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It's time to pack up the goodies and hit the road.... DSC_0036edit1 DSC_0025_01edit1

I'm currently getting packed up to go on a quick weekend vacation that will be full of amazing food, naps, hot tubs, and wine. So. Excited! I didn't get time to type up a recipe this week but don't worry, it's coming soon. Since I will be offline this weekend, I thought this might be a good opportunity for you all to learn a bit more about me. So here it goes:

*Edited: For some reason, my line of credit got deleted but I got this survey from Janetha over at Meals and Moves!

A is for age:

23 years young.

B is for breakfast today:

1 slice almond banana bread (recipe coming soon), iced coffee w/ soy milk, and plain 2% chobani with cinnamon.

C is for currently craving:

a working laptop. more of these protein thin mints. more iced coffee. VACATION!

D is for dinner tonight:

We are having dinner at the Inn at Little Washington. I can't wait! Also, I have a dress to wear but have noooo idea what else I'm wearing/what I'm doing with my hair/makeup/etc. Oops.

E is for favorite type of exercise:


Weight lifting - specifically, squats, push-ups, and hanging leg raises from the pull up bar.

Running outdoors.

F is for an irrational fear:

I hate terracotta. I can't touch it or I have a minor freak out because the texture reminds me nails on chalkboard. As I type this, I'm minorly freaking out. EEK.

G is for gross food:

Fast food, bleh.

H is for hometown:

Phoenix, Arizona

I is for something important:

My family.

J is for current favorite jam:

Like, fruit jam? Fig!

Jam, as in tunes - too many.

K is for kids:

Love kids but I'm content with my dogchild for now.

L is for current location:

Richmond, VA.

M is for the most recent way you spent money:


N is for something you need:

An external hard drive. A new laptop. Clothes. A new 1.4 50mm Nikkor lens. A giant martini.

Okay, maybe those last two are wants.

O is for occupation:

Consultant. Recipe writer/developer. Food photographer. Wife. Dog Mom. Blogger.

P is for pet peeve:

Grammar errors. Rude people.

Q is for a quote:

" The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."- Oscar Wilde.

R is for random fact about you:

I have some strange aversions (see F). Also, I pronounce cauliflower strange: I say caul-EE-flower instead of caul-A-flower.

S is for favorite healthy snack:

Greek yogurt, eggs, smoothies

T is for favorite treat:


U is for something that makes you unique:

I have a weakness for old books. I have a 1940s Oscar Wilde anthology that smells like coffee and cigarettes and it is one of my favorite things I own. I also own the 2nd ever printed, 1st edition of This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I'm a huge literature nerd.

V is for favorite vegetable:

Brussel sprouts!

W is for today’s workout:

Nothing today except maybe a walk through the woods.

X is for X-rays you’ve had:

Teeth, ankle, chest. As for MRI's...well, let's say there are few parts of me that haven't been MRI-ed.

Y is for yesterday’s highlight:


Z is for your time zone:

EST. Fun fact, Arizona doesn't change time so when I first moved here I had no idea what daylight savings time was about.