“Few men during…

“Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.” Richard E. Byrd

It’s a Wordy Wednesday so I think I’ll just do a little poetry. I love the quote above, but in fact it takes great courage to dig into the deep wells of strength that are never used.

 

To lead the life you call your OWN takes much strength and courage than is ever known

You change your life  you can’t just walk away from the life you created for the end of day

Not everyone can be saved my dear, but then who will make it becomes your fear

The battle isn’t yet won and everyone hasn’t come undone. Eventually it will be lost forever in a time you won’t be able to remember.

Sometimes to save a life doesn’t mean to risk your own-know your situation and if your life is worth letting go.

The strength inside you that resonates you’ll discover soon, there’s more than just the strength and fiery will that’s ignited in you.

But in this lifetime as we know it, your life is more important.

Let it go….Let it go

Tasty Tuesday–Chocolate Pumpkin filled cupcakes

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So my little one had her big 4th birthday but she has yet to have her birthday party. So of course I’ve been testing out different recipes and such. These cupcakes she ate on her birthday but the actual day of her party she’s already explained she’d like something else. Anyways, these are too simple for words because these I didn’t make from absolute scratch. At first I was unsure if the pumpkin would cook or not, but it all worked out just fine. I did preheat my oven to 375 degrees however instead of the 325 listed on the box. Eeeek, I said it box…that’s right, the easy peasy cake mix box…what can I say? It’s been a rough year! 😉 Besides it doesn’t take away from the yumminess and you’re always welcome to make the cupcakes from scratch because that too is easy just not super fast. My pumpkin was homemade… Does that count?

You’ll need:

A box of chocolate cake mix (I use sugar free)
A can of pumpkin
Small can of evaporative milk
Eggs
Water
Oil
Pumpkin spice or cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg
Cupcake liners

So, give your cupcake tin a good spray and then whip up your cake mix and pie mix–follow the instructions on the box/can. Pour the cake mix into the cupcake liners that you’ve laid in the cupcake tin, then just take a spoonful or a dollop of the pumpkin pie and place it in the middle of each chocolate cake batter.

Let them cook for about as long as you usually would the cupcakes, but maybe 5 minutes longer to make sure the pumpkin has cooked also.

When you take them out the cake mix will baked around the pumpkin. Pretty yummy. A lot of people are fans of the chocolate and pumpkin flavors coinciding…I can’t say it’s my favorite, because I feel like it takes away from both flavors but I did think they were good.

Give them a try and let me know!

Happy Tuesday–be kind

Just a little random poetry

The bomb went off, but somehow I’m still moving. My blue eye filled with grey smoke clouds as I watched part of me dying. My body still reeks of gasoline, I hear people crying. I feel the burning of my skin and I can still taste the blood in my mouth.

Like a robot I just keep moving, walking away from something I never had. Watch all the burning and the people going mad.

Two little hands seem to find mine, somehow they live without a scratch. Tears roll down my charred face, just got to get away, get away.

I can see a light at the end where the little hands lead me, with someone holding open the door, maybe I can get my torched body to make it a few steps more.

The bomb went off, but somehow I’m still moving.

 

A little late on the post today–Enjoy your day and be kind!!

Pear Tart with Cinnamon and Cream-Tasty Tuesday

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Wow, is this recipe delicious! Literally, it’s easy to eat in one sitting, so BEWARE. My deep love for Fall and food coincide with this dish. It’s absolutely scrumptious, filling, and nutritious so I better hear some great feedback ;).

You’ll Need:

1.5 cups finely ground nuts (Walnuts, Almonds, Pine Nuts) I use Almonds
1/4 tsp Sea Salt
2 Tbl rapadura (or stevia) I use Maple Syrup
5 Tbls butter
5-6 soft pears, peeled and sliced thin
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground clove
1/4 cup sweetner (rapadura, maple syrup etc)
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 cup quality cream
1 egg

Preheat oven to 350 degrees:
1. I put all the nuts, salt, sweetner and butter along with the spices into a food processor until ground and mixed well. Take out and smooth the mixture into the bottom of the dish, spread evenly.

