Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Sleep is a symptom of caffeine deprevation."

Yet another late night (and to think it's still early in the 'late night' ahead)...

I sit here gripping my 3rd Venti Skinny Hazelnut Latte of the day... Is it healty? Probably not. But I just keep telling myself that these are only 2 weeks out of my ENTIRE life. That seems to be helping with the motivation to keep moving along.

I don't exactly remember the last time I had a full nights sleep... I think it was last Wednesday night... Wow that is really depressing to think about. Shesh. BUT I will be able to sleep in this Thursday because it is Dead Day before finals start! That is exciting...

Ben Harper and Citizen Cope will be performing in Auburn tomorrow for AU students to celebrate the end of classes and I am PUMPED!!!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

400 Million Cups A Day?!

Way to go America! American's consume over 400 million cups of coffee a day.

That makes me feel better about my 10 cups. :)

Speaking of 10 cups of coffee... This weekend killed me. I am completely exhausted. I can't go out ever again (or atleast until next fall). For some reason I have been living up my last 2 weekends here to the fullest and it is taking a big toll on my body. I could go to sleep right now and it's only 8 pm... but nope, I have a 10 page paper due tomorrow, 2 exams on tuesday, lab final wednesday, and then finals start Friday.

Ugh. I'm complaining...

On a brighter note!!

I had a first date this afternoon!!

We met through friends and he asked if he could take me to lunch today (since we both had crazy schedules starting at 1 pm until late tonight). He picked me up, paid, opened the doors. All the right things :) Not to mention he is a strong Christain, a bit of a dork (my type), and studying to be a doctor. Perfect? We will see. :)

As stressed as I should be, I am still so giddy!!

I really wish he and I could talk more... I have to use every once of my will power to not text him and wait for him to initiate. I know that is the best thing to do...
ahhh dating.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I haven't any 30 Day Shred workouts in over a week!

And I haven't eaten anything healthy in who knows how long!

I have been eating out at least twice a day this whole week (there are a lot of Philantrophy events being held at resteraunts around campus right now and my sorority gets spirit points for going).


Finals are quickly aproaching and I am NOT ready... I need more hours in the day...

Anybody know a cure for procrastination? haha

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Whole Latte Love

I am taking a short paper-writting break... (a.k.a. procrastinating... again...)

This week has already been extremely busy for me and it's only Tuesday!!

Currently I am working on my final research paper for my English class. We were able to choose one topic to cover for the entire semester and then write a research paper about that topic at the end of the semester.

I picked to do mine on coffee. Surprise, surprise. hehe

I knew from the moment I started researching everything that I had fallen in love with this subject. Of course I already knew I loved the drink but who knew there was so much to learn on it!! Every time I sit down to do research I feel a little guilty because I feel like I am just reading for pleasure, when I'm really not! (What a great feeling!)

But now it's crunch time and I really need to get my paper done.

Actually I need to get all of my studying done... I am not ready for finals in one week... uh oh!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

After years of waiting...

About to leave to go see Wicked in Birmingham!! I can't wait!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Morning Ya'll!

I had to wake up 2 hours early to take a calculus exam I missed when I got sick. I wasn't excited when I was waking up but once I was out of bed I was glad I got up early!

However, this is not a typical morning.

My typical morning include me laying in bed until the VERY last second. I will stay in bed, hitting my snooze button, until 8:45 for a 9 am class...

I know that a lot of it has to do with getting to sleep earlier than I normally do but I would also not like to feel like I got hit by a bus every morning! Mornings are miserable! I cling to my coffee for dear life all day long, without it I would be extremely unproductive.

Anybody have any tips/tricks to make waking up easier??

This morning I had Kashi Heart to Heart oatmeal topped with almonds and the VERY yummy Bear Naked granola. Along with my Starbuck's Breakfast Blend coffee!

I love love love Bear Naked Apple Cinnamon granola! It was SOOOO good!

