Hello loves. ♥

So there have been a lot of surveys popping up so I thought I would do one myself.  I love reading random facts about others so I hope you guys enjoy some random facts about me.

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What is your desktop background?

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What is on your bed right now? Two sleeping kittehs.  Even though I am home all day the cats want nothing to do with me between the hours of when Matt leaves for work and when Matt comes home from work. Now the pup on the other hand won’t leave my side. Other then when she’s passed out (which is about 5-6 hours of the day).  But I do love my pup so I don’t mind her company.

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i mean look at her ♥

What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Had some breakfast, watched some of the news and read a little bit of Water for Elephants.  I am loving the book! But I mistakenly leave my laptop open, so when tweets and e-mails pop up I am quickly distracted.  I’m not even sure how I got to doing this survey. So easily distracted.

breakfast was a mish mash of cereals. organic corn flakes, honey-o's, cinnamon puffins. on the side a frozen berry smoothie made with 1/2 frozen banana, strawberries and blackberries.

What are you wearing right now? Black tank top. Boring. Plain. Black gym shorts. More yawn. More boring.

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What was the last sporting event you watched? I don’t really watch a lot of sports on TV. Never have been a huge fan, but I am now obsessed with NFL football. GO COLTS. I can not wait for the official season to start! Oh, and you can take me to a Cubs game at Wrigley any day. That place is magical.

i mean who doesn't like Peyton Manning? come on, i mean the guy is just so nice!

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Things to do for fun: When it’s not 100+ degrees out I’ve been known to do some hiking. Love those mountains. Love the fresh air (if it even really exists in Phoenix) the solitude, and tranquility. It’s so refreshing to be “on top of the world” (have I ever mentioned I was proposed to on TOP of a mountain. My fiance knows me so well) And some bike riding. No really. I ride my bike everywhere.

lunch was a roasted veggie panini. on the sandwich was roasted red bell peppers, zucchini, eggplant bacon and cream cheese. on the side cottage cheese with trader joes pineapple salsa and barbara's chocolate chip snackimals (yum!).

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What was your favorite toy as a child? My little pony’s. I think those are still one of my favorite toys. They are so cute.  I also had this toy dump truck that I pushed around the house everywhere. I remember my grandma and I use to play a game called “disappearing pear”.  She would cut up a pear then I would push my Tonka truck over to her and she would put the slice on the back of the truck and I would push it away and eat it and always say “grandma the pear disappeared!”  and then repeat. What a way to get a kid to eat her fruit! I was also easily entertained.

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What pair of shoes do you wear most often? Toms. I own too many pairs for my own good. Oh, and I want these. Really bad. Someone should probably get them for me 😉

.cutest.shoes.ever.

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What is your favorite breakfast meal? Oats. Oats. Oats. I can not get enough oats.  That and fresh fruit. What about oats WITH fresh fruit. whoa. Did I just blow your mind?

chocolate protein oats topped with fresh kiwi, banana and chocolate peanut butter.

What is your favorite food your mom makes? This is a tough one.  My mom makes the BEST tacos. She always told me that I didn’t want to know what went into them, and to this day I don’t.  But they would have to cook and simmer all day and my sister and I could NEVER wait till dinner.  They made the house smell so delicious.  She also makes an amazing pumpkin roll. Seriously to die for.  If she doesn’t bring it to family functions she is scolded. Matt also requests one when we go home for Christmas. And yes, my mom make a whole extra one just for him. She is so sweet.

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How often do you cook for yourself? Everyday. And I love it.  I didn’t use to enjoy or experiment with cooking as much as I do now, but during my recovery process and the discovery of this blog community, I have really started to explore again in the kitchen. And I love it. It is so much fun (and tasty to boot) inventing and experimenting with new ingredients and new dishes.

whole wheat tortilla pizza. topped with garlic hummus, pumpkin, baby spinach, zucchini, tomato, yellow bell pepper, red onion, and soy crumbles. sprinkled with a little basil love.

Do you eat leftover pizza cold or warm? Little from column A little from column B.  

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Do you enjoy eating fruits and vegetables? Oh my yes and yes. Fruits have been making a lot of morning appearances and veggies tend to come out to play later in the day.  I was never a huge fruit OR veggie person growing up, so it still blows my mind a little that I did a complete 180 and basically can’t find a fruit of veggie that i don’t like. I mean really, I make green smoothies now. NEVER saw that one coming.  Current fruit obsession = frozen grapes. Current veggie obsession = zucchini (i put it in everything).

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What is the last thing you purchased? Food. Surprised?  I had two things on my shopping list when I walked into Whole Foods today; raw cashews because I want to try and make Ashley’s cake batter cashew butter again and dates because I am making Nicky’s banana bread hummus.  This is what happens:

organic baby cheese puffs (for me. no baby) kamut puff cakes, creamy peanut butter for matt, creamy almond butter for me, spaghetti noodles

raspberry and fruits of the forest jam, salsa, raw cashews, chobani greek yogurt

tofu, vegan pepperjack cheese, soy yogurt, a peach, an apple, 3 dates and my very first fig (not a fan btw)

Yup. All that with two things on my list. I can NOT walk into that store and not spend triple what I intended too.

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How did u get one of your scars? Which one, because I have like 9343294 on my legs/knees/ankles from the many years of softball.  My most recent one is from the oven though. Too lazy to pull the rack out, I like to try and grab things, throw things in with as minimal effort as possible. I love cooking and I love my food, but I’m probably one of the laziest cookers out there.  If there’ a short cut to anything I’ll take it.

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What was the last thing you received in the mail?  Well, I can tell you the last thing I didn’t receive in the mail. My Keurig coffee maker!! Do you know why I did not receive my Keurig coffee maker, because some stupid kids stole it off my patio when it was delivered!! I was at a doctors appointment, came home, a few minutes later I get a knock on my door.  It’s my neighbor from across the street. She informs me she saw a girl and boy on bikes take two packages off my patio!  I quickly rack my brain for what was to be delivered and almost cried when I found out it was the coffee maker.  My friend had actually ordered it, so she had to go through the process of calling the company, but long story short, I have another one coming to me. And you better believe I am tracking that thing until it is on my doorstep.  I hate thieves.  It is just uncalled for!

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 What are you currently reading? Right now: Water for Elephants. Next up: Shadow of the Wind.

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Now it’s your turn. Answer as many questions as you want!