My New View – WIAW

So from your side of the interwebs, this post probably looks pretty standard. But here’s the view from my side:

Um yes, I’m typing this post from my brand new MacBook Pro. Mmmhmm. I know. You’re jealous.

Actually, you’re probably not jealous, because I’m pretty sure I’m the last blogger ever to have still been using a pc. Well. At least I’ve caught up. I practically peed my pants when the delivery came at work. And it took all the willpower I had to go to my afternoon meetings, and not just drive home to have an immediate bonding session with my new baby.

Now I’m trying to decide if I should get insurance what type of insurance to get. I break things on a regular basis… so it seems like a good idea.

Anyways, since it’s WIAW, it seems appropriate to share some of my recent eats.



I’ve been eating this black bean and corn salad which is seriously the most refreshing summer salad ever!

Greek yogurt + blueberries + Bear Naked Granola (I swear there is yogurt under there!) This is such a go-to summer meal. Super quick and easy to make!

I’ve also been getting plenty of fiber *ahem* by loading up on squash fries!

Anyone have any iphoto tips? I’m still learning my way around it, but I’m definitely looking forward to have some decent photo editing software! Now if only I could get my lightbox set up…

What are you eating this Wednesday?

<3 Liz


  1. I’m a mac user too! I love my mac, but I really wish it was a pro because it’s starting to slow down. Those squash fries look so good, I’ve never made fries out of squash before only sweet potato or turnip 🙂

  2. Wow! Look at chu fancy pants! 😉 Yeah I still use a PC, Macs give me headaches! Technology scares me.


  3. mmm I still have my old hp laptop. Im lame, I know. Its about to die soon though, but hubs and I cant afford a new one right now so Im praying that it hangs on a bit longer!!

  4. Nope, you’re not the last one to get a Mac. My computer has been on the fritz for awhile now, but I’m waiting to get a new one until it’s actually died. Debated for a while between a Mac and PC..I love the idea of Macs and everything, but for the price difference, I may just stick with another PC. This one has lasted me almost 4 years, so I guess I can’t complain too much.

    That salad looks so good!!!

  5. I want a mac sooo bad!!! I am jealous 😉 Enjoy!!

  6. Fiber is a GREAT reason for fries. And that salad does sound incredibly refreshing, gotta try that out.

    And you were not the last blogger on a PC, ’cause I’m still there 🙂 Congrats on your new baby.

  7. Yeahhhhhhhh, MAC BOOK PRO. I’m excited to welcome you to my side of things. Welcome to the good life.

    I got my Mac all decked out with amazing insurance just in case anything was to happen. It is better to be safe than sorry!
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  8. Hahaha I still have a Dell and I actually love it but I just got it a year ago so it’s still working pretty well. Your eats look delicious, especially the Greek yogurt/blueberries/granola. I love Bear Naked!

  9. I don’t have photo tips, but I’d love it if you share any of the good ones you get. My pics need serious help!

  10. I am getting a mac soon! It will be a big change but I think I will really like it. Love your eats, especially the fries!!

  11. SO JEALOUS! <3 Happy for you though! happy wiaw liz!

  12. It all looks so yummy!!! Especially the salad!!

    xoxo, Ana

  13. oh jealous would be an understatement!! Mac Pro eye candy!!

  14. congrats on the new mac!!!! woo 🙂

    and that bean salad….YUM

  15. Ahh congrats on the new lapppytop! I def still use a PC, I am a dell supporter. Perhaps one day I’ll switch my beloved studio 15″ to something else..but for now I love it. Those squash fries look SO GOOD!! So much yummaayyy food!

  16. Congrats on the Mac! I totally want one of those. I am still using a pc. It is a work issued laptop, and until they tell me I can’t bring it home for personal use anymore, I refuse to buy a new one. You see my old one crashed a year or so ago. I have been usin my work laptop ever since.

  17. I have the same computer and I LOVE it. I used to have an ibook and it wasn’t doing so well after about 5 years so last summer I got the macbook pro and never looked back! Enjoy!

  18. You KNOW i’m jealous 😀 Of your computer AND those squash fries 😉

  19. I use a Mac, but I don’t think of iphoto as photo editing software. I don’t think it does much. Or perhaps I just don’t understand it’s abilities???

  20. Congrats on the MAC!! I love mine (My track ball thingy is going out, but I think its only $75 bucks toreplace, just need to get to the mac store…)

    What application are you using to blog with? I LOVE ecto for macs, but I’ve been having trouble with it freezing up, so now I have switched over to ‘MarsEdit 3’ (which is good and pretty easy to use, but I miss the photo cropping abilities of ecto). Anyways, just wanted to see if you had any recs??

