A Nice Surprise!

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Surprise!! My brother drove down from Tallahassee yesterday and wanted to surprise my mom and I. Too bad he posted a status on Facebook before he left. Come on, like we wouldn’t see that? haha!

Still a nice surprise and I’m glad he’s here! We barely ever see him now a days since he lives almost 7 hours away. TOO FAR! I love my bro, so happy we are close 🙂 Obviously that picture is old because I am BLONDE.

Last night he didn’t get to our house till about 8:30, so we had a late dinner. My mom and I snacked all throughout the evening but not too much because we still had appetites for a yummy dinner.

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Finally tried Alexia sweet potatoes! They were so yummy, I had a few before Brendan even got here 😉

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Turkey burgers, asparagus, and sweet potato puffs.

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My mom also got a Key Lime Pie because that is my brothers favorite dessert. My mom goes nuts with the food whenever Brendan comes down. She acts like he is a starving college kid that only eats crumbs while away.

I honestly don’t even really like Key Lime Pie but I had a sliver. If I’m having dessert, I usually want it to be extra chocolate-y!

We hung out for a bit then went off to bed around midnight. This morning I got to sleep in till about 9:30! I surprised myself when I woke up that late. It is a dreary day here today so maybe that helped:)

I was planning on taking Bikram again today but honestly woke up with a very sore gluteus maximus so I decided today could be my rest day instead of tomorrow. I think it is a good idea because I woke up with a pounding sinus headache. Thanks a lot yucky weather =/

After taking Bentley on a nice long walk, we got started on brunch. It was around 11:30 by the time we ate! Still breakfast but just later than usual.

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I’m almost positive I ate my body weight in fruit salad before breakfast was even ready. I cannot be tamed around a fruit salad.

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Spinach, tomato, and cheese scrambled eggs with a piece of toast.

Now I’m off to spend time with the family before Brendan leaves. Have an amazing Saturday!

 

Would you rather have a fruity/Tart dessert or a decadent chocolate dessert?

Obviously I am a chocolate girl all the way. Except give me a choice between a brownie and froyo, you know for a fact I’ll be all over that froyo;)

Do you celebrate with food when family comes in town too?

(I feel like everyone does). Our lives revolve around food.

What is your favorite mix-in for eggs?

I love spinach, mushroom, and tomato usually. Too bad we had no mushrooms!

 

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Catching Up and Cuteness

Good morning to you all and TGIF! ;D

I figured I’d start off today’s post with some cuteness. Be prepared people, it may take your breath away.

This is my Friday favorite. Well actually every second of my life favorite but same thing.

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I LOVE when Bentley does this. When he’s acting like a baby, I pick him up and he hugs me and rests his head on my shoulder. I had to capture the moment<3

 

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PERFECT EXAMPLE right here. I die.

Oh and a little bit of modeling occurred.

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Look at that face. Sometimes I think he is a stuffed animal because he is so beautiful. He should be a dog model, for sure. Winking smile

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Last night I was going to post but I got way to distracted by Grey’s Anatomy two hour season premier!

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Whoops how’d that get in there? ;D Nuff said.

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Anyway, time to catch you all up on what I did yesterday. I didn’t get to the gym till about 6 pm last night. That’s super late for me! I usually like to workout in the mornings but my early classes have been preventing me from doing so.

I also had to look at some more apartments before working out so that’s why I got there late. It was still a great workout!

Thursday’s are my cardio-only days so I do about an hour. I like to split up my running into HIIT, speed, steady, and hilly. Yesterday I decided to do my hilly run and found a great one on Courtney’s blog. I followed the treadmill routine exactly but upped the incline on the last five minutes. I then ran for another mile and cooled down ending with 5.16 miles.

By the time we got home it was already 7:30 and we were starving.

We grilled up some salmon burgers and heated up some broccoli.

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Ezekiel sprouted grain with hummus, salmon burger with lettuce + tomato, and broccoli. So yum!

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I think I need to get on a two-a-day blogging schedule because I don’t like having to catch up from all day yesterday and then this morning! Oh well it’s fine for now!

 

Today

I woke up and went over to the gym and completed a mile of HIIT on the treadmill and then completed about 18 minutes on the elliptical for some cross training. I did a minute forward with light resistance going faster and a minute backwards with higher resistance the entire time.

I then took my favorite body works class! Of course the instructor focused mostly on shoulders and triceps when that’s what I focused on Wednesday for my workout –___- It was still a great class though, loved it.

When I got home I was starving. My stomach was eating itself and I was craving eggs.

I heated up some spinach and tomatoes then tried to make an omelet.

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I am the worst omelet maker in the world. I always mess it up! So it turned into scrambled eggs.

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With half a whole wheat bagel and 1/2 laughing cow cheese.

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I haven’t had bagels in forever but they were buy one get one free so I got some!

Now I’m off and ready to tackle the day. Homework and maybe some pool time is calling my name!

Catch you all later ❤

 

Do you like bagels?

Can you make a good omelet or do you mess it up like me?

For my bloggers, when’s your ideal blogging time?

Any grey’s anatomy fans? 😀

A Nice Holiday

This morning I woke up to no sound of an alarm. It felt so good to not have to hear it blaring in my ear forcing me to hit snooze 79 times. I actually didn’t get to bed till about midnight last night but I naturally woke up around 8:30.

I think I’m still fighting a little cold because I felt really tired and drowsy like I was on drugs or something when I woke up.

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Nothing a nice cup of coffee can’t fix Smile Don’t be alarmed by the picture, it’s just cinnamon on top! I am trying to get off of the coffee creamer because the kind I was getting in the past isn’t natural and has too much crap in it. They didn’t have the flavor I like in the natural creamer so I’m sticking with half & half for now.

Anyway, I decided to whip up a nice breakfast in the form of eggs!

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I don’t make eggs as often as I’d like because of the time crunch in the morning before school, so weekends and holidays are the perfect opportunity.

I sautéed some mixed peppers, tomato, and spinach in a pan.

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Poured over the veggie mix in the pan, and topped with a bit of gouda cheese. I’m loving the gouda lately. I don’t think I’ve really ever had it before but it’s really creamy.

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Honestly eggs are the easiest thing to make and they are probably the cheapest health food. They’re so good for you too! Even the yolks.

After breakfast and getting ready, I had plans for a Labor Day Picnic up north of where I live at the beach.

We saw some really old antique cars on the road. I snapped a picture because I’ve never seen one before in person! There were three of them driving.DSC01242

Sorry about the glare from the window. I didn’t want to roll it down and look super creepy.

 

It was such a GORGEOUS day out! Aside from the sweltering heat, the sky was so blue and the water and beach were amazing.

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I didn’t wear a bathing suit because I just wasn’t feeling it. I wasn’t in the mood to get wet and sandy today. It was beautiful to walk along though.

Straightening my hair probably wasn’t such a good idea. I was sweating the second I stepped out of the car. One of the reasons I hate Florida summers, the heat is outrageous. I was sweating like I was at the gym and today was my rest day. Hot right?

We stayed and chatted for a while before heading out. It was nice to get in the air conditioning! We had a few stops to make and this was one of them Smile

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I do realize that I have an addiction. You don’t have to tell me twice Winking smile

How could I pass up cold, delicious caffeine especially when I had a gift card? It just wasn’t an option. It got me through the errands that needed to be run.

It was a good day and I’m taking advantage of my rest day, I’m a little sore from yesterday’s workout!

Now I have to get to the homework that I left till the last minute. What else is new!

 

What did you do for the holiday?

Do you drink coffee more than once in a day?

Only when I’m out or really need it!

Do you eat eggs often?