2.14.2012

be inspired. getting to know chandra part.2

not too long ago i introduced you to one of my nearest & dearest friends chandra - there were far too many charming things to share in just one post about this gal...so here is just a little more.


can you share with us some of your other interests?  what do you like to do for fun?

I could spend hours in the kitchen cooking, which I oftentimes do (hence the blog with lots O' food experiments!) I like grocery shopping, which I realize is kinda weird. I also love subjecting my family and friends to my experiments... In my opinion, there's nothing better than amazing conversation plus yummy food and wine with people you adore. I also really love going out to eat!! 


When the weather is nice I really enjoy going bike riding, running, or rollerblading with my daughter and my boyfriend, as well as visiting local farmer's markets. I'm madly in love with summer! Anything I can do to be in the sunshine is pretty much my favorite.  In the winter, I spend most of my time snuggling under big cozy blankets, trying to keep warm. As well as taking spinning and yoga classes at the gym with Lindsay :)

At any given moment, I'm usually in the middle of 2 or 3 (or 4), non-fiction books of the motivational/spirituality type. I'm a bit of a nerd. I don't really have the TV on much, but if I do watch something it's usually anything on The Food Network, or anyone of Oprah's Lifeclass series or cool documentaries.

I love, love, LOVE to travel although I don't do it as much as I'd like at this point in my life. And I could lay on a beach by the sea for years.

Speaking of the Sea, here's my favorite quote right now:

"The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea." -I. Dinesen

I'm also a philanthropic quote whore: I put out (quotes) everywhere I go. For free. 

not only are you completely and totally amazing because of all of these things, but your food is top notch too ;) just had to throw that out there.  let's do something fun...would you mind sharing the ABC's of chandra? 

Age: 33
Best Vacation: Road trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina with Miss M. Just the 2 of us camping on the ocean. Incredible.
Chore you Hate: Laundry... not washing it, just putting it away. I usually just skip that part and get dressed out of the laundry basket in the morning.
Dogs or Cats: Kitty Cats! I have a Yellow Tabby named Cheese.
Essential Part of Your Day: Sweat. Stillness. Gratitude. Creation.
Favorite Flower: Anything tropical.
Greatest Film: I just watched Practical Magic the other day for about the millionth time... I love that movie.
Height: 5'4"
Instrument you play or have played: My voice has always been my instrument, but I would love to learn to play the guitar and piano someday.
Job you would love to have: Someday I will be a life coach and motivational speaker. It is my dream.
Kids: A lovely lady named Miss M. She's only 12, but manages to teach me something about life everyday.
Live: Lincoln, NE
Mom's Name: Debra Joy
Nick Name: Chandi
Over night Hospital Stays: C-Section with Miss M, Broken Femur 4 summers ago from trying to learn how to wake board, Broken back the summer before last from tumbling over a rocky waterfall.
Pet Peeve: Slow Drivers!
Quote: Oh Man!! I don't know if I can pick just one. I'm a philanthropic quote whore. I put out (quotes) where ever I go. For free.
Here's a good one for Valentine's Day: I have found the paradox that if you love until it hurts there can be no more hurt, only more love. ~ Mother Theresa
Right or Left Handed: Right.
Siblings: 3 brothers and 1 sister. They are all 7 to 15 years younger than me.
Time you wake up: Usually between 5 and 6 in order to get my bootie to the gym.
University you attended: College of Hair Design
Vegetable you dislike: I really can't think of one..... raw carrots are probably my least favorite. But I love them cooked.
What makes you run late: Creative endeavors such as writing. I totally get sucked into the butthole of time when I write.
Xrays: Oh, who knows! I'm sure I probably got some with all the broken bones, but I really don't remember. I'll blame that on the morphine.
Yummy Food You Make: I conduct Experiments with Earthfood all the time and make all sorts of good stuff. Recently I made a dairy and gluten free Alfredo Sauce that pretty much rocked my world.
Zoo Animal: The zoo makes me sad. I feel bad for all of the trapped caged animals. I am in love with wild cats though... I would love to be able to go on safari and see them in their natural habitat sometime. 

be sure to check out all of the amazingness (yes i said amazingness!)  that is over at the earthfood experiment.  i know you will love chandra as much as i do!

3 comments :

  1. Aaaah, thanks doll. I love you too!!

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  2. If I ever get another cat after my black beauty Midnite he or she will def. be yellow and named cheese! Awesome!!

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  3. You look lovely! Pretty dress and necklace too.

    Xoxo,
    The Pink Margarita

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