I don’t know about you, but I want to enjoy life… Spend time with those I love. Eat some good food. Create art. Talk about life. Crack jokes here and there… Happiness looks good on everybody and we could sure use more of it these days. Here are some ways you can spread a little sunshine in your life and to others.
Hi there! If you came here from the post about Cinnamon Rolls, thanks for coming over. The ingredients are the same, it’s just a different process than the rolls.
If you haven’t seen the previous post, feel free to check it out to see which way you’d like to try it. Plus, I have a cute little story about why I chose to blog about it.
These cinnamon rolls are near and dear to my heart. Well, all of my desserts are, but this one is extra special because my it is another throwback to my childhood… Just like the sweet memories with my Aunt’s Puppy Chow (a chocolate and peanut butter crunchy snack for humans – you can read more about that here.)
Recently, I had the opportunity to speak to a group of young girls with my sister, Rachel, who has been doing sessions for the past few weeks at a local child care center, representing our family non-profit, Agape Centric.
After we reviewed previous lessons, I spoke about how being “exceptional” has helped me to become an entrepreneur. Confidence and hard work were the core of my speech, which I believe work hand in hand. Without these two things, people will not take me seriously and I won’t be able to produce quality products.
This is my third class, can you believe it? Sometimes, I am overwhelmed as I think of the people who have supported me since I started this journey last year. I want to give a special shout out to my BFF Tashawna, who referred me to her boss for this event, and for thinking of any reason to get cookies from me to spread the word. Friends like that don’t come often, and I’m happy to have had her in my life for the last 13 years. Continue reading
Recently, my parents took a trip to Hawaii and brought a bag of Macadamia Nuts home. Immediately I claimed them. Haha! White Chocolate Macadamia Cookies were my favorite from Ms. Fields back in the day. It’s still a top choice for me, although I’ve moved on to other flavors and desserts.
The Events’ Theme: Created to Create
Exodus 30 30-35
30 Then Moses said to the Israelites, “See, the Lord has chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, 31 and he has filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills— 32 to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, 33 to cut and set stones, to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts. 34 And he has given both him and Oholiab son of Ahisamak, of the tribe of Dan, the ability to teach others. 35 He has filled them with skill to do all kinds of work as engravers, designers, embroiderers in blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen, and weavers—all of them skilled workers and designers. Continue reading
This week, Facebook reminded me of a post I wrote four years ago. I had been released from the hospital days prior after having my son. It was one of the happiest days of my life and a pivoting moment that I will never forget. The picture below is the day I came home. I was happy and nervous about the journey ahead of me. Since I only saw my son a handful of times during the first three weeks of his life, I was now on full-time duty and moving on with life.
Week of March 19 – March 26 : This week started off with a bang!
Sunday: I went to church and then we had a family dinner at my sisters’ house. It was so much fun! I love that my immediate family and my brother-in-law’s family can come together and just hang out. We took the kids to the park nearby that had a nice water splash section for the children. My son saw a huge wasp nearby and made up in his mind that he didn’t want to get in the water because of it. Continue reading
“Puppy Chow, like… dog food?” Nope! It’s food for humans, although I’m not quite sure how this snack got its name. Puppy Chow is near and dear to my heart. On our trips to visit family as a child, my aunt would make us this delicious snack. We loved it and always asked for more.
Years later, every time we see her, she has a box of Puppy Chow waiting for us… Yep! I’m in my thirties and still get Puppy Chow when I come to visit. It’s a great memory and something I still love.