Uh, yeah, so how crazy is it that it’s already June? Where has this year gone? I can’t believe that last month at this time, I was stressing about finals and projects. Now I’m stressing (sorta) about my internship and packing. More on those later though!
Best New Find: Justin’s vanilla almond butter and So Delicious almond milk ice cream
Probably the best dollar I’ve ever spent!
Last month I discovered sooooooo many new-to-me products, it was a little crazy. Not that I’m complaining, though–one of my favorite things to do is buy new products and try them out. Sure, sometimes they disappoint but in other cases (like with the nut butter and ice cream), they were beyond amazing.
Best Discussion: Eating Comes at a Cost
I know I’ve said this before, but you guys are the best! Seriously, I’ve been loving all the responses I’ve gotten so far. I am very passionate about issues like this but these kinds of posts are always hard for me to publish because I worry about the backlash. You guys are always really respectful and thoughtful in your comments, though, which is great!
Best Recipe: Peanut Flour Pancakes
How delicious do these look?
Not gonna lie, this was muy dificil to decide on! Considering I had a record number of recipes in May (12 of them!) I had a really hard time narrowing it down to just one. But these protein-packed, peanutty pancakes are something I’ve been coming back to over and over. They’re simple to make but taste almost gourmet.
Best Non-Food Post: Work It Out
Hiking in snow…in the summer?!
Even though my blog is usually about food, I definitely have other interests, like fashion and fitness! I really liked sharing my favorite ways to workout and even though none of them involve the gym, I’ve come to realize that no one way to exercise is better than another.
I don’t know why, but this is just a gorgeous photo!
A lot of you commented on this photo and said you liked it. Well, I do too! Instagram is my favorite app, hands down, and this photo just speaks to me somehow.
And now for the award ceremony 😉 Hahaha, just kidding, but both Aja and Kat nominated me for the Reader Appreciation Award. Thanks, ladies!
1. Include the award logo somewhere in your blog.
2. Answer these 10 questions, below, for fun if you want to.
3. Nominate 10 to 12 blogs (I was too slow.) you enjoy. Or you pick the number.
4. Pay the love forward: Provide your nominee’s link in your post and comment on their blog to let them know they’ve been included and invited to participate.
5. Pay the love back with gratitude and a link to the blogger(s) who nominated you.
1. What is your favorite color?
Pink, for sure! I love hot pink, light pink, whatever shade. I also love orange, especially paired with pink.
2. What is your favorite animal?
This is really hard, but I’m gonna go with rabbits. I think bunnies are the cutest thing ever, especially the lop-eared kind. I really want to get a bunny for a pet someday.
3. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?
Iced coffee, no milk and sweetened with flavored stevia. I just discovered that Panera has this as a drink option by the soda machines…score!
4. Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
Twitter! I love reading really short updates (I have a short attention span) and funny tweets (like by Condescending Wonka).
5. What is your favorite pattern?
Is lace a pattern? If it is, that’s what I choose. I have a few lacy pieces that I really love–they’re girly and cute but still elegant.
6. Do you prefer giving or getting presents?
Not gonna lie, getting presents is better. I do love giving presents, but getting them is just so exciting!
7. What is your favorite number?
7 or 11. I like 7 because I was born on July 27th, and I like 11 because it rhymes with 7 😀
8. What is your favorite day of the week?
I probably would have said Saturday a month ago, but now that I intern on that day, I’ll go with Friday. It’s not quite as special during the summer, but it’s still great.
9. What is your favorite flower?
I like those huge, brightly-colored daisies!
10. What is your passion?
Clothes and grocery shopping, being outside and yoga.
Now it’s time for some nominations!
Alexandra She just started a new blog all about lifting and life in general. I loved her old blog and I have a feeling I’m gonna love this one even more!
Tessa I can always relate to her ED posts and she always has the best insights! I love her honesty and she really takes the time to respond to her reader’s comments, which I think is awesome.
Chloe I am super jealous of her cooking skills! Her food photography always makes me drool, too.
Amy Lauren I wish I could be an amazing runner like she is! She’s also a really great writer, and her race recaps are fun to read.
Lena I love that she’s from Colorado too, and I’m jealous that she gets to go to all these cool Denver-area restaurants! She’s also an awesome runner.
What was the best workout you did in May? What’s your favorite non-alcoholic drink?