Saturday, May 30, 2009

Finally Found My Camera!!

Good news! I finally found my camera!! I'm so relieved.

On a not-so-fun note, today was an all-around bad day.

I woke up 2 hours late, sat around watching tv, had to drive my sister around, came home for dinner, and went to work. Work was insane. Beautiful hot day + last day of school = craziness for an ice cream shop!

Well that was depressing... I'm determined to make tomorrow better! Hopefully it will include waking up on time and working out!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Livin La Vida Mocha

If my love of coffee is strong, my love of coffee mugs is even stronger!

I have the beginings of a wonderful coffee mug collection [which I will photograph when I find my camera in my mass of unpacked college stuff], but I still want more!

I went a little bit Flickr crazy looking at all the cute coffee mugs! I love them all!!

This purple one is one of my favorites!

Do you have a favorite coffee mug you own?

Also, I found a recipe for Coffee Jello I might try this week... it sounds interesting...

Sunday, May 24, 2009


I'm leaning towards SELF... but I'm not sure yet.
I also am looking for a good summer book...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

First Taste

So I don't have any pictures but I tried hummus for the first time in my life the other day!! I have always been scared of it for some reason. But I finally tried it... and I love it!!
I've been making wraps with hummus for lunch the last 3 days!

Also, another new product I tried was Soy Crisps!

They were sooooo good! They taste even BETTER than the Quaker Oats version! I will defenitly be buying these again (on sale for $2!)
As a little treat for eating healthy (Oats every morning, veggie wraps for lunch, and salmon for dinner) I decided to make Rice Krispie Treats with my sister.

Making these brings back memories!

Monday, May 18, 2009


This morning, I ate lunch with my little sister at her elementary school. I loved how all the little kids kept telling me random facts about themselves. ("I'm the second tallest in the class!" "I bought a fish and then it died.") So I was able to enjoy a wonderful cafeteria meal of grilled cheese, tater tots, and a cup cake. yumm.

After that I ate a real lunch. I went to the Corner Bistro near my house and I ordered a small house salad. And when they said small, they meant small. This thing was tiny... good thing I wasn't very hungry! Then I was finally (!!) able to grab my much needed coffee!

But I completely made up for this in dinner! I decided to make a full luau inspired dinner for my family! I had a bunch of Hawaiian party decorations so i decided to go all out!

I grilled salmon (fish is tropical, right?) and then I made sweet potato fries (which I have been dying to try!). The sweet potato fries turned out amazing! Definitely something I will have to do again!

Along with that I grilled a bunch of fruit (pineapple, papaya, bananas, and plantains). The pineapple and the papaya were superb... the bananas and plantains I would never do them again. The bananas and plantains got really hard and it just tasted like cardboard.

To drink I made a random concoction of things. It started out as a strawberry lemonade and then for some reason I decided to add Bacardi Peach Daiquiri Mixers. So the in each drink I had 4 "mushed" strawberries, pink lemonade, and the Peach mix. It turned out so good! However, next time I would probably do less strawberries (4 ended up being too much) and I would probably add some lemon juice to make it a little more tart.

Then for desert we had key lime cake with fresh strawberries and pineapple on the side!

All in all, I would say it was a success!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Ice Cream Will Be the Death of Me

Summer has been so great to me so far! I have been spending much-needed time with friends and I have been able to pick up extra shifts at work!

This past week was National Ettequite Week and I celebrated by going to tea at a tea house in the historic downtown near my home in Georgia.

Yesterday I started back at my job at Bruster's... To say the least, I'm not overly thrilled. I know that I should just be thankful that I have a summer job and that, yes, it is just a summer job... but it's defentitly not ideal. I worked at Bruster's Ice Cream for 2 years in high school and it was a wonderful job then... I tried looking for an office job at the 100's of medical offices near me but noone is hiring...

One obsticle I face with working at Brusters is simple

I love ice cream. I love trying all the different flavors (we have over 200 special flavors we rotate and that are made fresh in the store each day). However, that much access to ice cream is NOT helping in my goal to loose weight this summer. Last summer when I left Brusters to go to school, I lost 10+ pounds in the first few weeks just because I wasnt eating ice cream...

So now, with the thought of all of this on my mind, I am going to go do some yoga and then head to the gym before my shift tonight!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Back On Track


Home sweet home. I'm not really sure how I am going to survive my first summer home from college... I guess we will see.

One great thing about being back home is the fact that I have a kitchen!!! How amazing! Being in college with a worthless mealplan, no room to cook, and a microwave as your only device makes being home with a full kitchen seem marvelous.

All of my friends and I have been complaining for about 4 weeks now about how we need to start working out again/eating healthy. We all let finals and general end of the year-ness get to us. I can't tell you the last time I have eaten something healthy...ugh. And working out? Yea, I couldn't tell you the last time I did that either! Sheesh.

Today is Sunday and I am declaring it the begining of getting back on track!

This morning I woke up at 10! (MUCH better than my 1-2 PM rut I was getting into)
For breakfast I had 2 eggs, scrambled, with wheat toast and cranberry juice.

Now it's time for lunch... I'm feeling a salad.

I won't have any pictures for a while... my camera is still packed away somewhere with all of my stuff in the garage...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

5 Hours Til Freedom!


I have a final at 4 then im DONE