Saturday, March 22, 2014

everyday vita: snow days and spring days

This week started out with a snow day, and ended with me running in shorts and a tank top.  Funny how that happens.  Also funny how I always seem to start my blog posts with a description of the weather.  A bit hypocritical, because I don't like it when people talk about the weather in real life... anyway...

I really like doing these weekly update posts! It's like a weekly diary, that's public!  There's something marvelously appealing about over-sharing some of the details of my life with people on the Internet.


Monday: Snow day! Although I'm kind of over this whole snow ordeal, it was really nice to have a break.  This was the last week of school before Spring break, and there were a million things to be done.  A snow day was a nice opportunity to procrastinate for just one day longer.  I made homemade pocky sticks, took a long walk with Carly, and just read by the window for a while (something I always think about doing but never actually do).


Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday:  All a blur really.  So many tests.  So many papers.  So much furious Buzzfeed scrolling to get away from it all.  I am proud of myself for getting one recipe out to you guys!  Also, a number of people at my school who read my blog came up to me and said that they agreed with my whole subtweeting argument.  It makes me immensely happy when real-life-people agree with things that I ramble about on here.  

Friday:  I had some really nice falafel, went for a run, and then ate my weight in hummus.  This wasn't as painful as I thought it would be!  I got to see my friend from Georgia, Alli G. (yes, like the Sacha Baron Cohen movie) here in D.C.! We first met in Santa Fe on a community service trip when I was a freshman, and have kept in touch since. We've seen each other around this time every year, and it's always hilarious to relive that dysfunctional trip with her, just talk about life, and see how things are going in the ATL.


Saturday:  Today, I made this crazy rainbow cake! But it's not just any cake, it's a birthday cake.  I've started a new project where I make birthday cakes for homeless children's birthday parties -- because they should be able to have sprinkly, sparkly birthday parties like everyone else.  This looks like an unassuming vanilla cake... but when cut open, it's an explosion of rainbow colors!  I dyed white cake batter all sorts of different colors and swirled them up all cool inside.  I'm already dreaming up cakes I can make for other birthday parties, if you have any ideas, let me know!


Carly was dropped off at doggy camp this morning and I miss her already. :(

Today I officially started the #100happydays project! It's awesome! Basically, you do something that makes you happy every day, tweet a picture of it, and then after 100 days, you have a nice collection of happy things to look back on.  Follow my challenge @cannella_vita.

Happy Saturday!

With love,
Erica

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10 comments:

  1. Its so cool how you bake for homeless kids! What organization do you do it through? I want to do something similar!

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    1. Thank you! It's so fun, and really is a big help. Check out this website! http://www.thebirthdaypartyproject.org/

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  2. What is the red building in the picture? The birthday cake is darling.

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    1. I wish I could tell you! I just saw it while on a really long, windy walk, and it looked like something out of a Dickens novel so I snapped a photo of it! Thank you so much Gloria! That cake was so fun to make!

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  3. So sweet that you baked a cake for that kiddo's birthday. That will have such a lasting impact!

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    1. Thank you! I am hoping this will become more than a one time thing! I think its a great idea! :)

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  4. Erica!! So honored I am mentioned by such a celeb :) love and miss you so much. i hope i get to see you again soon! xxxox

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    1. Love you to Alli! Hahaha did you have a blog called Politigal?!

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  5. I just started the #100hapoydays project too about 10 days ago! So excited to start it!!
    Love this post too by the way :)

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    1. Love it! Can't wait to see what you hashtag!

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