Friday, May 11, 2012

Natural Beauty

photo credit of Nicola Odemann

suds that smell like luxury// bare minerals loose powder// tarte 'smart' mascara// say yes to tomatoes exfoliating daily cleanser// pureology shampoo + conditioner

The Graduate

Last week(end) was a complete whirlwind. My four years of undergraduate studies came to a close and I spent my last couple of weeks making the most of what little time I had left with my friends. Many spirits were had last weekend (what's a Cinco de Mayo without tequila?) and tears were shed on that awful fourteen hour drive back home to upstate New York. While I'm excited for what's next to come and I'm ready to start pursuing my dreams, it's tough to say goodbye to my little clan of buddies that have become almost like family. Cheers to all you recent graduates who are going through similar experiences, and best of luck to all.

Here's to:

*new chapters
*working hard and playing hard
*pursuing passions
*infinite friendships
*staying continually educated
*mistakes that you will laugh about five years from now
*memories that will stay with you fifty years from now
*balanced, healthy, happy lives

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

CCG Potluck Lunch

In celebration of the end of Carolina Community Garden's first (and uber-successful) season, we held a potluck lunch and encouraged our fellow gardeners to bring in dishes that utilized produce from their gardens. All twenty of the plots produced to no end all season long, so we obviously needed to help them eat all their food.

roasted beets// tabbouleh salad// swiss chard frittata// carrots// broccoli salad// pesto filled crescent rolls

After the gardeners harvested the rest of their plots, we sat down to lunch and enjoyed the fruits of everyone's labor (or vegetables). I'm a bit distraught that I will be leaving after just the first season of the CCG, but I have big plans to build one of my own back home in upstate New York. 

Great season, CCG gardeners!

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