Foodie Pen Pals Reveal Day August

Last month I participated in the amazing program called Foodie Pen Pals! If you haven’t participated yet, go on over and register. Seriously. It’s so much fun! Lindsay does such a great job!

I received my package from Mickie, who doesn’t have a blog. She is from Idaho, where my cousins live! In my package…

Huckleberry Brownie Mix. Um yes please. So excited to make them.

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Wild Huckleberry Apple Jelly. Delish on toast.

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Huckleberry WHITE CHOCOLATE cocoa mix. Yes.

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And last but not least…

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Butter Toffee almonds. Immediately torn open when I got the package. So. Yummy.

I could not have asked for a better pen pal this month. Mickie was amazing! Thanks again, girl!

WIAW – A Day at the Market

It’s Wednesday, yet again, and that means it’s WIAW!

Breakfast

I had a piece of toast with half pb&banana half avocado.

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I had the exact same thing when I got home from cross country. One piece of toast isn’t enough for breakfast!

Lunch 

Since it was like 90 degrees out I wanted something cold and refreshing. Which means green smoothie. It was NOT as good as normal though, since I only had kale, no spinach 😦 I really don’t like kale in smoothies. It never mixes well.

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I knew I needed something more so I had, you guessed it, an avocado turkey sandwich. It will never get old.

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Then I headed to the Farmer’s Market to set up my stand! I sold my green beans and tomatoes. My cousin sold her wine racks and homemade purses, and my mom sold Tastefully Simple! It’s only $5 to set up a stand, so I figured why not? I made $12 😀

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Dinner

I don’t even know what dinner was. A whole bunch of randoms thrown together. I wish I was creative with meals, but I’m not. I eat the same things everyday.

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Green beans, broccoli & hummus, tomatoes, guac, chips & salsa. I really wasn’t even hungry that much. The weather was all groggy and humid which makes me not hungry!

Dessert

I had big plans. I actually felt like baking something! I had so many recipes. But that’s the problem. I get overwhelmed and can’t pick something! So, dessert ended up being ice cream. Moose Tracks and Vanilla. With horrrrible quality.

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So… not my best day of eats, but not my worst. But check out these amazing (and simple) treats!

Sunnie’s Healthified Reese’s

Kathryn’s Oatmeal Bites

Aurora’s Banana Custard

Have a happy Hump Day! 😀

8th Grade Recognition

I wrote most of this post back in June and never got around to posting it. Oops! I figure I probably should share before I start high school next month!

Woohooo I’m officially a high schooler! No more middle school!! I can’t even explain how ecstatic I am to be out of that prison. See ya never!

Graduation was on Monday and the last day was on Tuesday. My school has a whole ceremony and banquet- the whole shabang.

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My dress is one that I bought at TJ Maxx about 5 years ago – for $3! It was always too big, but when I tried it on this time it fit perfect!

We took lots of pictures and had a dinner. I seriously ate so. much. pizza. My belly had no feeling.

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I gave a speech. This is something I never imagined I would do. It was actually more of a poem since it rhymed. It talked about the memories of middle school and what to expect in high school. Everyone told me I did great, and it was really fun writing it!

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Then we had a dance for a few hours. No one really danced, but we took lots of pictures. And you know what? I had fun!

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I really hope I have a good time in high school and enjoy it. It’s my last 4 years of living at home and not having to worry about things. Let’s just hope I remember that!

Do you remember your middle school graduation? What about high school?

Fashion Friday {Fair Week}

It looks like Fashion Friday is making an appearance! It’s been quite awhile since I shared any outfits (mostly because I wear running clothes everyday) but I did dress up last week for the fair!

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shirt: TJ Maxx

shorts: American Eagle

shoes: a store in Florida that I forgot 😉

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shirt: Aeropostale

shorts: American Eagle

please look at how alien my feet look lol 😉

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shirt: COMO

shorts: So

shoes: Claires

bracelets: Charlotte Russe

I’m thinking about maybe doing a back to school Fashion Friday next week. Yes? No? Let me know! Have a great weekend everybody!

