Wow, hey guys! I’ve missed you all a lot. This past week was absolutely insane for me. It was Spring Break, and I had to go to two separate campouts, haha. It required a lot of packing—both clothes and food.
The first camp I went to was our yearly church camp for girls. We had it over spring break this year, and it was a lot of fun! I called the campsite ahead, and even though the menu was not easily adaptable at all, I thankfully had a whole refrigerator to myself in the kitchen!
For breakfasts I brought some Wildwood Plain, Unsweetened Soy-yogurt and stirred it with pre-bagged portions of protein powder + cocoa powder. I also brought a couple packs of NuNaturals stevia, because if I don’t sweeten that little mixture… it’s quite disgusting. I also ate it with an apple or banana, which was provided by the camp. I could’ve done oatmeal, but I didn’t know how easy it would be for me to get hot water, and microwaving oats in little disposable bowls does not always work out well. It usually overflows, and I didn’t want to deal with that. I also didn’t want to have to run down to the cafeteria each night to mix up overnight oats… so soy yogurt + an apple was the best option.
As for lunch and dinner, they had an awesome salad bar, so that pretty much took care of those meals. For two of the Mexican-themed meals they even had guacamole, salsa and black beans! I was happy. I also brought some microwaveable soups just in case, and a couple homemade veggie burgers. I came up with TWO new recipes and I am sooo excited to share them with you guys!
I know, they look quite scary. These are the “batters” for the different flavors of veggie burgers.
Any guesses as to what the two different flavors might be? They’re totally different, and both are equally amazing. I honestly can’t pick a favorite. These will be added to the rotation for SURE.
Anyway, back to camp meals. I used these veggie burgers as a protein supplement for the meals, and it all worked out quite nicely! Camp was awesome, too, by the way. I got to spend a lot of time with friends, and we did some fun things like archery, rock climbing wall, zip-line, and canoeing. I ended up going on a 4-hour long canoe trip, which was just insane! The winds were blowing like crazy and we had insane waves. All us girls were soaked by the end of it. We felt so trapped at times, but it was empowering to finally finish. I had to be picked up early from camp, which was both sad and happy. I was sad to leave, but I was excited to go to the other camp, too. We had a lot of fun and really enjoyed our time there.
When we got home, we immediately went into party mode. My little brother’s birthday was on the 11th of March, and two of his best friends’ birthdays are coming up soon, so they did a big combined 13th birthday party. They had a ton of fun.
Speaking of birthdays, mine is coming up! It’s this Saturday, March 26th. I’ll be 17, which is pretty crazy. I don’t know why, but I always get so excited about my birthday. I know that birthdays aren’t that big of a deal to some people, but they are to me! haha. I’ve been debating over whether to make a super awesome vegan chocolate cake with some sort of filling/frosting, or to stick with what I know I like, which is my Tofu Chocolate Mousse Pie. Any suggestions?
Before I go, I wanted to share some pictures of my room with you guys. I usually keep my room clean, but because the past month was so extremely busy, I kind of let it go. Laziness and thoughts of “I’ll put it away later” took over, and I wasn’t happy in my room. I’m a naturally neat, clean person–especially when it comes to my own space—so it was hard for me to be in there. A few weekends ago I took the time to deep-clean my room, and I tackled things I don’t usually get to. I wiped my mirror, cleaned my chalkboard, dusted, vacuumed, rearranged some things, put away laundry and made my bed. I was so happy with it afterwards and I didn’t want to leave. 🙂
Get ready for a huge load of bedroom pictures…
The look right when you walk in the door. Forgive the food storage boxes, haha. We have a ton of food storage and it’s gotta go somewhere! I also love my doorknob, which is the green spiky thing in the bottom left corner. All you do is cut the top out of one of those balls, and then you stretch it over your doorknob. It’s really fun. 🙂
When we initially decorated my room, I decided I wanted the theme to be bright green, sky blue and black and white. I also wanted zebra to be in there. I’m really big into clean, sleek, contemporary looks, so I wanted my room to be as IKEA-esque as possible. Haha. We painted the walls white so that the bright green and blue would really pop. I still have a few more things that I need to get up, including green curtains, shelves, and things for my walls so they don’t look so bare. That probably won’t happen in this house, though. Anyway, here you can see my zebra chair. It’s actually a plain brown, plush butterfly chair, but I threw my big zebra blanket over it. It’s really comfortable. I also love that white rug. It’s so soft and it looks super cool.
I love my bed! The mattress is actually a futon mattress, so it’s really big and comfortable.
Behind my bed is this cool film strip photo holder that we got at IKEA. It has pictures of me when I was little. 🙂
The view from my bed. The door on the right is my bedroom door with the green doorknob. The one on the left is my closet.
The top of my dresser. The frame says “Be True.” I need to put a picture in there… but I haven’t decided which one yet.
My iHome and my super cool blue/green lava lamp. That rose is actually the same rose in the pictures from my birthday last year! Some of my guy friends gave me roses, and this one preserved really well. It’s almost exactly a year old now.
The three fragrances I wear most often. Left to right are Aeropostale Promise Me, Nollie, and Pink, which was a gift from a friend. All three of them smell sooo good.
The view from my chair. My full-length mirror and a black chalkboard thing. I arranged the magnets in a smiley face. 🙂
One of my favorite quotes that’s on my mirror. I read it often.
A close-up of the magnet/chalk board. I have yet to hang this on my wall, because we’re moving and my mom didn’t want me to make anymore holes in the wall. When I do put it up eventually, I want to paint it green so it bounces off the white walls. I like this board because it has a lower section for my some of most-used items. Hairbrush, straightening serum, anti-frizz serum, deodorant and straightener.
I bought that Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum three years ago, and I’m just a little over halfway through the bottle! It’s super concentrated so it lasts forever.
And last but not least, a quick look at my closet. Haha. I’m not going to show you the inside-right, because it needs some work. 🙂
So there you go! That’s more than you ever cared to see of my room, haha.
Question of the Day: What does your room look like, and what kind of design style do you like? As I said before, I’m really big into sleek, modern, clean and contemporary looks. I was trying to achieve that with my room, but I could still do more. A super crazy silver lamp would be awesome.
Thanks for reading!