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Tuesday Things ... and hello from SLC!

Tuesday ThingsMegan WhitsonComment

Hello, hello! Long time, no see. Sorry for the extend absence! I’ve spent the past two weeks road tripping across the country with my lover, hiking and brewery hopping my way through Colorado and finally getting settled into my new home in Salt Lake City…and starting my third clinical rotation at the University of Utah Hospital (which means I am one step closer to graduation!).

It has been a wonderful, wild whirlwind and I am loving every second of it … but I’m also a wee bit exhausted so we are going to stick with Tuesday Things for now. I promise to photo edit and write my heart out soon to get more “legit” posts up for you guys.

PS - I have already fall in love with Salt Lake City and I never, ever want to leave <3

 I got my first taste of snow hiking to Dog Lake in Millwood Canyon on Saturday…

I got my first taste of snow hiking to Dog Lake in Millwood Canyon on Saturday…

Now…onto Tuesday Things!

  1. I just finished up the last book in the Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas, Kingdom of Ash. I started it on our road trip and could not put it down - this series gripped me from beginning to end. Imagine Game of Thrones meets Lord of the Rings with a little bit of extra magic and romance sprinkled in…SO GOOD. Start with the first book, Throne of Glass. You will not regret it. Anyone else finished the series? :)

  2. Also, Dana (best friend & Sunday sista) lent me Girl, Wash Your Face right before I left Charlotte. I’m pretty sure this book has broken the internet with how quotable, relatable and inspiring it is. I can’t wait to start reading it!

  3. What are you making for Thanksgiving dinner?? How beautiful is this autumn bruschetta board - it would make the PERFECT starter. Jessica always makes the most beautiful AND tasty recipes :)

  4. I also rounded up a few Thanksgiving dessert ideas from my favorite bloggers…

    1. Chocolate Pecan Pie Cookie Cobbler by Juli of paleOMG … HOLY YUM y’all.

    2. This Bourbon Brule Pumpkin Pie by Jessica. I’m sorry WHAT - amazing. AND you can get all the ingredients from Aldi! Win :)

    3. This “oldie but goodie” from Julie of Peanut Butter Fingers —> Pumpkin Icebox Cake. Yesss!

    4. These Oatmeal Pumpkin Spice White Chocolate Chip Cookies by Tina. That is a mouthful to say haha! These are definitely going on my “must make” list! White chocolate + pumpkin … glorious <3

  5. Is anyone running in a Thanksgiving day turkey trot? I think there are a few going on in SLC but I will be worked so sadly I won’t get to participate :(

  6. I recently added a few new listings to my Poshmark page…like this, Mighty Lite III Vest by Columbia and this, Alison Andrews Striped Ruffle Sleeve Shirt. I haven’t done a great job of keeping up with my “store” over the past few weeks but I’m slowly re-integrating it back into my daily life :)

  7. My Patagonia puffy has SAVED my life these past few weeks (I have it in Ikat Purple), along with this beanie by Columbia - I bought it at a cute little outdoor shop in my last mountain weekend in NC :)

  8. And for #8…my first SLC recommendation: Shades Brewery is only 5 minutes from my house and it has some absolutely glorious Belgian brews. We went to the Freeheel Fall Ball there on Saturday night and had a blast. AND I WON MY FIRST RAFFLE! It only took me 31 years haha…I won a beanie, tank top and two lift passes for Powder Mountain. I am SO PUMPED.

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That’s it for now friends. Thanks for being patient with me while I “ghosted” for awhile. I can’t wait to share my road trip/Colorado adventures with you soon … and I cannot wait to experience (and share) all that Utah has to offer!

Happy Tuesday & Pura Vida <3