What I Eat in a Day

Hey there! Recently, I documented the food I ate throughout the day to share with you! I absolutely love “What I Eat in a Day” blog posts, youtube videos, etc. It’s so fun to see what other people enjoy eating and to get inspiration for yourself. So here it is!

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For breakfast, I made a smoothie bowl filled with blueberries, strawberries and bananas! I topped it off with some granola for some extra “crunch.” These are great for breakfast because they’re filled with tons of vitamins and I always stay full for HOURS.

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At lunchtime, I decided to make the most delicious caesar salad ever (it comes in a salad kit… probably why it’s good) along with some watermelon and Pom juice tea! This lunch was super refreshing and loaded with taste.

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Of course you can’t have lunch and not dessert! I eat these babies 24/7 because they are just so delicious ( and a way better alternative to Ben & Jerry’s). Frozen bananas may sound a little weird, but I promise you they are super tasty and worth a try!

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Lastly, my mom made these AMAZING chicken fajitas for dinner. I like to top my mine with lettuce, cheese, sour cream, guac, and salsa. I only pictured one but I might have eaten two or three… shh!

What kinds of foods do you like to eat? Let me know in the comments because I love trying new foods! Have a great week 🙂

-Kelly

 

Anticipating Summer

With so much going on in my life right now, it has become easy to get swallowed whole by the schoolwork, laundry, errands, work, and all the other junk that is keeping me busy. Even though I like being productive, I have also been keeping my eye on the calendar for that day when school will end and all the pressure of school will be off. I am starting to get “summeritis” (definition here) since my last week of school is in May. Knowing that summer is so soon, I’ve been thinking more and more about what I want to do this summer. I definitely want to take a few trips to the beach, visit New York City, and maybe even buy a milkshake at Wawa at 3 am. I’ve realized that this is my last summer where I’ll still be a kid -I’m seventeen, by the way. Now this does not mean I want to let loose and go crazy but it does mean I want to adventure and have a little bit of fun since next summer I will be busy with college and all. I’m thinking about making a Summer ’16 Bucket List of sorts filled with all the things I want to do. I’m not sure if anyone else makes these but I seem to make one every year haha. I sometimes follow through on the list but not always. I’m super excited for what’s to come and the anticipation is making present day seem boring. Good thing Summer’s coming soon!

Do any of you make Summer Bucket lists or have summeritis? If so let me know down in the comments!

-Kelly Landis

 

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Mini Golf and Arcade Games

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Hey readers!

These pictures aren’t the best and they we’re taken on my IPhone. However, this day was too much fun to not document. My boyfriend called me up and said something along the lines of, “Hey! Let’s go play mini golf and arcade games and pretend we’re kids again!” I already had a free mini golf game for the place so I decided it’d be fun. My boyfriend, his three friends, and I all headed over and played a game of mini golf (which I did not win lol). Then we all went back inside and spent tons of tokens on ski ball, air hockey, driving games and more. By the end of the night, we had acquired a giant pile of tickets! Which I, obviously, tried to fold up all nicely for the lady at the ticket counter. Only problem was that the guys didn’t care and just ran away with the pile towards the counter. The girl counted our tickets and we ended up having over 2,000 tickets! Basically my childhood dream. I didn’t really want any of the prizes so the guys picked out four blow dart things, candy, slime, and giant smarties. I had the most fun that I’ve had in awhile. I absolutely love how Steven (my boyfriend) can make any day fun and adventurous. Next time you decide to go out, maybe try mini golf or an arcade! You might have more fun than you think 😉

-Kelly

Nominated for the Liebster Award!

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Hey Readers!

Hope everyone is doing well! This past Saturday, I was nominated for the Liebster Award by the amazing, Sheema (aka ThroughMyLens). Definitely take some time check out her blog; especially if you love makeup, skincare, etc. She is an excellent writer and I look forward to new posts by her. Thanks for the nomination!

So, the rules for this tag are:

• Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

• Copy and paste the Leibster Award badge to your post

• Nominate 10 new bloggers

• Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you

• Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate

• Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog

 

Sheema’s Questions for Me:

Would you prefer to see a sunrise or a sunset? 

I’d prefer to see a sunrise by myself after an early-morning run on the beach. However, if I was with someone else, I’d prefer to watch the sunset.

Dark or white chocolate? 

Dark chocolate all the way! I eat it almost every single day (Shh.. it’s healthy right?)

What’s your favourite colour and why? 

My favorite color is either black because it goes with everything or pink because it’s super girly!

What’s your guilty pleasure?

One word. Netflix.

Can you speak more than one language, if so, what are they? 

Besides English, I know un peu français (I took 4 years of French  so maybe more than a little but I’m not fluent) and I know very little Spanish but I am taking it in school this year.

If you could be invisible, what would you do? 

See what my dogs do when I’m not around haha.

What’s your favourite song?

This is a hard one. I’d probably have to say Oui by Jeramiah.

Are you an early bird or a night owl? 

I’m definitely more of an early bird lol!

If there’s only one country you could visit, which will it be? 

Ugh. This is hard! Probably Bora Bora (see my last post) or France!

Tell us something random/funny about you? 

I’m really good at picking stuff up with my toes hehe.

 

I nominate the following blogs: 

Street Style Upgraded

D-City Hippie

OkayMary

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Beth’s Blog 

Timble And Thorn 

With All My Affection 

Bristles and Thread

Ramona Chrisstea 

The Style Matriarch

 

My 10 Questions for the Nominees:

When did you start blogging?

What’s your favorite post that you’ve written?

Who are some of your favorite bloggers?

