Loving lately.

Hey there! Happy Monday!

Today is my 2nd to last day of classes and I’m both super happy yet also kinda sad.  This semester went by wayyy too quickly!  It has been an awesome one though so I can’t complain 🙂

So I don’t have much to report right now except for what happened at my school last week…I planned on posting about the incident that happened at my school but waited so long that now I’m gonna have to change a lot of words to past tense and such. haha Blogger fail.

Anwaysss…I figured I’d share random sites, things, and pictures that I’ve been loving this past week!

-First up, have you ever had McDonald’s sugar free vanilla iced coffee?… If not go try it NOW!!! It’s so amazing. I think I’m forming an addiction to it, it’s that good!

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-I randomly discovered Daphne Oz, Dr. Oz’s daughter, on Instagram today and I desperately want to buy her new book, Relish, now! It has healthy whole food recipes with a dash of fashion and improving your life thrown in. It sounds really neat!

-Yesterday my roommates and I had brunch in Colonial Williamsburg and as we were exploring the (ridiculously expensive) shops I saw a new Vera pattern that I absolutely adore! It’s called Tutti Frutti and the colors are so cute.

I’m a sucker for anything mint and pink right now.

-Maxi skirts! I’m really loving them for the summer. I’ve been scouring the internet trying to find a cheap yet cute one.  No luck so far. I also need one that’s incredibly long since I’m 5’10…most of the ones I’ve found would probably hit me at my ankles or above! haha

-Lastly this warm weather has me craving anything pina colada flavored!! One thing I am looking forward to when I get home is making smoothies a lot! I brought my magic bullet with me to school but it was too much of a pain to clean, etc. so you can bet I’ll be a smoothie queen when I get home!

This is a healthy pina colada smoothie I found on pinterest the other day-can’t wait to try it.

Well that’s about all I have for today. Hope you have an awesome week!

°o°Clarice

Lately.

Hey there! So to say I’m horrible at keeping up with this blog would be an understatement.  I knew when I started this blog I probably wouldn’t keep up with it consistently.  With the end of this semester nearing I have had lots of tests, assignments, and a ridiculously long paper I should have started by now…haha

Anyways not so much has happened recently besides spring/summer seemed to start out of nowhere!!  Going to a school near the beach has its perks although I have yet to go!

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Seriously how many people can say this is less than 20 minutes from their school?!

But still this weather has been SO relaxing and nice.  My favorite thing now is to relax on this bench outside of the gym afterI finish my workout and call my parents to chat. I even instagrammed it the other day 😉

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I also randomly took a picture of my lunch the other day because I realized I haven’t shared a picture of one of my gourmet dorm meals yet. haha But yeah this is what my lunches usually look like, sometimes I’ll switch it up and have an egg white, jelly, and cheese sandwich or if the dining hall has salmon then I’ll be alll over that!

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Turkey, lettuce, and mustard on a 100 calorie sandwich thin with a side of cukes, carrots, and Special K popcorn chips 🙂

Another meal I had this week- the chicken cobb salad with avocado from Panera. OMG this was sooo good!  My dad was down here near my school this week because of his work so we got to hang out a lot this week which was awesome! Anyways on Thursday we went to Panera before he had to leave and I got this. Definitely a new favorite, although avocado is one of those foods where I’m still kinda iffy on.  In sushi I’m fine with it, but by itself? Eh, it’s too mushy for me or something I don’t know.  But in this salad it was pretty good! I just cut it up into tiny pieces.

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Sorry for the random crap in the background, My desk is where I eat 90% of my meals unfortunately lol

Another awesome thing this week was when my dad was dropping me off back at my dorm after we got sweet frog.  We were passing another dorm building and saw this girl walking all these dogs! Keep in mind this was around 10:15 at night. Anyways the one leash had 3, yes 3, wiener dogs on it! So cute.  I look to the other leash to see what kind of dog that was…only to find out it wasn’t a dog at all! It was a teacup pig!!!! My dad and I freaked out. It was so stinking adorable!   I felt weird taking a picture but I just had to because one of my roommates is obsessed with teacup pigs and she freaked when I showed her!

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SO CUTE!!! Look at his little harness leash!

That’s pretty much about all the exciting things that happened this week.  I cannot believe that this is our last full week of classes already! It’s crazy to think that 2 years of college has already gone by and that I’m halfway there!

