A Little of Everything

May 2, 2011 at 7:50 am | Posted in Breakfast, Lunch, Other | 13 Comments
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Thank you guys so much for all the support on my finals this week and next.  Last week was probably the busiest and craziest week of my life, and this week is looking to be no different. Is it stressful?  YES! But it’s a part of being a college student, and I’m pretty sure I can tough out just about anything for a couple of weeks.

To add to the craziness, this weekend my 2-year-old Blackberry Curve decided to push me over the edge with its technical difficulties, so I went into Verizon and became an owner of a new iPhone 4


I won’t go into detail about the 5 total hours I spent in Verizon this weekend trying to fix all the phone issues that came up, but let’s just say that it was quite an eventful swap!

So far, I’m really liking my iPhone!  For those of you who do own one, does anyone know how to change the settings so I don’t have a weird “zipping” noise every time I send a text?  Any other neat tricks I should know?


I’ve had a few requests to see what my apartment looks like, and I was going to wait until after finals to take some pictures when I had time to clean up a bit, but I figured what the heck?  So here’s my kitchen and living room in my apartment… during finals… at 5:30am… with no cleaning done beforehand.





I love it, and the balcony is SO nice in the summer.


My bedroom was in the middle of a laundry load when I took these pictures, so I’ll save the other two rooms of my place for Part II. Winking smile


In the foodie world yesterday…

Breakfast was a bowl of Nature’s Path Vanilla Sunrise cereal topped with unsweetened almond milk and an organic banana on the side.



For lunch, I put together a wrap with a Food for Life Brown Rice Tortilla topped with Veggie Slices and organic greens, with organic green beans, activia light, and unsweetened almond milk on the side. 


I promise this mound of greens did compact and actually fit in the wrap. Winking smile



Now I’m off to get started on my Mondayaka studying.  Hope everyone has a fabulous start to their week!









Stuck with the Choices You Make

April 9, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Posted in Lunch, Snack | 12 Comments
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This is what happens when you don’t do laundry in two weeks.


And this is only HALF of the 4 loads of laundry I did this morning!  

I always say that I never “balance” my life; instead, I prioritize.  I take an overview of everything that needs to get done, and then prioritize my schedule so I accomplish everything I need to (schoolwork, teaching yoga, blogging, studying, going to class, daily chores around my apartment), while still putting my mental and physical health first (exercising, eating healthy, socializing, relaxing). 

Last weekend, laundry was obviously not on my priority list. ;)  Sometimes you’re just stuck with the choices you make, and that meant doing double the laundry loads this weekend.  Yes, it took twice as long, but I put it as a priority this weekend and made the time for it!  And last weekend I accomplished everything that was a priority at THAT time.  It all worked out in the end!


Besides doing my 4 loads of laundry this morning, I got a good head start on my current Design Studies pixelated painting project.  Saturday mornings always tend to be productive for me!  I broke away from the paints to put together my lunch:

Food for Life Gluten-free Tortilla topped with cheddar-style Veggie Slices, organic spinach, and organic mixed herbs.



With organic sliced cucumbers, activia light, and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.


After lunch I headed to the studio for a Power Yoga class.  It had been a few days since I practiced IN the studio since I’d been doing podcasts in my apartment to save time the last couple days, and it felt so good to be in a class again!

Later in this afternoon I grabbed a perfect simple snack – organic kiwi, Siggi’s Icelandic-style yogurt, organic mango, and a Raspberry Klarbrunn Sparkling Water.


It’s 59*F outside right now and the sun is finally peaking out.  Therefore, I need to get my butt outside and go for a walk IMMEDIATELY!  This is the warmest it’s been this Spring and I don’t plan to miss out! 🙂


What have you put as a priority in YOUR life this weekend?








Foreign Dating Escort Service and Snow

April 1, 2011 at 12:07 pm | Posted in Breakfast, Lunch | 14 Comments
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Happy April 1st everyone!  I’m not much of a prankster, but the day is a fun one in general, so I’ll take it! 🙂

Right after I posted yesterday morning, I had a texting conversation with my mom that went something like…

Mom:  Your credit card says you charged $211.43 to a “Foreign Dating Escort Service.”  Is this right?

Me:  Yes, Mom, I am getting very desperate these days.

Mom:  That’s a joke, right?

Me:  Please call the bank mom… I am not that desperate, yet.

Hahahhaaaa!!!  I love how seriously my mom takes me. 😉

Yes, my credit card number was somehow stolen.  I honestly find it hilarious given the whole “Foreign Dating Escort Service” that was charged on my card, but it makes things extremely inconvenient when I have to wait 2 weeks to get a new card from my bank.  Although I will admit that paying with cash really gives you a visual of where you’re spending your hard-earned money.  It’s all just a learning/growing process!

Have you ever had your credit card number or credit card itself stolen?

Moving on to today’s news…

This morning started out as a cool, quiet, calm Spring day in downtown Madison (7am).



And quickly turned into a snowy, blustery, wet, busy Winter day (12pm).



Mother Nature’s idea of an April Fool’s prank?  I’m not amused.

Eh, hopefully it will all melt ASAP! 

My morning started out with a bowl of Trader Joe’s Lowfat Granola Cereal with Almond topped with unsweetened almond milk, and an organic banana on the side.




I had my Design Fundamentals Studio this morning for 2 hours where we did even more playing around with paints, color harmonies, and motifs.  It’s actually pretty fun, but gets a little stressful when you’re under such time constraints to finish the project by the end of class!

Lunchtime – Food for Life Gluten-free Tortilla topped with Cheddar Flavor Veggie Slices, organic spinach, and organic greens; organic sliced cucumbers; activia light; and a glass of unsweetened almond milk.





The snow is still coming down hard, so I’m going to do some schoolwork and then throw in a 10 Minutes Solutions Pilates DVD (I usually do all five 10-minute segments) to get in some afternoon exercise.  TGIF!!! 😀








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