10 Jun 2013

a day in the life {for real this time}

Heyo. I wrote a post a few days ago and titled it "a day in the life" but then went on to write basically nothing about a day in my life these days. So on this day, I will try harder to stick with the topic. Here is an average day in my life, while I am in cookbook-writing mode.


I sleep in (I've always been a night owl) and immediately drink a bunch of water, then check my emails and notifications on the good ole computer. Then I work out - I am loving Fitness Blender at the moment - take a shower if I feel like it, and make a giant glass of juice. Right now this is my favourite recipe. I sip this juice either walking around the garden or while I begin to make my recipe of the day. If I have a recipe prepared and ready to photograph, I get that set up. I also take pictures of adorable things that are close by; namely my cat, Dante. Set-up, photography, and take-down generally takes about one hour. To save time, I will occasionally photograph two recipes in a day.


I am not perfect (far from it, if we're being honest here) so my recipes sometimes don't turn out how I'd like them to. Luckily today the second try was the charm so it wasn't a big deal. But in any case I let the custard-type recipe stay out too long and it reverted back into pudding. Oh well, now I have a bowl of strawberry cream pudding. No biggie, bro.


After taking photos of a recipe and putting everything away again, it's time to edit. This usually takes about an hour because I take a LOT of photos. Oh, I also type up the recipe for my manuscript. I really enjoy editing my photos (not that I do much to them but adjust the brightness, contrast, etc.) because it's purely an aesthetically pleasing experience and since I am not typing anything but just using my eyes, I can blast tunes at the same time. I am loving this track currently.


My mom has made some gorgeous bouquets in the last few days with flowers from the garden; I can't help but photograph them. After I am finished typing up the recipe and editing photos, it's "break" time. I'll usually just clean something, brainstorm recipe ideas, listen to music, hang out with friends, or plan dinner. And of course, check my computer for emails, comments, etc. That part of being a blogger is never-ending.

Last night I made a GLORIOUS raw pizza and practically ate the entire thing by myself... #yolo? The recipe for the pizza will be up by Thursday, or so I am told, because it's going on another website as a guest post. Don't worry - I'll let you know as soon as it's available. After dinner I relax somehow; whether it be with friends, nature, music, a movie, or whatever. I eventually force myself into bed around midnight (although it varies...). I think my sleep schedule is the only aspect of my life that I'm not thrilled with. Ah, well. It'll happen.

P.S. today my juice was made with basil and mint instead of spinach and holy moly was it delish. Try adding fresh herbs to your juice and see what you think.

19 comments:

  1. AnonymousJune 10, 2013

    This was so much fun to read! Thanxs and hope you continue these
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  2. AnonymousJune 10, 2013

    Oh wow that pizza look delicious - holding out for the recipe! And those flowers - beautiful.

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  3. I just love your spirit! Great post ♥

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  4. A day in life. Lovely site. Tx 4 doing. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcqfYcHyIsc

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  5. Now all your stalkers can plan their day around your day :D

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    1. LOL :) Even still, I am flattered.

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  6. Such a nice life you have, and you seem to really enjoy it :) If you don't mind me asking (and please feel free to ignore this question if it's too personal) is this your full-time job now?

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    1. Because I am writing the book, yes it is :) I'm not making enough money just from my blog to make it a full-time job yet but I hope to eventually get there!

      x

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  7. Great post! Lovely Pictures!

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  8. Oh I just love having a read and a little giggle at your posts! And of course your pictures are so awesome! - Do you mind my asking what type of camera you have? Well done, I love all your recipes and am excited for your book xx

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    1. Nope! I have a Canon T2i :) Thanks so much!

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  9. So I've got the answer to my glass straw question, now I'm wondering what you use for ice cubes?

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    1. What do you mean? I just use normal ice cubes lol

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  10. Lol I guess I should have been more specific, do you use a glass ice cube tray? I'm trying to eliminate all plastic but I need ice cubes for my smoothies etc. I also don't want to use bagged ice for the same reason. I can't see a glass tray being practical and haven't come across any stainless steel ones... So I wondered what you use. :)

    I'm slowly making my way backwards through your blog!

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    1. Oh haha no we still use plastic but there are BPA free ones and rubber ones you can get :)

      Instead of putting ice in your smoothies, use frozen fruit!

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  11. OMG! That is a amazing post. Thanks for sharing

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  12. link to the pizza recipe is not working? :/ looks great!

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