Have a great week!

°o° Clarice

Birthday weekend!

Hey there! So it’s been awhile since I last blogged.  Partly because this past weekend I went home for my birthday and partly because I have been crazy busy with assignments this week.

So to start off my birthday let’s backtrack to last Thursday.  I have a 3 hour long class thursday nights from 6-9, which never lasts that long but is still superrrr boring! So I got out kinda early since we had a quiz that was optional so I skipped out around 7:30.  My roommate, Maya, had asked if I wanted to go to Target with her after my class so I said sure! Who doesn’t love a Target run? She was acting kind of funny after I got out of my class, texting me asking if she should get ready to go now. I said yeah I’m walking back! Then quickly realized…wait she never gets ready for anything!!! lol

At that point I thought maybe my roommates had something up their sleeves…. Sure enough, as soon as I opened the door to our apartment the lights were out and all of a sudden they flick on and everyone jumps out and yells “SURPRISE!!!!”

I was in TOTAL shock!!!!! They had decorated our apartment with balloons and streamers, made quesadillas for dinner (my favorite) and even had the most amazing cake for me as well!!! I could have cried I was so surprised and just overly thankful for having such great friends!

Here’s a picture of the amazingggggg cake!! It was made by a girl that goes to my school. Didn’t she do an amazing job?! Perfect for a Disney freak like me 🙂

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As if that wasn’t enough, they also got me presents too! I couldn’t believe all they had done for me.  Everything they got me was amazing. One of my roommates got tickets for and I to go see Jillian Michaels on her tour!! She’s coming to our performing arts center on the 26th and I could not be more excited!!!

And my roommate, the one who shares a room with me, got me a watch that I had wanted for over a year now! I was so in shock she remembered it, since I told her about it months ago.  I really have the best roommates in the world.  Every day I’m so thankful for them!

After my amazing surprise party, the next day I went home to celebrate with my family! As soon as I got home from my 4 hour drive I took a nap with my dogs- my tradition now. hahah

Saturday I woke up and went to bootcamp with my mom.  The class was great and I got my birthday sweat on! lol  After that we came back home and got ready to go out for the day.

We first stopped at Kohls because we had a 30% off coupon and I reallyyy wanted some stuff from Lauren Conrad’s line!  I am obsessed with her and her style, and her line at Kohl’s is exactly my style.  My awesome parents got me a few things and I am in love with them 🙂

The plan then was to go to D.C. for my birthday, explore Georgetown, possibly a museum.  But….we got stuck in horrendous traffic outside of D.C. We figured it was because of it being Easter weekend but we soon found out the Cherry Blossom festival had started!!! And the cherry blossoms hadn’t even bloomed yet!

So needless to say, we scrapped the D.C. idea (because the whole place was insanely packed and took us an hour and a half just to get out of the city) and decided to head to old town Alexandria instead!  I’d been there once before but a long time ago so it was great getting to go back there again.

We pretty much just wandered up and down the streets going into various shops.

This one shop, called Decorium, is the coolest store ever! It’s an interior decor/design place and it’s SO girly. My mother and I are obsessed with it!

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The outside of the store.

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We stopped for cupcakes at one point. I got sweet potato chocolate chip! It was okay, I think Georgetown cupcake is better though 😉

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Then we wandered down to the waterfront which was so pretty.  Seriously the day of my birthday was so beautiful, the weather was perfect!

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My mother and I by the waterfront 🙂

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My dad and I by the waterfront 🙂

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Pretty flowers! Anyone else think of the Alice in Wonderland scene where the flowers sing to her?! #disneyfreakprobs

After spending about 4 hours there we decided to head home since we had to let our 2 dogs out and feed them dinner.  After we took care of the pups we went back out to dinner. I had had a craving for spaghetti and meatballs all week so we went to an Italian place called Mama Lucci’s.  I got my spaghetti and meatballs and it was delicious!

Once we got home my parents gave me my last birthday present and it was the Polar ft40!!!!! I was so excited. It’s exactly what I wanted and I had actually been wanting a heart rate monitor watch for a few years now.

Overall I had an AMAZING 20th birthday and all thanks to my amazing friends and my generous parents.  I can’t believe I’m not a teenager anymore! Hope this next decade of my life is even better than the last one! 🙂

°o° Clarice