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sleep deprived

Wow I have no new pictures for you.

Such an eventful weekend and I have nothing but a messy room and sore legs to show for it.

I suppose I must wait for Emma to put pictures up! I suppose I will now describe where I have been the last three days (:

Well Wednesday night was spent with Adam. He lectured me over the biology I missed after we dressed up and went to dinner at Red Lobster. We got so many looks and were asked over & over why were dressed up. This is how you know we live in a small town (with nothing to do).

I lied. Here’s two pictures.

I ate… something delicious? I don’t even remember now!

Wednesday night: 6 hours.

9-12 biology. 12-2 lay out at country club & tan (omg yes).

2-6 help people factor / tutor math.

6-630 drive home.

630-730 make t-shirts & prepare for hp7 premiere.

Then Emma’s 2 friends from Albion met us at sushi in Ann Arbor. It was so delicious! Not as filling because we didn’t order as many rolls as usual. Why not? So that we could get Starbucks for dessert! (: Or in my case, frozen yogurt(e) (; Of course I packed it full of chocolate covered raisins, chocolate chips, and strawberries. I devoured it.

Then we sat in the theater waiting for our childhood to come to a final conclusion.

The movie was great; not perfect according to the books (but when has that ever happened?) but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I will save you my post-potter depression speech.

Thursday night: 4 hours.

On Friday I worked from 10-3. Ordinarily I wouldn’t work on Fridays but I was given the hours to make up for one’s I missed while camping. How nice of my boss (: [I need the money fuhshow.]

Okay, just a quick piece of advice. Do not try to help FOIL and factor when you are sleep deprived.

I was ready to crack. Teaching people stuff I learned in 8th grade is difficult when they don’t understand. Don’t get me wrong, I love my job. I just do not love when people come in and expect me to do their homework for them.

After work I came home, showered, and headed to Dan’s. Some of my friends and I went up to Flint/Kettering to go to a welcome back frat party (they have a really odd school schedule… just don’t ask). Dan used to go there before he transferred, so it was his old frat!

I wish I had pictures because I was lookin’ good (; Cassie & I were sober buddies for the night and so we entertained ourselves dancing and playing drinking games (drinking water of course… heck yeah water shots.) Emma also came along to the party & she found a very nice boy to dance with. She spent most of the night with him (;

There was so much dancing and fun and music and friends and I cannot rave enough about this. Bed at 5am. Sign me up!

Friday night: 4 hours.

At this point, I am obviously very sleep deprived. After returning home, I went to the lake with Adam and we spent the day playing volleyball and eating food. (I mostly ate lemon bars and cookies.)

I was barely a person in volleyball because I couldn’t function. (see title of post). More like 1/2 a player.

After a few hours of that, Adam and I headed back to his parent’s house. (Did I tell you he moved into a friends house for the remainder of the summer? He’s growing up so fast!) I got a shower in for the first time in 3 days and I just about cried with joy. I felt so clean and AHHH it was just amazing. (normally I shower every day. every day. it’s bad for your hair to wash every day yatta yattah…. I like to shower. every day.)

Apres ca, Adam and I hung out with friends again at this balloon festival that we have every year. It was cool to see the hot air balloons but after about an hour they aren’t as exiting. Grason got an umbrella hat & Dan got a corn dog. Successful trip.

1/2 off Applebee’s appetizers was our next stop. Marley and I swapped wings for quesodilla (I can’t spell?) pieces and it was ahhhhmazing.

The long day came to an end and after Adam dropped me off, I fell into bed, and into oblivion.

Saturday night: 11 hours.

Today I enjoyed a big steak dinner with my mom & dad (Jake abandoned us psh). I’ve been watching tv and tumbling for hours. I love lazy Sundays.

Now that you have read/skimmed/ignored my long-winded weekend post, I hope you will enjoy the rest of your night my fellow bloggies and guests (: ❤



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Awkward and awesome camping

So I am having a very relaxing trip so far! Except I got an unlikely and unfortunate visitor… If you know what I mean. #awk

I have decided to recap some of the best adventures via a&a Thursday style.

-made a complete embarrassing, horrifying mess at the beach due to my visitor.
-my friend referencing my dead cat as if she were alive.
-Emma texting Cassie about cassie’s surprise birthday cake (thank goodness she didn’t check her phone)
-samms younger sister telling me to name my dog “Rosie” (name of my dog that dies last summer)
-fodes yelling “hope college!” because we passed a girl wearing a hope sweatshirt and she was too excited
-going to town to see street performers only to learn that they left at 9 (it was 10 past)
-the bidet (weirdest experience ever)
-me asking Cassie if we would accept “farta” as a word in bananagrams
-cloudy beach day one
-making out with Ben Franklin statue
-chocolate shake = blended chocolate soft serve?!?
-fodor’s crazy sunburn situation (one piece bathing suit and tennis lines)
-“my experience with the vagina** is, you walk up, and the seat opens for you” (**actually should be bidet)
-“water” dripping from the trees (and by water I mean aphid poop.)
-Fodor’s ambiguous cough/laugh
-Fodor being sick and yet drinking out of everyone’s drinks and eating people’s food and profusely apologizing .2 seconds later
-Fodor being mentioned 2749164 times in the awkward section

