Ice cream date

With the weather getting warmer (finalllllly) I’m switching things up and instead of a coffee date, we’re having ice cream. Sound like a plan? :)IMG_6137

If we were having ice cream today I’d tell you I’m so ready for school to be over with. I don’t even know how many days I have left but I’m just so over it. I feel like I’ve been behind since February. And sadly no, that’s not an exaggeration.

If we were having ice cream today I’d talk about the ending of How I Met Your Mother. Oh my gosh. At first I wasn’t sure I liked it, but after thinking about it, I sorta love it. I like how it came full circle and I felt like all along he and Robin would somehow end up together. I just didn’t like that the mom had to die in order for that to happen :( I kind of want to start the entire series over again now from the beginning.

If we were having ice cream today I’d tell you about the Demi Lovato concert I went to on Sunday! I knew for a while she was coming here, but Layna and I weren’t sure if we wanted to go or not. I’ve seen Demi three other times before and know she puts on a great show, so of course we decided to go last minute. As in we bought are tickets the day before. We still ended up with pretty decent seats and it was a blast. It was her last show of the tour so Fifth Harmony and Cher Lloyd (the openers) pulled a bunch of pranks which was fun. She also sang a mix of old and new songs which I liked.neonlights

If we were having ice cream today I would tell you there’s now less than one month until the Mini Marathon. It’s been almost a year since my last half, so I’m a bit nervous. One things for sure, I definitely won’t be eating any Mexican food the week day before ;)get-attachment.aspx

Speaking of Mexican food, if we were having ice cream today, I would tell you I am now officially obsessed with shrimp (and fish) tacos. Before I was a vegetarian for three years, I never really like seafood. After I began eating meat again last September, I finally gave it a try. In Arizona I tried shrimp tacos for the first time and fell in love. I had them twice while we were there, and then tried regular fish tacos here back home. They are seriously amazing. I’ve been missing out.

What would you tell me over ice cream today?



March Favorites

I may be a few days late, but this is something I want to start doing at the end of each month. I like having these types of posts to look back on and see all my favorite things in one place :)


OIAJ :: sprinkles cupcakes :: in ‘n out burger :: unsweetened green tea lemonade :: starbucks in general :: ice cream :: shrimp/fish tacos :: veggies on loads of veggies


running outside (!!) :: long runs :: half marathon training :: yoga :: kickboxing 


sunny vacations :: pedicures :: meeting Hunter Hayes :: concerts (Demi Lovato & Hunter) :: making memories :: kitty snuggles 

March had it’s ups and downs, but overall, it was a pretty amazing month<3 I can’t believe we’ve already made it to April. Time sure does fly.



Learning through the downs, living for the ups

Sometimes you just need to skip school for the day, go on a 3-hour road trip with your best friend, and let all your worries disappear for a while. This past Thursday, that’s exactly what I did.

About two months ago Hunter Hayes announced he was going on tour again. When Layna and I saw he wasn’t coming to Indiana, we decided we’d try to see him in Illinois. In February tickets went on sale, and since we had access to pre-sale for being on his mailing list, we snagged some “Coffee House” passes, which meant we got to literally have coffee with Hunter before the show. Sure beats standing outside in the freezing cold for 3 hours ;)IMG_6013

We were taken where Coffee House was and we entered the coolest little room. It had couches and chairs + tables, pictures of Hunter’s photographs he’s taken on the walls, and a real coffee bar. All the drinks were named after his songs, and Layna and I both chose the ‘Wild Card’ which was iced coffee, milk, caramel, and vanilla. It was delicious! IMG_5998

Shortly after we settled in, Hunter arrived :) He did a Q&A with us for most of the time, followed by pictures. A few of the questions I asked him were “If you could write a song with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?” His answer: Stevie Wonder. I had a feeling it’d be him since he’s said before he’s a huge fan.

When I went up to take my picture with him I asked him if he’d ever write a song with Ed Sheeran. He said he’d love to, if he ever slowed down a bit ;)meetandgreet

Instances like this I’m not a fan of being tall ;) He is seriously the sweetest guy though.

After coffee house was finished we left to eat dinner, then came back for the concert! Dan + Shay were the first openers, followed by Danielle Bradbery who won season 4 of The Voice.IMG_6020

Then, Hunter :)IMG_6116

This was my favorite tour of his. He sang a mixture of his old and new songs, which we hadn’t heard yet since his album comes out in May. I think I’m gonna like them ;) He also sang a cover of OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” and it was one of my favorites.

With not getting home until after 3am, it was a long, but exciting day and honestly, one of the best days I’ve had in a really long time<3