Monthly Archives: April 2012

April Foodie Penpals reveal!

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I participated in Foodiepenpals again this month!

Here’s a little explanation of the program from the wonderful Lindsay‘s blog! (her blog is pretty awesome btw, so you should run over there and check it out!)

Here’s a detailed explanation of the program:

-On the 5th of the month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treatsThe spending limit is $15The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
– Foodie Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK residents.  Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!

Now that you know how awesome this program is, let’s get to the good stuff!  This month I got some wonderful goodies from Susan in New York!

She sent a box FULL of great local things 🙂 Thank you so much!!

Tastes like a marshmallow pillow covered in chocolate..heavenly

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This chocolate was so pillowy soft!

salty & sweet

Um, I don’t think there has ever been a more perfect bar…ever.  This bar was the best combination of salty and sweet and got to me at the exact right time. Amazing.

The only thing I haven’t dug into yet is the jam. I’m waiting till I  get back to Texas before I open it so I don’t have to get rid of it 🙂

Easter candy = my weakness!

Pickle Chips! Interesting flavor, but good!

omnomnommm

Such a beautiful little card!

Love the name of this jam

🙂

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ALMOST DONE!

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As the title suggests, I am OFFICIALLY almost graduated form college. HOW COOL IS THAT!?

Now I just need to pass my remaining classes and spend 9030479203 hours on school work…so uncool.

I also need to clean my room (badly) and start packing.. also uncool.

I am dedicating today and tomorrow to cleaning/reading/practicing dance/sneaking a workout in at some point/being a productive little human being (hopefully)

Have a great day all 🙂

Its been a long time…shouldn’t have left you

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….without a don’t mean to step to, step to, step-step to, step to (wickywicky)

Woke up with this beauty stuck in  my head.  Don’t know why Aaliyah and Timbaland invaded my brain, but they did and I’m totally fine with it.

Another song that has been on the brain like crazy is the Bieb’s new song Boyfriend and you could most definitely say that I’m obsessed with it.  Good thing I’m not the only one, Heather at For the Love of Kale ( lovelovelove her blog!) is also obsessed, there MUST be something in the water…

Speaking of music, I don’t know why but I have been LOVING the whole second round of boy band craze with the band One Direction.  They’re fantastic. I mean, they ain’t got nothing on my boys BSB (Nick, you’re still my favorite) or Nsync (JUSTIN!) but they’re doing a solid job at bringing back the screaming girls and taking them away from Biebs.

So the past week or weeks (time seems to flyyyyy by lately) have been SUPER busy with school.  I’ve literally done nothing but eat, sleep, workout, and school.  School has been rough, but thankfully I have 2 classes almost down (still have 2 presentations, one on Thursday and one on the 4th) then papers/finals/reading a WHOLE bunch of books for my one class.  I think 6 books for the second half of the second semester sucks.  I dominated half of one book before I went to sleep last night, can you say motivated? Can you also say where the hell has that motivation been ALL semester? Yeah, I don’t know either.

My friend Monika and I invaded the Law library alcove area to study/actually get work done…while getting a lot of stares. No big.

Yesterday was also April 20th aka 4/20 and well, since I go to CU Boulder everyone assumes that I’m a pothead/total crazy party animal, which I’m not.

Norlin quad

I actually hate the fact that our University is associated with the whole 4/20 thing.  It devalues our education to be thought of as solely a party school and I think, even though they took extreme measures this year to snuff out the potsmoking event, we shouldn’t even have to worry about this being something that the University has to deal with in the first place.  I worked hard for 4 years for my degree, no, I busted my ass to graduate in 4 years.  This event should not have to be something that could hinder possible employment by potential employers and employers in Colorado will reject “potheads from Boulder” regardless of whether you smoke or not.  Monika also blogged about 4/20 yesterday, so you should check it out!  She hit the nail right on the head.

Okay, enough with the ranting and onto some more fun thaaaangs.  This week has been a week of crazy workouts/waking up wicked early to get them done/lots of kombucha/ and whole foods study trips.

yummm

I’ve basically lived at whole foods this week to try and get a research paper done and study for a massive exam.  They have so many outlets which makes it a fantastic place for me to do work.

