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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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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♥

down with TO-DOs

I’VE BEEN ON STRIKE! This weekend I banned the TO – DO list from my “schedule”. But that’s what weekends are SHOULD BE all about right??

Well, the past few days have been great. It felt really good to do what I wanted and do what truly makes me happy. I’ll be going into my Monday morning with a clean slate and a fresh outlook on my life right now. (If you can’t tell already, I did some reflecting in my free time)  I appreciate my life and the people in my life more and more every time I think about it 🙂

THIS WEEKEND ……….. 

I read my AMAZING BOOK! please get this…it’s a real page-turner

YES. I made a smoothie with the right consistency!

I made it with this….. new Chobani flavor ( for kids) but still REALLY good

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THANK YOU EVERYONE for all your smoothie making advice. the frozen banana did the trick!!! now I’ll have actually smooth smoothies for the rest of my life MWAHAHAHHAHA 😉

WEEKEND WORK OUTS:

friday: gym ( elliptical for 50 mins then abs)

saturday: hour long bike ride around town

sunday: SPIN CLASS!!

a rare weekend where I work out everyday…OH WELL not complaining about having free time on my hands!!

Today, after spin my mom and I went out for brunch with my best friend Taylor and her mom. It was so cute and we all laughed basically the whole time as we told stories and gossiped!! o0o0o0o0o0o0o.

I wore this dress with a red tank underneath. American Apparel. SO COMFY. one of my favorite “stores”

After lunch we went…

EPIC FOOOOOOOOOD SHOOOPPPPPINGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

we bought ALOT of goodies. gotta love shopping with mom 😉

FOR DINNER I MADE TOFU ( if you can’t tell I’ve been having alot of foodie firsts lately!) :

 marinated tofu, salad with corn salsa and veggies. MMM-MMM-MMM

is it weird that I’m excited to go back to work tomorrow? haha guess this good mood is messing with my BRAIN!!!!!!

RANDOM QUESTION: Do you get paid/ or know how to get paid for blogging? How can I get sponsered and/or review products for different companies?? If you’re uncomfortable posting that info in a comment feel free to email me: blinn90@hotmail.com

OTHER RANDOM  QUESTION: I removed the boarders from my pictures do you like it: YAY OR NAY?? ALSO Would you like my pictures to be smaller?…cuz I can do that too! haha

.n.i.g.h.t.y. .n.i.g.h.t.

peace

love

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♥

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♥

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♥