My new whole foods plant-based diet


This is a lifestyle post about my new whole foods plant-based diet. I’m going to try and be as honest and thorough as I can here as to why I am making this lifestyle change, because I want this post… Read More

Munich, Germany

Munich, Germany

Finally, Shanna and I arrived in Munich, Germany. It was the last city we would spend time in together before parting ways, and the thought of that was bittersweet for both of us. Our whole trip together had been amazing… Read More

Vienna, Hallstatt, and Salzburg, Austria

Hallstatt Lake Natalie

I decided to tell the stories of my adventures in Austria as one blog post. I spent two days in Vienna, and one day combined in Hallstatt and Salzburg. All I can say is, wow Austria is a beautiful country…. Read More

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest boat cruise at night

This post continues the story of my adventure in Europe. Next stop: Budapest, Hungary! I really enjoyed this city. The topography and layout of the city was really interesting to me. The limestone buildings was also something new I had… Read More

Krakow, Poland

Krakow Poland Town Square

The Europe saga continues in Krakow, Poland. Shanna and I had a lovely eight hour bus ride to Krakow from Prague. A bus ride that had a rather large man sleeping on my shoulder for the good majority of it…. Read More

Prague, Czech Republic


Oh, where to begin! This summer I traveled with my good friend and college roommate across Eastern Europe. It was my first time over there, and the greatest adventure of my life so far! In total, we traveled to Germany,… Read More

Chocolate-Raspberry Fudge Bars

Chocolate-raspberry fudge bars

It’s the weekend again, which means it’s time to make some healthy sweet treats! These healthy chocolate-raspberry fudge bars were soooo decadent and rich tasting. They are also 100% vegan, dairy-free, refined-sugar free, and made with only natural whole food… Read More

Banana Pancakes

banana pancakes

Did you know that you can create healthy pancakes with only two ingredients? That’s right, two ingredients.

Healthy Chia Pudding Cups

vegan chia pudding

I’ve been doing a lot of healthy baking lately such as healthy two ingredient oatmeal & chocolate-chip cookies, three ingredient healthy chocolate-chip muffins, etc. I felt like switching it up this weekend and I made three different flavors of healthy… Read More

My Fitness Journey: 2014 – 2015

fitness goals

Consistency Is Key For 21 weeks now I’ve been the most consistent I’ve ever been with a workout program. Since the beginning of this year I’ve been following along with Kayla Itsine’s 12-week plyometric focused workout program, as well as… Read More

Hiking the Appalachian Mountains

Appalachian Hiking

Over Memorial Day weekend this year my boyfriend and I wanted to go camping/hiking somewhere close by. Lucky for us there are some great Appalachian trail heads that begin just a few hours north from us, so we packed up… Read More

3-Ingredient Chocolate-Chip Muffins

vegan chocolate chip muffins

One of the reasons I look forward to the weekends so much is that I have the time to try new recipes! Lately I’ve been getting into healthy desserts and these 3-ingredient chocolate-chip muffins were a total hit! They are… Read More