I also tried the Bar Method workout last week… Let me just tell you that my thighs/ass have never burned that much. My legs were SHAKING like earthquake shaking.  Crazy me also decided that  I would try Pure Barre today.  Let’s hope I don’t keel over in the class today.  I’m still sore from my Tone it Up Bikini challenges from the week!  They have AWESOME workouts and are just such fantastic motivators! If you haven’t checked them out before then you NEED to. These ladies are fantastic and will definitely make you sweat…a lot…and shake a bit too while they’re at it.

GO SIGN UP!

DO it. It’s so much fun!

Have a fabulous Saturday!

Gym bust.

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I definitely did not end up going to the gym today, like I had originally planned.  I was so stoked on getting some ab work done earlier in the day then the little swollen leg incident happened.

I thought coffee would make me more energized and get me ready for the gym, but it didn’t either.

Well, it definitely made me crazy caffeinated but didn’t help with getting me to the gym.  Since I had planned on going out to get my foodiepenpals stuff and study that’s exactly what I did! I grabbed my car from my building then went straight to Barnes and Noble to study, since I was all cracked out from coffee it took me a little to get focused, but once I did I got busy learning about state government and politics.

After that I went on over to Whole Foods and picked up some goodies for my pen pal! aaaaaaand some for me too…of course, since I’m obsessed with random food finds, especially when they’re from my town!  (Whole Foods: you need to hire me I am SUCH a good spokesperson..and I spend way too much money at your store) Don’t worry, didn’t do too much damage.

Now I’m all studied out and sitting. NOT going to study anymore.  I set an alarm for 5:30 to do a little workout before work/school tomorrow. HOPEFULLY I’ll do it. I did it last week, so I’m hoping my motivation will kick in tomorrow and my muscles will stop hating me so much!

OH, random fact: I graduate from college a month from today. STOOOOOOKED.

And freaking out a little…or maybe a lot.

Now onto some more interesting things, like how a guy in my class last night told me that my bandaid was cute

Which I would definitely have to agree with.

And my new found interest in taking pictures of everything since I acquired Instagram.

case in point

hellooooo my head looks grey.

 

Goodnight!

Swollen legs?

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The title of this post is kinda weird..

Considering the fact that I’m pretty sure my legs aren’t just sore anymore and are swollen, I’m slightly annoyed with them/concerned-ish.

I didn’t think too much of it this morning but during my hiphop class i felt like I wanted to stab myself in the legs to make them stop aching.  I was wearing compression shorts under my sweats so once class was over I headed to the library and took off the shorts, what do ya know..my legs look twice their normal size.

Awk? yes. Annoying? very. Do I care too much? nahhhh.

Except for the fact that walking sucks now after hiphop hahah

Now, my question for you..what in the world do you do about swollen legs? Such an awkward but legit question.

Anyway, I’m off to finish off the rest of my classes today, possibly head to the gym and foam roll or something, head home/make some dinner, then head out to study for an exam tomorrow.  I literally cannot get like any work done in the apt.  My bed is too comfy and school is so boring.

Have a great day!

Challah

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I’m just going to take this time to profess my love for the Jewish egg bread Challah.

What is Challah?

Well, aside from being sweet and delicious, it’s bread made from eggs and sweetened with honey then formed into the shape of a crown.  The crown is supposed to represent God’s crown and the bread is mostly just eaten on Jewish holidays except for Passover when you’re not supposed to eat bread.

Although I’m not Jewish I have immense respect for the religion.

And a slight obsession with Challah bread..

so much so that I made two trips to whole foods for the samples…and finally bought my own loaf of the fantastic honey sweetened braided goodness.

so good.

I think I’ve successfully replaced kettle corn with Challah… and that is totally fine by me.

Easter

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Happy Easter lovelies!

Haven’t worked out yet today, decided to take the morning off and let myself try to sleep in.  It worked! Well, kind of worked. I slept until 9:15 then had some yummy breakfast, got ready, and decided to head out to Starbucks to get some more work done and be out of the apartment for the day.

Hope you all are enjoying time with your families and taking advantage of the day!

I am definitely missing mine right now!

 

My brother is a goon. Have a great day!