Guess What?

I GOT THE JOB!!!

Waahooo!!

More deets on the job to come, but for now – thank you for all your well wishes, good lucks and good vibes!! I appreciate each and every one πŸ˜€


Preoccupied

Hey there, blog lovers! Hows your Tuesday going?! It’s a little doom and gloom outside this morning, but I’m trying my hardest to send the sun some good vibes so he comes out to play πŸ™‚

Workout

This morning’s workout started off with a a great strength circuitΒ and then 2.5 miles on the treadmill. I was really glad that I was able to fit weights and cardio into one workout. I haven’t had time in the morning to that for a while now!

Breakfast

It’s also been several days since I’ve had a bowl of cold oats, so that’s what I let my mind wander to while I was hurtin’ fo’ certain on the treadmill.

Sweet victory.

These are not overnight oats. They’re more like stuck-in-the-fridge-while-I-showered oats. Nonetheless, they tasted great!

Sweatin’ It

I’m a little preoccupied this morning because I have an interview in a few hours. I sweat peeling an orange, so you can imagine what a hot mess I am before an interview.

Like my nerves for anything, it’s the anticipation that kills me. Once I get in the room, I’m able to strut my stuff.

Okay, my friends! I need to spend some time going over the job description and potential questions before I hit the road. I need to convince this lady of how awesome I am πŸ˜‰

I hope you have a wonderful Tuesday morning! I’ll catch ya later – hopefully with a good update!

Let’s chat – Are you calm under pressure, or are you a nervous nelly? A cardio workout vs strength workout? Strength workouts are my favorite!Β 


Where the Hell is Farmville, VA?

Technically, Farmville is in between Richmond and Lynchburg. But, I get lost in the shower, so that’s all the geography you’re gettin’ outta me.

More importantly, Farmville, VA is where my best friend is. She, along with many of my favorite sorority sisters are celebrating Senior Week – a week long party that ends on Saturday with graduation.

Graduations are so boring.

So, I’m going to the party πŸ™‚

Farmville, VA is the home of my alma mater and I love that place with my whole being. It’s where I became the person I am today. Where I met my future husband. Where I met my best friend and future bridesmaids. It’s where I was able to grow out of my shell and say Oh hey, world. Here I am.Β 

It’s also the place of manyΒ a fewΒ drunken nights, many conversations that resulted in laughing so hard that I peed a little πŸ˜‰ It was the place that had room for me to figure out some of life’s trials and errors. It’s the place that I called home for four years of my life.

Well friends, I’m going back home and I’m terribly excited.

Enjoy your day, my friends! Expect my next update from Longwood University!

PS – Who’s reading this that’s going to be in the ‘ville today?


Veggie Quiche

Why, hello there! I have a break between work and volunteering (which both take place on the other side of the world) so I decided to stop by my parent’s and make a quiche for my dinner tonight and breakfast tomorrow πŸ™‚

I love recipes that can be eaten at more than one meal.

I also love recipes that wildly simple to make.

Quiches fill both of those requirements.

How to make a veggie quiche

1. Start by cutting up veggies of your choice and putting ’em in a bowl. I used a red pepper, a green pepper, two big mushrooms, and a 1/4 of an onion.

2. Transfer said veggies to a round pan – I used a cake pan.

3. In a separate bowl, beat 6 eggs, 1 tablespoon of milk and one tablespoon of orange juice. Once that’s all mixed up, pour eggs over the veggies (top with shredded cheese if desired)

4. Bake at 375 for 25 – 30 minutes.

Enjoy it for any meal! πŸ˜€

Alrighty, friends! I’m off to volunteer πŸ™‚ See you in the morning!

Let’s chat – Do you have a simple recipe that you really enjoy?Β 


Enjoying Life

Hi, all! I’m enjoying my weekend with family and I don’t have too much to talk about! I have taken no pictures of food, but I did start my day with a little jog to get my blood pumping πŸ˜‰

I’m just stopping by to say I genuinely hope that you’re having a good, relaxing weekend.

I hope you take the time to call your family and friends.

I hope you take some time to slow down and not do much of anything.

I hope you satisfy your sweet (or salty!) tooth.

I hope you laugh.

I hope you sleep in.

I hope stay active.

I hope you give yourself a compliment today.

I hope you count your blessings.


Tacos & a Girl with a Tattoo

Happy Saturday, gorgeous gals and guys! I’m in class all day again, but I’m really looking forward to our guest speaker today. We’re having a transgender woman come into class, and I think it’s going to be extremely interesting and informational.

Cory, his roommate Bobby, our friend Dustin and I went out to dinner last night at District Taco. District Taco started out as a food truck in the District, but it became so popular that the owner opened a restaurant. If you live in the NOVA area, I suggest visiting real soon! It was fabulous!

The salsa bar was so fresh – I may have visited it twice πŸ˜‰

Their guac was out of this world, my friends! Cory and I demolished this whole thing. It reminded me of a Gotta Have It size from Cold Stone πŸ˜‰

Per the usual, I ordered two soft chicken tacos. The chicken was grilled, and the taco was topped with cheese, lettuce and grilled veggies. Gah, I love Mexican food.

Once in a solid taco-coma, we made our way to Cory’s to do more research on where we’re going to live come August. We’re starting to narrow it down to a few places we want to go look at πŸ˜€ I know I sound like a broken record, but this is whole getting married/moving in together thing is SO exciting!

Enough wedding talk. For something fun and out of the ordinary, Cory and I are starting to read a book together. I’m the delegated page turner πŸ˜‰

No, the Apple-fanatic is going to read it on his iPad, while I went to the archaic library (just kidding, Cait!) to borrow the book.

I have heard so many people rave about this book. We’re both really looking forward to reading it πŸ™‚ We just don’t know how to decide where each stopping point should be. Has anyone ever read a book with someone else or been in a book club?

I’m off to class! I’m treating myself to some coffee this morning πŸ™‚ Enjoy your Saturday!

Let’s chat – What’s the last book you read? I’m finishing Ordinary People by Judith Guest.

Suggestion, please – I got some nut butters in the mail yesterday (YAY!), along with coconut butter. How does one use/eat coconut butter? On a sandwich? As icing? It’s so sweet!


For the Love of Blueberries

I didn’t realize that I was hoarding all things blueberry when I packed my lunch this morning.

Blueberry Chobani yogurt mess

(Lemon) Blueberry muffin

Blueberry Larabar

Woah. That’s a lotta blueberry.

I’m going to end up like that bratty girl from Willy Wonka

Also, go figure I would see this video posted on someone’s Facebook while I was eating my blueberry Chobani. The older sister was making a fruit salad. The younger sister got a little to excited about the blueberries..

I can’t lie – this made me laugh. I’m sure the girl wasn’t seriously hurt. I hope. All for the love of blueberries.