Thursday, February 18, 2010

goodbye is not forever

hey guys,

i've had quite a busy past couple of days, so i'm sorry for the lack of  blogging.

first of all, jeff and i "broke-up," so to speak.  but there are no hard feelings, and it was mutual.  we both need to live our lives while we're young.  i don't want to look back and regret anything, you know? so it's more like a break, i guess. still hurts :(

second, i think i'm going to cut back on the blogging and blog reading some.  at least for now. i'm so busy with school and soccer, and i need to actually LIVE instead of be glued to the computer.  but i love you guys, so i will keep up with you periodically and check on you! and of course, blog some :)

third, i have a shit-ton of homework, so i think i'll try to do that now. 

forth, my mother is hosing a bunco party at my house tonight, so i was sent to my room and all i can hear is a bunch of forty-year-old women cackling.  music to my ears.

ciao for now bellas :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

pancake recipe

i'll do a real blog post tomorrow, but for now it's 11 and bedtime!

so for those who were wondering, the pancake recipe can be found here.

but this is what i did  :)



  • 1 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 T truvia
  • 2 t baking powder (aluminum-free)
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 1 egg
  • cinammon out the wazhoooooooooooo.
  • i would add vanilla next time.
Peanut Butter Swirl:
  • 2 T peanut butter
  • 4 T unsweetened applesauce
  •  lots of maple syrup
  • one banana, chopped

hope you enjoy!

ciao bella

Monday, February 15, 2010

peanut butter swirly pancakes!

sorry about my photos, my camera is on its way out...


minus the coconut haha.  sorry guys, not my thing.  instead, i topped mine with a banana and maple syrup

sorry, i taste tested first haha.

seriously, the BEST pancakes i've ever made! i probably would have actually put in the recommended amount of sugar next time, but i didn't want it to be overly sweet? but the maple and banana made it perfect :)

definitely a keeper.

and even after my whole foods stop, i've had two more shopping trips...good ol' wal-mart and lowe's foods.

wal-mart trip.  bran buds for yogurt messes, honey toasted kashi heart to heart, bananas, two cheapo yogurts, prunes, new-to-me poppy thyme back to nature crackers because my special k ones had soy, and a water for the shop haha.

speaking of yogurt messes, they have been frequenting my snack time.


best.  mess. ever.

5 or 6 spoonfuls of plain yogurt
couple of spoonfuls of pumpkin 
copious amounts of cinammon
kashi puffs
dark chocolate chips
spoonful of pb :) i believe that was white chocolate 

blah blah blah...time to do some calculus i suppose, since i haven't paid a lickkkk of attention this week! i have no idea what we are doing.  ahh, such is life.  wish  me luck on my test tomorrow!

maybe i'll go have some more lemon box cake i made mommy dearest for her birthday :) with lemon icingg, nom nom nom.

words that are floating through my mind?
log, integration, derivative, natural log, u substitution.
 shoot me!

just kidding.


ciao bella!


Saturday, February 13, 2010


it started last night...



and this morning i woke up to this




bella is a beast.


 old max :)

 little brudder. in mountain dew pj pants? classy.

still not sure how she managed that? cute  nonetheless :)





then i went to greenville with dad, bought mom a niceeeee bracelet and went to lowe's foods and got some sushii :) i haven't had it in forever.  i also picked up a pomegranate chobani, so i'll test that sometime :)

yesterday, i went to the WISE (women in science and engineering) open house at NC State with casey and it was really informative.  i think i'm going to apply for that and the honors program there.  there is also a scholars program i qualified for, but i'm not sure i want to spend my extra time looking at arts and literature. not my deal?  

after that, we went to whole foods, and god help me, i'm going to be BROKE next year.

 worst. purchase. ever.  i guess some healthy things are just not up my alley.
it's like straight vinegar. i swear i'm going to keep it to cook with. that bad.

 dark chocolate oatmeall :) bet it's ballin' with pb.

the rest of the goods. bacon isn't mine, though.

casey :) dumb face haha.


bahhhhhhhhhhh :) scary.

that night i was supposed to go back and stay at casey's house, but SHITT went down and long story short, i ended up back home.  i really don't want to talk about it, but i feel like an ass.  sorry to everyone, they know who they are and they will read this.  i think it's better now though, so i'm feeling a little better.  i think the pretty day helped.

i'm probably going to hit the gym laterrrrrrrr and maybe write my paper.
jeff and i have reservations somewhere tomorrow night!

ciao bella

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

“We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams.”-Jeremy Irons

soo i have a lot of work to doo, i'm extremely busy, and i'm asthmatic SOO!

i figured i would leave you with some pictures i uploaded recently from my phone and of the espresso hazelnut truffle cookies i'm in the process of making for the bake sale :)

bella in my room

 a few minutes after i found her...yeah she was already in my driver's seat :) looking a litle scruffy.

in da hood.


ganstaaaaaaa. (jeff's steelers hat)

prom (may '09)...tmj surgery puffy faces :)

 hottie ;) bwhahahaa. but seriously.

this is actually jeff and i on the beach :)

cell phone drawing...wolfpackk :)

SPIRIT WEEK. opposite day.

name's carl. i like-a the ladies. :)

eye doctor shenanegans. mom said no :(

a gift from the sabra gods! aka sams.

that's like a fifth of a human baby.  
but this is my baby.

cookie time!

 rolled out espresso hazelnut truffle father said it was amazingg. wish i knew haha.

 check out those hazelnut specks :)

 i hope the lady receiving these cookies likes them! i'm about to go bake them now.
 have a great night!

ciao bella

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."- Aldous Huxley

i'm discovering a new passion for music.
i'm learing to play the guitar again.
 i'm also finding myself at my piano more often.
i love singing.
i can't sing.


ciao bella

Sunday, February 7, 2010

chocolate festival!!

sorry, i forgot my camera in the car so no pictures of the chocolate itself :(

but i think i had a pishtachio truffle, chocolate covered trail mix lump, and bits and pieces of different things...and a double dose of lactaid pills bwhaha.

however, we were in morehead city, aka the beach.  plenty of pictures taken there :)



mi madre.




jersey shoreeeee? :)


holy lazy eye.


heaven. i would be more broke than nicolas cage if there was one closer to me.




the goods :) i believe there is yogurt (2 pumpkin pie, 2 key lime, cherry vanilla, honey vanilla, lemon, super fruit, and super huge fage carton!), tomato flat-out wraps, puffed wheat cereal per yogurt messes, peach smoothie, two pro-bars, and harris teeter brand natural peanut butter :)

off to finish watching the super bowl, go colts! :)

ciao bella