A few changes…

Oh how the time has gone. Honestly, where did 2017 go? While my 2017 wrap up post is in the works, I decided it was worth addressing what happened with this blog. When I decided to move across the world for school, I figured the easiest way to keep family and friends back home in the loop was to write about things. The first term (and a bit more) of first year I wrote almost weekly, though reading it back now is almost painful.

Then I tried ‘monthly’ updates, and didn’t make it through a year of that. I tried to write about where I went, but never had the time and felt I had to do everything in chronological order and suddenly I couldn’t write anything because I hadn’t finished writing about Italy. So, halfway through my final year of university, I’m changing what I write.

While you’ll still find life updates, travel photos, and the normal things here, I’m going to try to give myself freedom to write about whatever I want to, whenever I want to. So maybe I’ll get around to writing about Italy more, or Geneva this summer, but maybe I won’t. Instead, I’ll be sharing more about what’s happening around me and the world, a more honest look at university life, and what I’m working on (personally and professionally).

Family and friends – feel free to read along, but I can’t say what you’ll find will be the targeted updates this started as. Here’s to the rest of my degree, job, travels, and the rest being more honest and maybe posted more frequently.

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Brown Butter Sugar Cookies

In celebrating the end of term some friends and I made cookies on Saturday night. Quiet nights in like are my favourite way to spend time with friends, as you really get to talk and catch up!

We debated between Gingerbread cookies or Sugar cookies, but settled for a classic. The brown butter twist is my fault, but I’m pretty happy with it! As well, this recipe is much easier than traditional sugar cookies as you roll the dough into balls, rather than chilling a million times to get nice shapes.

This recipe is from Sally’s Baking Addiction and was a breeze to through together. We don’t own a stand mixer, so all the mixing was done by hand. Another reason the melted butter made this recipe so much easier!

Because everything is ‘work’, we also used this as a social media promo for Carolynne (the campus magazine I edit – @carolynneonline if you want to give us a cheeky follow) so enjoy some snapchat shots of the recipe!