Five for Friday: I’ve Had Starbucks 4 Times This Week

1) That’s right. I have an addiction. An addiction to Starbucks. I’ve  had a drink from there every day this week, that is Monday-Thursday. So far on this Friday I’m Starbucks free. The question is will I give in or not?? Hmmm. My mom is reading this and probably hoping that I resist this Starbucks temptation (I’ll use my gift card I have).

I even have picture evidence of 3 of the 4 drinks. Dun Dun Dun (My pictures look squished haha):

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PS: Luna bars are my favorite to have for a snack on-the-go. Peanut Butter Cookie is pretty tasty. I just can’t this flavor sold in a normal box 😦

2) I have to take my lunch to work. I feel like a little school kid again. I learned this lesson on Monday when it was 2 pm and I was starving because I didn’t bring lunch to my first day back to work. I typically eat lunch at my sorority house, but it’s wayy up campus on the opposite side, I can’t really walk up campus every day for lunch sadly. I’m thinking I may have to start doing meal prep Sunday. That could be fun!

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3) I’m in need of a new tote bag for this semester. I have a decent tote bag from Victoria’s Secret, but I want an upgrade. It needs to be able to fit my 17″ laptop horizontally and my books and notebooks. Thankfully I don’t have to carry around huge heavy textbooks, but the novels and thinner textbooks I need to carry add up.  Also, it needs to be made of canvas or of a pretty durable material. Any suggestions? Here’s a few I’m looking at:

4) I love Mexican food. I eat lots of Mexican food. Yesterday after a day of classes and work I went with my friends to a Mexican food restaurant to hang out with them while they had dinner.

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Then later last night my boyfriend, sister and I went to eat at one of the best Mexican food places here called Andeles. I ordered the beef taco plate and the picture shows everything it came with. Ahh it was sooo good!! I didn’t mind feeling like my stomach was 50 times bigger than normal.  It was well worth it. I had lunch taken care of today because I had about 3/4 of my plate left, but then I accidentally left the box in the restaurant. I hate when that happens!! Sandwich for lunch it is then.

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5) I wish I was in the movie “The Gangster Squad” with Ryan Gosling. Too bad I missed out on that casting call.

Honestly, “The Gangster Squad” was a really good movie! I typically like gangster movies for some reason, so if you like gangster movies or Ryan Gosling you should watch it.

In just a few hours after my sister gets out of class I’ll leave work and we’ll pack up to head home! I’m looking forward to a relaxing weekend at home with my family. We don’t have any big plans, but it’ll be nice just to hang out.

Any recommendations for a good tote bag? What have you been “addicted” to this week?


Banana Chobani & A Nap

A cup of banana chobani and a nap was all I needed this afternoon. After a day of class and work and then class again, I was super tired and ready for a snack.

My sister texted me right as I got out of class and told me she found banana Chobani at the grocery store. I was soooo excited!! I went straight home and grabbed a cup. I mixed in peanut butter and some Kashi cereal. Mmmmm that helped make my afternoon right.20130828-174911.jpg


Next, I finally got to take a nap. Only 30 minutes, but hey I woke up feeling refreshed and confident that I can stay awake during my night class tonight.

Let me take a power nap

I don’t know why, but the past couple of days I’ve been having trouble staying attentive during class. My 2:35 pm Modern British Fiction class truly is interesting, but I find my eyes getting heavy and today I had to pinch myself from letting my head fall to my desk in surrender to sleep.


I haven’t been going to bed super late…but I probably could go to bed earlier. And I haven’t been having coffee in the mornings. It’s too hot and humid for hot coffee and I don’t ever get ready in time to grab some before class. Maybe coffee is what I need.

I’ve also been happily getting to workout this week! Monday morning my sister and I went for a run and then did some abs. Tuesday morning I did a strength video on Youtube (not my favorite so I won’t share it haha). This morning I did some HIIT running and did some sprints and such for a little over 3 miles.

Green monsters have continued to make an appearance this week and I’ve been making some pretty tasty ones.


I still can’t resist those cinnamon bagels either. Thankfully they’re almost gone!



Just a few more days left here at school and then my sister and I will head home for Labor Day weekend. I can’t wait to go back and spend a couple relaxing days with my family.

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word. (Psalms 119:114 NKJV)

How do you stay attentive in class when sleep tries to take over? Favorite Chobani flavor?

Summertime Sadness: Fashion & Fitness

As today begins my first full week of school I am doing my last summer related post. This one covers my fashion and fitness favorites from this summer! And after this one I’ll stop…but if I was Miley Cyrus I wouldn’t stop. I couldn’t stop.

Oh my. That’s all I’m going to say about that chick. Moving on…

Maxi skirts.


Especially this chevron one. They’re so comfy and can either be for a casual day or a night out.


The Naked 2 Palette by Urban Decay. My mom bought one for her, my sister,and I to try out. I really liked it, but I think my sister took it over.



Gotta love t-shirts. Especially black ones.

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Grey ones too.

DSC_0507 (2)Love this black shirt with the bow on the back. It has a nice looking front fit and a cute back!


Every girl needs a good pair of short shorts. Obsessed with these ones from Victoria Secret. They have the best wash on them I’ve ever found!


When I say you can’t go wrong with designer name shoes I mean it. These Gianni Bini shoes are seriously some of the comfiest heels I own. So easy to walk in! I wore these for one of the weddings I was in this summer.


Sometimes I like to wear Native American inspired jewelry. Not just sometimes. A lot of the time!


And that’s all for fashion/beauty related favorites. Now for some of my summer fitness favorites!!

I found a lot of videos online that I enjoyed doing for my strength/toning workouts specifically.

I’m just going to post one video, but I’ll post links to others.

Total Body Workout:

Total Body Strength Training & Bodyweight

BeFiT GO: 40 Min Total Body Fat Burn Workout- Circuit 2

Fitness Blender Barre Workout Video – Free 39 Minute Barre Workout at Home


Slim ‘n’ Sculpted Arm Workout for Women: 10 min Trainer

Tracey Mallett: Booty Barre | Sculpted Arms Workout


Butt and Thigh Workout for a Bigger Butt – Lower Body Workout for a Round Butt and Toned

BIKINI BOOTY Workout! ~ BIKINI SERIES™ Best Butt Workout!

Pilates Glute and Thigh Workout for a Round Butt – Fitness Blender Pilates Butt Lifting Workout

And there you go! Now I’m done with posts about summer related stuff. After today’s classes and work my mind is definitely on school mode.

What are some of your favorite fashion/beauty products from summer? Any favorite workouts that you did?