WIAW: Another Week, Another Survey

Can you believe it’s already Wednesday?!?! I definitely can’t–especially because this time next week, I’ll be 19 years old! Can someone say cray-cray? But seriously, I feel old haha. Oh well, I’m excited!

I’m also excited for today because it’s WIAW time again! I honestly don’t know why, but this is like an addiction for me…once you start, you just can’t stop! I really hope I can get one in next week, despite all the birthday time shenanigans and busyness.

Peas and Crayons

Anywho, let’s get to it! This week, I’ve got another survey brought to you by the lovely Tori. That’s another addiction of mine, surveys. They are just too fun to pass up.

Breakfast was a new creation of mine (that, bee-tee-dubs, I loved so much I had 2 days in a row): coffee maple overnighters topped with some PB Puffins. Where have these yummy peanutty nuggets been all my life?! Oh, and I had an unpictured veggie sausage and some raisins

 Three ways I am still a kid:

1) I think baby bunnies are the cutest thing ever (but then, who doesn’t?)

2) I am a veeeeeeeery picky eater. ‘Nuff said.

3) I love to have water gun wars with my dad and sister. Funnest. Thing. Ever.


Three ways I am already old:

1) Most of the time, I’d rather spend a night at home with the fam, catching up on TV shows and playing board games.

2) I tend to space out some times and miss out on what people are talking about, and then I have to go, “Huh?”

3) I have reeeeeeeeeally crack-y joints. My knees crack like no other (my parents call me “Cracky”).

Lunch was my last vegan chorizo taquito (sadddddddd), salsa for dippage, fresh mango and bloobs , carrots and a slice of cinn-raisin Ezekiel bread topped with black bean pudding and almond butter. Kinda like a snack plate lunch for the indecisive girl.

Three things I want to do:

1) Go full veg. Right now, I mostly eat meat because my parents want me to, but when I move out on my own, I want to be an actual vegetarian (or at least pescetarian).

2) Get some kind of job in the fields I’m interested in. I’m majoring in broadcast journalism, but I’m also really into fashion, so I’d like to somehow combine the two. Maybe a fashion reporter?

3) Leave the U.S.. Seriously, almost everyone I know has at least gone to Mexico or Canada. My dream spots are Australia, anywhere in the Caribbean and Greece.

This was me on Monday, soon after my filling appointment at the dentist. It was the first time I had some bad reactions to the Novocaine (eye watering, a bruise on my cheek from the shot, mouth droopiness). I'm wearing glasses because the watery eyes were just getting too annoying to deal with having my contacts in.

 Three ways I’m a stereotypical “boy”:

1) I love being active in the “great outdoors”. Tennis, mountain biking, hiking, you name it. I love being outside.

2) I’m proud of my strong arms. I used to hate the fact that I actually have biceps (not huge ones, BTW) unlike some girls, but now I love that I can win arm-wrestling contests and people are always surprised that I’m so strong since I’m small.

3) Most of my jeans and shorts are “boy fits”. I just prefer my pants to be looser and I think they look better on me than a pair of skinnies (though I might buy some soon…)

Another snack plate, this time actually for a snack: sweet potato tortilla chips, Kashi crackers, watermelon and almond butter-stuffed date

 Three ways I’m a stereotypical “girl”:

1) Fashion is one of my favorite things. I adore clothes shopping (I can spend hours at the mall without getting bored), putting together outfits, taking outfit pictures and blogging about it (oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I have a fashion blog, too!)

2) Pink is my favorite color. I have wayyyyyyy too much of it: pink bed sheets, pink mini fan, pink phone and iPod covers, pink bathrobem pink sandals, pink tape dispenser…yeah, I’ll stop there 😉

3) My absolute favorite clothing items include short summery dresses (of which I have nine–obsessed much? 😛 ), cute patterned skirts and girly, shimmery sandals. I could totally live in these three things (provided I lived in a different climate). 

Three things I want to try within the next three months:

1) Driving on my own when I get back to school. I just found out that my campus is getting ZipCar this fall, which is basically like a car rental membership thing. I’ll be able to go wherever I want without relying on friends to drive me.

2) Make more “raw dessert” recipes. I’ve had a lot of luck with the recipes I’ve already tried and I can’t wait to make more!

3) Take fashion risks. I usually stick with the tried-and-true clothing combos, but I want to mix it up. Even if I don’t buy many new outfits, at least I can create new ones out of my existing wardrobe.

Outfit of the day: lime green babydoll tank (Hollister), coral bandeau bra top (Victoria's Secret PINK), light blue floral skirt (Gilly Hicks), pink polka dot headband (American Eagle). I like how bright and summery this outfit is, but the top gave me some troubles. If I leave it untucked, I have basically no waist. And it looks slightly awkward tucked in. Better luck next time...

 Three things I like about myself:

1) My independence. I don’t feel like I always have to be with other people; I can do things on my own just fine. Obviously, I do like to be with other people, but having my own space sometimes is really nice!

2) My inner strength. I have my days where I feel like I can’t get through my problems, but I always pull through. This is especially true in dealing with my eating disorder. I wouldn’t say I’m fully recovered at this point, but I’m proud of myself for how far I’ve come. And I don’t want to give up and go back.

3) My hair. Yeah, that sounds kinda superficial, but I really do. Especially now that I got a new style-slash-color. You can’t really tell from the pictures (except the first one of me, maybe), but I got it slightly shortened and my stylist added lots of bouncy layers and lightened up my highlights so I’m pretty blonde now. My sis says I look older now, which is a very good thing, considering I usually look a lot younger than my age.

