1 Jun


Happy June!

Updates in Whitney’s World:

  • Loving every moment of summer!
  • Transfering to a new college in the Fall!
  • Staying super active with nature hikes and runs!
  • New love = spinning class!


OH Canada ;)

26 May

Do you ever feel like you just need to literally drive somewhere far away and get a feel for new scenery for a day?

I do! All the time actually.  

Most people think that there is something wrong when I try to explain this to them. So no, I am not running away from anything and maybe I just like being alone sometimes!

Lately, i’ve been working 40-50 hour weeks at the day job and although I took spring/summer off of school it is still kind of stressful.

Which is why I took a mini day trip to Canada!:





Needless to say I have been enjoying my summer so far and it’s not even June! Lots of changes have been happening and I still can’t decide weather or not I will continue to blog. I absoultley HATE wordpress’s new layout, I do not deal well with change!

Do you ever take mini trips alone?

What heaven looks like

19 Apr


What do you think?

Chicago part 2 {the FOOD}

6 Apr

First off, let me say this:

Whoever voted Chicago the vegan-friendlist city in the US needs to check them self! As an always prepared vegan, you know that I always pack food on trips. Because I figured that I wouldn’t have a problem finding food in Chicago I only packed 3 overnight oats for breakfast (Plus, I was on vacation and was not afraid to spend extra money on good food). But finding vegan food in the city was actually quite the challenge.

The 5-hour drive to Chicago was actually quite relaxing. Traffic was good, weather was good, our first meal was REALLY good.


FALAFEL SUB AT SUBWAY! We stopped at a gas station to get gas and eat because there was a Subway inside. Little did I know that little town carried the falafel sub. It was sooo good! I didn’t get the cucumber sauce because I figured it wasn’t vegan.

For two nights we were there we went to seafood buffet for dinner. I obviously didn’t eat seafood but my brother did! I had endless bowls of miso soup, noodles, fruit, and veggie sushi. I tried some weird things though!


The white ball is steamed bread! It was actually good!


I love veggie sushi!

But like I said, finding vegan food in the city was a challenge. I settled for mexican food the first day.



We must have walked over 10 miles in just the first day. Us country folk didn’t even think about taking a bus anywhere. :/

On our way home, I made one last request to stop at the famous




Holllly cow. These were the best things I’ve ever ate. Even the omi-brother loved them!




I also ordered a pesto/ranch style chick’n sammich! So good.

My favorite place yet!

Have you ever been to the Chicago Diner?



Spring Break ’12 (CHICAGO!) {Part 1}

2 Apr

Hi friends 🙂

As promised, pictures from my chicago trip!:


A little random trip with just the brother and I, totally needed a mini vacation!



A hippy’s dream come true (I dont have a local lush!)


This too, yummy!





The brother on a mission


Beautiful weather!






Coming soon —-> Part 2: THE FOOD!

Have you ever been to Chicago? If yes, what was your favorite thing about the city?

Goin’ down to Chicago

7 Mar


Anybody out there?

It’s getting quite lonely around this place!

I might not have time for daily posts these days but I definitely think about you guys all the time! I just wanted to drop in and tell you that I will be going to Chicago on Monday for a few days! I am so excited because I have never been there! I hear it’s like Vegan Heaven! 😉

Anywho, if you have any suggestions on places to go/see/eat, please let me know!

Also, if you’re interesting in a CHICAGO blogger meet up I’d love that too!

What are/were your plans for SPRiNG BReAK?


Whole Foods Hot Bar Plate <3

9 Feb


Mmmm. What a great midweek treat! Fresh chips with rice, black beans, roasted veggies, tofu, and a grain and veggie salad. Perfect lunch!

What’s new with me?
School and work is taking up about 80% of my life right now (as usual!) The other 20% of my time is being shared with family, friends, eating, Zumba fitness, The Big Bang Theory (new favorite show), and very rarely blog reading. I miss you guys!

Do you watch The Big Bang Theory?
If so, who is you’re favorite character?

I like all of them but obviously Sheldon is my favorite! 😛

Eggplant Manicotti

10 Jan

These days, I’m eating pretty fancy.

 Eggplant manicotti made by Whole Foods topped with homemade pasta sauce and vegan cheese

Okay, so maybe Whole Foods did all the work… 😛

What is the fanciest thing you’ve eaten all week?

Two Years Ago Today

4 Jan

I made it my New Year’s resolution to become vegan.


This is probably my favorite speech ever. Next time you have an extra hour in your day, I highly reccomemnd that you watch this!


2011 Goal Recap + 2012 Goals

2 Jan

Happy New Year!

Ahhh! Life is finally back to normal. As much as I love the Holidays, they can be very annoying for someone who gets over stressed like me! 🙂 I am extremely happy to be back to a little extra free time because I this year classes start on Jan. 16th.

Hello extended winter break 🙂

2011 Goals

Drink more greens

I don’t think you can ever drink enough greens, but I feel like I did ok in this department. After buying my Vitamix last spring, all I did was drink green smoothies for breakfast, it was awesome! Not having chunks of spinach in my green smoothies made them so much more enjoyable.

Try to not eat as much processed food

For me, this always could use some work. I’ve been getting better but sometimes I fall back onto processed foods due to convenance.

Go to church regularly

Well, I was doing a great job keeping this goal but then the Farmer’s Market happened and after that, I had to work every Sunday morning. Personally I know that I do what I can.

Keep exercising regularly

I’m pretty sure that this is a goal every year. In 2011, I fell like I diffidently accomplished this farther than I ever have. Go me!

Put education first

This still needs some work….

2012 Goals

Exercise regularly

Hopefully 2012 will bring on some intense challenges!

Stay healthy

Mentally, physically, emotionally.

Cook more meals

Enough said!

Make the switch to ALL natural body care products

Mainly to help my skin stop breaking out! More of this another time.

Practice on my eating

Whaaa? Yup, I am going to practice on eating slower, chewing more, and not eating as much of certain foods that my belly doesn’t like.

What are some of your goals for 2012?