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Blogability + the Beach

Good morning bloggy boos!! How are you?

I have decided to start posting on a regular schedule again. Otherwise I just miss you guys too much and feel loopy loo.

SO here are a few things that have caught my eye over the last few days:)

While looking for a comic strip about adolescent egocentrism for psych I found this biznazz which I thought was hilarious, since most of us think in blogability. Aka, whether something would be good blog material.

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Hahahaha.

This song by Adele has been stuck in my head for three. whole. weeks. And still is. Last night before bed I could not get it out of my head. And yes I posted about this yesterday. It’s fine get it stuck in your head too:)

The view from my Grandma’s beach in Virginia right now. Don’t you wish you were listening to the crashing of the waves and getting sprayed by the ocean? I know I do!

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Bee tee dubs a helicopter just flew over my house and shook the whole thing. I legit thought it was an earthquake.

Okay so go grab your kleenex and check out yesterday’s post, especially if you’re a runner.

See you tomorrow chickadees!

xoxox,

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My Milkshake Brings All the Boys to the Yard

Good morning booboos! I hope everyone had a rockin’ Indulgence Friday Smile

(ew, sorry for the baby talk, I am writing this at approx. 11:45 PM because I am all chocolateified-up from the recipe I am going to reveal to you, but of course I will schedule this to post in the morning so you all don’t think I’m a crazykins even though you know I am one) <—my grammar is really good, can you tell?

Mine was spent eating and watching Lie to Me and Glee on Hulu.

Can I just say that Hulu is the best invention ever, I think if I could pick one birthday present it would be to have unlimited access to Hulu and all shows on demand fo FREE because I am a cheapo.

Actually that is a lie, I would want a lifetime supply of raisins and a juicer because I am too cheapo to buy one for myself.

Slash I think I will have to do a whole post on my obsession with Hulu and all of the wonderful things it brings into my life, keep your eye out for that one, I have a feeling it will be a this-will-make-you-pee-your-pants kind of post.

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First of all, I have to say that my Grandma is the cutest thing in the world, I love her and it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside when she sends me cards (especially when she sends me a whole dollar, that makes me jump for joy because I can buy penny candy at Walgreens:)).

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It makes my heart smile:)

If you imagine me with my excited face you will understand the emotion that comes with cards from my Grandma, she is the cutest woman alive, I mean look at her!

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Just TRY and tell me that is not the most adorable woman you have ever seen, I dare you. She is even more of a munchkin than I am clocking in at about four foot something or other and it makes me feel tall:)

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What a cutie patootie!

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So, since it was Indulgence Friday, I obviously had to make some yummy deliciousness. This time it came in the form of an old frosty favorite, healthified.

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As a kid, did you ever have the McDonald’s chocolate milkshakes? I used to LOVE those things, but they were so sugar-laden and full of fat that my smart parents only let me have one once every few years (yes, years).

As a child, I didn’t exactly appreciate this lack of ice creamy deliciousness, but now my cholesterol can thank them:)

And now, your cholesterol can thank me!

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Healthified Chocolate Milkshake

Slightly sweet with a mild banana flavor, this milkshake tastes just like (and better!) than its not-so-healthy counterpart.

Makes one large shake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 heaping tablespoon raw cacao (or cocoa/carob powder)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. stevia
  • 2 giant handfuls of ice
  • Cacao nibs, chocolate chips, more cacao powder (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Combine milk, banana, cacao, stevia, and vanilla in your blender on its highest power.
  2. Add ice cubes, a few at a time, while the blender is running.
  3. Pour into a (large) glass, and serve immediately.

I garnished mine with more cacao nibs, but chocolate chips, cacao/cocoa/carob powder, or fruit would also be delicious!

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And the best part? If you use raw cacao, the entire smoothie is completely raw!

Chocolate craving: satisfied.

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I have been getting some questions lately about my raw habits as of late, and I’m not going all dehydrator on you guys (even though I would absolutely love to have one, but then again I am too cheapo to buy one), but I am eating all of my fruits and veggies raw (besides brussels sprouts, which I lightly steam), as well as eating sprouted grains and beans.

However, I am also eating lots of cooked goodness like beans (hummus!) and quinoa and amaranth. And surprisingly, it’s so much easier than eating all cooked food! The prep time is so much smaller, and I feel so rejuvenated every time I eat:)

Also, please do not be offended if I do not respond to comments very quickly! I have addressed this before, but I just feel so bad and I love you all so much! I am getting back to comments and e-mails as quickly as possible, but the student life ain’t easy:) I’m a busy bee, chickadees!

On another note, it made me giggle and smile ear to ear to hear that some of you are catching onto my catch-phrases! (like bloggity blog, lazy-loo, snackety snack, sprouty sprouts..you get the idea) Keep spreadin’ the CK Vocab love, boos!

