Day By Day

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Anxiety is such a strange monster to live with. I have found with this round that keeping busy has been the best thing to do. When I wake up every morning I do a complete scan. I lay there for a little while making sure that everything is intact and that I am in fact awake. Then I bring my attention to everything around me. For a while I was living hour by hour, but my anxiety attacks have lessened and now I'm up to living day by day. I'm dependent on my support system, and I'm surrounded by love, which makes me really lucky. A very good friend of mine came up to visit and this helped me a lot. I can go out to public places and not have to feel like I need to run, of course I always have company with me...alone is still too difficult.  Hopefully I will recover from this bout sooner than later, and it feels that way. My life is very important to me. There are so many things I have planned. I won't let the monster interrupt things like it has in the past. Meditation and reiki have been my best friend through all of this. 

It's sad that most of the outside world look at the ones that battle this little monster like as if we are broken, in fact they tell us we are broken. We aren't broken. We are the real warriors who have experienced life and understand it. We see past all the facades and know what is real. 
It can feel like heartache, but I'm too filled with love to be labeled as broken.


Currently....a Vlog

Monday, April 4, 2016

HOLY CRAP! Another post?! Don't get too excited because I might drop off the face of the earth again...ha ha. Okay so this time I decided to do a Vlog. Yes it has been forever...I know. I'm totally camera shy, in fact I had to this about 4 times before I got it somewhat right. You know, can someone out there come up with sarcasm font? That would be really helpful...anyway, moving on. Yes I put my silly looking mug on YouTube again. I was going through some of my ol Vlogs and 1. I miss my long hair! And 2. One of my videos has hundreds of hits! Ha! It's horrible too! I know I have about at least 3 readers so I have no idea who is watching that video over and over again. I promise I'll try to get better at these...maybe. If you're interested here are the links some past posts with Vlogs in them: Cute But Strange Thursday & Things I'm Afraid To Tell You

And here's the recipe for Fried Bananas:

What you need:
Slightly Unripened bananas (basically not soft)
Canola or coconut oil
Honey (or chocolate syrup!)

Slice up your bananas (I keep mine on the thiker side)
Heat up your oil in a frying pan (make sure it's nice and hot)
Carefully add bananas & sprinkle cinnamon
turn over after about 20 seconds
put on a plate and drizzle honey on top!

My favorite is to add these to vanilla ice cream! Super Yummy! Of course there are other ways to fry up bananas, but this way is very easy and quick if you want a simple healthy snack.


Cupcake Sunday Star Wars Cupcakes

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Easy Star Wars Cupcakes? Yes it can be done! So I was cruising through the galaxy and came across all these easy ways to make your own Star Wars cupcakes. Ever since Disney released The Force Awakens Star Wars is everywhere! I love that everywhere I go someone is selling something Star Wars related, and it makes my inner geek squeal with delight! I thought since this is the first Cupcake Sunday that I have done in a while, why not start with a Star Wars themed one?

I absolutely love these stencils! You can find them on Amazon or Williams-Sonoma, but both places seem to be out them. Booooo! But I think you could probably just make your own stencils right? I know most of you DIY'ers out there are pretty creative. For me though I think I will keep a watch out for these awesome stencils and hope they more in stock!
Now these look easy right? Bake whatever flavor cupcake you want, and find some jumbo marshmallows and draw some storm trooper faces on them? I love this idea! This is exactly what I have in mind when it comes to easy star wars cupcakes! Bravo to this mom for hitting it right on the mark! This would also be a fun project to do with the kids together. I think you could get really creative with some food dye and make other characters too. 
Oh Em Gee!!! I about died when I saw these BB8 inspired cupcakes!!! How creative right? I love how simple they are, and totally geeky at the same time! Kudos to Miss Karen over at Desert Chica for making these absolutely adorable cupcakes. I think I'm going to have to make these the next time we have a Star Wars marathon (which is very frequent in my house!) I've always loved the color orange in relations to cake or cupcakes, it just pops!
Can I just say I need these cute Leia cupcakes like now? Over at JustJenn recipes are the step by step instructions for these awesome and easy cupcakes. These cupcakes are at the top of my list along with the BB8 ones. I love that she used the tiny heart sprinkles for the mouth. I'm sure if you are really creative you could put a Queen Amidala twist on these.

Those are my top favorite easy Star Wars themed cupcakes that I found, but if your're like me and just love pretty pictures of cupcakes you can see more of my Cupcake Sunday posts Here and Here.