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Woah, bad blogger.

Oh my goodness gracious I’m sorry I haven’t posted in so long!

As soon as I got back from Destin with my family I had a day to pack the rest of my things and come up to Amherst.

Then I had a day or two to pack MY WHOLE APARTMENT and move. It was one long day and just happened to be the very same day that a tornado ripped through Springfield, MA which is pretty close to where I live. Talk about scary, right?

Then it took us about a week to be able to get an appointment with Comcast to come set up the internet and cable. What a pain in the butt. Needless to say, I got a LOT of reading done.

Then after that I went to the Jersey shore (insert fist pumping, or GTL joke here) for TWO whole weeks and got back and got situated and have been so busy living and catching up with friends and doing work that blogging was put on the back burner.

Other notable updates:

I acquired a bike to give my knees a rest.

Im in love

 

Witnessed a redbull cliff diving competition in boston.

Sickest thing ever.

Made foccacia.

Holy. Yum. Want. It. Now.

Encountered the smallest turtle I’ve ever seen on a run.

Hand is there for size reference. Obvs. How adorable is that little guy?

I’ll start posting regularly again now. I apologize for my absence!

Catch you guys soon!

 

When you’re super busy what gets put on the back burner? For Some people its exercise, or cooking delicious food or making time for family and friends, but for me, its the blogging. I feel like I can always come back to it when I have time and the other things are far more important! :)

 

I’m baaaaack!

Holy moly my last 5 days have been a whirlwind!

I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to post or comment, but I was reading! The internet was horrible in the condo where we stayed and it took my computer FOREVER to load posts, so I didn’t even make an attempt at posting or uploading pictures.

Things I did while I was away:

Beach lounged

Beach walks

Morning runs

Ate cookie dough cereal

Craved AB sandwiches on white bread with the crusts cut off –all day long (for real, I’m pretty sure I ate 6 of these in three days)

Ate mountains of frozen yogurt

Outlet mall shopping- J. Crew hollaaaa

Went crabbing (unsuccessful)

Frolicked in the waves

Kayaked

Paddle boarded- SO MUCH FUN

Mini golfed

It was pretty action packed!

We got back to Lexington last night, and I woke up early this morning to catch a flight back to Amherst. I was so relieved that my flight was on time and I arrived in Hartford safely.

BUT THEN, I got to my car and it was dead. Traveling never goes smoothly for me. When I realized that my car was dead, I sat on the floor of the parking garage and meditated so I didn’t lose my mind. (Really, I know thats gross, but desperate times call for desperate measures)

Then, I went back inside, and tracked down someone who could jump start me and made it back home! YAY!

Then I immediately laced up my sneaks for a 6.5 mile stress relief run. Although it is 90* here right now(and my apartment doesn’t have air conditioning), it was superb.

 

I’m really sorry this post is boring and has no pictures. My internet is being funny, and everything is taking super long.

I move tomorrow, so hopefully all of that goes smoothly– but I’ll let you know! :)

 

 

What is the BEST vacation you have ever taken?  A few years ago my family went to Maui and it was GORGEOUS. I ate my weight in pineapple every day and drank pina coladas and cliff jumped into the ocean. Perfection!

How do you calm yourself down in stressful situations?  Obviously, I sit on the nasty ground and meditate. But hey, it works! :)

Snack attack smack down.

Whaddup foolios?!

My morning has been supah hectic.  I planned to wake up earlier than normal to squeeze a workout in before we left for Destin, but my alarm went off and I just didn’t feel like it. Since I’m not one to “force” myself to workout I decided I’ll just take a nice cruise around the city later on this evening. What better way to see a place than to run around it?

After sleeping through my alarm, I woke up this morning to my mom asking me where my suitcase was.

Oh… I haven’t packed yet…

So I hopped up and threw some clothes and bathing suits and running shoes in a suitcase and called it a day. Im quite possible the worst packer in the universe. I always have WAY too much stuff.

