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2014 BNP Year in Review

Happy New Year’s Eve! It’s hard to believe that 2014 is coming to an end. It has been a crazy, challenging, amazing year. I started Brown is the New Pink (BNP) back in late April, and I love being able to look back on everything that’s happened this year. For my final post of 2014 I am reviewing all of the major events of the year. Cheers to 2015!


Januaryย 

  • Celebrated the New Year in Kentucky
  • Took engagement pictures

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  • Started my last semester of graduate school
  • Found our townhouse and signed the lease for me and Derek’sย first home together

February

  • Celebrated my 24th birthday
  • Pole danced and celebrated with friends at my bachelorette party ๐Ÿ™‚

Marchย (Holy cow, March was crazy.)

  • Moved into our townhouse
  • Married the love of my life!!! (Wedding Recap Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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  • Gave a big presentation at my internship at the VA
  • Interviewed for my first “real” full-time job
  • Accepted my first “real” job offer!

April

May

  • Graduated with my Master’s of Social Work

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June

  • Started my first job!
  • Derek took the USMLE Step 1 (HUGE test for medical students)

July

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Augustย 

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September

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October

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November

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December

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  • Hosted our Second Annual Tacky Sweater Party

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What. A. Year. Wishing you health and happiness in 2015!!

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Happy Easter!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! It was absolutely beautiful here in North Carolina. After such a long, dreary winter, I am more thankful for this spring than ever before.

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Derek and I went to church this morning with his younger sisters Elisa and Randi. I feel blessed to have such wonderful sisters-in-law. I’m glad we could spend Easter together! After the service we headed back to the house for a delicious Easter lunch followed by a walk around the neighborhood. If you’re not familiar with Wilkesboro, it’s in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, and the land is gorgeous.

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We headed back to Durham in the mid-afternoon to get ready for another busy week. In my family we have a tradition of getting Dairy Queen blizzards on the way home from trips, so we stopped and got some ice cream. I got a mint Oreo blizzard. It was divine.

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The first time I got Dairy Queen with Derek was right around when The Dark Knight Rises came out in theaters. I don’t remember the exact circumstances around why this happened, but Derek started saying “Get me a blizzard!!” in his best Christian Bale-style Batman voice. I thought it was hilarious, and now the Batman voice comes out every time we go to Dairy Queen. I love it.

Now on to finishing up a few things for my LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL, EVER! I’m just a little bit excited about finishing my degree. Have a great week!

Easter Egg “Nests” Recipe

Happy Saturday!

Despite setting an alarm, Derek and I slept in until 11:40 this morning! I couldn’t believe it. I haven’t slept that late since undergrad. I think the insanity of the last few months is finally catching up with me.

A few hours later we left Durham and headed to Wilkesboro, where Derek’s family lives. It’s a quick trip since we have to head back tomorrow afternoon, but I’m glad we could make it to celebrate Easter. It’s our first holiday as a married couple!

After we arrived, I made these delicious little Easter egg “nests.”

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These were SO easy to make. If you’ve ever made haystacks before, it’s exactly the same except you add Reese’s Pieces Eggs. Enjoy!


 

Easter Egg “Nests”ย 

Ingredients:

  • 1 11oz bag of butterscotch chips
  • 2 to 4 Tbs. peanut butter
  • 6 oz show mein noodles
  • Reese’s Pieces Peanut Butter Pastel Eggs
  • Wax paper

Instructions:

  1. Put butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. (It took me about 1 min 30 seconds total.)
  2. Add chow main noodles to the melted butterscotch and peanut butter mixture. Mix well.
  3. Scoop out 1 to 2 heaping spoonfuls of the mixture and place on wax paper.
  4. Gently push noodles into a nest shape and place Reese’s Pieces eggs in your “nests.”
  5. Allow the nests to cool for 20 to 30 minutes before eating.

 

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