Best of…November!

Can you believe it’s already December?! In less than a month, it’ll be a brand new year…how cray cray is that? It’s also my little sister’s birthday today–she’s sweet 16! Sheesh, she’s growing up so fast! I feel old ๐Ÿ˜‰

I started this “Best of…” thing last month and it got such a great response that I thought I’d do it again. Besides, it’s fun to look back at my old posts from the past month. So here we go!

Best Foodie Post: What I (Wish I Ate) From Whole Foods

I loved hearing about all of your love for Whole Foods. It made me feel like less of a freak for basically being obsessed with that store ๐Ÿ˜›

Best Information: Who New?

Okay, to be honest it wasn’t thatย informative but I’d like to think so! It was just fun sharing some of my random updates.

Best Discussion: Too Much Fruit?

The responses to this post were amazing! They made me smile and reassured me that my obsession with fruit is okay! Fruit is healthy, and while everything in moderation is a good idea to live by, no one should feel guilty for enjoying their daily fruit habit.

Best Recipe: Festive Garland Bars

This one was actually really hard for me to decide on, since I made a lot of recipes this month, especially over Thanksgiving break. But this ended up being the winner, because I made a lot of substitutions to veganize it and they actually turned out quite amazing and addicting. I made two batches in one week, and they’re almost all gone now!

Best Recap Post: Simply Having a Wonderful Weekend Time!

Seriously, if you guys made it through this entire post, you are my hero! What was I thinking making it that long? Apparently a lot of stuff went down that weekend and I wanted to make sure I shared it all. It was a fun weekend though and hopefully all the foodie pics made the massive amounts of reading worth it ๐Ÿ˜€

What did you love most about November? I loved Thanksgiving break in general!ย What are you looking forward to in December?ย Winter break, Christmas and New Years Eve, baby!


Best of…October!

Hey guys, I’m so glad I’m not alone in loving pumpkin seeds and sugar cookie tea! Those two things have really been getting me into the holiday spirit a little early this year, which is okay by me! Only 2 weeks til Thanksgiving break, and I couldn’t be more excited.

I honestly almost can’t believe that October’s already over and in less than 2 months, it’ll be 2012! Wow, a new year already? I feel like 2011’s just flown by like cah-razy! I’m not complaining, though–bring on Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s ๐Ÿ˜€ So with that in mind, I decided to start a little tradition around these here parts…Best Of! Hopefully I’ll remember to do it at the beginning of every month ๐Ÿ˜‰ But anyways it’s just a highlight of a few of my favorite posts/moments from the previous month, so this one is obviously for October.

Best Response: It’s Okay…

I loved how you guys could all relate in some way or another to not being perfect, and feeling okay with admitting it!

Best Recipe: Pumpkin Pizza, Pumpkin Smoothie and Pumpkin Cornbread

Okay, so I technically chose 3 recipes, but it’s not really cheating ’cause they were all in the same monster-of-a-WIAW post. I can’t wait to make these three things again–well, with the exception of the pumpkin cornbread, which ended up not tasting so great after a few days. Hey, you win some, you lose some!

Best Heart-to-Heart: My Story, Parts 1 & 2

I was sooooo blown away (in a good way, of course) by the amazingly-sweet comments I received on my posts about my struggle with anorexia. I did not anticipate that so many of you would relate (which is sad, obviously, but also reassuring) and I literally smiled at every one of your responses ๐Ÿ˜€

Best Foodie Discovery: Clif Mojo White Chocolate Macadamia bar or Starbucks Light Salted Caramel Mocha Frap

I actually discovered a lot of new faves in the month of October, lucky me! Here’s hoping November’s even better with foodie finds–well, I’m sure it will be with Thanksgiving and all!

Best Fun Post: Why Did I Have to be Born in Arizona?

OMG, vlogs are so fun! I’ve only done 2 so far but man are they a blast. This one was really hilarious too because I basically have no accent but it was fun to see what you guys thought of my voice and what you say differently/the same as me.

Best Weekend of Food: WIAW Halloween Weekend Edition


Okay, honestly this is probably tied with my WIAW: Weekend of (Many!) Firsts post waaaaay back at the beginning of the month, but I already used that one for the recipes. But for real, who wouldn’t want to eat a ton of roasted veggies, PB & chocolate Puffins, pumpkin seeds, smoothies, sugar cookie tea, pumpkin chocolate pancakes, sweet potato tots, apple and tempeh bacon, especially all in one weekend? Obviously, this girl does! Oh, and yeah, I just realized that this post was from November, but all the photos were taken in October, so it still counts ๐Ÿ˜›

What was one of your favorite posts or memories from October?