Right now I’m chowin’ on breakfast:

Recycled picture, same breakfast.. even same mug.. weird.

A heaping half cup of oats (sometimes a half cup just isn’t enough)

1.5c Almond Milk

1 large banana (only lame-os use half of a banana)

cashews on top

Nice and filling for a day of travel.

But what happens when I get a snack attack? (Because I’ll be real with you.. there is no such meal that can fill me up for 4 hours, let alone a day of travel.)

Well, truth be told I was packing snacks last night while I should have been packing clothing. Priorities people, priorities. Among my cornucopia of snacks were:

Larabars

Cashew cookie (duh) and Cookie dough!

Cashews

The last of my cashews... :(

Almonds

Bananas galore

Hey we've got 5 people. I can't risk running out.

Granola

A bag of oats

Bulk bin oats. Reduce your waste!! :)

A shelf stable carton of almond milk

Live. Saver.

An entire loaf of bread  (carb monster…)

Just act like its normal, ya dig?

A jar of AB (again, act like its normal)

Freeze dried strawbs/bloobs

Crunchy and tart! So good.

All together now:

I love snackin.

I wish cheese could be shelf stable.. I mean real cheese. Not cheese that comes in a squirt can. But I did used to love that stuff! I’d write my name on Wheat Thins and then demolish them. Thats as close to art as I ever got. ;)

I’m sure that on top of all this, I’ll throw some extra last minute snacks into the mix.

I’m going to try my best to keep up with bloggin/commenting while I’m away! It’ll be tough, but I love doing it, so I’ll try my best.

Do you pack a ton of snacks when you go on trips? I kind of have to because its hard for a vegetarian to eat on the road. But that doesn’t bother me because I LOVE this kind of food!

Do you eat differently when you’re on vacay? Normally I do. I tend to indulge more. Hey its a vacation. You’re basically obligated to indulge. ;)

Have you ever eaten squirt can cheese? I used to love it! No shame.

Let your freak flag fly.

I slept in till 8 this morning! Something must be wrong with me..

But after I moseyed down stairs and had a leisurely and boring breakfast, I learned that I was awarded by this lovely lady (go check out her blog, shes hilarious) with this:

An award for little old me? I’m so excited to do this! Okay so here are the rulezzzz:

1. SMILE!

2. Write 3 things you love about your looks.

3. Write 3 things you appreciate about your personality.

4. Write about something you find beautiful in others.

5. Award as many people as you know and let them know they’re beautiful!

1. SMILE!

Kidding, kidding

2. Three things:

a. My smile! Its huge!

2. My luscious locks:

3. My big brown eyes!

Well thats not creepy or anything...

2. Three things you love about your personality.

1. I’m not afraid to let my freak flag fly.

Yes. This is the SECOND picture of my milking a fake cow.

2. I’m outgoing!

3. I love  challenging myself.

'Jumping' at a challenge.... so not funny..

Another jumping at a challenge again!

4. I find honestly and genuine kindness beautiful in others. As well as people who aren’t afraid to be themselves, weirdness and all. :)

5. I tag EVERYONE who is reading this because you’re all beautiful! Plus saying things you like about yourself is fun. And a majah confidence boost. :)

I hope you all have a wonderful day! :)

Tell the 3 things you LOVE about yourself! Or more! :)

Spontaneity– the way to be.

I am spontaneous.

I love impromptu road trips, adventures, unnecessary detours, getting lost on purpose, exploring the unknown at odd times for no other reason other than to do it, making decisions on a whim..

There's that time I decided to dye my hair red... And got a red scalp with it. My big red curly fro shockingly resembled bozo the clown. It was awesome.

I adopted Igor on a whim. How could I say no to that face?!

Thats a picture of a fake T-rex and a sign that says "Dinosaur World"... My family wouldn't stop.. In hindsight, I'm thankful.

Well thank goodness this is the case.

