What I’ve been up to…

Hi, friends! It’s been a while!

In my head, I was totally going to keep up with this blog after coming back from abroad. In reality, that didn’t happen (clearly). But the blogging itch didn’t ever totally go away, and a few months ago I started working on a new blogging idea: sharing the books I’ve been reading this year and all the treats I’ve been baking, since these are two hobbies I love (and love to share!).

However, I really wanted this blog to stay the way it was, both as a time capsule of my time spent in Copenhagen in the fall of 2017, and also as a resource to current and future DIS students—since that’s still where a lot of my blog traffic comes from. I wanted all of those posts to be easy to find and to remain the focal point of this blog.

So—enter Books & Blondies! I have started a new blog, completely separate from this one, for all things books and baking (and more, probably). This blog will remain live and I’ll continue to answer any questions I get from DIS students and families, since that’s one of my favorite things to do. If you’re only here because of DIS and you have no interest in what a student blogger from Fall ’17 is reading and baking, that’s great. Read away! But if you want new content from me, I’d love to have you over on Books & Blondies 🙂

Click here to check out my new blog! And if you follow jennifergracefully via email, you can do that over there as well!


i was confused too, or, FAQs from upcoming students

One of the super cool things about being a student blogger this past semester is that I had prospective DIS students reach out to me over the course of the past four months to ask questions about the classes I was taking, where I was living, and how I was liking Copenhagen.  As the Spring 2018 semester prepares to leave their homes for Denmark in the coming days (you have no idea how jealous I am of all of you!) I thought it would be helpful to recap some of the questions I got during the semester!

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a semester in squares, or, friday five #18

As a final post recapping the semester, I thought it would be fun to do a post with every Friday Five picture I posted over the last four months.  My Friday Five posts were some of my favorites of the semester!  Compiling them at the end of each week was a great way for me to reflect on the previous week—all the things I did, saw, ate, and accomplished.  I wanted everyone following this blog to be able to see everything I was doing, seeing, eating, and accomplishing, rather than me just writing about it.  I hope you loved them as much as I did!

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spoiler alert: i didn’t fit 4 months of life into one suitcase, or, a packing list recap

Like I’ve mentioned in most of my packing list posts, I really, really, love packing lists.  Like, an inordinate amount.  So naturally, I made a packing list for studying abroad, which I posted here.  However, I thought it might be helpful for any prospective/upcoming DIS students out there reading if I went through my packing list and recapped it—what I’m glad I brought, what I could have lived without, and what I bought.

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