buddha teas

buddha teas || Journey for JessiI LOVE tea.  I have it at least 1-2 times a day.  There are so many kinds and amazing flavors to try.  When I discovered Buddha Teas, my tea-loving heart rejoiced!  Because there are so many types and brands of teas available, I like to make my tea time special.  Buddha Tea does just that for me!
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vegan resolutions box giveaway

Remember my vegan month back in October?  Well the new year is here and with it comes my resolutions.  I have many, but I will save those for another post.  Oh, why not go ahead with one of them?  I am prepping myself to do another vegan month very soon–how does February sound?  What better way to prep myself with Emily von Euw’s cookbook Rawsome Vegan Baking?

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alpaca for sale

alpaca for sale--journey for jessiAs a busy engineering student, most times I find it difficult to get out for some “me” time.  I am really trying hard this school year at making my health, both physical and mental health, a top priority.  Why?  Because being healthy makes me happy and when I feel happy, I feel like my life is more put together, and when I feel like my life is put together, I find that I am more inclined to study more effectively.  So, this is how my “me” time this weekend went thus far… Continue reading

back to nature

backyard yoga--Journey for JessiI have not felt myself lately.  I have felt bogged down, stressed out, and really anxious.  I often seem to spread myself too thin, trying to accomplish many tasks in a small amount of time in order to feel successful and make sure I do not let others down.  During one of my recent chaotic clouds though, I made myself pause for a moment to ask, “Aren’t I on summer break?”  One of my biggest fears in life is not having enough time, but if I am trying to cram too many experiences in a brief period of time, won’t I miss something? Continue reading

cherry vanilla smoothie

Cherry Vanilla SmoothieI made this smoothie a couple of days ago for my post-run pick-me-up.  If you did not already know, I am a smoothie addict!  This smoothie was inspired by the fresh organic cherries I bought at the store the other day. Cherries always remind me of summer, probably because they are in season now.  If you say you do not like cherries and the only cherries you have had are those neon red Maraschino cherries… shame on you… I love cherries, but I loathe those fake ones.  I suggest you give real cherries another shot.  Why not begin with my Cherry Vanilla Smoothie?

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kick-start circuit series: rotation four

kick-start circuit series: rotation fourGood evening everyone!  I hope your Sunday has been nice and relaxing.  If today was your “rest” day, get ready to kick back into gear with my circuit series tomorrow because here is rotation four! 

Rotation four took about 12 minutes to complete and burnt about 60 calories (*time and calories burnt are based off of my body and level of exertion). And YES, I know I spelled “Bicycles” wrong, but the edit took too long to redo—my apologies. Continue reading

farmer’s market morning

Me at the Farmer's MarketYesterday, I did one of my favorite things: I ventured to the  local Farmer’s Market!  Like I said before, I love going grocery shopping, and a farmer’s market is just like outdoor grocery shoppin—full of fresh and local treasures!  Back in Fort Collins, I went to the Farmer’s Market every Saturday to stock up on my fresh fruits and veggies for the week until they moved indoors for the winter.  During the winter, they periodically held indoor markets that I scribbled down on my calendar so I would not miss the few that they had! Continue reading