Saturday Seven: Counting Down Already?

Hi guys! It’s my first weekend back at school and I can already say that I think I may be overwhelmed this semester! Not that I haven’t thought that pretty much every semester of my school career, but this one looks like it might kick my butt if I don’t stay on top of things.

The classes, while probably difficult, are at least hopefully interesting. I’ve got a broadcast news class–what I’m majoring in and want to do with my life (and apparently it’s a veryΒ popular class…there’s a gigantic waiting list)–a business reporting class, a studio production workshop class, an American environmental history class, a class on the history of U.S. national parks and a weather & climate class. So, all things I’m interested in (journalism, U.S. history and weather) but this is my first semester taking all 300 and 400 level classes, aka I’m one of the only sophomores in most of them! Which is fine, but I can definitely predict them being a challenge.

1. Colorado’s getting a Trader Joe’s!

These look like tasty veggie burgers!

I actually mentioned this in one of my most recent Saturday Seven posts and just the other day on my Twitter. I was sooooo upset that TJs had no future plans for a store in Colorado, but then a few nights ago on the news and two days ago on the Coloradoans for Trader Joe’s Facebook page, it’s apparently official that they’re coming to good old CO sometime soon. Of course, the first location will be in Boulder, but I don’t care that it’s 2 hours from home (or an hour from my college campus)–I am dragging my parents there as soon as it opens! I can’t wait to try all the amazing products that everyone in the blog world raves about!

2. I’m already counting down to spring break

This is where I spent my spring break 2 years ago--any guesses where I was?

Yes, I’m fully aware that school just started, but can you blame me for wanting a break already? The weather here, despite being fairly warm for winter, still isn’t as great as spring (or summer) weather and I’m longing for the days when I can wear skirts with bare legs again, and reunite with my flip-flop collection. Until then, I’ll just be inside, bundled up, counting down the days til spring break (only 35 school days left!)

3. I need this puppy in my life…stat!

Who could resist this little face?

I got a daily calendar of cute animals for Christmas, and this is by far the cutest thing I’ve seen in it! I just want to keep this little guy forever and ever. I used to think I hated little dogs, but this is one of the most adorable dogs ever! If I can’t have a greyhound (dream dog), I’ll settle for a cute Chihuahua!

4. I have a new drink obsession

Mmmmm, Country Peach Passion tea!

I used to be a hardcore hot tea hater. I could only stand iced tea, which is ironically my drink of choice during the summer (preferably flavored and sweetened only with Truvia). Once I tried the Celestial Seasonings candy cane lane and sugar cookie sleigh ride teas, however, I was hooked! Before heading back up to school, I grabbed the fruit variety pack sampler and hoped these teas would be just as amazing. And…they are! I especially love the peach one, since it reminds me of summer, but the true blueberry and wild berry zinger ones are also winners. The acai mango zinger flavor is on my list of flavors to try!

5. I’m really loving this song right now

I don’t know why, but this song just makes me super happy! It doesn’t hurt that Enrique is a super-sexy beast πŸ˜‰ I just bought it the other day, and every time I listen to it, I pretend that I’m the star of a movie and this song is the soundtrack. Anyone else ever do that with songs? It’s just me then?

6. Trying out new products is the highlight of my life

Just a few of the new products in my life!

Ever since NaNeFoMo, I’ve been more motivated than ever to try out new foods! On my back-to-school shopping trips, I bought a bunch of new-to-me things, including blood oranges, Amy’s bistro burgers and vegan soups, organic refried pinto beans with chile and lime, Lightlife vegan smart bacon, Ezekiel sprouted corn tortillas and Archer Farms frozen grilled peppers. What I’ve tried so far has been amazing, and I can’t wait to sample the rest. The only way you can find out if you like something is to try it!

7. The only two things on my wishlist: an apartment and a car

The Mini Cooper: (one of my) dream cars.

Even though I signed the lease for my apartment next year a month or so ago, I’m still nervous that something will fall through and I’ll have to do the dorm thing again, which is NOT okay with me. I did it for a year and a half, and I’m already so done with it. I need a kitchen and more independence, ya know? And a car…well, that’s also a big one. I could live without it if I had an apartment, but I’d prefer to have one so I could actually go places on my own without relying on other people. Of course, I have a few cars on my dream list, but I’d be perfectly okay with any safe, working car!

What is the best new product you’ve tried lately? What is your ‘dream’ car?

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33 thoughts on “Saturday Seven: Counting Down Already?

  1. I’m already excited for spring break too haha
    And YAY for trader joes!!!! Looks like you and I will finally be able to get our hands on their glorious goods!! πŸ˜€

  2. I’m already counting down to spring break too. Well, really I just need to get through my midterms next week so I can go to Florida! Oh my gosh, trying new products is the best and once you get to go to trader joes you are going to have a BLAST! I love those veggie burgers!!

  3. I hear you on the break thing, even though I just had a week off cause of snow and my state doesn’t know how to function in snow. That tea sounds so good! Hooray for the Trader Joe’s!

  4. As far as dream cars go, I really like the Infiniti and Lexus SUVs, but my husband hates them. I do agree it’s a little much for a car, but a dream car is different because it’s not the actual car you’d buy- you’d just dream about it.

    Lucky you, getting a Trader Joe’s! We don’t have that here in SC either, but those veggie masala burgers pictured look really tasty.

  5. xjustanotherteenblogger says:

    I haven’t had the Country Peach Passion tea before but I’ve had peach ice tea and wow, it’s amazing :] Spring break! I wish I could experience it! We don’t have anything like Spring break in New Zealand ;[

    I love the exotic cars like Lamborghini, Bugatti, Ferrari…Those are good cars :] My boyfriend actually has two Lamborghini’s sitting in the garage at his house but the car I want the most would be a Mini Cooper! There’s just something about them that’s so adorable :’]

  6. Your list of classes this semester sounds amazing! It’ll definitely be a lot of work but, since it’s all things that you enjoy, you’re going to have so much fun. I can’t wait to hear more about the classes as the semester progresses!
    I lovelovelove Ezekiel tortillas and Amy’s soups. And, of course, GoLean! It’s a staple in my diet, haha. I hope you like everything!

    And that puppy? Oh my gosh. I want it. ❀

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