Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Its Back! Masterchef Season 5 Opening Night Recap…

Masterchef Season 5 is coming!!!

     I am loving the fact that Masterchef is back on!  I have my Dr Pepper and my feet up and I am ready to enjoy the season!  My trusty dog Chloe is ready for the season to begin as well!

     I have to say that I am not thrilled about the face that I don’t get to see the audition process this season.  That was always one of my favorite parts…sigh.  Maybe it will come back next season.  Oh well. 

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday Blessings and Seasonal Photo a Day in May…

Ecclesiastes Quote
     Sundays are so cathartic.  It really is the recharge I need every week, its my chance to focus on what I have done and where I am headed in life. 

    Today’s photo prompt is the word seasonal, two very different things always come to mind when I think of that word.  I think of one of my favorite scriptures in Ecclesiastes, and I think of seasonal farmers markets.  Today as I sat in church I was reminded of some very distinct memories that marry both of those ideas.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Photo a Day in May, Rustic Saturday…


     Man I love Saturdays!  This Saturday could not be prettier, the weather is perfect and the sun is shining brightly.  Last weekend I actually worked both Saturday and Sunday so I am excited about this weekend!  Earlier this week I saw an advertisement for the Farm Fest.  It may be the country girl part of me, but I have always loved farms, and I have a special affinity for rusted old tractors.  They always have such character to them, they show the wear and tear of their service.  Today as I walked though the farm exploring I saw so many old vintage tractors, and honestly all of them looked like they had a story to tell.  This photo is of one of the favorite tractors I saw today, the rust covered this tractor, and paint peeling off, yet it almost looked like that was the only way this tractor should be, showing its battle scars of a life of hard work.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Photo a Day in May…All things Shiny!

shiny pink glitter heels

     People are like stained  glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.

     Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

     I love all things sparkly and shiny and full of glitter.  There can never be enough glitter in life!  I love to see things sparkle and shine.  Sometimes however I feel that I myself lose my sparkle and shine.  Sometimes you just feel beaten down by certain things that happen.  Sometimes I just need to put on some sparkle and grin and bear it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Photo a Day in May! Seared Ahi Tuna and some very RAW emotions…

Seared Ahi
     Its interesting that today’s prompt for my photo a day was RAW, cause that is so often exactly how I feel.  Lately my emotions have been feeling so raw and so stinging at times.  The divorce is still progressing and still drama.  I am definitely ready for that chapter to be over and closed with. 

     Last week was hard for me, and some of that is where my raw emotions come from.  Call me a horrible human being if you will, but I hate Mothers Day.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Photo A Day in May…Shadows


     Day 6, Photo a Day in May…Shadows.  We are almost half way through 2013, I can not believe that the year if going by so quickly!  It seems like I live by deadlines and timers, so sometimes I have to stop and remind myself to decompress and smell the roses so to speak.

     The past several years have taught me that sometimes things just don’t always go my way.  Earth shattering news right?  I mean who would have guessed I wasn’t the center of the universe?  So or course I already knew that things don’t always go my way, but the past while has taught me so much about not letting my past determine my future.

     I believe that the world is good, and that the future is bright for me.  I want to move forward cheerfully and hopefully and believing the best.  Life is about learning from what has happened and moving forward in faith, even if I don’t have a clue what is going to happen!  Sometimes a little mystery is part of the fun of the journey!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Photo A Day in May! Look UP!

Longwood Garden Arch

     Isn’t that just breathtaking?  I love architecture, I find it so inspiring.  Today’s photo prompt was the word overhead, the first thing that came to mind was arches, maybe it is the hopeless romantic in me, but I love arches with ivy and flowers, something about that just feeds the soul.

     Now this photo is not a current one, actually I took it years ago on a trip to Philadelphia.  I had the opportunity to do so many things on that trip, which I loved.  One of the highlights of that trip however was going to Longwood Gardens.  I could have spent all week in those gardens, it was so inspiring to see the beauty of nature all around me.  If you ever do have the chance to go to Philadelphia, be sure to check this out!  You definitely do not want to miss it!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Kinds…All Kinds of Berries, Raspberry Tarts…

rustic raspberry tart
     I have to admit I am really enjoying this Photo a Day May!  Today the photo prompt was kinds.  The first thing that popped in my mind was berries, all kinds of berries.  I love berries and we are just about to enter the berry season!  So exciting!  I love berries of any kind, but my favorite berry will always be raspberries, and not just any raspberries, Bear Lake Raspberries.  I could honestly eat whole container without even batting an eyelash, I love those juicy morsels, absolutely delicious. 

Family Memories, A Work In Progress & Pink Eggs!

     May 3, 2014!  How does this happen that time gets away from us so?  I know that the past couple months I have been beyond pathetic at blogging.  Sometimes I just let things get the best of me.  Sometimes I just have to stop and decompress and regroup.  The past couple months have definitely been that way.  Divorce stinks, while it is the best for both of us, it still is the death of a dream of what could have been.
     Right now is a time that I am rebuilding and re-discovering.  As selfish as it may sound, now is a time that I am using to re-discover myself.  Now is a time that I am focusing on the simple things and being the best version of me that I can be.  I am constantly going to be a work in process, but you know what that is great!  I love that I am continually (hopefully) progressing and growing.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Home Sweet Home….How I love my Home!!!

        Homes are always something that I consider to be sacred.  A home is where a family grows and flourishes, where memories are made, lessons learned, and sometime tears shed.  A home is our sanctuary, the place where we should feel free, secure, loved and nurtured.  It is the place where I get to be me!  100% authentic, no pretenses, just me in all of my imperfect glory.  I love that at home I can just be me.  It is amazing to know that every day I get to go home to such a place, it makes the day so much better!   That being said I work very hard to keep my home clean and organized and above all, COMPLETELY peaceful.  A home really is a tremendous blessing that I have become more and more grateful for as I have gotten older.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Photo a day in May!!!

2014 May #eatfoodphotos - the food photo-a-day
     Hey!  Look at me!  I am blogging again!  I know I have been so bad at blogging lately.  It seems like life was overwhelming me.  So needless to say its time for me to be back in the swing of things & back to blogging which I truly love.  Thank you for your patience with me as I get my feed back on the ground again.