It was pizza night, which happens approximately once a week in my house. Even though I don't eat cheese, I can always find/make a cheeseless pizza that appeals to me. Tonight's was Whole Foods' individual vegan roasted veggie pizza on whole wheat crust (yay!) with a side of carrots and a double chocolate banana smoothie

Three of my everyday essentials:

1) Iced tea. I’ve been on an iced tea kick since I rediscovered our iced tea maker. I like mine with ice (duh!) and 1 packet of Truvia. Yum.

2) Yoga. I think I’ve done it almost every day since I first started doing it way back in February. I love how calm it makes me, not to mention way stronger and flexible.

3) Oats. Most mornings, I start out with a bowl of overnight oats. I love all the combos I’ve had so far and I’m always thinking up more!

This wasn't my dessert today, but it was too yummy not to show. I tried a new froyo place, and I loved it. Mango sorbet and cheesecake yogurt, topped with fresh melon and pineapple chunks. So refreshing on a hot day.

 Three things that scare me:

1) Fires. I live in a really dry state, so in the summer, there’s a lot of forest fires. [Knock on wood] there haven’t been any huge ones near me this summer. My mom is always worried, since we live in a treed area. Fire in general just kinda freaks me out.

2) Throwing up. I haven’t done it in several years, but it’s so traumatizing. Ick.

3) Hearing random noises in the middle of the night. It freaks me out so bad that I have a hard time getting back to sleep. Even though we hae an alarm system, I just can’t shake the feeling that someone broke in…

Pick one of the question categories and tell me your three answers! Oh, and what was the best thing you’ve eaten recently?

P.S. My last vacation recap is coming very soon!

21 thoughts on “WIAW: Another Week, Another Survey

  1. The best thing I’ve eaten is… anything with honey, please! I’m just loving honey lately.

    Love you answers, girlie! I like fashion, too. I’m not so into trends and such, though, so I don’t think I’d be any good at majoring in it! I just like putting together outfits and the like. I always get comments asking how I thought to put such things together, but really it just comes naturally to me I guess! It’s fun nonetheless.

    Aren’t Puffins amazing? I don’t know how I lived without them for so long. And I’m all for the indecisive snack plate. That’s my lunch pretty much every day! Throw a bunch of things together so you don’t have to commit to one food 😉

    • Oh I love putting together outfits! It’s just so much fun!

      Snack plates are so great because usually I can’t just pick one thing that I really want so I get a bunch of different things. I’ve been loving all the things you’ve been having with honey so I think I need to try it again. There are so many varieties out there, it’s crazy!

  2. ahhh love this survey! When I moved out of my moms house I went pescatarian immediately =) It was glorious =) hehe! Awesome to learn more about you! lemme grab a question so I can answer one of these….

    Three ways I’m a stereotypical girl:

    1. I scream at the top of my lungs at spiders. My husband makes me kill them and will let them hang out on the wall.. I wail like a ghost until its flushed down the toilet. yikes!

    2. I cant drive. I can… but not well… not remotely well! haha

    3. I. Heart. Eyeliner! every color ever… just… love it =)

  3. Oh my gosh- I love your HAIR!! No wonder you like it too! If I had that hair, i would be one lucky girl- thats for sure 😉
    I really like how your meals are so snack-y, with many different things going on! And I love that you post survey with your WIAW- its a great way to get to know you 🙂
    Happy WIAW girl!

    • Thank you! I guess I am lucky!

      I am such a snacker, I totally prefer them over full meals because then you can eat a bunch of different things in small amounts.

  4. buttonss - Cherie says:

    Yesss, come live in Australia! Its beautiful over here 🙂

    You’re really adorable btw.

  5. YAAAY for PB puffins!! LOVE them 🙂
    And girly, you have such cute style, I love it! I’m doing Fashion Marketing at uni and I love it because I’m interested in fashion and journalism / advertising etc so it kinda combines the two.
    And I agree, your hair is gorgeous!
    The best thing I eat everyday is my breakfast, I’m a cereal addict 😛

    • Awh thanks girl! I always love all your outfits, so keep posting them! Fashion Marketing sounds really cool, I’m so glad you enjoy it.

      I love cereal, too. My new fave is the Puffins 😀

  6. Ty says:

    Mmmm frozen yogurt. I’m gonna say that’s the best thing I ate this week. I had original tart with a bit of condensed milk and chopped fresh strawberries. So good.

    And a question… Three Things I Want To Do.

    1) Bake bread. Bread baking scares me. I will conquer the bready yeast beast.

    2) Find a way to like figs. Freaking figs. Why don’t you taste amazing to me? Apparently you are all delicious to everyone else.

    3) Make my own frozen yogurt! Yup. Gotta do that one soon. Very soon.

    • Froyo is soooooo good, I can’t wait to find out how yours turns out!

      I’m not really a fig lover, either. I tried one recently, and it was okay, but I think it would have been better if it were less ripe and freshly picked.

  7. This is a fun survey- I haven’t seen this one before! It seems especially timely right before your birthday, to reflect on what makes you feel older or younger than your “real age” and such. Hope you have a good celebration!

  8. PB Puffins rock my face off. I LOVE them. I also love your headband! It’s so cute!

    You should totally be a fashion reporter! I think you’d be good at that 🙂

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