peanut butter and jelly

Liebster + Recent Eats

Carli nominated me for the Liebster Award, a survey that helps bloggers get to one another better. Here are the rules (some of which I am deciding to break…):

1. Write 11 random facts about yourself.
2. Answer the 11 questions posed by the person who nominated you.
3. Create 11 new questions.
4. Nominate 11 bloggers and mention them in the post.
5. Thank the blogger who nominated you and tell the bloggers you nominated.

Thanks for the nomination, Carli!

11 Random Facts About Me
1. I’m a morning person.
2. I don’t know how to do french braids.
3. Cornbread is one of my favorite foods.
4. I have never eaten pepperoni or potato salad. Not sure why?!
5. I had to have surgery to reconstruct my nose after a car accident in 2009.
6. I read my Bible and write in my journal every day.
7. If I wasn’t a journalism major, I would probably be doing something in the medical field.
8. I love wearing Crocs. Yeah…
9. I love baking more than cooking.
10. I wasn’t born in Pittsburgh.
11. I love to go ice skating.

11 Questions From Carli:
1. What’s the best piece of advice someone has ever given you? I don’t know!
2. What is your favorite dessert? Carrot cake. 
3. In your opinion, what’s the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon? With my family + boy, doing something fun like going bowling or ice skating. 
4. Name one quality you admire in other people. Independence.
5. What’s your biggest fear? Flying. 
6. Do you have any hidden talents? I can lick my elbow..
7. What is your favorite vacation spot? The Outer Banks in North Carolina or St. Petersburg, Florida. 
8. Would you rather live in the calm countryside, or a hustling bustling city? Countryside, for sure!
9. What is your favorite way to de-stress? Picking at the skin around my nails. Gross, right?
10. What was your first job (if you’ve had one)? Working in a pizza shop.
11. What is one lesson you learned the hard way? Always, always, ALWAYS wear your seat belt (See #5 in the first set of questions).


I feel like I haven’t posted any food pictures on my blog in ages. Crazy.

Here are some recent eats:

pbjPeanut butter and jelly! Some of you may know that I’m a little bit obsessed with pb&j (This post may prove that).

IMG_4637A bag of big brussels sprouts. One of my favorite vegetables. I love them sauteed with olive oil and salt + pepper.

pastaPasta and meatballs. I think my family has some form of pasta at least once a week. Yum! I think my favorite pasta is either angel hair spaghetti or gnocchi.

IMG_4664Soy latte with brown sugar & cinnamon syrup. This was my first coffee drink (aside from “regular coffee”) in months.

IMG_4677Red velvet crinkle cookie from Panera Bread.


Bible verse of the day: And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name.” Luke 1:46-47

Recent eats

First, some of my favorite scriptures that I have hanging around my bedroom. 

I love having encouraging Bible verses around me!



Peanut butter and jelly has been making a daily appearance in my life lately.

I wish I had the money to have Starbucks make a daily appearance in my life ;). I was sipping on a soy peppermint mocha with chocolate on top!I love the cups. So cute.

I took my little sister to get her nails done and ate peanut butter while I was waiting. I might have gotten a few strange looks.

Juice!! Love the flavors of oranges, peaches, and mango together.

Whole wheat blueberry muffins. I think I like blueberry muffins with white flour better :p.

I saw this on Facebook the other day and I was cracking up.

On Sunday night a mom from my church said she was creeping on my blog so I just wanted to say Hi Mrs. Neely!!! 


Okay, I’m off to school and then a job fair! I’m hoping to talk to people from a local country club.

Have a great day!