I’m Nicole. At the ripe age of 20, I have developed a somewhat old-lady habit of sitting in my teeny little dorm room gazing longingly at foodgawker and all their beautiful recipes. I’ve also taken to stalking all kinds of healthy living & food blogs. Now I’ve finally broken down and decided to make my own.

About Me:

I’m a sophomore studying Psychology and Biology at a university in the Bay Area. My family lives in Seattle (where it’s soggy), so I ran away to the sunshine. Originally, my family is from Brazil; I was born there, but moved to Seattle (courtesy of Microsoft) when I was about 1.

I love cookies, carrots, hummus, healthy food, running (when my body holds up for me), laughing, stars, mountains, beaches, sunshine, and most of all, people. I’m a firm believer that everyone has a story to share, and I love to hear them all (hence the psychology major…). Feel free to share yours with me. J

About the Blog:

Actually, this blog is fully experimental. I bake. I babble. I blog about it. I’m new to all this, so I don’t know where exactly it will go. Originally, I had in mind a sophisticated baking-blog. Then I veered towards a more personal, whimsical blog. And now my blog is in its teenage years, confused and uncertain of who it is. But it’s always an adventure!

While I rarely bake at school (something I’m hoping to change), I have a stockpile of cookies and recipes from back home, that will hopefully be interspersed among random anecdotes and me pretending to be witty (and you playing along… hint, hint!).

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Want to tell me your life story? Shoot me an e-mail at cookiesncarrots@gmail.com . I promise I’m friendly.


40 Responses to “About”

  1. mollie November 29, 1999 at 5:00 pm #

    Your blog is lovely! I’m also a little old lady trapped in a young body, lol. I love cooking & gardening & crafting & whatnot. Maybe this is just the trend of a new generation? Anyhow, I love the blog; keep up the good work!

    • Ashley August 2, 2011 at 2:21 pm #

      we are soul sisters mollie :) i do all the same stuff, and i think everyone needs to embrace the fact that we kiddos in our young 20s do “dorky old lady” things and that they are AWESOME!!

      nicole- loving the fact that i just discovered your blog. i feel like we have so much in common after 10 minutes :D

  2. scriptorobscura December 27, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    You have a great blog. :)

    • Nicole @ Of Carrots & Cookies December 28, 2010 at 6:06 pm #

      Aww, thanks! That made my day. :) It’s just a fledgling for now… I think I’ve messed with this “about” page about three times in the past 24 hours.

      I’m workin’ on it though! ;)

  3. Erika January 4, 2011 at 4:33 pm #

    Nice to meet you! I love the blog name! :-)

    • Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots January 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

      Thanks!! :) I’m toying with changing it slightly, but we’ll see… It took me awhile to think of it haha.

  4. snackgirlgoeshealthy January 6, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

    I love this! Your so inspriging and healthy! I mean I am but I wish I had a little more self control! haha

    Your stunning girl!!

    • Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots January 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

      Aww you just made my night. :) You are absolutely lovely as well! And I’m sure your self-control is just fine… In fact, I’m not sure I believe we should be “controlling”, per se. ;)


  5. ciaotochow January 10, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Hey, girl! We sound so alike — I totally stalked food gawker in my apartment this year :) and I also pretend I’m witty hehe. Can’t wait to read more!

  6. Stefanie January 15, 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Yay for fellow psychology majors! And biology was my initial college major, so I suppose I should say yay to that too!

    Baking, babbling, and whimsy all in one? Sounds like something I’d like to read! :)

    • Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots January 16, 2011 at 6:51 pm #

      Aww thanks :)

      and psychology majors are fabulous. and probably overanalyze everything. at least I know I do ;)

      Welcome! I’m looking forward to reading more of your blog as well :)

  7. sarah January 20, 2011 at 3:12 pm #

    Is that your bra in the picture? Sorry… had to ask!