-camping with my best friends
-brad Pitt in Troy (wow.)
-making awesome friendship bracelets (powering through them)
-beautiful weather at the beach
-viv’s face is not red
-Cassie eating jack sparrow’s face from her cake
-so. Much. Food. And. Snacks.
-bachelor duck friends
– Karla’s store and fair trade store
-Lemonjello’s (delish frozen drinks)
-hope college
-puppy number two named Georgia?!
-ground squirrels like Oswald the II
-dancing to Jason derulo in the car and Fodor singing the words like a legit rapper (only not)
-t swift
-organic peanut butter
-feather extensions
-campfire smell
-copious amounts of bananagrams
-cassie’s not spider tattoo (anchor woo! … A stick on)

As you can see, it’s been an amazing trip. Still 2 and 1/2 more days of fun fun fun! I love my friends.

I do miss Adam! He doesn’t read this but I miss him so so much<3

Oh and a shout out to my college friends out there. Joe, Kayla, Joanna, kara, Julia, Rachel, chelsea, I love you guys and I miss our AA adventures!

I hope you like the few pictures!




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It’s a zoo in here!

It’s been a crazy weekend folks.

Happy Birthday America!

Red, white, and blue runs through my veins.

I’ve got a lot of pictures for you from the zoo, so please, enjoy them (:

Celebratory oats!

Well, Adam is here and he’s taking me to sushi as a farewell dinner before I go camping for a week. I will talk to y’all tomorrow about more fun things. I hope you enjoy the gallery of pictures!

Namaste ❤

P.S. If anyone wants to guest post, I’ll be gone for 7 days. So just shoot me an email with your post and I’ll get it up while I’m gone! (;



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So much fun (with quinoa)

I’ve been so busy!

Guess what? I’m getting a puppy.

Yes, a little itty bitty huggable, lovable puppy. A mutt. We’re going to name him Zeus.


I can only play so much with my brat of a cat. (13 years old and she’s not as spunky anymore.)

WHAT A FACE!#*()@#(!)@*$!!!!!! (2nd choice puppy)

Another baby puppy!

2nd choice puppy.

Little baby Zeus!!!!!

Mama pup (: she barked at me… apparently she doesn’t like pictures!

I had a very exciting weekend with my best friend Cassie (: We played video games, stayed up late watching netflix, and played frisbee with other friends. ❤

Also, we made a quinoa recipe!! Are y’all ready?

Quinoa Salad

  • 1C uncooked quinoa
  • 2 C water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 C chopped onion
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 1/4 C chopped tomato
  • 1/4 C basil
  • 1/2 C almonds
  • 1/4 C dried cranberries
Boil water, throw in quinoa, lower to medium heat and cook for 10-15 min. (Until all water is absorbed.)
In the meantime make the dressing.
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice,
  • 1/4 C olive oil
  • some lemon pepper (to taste)
Mix together and throw into your mix once it’s all cooked. Either eat warm (like we did) or refrigerate until ready!
Feeds two very hungry girls (;
We didn’t use tomatoes this time because Cassie is doing this weird diet thing for a few weeks (for health reasons) and she can’t eat tomatoes. STOOPID. It was delicious anyways!
fun times at Cassie’s house (:
We also made a smoothie!

Tropical Trip*

  • 1 C coconut milk
  • 1/2 C chopped pineapple
  • 1 banana
  • 1 medium/large orange
  • 1/4 C greek yogurt
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
Blend, baby, blend.
I truly loved this smoothie. A lot.
“you’ve outdone yourself this time.” – Cassie ❤
I hope you all had a great weekend. Let me know if you make my quinoa recipe & tell me what you think! (;
I’m thinking I’m going to get my tattoo this Wednesday since they were closed all this week!


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an exciting #wiaw (pb banana bread)

I have so much for today’s post. I hope you enjoy all of it. (A special thanks to those who responded to last night’s post including N and Allie!) I am going to try to be more open and real on here.

I realized I’ve been trying to fit this specific “food blog” type and, honestly, I’m not a food blog. I don’t really make recipes that often, and I don’t go through the motions. I am pretty much a “my life” blog. So if I have recipes (like today’s) that’s awesome. But unfortunately I won’t be providing them regularly. So just throwing all that out there. This blog is pretty much going to be my journal, my home, my thoughts, all the parts of my crazy brain. (;




yum right?! [chocolate banana!]

