April 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Is it just me, or is it hard to believe it’s already May?!

As I alluded to before, April was a hectic month for me, to say the least. Between two jobs ending and my coursework finishing up for my (last and final!) semester, I wound up spending the majority of my time either working, stressed about work, or thinking about being stressed about work. πŸ˜ͺ

Nevertheless! This is a very ✨ happy ✨ post, because…

I managed to complete it ALL! πŸŽ‰

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March 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Compared to February, March was a pretty quiet month. Besides being busy with work, I didn’t get up to anything too exciting. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ

Not that I’m complaining! In fact, it was nice to be able to relax and focus on finishing up my internship. Since I’m nearing the end of both my internship – and my degree as a whole! – things are likely going to get more hectic sooner rather than later, so I’ve been enjoying every moment of peace that I can find while I still can.

On the Covid front, numbers in my city have gotten a little better, so some things have started to open back up again! I went out for dinner for the first time in forever and it was everything. I really missed eating out, haha! πŸ˜… My partner and I have also been motivating ourselves to get out by driving to different parks around the city and going for little walks on the weekend, which has been really nice (even if they have been on the chillier side).

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My F/F February Wrap-Up

Happy March everybody! Now that February is officially over, it’s time for me to do a wrap-up post for my participation in the F/F February readathon! πŸ‘­πŸ’–

As a reminder, F/F February is a month-long reading challenge that promotes reading and uplifting sapphic books during the month of February. This readathon was created and hosted by Imi and Ellie over at Beyond a Bookshelf. The original annoucement post can be found here. πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆβœ¨

And… it was the very first readathon I’d ever participated in!

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February 2021: Monthly Wrap-Up

Between my birthday, Chinese New Year, Valentine’s Day and Purim, my February was preeetty busy. So maybe it’s no surprise that I hit a bit of a reading slump. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I wound up taking a whole week off reading from (and posting!), in fact.

Despite that, however, I still managed to have a great month! Even in the midst of Covid, my partner managed to make my birthday really special. 😍 After hearing me complain for the umpteenth time about how much I missed going out for ramen, she took it upon herself to make me some absolutely delicious homemade ramen – from scratch! Add on the fact that she ordered me a black forrest cake (my favorite flavour of cake!) from one of my favorite bakeries, it was a pretty awesome day. πŸ₯°

(Check out the photos below of my delicious birthday meal!)

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Recipe: The Best Chocolate Cupcakes (and Happy Birthday to Me!)

Guess what? Today is my birthday!! πŸ₯³πŸŽŠπŸŽˆ

To celebrate this oh-so-special-day I wanted to share with you all my favorite chocolate cupcake recipe! I by no means claim rights to this recipe, because it’s one of those ones that’s been in my family for so long I couldn’t tell you where it’s from. πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ We always called it a “wacky cake” recipe, but I know it’s also referred to as a “Depression cake” – because it’s eggs- and dairy-free!

This is the exact cake my mother used to make for me growing up, so it’s got a special place in my heart. πŸ’— And, while I may be biased, I think it makes pretty great cupcakes. 🧁

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