Life happens...

Lately things have been crazy, hectic, extremely stressful, and overwhelmingly heartbreaking. But I'm doing my best to not let this roller coaster of emotions that is currently my life get me down, because it can only go up from here...right? I've stumbled across a bunch of quotes on Pinterest and Tumblr that have shown me there's a light at the end of the tunnel and thought I'd share them with you.

Blogger Tricks

Peach Pastry

I don't eat pastries or other baked goods that often, but after creating a mixed berry pastry recipe with my sister last week I knew I had to test out a peach recipe for myself, and I am happy to report they came out wonderful! 

Rosemary & Lemon Thyme Buttered Chicken

I always say I don't like chicken because it's too dry. However, I think I've converted myself into an occasional chicken eater with a recipe I tried the other night for dinner.

Banging Breakfast Burrito

Breakfast burritos are the best. They have all my favorite breakfast items wrapped up in a perfect little bundle that you can either take on the go or sit down and enjoy with a big glass of OJ or an iced coffee.

Cheesy Zucchini Fritters with Dill Aioli

I'm a big fan of zucchini, it's one of the most versatile veggies out there. You can add it to a salad, turn it into pasta, or whip up a low carb pizza with it! This time I decided to turn my zucchinis into an appetizer and create cheesy zucchini fritters.

Friday Five

A few of my favorite moments recently....

 Enjoying some green tea in the back yard on a beautiful day.

Avocado Hollandaise Sauce

I absolutely love breakfast and brunch. I think it's mainly because I am obsessed with hollandaise sauce and order it out or make it at home whenever possible. However, if I'm being completely truthful, I always feel a little guilty for dousing my eggs and home fries in that buttery, lemony, cholesterol filled sauce from the Gods.

Friday Five

I'm happy to say this week was a little bit better than last week. I have some great opportunities ahead of me and I'm looking forward to spending the weekend focusing on myself, spending time with family and friends, and embracing change that is inevitable. Here are a few highlights from this past week. Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

Liebster Award

Have you ever heard of the Liebster Award? Well, to start, Liebster | ‘LEEB’-ster: is a German word which means beloved, dearest, kind, lovely, or sweetheart and The Leibster Award started as a way to help up and coming bloggers who have under 200 followers gain a larger following and network with other bloggers. I was recently nominated by the lovely blogger Rachel from Eat - Explore - Enjoy. Thank you Rachel!

Spicy Bloody Mary Recipe

Bloody Mary's are one of my favorite drinks; it doesn't matter the time of day, if I'm offered a Bloody Mary you can bet I'll take it. I was looking at the ingredients on the bottle of my favorite Bloody Mary mix a week ago and realized it was full of high fructose corn syrup and some other ingredients I didn't know much about. So,this past weekend I decided to create my own recipe and I'm so happy with how it turned out.