Sunday, September 30, 2012


hey guys!! i hope you all had a wonderful weekend! i definitely had a good one - i went to Santa Monica with my floormates on Saturday and basically spent a ton of money on food. and it was all so worth it!!

i finally got a Starbucks (which i have been craving like crazy since i've just been drinking dining hall coffee!) and some froyo. i am going into major froyo withdrawals since i used to get it for free all the time and the dining hall soft-serve isn't even comparable! needless to say i was one happy camper.

grande iced coffee with 2 pumps pumpkin spice = heaven

peach and coconut froyo with strawberries, raspberries, almonds, coconut shreds, and a waffle cookie
we also went onto the pier and i found THE FRUIT GUY!! there's this little fruit stand on the pier where you tell them what fruit you want and they chop it up fresh right in front of you. i literally have never been happier to see a cup of fresh fruit. i got watermelon, cantaloupe, and pineapple and it was so good! i am getting sick of bananas and apples already so i was more than willing to spend $5 on a cup of fruit.

i also went to a game night, Bruin Fest (which was basically like a carnival), and then woke up early this morning to go to church! it was definitely a good service but it was really long - i got picked up from my dorm around 8 and didn't get back til noon! needless to say i was definitely exhausted and put on my cozies and basically hung out in my room for most of the afternoon.

and then i ventured out for my first trip to Trader Joes! i was originally going to bike there but then somehow my bike had a flat so i just ended up walking. i actually really enjoyed it though because time alone has been a little hard to come by so walking by myself was a nice little breather of fresh air.

and the big news of the day: i only spent $20 at TJs!! record right there - i think it was the fact that i knew i had to pay for it with my own money that kept me from going too overboard. here's what i got:

  •  almond butter (i'm halfway through the jar of barney butter i brought!)
  • vanilla greek yogurt
  • baby carrots (perfect study snack!)
  • frozen pineapple
  • frozen raspberries
  • chocolate chips (only $2 baby!)
  • crackers to put almond butter on
  • string cheese 
and i made my first smoothie today (MORE GOOD FRUIT!! cant you tell i'm excited?! wooo smoothie mission material right here!)

in the blender:
  •  1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 frozen banana (from the dining hall)
  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup liquid of choice (i used water because i didn't have anything else!) 
it tasted so good. seriously i was tempted to just chow down on the bags of frozen fruit because i've been craving it so much!! 

i also got to skype both my mom and my dad today which was really nice. the homesickness definitely hit in last night and i was so happy to get to see their faces today. i really miss being able to talk to them more and MY KITTIES! it's so weird not having them around and it's a bummer because they were always an instant mood booster, too.  

i also noticed today that i'm starting to get a sore throat so i picked up some cough drops and vitamins (gummy, of course!) on the way back from TJs along with a few other things - here's to hoping i don't get sick!

also starting to get really freaked out about class.. i haven't even had my math or chem lectures yet and i have midterms in both of those classes in 3 weeks!! i am going to have to study a LOT! 

what's your favorite kind of fruit?
best study tips/snacks?


  1. Yay!! Must feel so good :) In college, all I do is study. Literally. Welcome to the good life... haha

  2. Happy you're having a good time so far girl! Looks like you're really enjoying yourself!! I would LOVE being able to walk to TJ's so that is a plus right there lol!

  3. That fruit guy is so cool! And can I mention how jealous I am that you're within walking distance of TJs?! I don't even have one in driving distance!

  4. TJ's has some great finds, love the magic bullet!

  5. I am OBSESSED with frozen bananas and grapes! Seriously a frozen banana tastes like frozen yogurt after about 45 minutes in the freezer and grapes just pop with juciness! My favorite study snack is flavored water. I am not a fan of mindless eating because I eat way to many nuts and fruits so water is good for a pick me up or some herbal tea as well! Love and Shine CourtStar

  6. IM SMIIIIITTTEN with just freezing and blending bananas :)

  7. Santa Monica is beautiful! Glad you got to go. :) My favorite fruit is watermelon...I could probably eat a whole one for dinner. ;-)

  8. Your froyo looks incredible! Drool.

    I love bananas in my shakes :) Mmm Mmm!