I’m Outta Here! (at least for a few days)

Thanks for all the loving on my WIAW post! I loved catching up on all your WIAWs, too.

Recently, I’ve been seeing the Amazing Blogger Award on many of my favorite blogs, so I was thrilled to be awarded with it today by the very lovely Carrie of Moves ‘N Munchies! If you’ve never checked out her blog before, doooooooo it. Now. She always has yummy eats and I love her style.

I love surveys/quizzes so this should be mucho fun! (If you want to play along on your own blog, all you have to do is answer the questions and then add your own to the end. Ready…GO!!!!!!)

Favorite Cartoon Character: I used to be OB-SESSED with the show “Arthur” (anyone else????) It was actually really funny for a kids show, so funny that I still watch it today 😀 I loved Muffy, even though she’s a snob, because she’s a fashionista like me!

 

Favorite Thing to Photograph: Does it sound stuck-up if I say myself? Trust me, I’m not one of those girls who is completely self-centered, but I like to take pics of myself with goofy faces because it’s fun. Surprisingly, I don’t like it when other people take pictures of me. I look back at them later and I usually hate how I look in them. When I take pictures of myself, I can delete the ones I like and only end up with the best ones.

I'm obsessed with Instagram, and I really love this photo 🙂

 Favorite Thing to Cook: I actually have gotten into the whole raw food making/no cooking thing and I really love it. Like my obsession with overnight oats. And my recent raw desserts (including some dark chocolate pudding that I just made. It tastes a little too avocado-y for me, though, so I may have to tweak the recipe). But if I have to actually answer the question, I’d say homemade waffles or quinoa bowls. I’m planning on making a Chipotle burrito bowl-inspired one tonight, so we’ll see how that turns out.

Banana Split Overnight Oats

A quinoa bowl without the bowl: quinoa (duh!), leftover shredded sweet potato, crumbled tempeh bacon and fresh edamame guacamole

 Favorite Way to Exercise: This is sooooo hard! I love yoga (I have gotten so much stronger from it, and its calming), biking (it really works your legs and makes me feel like a champ when I make it up a huge hill!) and tennis (fun to play it with my dad and sister). I try to be active everyday, but I NEVER go to the gym. I want my workouts to be fun!!!!!

I also like to hike! One of my favorite hiking spots: Rocky Mountain National Park

Favorite Movie: Hands-down, no question…The Devil Wears Prada! If you know about my love of fashion, then this movie pick seems obvious. But I also love it because a) It has Anne Hathaway and Meryl Streep and b) It’s engaging and funny.

Love this movie!

Favorite Clothing: Ughhhhhh, this is really hard since I love me some clothes, but I’d have to say summer dresses! I’ve also recently gotten into shorts (I prefer twill/culotte styles) and rompers. I wish I lived in a warm climate year round so I could wear these things all the time.

My new Hollister romper that I love to death!

 Favorite Flower: I love big daisies, or roses in any color other than red. My mom loves flowers, and she was growing some on our deck, but a lot of them died (sadly) because of our abundance of hail and lack of moisture. We are in a severe drought here, and the July 4th fireworks show is cancelled 😦 Luckily, we won’t be around, so we’re not missing much.

Favorite Breakfast:I used to be a hardcore cereal girl, but that was before I discovered the bliss that is overnight oats! Now I mix it up, with my beloved OOs, cereal (I’m picky, but I love Cascadian Farms kids cereals and some Whole Foods brand varieties), Greek yogurt (partial to Oikos) and occasionally Vitatops. I always gotta have my Morningstar spicy veggie sausages, though!

A typical breakfast: banana nut Vitatop, spicy veggie sausage, fresh mango, homemade waffle half

 Early Riser or Night Owl: Definitely the second one! I absolutely hate waking up early, even though I had to wake up at 5:15 all through high school. My first year of college spoiled me–I got to wake up at 9 every morning 😉 I’m gonna have to get used to getting up earlier next year because I have a 9 am class…yikes! I usually stay up til 11 or 12, so I’m not a super night owl.

If You Could Go Anywhere in the World Right Now, Where Would it Be?: Either Greece or somewhere in the Caribbean. I’m a sucker for pretty water and beaches 😛

Doesn't this look absolutely gorgeous?

(now for my own question addition)

Favorite Musical Artist: Don’t you know this by now? LADY GAGA! No question!

 

Well, everyone, I’m leaving for a few days on a little family vacay! It’s to one of our favorite in-state destinations, and I’m excited for a few days of hiking, swimming, soaking up the sun, shopping and some eating out. I’ll let you all know how it went when I get back, promise!

Answer one of the above survey questions, any that you’d like to!

 

 

WIAW: It’s Almost July!

Hey errrrrybody! Hope you’re all having a fantastic Wednesday! The lil sis and I have had the house to ourselves since yesterday afternoon since my parents went on their anniversary trip. It’s the first time we’ve been alone together overnight, and I gotta say, it’s kinda nice to be without the parentals for awhile. No, we didn’t go crazy inviting all our friends over for a party or anything 😉 It’s been pretty chill but today we went to Panera for lunch (I had the half size of their strawberry poppyseed salad and it was the bomb.com, with all that fresh fruit in it!) and afterwards did some window shopping at Ulta, Victoria’s Secret and Bath & Body Works. And blasted some Lady Gaga on the way home, no big deal 😛

Peas and Crayons

Now it’s time for WIAW! I love catching up on everyone’s recent eats and getting new recipe ideas. I also love that it’s almost July (favorite month everrrrrrr 😀 ) because it’s almost the 4th of July and my family’s doing something fun this year for it (details to come!) and also because my birthday is at the end of the month. I can’t believe I’m almost 19!

Breakfast: frozen raspberry mocha overnight oats, frozen grapes, spicy veggie sausage, 1/2 homemade protein cake batter waffle

 

Lunch: sweet tater topped with black beans and spicy Oikos Greek yogurt dip, baby carrots, mango chunks and bloobs, raw blondie

 

Snack (actually Monday's snack): grande unsweetened green iced tea from Starbucks, 1/2 container strawberry Oikos and 1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit berry granola yogurt messDried fruit munched on throughout the afternoon

 

 

Dinner: bloobs, baby carrots, banana and unsweetened chocolate soymilk smoothie, quinoa/sweet potato/tempeh bacon/edamame guac mess

 

Snack: coffee froyo, 2 Whole Foods duplex cookies

 Well, that was fun as usual!

What is the best thing you’ve eaten lately?