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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♥

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STUPID internet!

I AM SO SORRY to have kept you all waiting on this post, but I was away all weekend at the beach ❤ and then my STUPID INTERNET stopped working!! ….but hey what can you do 😦

This past weekend I went to cape cod with Dave and we had a ton of fun! We did the beach thing for an hour or so (until a thunderstorm hit), then we went parasailing and jet-skiiing … Dave drove the jet-ski, it was such a blast going so fast on the water…except the parts when I feared for my life…not as fun haha

ANYWAY… TODAY

I  went to my internship at Rodale and did intern stuff. OH BTW go here to see all my articles!!  (ignore the first link idn what that is haha). Later on in the day, I went to SPIN CLASS always intense. and kicks my butt BUT i like it 🙂

 

I’ve noticed that in the lazy days of summer ( before I start worrying about ANYTHING relating to my recent school transfer from UMASS to UDEL) …. It’s the little things that I really appreciate 🙂 … such as:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERN-WEAR. Yay for jeans allowed in the office 🙂

A FULL STOCK OF CHOBANI ( I’m not obsessed……)

MINI SPOONS! …don’t ask: I like eating with  mini silverware for fun?

Having time to read (and liking it!) I’m on my 5th book and let me tell you I am NOT a reader…or WAS not a read until this summer. Now I’m addicted. I just finished FLY AWAY HOME by Jennifer Weiner ….. two words: READ IT. It’s an easy fun witty beach read that you won’t want to put down 🙂

And last but not least……….

the dessert I’ve been enjoying  basically every night this summer …..

CHOCOLATE COVERED PRETZEL “SUNDAY”

All you need is:

  • chocolate pudding ( 1 jell-o cup)
  • Cool whip ( about 2-3 tbsp)
  • Crushed thin preztels
Assemble as you please…and ENJOY in 2 minutes or less 🙂
QUESTIONS: What’s your GO-TO dessert? Do you have dessert every night regardless of your hunger lever? Let me know!
IT’S GREAT TO BE BACK!!!
peace,love,happiness
-Britt♥

 

 

 

 

[ insert witty title here]

…… sorry guys that’s all I could come up with today haha

BUT, boy do I have a great post for ya’ll 😉

Let’s rename this post: THE RANDOMNESS POST.

Things have been very chill lately. Writing articles for rodale.com basically daily 🙂 go to http://www.rodale.com to see some of my schtuff !

Workouts have been goooooood. I’m really into this whole bring 5 million things to read while on the elliptical ….and I’d have to say it’s working ! Today I did the elliptical for about 1 hour then, abs.

Outfits, I love (and recommend you wear) YELLOW AND NAVY!

very sailor/beach-esk?

Last night for Dinner I made this:

Marinated tofu on greens with poppyseed dressing and honeyroasted sunflower seeds. DROOOOL

I marinated the tofu in a combination of honey-dijon mustard and greek dressing. SOUNDS WEIRD, I know. BUT it’s a delicious marinade for tofu, fish, and chicken (i’ve heard ;))

…...continuing with the randomness

My dog is so cute!! BUT is very needy, such a diva (even though he’s a boy)

OH and I saw the last harry potter on thursday at 12:01!! haha WHO ELSE SAW IT ??

This is my backyard. My mom loves to garden and has made it soo beautiful !

This morning for breakfast I made something REALLLLLLY good and creative 😉

chocolate-pb-banana oatmeal (sans actual bananas!)

  • make oatmeal
  • add coco powder 🙂
  • add 1/2 a container of champions banana honey greek yogurt
  • top with pb

How many more random things can I tell you in this post…. lets see!!

I have a sinus infection from allergies, boo!

I have my orientation for UDEL on monday!!!!! (so nervous/excited)

I will be going up to my old overnight camp tomorrow (where I spent 8 summers of my life people!) to see all my old bunk mates…we all still talk and are still best friends!

I get to see Dave in less than 1 week…were going to cape cod. WOOT WOOT!

 

And there you have it, the random saturday post. Hope you enjoyed it….Oh and no random post would be complete without a random quesiton:

WHAT IS YOUR MANTRA or FAVORITE QUOTE 🙂  i need some enlightenment today 😉

 

peace, love, and happiness

-Britt ♥

my friday OFF…

HELLO LOVES. Today was a glorious day. No, the weather wasn’t very good ( a.k.a torrential down pours all day) and no, I didn’t win a million dollars ( boo-hoo). BUT I did have a day off and I used it to my advantage 😉

Before we go on to my Friday lets rewind to Thursday.

the outfit:

The workout: 50 mins elliptical, 10 mins bike, then abs 😉 it was a good one

The dinner:

I HIGHLY recommend trying this combo!!

FIESTA SALAD recipe:

  • lettuce, tomatoes, carrots, cucumber ( or any salad veggies)
  • 5 crushed tortilla chips
  • 3 tablespoons ( or so) of pineapple salsa
  • 1/2 cup of chick peas
  • 3-5 shrimp (cut up)
  • balsamic or italian dressing to taste
ALRIGHT BACK TO THE PRESENT: MY FRIDAY OFF

I woke to find my new article up on RODALE.COM. Then, came downstairs and watched the TODAY SHOW! ( obsessed but can only watch it on Friday’s 😦 sigh)

I made my VERY first..S.I.A.B: 1/2 a frozen banana, frozen pomegranate and acai berries, 1 container of plain greek yogurt, 1 tsp of vanilla, 2 tbsp of oats, and ice

this newbie needs help: How can I make my smoothie’s  consistency less “icey and chunky” and more smooth ?? Anything besides xanthan gum?

