A Weekend Off-line

I don’t do it too often, but this weekend I decided to just unplug and take some time away from my laptop. Sometimes it’s nice to be internet free and just enjoy life without constantly going online and facing that computer screen.

I’ll admit I didn’t go 100% computer free. It was actually a lot harder than I thought! I ended up checking a couple emails and ordering some textbooks for my upcoming school semester. But it was still nice to spend so much time away from my computer, especially now that I’m in between semesters and theres no school to worry about.

Since I got most everything I needed to do finished earlier in the week, it was nice to just hang around with no plans, see friends, watch some tv, read, and just do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted.

My weekend started off with a lovely bowl of pb and jelly. In smoothie form.

I just blended together some frozen blueberries and cherries (I froze some fresh ones the other day – those are the best!) with a cup of unsweetened almond milk, ice cubes, 1/2 T peanut flour and the outcome was this pretty purple smoothie. Topped it off with some blueberry muffin pieces and a light sprinkle of peanut flour.

I think by now, most of you know that I have a slight obsession with pb + jelly and will eat it in any way shape or form. From cookies to oatmeals to smoothies 🙂

It was one of those weekends this weekend. Where my stomach was a bottomless pit and just couldn’t be satiated no matter how hard I tried. I finally decided to just listen to my body, so this weekend was full of good eats 😛

Some foodie highlights this weekend:

Lots of grilling

Yummy baked goods

Many(!) handfuls of fun snacks

Even though I was technically ‘unplugged‘ over the weekend, it didn’t keep me from thinking about moving to a self-hosted site. I’ve been thinking about it for a while and I’m still fairly new to the blogging world and not all that tech savvy so any advice would be greatly appreciated! 🙂

Alright, the day is still young and I ‘ve still got a couple things I want to do today so I’ll catch you all later! Have a great Sunday 🙂

Do you ever take time away from your computer? 

What do you love to do on the weekends?

Any advice on self-hosting a blog?


Beating the Heat

I think today is our 38th consecutive day of triple degree weather and according to weather.com, it’s not ending anytime soon. At least not within the next 10 days…

So all I’ve been thinking about lately is how to beat the heat.

Lots of smoothies, iced teas and coffees, and water consumed lately. Gotta stay hydrated!

And now that I finally have ice (!), I tried a new [iced] roasted green tea.

Perfectly refreshing. You know what else is refreshing and a great way to beat the heat?

Popsicles!

And you know what’s better than popsicles?

Homemade popsicles.

Two days ago I received this gift for my birthday…

Obviously, I absolutely loved it! I mean, who doesn’t love popsicles?? 🙂

It required 24 hours in the freezer before use so I waited patiently all throughout yesterday and was more than ready to make some pops today.

Today I just pour in my flavor and fillings of choice…

And bam! In under 10 mins I got these tasty pops.

Apparently this pop maker works best with natural liquids and fillers which is perfect since I like to keep things less sweet and more natural. I chose to make mine with orange juice, almond milk, chocolate almond milk, yogurt, and fresh fruit.

Since it was my first time making these pops I kept it pretty simple with some faux fudgesicles.

And faux orange creamsicles

The outside is just orange juice and the filling inside is plain yogurt mixed with a splash or two of almond milk.

This zoku pop maker has to be one of the easiest ways to make a quick, refreshing, and healthy treat!

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to finish off this creamy chocolaty pop before the heat gets to it first.

What’s your favorite popsicle flavor?

What flavor popsicle would you create?



Waffles and Ice cream

Just finished one of my midterms and I only have one more tomorrow, which means…

I’m about half way through summer classes!! *waving arms in the air in excitement*

The past couple days have been busy full of errands, projects, assignments, and test prep.  Yeah, I kinda realized I should’ve done a little more studying, after taking my midterm (too late!), but I guess I’ll just do that before the final. 🙂

I usually get in some procrastination baking before tests, but I didn’t even really have the opportunity to procrastinate this time.

I didn’t exactly realize I was signing my life away when I signed up for summer classes.  One of the classes I’m taking has been by far the most time consuming/difficult course I’ve taken in a very long time.

I did however realize that I haven’t had an actual breakfast that doesn’t take more than 5 seconds to put together, so today I decided to make something goooood.

And of course I chose to do this on the busiest day of my week.  But it wouldn’t be my style to do it any other way 😉

In the spirit of summer, I chose waffles and ice cream.

Blueberry Waffles And Ice Cream

  • 1/3 cup Kodiak Cake mix
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 t ground flax
  • a couple T lowfat cottage cheese
  • an abundance of blueberries

Stirred it up and poured in a waffle iron.

Blueberry ‘Ice cream’

  • 1 frozen banana
  • frozen blueberries
  • splash of unsweetened almond milk

Blend all together in blender then put in freezer over night.

This actually came together a lot quicker than I thought.  The waffle was a breeze to make and the ‘ice cream’ was already pre-made.

Add some extra bananas…

And I was good to go.

And now I’m off once again.  Dinner out and then back to the books!

Have a great start to the weekend!