Hello from Milwaukee! Here are some mini adventures from the past few weeks! Rewind to the end of February. It was a rainy Saturday and Ryan and I took the bus to eat brunch at a restaurant called...Brunch!
We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of our food! Ryan ordered the Avocado Egg BLT that had avocado, honey cured bacon, sriracha aioli, tomato, lettuce, fried egg, and sourdough with a Signature Pancake on the side. I had the Quinoa Power Bowl that came with diced potatoes, red quinoa, brown rice, bell peppers, Addis spice, mushrooms, Jones Farm turkey sausage, avocado, sweet chilli sauce, and two eggs. The food was amazing, and the only downside was that they had a very limited coffee menu. I usually like fancy coffee drinks at brunch, but I quickly got over my disappointment after sampling the meal.
They had this lovely sign on the sink in the girls bathroom and handed out cute stickers.
Hey, look at my plants! This photo was from a sparse photo period during which I was mostly going back and forth between working my two jobs, going to classes, and trying to stay on top of homework for all my classes. My cacti grew babies! And, the succulents I propagated this summer are growing well since being transferred to "big plant" pots. Also, I have no evidence to prove it, but my roommates and I went out to Belair to celebrate the fact that all three of us were accepted into our first choice graduate schools! Woot! It will be sad to move away from each other in a couple months, but we're making the most of the time that is left.
Ryan and I got together a couple times during the first week of March to cook food. One night we made salmon burgers with roasted sweet potatoes and salad, and another night we made made Cajun food to celebrate Mardi Gras!
Ryan has been printing some new planters for my growing plant collection. Pretty soon I will be re-potting them all! It should be a fun time. There are a lot of cool printable planters available online for free. We also found a custom Settlers of Catan game set that we are now in the middle of painting.
Coffee and school craziness! I caught a cold just in time for midterms week. I kept tea tree oil in my oil diffuser around the clock and upped my coffee consumption. I tried a new drink from Stone Creek Coffee called "Mexican Spice" that is a mocha with cinnamon syrup and a dash of cayenne pepper. It was great! We also experienced some crazy weather that ranged from snow to rain to fog. I took this photo on campus because it felt so surreal!
Last Thursday was "Pie Day." I was studying for my structural kinesiology exam, but Ryan asked if I wanted to go out for pizza and I couldn't get my coat on fast enough! We went to Pizza Man and ate SO much food. We ordered drinks, a small cheese pizza ($3.14 for pie day), and a large custom pizza with white sauce, mozzarella cheese, sausage, chicken, pickled jalapenos, mushrooms, and fried eggs. It was an odd combo but strangely satisfying. Between the two of us we ate all the pizza we ordered and I didn't feel bad about it in the slightest!
On Friday night, Ryan and I made a fancy food spread to enjoy while watching Murder on the Orient Express. We made popcorn on the stove for the first time and had quite an adventure! After adding the single popcorn kernel to test the oil, it all started on fire! Thankfully Ryan kept a calm head and took it off the stove and swirled the pot a little until it went out. Then we set it on the kitchen rug while we opened some windows and it left a large black burn on the rug. Oops! Second time was the charm though, and we made some nice popcorn!
Last weekend I went shopping at Old Navy and everything in the store was on sale! I got some spring break staples because this spring break I am going somewhere for the first time since starting college! My roommate and I made another trip out and picked up some snacks for the plane. Ryan also baked me some yummy banana bread to take with! :)
I spent the rest of this last weekend finishing homework and worked at one of my jobs this morning. All that's left to do this afternoon is pack, wrap up loose ends, and head to the airport! I'll be honest that I am super nervous about flying, but we'll see how it goes! I am trying to stay optimistic! I'll share this week's coming adventures soon, along with a post detailing more about my life as a college student. Until next time! Thanks for reading!
Hi my name is Emilee and these are my adventures as a young adult living in Milwaukee. Here I will share my experiences as I navigate through college. Thanks for stopping by!