Hi world! How are you doing today? 😉
I was thinking “should I make multiple posts (birthday, field trip, farmer’s market), or make one big post?” If I made multiple posts, I can put all the pictures (because I have a TON), but I like to make everything into one…And my call was one, huge post (with lots of pictures, but not as many as I would put if I did separate posts). It’s going to be fun! 🙂 (And readers, I have updated my links on the side, so feel free to look around! I found many, new, awesome links! Go look at them now!
Thanks for everyone who wished me a happy birthday! It was very kind of you all to take your time to do that! And now, we’re going to go back in time to see what happened on that day 🙂
(First, I had two separate parties; one when everyone in the family was here, and two, on the acutal day)
On Sunday, we got cake, and I made it last past my actual date, so that was good. And on the 29th, my boyfriend brought me this!
Holy gigantic! Home-mae vegan pizza!!! 😀 Totally put a huge smile on my face!!!
It lasted me about 3 -4 days, and I had so many slices!!! 😀 It was amazing, and all my omni family members liked it as well!! (Topping: Sauce, tomatoes, mushrooms, tofu, and vegan cheese) I’ll request this for my birthday party next year!
And mom’s dish. Zucchini and Onion sauteed with Sesame oil. Mmmm good!! Why is sesame oil so good? And zucchini is amazing! 🙂
This is what happened after a few days that it was in the fridge. And now, it’s all gone. This is vanilla cake, by the way. Do you like Vanilla cake or Chocolate cake? I never really liked chocolate (I like chocolate the way it is (with the exception of chocolate cookies); so I dislike chocolate ice cream, cake, and so on)
Other than getting $$, I got these presents from my friends!
My friend Jenny brought me this. On the left, it’s an eggling, where you crack and grow a plant. Mine is a wild strawberry plant 🙂 I will start this in the fall/winter because if I start now, I think the strawberry plant might get a little bit cold during the seasons.
I’m actually kind of scared to grow a plant, because unlike Sooz (who’s an expert at planitng/gardening/being green), I might kill it! I’m so worried! 😦 Are you good at growing plants? How do you do it without killing it? (I’m afraid that it might be over/under watered, might not get enough light…I don’t know! What’s good and what’s bad??)
Off tangent, but Katie had a make over on her blog a couple of weeks ago, and I was very excited to know that she was going to make it more personal, because it’s always fun to know what other people are doing. Recipes are fun too, but I personaly would like to know what’s going on in their world/life, and not just the food they eat. She wants to keep it real, and that goes for my blog to.
When I did post real stuff, not many people seemed to like it (no feedbacks, which makes me wonder this), I got a very long, hurtful comment (that were deleted with a click of a button, of course), and I felt like no one read it because it’s too long. (it’s understandable, but I take time to read people’s posts, even if they’re long, because I enjoy knowing what that person is thinking) But those kinds of stuff are what I want to write. If I make it short and simple, would you read it? I want to fill it with positive, inspirational, fun, and happy. I want people to learn that your life can be better by the choices you make.
Like Katie, I want to keep it real. So along with posting pictures of events that happen in my life, I will slowly start to write positive, personal, and honest things. It may take a while to change (because I feel like I’m losing my readers these days…and if people aren’t reading it, my motivation won’t be as high as it would be with the comments) 😦 but really, all of the positive comments mean a lot to me!
So there you have it. That’s me, even if you don’t like it or not. 🙂
Fhew! That made me feel better! 🙂 Going back to birthday madness, here’s what was in the package!
Two face towels, a strawberry-shaped flash card, notebook, tape, pokemon stickers, and my favorite present out of all:
It’s a cute, tiny book! (compare it to my hand!) It’s titled: “Congratulations from the nations of the world!”. It has the translation of “Happy Birthday” in many languages (Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Italian, and even in outer space language!) 😀 It was very very cute, and I adore it a lot! Thank you so much, Jenny!!!
And the next present is from Michael.
Go Vegan bumper sticker, lots of chocolate goodies (on the bottom right with the orange wrapper is a raw brownie!!! Excited to try them out!), a birthday card (1/2 handmade), and Eco-friendly colored pencils, all in a Trader Joe’s Reusable tote bag!! (so there’s no waste of wrapping papers! Yeay!) I was very happy with all these presents from him! (and he already buys a lot of stuff to begin with) Thank you Michael! (and already about half of the yummies from him are gone. Oh well! :D)
OH MY GOSH. I’ve been really into buying/reading books for the last few days!! And this is insane because I hardly ever read English books! (yeay for having lots of time!!)
I’ve never bought a magazine before, but this one caught my eyes. I guess someone’s trying to change without being concious about it! (though it is true that having a body like hers is one of my goals) So it’s a good start 🙂 I haven’t read too much of it yet, but I will for sure take a better look at this! I’m excited to learn about a world I never explored before! 😀 Do you do yoga?
I bought the left and the middle book; the right book is from the biblioteca. The two bought books are from Half Price Books ($6.49 and $4.98. Score!). I finished be green and Food Rules, and I’m working on reading the green book! The two green books have simple tips on how to be/go green (ex: Unplugging cords when not in use) be green is very short, and it’s like a little kid’s book, but it packs A LOT, so check it out if you ever see it!
Food Rules talks about tips on how to eat/be healthy. 64 tips, easy to remember. (ex: “If it came from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don’t.”) Simple enough, right? They’re all good books, so if you ever see it, take a look!
Field trip: I work at this preschool, and we went to a Children’s Museum. And I got these Chinese letter tatoos as a souvenier 🙂 (no pics) May or maynot use them (I can always give it away as a birthday present) 🙂
OOh, and finally! No school = farmer’s market!!! (and after that, I went to WFs to buy a dip for the purchased veggie)
Snap Peas!!!! ($2/half a pound) I tried one at the market, and they were really sweet!!! So after I got home without buying them, I had to go get it! I thought to myself: “I can eat them for a snack like Skylar!”) What a healthy child she is 🙂 She totally inspired me to eat a better snack like this 🙂 Keep up the good work, girl!
Well, now I’m off to doing more exercise to tone my muscles! (fave exercise other than lifting weight is this) And a while while ago, the helpful girl, Mitrii, sent me a link that showed many exercises, and as I was searching, I came across this. (The 13 Best Abs Exercise) Now that’s awesome, and off to read and exercise I go!
What exercise do you do? Do you do any? What’s your favorite?
Have a good 4th of July weekend and thaaaaaaanks for coming! 🙂