Saturday Seven

Hey hey hey! Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my bucket list/WIAW post! I always love seeing new faces around here, so stick around if you like what you see 😀

I’ve been seeing a lot of Friday Five type posts lately (well, duh, it was just Friday!) so I wanted to do my own version of that: Saturday Seven! Basically it’s the same as the Friday Five, except it’s Saturday and there’s two more things–bonus!

1. Rekindling my love for yoga

I love my purple yoga mat--plus it matches my room!

 I love yoga, and I do it on a daily basis, but lately I haven’t been really into it. I pretty much forgot about my yoga mat since it’s been in my closet, so some of the poses haven’t been as comfortable, but with my mat back in action, I should be ready to get my yoga on!

2. Obsessing over new foodie products

This list will be added to, for sure!

 Not sure if you can read that list (my camera is sometimes weird with taking pics) but I’m currently on the lookout for Oikos frozen yogurt, Clif Peppermint Stick (new seasonal flavor–heck to the YES!) and White Chocolate Macadamia Mojo bars and Silk Mint Chocolate and Nog soy milks. I know that those last 2 exist, but it’s not quite time for them to reappear in stores–why can’t it be November already? The other things I have yet to see and they need to be in my life ASAP!

3. Resting my foot

Feet look really weird in pictures...

 The foot pain on my sole has yet to disappear, but since it’s the weekend and I have no classes to be at, I decided to take a break from walking on it and see if it speeds up the healing process. I’m also planning on icing it. I’m still really hoping it’s not a stress fracture…

4. Finishing off my almond butter

It's not quite ready for OIAJ, but almost!

 For once, I actually have a jar of almond butter. I usually get my AB from the grinders at Whole Foods, so it just comes in a little flimsy plastic container. This time, I got some AB from Super Target so it came in a jar…and it’s almost out! OIAJ time later this week 😀 I’d love to try the Almond Cashew Peanut butter next time–have any of you tried it yet?

5. Plowing through my to-do list

Augh, I'm buried in homework 😦

 I just get done with 2 tests in one day and now I’ve got another test on Tuesday, a bunch of homework and a paper due in 2 weeks? Yay school 😦 I’ve got most of the take home exam done, plus I organized my closet, vacuumed my room and did my online homework. All that’s left to do today is watch the new SNL 😉

6. Rockin’ my real glasses

You know you're jealous of me...

 While I wish my “nerdy” 3D glasses were my real glasses, they don’t have any lenses. And I actually need glasses. Usually I wear contacts but I was feeling kinda lazy and kinda smart today, so I decided to wear my glasses. I think they’re flippin’ awesome!

7. Organizing my closet

...and this is only part of it!

 Yes, I’m one of those obsessive, anal people who needs to have their closet organized by color. When I first unloaded all my crap stuff into my room at the beginning of the school year, I just hung things up based on category (like tanks, sweaters, shorts, etc.). But I was getting annoyed with that, so I organized it by color, just like it was at home. Now I feel so much better 😉

What have you been up to this weekend? Any new foodie products you really want to try but haven’t been able to find (another one of mine is peanut flour!)?

Playing Tour Guide

So I’ve been sorta absent around the blogosphere for the past few days, and I’ve really been missing it! I wish I would have been able to post/comment more, but this weekend was move-in weekend at my college, so I was super busy with that. But now I’m back in action 😉 And I’ve got a surprise for all of you…a virtual tour of my new place!

I would have loved to have lived in a campus apartment this year, but my parents thought it would be better to try for those next year, since I don’t have a car and I applied for them too late and the selection was small. I was originally supposed to be in the same dorm building as last year, except on a different wing and in a double-as-single room (a double occupancy room without a roommate). But apparently, in June, my school realized that too many freshman were enrolled than there was housing, and they sent me an email telling me I could upgrade to an actual single room in a much-newer dorm (it was built in 2004!) with a suite-style bathroom for the same price I was paying for the double-as-single. Well, that was a total no-brainer! So here I am in an air-conditioned dorm that seriously looks like a hotel on the inside and out, and I couldn’t be happier! Now I can do (almost) whatever I want in my room without worrying about a roommate’s disapproving look (not that I do anything that weird…) or awkwardness (a la last year). And I don’t even care that I’m only one of the few sophomores on my floor. It actually feels cool to be older-slash-more mature than all the freshies in my hall.

Sink shot! It's way messier than my sink at home, mostly because this sink area is teeny tiny.

Trash and recycling. Going green is cool, yo.

My lovely closet-behing-curtains, which has (almost) as much room as my closet at home, except it's not a walk-in. Bummer.

Testing out the self-pics in the mirror. The lighting sucks, but other than that, pretty decent.

The mystery door. Actually, it leads to the bathroom I share with my 2 suitemates, but I didn't feel like being a creeper and actually taking pics in the bano. It's basically just a toilet, shower, and some towel bars.

My lovely widescreen TV on top of a dresser covered with fashion magazines and my jewelry tree. Wouldn't it be legit if jewelry grew on trees?Fridge--numero uno. Oh yeah, I went there. Such a rebel with 2 fridges. This one is my makeshift "freezer" so I can store more frozen yumminess, like veggie burgers and frozen mango. Being rebellious is worth it.

Microwave and pretty pink dishes! I love having real dishes, even if they're plastic, because it feels more like home.

 

Fridge numero dos. This one works double duty, as a fridge and as a white board. Le-git.

The bed, aka the couch, aka my new breakfast table. Eating breakfast in bed lives up to the hype.
View out my window: I’m 3 stories up, which is nice because no creepers can watch me!

Food stash! I have another bag in my closet, a drawer with some bars in it, and a drawer stuffed full with all kinds of food. I think I'm set for a while...

The "mural" on my wall, plus floor lamp from IKEA. Doesn't this just scream "happy"?

 

Desk, aka study (or not) station. It looks messy, but it's really not, it's just big and has plenty of space to put stuff. Like an amazing lamp I got from IKEA. I love orange.

 
 

What’s your favorite part about moving into a new place? What do you think is the best part of my new room?