Monthly Archives: August 2011

whatever the weather

 I finally made it!! ……well, sort of

I got all my stuff ( TWO CARS FULL) packed up for school, went to my new apartment at UDEL and unpacked with my mom, I got all settled in, THEN

I.R.E.N.E. hit

The next day ( Saturday) I found myself driving down to New Jersey to wait out the storm at my Aunts house just in case we lost power at UDEL.

The house is full. It’s me, aunt, uncle, grandmother, my grandmother’s boyfriend, and my cousin. We are having a grand ole’ time playing texas hold em’ and hit up the local TJ MAXX for some TOTALLY NECESSARY pre-hurricane shopping 🙂

Before the eye of the storm got to us last night, we went to Whole Foods and got some really yummy eats to last us for the next few days. Hopefully things will settle down by tomorrow so I can actually get acclimated to my new school! ( I’ve only been there one night and one day and a half!!)

But I have a sweet ID card 😉 if I do say so myself

ON TO THE FOOD!

We’ve been eating loads and loads of (and probably too much )FRUIT

Like organic cherries and canteloupe

Last night, we had dinner with a big salad, salmon, pasta, and garlic bread.

Here’s the beautiful salad chopped up by moi 😉

As for the rest of today.. I plan on working out on my aunt’s elliptical (SA-WEEET), playing more poker, playing guitar for my family ( which they love to hear after they force me to preform haha), and read on my NEW KINDLE!!!!!!!

obsessed.

QUESTION: Who is stuck indoors because of Irene? What have you been doing? AND How do you work out when you can’t get to a gym or a machine??

IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK ON THE BLOG… I guess I can manage to make things work whatever the weather 😉

peace, love, and happiness

BRITT♥

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the end and the beginning

HELLOOOOOO OUT THERE!!!

I promise I am still alive and kickin’! I have been taking a blogging break for many reasons: relaxing for summer, getting ready for UDEL, and other things. ALSO… my internship at Rodale is over! It was  such a great learning experience and I met alot of knowledgeable people in the magazine and online world.

While it’s the end of my summer vacation and internship, it’s also the beginning of a new life at school! I will be in an apartment and meeting all new people. Not gonna lie…  I AM NERVOUS! BUT excited too 🙂

Life’s been pretty good to me this summer. I saw beautiful things, had A LOT of fun times, and I notice positive changes in myself.

AND OF COURSE… ate great food 🙂

My most recent creation: PUMPKIN PIE PARFAIT

canned pumpkin and vanilla Chobani layered with graham crackers!

* HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!*

I need to remember (and we all need to remember) that while summer is COMING to a close… IT’S NOT OVER YET! I’ll be going to NANTUCKET this weekend with DAVE ❤ LEAVING TOMORROW for a final summer beach trip 🙂 😦 🙂 AND I’ll be sure to have a fun bus ride with my new KINDLE

Question: what is your favorite memory of this summer??

I’ve had so many amazing memories that I can’t decide which one I like the best!! I’ll have to think about it…maybe they were all my favorite 🙂 yeah lets go with that….

….And finally, my random peace of advice for the evening: Appreciate the beautiful people in your life. The people who help you out when you are down, the people who listen to you rant about silly issues, the people who are there for you when you really need them most. Even if it’s just one person. Having positive influences in your life can make you a happier person all around. 🙂

PEACE, LOVE, HAPPINESS

-Britt♥

Soaking Up Summer

Helllooooooo out there. I’m back from my North Carolina trip and am currently finishing up my internship on FRIDAY!!!!!!!

I’ve gotta say: I am SOAKING UP SUMMER and (admittedly) neglecting the blog world. I hope you all understand 🙂

ANYWAY let’s get to the good stuff……..

Here are a few pictures from my vacation in North Carolina…we stayed at Dave’s Aunt and Uncle’s house on lake Norman…it. was. beautiful. (picture above)

His Aunt is an amazing cook  and didn’t leave the kitchen all weekend (by choice of course! ). She loved making us healthy meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. AND there was an endless supply of melon which I, of course, was VERY happy about. 🙂

The weather was BEAUTIFUL ( minus Friday when we came down). It was sunny during the day … extremely hot… and it thunder-stormed most nights so we could watch the rain while we ate dinner and relaxed

Dave’s cousin wake boarding

Me tubing! This was about the only water sport I could do. Lets just say water-skiing didn’t work out so well haha

We were out on the boat basically everyday TWICE a day

After we woke up to breakfast, hung out, boated… Dave’s Aunt would serve lunch. Mostly interesting dips like PIZZA DIP and TACO DIP!

Here’s one of my creations ( WHAT?? I’ve always gotta “create” something interesting when I eat a meal….it’s just what I do haha). This was a salad with bean and corn salsa, pizza dip spread around, and chips! 

Overall I gotta say it was an AMAZING weekend and a very rejuvenating one. I have a lot coming up this month ( like transferring schools!!! ). SO, I’ve gotta SOAK UP the rest of MY SUMMER 

QUESTIONS: What have you done to rejuvenate yourself this summer? Who else is taking a blogging break over vacation time??

PEACE, LOVE, and HAPPINESS

– Britt♥

A day in the life

Hello! I swear I’m still here…just being a lackadaisical blogger during my summer vaca… I’m sure you all understand 🙂 Two things I’ve been doing to relax are light candles and reading. Right now I’m finishing up Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

MOVING ON… I’ll give you a taste ( no pun intended HAHA) of the usual day in the life of ME …during an average week.

Wake up. Make Lunch and Breakfast. Get Dressed:

a little black and white pattern mixin’

I think so 😉

Drive to the internship.Breakfast TIME (favorite meal of the day!!!)

I got a new breakfast foooooood. so exciting ! haha

Banana nut vita muffin with peanut butter 

Morning work=  WRITE WRITE WRITE ( check out my new stuff!).

Lunch

parmesan on fresh tomato and cucumber with…. 

chick peas, pineapple salsa (EAT THIS!) , and raspberry dressing

THEN more writing writing writing. DONE at 4:00.

GYM! 45 mins elliptical and 20 mins bike

HOME. DINNER ( no pic) shrimp stir-fry and toast 

Tonight was special because I bought my ticket over to ENGLAND for December when I will be going to visit DAVE!! ( excited that I’m going…sad that he’s leaving to study abroad for a year)

ANYWAY I’ll be driving down to NC with Dave this weekend..soaking up every last minute of summer break…school seems like its right around the corner. I’ll be transferring to a whole new school….. oh jeeez

Now you can see why I’m relaxing as much as possible right now because I dive into a new life, new friends, new apartment, boyfriend gone, and school work in less than a month…. BUT I’m trying to look at this all in a positive light even it gets tough 😦 🙂 😦 🙂

QUESTIONs:

  • What is your go-to breakfast for on the go???
  • Have you ever transferred somewhere new (either a new school, town, job, ect.) ???? How did you deal!??

Peace, love, happiness

-Britt♥