Food Italy

Recipe: Mirko’s Chocolate Salami

The perfect chocolate dessert I love chocolate.  I love chocolate cake, chocolate brownies, and chocolate tarts.   So when I met Mirko, an exchange student from Italy who brought me ‘chocolate salami’ I knew it would be good.  Now don’t be alarmed there is no meat in this dessert, it is named chocolate salami because of […]

Exchange Year Through My Eyes Travel

Being an Exchange Student

Going Abroad Being an exchange student.  This means different things to different people.  For me I have both been an exchange student, hosted an exchange student, and befriended many exchange students.  You can go abroad all over the world and experience a completely different life.  What does this mean you ask?  It means leaving your […]


Ever-Pretty Vintage Dress

Ever-Pretty Vintage Let’s face it, vintage is coming back, and I LOVE it. Vintage is one of those classics that just never go out of style.  Like Lucille Ball, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe.  It is simply timeless.  So when I was browsing through the multitude of beautiful Ever-Pretty dresses and stumbled across this new […]

Europe Exchange Year France

Changing Host Families

Life with a host family I had been living with my host family near Lille for 5 months.  In the beginning I had the usual ‘honeymoon stage’ where I was just so incredibly happy to be in France that I was happy no matter what.  That stage lasted from September 4th to October 1st.  It […]

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