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!

Foam Rollin’ In the Deep

Hey guys!

I hope you had a lovely Thursday!

I forgot to ask–how do you like the new banner up top? I thought it would be nice to make my own to give the website a little personal flava. 

Mine has gone by really fast, but it’s felt like a nice balance between work and relaxation. We went to a nice Mass at noon for the feast of the Assumption, and then it was lunch time for me!


Chicken sandwich, carrots, apple, and creamy sriracha dip

I just improvised for that sriracha dip since I wanted something creamy to go with the sorta dry sandwich. It’s just one plain Laughing Cow wedge mixed with about a teaspoon or so of sriracha. Did the trick!

My legs are SORE from yesterday’s workout, so this fabulous tool came to the rescue:

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The Grid foam roller AKA cylinder of pain and joy.

My mom bought the Grid foam roller on sale from Groupon, and it is awesome. The grooves all over the foam roller (hence, “the grid”) help to really massage deeeep into the muscle tissues. It can hurt a lot when you’re sore, but the next day, my muscles feel so much better. I might want to even try foam rolling before workouts more often, since it seems to do wonders for Paige (look at #3 in her post).

The whole thing is supposed to be like a hand– the small squares simulate finger tips, the long rectangles simulate fingers, and the largest squares simulate palms. I’m not sure it feels like a hand, but I think it’s better off that way… I don’t want really want to think of hands rolling out my legs. Freak-ay.

Here’s a great infographic on foam rolling in case you’re not familiar with it!


After discussing our two gym options, I decided to stick with our previous gym, while my mom is still deciding which gym she’d like to join.

I focused on upper body today since I’m waddling like a penguin. After 20 minutes on the elliptical to shake out them legs and some painful stretching, I did Julie’s upper body superset workout with some slight changes.


Training upper body has always been a challenge for me, so keeping up with short rests in supersets was tough! I ended with some core work.


Doesn’t look all that appealing, but it was delicious!


Lots o’ leftover grilled chicken, tofu, and onions on spinach + avocado toast with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper

Avocado toast is so, so good. If you have not tried it yet, you must! I think I sing a happy avocado toast song in my head every time I make it. (I did post an Instagram photo of avocado toast yesterday. So yes, I did have it again tonight. 😀 )

I’ll rummage through the kitchen for snacks later. Heh heh.

See you tomorrow! I think I’ll be going on a hike with Ben. Woohoo!

So tell me: Have you ever foam rolled before? If so, do you like it? Are you a fan of training upper body? Do you like avocado toast?

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