Rain Rain Go Away…

“…that’s what all my haters say.” Anyone? Ok, moving onnnnn…

Today has been a dreary, stormy type of day. The pup and I swam in the pool earlier in the afternoon, but not even 20 minutes after we got in the pool, the storm clouds started rolling in. We were forced to move our little party inside, and have just been hanging out reading and watching TV.

For lunch I was in the mood for a smoothie, so I blended up the following:

  • frozen mango chunks
  • frozen strawberries
  • coconut cream
  • vanilla almond milk
  • banana pudding powder
  • a dash of banana extract

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My smoothie was delish, and the coconut cream made it seem tropical and summery! Along with my smoothie I had tortilla chips with cheese melted on them, dipped in salsa.

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It was a little random, but just what I wanted!

Now for some adorable pics of my hangout buddy for the day:

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Gah, I really can’t get over how cute she is! Open-mouthed smile But she has definitely reminded me that puppies are A LOT of work and a huge commitment! Something to keep in mind when I want to get one of my own…

I’m off to continue my lazy rainy day! Hope everyone is having a superb weekend!

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Bad Blogger

I have been having major blogger guilt lately, due to the fact that I have SO been neglecting the blog! I’ve been all over the place with no routine, and actually pretty busy with not a lot of down time!

When I got to Orlando on Tuesday, Steph and I spent time catching up before eating dinner. It was “clear out the fridge” night, so I had a random mish mash of food thrown into a tortilla. In the mix was broccoli, edamame, matchstick carrots, cheese, and salsa. It was pretty darn random but also pretty darn delicious!

The rest of the night was spent getting fro yo and watching Ever After. Smile 

Yesterday we slept in and then spent most of the day by the pool playing with the dogs! Steph is watching her boyfriend’s great dane for the week, and they just got a new puppy – in addition to the 12 year old dog they already have! So we have a doggie full house right now, which means I’m in heaven! They are so cute and fun! I put a picture of Molly (the puppy) on twitter…that face just makes ya melt!

My other big event of yesterday was signing up for my summer gym membership! My family has been a member of the YMCA pretty much my entire life, including when they lived in Orlando. Of course the membership was canceled when they moved in January, so I had to re-sign up for one! It’s $31 a month, since I’m under 23, and I can cancel any time. Not too shabby!

Last night we went out to Amigo’s for dinner with Steph, her two sisters and her mom. It was nice! Steph and I split a burrito with black beans, guac, queso, and lettuce. I also had my fair share of chips and salsa, so I was pretty darn full by the time we were done.

It was our friend Kyle’s 21st last night so we went out with a few friends to celebrate that occasion! It ended up being a lot of fun, and I got to get my groove on, which is always a good thing in my book! A few pics…

Shiv and Jourdan:

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Kyle the birthday boy, Steph, and me:

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Steph, me, and Shiv:

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So overall, yesterday was fun and eventful!

Today I had an interview, which went really well I think. Fingers crossed! When I got home I changed and went to the gym, and boy oh boy did it feel great! I ran two miles in 19 minutes, did 20 minutes of weights, and finished up with 20 minutes on the elliptical. I’ve been a major gym slacker the last couple of weeks, so it felt really nice to get back to it!

Sorry this post is so wordy! I guess that’s what happens when you’re a bad blogger! Hope everyone is doing AWESOME! Open-mouthed smile

What’s something that made you smile today?

Puppy. Enough said! Smile 

Poppin’ In

Hi there!

I feel like I’ve been M.I.A. from the blog for quite a while – sorry about that! I’ve been enjoying the short amount of time I have to spend with my parents here in Savannah, so that is my excuse.

We’ve been busy house hunting, walking around downtown, meandering along the beach, cooking, eating, movie watching, and celebrating Mother’s Day! Tomorrow I make the drive to Orlando, which is where I will be spending the remainder of my summer! I’m really excited to move in with Steph, but I will definitely miss my parents!

I’m off to bed, since I have my first big road trip in my car (!!!) to rest up for! Catch you guys from Orlando! Smile

And just for good measure, a picture of mom and me at the beginning of last summer:

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Confessions of a Shopaholic

Today I definitely discovered the meaning of “shop ‘til you drop!” Mom and I went to Target and then the mall, and I got TONS of stuff! From target I got FIVE new work out tops, which I cannot wait to wear!

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I also got two new pairs of summer sandals, which I didn’t snap a picture of.

