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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:

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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♥

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♥

 

 

 

 

Eat this. Wear this. Do this.

ahhhhhh summer. A perfect time to read in Starbucks, relax, and brainstorm post ideas!!!!!!

…….. Here’s what I came up with 🙂 : Once in a while I think I’m going to do a post about three things:  what to eat. what to wear. what to do. this will be fun!

My three for this time :

 

Eat this: Apples and cinnamon 

chop them up in a bag..throw in the spice..and toss around!

chop up in a small bowl with cinnamon, microwave for 1 minute, put coolwhip or vanilla pudding or vanilla icecream on top! INSTANT APPLE PIE

* sooooooooooo amazinggglyyy gooooooood*

Wear this: Fancy belts on black

monday

today…..

WORK IT WORK IT.

Do this: turn your desk into a standing work station

A WHAT?????

YES, a standing work station! I assembled this today out of crates, books, and boxes. It can easily be taken down when I want to sit..but wow just one day standing 1/2 the day made my back feel so much better!!!

QUESTION: What did you eat, wear, and do today!??? 

peace, love, happiness

-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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check it out.

Benji is a sleeper. I think I’ve been following his lead since I’ve napped more in the past few days than I ever have before!! … Except for Monday and Today ( and the rest of the work week) when 7:05 AM is my wake up call.  LUCKY DOG.

Lets start with “fashion” of the week so far ( yes the quotes are totally necessary)

monday

And TODAY 🙂

WORKOUTS:

  • skipped monday ( did weights and crunches  in my room 😉 )
  • Today I did 45 on the elliptical and 17 on the bike. WOOP WOOP!
For my meals and snacks during the day…lets play a game shall we??
CAN YOU SPOT THE DIFFERENCES??????
GOOD LUCK 😉
Anyway…my dinners have been rediculously boring and random so I decided to save you the eye-sore and skip the pictures until they shape up 😉 I’m so busy everyday at my internship but it’s starting to pay off……..
CHECK OUT MY FIRST NEW STORY ON RODALE.COM 🙂
Enjoy reading that and playing the game.
IT’s OFF TO BOSTON ON THURSDAY FOR ME !!!!!!!!!!! Pictures obviously will follow 🙂
peace, love, and happiness
Britt♥