Monday, 9 February 2015

What I Ate Wednesday. Monday Edition!

So clearly it isn't Wednesday, but the title had more of a ring to it than "what I ate Monday did" right!?
I am trying to live a more healthier lifestyle, so I thought I would start doing these posts weekly! Hopefully they interest a few of you at least! Plus they are great for me, because they make me get a little more adventurous with the meals I'm eating, today's one is rather boring though, I must admit! But everything I ate was still delicious none the less!
My parent's just got back from a weekend away up in Takaka and if you are familiar with the area you know this time of year, there are road side stalls everywhere selling fresh organic produce and homemade goodies! So I couldn't resist a huge plate of fruit for breakie! A little bowl of blueberries, a nectarine & half of a small watermelon hit the spot real good! I eat my watermelon with a spoon, does anyone else? I was told I was "weird" for doing that!

For lunch I was planning on having a salad, but the spinach was yuck which was great for me because my second choice was this bagel I had been eyeing up all morning that I kept talking myself out of having, but clearly ate it for lunch! Trying to avoid too many carbs like white bread etc, but I bloody love carbs! So I enjoyed a roast chicken, red onion, apricot & ofcorse cheese, toasted bagel for lunch, and my gosh it was great! I also had a Mocha on the side to warm up my insides as it is freezing here at the moment, and yes you are right, it is summer, but no it doesn't feel like it whatsoever! The mocha was just one of the sachet ones, we have a coffee machine but it takes too much effort to use and I don't even drink coffee, just the occasional mocha.. clearly!
Dinner time! You all know, well you should If you read my first post, that I live with my parents, so If they are having something for dinner that I eat (I'm fussy, and allergic to about 50 million different foods like red meat and seafood, the list goes on) then I will have what they are having, but they were having lasagne and that really just makes me want to gag! Who else hates lasagne? Meh! So I made my sister and I, A roast vege & Quinoa Salad which had lots of yummys in it like pumpkin, capsicum, red onion, cauliflower & zucchini, I roasted them with some garlic & coconut oil, cooked up some quinoa and it was so quick an easy and delicious! I added some marinated chicken breast to mine also! I'm now enjoying left overs for lunch today, as I write up this post! So YUM!
I Inherited a sweet tooth from my mother, but it only recently appeared! I have always been a savoury girl, but since eating more healthy I have been craving the sweet stuff! It always hits me either at 3pm or around 8pm! So I had some chia pudding in the fridge from the day before and I thought id whip it up with some other goodies and have it for pudding! This would be perfect for breakfast as well! It was really filling I couldn't eat it all but if you want a recipe for chia pudding, im more than happy to do a post on it let me know! To my raspberry chia pudding, I added some muesli that I crafted myself at Some Puhoi greek yoghurt, LSA, and a little cinnamon sprinkled on top and my sugar craving was gone!
If these blog posts are something you would like to see regularly let me know, because I really enjoy doing these!
What did you have to eat today? Id love to know, it will give me inspiration for my own meals! :)
Chelsea X

Monday, 2 February 2015

Oh Hi There 2015! You Popped Up Outta No Where!

