Hippy Friday!


Happy Hippy Friday!


Know what today is?

Just in case your not aware of random holidays here in the United States, I wanted to take a moment to fill you in.....Its National Pancake day! Well, according to the news it is...funny, they also said it was National Dog Biscuit Day too, but for some reason sharing a great "pancake" recipe seems like a better idea than giving you a dog biscuit recipe, no?

If you, like most other people started off the year by saying that you were going to be eating healthier, than fear not! This recipe is fabulous and the word pancake had quotations around it for a reason! Think of it more like a crepe - is your mouth watering yet?

So here it is (shamelessly taken out of the Health magazine) with some alterations of my own, of course:

The Healthy "Pancake"

You will need:

-2 egg whites
-1 egg
-1/2 tsp. of pure vanilla extract
-1 Tbsp. of sugar (or whichever sweetner you prefer, honey works great!)
-fruit to go with it (I like strawberries and nectarines)

{Whip them up with a whisk, pour em' into a large non-stick skillet heated med-high, and let those eggs cook, flip over, and you have yourself a happy little breakfast, and full tummy!}


p.s. IHOP is giving away a free short stack of pancakes today, but is gladly accepting donations!

Today is going to be a good day!

(Photography by David Sykes)


Awesome Eighties!

So I was channeling Kelly Kaposky from Saved by the Bell......

Clearly very excited that I still had my old-school fanny-pack! I knew I saved it for a reason! And just so you know, it was the talk of the whole party.

me and the boyfriend....
Me and my future in-laws...I love them!

When we left the party, me and the boyfriend's sister wanted to still show off our attire so we decided to go to a new bar/restaurant in the area. We hadn't even walked in the door and we were already being hit on! Crazy! I thought for sure we'd be getting dirty looks from everyone, but as it turns out, it was only from the women....figures. All the men seemed to love it. Got to love that......


I'm a work in progress...

Lately, I have been through a little dillema, to say the least....And feel this post will help me to feel better about the whole thing. If you haven't lived through a fight with a family member and it hasn't affected you emotionally, you should not read on. I only wanted to talk about this to, in some way, reach out to others who have gone through something similar, and let them know that it does suck, but there is light at the end of the tunnel....for now at least...

My mom and I haven't had the most solid relationship. While we have "made it work" for as long as we could, we had a huge fight where I fnd it completely appropriate to say that the "sh*t hit the fan"....pardon my French. Our fight was, as usual, started by something completely irrelevent and led to her and I almost physically fighting, and me leaving my house in tears. Now, I want you to understand friends, that I do love my mom, but I have come to the realization that in order for us to have a decent relationship, I must move out of the house. So I did.  Luckily, I was able to stay at the boyfriends house for a couple days, but my dear sweet friend Marina, invited me to stay at her house where she has an extra room.

Had this fight happened in the past, I may have thought that all I needed was a couple of days to clear my head and I would be back home, but for some strange reason, I knew that this was my one chance to leave before things truly got worse. Unfortunately, for my mom, this wasn't the best time for me to leave I'm sure, as she just recieved the news that she has basil-cell carcinoma, or skin cancer, on the right side of her nose.

I'm the type of person that believes that I must be there for everyone else in my life before myself, and if I'm not I feel an unwavering sense of guilt. However, I have been trying to keep this feeling buried deep inside for far too long, and during our fight I let it exlpode out of me, and it felt really good to release it.

Moral of the story, letting go of feelings you have deep inside of you is a good thing, even though it doesnt seem so good at the time.

I am a work in progress.


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