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Yesterday I took a trip with a group from church to the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore. It was so nice to get away for the day and hang out with nature!

I had some toast then squeezed in a quick 3 mile run before we left knowing I wouldn’t want to run when I got home. When I got to church they had doughnuts… and chocolate milk… and I couldn’t resist 😉

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After some brief problems finding the trail, we were finally on our way! The hike lasted a little over an hour and covered just over 3 miles.

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waterfall

 

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I was starving when we finally made it to the beach and eagerly devoured my lunch – PB&J, broccoli & carrots, and an apple.

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I wasn’t planning on going swimming but people looked like they were having fun so I caved 😀 Lake Superior was pretty cold, but really refreshing!

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Frisbee was played and rocks were picked

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We hiked back and within 10 minutes of leaving we were caught in a torrential downpour. God blessed us with a beautiful day hiking though, so I’m not complaining! We stopped at Hardee’s on the way home. I didn’t want anything because a) I don’t like fast food and b) I had this waiting for me at home!

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I watched the Tigers, pinned, and was more than ready for bed at 9:00. I’m a grandma 😉

WIAW – Dad’s for Dinner

Hey everyone! It’s a great day because it’s WIAW! i.e. my favorite day of the week. These are Monday’s eats!

Breakfast

I came home from cross country and I couldn’t even do 8 minute abs because I was so. hungry. I didn’t eat breakfast before practice which wasn’t one of my best ideas… I barely made it home. So I had toast, then did 8 minute abs, then had a green smoothie. It was a big deal that I changed my routine and ate before 8 minute abs! And since I was so rushed I didn’t take a picture… so here’s yesterday’s breakfast, the exact same thing, just eaten at once 😉

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Lunch

I ate lunch around 3 (due to my lake breakfast). Then I found out we were going to my dad’s for dinner, and I started getting stressed. What if I don’t like what’s for dinner? What if I’m not hungry? I felt so bad. I hated the feeling I had.

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I now get cheese.. and mayo on my sub! 😀

Eventually it went away and I wanted dinner. We went over there to have chicken and pork chops on the grill. Nothing I really wanted, but I made a compromise. I’d take a chicken breast and make a salad!

Dinner

I had a nice time at dinner and enjoyed my time there! I made this salad, and it was so good. Also we had some steamed garden fresh broccoli on the side 😀

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It was that good, I made it again for dinner last night 😉

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It was fun hanging out at Dad’s, especially since I got to drive the dune buggy!

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Today I’m off to go hiking at Pictured Rocks with the altar servers from church! See ya later! 😀

MIMM – A Bit of Everything

I can’t believe I go back to school in two weeks. Where did the summer go?! I have quite a few marvelous happenings that I want to share, so let’s get started!

Marvelous… All of last week was spent at the fair. My cross country team had to clean up after all the concerts so we got in free everyday! I will admit, after a few days I was pretty sick of the fair food. I didn’t think it was possible to get sick of elephant ears!

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Marvelous… My garden is doing amazing. I have so much produce I don’t know what to do with! I think I’ll do a more detailed post of the garden… coming soon! This is yesterdays haul, and I still have to go back today!

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Marvelous…2 new magazines to read 😀

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Marvelous… the little cafe we went to last week! Oh my goodness it was so cute. And their menu was fantastic! It was hard, but I finally decided on the chicken pesto panini. 

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Marvelous… finding my FAVORITE ice cream flavor at the stand. Peanut Butter Mackinac Island Fudge. It’s a rarity to find, so if you do you MUST get it. So. Yummy.

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Marvelous…eating another hamburger!

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Marvelous…being in a fashion show! I was asked last minute to model some dresses for a local boutique and of course I said yes! It was my first time ever modeling, and it was so much fun!

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Not so marvelous… bird in the house! Yesterday Cleo brought the poor little guy in.

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So that was a bit all over the place but that’s okay! I have so many post ideas but I need to get writing first, lol 😀 Hope everyone’s Monday was as good as a Monday can be!