My family is horrible at planning.  Excuse me.  I meant we don’t plan.  Since we all have such different schedules and live so far away from one another, we find it hard to spend any time together let alone get away for a vacay.  So, if we all happen to have a free minute, we just get up and go.

This morning, after breakfasting, my mom told me that were were going to Destin for a little get away this Friday. It’s currently Wednesday. This is a completely normal occurrence.

Keep in mind that I’m making the trek back to Massachusetts either Monday or Tuesday to move everything out of my apartment and into another. Yeah.. I have quite a busy week ahead of me.

Just goin with the flow.

Ps I bought the ugliest tomatoes yesterday (on a whim go figure) and I regret judging them by their appearance for the past few years. You know which ones I’m talking about…

A face only a mother could love..

Have a great day!

Have you ever tried the ugly tomatoes?!

Are you a planner or are you spontaneous?

Does being spontaneous make you uncomfortable?

Fake it till you make it: cookie dough edition.

I woke up this morning to my Igor (my cat) sitting on my face and I just knew it would be a great day!

Breakfast was the usual banana oatmeal + a coffee heart.

I'm so boring. fo reeeelzzz

Mid munching, the bowl started cracking menacingly.. My mom then informed me that it was a salad bowl and not supposed to have hot things in it. Who makes a bowl thats sole purpose is to carry lettuce. Get real. I scarfed fast enough that there wasn’t a casualty. :)

Then I got my sweat on with a 5 mile loop around town. I was hoping the clouds would squeeze out some rain because it was supa humid again, but no such luck.

Lunched on an avocado sammie + greek yog+cashews.

Hate having to put grape tomatoes on a sandwich. Delicious nonetheless.

Then I picked my baby bro-zo up from school and made him tag along to the fresh market with me while I looked like this:

Yeah thats Chuck Norris. Don't get used to having my "fashion" pictures on here.. I just wanted to embarrass myself a little bit today.

THEN I came home and made something that was incredible. Chocolate Covered Katie\’s cookie dough dip. Holy yum.

Obviously I added cocoa powder in.

If you make this, which I highly recommend you do, do not omit the nut butter. Thats what makes it outstanding.

Skeptical? It even passed the baby broski test!  And 14 year old boys are supah picky. (I told him it was brownie batter. He believed me.)

Okay so hes not really a baby.. but he'll always be my baby bro. :)

Trust me. Just make it. I ate it with a spoon rather than as dip. :)

I hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Whats your favorite kind of dip? Mine is hummus. It goes on ANYTHING!

Would you try cookie dough dip? I thought it sounded odd with the chickpeas but it totally works!

Whats the last recipe you tried?

6 confessions and 1 fact

Confession:  I’m a fashion-least-a.

Most days I resemble something along the lines of this:

Yep. Shorts and a T + some Chaco lovin'

And this is as about as good as it gets for day to day wear:

Obviously I live in Chacos. And shorts.

Confession: Me using the “word” fashion-least-a makes me not funny. Alright, that wasn’t a confession that was just a fact.

Confession: I dip bananas into the community yogurt container when I want some lazy snackage. Sorry family.

Confession: I want to like iced tea, but its just not the same as coffee.

Florida Orange Rooibos- $3.00 worth of mediocrity.

Confession: Today I put cocoa powder into my coffee as it was brewing. (Genius, right?!)….

Then I tried to convince myself that it tasted spectacular. But really it tasted like regular coffee. Boo.

Confession: I’ve read all of the Harry Potter books multiple times…. Nerd alert! (Wizards>Vampires)

Confession: When I’m at my parents house and my little broski is yelling about how he wants chicken nugs for dinner I make him these:

Meatless chick'n, pleeezeee

He wonders why my mom and I giggle as he’s eating, but has yet to notice. (I’ve done this like 5 times.)

It felt really good to get all of that off of my chest :)

What does your typical day to day wear consist of?  

Any confessions you want to get off of your chest?  Hopefully my little bro-zo doesn’t read this post… :)

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