A Guide for Applying to Doctor of Physical Therapy School // PTCAS Application, Observation Hours, Recommendation Letters, Interviews, and More!

Hello, everyone! I have decided to share the ins and outs of my experience with applying to Doctor of Physical Therapy programs since the 2017-2018 application cycle just launched! I have a lot of friends that want to enter this competitive field, so I feel like sharing this post will help them and hopefully any others who have the aspiration to become a DPT. 

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Greena Colada Smoothie Bowl

Summer is practically here and this greena colada smoothie bowl is a delicious, healthy treat to enjoy in the heat! I call this the 'greena colada' smoothie bowl because the main ingredients are pineapple and coconut - so, you get the satisfaction of having a tasty, frozen smoothie while also getting all of the nutritional benefits from the greens and superfoods included!

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Dawson's 1/2 Birthday // Cake Recipe for Dogs

Well, these past six months with my sweet boy have flown right by and just like that - in the blink of an eye - he's already half a year old! He fills my heart with an immeasurable amount of joy and I could never imagine life without him. His 1/2 birthday was on Friday and we celebrated with a homemade pup cake, lots of kisses and belly scratches, and quality time at the park fetching tennis balls and chewing on sticks (I threw the balls... he chewed on the sticks).

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It's a Golden Life // Meet Dawson!

Everyone, meet Dawson! My boyfriend got me this perfect little pup and life the past couple of months with him has been amazing! Dawson is so sweet and cuddly, with all the right amounts of spunk and quirkiness. He's clumsy and already growing into his long, awkward legs at this point (he's almost five months old).

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Christmas in April

Hello friends, world, everyone! It's been a long time since I've shared my last blog post and I apologize for being such a horrible blogger these past few months. A few blog posts back, I explained how life has been so busy and hectic and that is the main reason that I have been M.I.A. for a little bit. Also, after moving into my new place in the summer, I decided not to get internet (weird move for a blogger, right?).

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Happy Thanksgiving // Fall-Themed Apple Pie

Hello everyone -- happy Saturday! I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving spent with family and friends and got to gobble 'til you wobbled! I made this tasty apple pie for my family and I and it was a huge hit. Of course with fall being my favorite season, I have a bunch of cute leaf-shaped cookie cutters. I used them for the crust to bring to life the crispness of the changing leaves outside in this pie!

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2016 Halloween Home Tour // DIY Paper Bat Tutorial // Moving + A Glimpse of My New Home

Well it's about dang time the holidays are here... they're my absolute favorite! This is a rather lengthy post - I talk alllll about moving + what it's been like living on my own after college, share some photos of this year's Halloween decorations, and give step-by-step instructions (and a video) for a fun, Halloween DIY paper bat tutorial that costs less than $1! Yippee!

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Patriotic Berry Pie

Hey there! Long time no see! It's been a crazy hectic summer and I am soooo behind on posting recipes - gahhhh! Between graduating, moving into my own new place, starting a new job, and preparing for grad school, it seems like the past few months have been nothing but a big blur. Over the next few weeks, I plan to post all of my recipes from this summer and play a good ole fashioned game of 'catch up.' First, I'm starting off with this festive, patriotic pie!

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Graduation, Here We Come!

Someone pinch me... I must be dreaming. In just a few short weeks (18 days to be exact), my best friend and I will be GRADUATING from Virginia Commonwealth University! We are both health, physical education, and exercise science majors with a concentration in exercise science. I could not have possibly imagined getting through the past couple of years without her - especially our senior year! 

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Spring Break Getaway // Nags Head, NC

Endless sunshine, tropical fruit bowls, and no school work - it doesn't get any better than this! This past week was my spring break and I got to spend a few fun-filled days in Nags Head, NC with my boyfriend! We stayed at a hotel with a beautiful oceanfront view, watched the sun rise and set each day, saw amazing beach views from Jennete's Pier, found gorgeous seashells along on the shore...

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Avocado, Spinach, Tomato and Egg Breakfast Sandwiches with a Colorful Fruit Platter

The national day of love is almost here, so of courseee I had to fill today's breakfast with lots of hearts! I will admit - I went a little cray today with the heart cookie cutters. I used them for my eggs, tomatoes, even the bread anddd cut out some watermelon with them too. Then I told myself to calm down before I gave myself a HEART-attack (get it... heart attack?) and decided to just add heart-shaped eggs to these sandwiches.

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Hello February // Valentine's Day Inspired Smoothie Bowl

Woohoo! Happy February, y'all! This is definitely one of my favorite months. I think that you should always show unconditional love to those that you hold close to your heart. However, I ALSO think it's great that there is a day (for me, it's a whole month) dedicated to celebrating looovvvve! As always, you can expect that all of the recipes and creations I come up with for the next few weeks will be super festive - lots of red + pink, hearts, bow and arrows, flowers, and sweet treats.

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