Sunday, December 27, 2009


I was lucky to be presented with this amazing award! Averie passed on the Beautiful Blogger award to me and a few other incredible ladies and I'm so incredibly excited and humbled to receive it! Thank you so much, you are too sweet!!


Here are my 7 facts….

1) I work in the film industry as a digital lighter. Basically I light cg shots, so fun! (If your curious my reel is here)

2) When I was 12 I was “adopted” into the Leni Lenape tribe along with my grandfather. It was such an honor to be accepted as a friend.

3) When I was 13 I got to travel to 7 different European countries with a student ambassador program. It was an amazing life changing experience for me.

4) My absolute favorite type of food is mexican/tex mex. I could eat it 24/7 if I could. (And wash it all down with some amazing tequila!)

5) My absolute favorite scent is vanilla. I love vanilla anything from ice cream to perfume and everything in between. Its my favorite!

6) I have one sister and one brother both younger who just make my day. I'm incredibly close with my family and I talk to them at least once a day even though we live across the country from each other.

7) I hate the cold so much! If it gets below 50 degrees I have to start layering on the sweatshirts and complain to everyone around me about how cold it is. Yuck! I think it looks beautiful when it snows and everything but I just cant be outside in it for a long period of time.

Good stuff, thanks again!! I find it actually a bit hard to write about myself. Its feels a bit strange but I did my best.

Ive met sssooo many  incredible and inspiring people through this  blog. I think that has to be one of my favorite things. So please share fun facts about yourself!

Anyways this morning I went off to my favorite Spin class. Felt good to get a great morning sweat on. I came back cleaned up the apt. a bit. Super messy still from our Christmas eve soiree. Definitely was procrastinating as long as I possibly could. I made up a quick lunch though. My stomach was growling…


A big cucumber salad with a veggie burger and dressing. Also some apples and greek yogurt. Delish!!


After that I was ready to really tear up the house. 2 hours and 3 loads of laundry later it was definitely break time. They had a Deadliest Catch marathon on that I was watching while I cleaned. (I always have to have something on in the background.) I have incredible respect for those guys. Wow!

Later on for dinner I made a big spinach salad with veggies and some seitan “beef” strips which weren't too bad!


So good!! Well I think Im about out for now. Im off to get the jammies on make a nice cup of tea. The Surrogates just came on so Im off to watch that too.

I hope everyone has a wonderful and amazing night!



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  1. i loved reading these random facts about you! i HATE the cold too..uggh! everybody thinks im so weird but i cant stand it!

  2. love the facts about yourself, cool to find out random things about other bloggers! vanilla is my favorite too, and i'm totally cold-intolerant (california born and raised) but i love cold weather clothes (and boots!!) and snow is sooo pretty

  3. Your job sounds super cool! I also HATE HATE the cold...which is one of the main reasons we moved to Charleston :). Lunchy salad looks good and it sounds like you accomplished a ton. Hope your Monday is treating you well.

  4. loved learning about you! i love mexican too!, maybe not eat it 24/7 but it is tasty! maybe you could make some for me and that would change my mind!

    vanilla is awesome adn bath and body works in the place to be for that stuff!

    im going to spin class this morning too! LOVE IT!

    have a great day girl :)

  5. HHAHA I LOVE MEX FOOD TOO! tacos are bomb.

    FJ = Fitjerk. He comments on my blog randomly. he has a blog that i visit randomly and we gchatted a bit. he is very snarky and i never think of good comebacks! he's the person i mean when i say I LOST THE GCHAT! he's so strange. if you look at the comments he posts they're a)putting down running and b) making fun of me . -__- i drew him using his site's avatar. haha

  6. AWwww soooo happy you did and accepted the award, Chrysta! Loved the facts. And I love vanilla too! And I hate the cold!!!! And the longer i live in warm places the more I could never live in the frigid midwest where I grew up (MN & IL)! Happy Monday, my friend :)

  7. I'm so glad you found my blog because now I found yours too! And you have some neat meal ideas!

    And I'd love for you to ask me some questions! Feel free to shoot me an email at!

  8. Ugh, I hate the cold too. But I LOVE you :)

  9. So interesting Chrysta,
    #3 is amazing...and #5 i agree
    your eats are so beautiful
    i wish some day i am capable of physical exercise as you again...i will feel more "complete" then i think
    have a nice day :)

  10. What neat random facts! And your job DOES sound awesome... how fun!

    Your salads sound FABULOUS! I always have a hard time making my own salads look and taste appealing. Love how pretty yours look. :)


  11. Hello Beautiful Blogger (totally deserve that title!)~ I love Mex/texmex too! MMMM! Fresh, doughy tortillas are my weakness!!

    My favorite scent has to be birthday cake! :D

  12. congrats on the award honey! I had no idea you were such a world traveler!

  13. :)! You are soo interesting! I hate the cold too! I crank up the heater and wear jackets indoors!

  14. Congrats on the award! I love that logo :-D

    I am a big fan of traveling too ! but i start world traveling at my 20s....pretty old already hehe :-D you are such a amazing girl!!

  15. I love your fun facts! I wish I could have traveled to so many countries...that is one of my life goals.

    I need to clean my apartment as kind of looks like a train wreck. That is what today is going to be for!

  16. your job sounds really cool. i love meeting other folks in "the biz"

  17. Oooh congrats on the new camera! Your pics are looking great. :)

    You know, I always say I'd rather be cold than hot, but the weather in NYC right now is making me rethink that. BRRR!!!