Boston Photo Re-Cap

I spent my Thanksgiving weekend in Boston with family, and I really enjoyed myself. The city is gorgeous, and I got to do quite a bit of site seeing.

Life at school is hectic right now (2 weeks until finals!), so here's a summary of what I saw in pictures. 

Hopefully I'll be able to get some posts together over Christmas break! I really miss blogging regularly, but academics are my priority right now. 

Christmas season is finally here! Seeing all the decorations in Boston prompted me to start playing my Christmas albums. Nothing like Michael Buble's crooning to get you into the spirit of the season!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Click Clack Clunk is accepting December sponsors, so please check out the "Advertising" page for info on free ad spots. 

Have a wonderful week; and fellow students, hang in there. We're almost done.

Geeking Out About: Care Packages!

Since I got to Penn, my friends and family have sent me the best care packages! And they always come at just the right time--usually at the end of a rough week. I want to share a few of the packages I've received. Maybe it'll give you some good ideas for care packages for your loved ones?

Here's one from on of my dear friends, Kylee. She sent me a pretty pot, a ziplock bag of dirt, forget-me-not seeds, and the FUN album. Right now, the happy sprouts are living on my window sill. Hopefully they live through winter. At any rate, isn't this just a darling idea?

Here's one from my family. I got this in mid-October. My mom included two mini-pumpkins and permanent markers so that a friend and I could doodle on them. There's also snacks (Korean and non), Good Earth teas, chocolate, jelly beans, AND... the Avengers DVD!!!

Then, one of our family friends, the Pratts, sent me the cutest little soup/rice bowl combo. It's adorable. I absolutely love it! I am also using the box it came in to store the tea bags that I may or may not be pilfering from the dining halls.

And, today I got a totally unexpected care package from a faculty member at my old high school. Yarn and knitting/crochet needles! It was a wonderful high note to end off this week. My mom had sent yarn previously, but I used it all up on a math project (more on that in a later post), so I was mourning the fact I had no more. BUT, Ms. Mazany saved the day!

I am absolutely blessed to have these people in my life who care about me enough to send me packages in the mail. They are absolutely something I am thankful for in this season of Thanksgiving. 

And, on a separate note, Click Clack Clunk has reached 40,000 views! Thank you all so much for taking the time to visit my blog! I am thankful for my readers as well--especially for those of you who have stuck around in this period of transition.

Since I probably won't post for another week or more, have a great Thanksgiving!

I will be posting about my mathematical crochet project soon!

Guest Post: Homemade Granola!

Happy November, everyone! Can you believe how quickly this came upon us? I certainly can't. 

To celebrate the dawn of a new month, I have a treat for you guys today--a delicious recipe from Kelly of Running Blonde. Read on for a yummy recipe to start of your November with!

Pumpkin Pie Granola | Running Blonde
Hi - I'm Kelly, aka Running Blonde. I'm so excited to share this easy and healthy granola recipe with you. I love granola for breakfast and for snacks throughout the day. Pumpkin spice makes it perfect for fall. I'm finishing my last year of medical school and going through the residency application process. I had to gather letters of recommendation from the doctors I work with and to say thank you to them for taking time out of their busy days, I whipped up this batch of delicious pumpkin pie granola. It is easy and healthy and as a bonus it is also gluten free (as long as you use gluten free oats). I would also like to share with you the label I made for the treat bags I gave the granola out in.

Pumpkin Pie Granola | Running Blonde
Just print them out on full sheet label paper (I got mine for $.25/sheet at Kinkos) and cut them out. Tie on a little ribbon and you have an easy gift! Click here to download the lables!

Pumpkin Pie Granola | Running Blonde

PUMPKIN PIE GRANOLA
Adopted from My Baking Addiction 4 cups old-fashioned oats 1/2 c. chopped pecans 3/4 c. sweetened shredded coconut 1/4 c. packed light brown sugar 2 T vegetable oil 1/4 c. honey 3 T. pure maple syrup 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice 1 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 c. dried cranberries or other dried fruit of your choice

DIRECTIONS
1. In a large bowl, combine oats, pecans and shredded coconut.
2. In a saucepan, combine brown sugar, oil, honey, maple syrup and pumpkin pie spice; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
3. Pour over oat mixture; stir to coat. Spread in a large shallow baking pan.
4. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Cool.
5. Add dried cranberries. Store in an airtight container.



Pumpkin Pie Granola | Running Blonde


Pumpkin Pie Granola | Running Blonde
Click here to download the labels