recap– in pictures.

food:

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^hummus hummus hummus…literally the theme of my life. It goes with everything! That’s my mantra in life.^

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^breakfast sando– Udi’s Gluten Free Bread, egg whites, and Cedar’s Roasted Red Pepper Hommus^

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^a delicious combo of peanuts, pumpkin, and oats. Simple and filling breakfast.^

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^a Perfect Protein Pancake via Fitnessista. This was so good and so easy to make. The best part– it actually formed like a pancake–fluffing up and getting that nice “crust”. I served mine with a simple apple on the side.^

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^apparently I only take pictures of my breakfast… my bad! Toast, one with hummus, one with pb+j. With some egg whites and red pepper hummus on the side. It was awesome.^

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^classic Friday dinner with the friends. Black Bean Burger with side of fruit and 1 little onion ring.^

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^birthday dinner out for my beautiful roommate. I went with the Penne-Goat pasta– with gluten free penne. It had spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, goat cheese, and pine nuts. Delicious!^

fun:

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^Christian Motorcyclists Association.. what?! But yes….so much yes to this!^

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^seriously…my heart melts at these pictures. These kids are the best!^

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^Friday night fun. good stuff^

faith:

and to finish things  off– some devotionals and inspiration for your Sunday.

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Are you having a good weekend?

Homecoming Antics– a story in pictures.

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  ^tailgating^

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^pre-party dinner- veggie burger, sweet potato fries, and side salad^

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^he’s 21 now!! {fun fact– that small glass is actually espresso ha!}^

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^friends + functions^

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^last gem of the night– this is what happens when you have a 30 min drive back at 1 am…^

Do you go to Homecoming at your Alma Mater? 

I love Homecoming here at Furman– seeing alumni is the best!

beach weekend 2013.

This past weekend I had the amazing opportunity to travel down to Florida with my boyfriend and his parents. We spent the {long} weekend at their apartment in Naples, Florida. I was so lucky to go and enjoy the relaxing 4 days! Here’s the recap:

Friday:

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On Friday we headed off to Florida. We had a late night flight and barely made it. An hour of standstill traffic left me driving 80+ and just getting to the gate with 2 minutes to spare! Needless to say it was an exciting start to the trip..

 Saturday:

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^spent the morning on the beach…which was about 10 steps out the door :)^

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^the view from the apartment…5 floors up and straight over the ocean. Pretty amazing^

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^on Saturday night we headed downtown for a delicious Italian dinner. I ate a delicious salmon, followed by some pumpkin mousse. TOO good! Also spotted- a sweet Rolls Royce and a good looking boy.^

Sunday:

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^breakfast and snacks were had in the apartment throughout the day. The boy and I went for a speedy run, which left me hungry the rest of the day! Food and snacks included pumpkin bread, pumpkin cream cheese, eggs, hummus, cheese, and veggies^

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^for a late lunch we headed out and grabbed some food at a sports bar. I actually ended up with a pretty impressive salad! Then my boyfriend’s mom and I headed out to get some more decor for their apartment while the boys watched a football game. Go Packs!^

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^later we headed onto the beach to chill before sunset. And managed to get some pretty amazing photos. The view cannot even be described in photos… it was breathtaking. I am so blessed to have experienced this manifest of God’s creation in person.^

Monday:

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^chillin and exploring^
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^lunch at Tommy Bahama’s. Yum! Veggie burger with an awesome side salad.^
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^we spent the rest of the day chilling on the beach. It was AWESOME. You’re never too old for sandcastles- especially if you have a great best friend to build one with!^

final thought:

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Naples, FL was so marvelous.. I am blessed to have been there and had a refreshing weekend!

the weekend that just kept giving. {in pictures and comments}

Saturday:

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^Tupelo Honey brunch before saying goodbye to my best girls Carolyn and Krista^

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^thrown together dinner…yum yum yum^

sunday:

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^my decorated room^

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^nuun pre-8 miles.^

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^mid run^

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^post 8 miles. It was legit. more on that later^

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^re fueling {post church :)} with the boy. sweet potato fries YUM. and there’s a veggie burger under that lettuce…with brie. so so good! Go to Grill Marks y’all {if you find yourself in Greenville}.^

happy Tuesday!

a long day..

yesterday consisted of

  • vacuuming for hours
  • dusting, as must come before every vacuuming escapade
  • 100 lunges (a challenge for the day!)
  • bike to/from the gym
  • 60 min elliptical workout
  • 30 minutes of strength training/toning
  • and a walk with my Mom to round it out!

Needless to say…. I (aka my legs) was thoroughly exhausted, but I felt accomplished by the end. Cleaning always motivates me to do more cleaning..which is good, but also tiring!

Anyway…here’s a quick rundown of my de-lish fuel for the day…

a yummy breakfast “banana split” with a banana, some soy blueberry yogurt and trail mix sprinkled on top:

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a few hours later.. a snack of pineapple. cherries, and watermelon-clean and refreshing!

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I also had half a kmbucha- Guava Goddess. It was my first time trying this flavor and I loved it.

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then a break for a quick workout..

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more cleaning, more organizing…then break! snack time… simple guacamole (just avocado, tomatoes, and onions)

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served with kale chips..yum! For my kale chips I just put some little kale leaves on a cookie sheet, sprinkle them with olive oil and pepper, and bake for about 10-15 min at 350.

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dinner was a hot mess, but a delicious one.. peppers, kale, asparagus, tomatoes, and onion- served over romaine with a veggie burger. I just threw everything into a pan (except the romaine) waited till the veggie burger was cooked, and voila!

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and as an after dinner treat… a green tea slushie? I stuck my tea in the freezer earlier in defiance of its burning hot temperature.. but of course I forgot about it. When I went back for it later, it was half ice/half drink and surprisingly great! I’ll have to do this more often as we head into those hot summer days.

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Hope your week is going well..Happy Humpday!