That’s all for this morning love doves! I’m off to hit the gym and then get some work done. Have an awesome Sattyday! Smile

Does chocolate make you hyper?

Yes, do not get around me after I have had some chocolate unless you are looking for a party.

Are you obsessed with Hulu? What are your favorite shows?

Lie to Me, Glee, Greek, Desperate Housewives, and Grey’s. And OCCASIONALLY The Bachelor if I’m feeling extra indulgent:)

What is your favorite flavor of milkshake?

Chocolate, hands down. Vanilla and strawberry are just gross.

Do your grandparents send you cute cards?

Yes, I keep every single one of them, they make me smile:)

xoxox,

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Tangent Tuesday

Good morning lovies, and Happy Bunny Bunny Day! I hope everyone had an awesome Monday:)

Thank you all so much for your thoughtful comments on my last post! I loved hearing your stories and opinions about “supporting the troops”, whether it be through supporting someone you love, being a soldier yourself, or simply supporting the humanity of our men and women in uniform.

Additionally, I cannot be more thankful for all of you who are praying for my family. The last few months have been a trying time, which I will talk about on CK eventually, but for now needs to remain a family matter.

It warms my heart that we are in your thoughts and prayers! Please also keep Allie’s grandmother and family in your thoughts and prayers. Together, we can all get through the best of times and the worst of times! That is one of the reasons I love blogging so much, all of YOU:)

You really are the sweetest readers in the world, and I cannot even tell you how much it means to me to read your sweet comments and e-mails every day. Sorry to get all sappy on yous, but I just love you guys so much!! Let’s all have a bloggy meetup and talk about our deepest darkest secrets and eat lots of cookies and pizza and chocolate, mmmk?:)

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I really wanted to blog yesterday, but I was just too busy! The start of being a second semester senior is both stressful and exciting. Preparations for and decisions about the end of the year (and next year!) are being made, and I cannot wait to get a head start on my life:)

So, now for Tangent Tuesday! My girl Janae started Three Tangent Tuesday a week or two back, and I caught on with the tradition, but today I am just going to go on a tangent instead of telling you three random things because I like to talk too much :)

Firstly, I got this son-of-a-gunster in the mail yesterday, and I cannot put it down. Can I just say that Brendan Brazier is a genius, aka my idol, aka reading this book is going to make me super speedy:)

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If you have not tried Vega products or heard about Brendan, you clearly live under a rock (just kidding…kind of) and need to go check it out now (the funk soul brotha…name that song!). He will make you an athletic MONSTA:)

Also, I started two new classes! Psychology and Law & Government.

Psych I just love, and Mr. Hiller is bomb. He has incredible dry humor that makes me want to be his best friend. Because it’s TOTALLY not weird to want to be friends with your psych teacher.

Law & Government is a riot because it is taught by my main man, DWilson. And yes, I call him DWilson. Last year, I had a serious boyfriend (a story for another day), and he would bring me to his Law & Government class on occasion to show me off and just basically be a riot (he was the “funny guy”). So, DWilson and I are tight. We chat about wisdom teeth and all things hilarious like Jersey Shore and whoopie cushions.

You know, normal stuff.

In P.E. we started our square dancing unit, which is like a BIG DEAL at our school. First of all, everyone loves it because we don’t have to change, and everyone gets super into it and wears cowboy hats and boots. At the end, there’s a square-dance-off that is televised throughout our district and people actually care about winning this thing. And no, there is no prize like a giant jar of pickles or anything.

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HALT, QUICK NOTE!!

This is really really important. So listen up.

I discovered that Cookie Dough Bowls are even better with a tablespoon of chia seeds and a tablespoon of ground flax mixed in pre-soaking (ew, soak is such an icky word!), if it is even possible to make these any better.

Well technically, you could add a bucketful of Swedish Fish and Twizzlers and chocolate chips and marshmallows and chocolate sauce, but that is only allowed on Sundays.

So, if you haven’t had one yet, I am here to inform you that you have not lived and must go mix one up right now. Yeah, right now as in get off your tooshie, missy!

 

That is a recycled picture because I blog too early in the morning and there is no such thing as natural light in Upstate New York.

Sorry, kiddos, you would NOT want to see one of these bowls in fluorescent lighting and all mixed up, it is not a pretty sight. But then again, fugly food always tastes the best, right?;)

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Tell me three random things about you!

Feel free to rant, your comments make me smile:)

What books are you loving lately?

I need suggestions, one of my New Year’s rezzies is to read more but that is currently a fail, give me something highly entertaining and delicious:)

Tell me your stories about your senior year! Or, if you’re not out of high school, tell me about what you’re looking forward to in your senior year!

I just love being a senior, end of story. I will have to elaborate more in another post;)

Talk to you later lovlies! It’s time for me to put some real clothes on and go to psych. Have a rockin Tuesday!

xoxox,

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