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All About the MPRE

I bet some of you 1L's out there won't even recognize the term MPRE... I know I had no idea what it was until like my 2L year. Turns out, it is something you have to take and pass in almost every state in order to sit for the Bar exam. I am posting this to help others know and understand the MPRE before it's upon you.

It has been a while since I took the MPRE but I hope this overview helps those of your out there wondering exactly what the MPRE is and how to prepare to pass it.

Easy Slow Cooker Chili Recipe

Happy Sunday!

My Eagles are playing today so we have Chili cooking in the crockpot for the game. FLY EAGLES FLY! (I grew up outside of Philidelphia so I am a lifelong Eagles fan)

Few things go together better than Chili and football. My husband and I make this Chili recipe all the time and it is one of my FAVORITE recipes of all time. It is quick and easy and SO good. I keep the ingredients on hand at all times because it is just one of those meals that always sounds good and is easy to put together.

This is one of those recipes that anyone can make regardless of cooking skill. Perfect for busy families or student life!

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Perfect Sunday Football Chili Recipe 
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 1 tsp. Paprika
  • 1 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Sea Salt
  • 2 cans Kidney Beans 
  • 1 can Black Beans 
  • 1 can Sweet Corn
  • 2 cans Tomato Sauce
  • Optional: a few dashes of Tobasco to heat it up
  • Sour cream 
  • Cheese 
  • Scallions 
  • Olives 
  • Chili
  • Corn chips 
  • Cornbread
  1. Brown ground beef in a skillet
  2. Once brown, add to slow cooker
  3. Add beans, corn and tomato sauce to crockpot
  4. Add onion, garlic, & chili powder, paprika, salt, pepper & cumin to crockpot
  5. Cook in a crockpot for 3-4 hours on HIGH or 6-8 hours on LOW
  • Serve in a bowl and add any of the toppings you want. Cornbread my favorite side. 
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days
    • Perfect as leftovers for lunch
Right click on the recipe to print!

Friday Five 1/11/19

Happy Friday!

This week started with my 25th birthday celebrations. My family drove up to meet us for dinner on Saturday. We had a nice dinner (complete with free desert) and I was blessed with some lovely presents through the real gift was time with my family. My birthday was on Sunday, 1/6, and I had the best day. I slept in, my hubby got me donuts for breakfast, we lounged around for a while and then my husband surprised me with a trip to the Toledo Museum of Art which is just a few minutes from our house. We are not really "art" people but it was really interesting regardless. There were some amazing pieces and two really cool temporary exhibits: one reunited a torn painting after 200 years and the other was tens of thousands of dried flowers suspended from the ceiling and it was breathtaking. We got Olive Garden on the way home and then binge watched movies until my favorite show, Outlander, came on. To top off a great birthday, the Eagles won their wild-card game #FLYEAGLESFLY!

A Week by Week Study Schedule

Happy Thursday!

This post come s by request and I think it will be super helpful. I have alluded to my weekly study schedule in the past but I have never devoted a whole post to it so that is what's on tap for today.

Figuring out what you need to study and work on week to week in law school can be challenging. There is always a ton of stuff to do and just so many hours in which to complete it. I am sharing the study schedule which has worked well for me over my 2.5 years in law school. I have honed it to what works perfectly for me. I hope you find it helpful as well!

Here is a sample look at my week to week study schedule. This is what I do during the majority of my semester until about a month before finals. Then I integrate more study time to prepare for finals. More on that in this post: PREPARING FOR LAW SCHOOL EXAMS ONE MONTH OUT

Tips for Getting Back into Studying After Break

Well... Christmas break is over. Sad, sad day. Today is my first day of the new semester... it is also the last time I will EVER SAY THAT! HALLELUJAH!

Because it is time to go back to school after a glorious, relaxing break, I am going to share my best tips for getting back into the study grind after a break. It is never easy to get motivated to back to classes and homework after break time. However, there are ways to make the transition easier. Here are my top tips.