search terms- the good, the bad, & the eggplant 2.0

The blog girls and I were chatting awhile back about how people land on our blogs through search engines. Elisabeth said people always come to hers because of the picture of Pat Benatar!

Remember Search Terms- The Good, The Bad, & The Eggplant? Well, get ready for the 2.0 version- though nothing will beat “what is the situation,if the title of the business plan is eggplant?”

  • squatternut bash recipe: Haha! This is a Friends reference but if you type it in to Google, it just provides about 10 links to my blog.
  • mata hari membership savannah: I get this one a lot. Apparently lots of people are intrigued by the concept of a members-only speakeasy. And yes, it makes me feel even more special that I got to go 🙂
  • you should apologize: Uhhhh…I’m sorry? Haha
  • what is a roman prater: Haha! Well, in my case, it refers to my last name + my mom’s last name
  • what did the woman said in the franks red hot commercial: She said “I put that sh*t on everything!”
  • what is your learning outcome while doing in internship in kniiting: Don’t know, but I want a knitting internship. Sounds fun!
  • how to tell someone they inspire you: Aw! Just do it- be honest and don’t be ashamed. Or, you know, make it fancy and write a haiku 🙂
  • best unknown restaurants raleigh: Still working on this list.
  • a brunette and a blonde with an inseparable bond graphic: Aw, my birthday post for Lindsay pops up!
  • the best mashed potato casserole: This is the best mashed potato casserole!
  • gluten free car bombs: Haha! Count me in.
  • trendy shabbat dinner: As I said here, trendiness is always essential during a religious celebration 😉

diggin’ through the archives {for the last time}

This is it, folks. The last day that we get to diligently dig through the archives of my blog- formerly known as Cristina’s Life, now known as Scintillating Simplicity.

But don’t worry- you can always dig through the archives on your own here! You’ll see that there are several subsections, including the last 30 posts, posts by categories, and posts by date.

Now, without further ado:

One Year Ago Today: Carrot Ginger Soup {Still a go to staple for me. Tip: using fresh ginger is tastier than dried ground ginger. Simply keep ginger root in the freezer and grate as needed}

11 Months Ago Today: Back to Running {I’ve been on a pretty effortless schedule lately- partly because of my newish philosophy} & Speaking of Unique Pasta Combinations {If you’re a new friend of mine, I’ll indoctrinate you into the cult of nutritional yeast soon. Not to worry}

9 Months Ago Today: Quinoa Bowls- Rice’s Grown Up Sibling {Going to try one with Al Fresco Buffalo Chicken Sausage}

8 Months Ago Today:  Trays, Trays Everywhere

6 Months Ago Today: Colorful Wheatberry Bean Salad {Make this gluten-free with quinoa or rice}

3 Months Ago Today: Prasoryzo (Rice with Leeks)

2 Months Ago Today: Ask and You Shall Receive

diggin’ through the archives, part xxviii

11 Months Ago Today: Pastaaa with ?

10 Months Ago Today: Looking for a Job? Cultivate Your Network

9 Months Ago Today: Recap- Last Week of Undergrad

8 Months Ago Today: A Foyer?!

6 Months Ago Today: Kitchen Tips from a Cooking Enthusiast

5 Months Ago Today: Frivolous To Dos & Giving Myself a Break

2 Months Ago Today: In Honor of My Sista

diggin’ through the archives, part xxvii

Happy Monday! I’m lying in bed listening to the classical station on Pandora and sipping the soy misto my sister just delivered to my front door. Hand-delivered in the morning? Now that’s love {so is giving up your last few pieces of sushi when your sister is upset haha}.

Bear with me as we get close to wrapping up the Diggin’ Through the Archives series. Kinda crazy to see what happens in a year, right? Imagine trying to sum up the four years of college in one post!