Off to a full day of classes...

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sick Sick Sick

Last Wednesday I got pharyngitis :(
So I went home for Easter weekend 2 days early... I spent Wednesday-Friday sick at home and then Saturday and Sunday enjoying spending time with family.
I always enjoy going home, it is usualy relaxing and I love seeing my little 6 year old sister! [and my 2 other sisters too ha ha]
[*Note: I left my camera at home so my only pictures are from my camera]

I miss her terribly when I am away at school! I swear, each time I get home she is bigger!

Her little face with my big sunglasses! This is the current background on my phone!

So while I was laying in bed sick I did a lot of reading. I finished Catcher in the Rye and I also read the last three issues of Good Housekeeping. So I know that I am still in college but I absolutely love reading magazines like Good Housekeeping and Family Circle. I guess it's my inner housewife/mothering instincts!
Anyways, in an article it showed a recipie/picture for a delicious looking dessert! So that night my mom and I tweaked the recipie a little and made a layered strawberry shortcake!

On the bottom layer is angle food cake, then a layer of a whipped cream/vanilla pudding mixture, then a layer of strawberries!

It turned out amazing! And it was the PERFECT spring desert!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Cleaning Your Coffee Maker

I cleaned my coffee maker last night and I thought I should share the process with those who may not know it!

Cleaning your coffee maker is the key way to keep your coffee pot from gathering stains as well as internal impurities. Cleaning it once a month is ideal.

Step 1: Make a mixture of 1 part vinegar and 2 parts cold water. You want to make sure you fill the entire pot.

Step 2: Put in a filter.

Step 3: Start the coffee maker and let it run all the way through. After it is done, shut it off and let it cool for 10-15 minutes.

Step 4: Remove the filter and pour out the mixture.

Step 5: Fill the entire pot with water and repeat the process. You want to remove any trace of vinegar.

[Note: if this is the first time you have ever washed it, you may want to repeat steps 1 - 4 to grantee a through cleaning!]

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Jillian Michaels - you are crazy!

Day 1 of 30 Day Shred! There are 30 days left until summer so I am on a mission to "shed" that pesky Freshman 15!!

As for this weekend....

Crazy is the only word to describe it!!

There were no good pictures of me with me date :( sad day!
On a food note,
I bought my very first Larabar! I have seen these ALL over the blog world and I am VERY anxious to try mine!!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Rain, Rain Go Away...

It has been raining here ALL WEEK! Whenever I wear my rain jack hood up I always think of Jack Johnson's Brushfire Fairytales album cover!

So, I must have never used these muscles before in my ENTIRE life! I am still so sore that, even on day 2, it kills to walk... which proves a problem as walking is my main mode of transportaion around campus!

But I'm going to try and do the workout again!

Tomorrow is formal (!!) so I want to get in a workout before tomorrow...

I am wearing my classic LBD

with this necklace and earings I bought downtown earlier this week

here you can see what it looks like and bellow gives a better idea of the color!

I'm still iffy on what nail polish to wear...

Well now I need to finish this darn paper, work out, shower, and sleeeeeeep

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Soooooooooo Sore!

I worked out in my room yesterday using video's on FitTV.com and wow... I can't move.

I might try some yoga today to try and stretch out my painfully sore muscles!

I really need to get into a routine. I feel like I waste too much of my free time...

"No one has eer seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." 1 John 4:6

This week love has been all around me. I have heard/read 3 things on love in the last 3 days. Not romantic love, but instead about loving those around you. It is crazy how perfect of a time this comes. I have felt lacking in this area for some time. I am quick to judge and gossip and I take offense so easily. Not to mention I have been hurt by those close to me and haven't been forgiving. I think the key to happiness is to love. Complete, unconditional, everlasting love towards everyone and everything! No matter who they are (the guy who needs a friend, the girl you can't stand, the family member who deserted you) they deserve your love. From love we find forgiveness and compassion and in those we find peace.