During the day today I did tons of ACTIVITIES!! ( in Step Brothers style)

I blogged, read through old magazines and ripped out pictures and recipes, read my book, and of course chilled with MR. B

I FINALLY assembled a book of the magazine pictures, fashion looks, and recipes I’ve been collecting all year! It came out looking real good..yay organization! haha

I went to the gym and  did: a simple 45 on the elliptical QUITE intense..if i do say so myself. I usually just stick to elliptical, bike, and spinning class for my workouts. I realized why never get bored: I always switch up music and resistance each time 🙂

Dinner was different than my usual combos (FINALLY haha)

tuna with dijon mustard on salad  and a buttered up sweet potato.

Dessert: (not shown) white chocolate and chocolate pudding with cool whip and crushed pretzles….. PLEASE TRY THIS COMBO! haha it’s amazing

My summer’s been treating me REALLY well so far. Mainly because I’ve been RELAXING and doing what I want to do with my free time.  At school this past year I spent so much of my  time stressing out (ALOT) and dealing with some tough stuff. I’m happy to say that I’m finally feeling the way your SUPPOSED to feel on summer vacation. STRESS FREE! I’ll have plenty of time to stress in 2ish months when it’s back to UDEL I go 😉

Hows summer been for you???

peace, love, and hapiness

-Britt♥

A post to send us off…

HELLO fellow bloggers! I thought I’d put up a nice solid post before embarking on my weekend activities. Dave AND my brother are coming down to PA tonight and they’ll be spending all weekend and monday with me and my fam. SO EXCITING!!!!

I’ve written a ton of news shorts and one big slide-show for RODALE.COM. I was NOT expecting to do ANY writing at all . You can check a few of them out here, here, here and here !! e.n.j.o.y

This week  was so0o0o0o busy for me . Today, I had a half day at the internship 😉 and afterwards I had a KILLER (in a good way) gym sesh:

  • 50 mins elliptical
  • 10 mins bike
  • stretching
Here are some of my eats !!! So0o0 everything is self explanatory here … just a day of  brittany staples haha ( except add a ton more carrots and some more pb 😉 obviously)   
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moving on……… with a random picture of Benji watching me shoot my breakfast
he looks confused….I don’t blame him haha
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Last night I finished DREAMLAND by Sarah Dessen. Two words. READ IT. A captivating story, easy summer read, and a nice moral at the end. what more could you want? MY NEXT BOOK: Fly away home by Jennifer Weiner …. whose read this book??
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QUESTION: What genre of books do you like to read? What is your favorite book?
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have a fun and RELAXING july 4th weekend!!!!!
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peace, love and happiness-  britt♥
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The latest craze!!

This summer has been pretty good to me so far. I’ve done alot of fun stuff, I’ve done alot of relaxing, working out, cooking, reading, and writing for RODALE.COM!

Tonight I thought I’d share with you all my most recent obsessions 🙂

1. Tapping into my newly discovered “fashion” sense

2. Chobani yogurt…not exactly new but… EVERY morning without fail, I crave one. At least it’s a healthy obsession and it just tastes so freakin good!!

3. Experimenting with my staple foods. Here  I attempted honey mustard warmed chick peas with honey sunflower seeds and salad. D.E.L.I.S.H

4. APPLES AND CINNAMON!! You must try this … cut up an apple put it in a plastic bag, throw in cinnamon and shake it up 😉

5. My dog benji.  He will ALWAYS be one of my obsessions ♥ haha

6. My latest book: Dreamland by Sara Dessen, I can’t put it down!!!

Question: What have you been obsessed with lately!??? Gimme your top 3 obsessions! 

Have a great night 🙂 peace, love, and happiness

– Britt

SMONDAY!

HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I had quite the weekend! I took a day off from the internship so today felt like sunday to me…hence SMONDAY 🙂 It all started friday night when I took a (VERY VERY DELAYED) plane up to Boston to visit DAVE. we did a ton of fun stuff but FIRST OF ALL …..

As I was walking down the street in boston I saw ADAM SANDLER pushing a stroller down the street!! I walked up to him and ask for a photo! I REALLLLY don’t know where that courage came from cuz I was only one with enough guts to talk to a CELEB..haha memorable moment for sure 😉

MOVING ON!! Me and Dave did alot of relaxing by the pool. Dave tried his hand at taking artsy shots…..AND he was pretty good I must say:

And mine…..

haha

SUMMER ROCKS!! (there’s the little kid in me coming out for ya)

Another highlight of the weekend was the Portuguese Fiesta Dave took me to! There was some good food including this fried dough coated in sugar 😉 ( I forget what it’s called in portuguese) but it was SOOO good.  Anyone know the official name?????

Well, this morning I took my flight home to Pennsylvania. 😦 ….. I’m not too sad though, he’ll be here next weekend for fourth of july festivities. WOOT WOOT

In other news my most recent article is up on Rodale.com! Check it out 🙂

One more thing….. Don’t judge a book by it’s cover here. This was today’s lunch after a morning of travel:

egg whites, pineapple salsa, balsamic salad. IT WAS SOOO GOOOOOD

New advice:

  • try either eggs on your salad ( same taste as hard boiled but different texture)
  • OR salsa on your salad ( especially pineapple)
  • OR! balsamic and egg whites
  • OR ALL OF THE ABOVE!!!!!!!
Questions: Alright, what’s the strangest two foods you’ve ever eaten together and liked???? AND What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever eaten in general!???                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          peace, love, and happiness- BRITT♥