2. Lay the pears on top of the crust and sprinkle with just a little more cinnamon and nutmeg (just a touch) and drizzle the pure maple syrup or some of the sweetner.

3. In another bowl, whisk together cram and egg until combined. Pour the mixture over the pears, moving the pears a little to make sure the mixture has spread well.

4. Put in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until it’s browned and the cream mixture has set. You’ll definitely smell it!

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! It’s a favorite!

Be kind and enjoy your Tuesday!

“You never know…

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”

– Unknown

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.”

– Jim Rohn

HEEELLO! It’s been many moons! Almost feels like years. Readers are you out there? Did I lose you? I almost wouldn’t blame you, but don’t abandon me completely! I just might swing back into my routine, writing, etc.

 

2013…SO FAR has been a year for the books. Although most I’m not thrilled about….It’s been the biggest year of change. The biggest year of discoveries, challenges, disappointments, beauty, sadness….I’m sure if there is an emotion I’m lacking it’s been experienced. All of this is okay and eventually I’ll probably share these stories that caused such emotions.

Today though, I’ll keep it short and sweet. I have to motivate myself because I have somewhat lost myself. Inside of myself I lost a little girl, a young woman, along with innocence. Again, this is okay because I believe other parts of me were able to be born. Some I haven’t met, others I’m trying to introduce myself to and learn. Not all an easy task.

By the end of this year I hope to be so resplendent it hurts. I have taken too much time from working out, writing, breathing, and being. So today is as good as any to enjoy again.

My words besides the quote for a motivational Monday: If you believe you can do it, or you want to change/have something, go do it. Go achieve/be it. I believe that it’s possible to be as happy as we want, surround ourselves with people that are real/true, and be the happiest imaginable.  If you put things on hold that are important to you–today’s a good day to enjoy again!

Be kind to each other!

I love my white shoes–Thankful Thursday

I love my white shoes--Thankful Thursday

I know, I know…I continuously say I haven’t blogged in forever. True Story.

I think it’s good to keep a schedule or routine especially in the middle of chaos. It’s good to find the peace when everything else seems to be twisting. So, I will try HARDER to write daily again along with some other things I’ve lagged off of in my personal life.

Now, Pete the Cat and his White Shoes. ..Great book. Poor Pete has some amazing white shoes that he loves and sings about. Then he steps in something that turns his shoes a different color and he sings about that. He steps in “stuff” numerous times, but instead of freaking out or “crying” about it (as it says in the book) he goes about singing his song that he loves his shoes.

The moral of the story?
That in life, no matter what you step in, keep walking along and singing your song….
because really, it’s all good.

For me I’m pretty good at getting knocked around but I tend to want to control or know the answers as to why something is or isn’t. Maybe I’ve met the people I have in my life lately to help with this need for control. It will either help me or drive me crazy….I’m not too sure which one yet.

However, I love this book and I love that my daughter loves it. Because, even though my life seems to be a bit on the weird end lately, my daughters are healthy and for the most part happy. We have a roof over our heads, good food to nourish us, and another day.

As always…I’m thankful. Thankful for my life and thankful that I can step in various things and still keep singing.

Live today and be kind.

Happy Thursday 😉

Motivational Monday—Salma Hayek

I’m always a fan when celebrities say inspiring or motivational things. Words that are useful and mean something rather than the things that use some brain cells that I could’ve used for  better information.

Not only do I think Salma is gorgeous and inspiring I respect her…which is rare. Here’s something she’s said in The InStyle Magazine July 2013 issue. It’s a good piece of advice, words that can ring some truth.

“You’ve got to take who you are and love who you are and do the best you can with what you’ve got. That goes for the figure, and it goes for everything else. You’ve got to have a sense of humor about who you are and give yourself a break. You’ve got to be kind to yourself. And it’s not easy, you know? But you need to have this sort of relationship with yourself-otherwise, life is hell. Sometimes evolving doesn’t mean transforming; sometimes it just means owning what is there.”

Not only do I agree, Salma says it well…..young women out there PLEASE read something from her rather than listen to Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus…plllease!

Go be kind today—Happy Monday!