Spring Cleaning and Muffin Baking

This is going to be a random one. Today is, yet another beautiful day. And it’s Saturday! I can’t quite figure out why, but for some reason, during the week when my alarm goes off I feel like I could sleep for another hour…but on the weekends I will go to bed an hour later and be wide awake merely 15 minutes after my alarm would typically go off. So I woke up at 7am this morning and made some muffins for breakfast. They were delicious – and healthy! I love trying out new recipes, especially when they’re healthy and when they turn out really good.

http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2013/09/18/skinny-peanut-butter-banana-muffins/

Not the best picture but I made do with the crappy lighting we have…

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While we’re on the subject of breakfast food, here’s another good one. Those of you reading this (if anyone even is…) probably know that I go visit my parents a lot. Reason #1 is because I love them and they’re 20 minutes from my apartment. Reason #2 is because waffles:

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I warned you it would be a random post. This next photo is in honor of March Madness.I ordered these babies off the internet two weeks ago. If you’re wondering how I ended up a Michigan fan, then you don’t know the men in my family.Image

And last random photo of the day – I’ve spent the last 2 hours doing a bit of spring cleaning. Here is quite a sight. My room still looks like this as I’m writing this…I’m waiting for my sheets to finish washing/drying so I can put the place back together. Hence, random post to kill time.

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Happy Spring!

Yesterday was the first day of spring and the weather has been fabulous. However, they are also calling for snow next week so I had to take advantage of this pretty afternoon, and the fact that I get off work at 3 on Fridays. First I ran around Lake Johnson, then I panicked because my keys fell out, then someone found them and everything was okay again, then I took some pictures. I took some at the lake and then headed to campus and took some there too. Here are a few faves:

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This will be a short post because I think the pictures kind of speak for themselves this time. I tried my best to capture how pretty it felt outside this afternoon. I’m glad I found some pretty flowers in bloom to help me with that despite how cold it’s been lately.

Weekend’s End

It’s been a fun weekend – hence all the posts. Yesterday Bryan and I went to the art museum – this was part of his valentine’s gift. What I did was come up with 12 relatively inexpensive and easy to plan dates and made little envelopes for each month of the year. I put a note card in each envelope describing the date and the approximate ¬†amount of money the date would cost. So now each month Bryan gets a pre-paid date with me! This month’s was free because the museum doesn’t cost anything. It was a beautiful day outside so we picked a good weekend for it because the NC Museum of Art has a great outdoor trail. Before this gets too wordy, here are some pictures I took.

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The last one I really like because it took a couple tries to get that starburst effect. I learned something new with my camera!

Also my brother bought a car this weekend and I got a shot of him with it.

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Beer O’Clock

So yesterday Bryan and I hit up Peace Street Market and then went to Flying Saucer for dinner/drinks. If you’ve never been to Peace Street Market – it’s really cool for beer lovers. Lots of different beers that you can’t find at your typical grocery store. They’ve got tons of wine there too. I took the following picture of the wine aisle.

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I don’t like this one that much because I couldn’t get enough depth of field and still let in enough light so it’s a bit out of focus. I took this one too that I like a little better.

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We sat outside at Flying Saucer so I got to take a few pictures in natural light (AKA the best light). Bryan and I had a good time there as usual and he wasn’t even that embarrassed that I pulled out my camera!

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Now I am off to the museum…be prepared for those pictures tomorrow!