. I encourage you to pour a glass of wine and try to enjoy whatever tasks you have to do, and then sit back and enjoy the end result even more.

Traveling Made Easy

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When I visited Portland a few months back, I was searching for a place to find all of the musts for Portland, but in a short timeframe. Sure, I found sites directing me to Powell’s Bookstore and VooDoo Donuts, but I couldn’t find one that really outlined a schedule and an itinerary. That is, until I found this site. I love it breaks things out by neighborhood and tells you roughly how to get to each place. Check it out!

To see my Portland travel diary, click here.