A Spoonful of Sunshine

about me March 25, 2012

Hello and welcome to my little corner of the world!

My name is Theresa and I am a foodie, endorphin-junkie, and lover of all things involving sunshine!

I am currently a senior of UC Santa Barbara studying Biopsychology by day, and the inner-workings of my kitchen by night.  I can’t pinpoint when exactly my love of food was born, but my mom tells me that I was her baby who ate EVERYTHING. So I guess that means circa 1991 I’ve been doing my best to expand my epicurean horizons.   I make it a point to hang out at farmers markets, co-ops, and Trader Joe’s on the regular, trying to pack as much glorious food as humanly possible into my body.

I love working out, and recently my exercise philosophy has been that variety is the spice of life.  I am an ex-rower thanks to a not so fun back injury and consequentially surgery.  I’m still recovering and trying to get back to my “new normal” (I’m not even really sure what that entails) but in the meantime I have been enjoying dabbing in anything and everything my body can handle.

Just your average day in January

Be prepared to find loads of foodie talk around here, a fair share of exercise chat, and a sprinkle of random life musings!


20 Responses to “about me”

  1. […] and foremost, thanks to Theresa at A Spoonful of Sunshine for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award AND Liebster Blog […]

  2. livinglearningeating Says:

    I haven’t been to the beach in about a year, you’re so lucky to live there! I want to move to SoCal someday (maybe after grad?)

    • Theresa Says:

      I am truly blessed! If you get the chance to move out here, DO IT! the lifestyle here is so relaxed and even though I have lived here all my life, I am still in awe of the beautiful views :)

  3. Marian Says:

    Love your blog! You are just adorable! Where in Southern Cali did you grow up? I grew up in Orange County and now live on the central coast:)

  4. Maria Says:

    Hi Theresa! I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award because I think you’re such a sweetie :P If you’d like to read about the award, the rules, and how to pass it along to other sweet bloggers, go here: http://tinyurl.com/98s43hg Thanks for being you and for sharing your world with us xo

  5. lifeasliv Says:

    I’ve been stalking your blog (try not to be creeped out) and have to say I think you’re adorable!! Can’t wait to explore your blog some more. :)

  6. Jacqueline Says:

    Just found your blog! You are adorable & so is your blog!

  7. Hi! I really enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award. You can check out the post here:


  8. I love your blog! I can’t wait to read more of your posts in the future :)

  9. Padma Says:

    Thanks for stopping by the blog. You have some great recipes, can’t wait to try them out! And it’s my dream to go to California and learn how to surf :) Though I think our atlantic waters are a lot warmer than your pacific waters :P

  10. cdouglass96 Says:

    I love love love your blog! I am excited to read your posts!!

  11. Hey, I’m glad I found your blog! It’s awesome that you “make time” for health in college.
    I also hang out at farmers markets, co-ops, and Trader Joe’s (: Unfortunately there isn’t a TJ close by anymore like there was when I lived in California

  12. gorunnaked Says:

    I randomly just found you on wordpress by searching “half marathon” and I am a senior at UCSB studying biology and I just ran the SB half marathon also!! This is soo weird, what a small world! :)

  13. AJ Says:

    Hey, a friend sent me your post because I am a college student as well and most likely having back surgery for a herniation within the next couple weeks. I was curious if you had your surgery during the semester or close to the start of one? If so how long was it before you were able to go to classes? I would like to have mine done the first week of august and classes start 2 weeks later. If you would like you may email me directly(niea@uni.edu) as I am not registered with this site and not sure I will see a response here. Thanks :)


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