I do not have dinner for y’all yet because it’s only 1:14pm here in Michigan! I always am so late to the WIAW party that I decided to post a wee bit early (;

So in honor of my wiaw being incomplete… I have a recipe for y’all!

peanut butter banana bread

  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 C peanut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powser
  • 1/3 C greek yogurt (I like vanilla chobani)
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Mix wet ingredients & dry in separate bowls.
Cassie was my baking partner!
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir. Be careful not to over-mix.
Grease a loaf pan and pour batter in. Cook on 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes.
Allow 15 minutes to cool before removing from pan.


And by enjoy…. I mean eat it all.

This lasted two days at my house. We are a banana bread family.

“There should have been chocolate chips.” – my dad.

Today I am making a music video with my best friend, Cassie. (See above for her baking photo op.) It’s going to be ahhhhwwwsummm. (:

I hope you enjoyed this lovely post, bloggies! ❤ hopefully now that I have the wordpress app, I will have more quick posts updating you on yours truly (;

I would also like to thank Jenn for this amazing recipe that I had yesterday for lunch… YUM!


Although I did not have walnuts or cucumbers, it was still super good. I used strawberry cream cheese (;

Have a wonderful day! PARTY ROCK!


Oh & in the topic of yesterday, this helped me change my view a bit as well…


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Day Eight & Nine: Duel Wield

Hello bloggies! I am extremely tired because it is so late so I am going to post some shorts updates, thoughts, and pictures (;

Oats and smoothies. Definition of me.

So remember last week when I said I consulted my wise mind and said I wasn’t ready for a tattoo? Well I think I changed my mind. I want to get a small one the size of a quarter on my ankle. I’ve gotten the “it’s permanent FOREVER AND EVER” lecture from my mom and my friend, Fodes, but I really want one. I feel like this is a meaningful tattoo and something I will always appreciate. Also, I don’t think that it will affect any job prospects in the future or interfere with anything.

Thursday. I think Adam & Cassie are going with me.

Speaking of Cassie I spent the last two days with her, and they were ahhhhmazing. She is truly my best friend. We spend “obnoxiously long periods of time together” (Cassie) and never get sick of each other. It’s great. I feel so good after I’ve been with her and she brings me back down to earth when I need it most.


We watched No Strings Attached, played Nintendo GameCube, went to our friend’s grad party, made banana bread, and made plans to make a music video. Yes, we’re awesome. [speaking of banana bread, check out that recipe tomorrow when I’m not too tired to tell you about it!]

I updated my tumblr a lot as well if you happen to be keeping track of that (;

Tomorrow’s Agenda: breakfast, church, gym, home, play pokemon, father’s day celebration, Adam comes over, study for bio, sleep. Oh & possibly make a new bracelet. My arm is slowly being covered and I love it.

Also, did you see my guest post at beyond bananas? You should check it out (;


❤ Goodnight bloggies


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Day One: Gloom

I’m pretty upset.

Today is my first day of making my life better.

And the stupid weather has decided to rain on my parade. Literally.


I did kick off today with some delicious oats though. I love my oats.

[recycled photo because my oats always look the same.]

I don’t know if you’ve checked out my wishlist & goals page lately, but I want three tattoos. Yes three. I already have an eyebrow piercing. Hardcore? Basically. I mean how much more hard core can you get than a blonde girl who loves to wear summer dresses and never leaves the house without makeup on. I’m pretty scary.

I mean really. It doesn’t get more frightening than that.

So why am I talking about this? Because I don’t know exactly when I want those tattoos.

Namaste is going to go on the top of my foot after I graduate yoga school next year. BAM.

The other two? I don’t know.

So today I consulted my “wise mind” about this. I did an exercise where I found my wise mind underneath my sternum, and after calming my body and finding my breath, I started to think about these tattoos. I realized I am not ready for a tattoo yet. I felt my wise mind bunch up and it sent anxiety through me. There was some excitement, but I just felt tense and hesitant. I realized I am not ready for a tattoo. Maybe tomorrow, maybe next month, maybe next year. But right now, I am not ready.

[JSYK: the other two tattoos are my favorite bible verse on my upper thigh & a small quarter-sized ohm symbol on my ankle]

Tomorrow I hope that I can remember to make more oats in a jar. My chocolate almond butter is running low. It would be super sad if I hadn’t already bought another jar. #proactive

Lunch is going to be a smoothie – almond milk because I forgot my almond & coconut milk at Samms house. #iforgeteverything

Today Cassie is coming over so that we can freak out & be weird together. It’s lovely. Guitar hero and super smash Bros are staples. Probably more smoothie too.


I walked 3 peaceful miles listening to the Nutrition Diva podcasts. I also did 20min Zumba express.

Now throughout my days I need to try to consult my wise mind before making decisions.

Have a great day bloggies<3


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