Balance With Self · My Life

Me And My Orange Skin!

Good Morning My Doves!

How on earth am I going to be able to show you how much I appreciate all of you guys?! Thank you for all of your uplifting comments on my last post and my post on how I’ve turned orange. And it seems that a lot of you wanted a picture of me and my orange skin.

If you look at the palm of my hand, you can see it. It is so embarrassing.

What have I been doing recently?


I am so excited!!! It’s a LG Rumor Touch from Sprint. And I got unlimited text! So if yah wanna talk, just shoot me an email and I’ll give yah my numbah. 🙂

Recently, I was in the mood for a Green Smoothie.

A whole quart of one. It was delicious. It had Celery, Cucumber, Parsley, Kale, Green Collards, Spinach, a small Banana, a small Apple, a centimeter piece of Fresh Ginger, Lemon Juice,  Almond Milk, Protein Powder, and Stevia.

While I had my Green Smoothie, my mom had a Mixed Fruit Soft Serve!

She used Vanilla Soymilk, Frozen Mixed Fruit, and a Banana. It looked SO good! But I was content with my smoothie. 🙂

Yesterday, I ran a 5k! This is me and my running buddy Amanda!

She is such a sweetheart and I love her to death! We ran/walked together the entire race — it was so much fun!! 🙂 Our time was 39 minutes. For someone who’s not much of a runner and who didn’t even train for it, I feel pretty good about it. I know I want to do better, so I know I want to do it more! It felt so good to do it! I’m going to go make a run for a 5k so I can do it and work on it.

After the 5k, there was a Bread Competition. There was three categories: yeast, quick, and artisan. I’ve never made an artisan bread before, so I just entered into the other two. I made my Zucchini Bread

And My Whole Wheat Bread (which I like even more than the Honey Whole Wheat Bread).

When I got there, I realized that I was the only one who had submitted anything with whole grains. I didn’t win a prize or ribbon or anything. Though, it didn’t help that people who were judging the bread preferred white bread over anything WHOLE. I just hope that one day they will come to like grains for their WHOLEselves, not just for part of them.

Do you know what an artisan bread is?

Do you run, walk, or run/walk when you do 5k’s?

Do you have a cell phone?


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My Birthday Party + SAT!

Hey my Party Chip Cupcakes!!!!

I’m so glad that you guys enjoyed your Mother’s Days as much as I did! I am so grateful for my Mom and for everything she does for me, and really enjoyed talking to you about what your plans were for Mother’s Day!

YOU are cordially invited to my Birthday Party!!!

(I haven’t had my birthday yet, but since I am so busy around my birthday AND after it, I had my party BEFORE)

Let the Party Begin!! 🙂

This is my Birthday Cake! (I hope you like Chocolate! ;))

I absolutely LOVE the flowers!!!! And who doesn’t like Chocolate?!

But, if by chance you aren’t a fan of Chocolate, there are Party Chip Cupcakes!


BUT, what if you’re not a cake-kind of person? Then, you can have some Birthday Cookie Pizza!

How about some Pizza?!

Haha, there was a ton of it! But, there were quite a few Teenage boys that came, and they gobbled it all up!!! Gosh it’s unfair how they eat whatever they want and not gain an ounce! One boy ate an entire pizza!!!! PLUS cupcakes, cake, cookies, AND ice cream!!! A splurge once in a while won’t kill you, but I think a whole pizza is a little overkill!

I forgot to take a picture of the Pizzas Kelsey, Ana, and I made!!!!! We ate them up so fast I didn’t get the chance to get a picture! Basically they were a Multigrain FlatOuts topped with Tomato Sauce and TONS OF VEGGIES! I had mushrooms, artichokes, peppers, onions, olives, tomatoes, squash, and spinach on mine! Kelsey had pretty much the same, minus the mushrooms (I guess she’s not that much into cooked mushrooms. I know she’s crazy. But you’ve got to love her anyways!) And Ana sprinkled some cheese on hers. I can tell you that they were DELICIOUS!

I checked the ingredient list of my cake to see if it had any milk in it (I try to avoid milk because if give me a stomach ache), and yes, milk was near the top. So instead of having cake, we made some Single Lady Cupcakes!

They turned out GREAT! 🙂

I drew some arrows of the ones each of us frosted. Between the two I frosted, I like the one with the Coconut and Almond slices on top the best! The Almond Slices remind me of those cookies you stick into Ice Cream that look like Cinnamon sticks (or what am I thinking? What do they remind you of? I just know it’s a cookie of some type).

Here’s my plate!

The Cupcake was absolutely delightful!!!! We added Dark Cocoa Powder to it and topped it with Katie’s Healthy PB Frosting (which Kelsey made), and it was AMAZING!!! 🙂 I think if I used Cocoa Powder with these again, I would use regular cocoa powder, since using the DARK resulted in a DARK (almost black) shade of cupcake. Delicious nonetheless.

On the side, we each had a Banana Cream Pie (with Pecans), but instead of the nuts at the bottom, the nuts were just mixed in. 🙂 It was the perfect dessert! I may have had another one of those Banana Soft Serve “cups.” 🙂 They were so divine!

AND that’s what we had Food-wise at my party!

On to SAT.

I feel that I did really well. I know I had more Critical Reading Sections than I did the Math and Reading, so I bet one of the CR will be the section that doesn’t count. Math is my strength, followed by Writing, and THEN Critical Reading. How about you? I would rather write the twenty-five minute Essay than the Critical Reading!!!! Well, I like the Critical Reading on the narrative and stories and stuff, but when I have to infer nonfiction, yah, not my forte.

The one thing I was REALLY hoping for was a good Essay Question. I knew that if I felt that I did well on the Essay, it would give me that boost and start the test off well — it would help me through the rest. But I also knew that if I didn’t feel that I did well, the test would seem harder (does that make sense?). I can’t tell you what the question was, but I can tell you that I was able to use My Story as the body of my essay!! 🙂 So, in essence, I wrote an essay I had already written before!

Which do you prefer? Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate for me!

What kind of cookie do those almond slices on my cupcake resemble? I know they regularly stick them into ice cream!!!

When you took your SAT/ACT, did you like the Essay Question you got?

Part Two will be coming soon!