Taylor

Summer Adventures

by Taylor on June 29, 2015

in In Saint Louis

This past week I got to meet up with my friend, Ruth! We decided to spend the entire day together since we never get to see each other during the school year.

First, we went to the History Museum in Forest Park and spent about an hour there. We got to see some interesting and fascinating exhibits that made a visit to the museum worth while.

After the History Museum we made our way to the Central West End to eat lunch at the Wildflower Restaurant. I had never been there before and was very impressed! Since the weather was pretty nice that day we got to eat outside. I ordered a Caesar salad and a steak sandwich. It was delicious! (Below: Ruth and I in front of the Wildflower Restaurant.)IMG_8944

After we got our tummies full at Wildflower, we decided to take a walk around Forest Park. Walking around Forest Park is one of my favorite things to do and I felt it was a must since the weather was so nice! We stopped in front of a fountain and got our picture taken by some people passing by. We walked around Forest Park a little bit and then decided to get some frozen yogurt at Orange Leaf to end our day. It was the perfect treat and so yummy! (Below: Ruth and I at Forest Park.)

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All in all our day full of adventures was wonderful! We got to catch up and hang out which was much needed! Hope everyone is having a great summer! :)

 

 

 

 

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Katie

Protein Pancakes!

by Katie on June 29, 2015

in Extracurricular

Hey everyone! This week I’d like to introduce my new favorite thing to make for breakfast (and sometimes even for dinner!) – Protein Pancakes! To many of you out there that may have tried protein pancakes in the past that left a bad taste in your mouth… I encourage you to give these puppies another try.

Protein Pancake Recipe:
1 scoop of Protein Powder (my favorite is the PGX chocolate from my work)
1 egg
½ medium (ripe) banana
1-2 tablespoons of almond milk, coconut milk or regular milk
Optional: add coconut, chocolate chips, blueberries or anything your heart desires to the batter.

Directions: Take all ingredients and combine thoroughly in a bowl. Oil a griddle/pan with coconut oil spray or with oil and heat to medium heat. Use a spoon or ¼ cup measuring cup to spoon out batter on the hot griddle. When pancakes begin to bubble on top, flip pancakes.
This recipe is super simple and easy to make! If you don’t have protein powder available, you can make a mini pancake recipe by replacing the scoop of protein powder with 1/4 cup of flour of your choice.

Comment below if you decide to make your own!
Here’s a picture of my protein pancake recipe :)

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During the second week in Florida, we rented a house on St. George Island. It had a really, really long dock that we used for fishing, crabbing, and kayaking. The kayaking was a little hard, since I had never done it before. But I spent most of my time at the beach. I love to surf and would do it as a sport if I lived in Florida. I also did some shopping and bought some turtles made out of shells. During this time it was my 21st birthday. On that day I went surfing, then I went to some gift shops, and then we went to a restaurant called the Blue Parrot. I had a drink called dreamsicle. I also got some different flavors of vodka!

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Taylor

Rain, Rain, Go Away

by Taylor on June 23, 2015

in Extracurricular

Is everyone as sick of all this rain as I am? I think it rained every single day last week, which is very unusual since it’s summer! This week looks a little more promising though! Temperatures look to be in the 80’s all week with some rain possibly Friday, but hopefully it just passes over. While the rainy week wasn’t my favorite, it did allow me to get my crafting on!

Like I told you in a previous post, I love anything DIY and that’s what my summer would mainly consist of. I decided to paint a canvas for my best friend from high school, Ruth. I had no clue what to paint, but after some long hours on Pinterest :) I came up with my idea. First, I painted navy stripes onto the canvas. I was able to get clean lines by putting tape to separate the sections.

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After I made the stripes, I then painted a quote in a gold metallic color. The quote I chose was “You are capable of amazing things.” It just reminded me of my best friend! I had to go over the words a couple times to make the gold really pop!

IMG_8874After I painted the quote, I felt like the canvas needed a little something extra. I decided to paint a flower in the top left corner and it was actually really easy to make. I used some different shades of pink to create a cute flower with some green leaves attached.

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Once I painted the flower, my masterpiece was complete! I was really happy with the way it turned out and can’t wait to give it to Ruth! I think she will love it! I hope I inspired you to create a masterpiece of your own!

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Breaking Past Barriers

by Katie June 22, 2015

I’ve adopted a new mantra lately, and that is “Do one thing every day that scares you”.  In other words, get used to pushing your comfort-zone. I think many can relate when I say that in the past I’ve certainly let my fears stop me from leaving my fluffy, comforting comfort-zone. Comfort zones may feel […]

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Top 3 Things to do in STL…They’re Free!

by Taylor June 22, 2015

Wondering what to do during your long summer break? Maybe you’re getting a little bored and need some ideas of things to do? Well I’ve came up with a list of 3 things to do in the St. Louis area during your break and they’re free! 1. Take a walk through the beautiful Forest Park. […]

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Looking to the Future!

by EJ June 16, 2015

Hey! I had a blast this weekend, traveling to the city in celebration of my girlfriends 21st birthday! There was a lot going on over the weekend, on and off campus.. STL housed a weekend called STL Uncorked, a fun and exciting concert full of entertainment, drinks, food, and the surrounding community! Personally, I have […]

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Summertime so far

by Katie June 16, 2015

This week has been a long week because I have the dreaded summer cold.  Luckily it hasn’t stopped me from doing much, but it has made things less than pleasant for the start of my week.  Last night my friends from the dietetics program and I got together for a much needed girl’s night.  It […]

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2 week vacation!

by Patricia June 16, 2015

Last Monday, my family and I began our way to Orlando to go to universal studios. On the first night, we stayed in a hotel in Georgia. The next day, we drove the last 8 hours to Orlando and went to universal studios the following day. We checked into the royal pacific hotel and then […]

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Summer, yayy :/

by Rikia June 12, 2015

Please enjoy this hot, humid, muggy summer. We had such a horrible, cold, icy, snowy winter. Living in St. Louis we hardly get a spring or fall. Maybe one or two days, but that is it! Stay hydrated!!!! Me and H2O have become such great friends I can’t believe I ever neglected it!!!

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