    Iphoto is pretty cool bc you can click on the ‘edit button’ (should be a little pencil) , then click ‘adjust’ and play around with thte exposure, contrast, saturation, sharpness, shadows, etc. you can also click the ‘effects’ button and convert the photo to Black & white, sephia, edge blur, etc. Annnnd there is a lovely ‘retouch’ (paintbrush) icon that lets you clear up any blemishes or marks you don’t want in the pic!

    Hope this helps some…

    And your bean & corn salad looks DELISH 😉

    • Thank you SO much for the tips!!! I’ve just been using the basic wordpress tools, but now that I’ve got a Mac, I think I need to do some exploring of new blogging tools! I’m sure there are so many great ones out there. I’ll let you know what I try!

  21. How exciting! I remember when I first got my Mac… it was about 4 years ago. I had begged a buddy to pickup his bar shift because I needed some extra cash but as soon as my Mac came in the mail – I knew I needed to stay home with it. For days. It’s like a baby, pretty much.

  22. Actually, I’m way jealous! I love the Macbook Pro. I had a Mac for like a day and then I spilled Gatorade all over it. Unfortunately, Apple doesn’t cover stupidity so I had to get a cheapie HP. I want my Mac back!

  23. Oh my gosh, that salad looks incredible. I don’t think any one can go wrong with some diced veggies from the fridge and a cup of beans. Oh, Summer, thank you for beanie salads.

    I would LOVE me a macbook, I am still with a PC (hellooo HP honey!) and don’t have any problemo with it, but I love all the features to them macs! Drives me mad, but I am surviving. Once I get an iPhone, though, I’m pretty sure it’s all down hill from there. Poor PC…

    Have a great week girl!

  24. Haha! I’m still totally using a PC so you weren’t alone. But now I probably am… 😉

  25. that salad looks sooo good! oh my gosh- so fulllll of summer
    I LOVE my mac! I havent had a problem with mine!

  26. Everything looks delicious. Especially that granola bowl! Yum, I’m going to make breakfast now. 🙂

  27. I’m SO excited you commented on my blog so I could find yours!! I LOVE IT! I can’t wait to read more! 🙂 By the way, that greek yogurt blueberry bowl is AMAZING looking!! 😛 Congrats on the wicked cool computer!

  28. Yay for Macs! I love mine so much I might buy another one…

    All your food looks great… I am all about the black bean and corn salad!

  29. Congrats on the MAC! I got one for Christmas and I love it. The only thing is that they can do SO much… I feel like I’m under-utilizing it!

  30. Love your squash fries – I could eat those every day! I am totally jealous of your new Mac… I’m still on a G4 (desktop). It will be my first big purchase once my wedding and honeymoon are paid for!

  31. Congrats on your new MacBook Pro purchase! You’re going going to love working with iPhoto…it greatly enhances the quality of the pictures and makes colors pop. 🙂

    I love that black bean corn salad recipe! It definitely screams summer!


  32. I love my macbook! iphoto is great. it’s really easy to edit photos which is good for me cause i have a crappy point n shoot camera so it really helps make my pics look brighter. I’ve never used an application for blogging like ecto or MarsEdit 3… i’ll have to look into that!

  33. I’m on a PC but I am jealous of that computer, it looks like it could pretty much make the tea, do the washing… 🙂
    Love your yoghurt bowl and squash fries are the way to go!

  34. Welcome to the Macworld! Another PC user bites the dust!!

    All of your food looks amazing but I am especially fond of black bean corn salad….

  35. I reeeeeaaaaaally want a macbook. For some reason, the fact that I’m a week away from being unemployed is keeping me from buying one. Boo. Love your new baby!

  36. welcome to the Mac world 😉

  37. I still have a PC! haha

    I’ve never heard of anyone making squash fries…but now I MUST have them 🙂

  38. Yeah for MAC!! Have fun playing around with I-Photo!!
    And I am digging those squash fries

  39. I have no idea what the difference is between a mac and a PC… I don’t even have a laptop, haha!

  40. I think I might be the only one left without my own mac 🙁 eventually!!! for now I’ll resort to stealing my boyfriends!! ahhh squash fries sound sooo good!

  41. Wow it looks so awesome! Congratulations on getting it.

  42. Gahhhh I still have a pc. I know I know lame. I somehow cannot give up on windows live writer!!!

  43. Congrats on the Mac baby! I love my Mac…could NEVAH go back to a PC!

    iPhoto tips: click everything till it looks purdy! That’s what I do! Haha! 😉

    PS, that salad looks perfectly fresh and delicious!

  44. Love the new MAc! I also love the look of your squash fries…yum!

  45. Woohoo! I am all about the mac:). And wow, squash fries! I love sweet potato fries but have not had squash fries. I will have to try!!:)

  46. Yay for a new awesome computer!! I would give you tips, but I got a Macbook 2 months ago so I’m still a newbie too…

    Your black bean salad looks tasty. And I love the squash fries idea…I’m gonna have to try that one

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