Looking Back: Internet

Okay. SO It’s been a while since I last blogged. I have to admit, I started to convince myself that I was done with Fun.Fit.Foodie…I claimed that I didn’t have time and I ran out of things to write about…ALL LIES. The truth is I really miss writing my “daily dish”, and I need to start making the time to blog because my sticky note list of blog post ideas just keeps getting longer.

I have many many New Years Resolutions, but one of them is to keep up with my blog writing and hopefully write at least one or two posts per week 🙂 🙂

For Media Monday I am sharing this video. I saw it last week and I just find it so astonishing…we quickly forget how fast technology evolves. It looks like we have come a LONG LONG way in the last 18 years…you think Katie and Bryant could have predicted our (more than acceptable) use of @ and # today?

what is the internet anyway

 

Happy New Year! So much more to come on Fun.Fit.Foodie in 2013!

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Save Your Fingers (Forks/Spoons)

Heres the thing with Camp Pinecliffe: There are many many common bonds and memories between the different generations of campers, be it the songs, the Mainbunk, the endurance test…but the strongest traditions probably revolve around the food. Turkey dinner, pizza night with soda cap bracelets, Brookside, the Gazebo, lobster, cookouts, sugar and butter, peanut butter, corn night, milk and cookies…I mean really the list goes on and on and on.

Honestly, it’s probably a miracle that my parents sent my sisters and I away and each summer when we came back our clothes were even baggier on us than when we left. (I guess as active 8 year olds anything is possible. We have Landsports and Crystal Lake to thank for that).

This weekend was obviously no different.  We packed the car on Friday and made sure that the NY Trash was conveniently placed for easy access. By the way, thank you, Mom, for supplying the entire camp with enough NY Trash for 95 years!! Before we even arrived at camp, we had to stop for lobster and Brookside. Thanks to the girls at Brookside, we had the most incredible (and by the way, mayo-free) lobster roll at Ken’s Cove. I have to admit, we stopped at The Lobster Pound first, but they weren’t serving food that early in the day. The lobster roll from Ken’s was refreshing and delicious.

The logical next choice was, of course, Brookside. Although Brookside no longer has Moose Tracks or Gifford’s ice cream, I’m certain that everyone was enjoying the coffee heath bar and Maine Survivor flavors. Years later, and we were happy to hear that the Pinecliffe campers haven’t changed…we all still ask 47029347207 questions about the different flavors. AND Julie finally learned why our favorite ice cream placed is named Brookside!

Once at camp the eating obviously didn’t stop. We had turkey dinner, lobster, corn, sticky buns, milk and cookies, and of course…more Brookside. With each meal, as we recounted our many Pinecliffe memories, the laughing never stopped. These meals and the associated Pinecliffe traditions confirm that food brings people together (maybe not in these excess amounts…). You might not be able to make artwork with your corn cobs, or feast on Angelo’s cookies in Mainbunk as you watch every single Camp Pinecliffe video…but if you do ever find yourself in or around 04040 make sure to make your way to Ken’s and Brookside. And in the meantime, enjoy good food with the people you love!

C-A-M-P P-I-N-E-C-L-I-F-F-E

Fun.Fit.Foodie is back, and this week I am dedicating everyday to my favorite place in the world, Camp Pinecliffe! I spent the last three days in Harrison, Maine reminiscing and reliving the seven summers I spent in 04040. Everyone at camp quickly reverted back to their 9-year-old selves and was reminded that over the last 95 years, Pinecliffe has been the foundation for life long friendships. This weekend we celebrated by swimming in Crystal Lake (yes, even I went swimming), singing around the campfire, running on the Pinepath, and of course sitting on the Mainbunk chairs.

I could spend this Media Monday going on a rant about the fact that Facebook switched me to timeline…but, instead, im sharing these videos. THANKS SUZANNE AND HANNAH!

stay tuned for Tasty Tuesday CP style

Neon Cake

Last Thursday was my best friends birthday so I obviously had to bake something exciting. I scrolled through my Pinterest, but I ultimately settled with making an absurdly large and ridiculously bright birthday cake. Side note: I also made a batch of pretzel and nutella brownies because you can’t just take a slice out of a cake to try it, and I knew if I baked everyone would want to snack on something sweet.

My college kitchen was not outfitted with the baking tools to make anything elaborate so I managed to make this cake very simple. I used boxed cake mixes (2 boxes of white vanilla cake mix), vanilla frosting (3 containers), neon food coloring, and lots of candy.  Here are some pictures of the cake! Thanks to Brittany and Adina for helping me and a HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO HAYLEY!!

A Piggy Bank For Me

Okay the last time I had an actual piggy bank was ummm probably never…

But when I found this I decided a piggy bank might be necessary. What genius created this?! I am only half-kidding by the way…

I probably should have had a piggy bank like this (or system in place like this) a long time ago, but now that I am ditching my life as a full-time student and attempting to embrace the life of full-time employment, I think this piggy is a completely acceptable purchase to make from the “spend” compartment.

Save: I started this new thing where I don’t spend $5 bills. When a $5 bill lands in my wallet I put it away. I would use the “save” compartment for all $5 bills. Maybe ill add nickels to that too!

Spend: Unfortunately, or fortunately, I don’t really have a problem in this area…sorry not sorry. I guess I would tell myself that this is the last compartment that gets any funding…

Donate: I absolutely love that “donate” is one of the compartments. ONE WEEK from today is the SEAK Foundations SPORTS BRA CHALLENGE. Although the money I am donating did not come from this piggy bank, I am donating over $5,500 through my fundraiser! And BIG NEWS Fun.Fit.Foodie readers: YESTERDAY, MY MOM SIGNED UP FOR THE CHALLENGE TOO!!

Invest: of course… and with this piggy bank I would have the designated money ready to invest!

I know I am being silly, but I actually think this piggy bank is a great idea.

On a more legitimate note…I mentioned it above, but the Sports Bra Challenge is in exactly ONE WEEK. The all day event, packed full of fitness classes, nutrition consultations, and surprise performances, is taking place outdoors in Union Square in NYC. There are plenty of opportunities to get involved and attend one of the many activities on May 17th. You can register at www.seakfoundation.com. If you can’t make it on May 17th but still want to support the SEAK Foundation and City of Hope, my fundraiser is still happening! Thank you to everyone who helped me exceed my fundraising goal…you are all INCREDIBLE!!