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101 Things in 1001 Days: Update 4

101 Things in 1001 Days Goals | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’d like to share with you an update of my 101 in 1001 goals. I accomplished a lot over the summer and can’t wait to share with you all the great progress I made while working in Houston. I’d also like to share with you some of the things I’ll be working on this upcoming semester. With the changing of seasons, you know it’s the prefect time to reevaluate priorities and to set sight on the goals that you…

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STYLE

Summer Days

Yellow Pleated Skirt and Pink Floral Top for Summer | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Ahhh…summertime. With only a few more days of summer left before the school year begins, you can bet I’m soaking up as many rays as I can this week. And there’s nothing like a bright floral print and twirl-worthy skirt to put me in the mood for those sweet summer days. I had such a blast putting this outfit together and wearing it for an afternoon out with the girls. I love how bright and cheerful this floral top is…it…

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HEALTH LIFE

Five Things To Do Before School Starts

Five Things To Do Before School Starts | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

image With school starting up next week (and prelim exams happening in September, yikes!), I’m spending this week preparing for all the craziness that will inevitably ensue once the semester begins and classes pick up. In my experience, spending just a little extra time getting everything in order ends up making the whole process of starting a new semester (or big project) that much more manageable. And with so many other students out there, I thought I would go ahead…

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Holiday STYLE

Stars and Stripes

4th of July Red White and Blue Outfit | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Tuesday, friends! After hiking and relaxing in southern Utah all week long, I’m rested, rejuvenated, and ready to get back to life-as-normal again! One of the first things I did when I got back into service was catch up on all the Olympic events I missed out on while off-the-grid. Soccer, gymnastics, and swimming are some of my favorites! Have any favorites of your own that I should watch? Leave ’em in the comments below if you do! I’m…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Downhouse Breakfast in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

After this past whirlwind of a week (the last week of my summer work tour at NASA), I am finally ready for a long backpacking trip in Utah with family. And while I am truly, truly living my dream every single day I work at NASA, I’m also still a (stressed out) graduate student at the end of the day, who is ready for a week off-the-grid and unplugged from the digital world. So if you don’t hear from me this…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Hiking in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Happy Friday, friends! My heart is so full from a weekend well-spent with family in Colorado. As I mentioned in my last post, my parents, Allen and I are headed on a week-long backpacking trip through Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park in one week. In preparation for this, we went on a 10 mile hike in Rocky Mountain National Park with everyone was together. And while I was initially nervous about being fit enough for the endeavor, it turned out to be one of my…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Love Sweet Love | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

This past week was one of the highlights of my entire summer. I had the unique opportunity to be a NASA mentor for the High School Aerospace Scholars Program. During the week long program, students from across Texas had the opportunity to come to Johnson Space Center and work with NASA engineers to design a manned mission to Mars. I’ve known for quite some time that I have a passion for STEM outreach and working with high school to early term college students…

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STYLE

Blush Floral Pants + Lace Top

Work Wear : Blush Floral Pants and White Lace Top | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Back to that work week grind today, friends, and sharing one of my favorite working wear outfits to date. When it comes to my most worn prints and patterns, it’s no secret that I tend towards a  solid contrasting stripe or a bold polka dot. But when it comes to my favorite print, hands down it’s got to be a floral pattern. A floral print is one of those extra fun patterns that doesn’t have to feel as rigid and unchanging as the more popular stripes…

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HEALTH LIFE Personal Notes SERIES

Going Plant-Based

Italy Farmer's Market | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Hi, friends! Today I’m excited (and oh so nervous) to share with you something that’s been on my mind heart for the last few months–my decision to change to a primarily plant-based diet. And while I was initially hesitant to share too much about it on the blog, I’m so glad that I decided to finally put all of my thoughts and feelings onto paper and to share them with you here. It’s actually been quite liberating to use this space as…

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LIFE SERIES The Little Things

The Little Things

Tiny's No. 5 Best Chocolate Chip Cookies in Houston, Texas | www.cupcakesandthecosmos.com

Thanks for all your support and kind words about Tuesday’s post. Blogging is something that truly brings me joy–I love sharing my life and experiences with others! And this creative outlet is something I desperately needed in my stress-heavy (engineering) day-to-day life. But what I’ve learned is that sometimes, it’s ok to take some time for yourself and to truly live and be present in the life around you. So thank you for your continued encouragement! As for this past weekend, I…

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