A to Z Survey

I’m hopping on the survey train!

It was bound to happen, because who doesn’t love a good survey? I get to talk about me, myself, and I.

But first, fajitas. I made this recipe for chicken fajitas last night, and I’d say that it’s one of my favorite summer dinners so far!


The cast iron skillet creates that sizzly crust on the chicken and that super heated char on the peppers and onions. Flavahhhhh.


Served over greens with avocado. We didn’t have any tortillas, but the carbs were made up with copious amounts of Popcorners. #cantstopwontstop

Alrighty, let’s dive into this A to Z Survey that started at one of my favorite blogs ever— Peanut Butter Fingers!

A — Age: 19

B – Biggest Fear: Being too far out in the ocean + all bugs

C – Current Time: 9:58 PM

D – Drink You Had Last: Water

E – Easiest Person To Talk To: My dad

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F – Favorite Song: Tie between Oceans by Hillsong United and Dear No One by Tori Kelly

G – Grossest Memory: A stomach flu breakout at our house during Christmas/New Year of 2008. I was scarred for a very long time.

H – Hometown: Westchester, New York (following 5 years in Los Angeles, California and 3 years in Overland Park, Kansas)

I – In Love With: Jesus Christ ♥

J – Jealous Of: People who live in the beautiful mountains (*cough* Jo)

K – Kindest Person You Know: I have to choose three because there’s already an epic photo of them lying down in the middle of the street The Notebook style. My friends PJ, Emma, and Fiona— the sweetest souls.


L – Longest Relationship: Been single all my life!

M – Middle Name: Mary

N – Number of Siblings: Uno— brother Ben!


O – One Wish: To do God’s will, not my own.

P – Person You Spoke To On The Phone Last: The secretary at the doctor’s office.

Q – Question You’re Always Asked: “Did you have peanut butter this morning?” and “How’s college?”


R – Reason To Smile: God gave me so many wonderful people who support and love me unconditionally.

S – Song You Last Sang: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

T – Time You Woke Up: 6 AM

U – Underwear Color: Super pale pink, on the brink of gray

V – Vacation Destination: Missing San Francisco. Want to visit Alberta. Going to Seattle next month!


Golden Gate Bridge 2011. LOL.

W – Worst Habit: Leaving the house at the very last possible second.

X – X-Rays You’ve Had: Teeth at the dentist + ankle when I sprained it, like, eleven years ago.

Y – Your Favorite Food: Um.


Z — Zodiac Sign: Gemini

That was fun! The underwear one stumped me the most.

Hope you all have a fierce and ferocious day!

So tell me: 

Biggest fear…

Jealous of…

Worst habit…

Any of them!

Favorite Recent Eats

There has been a lot of sugar on the blog recently.

I mean, Monday’s post consisted of cheesecake, cookie dough, and ice cream. Although I have indeed been eating more sugar than I would at home, I’m cool with it because there is still balance. I haven’t shared much of the food I’ve been eating besides my desserts, so that’s exactly what I want to do today!

Since I have accumulated way too many food photos on my phone, I’m just going to share my favorite meals I’ve recently eaten. There have fortunately been many great meals, so I had to be pretty selective!

Favorite Breakfasts

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scrambled eggs with ketchup + oatmeal with pb, banana, and honey

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egg white and veggie omelet with sriracha + corn muffin + pear

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egg and cheese on whole wheat English muffin + my classic cottage cheese concoction (cottage cheese, strawberry yogurt, banana, and pb)

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whole wheat apple pancakes with peanut butter + scrambled eggs with sriracha + glass o’ milk (I didn’t eat the apple…it’s still in my fridge)

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whole wheat French toast with honey and butter + the classic concoction

Favorite Snacks

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Thanks for bringing these, madre 🙂

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Wheat Thins with unsweetened/unsalted sunflower seed butter. MMMM.

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Honeycrisp apples. Also thanks to madre.

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frozen bananas (so much better than non-frozen)

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whole wheat oatmeal cookies from my aunt’s care package

Favorite Lunches

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vegan sloppy joe + sweet potatoes

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baked fish with salsa + potatoes + peas + salad

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butternut squash soup with wonton crisps + salad + whole wheat wrap with roast beef, turkey, provolone, veggies, and honey mustard

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black bean burger on a whole wheat bun + veggies

Favorite Dinners

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beef and veggie pita + sweet potato fries!!! happy day.

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chicken parm with whole wheat pasta + steamed squash

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turkey meatloaf + mashed potatoes + veggies

The thing that surprises me most about my eats lately is the addition of savory foods to my breakfasts. I used to never eat savory foods for breakfast unless it was absolutely necessary. Sweet breakfasts still have my heart, but I’ve been diggin’ the eggs with spicy sriracha! Gets the blood pumping a little more in the morning. 😉

Also, whenever there is meatloaf in the dining hall, I have to get it. I’m that person that loves loaf o’ meat. The best part is that the meatloaf at our dining halls is usually “Sargent Choice”, which is the healthy seal of approval here at Boston University. I use that to justify my choice to always get it when it’s available.

Not all the food here is squeaky “clean”, but I prefer it that way. I can almost feel my brain (and soul) thanking me for feeding it satisfying, substantial foods. I’m not quite sure how I used to survive on wimpy salads in the past. I do believe times have changed for the better!

I hope you all have a wonderful Wednesday! Eat good for ya food and good to ya food 🙂


Linking up with food party master Jenn today!

So tell me:

What have been some of your favorite meals recently?

Do you like meatloaf?

Eating _______ makes me smile.

Favorites Vlog with Daliza

Good morning!

My cousins left early this morning, so now it’s just Daliza, my parents, and me in Florida for now. I’m gonna miss those cuties! We had a laid-back day yesterday— the dads hit the golf course while the rest of us hit the outlet mall.


 Breakfast was a peach, peanut butter, banana, yogurt smoothie + toast with sunflower seed butter

Perfect fuel for walking all over the mall 😉


However, I think filming and editing the video you are about to watch was the best part of yesterday. Daliza and I found so many little things in it that made us laugh hysterically. I thought I was gonna pee my pants, I was laughing so hard.

We’re definitely the only ones that think it’s so funny.

I had seen several bloggers (like Julianna and Amanda and Brittany) do this favorites tag in a blog post, but I decided to do it in a video with Daliza, whom you’ve seen a lot of on the blog recently!

So here goes nothing:

The link in case you can’t see the video here: http://youtu.be/w7KPf7OMnTs


*Edited by the amazing Daliza.

*Daliza’s not blind.

*Note the costume change.

*4:07 I am a donkey.

*Sweaters and BOOTS at 6:05


*Daliza should make a blog called “50 Shades of Laughs”

We hope you enjoyed learning a little more about us! And perhaps laughing at us.

I leave you with a photo my uncle took last night:


“From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the LORD is to be praised.” — Psalm 113:3

So tell me:

Some of your favorites!

Do you like Daliza’s sunglasses?

Should she start a blog?!