  8. hippierunner January 26, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    hey, thanks for dropping by my blog! I’ve been going through your posts and I love how you write! I’m also an old lady disguised as a 20 year old! ;)

  9. fitnessnfoodiegirl January 28, 2011 at 9:46 pm #

    Looks like a great blog! I can’t wait to read more! Thanks for stopping by my page :)

  10. perfectionisnthappy February 1, 2011 at 5:20 am #

    I’m not a psychology major, but as a communication studies major, I guess you could say I’m the girl that people watches any chance she gets, reads too many healthy living blogs, and over analyzes everything, hehe. I look forward to reading your blog!

  11. kitkat1126 February 4, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    I’m so glad you commented on my blog, I’m loving yours!

  12. This Italian Family February 7, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    Oh my gracious, I had never heard of food gawker… until now. Thanks for opening my eyes to a whole new world! I see many many wasted hours in my very near future, haha!

    • Nicole @ Of Cookies & Carrots February 7, 2011 at 11:32 pm #

      i legitimately spent weeks last year looking through every single page of it. yes, there are a few thousand… yes, i need a life… ;)

  13. christina February 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm #

    you are too cute! thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

  14. Ellie February 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm #

    Hey Nicole! Nice to meet you and maybe I SHOULDN’T look at foodgawker…I-scared. Haha.

  15. The Ginger Wife February 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Ah! I’m so jealous you’re in the Bay Area. I visited for the first time last summer and left a huge piece of my heart there. Any idea what you want to do with your psychology + biology degree?

  16. thehealthyapron February 25, 2011 at 8:43 am #

    Hi! Just found your site and wanted to say hello!

  17. Erica D March 2, 2011 at 9:58 am #

    Hehe, you could say I ran away to the sunshine too, of Colorado :) Connecticut is too cold and cloudy!

  18. Reannan March 17, 2011 at 12:15 pm #

    Really enjoyoing what I’ve seen so far of your blog:)Can’t wait to read more!!
    (I can totally relate to the blog going through its teen years, mine is in the same process!)

  19. Elise March 21, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Yo! I used to blog but now I’m just a reader — I’m studying psych in the bay area too! we should chat and be real person friends!

  20. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 26, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Loving the blog! So glad you tweeted me and I found it ;)

  21. pawsitivelife March 27, 2011 at 5:08 pm #

    Just discovered your blog. So great. I love foodgawker too! A bit too much. I wish I was that talented. Looking forward to reading more

  22. Vivianne April 15, 2011 at 8:49 pm #

    I’m a Biology major as well! I want to go on to become a registered dietitian. (:

    I enjoy the eclectic mix of posts on your blog. I just started mine, so we can grow together (;

  23. Alaina Rose @ Sweetness of Life May 9, 2011 at 8:36 pm #

    I love your blog <3 I'm so happy that we've connected! I have a feeling we'd be friends in real life ;-) You are so pretty! You are have such a bright, beautiful smile :-) You shine, sista!

  24. Jenna's Journey May 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm #

    cute blog! come check out mine :)

  25. Tori (Fresh Fruition) May 16, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Cookies and hummus, hooray! I also love baking :)

    I love how you’re just going with the flow and writing about whatever you feel like writing about. Who needs a concrete theme, anyways!?

  26. Debashrita Panda June 14, 2011 at 7:31 am #

    You are beautiful:], just like your blog…..
    Love you!
    Please visit mine too!
    Actually i’m 15, so what I write is always neglected……
    So if you could read it, then I’d be very happy……

  27. Harold June 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm #

    You may have just cause me to ruin myself! I just bookmarked food gawker! I am drooling and getting excited about going back there. You have already had a bad affect/effect on me! Just kidding, I love food and it shows.

  28. Andrés June 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

    How do you find the Bay Area?

  29. The Healthy Engineer July 24, 2011 at 2:30 pm #

    Sitting in my tiny dorm room looking at Foodgawker….hmmm that situation is all too familiar :D

    I really want to visit Seattle! And Brazil!!!


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