At the mall I got a pair of nude pumps! AH! I have been searching for these babies for at least a year now, but have never found the perfect pair…until today! LOVE.

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I also got two dresses and three shirts. Here is a picture of one of the dresses:

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I love the color! I’m thinkin’ this dress + the nude pumps needs to happen ASAP! Smile

After a longgggg day of shopping, some food was in order! I had half of the leftover pesto pasta, some sweet potato and regular potato fries, and a tomato basil pizza “burger” from MorningStar Farms.

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And let’s not forget dessert – a sliver of chocolate cheesecake + vanilla ice cream with some cookie dough chunks (added by yours truly)

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yumyumyumyum!

What a day! I’m off to bed (yes, I’m being totally lame on Cinco de Mayo) because tomorrow I have another busy day! We have to go get my car (!!!) registered, and then we are potentially house hunting again. Night!

House Hunters and Alliteration

A little recap of yesterday…

My mom and I had a pretty busy day! We left the apartment around 8:30 to drive  to another part of town to meet the realtor. We ended up looking at six or seven houses, which is exhausting business! We saw some cool ones, including my favorite – a log cabin!!! It felt so home-y and cozy in there, plus it had a fire place that was to die for! Unfortunately, it was right next to a major road and a gas station, which is kind of a no go for real estate. BOO!

Some pretty kitchens:

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Pretty front views:

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Aaaand the wonderful log cabin!

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Isn’t that fire place amazing?! Swoon.

On the way back from house hunting, we stopped by the Toyota dealership. As you probably know, Toyota has had quite a few recalls, and my car fell under one of them. We took the letter in and in 40 minutes they had replaced the (potentially) bad part, free of charge! Woohoo!

By the time we got home we were tired and hungry, so as usual, I went with something quick and easy – Pesto Pasta Primavera! (How’s that for alliteration!)

I made some whole wheat noodles while chopping up green peppers and onion. I also threw some frozen peas and broccoli florets into a skillet to cook, and added in some of the leftover roasted cauliflower from Monday night as well. After everything was done cooking, I threw it into a big bowl and coated it with pesto. TaDa! Dinner came together in a little over ten minutes, and tasted fantastic!

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Today

Today began with an 8 a.m. wake up call (this is early for me haha) to go on a run with my mom! Well, she was going to walk and I was going to run. We headed over to the trail that is behind the YMCA here, and we were off! I ran around the trail two times (2 miles) and then back tracked for about a half a mile to meet up with mom. We then walked home, so all in all I think I got in about 3 miles of running/walking. Not a bad way to start the day!

When we got back to the apartment, I decided to wash my car (!!!) It was really dusty when we bought it, but now it’s sparkling and beee-you-tee-full!!! LOVE IT!

For breakfast I made a green smoothie with:

  • a large handful of spinach
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 frozen strawberry (all that was left Sad smile )
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 cup of almond milk

It was very tasty! I’m so happy to have chocolate protein powder back in my life – I definitely prefer it over vanilla!

Now I’ve gotta run because mom and I are going to Target and the mall. What a life! Smile 

Would you like to live in a log cabin, or would you rather live in a more traditional house?

I think we know my answer to this one…log cabin all the way baby! Smile with tongue out

Keeps Gettin’ Sweeter

As if this day could be any more sweeeet:

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I had this amazing combo for dessert! A sliver of cheesecake + a blueberry ice cream/smoothie/shake.

Into the bullet went:

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • a dash of banana extract
  • 1 tablespoon instant banana pudding powder
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries

YUM! This was so good! Go make it – like now!

The Happiest Girl in the World

That would be me!!! I am a generally happy person, but today I am SUPER happy because I GOT A CAR!!!

Let me preface this by saying that ALL my friends have cars, and since everyone started driving in high school, I have always been known as the girl without the car. So this is a BIG deal!

I am so so so sooooo excited, although it hasn’t really sunk in that it’s my car yet! It’s a black Corolla, and I looooooooove it! Open-mouthed smile

After we got back from getting my car (!!!), it was close to 8, and we were starving. I quickly made some roasted sweet potato squares and egg sandwiches for me and my parents. The sandwiches were on English muffins, and included a scrambled egg, a slice of American cheese, fake sausage patties on mine and dad’s, and spinach on mine. YUM!

The meal came together quickly and was really good too. Can’t beat that! I didn’t take any pictures because I was too busy being starving and scarfing down my food – sorry!

I am on excitement overload right now, but I’m going to attempt to chillax by watching a movie or reading my book. Happy Tuesday! Smile

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