That time I used to blog…

Uhhhh…. yeah…

It’s been a while and I’m thoroughly ashamed of myself.

School is in full swing and between that and my spotty internet service (it’s such a long story, but run far far away from Verizon- terrible service and even worse customer service) there hasn’t been much time or motivation for blogging.  But I promise I’ll try to be better!

It’s only been a week since school started and it definitely feels all consuming.  I definitely feel like last semester was my “make or break” semester with A&P and Biochemistry but I studied hard, freaked out only a little and ended up with grades I could be very proud of (I think we talked about how I made a 100 on my Biochemistry final? Yeah I’m still feeling like a badass about that.  I think maybe I should take out an ad in the paper Winking smile ).

But this year.  This is the big one! This is the last semester where my grades count towards my internship application so they need to be great.  This year I learn all of the important stuff that I will be using throughout my career.  I definitely have something to prove, not only to myself but to the people that from the beginning said that I wouldn’t make it.  Unfortunately, there were a few.  No pressure?

I’m working to pay for school (hey thanks government for no financial aid this year- you’re swell!) and taking my hardest semester so far so any prayers for my sanity that you could send my way would be amazing! 

I’m still working on that whole balance thing- I tend to do one thing at a time and am not the greatest at multitasking but I think I’m doing an okay job so far this semester.  I’ve made time to work out a bit, though not as much as I need to.  I’ve also made time to drink a glass of wine here and there this week.  I adore shiraz right now just FYI. 

I’m also trying to plan ahead on my food and prep my veggies and whatnot on the weekends so that I can quickly put meals together throughout the week.  That’s definitely been helping a ton!

Quick sneak peek at some recipes that I made a little while back but will be posting very soon!

I’ve really been into cookies lately…






And quick casseroles…









And as soon as I actually find where I wrote these recipes down, I will share them.  Whoopssss!



Holy Hiatus Batman!

Wow!  I really didn’t intend to be gone this long from blogging!!


It started as a wait for a little bit after we move to get internet hooked up to save a few bucks kind of thing.  Then it turned into a there is no internet service where we live thing.  Seriously we called every internet company in the area and they all said that they didn’t have service where we live.  We finally found one that did and had the WORST time dealing with them.   Also the worst customer service I’ve ever dealt with. (I’m talking to YOU Verizon!!)


Anyway what else is going on?  Just working, trying to finish up unpacking the new house and killing time till school starts up again!  Yes I’m that person that can’t wait for school to start!!  I’m super excited to go get school supplies (seriously new pens, notebooks and spirals are the best!) and I’ve got all but one of my textbooks purchased. 


Also I got a fun new toy!  The fitbit!!  (FYI I paid waaaay less than that so don’t freak when you see the price!  I got it brand new on eBay for much much less than you can get it from their website or even from Amazon!)





I actually got it several weeks ago but I haven’t been able to do anything with it since I didn’t have internet.  I just started wearing it yesterday and I’m having fun playing around with all the stuff it does! 

Here are my stats from yesterday…

I didn’t put it on till about 10 am.  I worked out around lunchtime so that’s why there’s a huge spike (4 mile walk and some dumbbell arm stuff).  The rest of the afternoon I kinda sat around and played on the internet since it’s been months and months since I’ve been on my computer!



And it also tracks sleep, which I didn’t really think I would be interested in but it turns out that I sleep terribly and I didn’t know it!



Terrible right?  I’m going to wear it again tonight to bed but I’m going to try to go to bed a little earlier and drink a little sleepy time tea before I go to sleep and see if that helps any.  We’ll see!

I get bored with gadgets pretty quickly so I’m hoping I won’t be tired of this in a few weeks and end up selling it!

I have a few recipes coming up in the next few days that are delicious and I can’t wait to get posted so stay tuned!!



Blog Makeover!!!

First of all HI!!!  I’ve been MIA for WEEKS because of school- they really pile the work on the last month of the semester.  Then finals… oy!  That has pretty much left my brain fried and I’ve not even known weather I was coming or going for weeks now!

But finals have been taken and I’m waiting for grades to see if my hard work paid off for the semester!  I only know two grades for certain so far- an A in my Literature in Nutrition class and an A in Biochemistry (I made a 100 on the final y’all! Whaaaatttt??) Everything else is up in the air a bit and one I’m borderline in so I’m praying they show kindness and curve it up- I’m like 1 point away, c’mon!)

So anyway over the last few weeks I’ve been working with Emily White Designs (formerly known as The Blog Fairy) on a new design for my blog!  And I absolutely ADORE what she came up with for me!

I told her I loved retro-y housewife and I gave her the colors I wanted and she really delivered! (seriously I adore 50’s stuff- In my head I’m totally a housewife in the 50’s).  I love the cute gal up at the top juggling the veggies and the pinks, greens, and blues!  I just love it all!!!!  I’m going to do a little more personalizing my widgets (how cool is it that she gave me widgets at the bottom?!) over the next few weeks but other than that how cool is my new blog???

So thank you thank you thank you Emily!!  I just adore it!

Also Emily is fantastic to work with guys!  If you are wanting a blog redesign (or even if you just want something small done- she does a la carte stuff too!) take a look at her site- you will not regret working with her.  She had so much patience with me especially since I was going through finals at the time of my redesign and my communication skills weren’t that great.  And also I had no idea what I wanted when we started- she really just took my ideas and made them into something I love!

YAY for new blog designs and YAY for being back to blogging!  I have so many recipes coming at you over the next few months!


Fruit the size of my head

Hey y’all!  I’ve been a horrible horrible blogger lately- I’ve posted maybe once a week for the last couple of months?  I’m going to try to make more of an effort to post more often, and not just recipes (especially since my school schedule is wonky this semester and I won’t have as much time to put into developing recipes.  Sadface.)

School is back in full force.  This semester is so weird.  I feel like my schedule is all over the place and my commute is right during rush hour so it takes me anywhere from 2-3 hrs to get home some days.  And by the time I do get home sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic for that long leaves me exhausted and all I want to do is go straight to bed.

This semester I’m taking Human Anatomy & Physiology, Bionutrition (which is actually a Biochemistry class), and Literature in Nutrition and Food Science

I took a Biology class at the local community class this summer to prep for A&P and I’m soooo glad I did!  I feel totally ahead of the game in my science classes and I’m fairly certain that I’m going to do really well in them! 

My literature class I’m also really enjoying.  We’re learning how to do and present research and today we worked with a research librarian in the library.  I got some really helpful information and I’m pumped to get started on my research projects!  We broke up into groups and started talking about our group research project- I ended up in a group with 2 really great girls and I’m really excited about working with them!!

What else??

I’m going to start blogging my weigh-ins again I think.  Maybe not every single week but sometimes.  It’s going pretty well- I’ve lost almost 5 lbs this month so that’s definitely something to celebrate!!

And just for your entertainment…

Fruit the size of my head!



It’s a Pummelo.  It’s like a grapefruit but a little sweeter.


Unfortunately it’s got a really thick rind (is that what it’s called?) and inside it’s really only the size of a grapefruit.  And like twice as expensive.  Oh well, it’s still fun to try new things!!

Hope everyone is having a great day!