how it began.

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 It began with a New Year's resolution, or a sort of New Year's Resolution, the first I ever kept. On January 1st 2012 I wrote my first blog post. The post was only a paragraph long but 4000+ followers and three years later it's easy to say it was one of the best decisions I ever made. It was the start, and an easy decision to renew the resolution every year since: "It’s the first of the year, 2012. My life has been filled with many ups and downs this past year. 2011 has been very much roller coaster ride. My new years resolution is one I’m determined to keep… To enjoy myself.  I’m astonished at the amount of resolutions I’ve made in my twenty four years on this beautiful earth that I’ve … [Read more...]

The good, the bad, and the other.

Did you hear the news?! There's a lot of it, and with communication being a bad game of telephone these days I thought you might like to hear it straight out of the horse's mouth [just call me Mr.Ed] Bad news first, good news second[ because who wants to dwell on the bad news right?] and then the other news. BAD NEWS: I am highly allergic to gluten. [hear this: ridiculously allergic] so ONCE again we are going to make a huge change in the diet and learn to eat ALL over again [like how I said 'we', yeah that's right your coming along for the ride buddy, you think I'd do this alone?]. Get ready for a lot of new recipes and a lot of old recipes revisited and tweaked. These new recipes should be … [Read more...]

Diving for Worms.

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So everybody and their mother is writing about Mother's Day [pun totally intended], and I will be too, but a little differently I think. My mom is a little nutso and I am totally my mother's daughter: hair brained, animal loving, "forget where my own shoes are" crazy. We spent a wonderful day together. So Happy Momma's Day to all your beautiful women out there! Today was pretty perfect if you ask me. It was warm and sunny with a nice ocean breeze here in my quaint little town. It was the perfect day for appreciation of all things [especially mommas] and that was exactly what happened. After visiting B's mom and wishing her a happy day I came back to Momma's, got my 'okay to get dirty in' … [Read more...]

Chickpeas and the Winner.

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So I'm moving next weekend. This means lot of boxes filled with things I don't have the heart to throw away, the urge to fill my empty refrigerator and eat something other than cereal, and a whole lot of stress. I don't know about your neck of the wood, but in mine it has been damn hot, which hasn't helped my to-do list get checked off any quicker . These hot days make me dream of family gatherings with grills going and afternoons naps on the porch after sun soaked days on the beach.  So I scoured the pantry. Chickpeas, that's it. Yes, my pantry is in serious disarray, it's quite pathetic, along with everything else in my apartment right now. Chickpeas were my main ingredient. Awesome, I … [Read more...]

Howdy Y’all

I think my boyfriend 'B' might have a conniption if he saw me actually typing out "y'all" I tend to let it slip out when I'm speaking every now and again and to be honest, I ABSOLUTELY LOVE SOUTHERN ACCENTS. Not the thick Appalachian drawl, that cute southern bell twang. So sue me, I think it's precious. That's one very random thing about me. Here are ten more. A local blogger and past homeroom buddy, Megan from Balanced in Boston, tagged me her latest post and asked me to participate! Here are the rules: 1. Post these rules. (check) 2. You must post 11 random things about yourself. 3. Answer the questions set for you in their post. 4. Create 11 new questions for the … [Read more...]