Oh My! It has been a hot minute since you last heard from me!
A year exactly in fact. Awkward..
2014 flew by, and I feel like I accomplished nothing other than an online shopping problem, and a crap tonne of unwanted makeup/clothing items.
I took on working 6 days a week, said goodbye to my social life, my YouTube channel & you guys here on my blog!
All that has since changed though, let me tell you!
At the end of last year, December 15th if we want to be real exact on everything, I left my job of 7 almost 8 years, I'm 23, you do the math. It is now the 3rd of February and I'm sitting on my parents couch, on my laptop flicking screens between YouTube, blogger & which if you aren't aware is a New Zealand job seeking website. Fun I know, you wish you were me!
So, needless to say the online shopping has dwindled down to an all time low, in saying that though, the post depot just rang about ten minutes ago letting me know about a parcel I have waiting to be collected, its a bra if you were wondering, I'm sure you all were!
I have loved my summer holiday though, don't get me wrong! Not working Xmas Eve, Boxing Day, New Years Eve & Day was total bliss! And instead of having to listen to all the nutty customers over the festive season, I was one of those nutty customers, it was great!
But since we are now into the 2nd month of the year, I thought it's about time I stop sunbathing and gallivanting around the country side and start looking for a job and also get back into the hobbies I love doing! Blogging, You tube, Photography, EXERCISING etc.
Oh, and if you are new to the blog, Hi! My name is Chelsea. I'm 23 years old, I live in a small town on the South Island, in New Zealand! I have a mum, dad and a younger sister. A dog called Gizmo, who is basically my bff! And a kitty named Blossom, whom I'm extremely allergic to! I'm a lover of all things pretty and all things social media, Instagram is my jam or honey or marmite, whatever. Sometimes I make you tube videos, and I would like to say I am a blogger, but I don't think you can call yourself that when you haven't posted in a year, and English was one of your worst subjects at school, and your spelling is shocking!
Any who..
I think first up my blog design needs updating! Should I keep the name Love & Orange? I got it off a website that picks random web names for you and its weird, random and has no meaning, kind of like myself at this present time ha ha, so I'm thinking keep it?!
Also, a few things are going to change, if you watched my update on You tube you already know all of this but for those on the blog here's the deal. I always focused my You tube channel primarily around beauty and as much as I love makeup, its not the only thing I love and I am far from good at it! I'm still going to tell you all my favourite beauty products and I will still do get ready with me videos for You tube but I also want to branch out and talk more about the things I am really really passionate about! I love fashion, I express myself through fashion! I also love food, I have been pretty adventurous with my cooking lately making a lot of yummy stuff that is also pretty healthy! I have been focusing a lot on my health the past few months, so I will babble on a bit about my journey to health and happiness quite a lot! I've also been pretty crafty lately, with all the spare time I have had on my hands, Pinterest is my bff! My dad & sister got the artistic genes in the family, I just like to think I'm crafty, I try.. we can say that at least!
I want to use my blog as a way to express myself and my loves and passions! To document great times in my life that I can look back on and laugh at/ cry at :P I want to talk about real life experiences, my real life! I'm not going to sugar coat anything, I'm not going to make my life seem exciting, because it is not, its very far from it in fact ha ha! I'm not going to pretend to be someone that I'm not, just because it is so easy to pretend you lead this great amazing fantastic life on social media, sure, you want to document your happy times and the most exciting times of your life, but for me when I'm reading someone's blog or watching someone's You tube channel or even scrolling through their insta. I like to hear about the sad times the tough times, the real times! It makes me feel like this person is real, they are sharing their life experiences the good and the bad with the world because they know that no one is perfect, everyone has bad days, times get rough and just because some people sugar coat their lives to make them seem perfect, they are not! I'm not saying I'm going to pour my heart out to you guys every time something shitty happens in my life, I'm just gonna be real with you!
I'm about to embark on this whole new adventure and I have no idea what that is yet, I have to find a new job, a place to live because there is no work in my small home town of 1000 people, and it is time I spread my wings and venture out into the big wide world! I'm scared, change scares me! But I am so excited and so ready for whatever is around the corner waiting for me, and I hope that you want to come on this journey with me! Finding myself, finding where I belong in this world, I still have no idea what I want to do when I grow up! Right now, I don't know much, but I know I'm happy, and I'm ready for what life throws at me!
Wow, I have gone on a bit, if you read all of this, thanks so much! And since you now know what my deal is, tell me what's yours? Tell me about yourself? Lets be pal's (my dad calls everyone pal I love it haha) Follow me on Instagram, it's up there to the right somewhere!
Until next time (I promise I wont leave you guys hanging for another year, maybe just a few days) I love you! Thanks for reading :) xo