Beets a la Bag and ABCS

Heyyyy friends 🙂 How has your day been?


(Photo taken on the base trail where Bell and I walk)

My morning was a little cray cray, but very productive 😀

A shorts and tank kinda day:


I heart shorts weather <3

me (2)


I went to Target for necessary and impulse buys, post office, called and booked appointments and meetings, and got some work done.

I also decided to make a little treat for my good friend, who just found out she’s allergic to a boatload of food. We’ve danced together since we were in middle school, and I thought it would be fun to take her some goodies to dance.

The chosen treat was Averie’s peanut butter cups.

ab cups 

Instead of using PB, I rolled with almond butter and fancied it up with some honey, a pinch of sea salt, cinnamon and vanilla (+ the nutritional yeast the recipe called for)


Hope she loves them 🙂

(The front AB cup in the pic was the  designated “taster”)

Salad beast of the day:


Goat cheese, beets and greens with balsamic and Garlic Gold.

The beets were courtesy of this Trader Joe creation:


Steamed and peeled beets in a bag. Thank you TJs for always making life easier 🙂


So recently, I’ve seen quite a few ABC posts on friends’ blogs- most recently on Emily’s. I thought it would be fun to do today, so here we go 🙂

A. Age: 26

B. Bed size: King, but since it’s in the POD, I’m using a queen that the madre lent me.

C. Chore you dislike: Dishes and taking out the trash.

D. Dogs: Bella, a maltipoo, and Viesa, a Shiba Inu, who was recently adopted by family friends

E. Essential start to your day: I can’t do anything… or see anything.. until I put my contacts in. I want Lasik but am deathly afraid of the eye claw.

F. Favorite color:  I think we can all make a pretty good bet that it’s pink 😉

G. Gold or silver:  silver

H. Height:  5’4. The Pilot is 6’1 😀

I. Instruments you play(ed):  Piano and violin. I took flute lessons in elementary school but couldn’t figure out how to make a noise with the flute for the life of me- so I faked it for an entire year.

J. Job title: It changes pretty often but right now its: Blogger, Educator, DT owner/director.

K. Kids: Bella is my child for now 😉

L. Live: In Tucson, Az, where we’ll be for the next THREE YEARS 

M. Mom’s name:  Celina

N. Nicknames:  Gina (Angelina is my full name), G, G$, Brain (that one is from the Pilot- we call each other brain)

O. Overnight hospital stays:  None

P. Pet peeves:  Spelling/grammar/typo errors, rude people, laziness.

Q. Quote from a movie: “Santa!! I know him!” and “Anyone who ever gave you confidence, you owe them a lot.”

R. Righty or lefty:  Righty tighty.

S. Siblings:  Kyle, Trevor, Bailey and Bennett

T. Time you wake up:  7am

U. Underwear: What does this question mean? Yes? Where I buy them? Victoria’s Secret and I also like Hanky Panky 😀

V. Vegetables you dont’ like:  I love them all, except raw celery. I can do cooked, but raw (especially juiced!!) is the worst. When I see ants on a log, I cringe.

W. What makes you run late:  I am 5 minutes late for everything, except for job interviews. I have no idea how it happens, but I can never be right on time :/

X. X-rays you’ve had:  Nose (I’ve broken it more than once), chest (I refused a TB test for work so they did a chest scan), knee (I’ve torn my ACL dancing), feet (broken toes many times)

Y. Yummy food you make:  My life is a collection of yummy food 😀 All-time faves: maple-dijon salmon, sweet potato fries, amazeballs, the Pilot’s favorite shrimp and prosciutto penne pasta.

Z. Zoo animal favorites:  Giraffes 😀


I’m off to my bro’s b-day dinner!

Have a great night <3


Something to talk about:

I love hearing more about all of you!

Want to answer a few of the ABC questions?

Essential start to your day: 


Pet peeves: 

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  1. Liz on March 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Essential start to your day: caffeine…typical

    Live: NE Ohio, where it snows wayyyy too much :/

    Pet peeves: snoring & poor grammar

  2. ashmastandrea on March 8, 2011 at 11:51 am

    Cute outfit! I wish it were warm enough for shorts and tanks here! You’re lucky!

    Essential start to your day: brush teeth, take out and feed the dog, start the coffee or tea!

    Live: St Louis, MO

    Pet peeves: tardiness (I have friends like you…they drive me nuts but I still love them); rude people and reaching into a box of cookies/Popsicles/candy/anything delish you were looking forward to…and realizing someone’s already taken the last one!

  3. Becca on March 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    I totally said “righty tighty” too! haha 🙂

    love the outfit for the day too!

  4. stephanie on March 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I’m loving your new fashion pics! They make me want to get out of my gym clothes and put something cute together…almost!

    My quick survey:

    E. ponytail, shoes, walk dog, hydrate, eat, read.
    L. Austin, TX
    P. smacking gum, un-professionalism on account of my 18-25ish year old students (they should know better-they are in college-whining gets you nowhere), and on that note WHINING-man up and do it already!

  5. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on March 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    Essential start to my day: Breakfast! I seriously can’t function until I get some food in my belly! 😀

    Live: London, Ontario

    Pet peeves: When we run out of my milk and my roommates don’t replace it if it’s their turn to buy it! 😛

  6. Christina on March 8, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Oh get the lasik! It’s the most amazing thing ever. I had it done a year ago and with no regrets. A good surgeon will talk you through it and make the eye claw less scary, plus when I had it down they gave me a mild sedative to chill me out a bit. It’s life changing.

  7. Amy on March 9, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Your outfit is so freakin cute! I am lurve with that tank-top! I for sure am with you on being scared of Lasik! Im -4.75 right now (with an astigmatism) and I so badly want to wake up in the morning and be able to SEE! But I made the mistake of actually researching what is done during Lasik and now I am PETRIFIED! I don’t even like the the little “air burst” during my yearly exam!

    • Fitnessista on March 9, 2011 at 4:02 pm

      me too! i’m a huge weenie. and my eyes are -5.25 🙁

  8. Melissa on March 11, 2011 at 12:59 am

    I totally missed your sun warrior promo today!!! Doyou have any idea when you will be having another?? :/

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