Category Archives: WEDDING


hello! ten days ago i got married. tomorrow i start classes for my senior year. insane!

let’s rewind a bit. the morning of the wedding, i ate this for breakfast:

well. except that all i was really able to choke down was the half of the bagel with cream cheese on it and then about 1/4 of the other half of the bagel, with chocolate almond butter. and some green tea.

we went to charleston for the weekend as our honeymoon and took advantage of the free continental breakfast both days (only pics of one day, though…)

the fruit was actually a fruit salad. it had been sitting together for a while and it all just tasted the same. i gulped it down the first day like it was the best thing i’d ever had, though–i was super dehydrated. i was a bit disillusioned about it on monday morning. i took advantage of cream cheese and bagels–i usually don’t buy them, but it was either that or jelly/white bread toast. i took the tastier of two options :]

for our “special” dinner sunday night we went to magnolia’s in charleston. this was our first time somewhere fancy after going veg, so we were a bit worried, but guess what? the chef there is a vegetarian, so our veg plates were AWESOME. and they gave us free champagne with strawberries because we told them it was our honeymoon. win. :]

mmmmm veggies

so now i’m married, and we’re caught up on what happened pre-ten days ago. good. i’ve tried lots of new things since we got back and i’m excited to post about that. for now, though, i’m going to finish my wine (out of fancy new wineglasses, mm) and get to bed. big, long day tomorrow.



i’m in the process of collecting all the pictures i want for a wedding-weekend wrap up post! (a lot of them are on alex’s phone, since the camera on mine just does not work in low lighting) but for now, here’s something delicious.
something from home.
something i love.
something i am nostalgic for.
i would probably say it’s my favorite food on earth.

i present you with….

weber’s bakery cinnamon raisin cylinder bread!


ohhh it’s so delicious and crusty and mmmmm

this bread was around all the time when i was little. the bakery is close to my old house (south side of chicago, you guys). it’s where we always always went for birthday cakes, cookies to share with the class, and of course this bread. my birthday cake was always always golden sponge cake, with fudge between the layers, and RAINBOW AIRBRUSHED(!) whipped cream. oh, i haven’t had this bread in years. one of my very good friends brought me a few loaves. definitely the best wedding present possible. i literally JUST finished having two pieces of it. not filling. going to need a more substantial snack (i could totally eat the whole loaf RIGHT NOW.)

the one thing i regret about my wedding (aside from the sprinklers coming on, MORE ON THAT LATER) is that i couldn’t have weber’s do my cake. boo.

so much happy.

i would like to wish my amazing husband a happy four years of dating and a happy one day of marriage!!! we did it, babe! happy anniversary :]

because you totally want to know what i eat

after the previously mentioned delicious sandwich, i met up with alex downtown and HE TOOK ME TO BLUEBERRY FROG. he’s a keeper.
blueberry frog did not have blueberry yogurt that night (what?) so i settled for peach. with kiwi, strawberries, and mangoes.

mmmm colors
peach was good but it didn’t have the tarty-ness that blueberry has. i still want blueberry. bring it back!

then yesterday i had another veggie burger for lunch while sitting around waiting on our wedding invitations to get here.

it was good, but i didn’t eat the whole thing.

for dinner i had…you guessed it….a veggie burger! kids, these things are GOOD. i wouldn’t lie to you.

this time i decided to put it on a bed of spinach instead of toast, and i sauteed some corn with a little queso fresco (shut up, queso fresco is delicious), olive oil, salt and pepper. delish. the sauce on top of the burger is what happens when i want but don’t have salsa…i whisked some water and italian dressing into tomato paste. i was surprised to find that it wasn’t disgusting. but today, i bought salsa, so lunch will be…drumroll.. a veggie burger, on spinach, with salsa, and some steamed veggies. brilliant.


as you may or may not know, we are getting married august 14. yeah, in 26 days. so it’s been a pretty stressful week and i fell off the bandwagon, especially over the weekend.

we only went running once this past week (ugh, my legs are bored) and i’m REALLY hoping we get to go tonight because i’m itching for it and because i have four weeks til i’m wearing a wedding dress. and over the weekend i ate really, really poorly. on saturday i went to wafflehouse with my mom and grandma after my first fitting and i ate a large hashbrown, scattered, covered, and capped. that means covered in cheese, with sauteed mushrooms. and i topped it with a bunch of ketchup. unhealthy times a thousand. and THEN, yesterday, the in-laws met us at target as we were updating our registry and took us to brunch at cracker barrel. i almost, almost, almost got the healthy berries-and-yogurt breakfast, but then i didn’t. my meal involved more cheesy hashbrowns and eggs… way too much fat. so today i’m jumping back on the veggies wagon and for lunch i made roasted potatoes with steamed veggies (green beans, corn, broccoli). it feels good. i need to buy some more produce.

much better.

for a snack later in the day i’m planning on sliced apples and peanut butter. it’s almost dumb how excited i am about it.

in other news, we started a wedding blog! check it out.


i am happy to say…

YESTERDAY I GOT ENGAGED!!!! alex is truly the man of my dreams and i couldn’t be happier!