What country are you from?

Ice cream or frozen yogurt?

Favorite genre of music?

Who is your inspiration?

Phone or laptop?

What’s your favorite holiday?

What’s your favorite social media?

 

Thanks Sheema, again, for nominating me! If I did not nominate you, feel free to answer my questions in the comments. I’d be happy to read (: Have a great week everyone! I’m planning to post every week from now on so keep an eye out for my posts!

XOXO

Kelly

 

I Want to Visit Bora Bora

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For a long time, I wanted to visit the Maldives. After learning that they we’re on the coast of Africa, I decided that I would not want to be on a plane for that long. The main thing I liked about the Maldives was the super cute tiki huts over the water. I so badly wanted to visit an island like the Maldives (but closer to home, if possible). Over time, I learned of a place called Bora Bora! This place was similar to the Maldives because they had the tiki huts on the crystal clear water. Obviously there we’re differences between the two but I started to really really like Bora Bora the more I learned about it.

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It turns out that some very famous people have stayed at Bora Bora. The Kardashians visited Bora Bora in 2011 and had their whole trip shown on their reality TV show, Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Their trip showed all of the exciting things you can do in Bora Bora; like lose a pair $75,000 earrings. After seeing their show, I started to realize how fun of a place Bora Bora would be to visit.

Another famous couple (that I love!) visited this place as well. The famous YouTube stars Aspyn and Parker Ferris! They went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon last year and had a blast. They vlogged their trip on Youtube showing all the exciting things they did. Activities ranged from snorkeling, swimming, tanning, eating, and so much more.

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Bora Bora is truly my dream destination. I hope to one day to visit such a beautiful place filled with beautiful blue skies and luscious green land. If I was to go, I’d most definitely stay in a bungalow over the water with steps into the ocean (like how cool is that!?). Aside from swimming, you’d catch me biking, eating, taking pictures, learning about the native culture, snorkeling, and hopefully spending quality time with whoever I go with.

If any of you have ever visited Bora Bora, please share with me your adventures and pictures 🙂

Have a great weekend everyone!

 

 

*These photos are not mine and we’re retrieved from the following websites:

Picture 1: https://www.creativeinvitesandevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/borabora.jpg

Picture 2: http://www.tahitilegends.com/vacation-package/package-detail.asp?pack_id=2807

Picture 3: http://www.alux.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/0.06902800-13537082011.jpg

How to Start (& Stay) at the Gym

Hello readers!

Within the past six months, I have started to really get into going to the gym and eating healthy consistently. This has been somewhat of a revelation to me. I had gone to the gym plenty of times over the years and never seen results or felt like it had made that big of a difference for me. However, I’ve learned that it is the consistency that truly makes changes in the long run. This has been something I have struggled to do all my life and now that I’ve finally reached my goals (for now) when it comes to fitness, I wanted to share some tips to you about how to start and stay at the gym.

1. Start small- and I mean it

Don’t decide you’re going to go three times a week and do an hour and a half workout if you are not working out already because it just won’t happen. I’ve tried, you’ve probably tried, we’ve all tried. To be successful, start small with once a week or even once every two weeks. It is also important to not overdo it on yourself in the beginning or else you might scare yourself from wanting to workout again if you become sore for three days after. Just saying. When you start small, you develop habits and it doesn’t become this overwhelming new aspect of your life that you can’t keep up with. Simply, start small and take it at your own pace.

2. Bring a friend

This one is super helpful for multiple reasons. The first one is that friends will hold you accountable. You can easily skip a gym sesh by yourself but you are less likely to if you made plans with someone. The second reason is that it reduces gymtimidation. You and your friend are both newbies and learning how to use the equipment together and you no longer feel as uncomfortable around all the senior gym-goers. Lastly, having a friend makes it more fun because you laugh, catch up, and get HOT together!

3. Find a good workout routine

This one really did the trick for me. I’d go to the gym and have no real idea of what I wanted to accomplish or felt as though I did not get that full “workout” that I needed. There are tons of resources from YouTube, Pinterest, blogs, and fitness websites that have free workout routines. Pick a routine that, based on your level, you think you can handle. Then, go to the gym and test them out! You may need to try a couple different workouts until you find one you enjoy and still makes you feel like you got that full “workout”. Keep in mind that you will need to switch up your workout routine from time to time or else your body will get used to it.

4. Educate yourself & learn from others

You pick out this awesome workout that people rave about online and you head over to the gym and you realize you don’t know what a mountain climber is. And what’s this thing called a clean and press? Well, the gym is way more fun if you know some cool exercises to do besides the traditional push-ups, sit-ups, and squats. You can learn these by googling or by watching others in your gym. Some of my most favorite exercises (ie russian twists) were learned by watching other people doing them. So definitely google some fun exercises online and take a look around your gym next time you go.

5. Have gym clothes that make you feel AMAZING

This was one thing that got me excited about going to the gym. I am a clothes addict and style lover so being able to bring this to the gym made me want to go more and more! I mean who wants to workout looking like a potato? Not me! I used this as a reward a couple times by saying, “If you go to the gym for a week, month, etc; you can get a new gym outfit!” This got me to start going to the gym and then after I got my new outfit, I was even more excited about going because I knew I was going to look super cute! Definitely give this a try if you like style or if all your workout clothes are “eh”.

 

I hope you found my tips helpful and that you can start going to the gym more and more! Since going, I have seen results in the way I look, how I feel, and how I eat. All for the better, of course! I’d love to see more and more people experience how rewarding and fun going to the gym can be. Comment below if you have any good tips, questions, or stories!

See ya!