Tag Archives: Christmas

Sunsets & Mr. Snowman

“From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.” – Psalm 113:3

If anything can turn a bad day around, it’s getting to sit outside in 75 degree weather and look at that while studying.  Thank you Starbucks, for providing a patio for me.

Over the past year, good days were a serious treat.  Having a bad day was the norm.  It’s funny how disordered eating doesn’t just affect your body, or your thoughts revolving around food.  Atleast for me, it hit me in every area of my life.  My attitude was negative just about 105% of the time in every single aspect.

It is possible for things to take a turn for the better; it is possible to go from completely hopeless to having nothing but hope.  That’s what I hold onto when the bad days come, because now they are the rare occurrences.  Now that I’m attuned to the world once again and can see the good things in life, God is constantly showing me things when I need them.  After having a not so great day, all he had to do was paint the sky.  Whether it’s that, or a smile, or a good conversation, things go back to good…always.

And you know the best way to start off a good day is to stare down a snowman filled with coffee.

Forget fall..I want winter NOW. Chocolate peppermint > pumpkin.

And even though my pancakes were an utter disaster this morning, a good day is still possible.  [even though breakfast does make or break a day 😉 ]

Thanks KIRSTYN for my favorite HP plate !

I now understand the importance of eggs while baking.  I used my new brown rice protein powder that I received from Swanson Health Products, and loved the flavor of these!  I’d like to use it in a successful recipe before posting a review, so  that will be sooner rather than later.  Working on my procrastination addicting starting now.


What is the weather like where you are?!  I’m lovingggg now sweating buckets walking to class-the weather has been no less than perfect!



Filed under College, Daily Eats, ED thoughs, Life

Post-Christmas blues

So only 5 months until Christmas!  Someone is a little too excited.  Yesterday was celebrated, of course, with Christmas cookies and my all-time fav Christmas CD.  Once December hits, this CD is on repeat all day everyday (and has been for like the past 5 years).

The morning started out with Christmas tree pancakes for the brother.

Post-Zumba last night, we ripped open a bag of sugar cookie mix and became Christmas elves for the night.

Isn’t Kirstyn’s snowman perfect?  Obviously the uglier, messy ones are mine.  No artistic genes reside in me at all.

Seriously, I’m obsessed with Zumba and was able to go back again last night.  Few things could have made last night a better Christmas in July.  Like Jingle All The Way or A Christmas Story.  And hot chocolate.  Except our AC is broken and I’m not drinking a hot drink when it’s 85 degrees inside.


As I recovery and feel myself getting back to normal (& enjoying life!), I’m more willing to reopen those doors with old friends and to start new relationships that are more than welcome to get in the way of my routine.  And as old friendships take root again, I feel myself healing better, faster.

I always thought the friendships were a burden and a wall that I had to get over to the place I wanted to be.  I didn’t want anyone in my business, didn’t want to be hurt.  Psh, I “didn’t need friends”.

But they’re what always got me through and are helping me to take great leaps now.  It’s not easy after I isolated myself for so long, but I do know that my time will be much better spent pursuing friends than selfishly planning out my days around my own schedule.  God’s grace has been SO evident in this area of my life recently, opening so many doors, and most importantly opening my eyes to the importance of love and friendship.

“When we consider the blessings of God—the gifts that add beauty and joy to our lives, that enable us to keep going through stretches of boredom and even suffering—friendship is very near the top.”—Donald W. McCullough, Mastering Personal Growth 


Filed under Baking, ED thoughs, Holidays

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

MERRY CHRISTMAS IN JULY!! You better believe that today will be spent in the kitchen baking Christmas goodies, wandering the Christmas aisles of Hobby Lobby, and wearing red and green only.

Also, don’t forget to check out The Great Fundraising Act and bid on some awesome goods!


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