One Year Ago Today: Perks

11 Months Ago Today: The Weekend in Review

10 Months Ago Today: Recipe- Stuffed Peppers {Also featured in Recipe Duos}

8 Months Ago Today: An Incredible Gift from My Incredible Sister {May or may not have teared up early this Monday morning. The same sister who just delivered a soy misto to my door!}

5 Months Ago Today: The Perfect Escape {Need to schedule my next trip to DC}

4 Months Ago Today: Another Gluten-Free Week

2 Month Ago Today: Homemade Hand Scrubs

diggin’ through the archives, part xxv

One Year Ago Today: Tip Time {Hint: Don’t overdo events}

11 Months Ago Today: Tip of the Week- Feedback Cues {Hint: The title says it all haha}

10 Months Ago Today: Harmonized Living- New Website Launch {My short-lived blog}

7 Months Ago Today: To The Top of the Mountain

6 Months Ago Today: On the Menu for Next Week

4 Months Ago Today: The Roman Sisters Take Savannah, Part II

diggin’ through the archives, xxiv

One Year Ago Today: Bayou DC {Aw, so many fun nights at Bayou- which was just a hop, skip, and a jump from my apartment. I actually had my grad dinner there!}

11 Months Ago Today: Quick & Easy Island Stir Fry

10 Months Ago Today: Scintillating Simplicity & “Good to Be Me” {The day I found out my little nephew Gabe was on the way!}

9 Months Ago Today: Recipe- Pasta Romesco

4 Months Ago Today: The Roman Sisters Take Savannah {Itching to go back ASAP}

3 Months Ago Today: Link Love {Still trying to get a handle on those Google tricks. Trust me, they’re worth learning}

2 Months Ago Today: When Opportunity Knocks {Words of wisdom}

1 Month Ago Today: Recipe Link Love {Love the sweet potato mac and cheese}

diggin’ through the archives, part xxiii

One Year Ago Today: Highlights

11 Months Ago Today: Recipe- Eggplant Moussaka in the Crockpot

9 Months Ago Today: Sister Entrepreneurship {Anddd less than a month later, we decided to open a coworking space!}

8 Months Ago Today: Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Shrimp Sandwich

7 Months Ago Today:  First Few Days in Norway {In pictures}

6 Months Ago Today: Keep Calm and Carry On & Maybe This is More Fitting {The day we got the keys to our space!}

5 Months Ago Today: What I Love Today & To Connect or Not to Connect- The Rules of LinkedIn

3 Months Ago Today: Throwing in the Towel and TAD Day #3

2 Months Ago Today: The Cynic in Me {My rant logical wonderings}

1 Month Ago Today: Blogging Boundaries

diggin’ through the archives, xxii

One Year Ago Today: 11 Goals for 2011 {Wow- I managed to accomplish most of them, even the big ones, like starting a new venture. Pat on the back,Cristina 😉 }

11 Months Ago Today: Cure the Winter Blues {Despite the 50s weather today, I know I’ll be pulling up this post in just a few weeks. But this year, we’ve thought of the best way to cure the winter blues- plan a February cruise to the Bahamas!}

10 Months Ago Today: GW Bites- GW Business Plan Competition

9 Months Ago Today: Week Recap and Weekend to Come & To the End of Cupcakes…

8 Months Ago Today: A Portfolio Career- The Way of the Future? {Yes! For me at least}

7 Months Ago Today:  A Lunchbox Confession {I still carry that baby with pride. And I’ve added a portable bright pink utensil set too haha}

6 Months Ago Today: The Result of a Five Hour Layover in Boston

5 Months Ago Today: Tuscan Zucchini Pasta Casserole {I’m planning to make a rice version of this}

2 Months Ago Today: TAD- Day #2

1 Month Ago Today: Scalloped Sweet Potato Stacks & Trip to Hinnant Family Vineyards

diggin’ through the archives, part xxi

10 Months Ago Today: WWJD & Leek and Tomato Fritta {WWJD is an amazing story written by my sister. Excuse the typos- they are my fault!}

8 Months Ago Today: Girls Can Grill 2.0- Corn on the Cob

6 Months Ago Today: Recap- Change the Triangle July Event

5 Months Ago Today: The Law of Created Luck

3 Months Ago Today: On the Menu for the Week & TAD Day #1


P.S. Love this article– a parent’s perspective on her daughter quitting a high-paying job. It aligns well with my post here.