Goooood morning, guys! Hope ya’ll had an amazing 4th!
THANK YOU all so much for the feedback on my California reflections post, it means a lot.
I’ve gotta quite a few questions about what I did for 18 Rabbits – you can check out all of my California posts to really get an insight into what I did – but basically, I designed a lot of stuff. I made coupons, posters, postcards, Twitter backgrounds and just a TON of designwork in Photoshop and Illustrator! It was so much fun! I love graphic design. Therese (the other intern, and now my close friend) and I did demos as well at Whole Foods, as well as a few other places around San Francisco, and we made deliveries, and just worked on random 18 R stuff around the office/out of the office. Honestly, this job was so much fun and I’m so glad to be able to continue it back home, although it won’t be nearly as much work as it was when I lived in California. More reason to go back, eh? 😉
I was so happy to be able to spend my 4th with some of the craziest, most fun people ever. I’m still missing California, but I can’t imagine living the rest of my summer without my best friends back here in Maryland 🙂
The first night I was home I went out for snowballs with 3 of my closest friends (the ones who surprised me at the airport) and I was so happy to be able to spend the weekend with so many amazing people. I love my family and friends so incredibly much. I am BLESSED, and now even more so that I can say I have close friends on both the East and West coast.
Not sure about you, but I really don’t think there’s any better way to celebrate such a glorious summer day than having a dance party in the middle of the river, complete with watermelon, jetskis, tubing and plenty of unmentionables. Am I right, or am I right?
We rafted up about 5 boats and got roasty toasty til it was time to go in for the fireworks. I am extremely roasty toasty this morning, by the way. SPF doesn’t do much for me if I forget to reapply.
I absolutely LOVE fireworks, especially the really loud ones! We got to watch them from a dock while enjoying BBQ and all kinds of good neighborhood company, including a gigantic spider, which I’m not even gonna talk about. I hate hate hate BUGS! I don’t enjoy killing them when they’re in my house, but I’ll avoid them at all costs. Unless they get a little too up in ma business…then the shoe comes out.
Are you a fan of spiders?
…dumb question, right?
They give me the heebee jeebees. Bugs in general, actually. I put so much bugspray on lastnight that I’m pretty sure I was repelling more humans than bugs. My b.
After being in San Francisco for 5 weeks, I’m still SO not used to this HEAT! Ugh! I was sweating like an oinker all day yesterday til the sun went down. Lucky for me, everyone else was too, and we all know that dudes B.O. is so much worse than a womans’. Well, in most cases…
This weekend I also had a chance to do a sweeeet review: NuNaturals Stevia! I got an awesome package in the mail while I was gone, and couldn’t wait to try it out 🙂 I went with the vanilla drops first:
I am in LOVE with this stuff! It’s perfect for prettymuch anything. Except savory foods, of course 😉 but ya’ll know that. I mixed it with some plain Greek yogurt, topped it off with fresh sliced peaches, whipped cream and a cherry for good measure, and aesthetics 😀 It was the perfect summer treat.
My Dad should really get the memo that if he buys a can of whipped cream, it’s not gonna last more than a few days. Get in ma belly.
NuNaturals is a natural, and sweet way to add flavor to any dessert or snack. It’s not like any other sweetener, really. It does NOT taste artificial at all, and you don’t need to use very much to get a great hint of sweetness. It won’t cause any blood sugar crashes, and is safe for any dietary concern, even diabetes. It can be used in so many recipes – check out some on their website 🙂
I’ve got a lot more NuNaturals coming soon as well – have any recipes for me to try? Send em’ my way 😉
I really suggest ordering some, it’ll last you a while, because you only need to use a teeny bit – and it’s not something that you wouldn’t want to put in your body, like most sweeteners. It’s all natural. I think this stuff would make any summer dish tastier, and healthier 😀
As you can see, I’ve also been taking advantage of fresh summer fruits. They just taste so much better when they’re in season and local.
What’s your favorite summer fruit?
Have you ever tried NuNaturals? Thoughts?
So, in other news: I know I’ve gotten a few requests for a hair post, and I feel like I keep putting it off because I really don’t know EXACTLY what ya’ll wanna know.
Gimme some feedback, and instead of promising, yet again, a hair post, I won’t let you down next time, and I’ll know what to talk about 🙂 If I don’t get any feedback I’ll probably just go off on a tangent and completely ramble – so SPEAK UP!
Tell me about your 4th of July! I hope everyone had a safe and happy weekend. All you people from across the globe – tell me about your weekends as well, even though you don’t celebrate independence day – I KNOW you ALL have been up to some good stuff.I’m off to spend time with the fam, friends and the pup.
I should probably also hit the gym sometime today, considering I haven’t worked out in a week…I could really go for some sweat.
What workout do you rely on when you really wanna kick ass?
Peace and love!
p.s. WEAR SUNSCREEN!