Oct 28, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

Last Thursday of the month. Pretty weird saying that since it means we only have 2 months left of 2021. This year has flown by but I kinda feel like I haven't done that much. It was just been a weird year/couple of months. For example, this weekend is Halloween and I'm doing absolutely nothing. I'm going to stay home and watch Football and the World Series. Not going out, literally just chilling at the house. I guess I'm out of feeling like I needs to dress up and go out downtown stage of life.  Anywho, let me stop rambling.  Here are some thoughts for today:

Peace & Blessings, all! Have a great Thursday.


Oct 25, 2021

Halloween Treats

Hard to believe that we are only 6 days out from Halloween. I know that some of y'all are going to be going to parties on Saturday to celebrate the holiday. I'm probably going to watch television (more than likely football since Georgia plays Florida on Saturday), eat some snack, and watch bad Halloween movies. Below are some of the snacks that I have been thinking about making for next weekend:

Some of these are going to be easier to make then others like the pumpkin cheeseball. I did a mixture of  desserts and a few food items. I'm not having a party or anything, just wanted to make some festive snack. Until next time, Peace & Blessings, all!!!

Oct 7, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday! So, this week has been pretty chill. My job is off for Fall Break so that means I'm off the whole week too. I've been trying to catch up on reading and some other things. Hanging out with some of my friends that I haven't seen in a while and just exploring the city a bit. Here are some quotes/thoughts for this week:

 Peace and Blessings, all! Have a great Thursday.

Sep 30, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

Hello all!! Not only is it the last day of September, but it's also Thursday. This month has flown by. Fall is supposed to be in full swing but it's still in the 80s outside here. Luckily, next week I'm off all next week because of Fall Break at my job. Pretty much, at my job, we're on the calendar of the school systems in the area who are on Fall Break next week. I do have to go to work tomorrow but, I really don't have much to do so I'll probably try finishing reading one of my books or organize my work area. Anywho, here are some quotes/thoughts for this week:

This next week I have off work I'm going to try to catch up on some reading, baking, work on some blog post. I'm supposed to go bowling for my friend's birthday on Tuesday, Happy hour on Wednesday, and meeting my other friend for lunch on Thursday. Plus, I'm supposed to be going to work at some point to organize the back office (fun times). Well until next time, Peace & Blessings all!

Sep 28, 2021

Best foods to help with Reducing Stress

A few weeks ago I went the doctor and I found out I need to change a couple of things and clean my diet up. One of the things that I have been trying to work on managing my stress. Part of that is changing some of the food I eat. I like baking cookies, cakes, and other sweets (as well as eating them) so you can kinda guess how that's going. Today, I wanted to share a short and sweet version of some of the best foods to eat for stress relief from Health, Eating Well, & Heathline:

Turkey Breast
Sweet Potatoes
Matcha Powder
Green Tea

I have been incorporating more of these into my diet lately. I have used garlic for a long time in my foods. Since I gave up coffee on January 1st (9 months and counting since I've had a cup), I've been drinking a lot of green tea. I think in a future post, I'll share what tea I'm drinking since I have about 20 different types at one time. Until then, Peace and Blessings!!

Sep 27, 2021

Fall Soups

      And just like that, it's officially Fall. Oh, and life happened, as usual. Anywho, with it finally being Fall, I can start wearing some of my Fall clothes. I might wait on that one since it's still in the low 80s in the South. I have worn some cardigans and low boots. Fall weather in the South is weird one day it was 69/70 and the next it's 79 degrees out.

Other than way cooler temps, I'm excited about the foods and drinks that are mainly had in cooler/some of the Fall months. Right now, I'm trying to find the Green Mountain Apple Cider K cup. The last 2 years when I've gotten them, I've had to drive to across town to find them since they are sold out at the stores near me.

 Also, since I gave up coffee at the beginning of this year (haven't had a cup since January 1st of this year), I have been drinking green and black tea as well a new drink that I've been getting at Starbuck. It's a Pumpkin Spice Creme. It's pretty much like the Pumpkin Spice coffees but replace the coffee with warm or hot milk. It's a good sub for the coffee (just watch for the sugar amount in it). The other thing that I love about Fall is all the soups I can make. Not sure why soup and chilis remind me of Fall but they do. Here a few recipes from The Pioneer Woman that I want to try making this Fall:

These are just a few of the ones I found on The Pioneer Woman's website. There are a bunch of desert recipes from there I plan on sharing soon. Some of them I've already made and they are pretty tasty. Until then, Peace & Blessings!

Sep 16, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy Thursday! The last few weeks have been pretty busy plus I've been dealing with sinus issues per the usually. Hopefully, since it's starting to get cooler, the weather will help it some. Other than, that not much has been happening. Here are the thoughts/quotes for the week:

Have a great day. Peace & Blessing, everyone!

Sep 2, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy September... It's officially almost Fall (depending on which part of the country you live in). You would think it was Fall with all the Pumpkin spice flavored drinks that are out. Technically, we still have about 2 and half weeks until Fall. Anywho, I've busy living life (meaning working and trying to not be a big slacker pants).  I'll probably post tomorrow because I saw some pretty interesting article this week. Until then, here are some thoughts for today:

Have a great Thursday.  Peace & Blessings, all!!

Aug 26, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

      And it's the last Thursday of the month. August has really flown by. It's crazy to believe that Summer will be over in 3-4 weeks. I know for one thing, I'll be happy when Summer ends because the weather will definitely cooler and less humid. Anywho, this is going to be short and sweet. So, here are a few post today:

Peace & Blessing, all!!! Have a great day.

Aug 25, 2021

August Monthly goals

         I can't believe that August (and Summer) are almost over. It seems like yesterday it was Memorial Day and now it is near the end of August. The last month or so I have forgotten (or was too busy) to post my monthly goal. Between July and August, I've combined my goals. Some of those goals will rollover into my September ones. Here were my goals for this month:

Focus on things I enjoy
I have been trying to take up hobbies again. I feel like all I've been doing is sitting around, watching bad reality TV shows. So far, I have bee doing my French lessons everyday, trying to get back into finishing some of the course that I signed up for in particular my CPT course (since I paid for it 2 + years ago). 

Catch up on reading
Anyone that follows me on IG has seen the stack of books that I've been trying to get through since Spring of 2020. I have made a dent in the stack but I keep getting new books. The goal is to finish the stack that I have before I add anything new. I have 3 more left to finish before the end of the month. Wish me luck!

Try new, healthier recipes
I've been trying to eat better. It has been tough due to living with a person who eats out non-stop. The rest of this month/into September, I'm going to try to use some of my low-calorie recipes from some of my cookbooks (I'll be sharing a cookie recipe next week). Part of the reason I'm doing this is for health, the other is so that all the food that I buy will not go to waste.

Create budget
A few years ago, I was really good at keeping and making a budget. About the last year (end of 2019 to be exact) until now my budget has been non-exist which not good. I originally used to keep a notebook and spreadsheet. I'm going to try to find a better way to keep it (and where it won't cost me a bunch of money).

So, those were my goals for August. In the process of trying to finish some of them (the reading one in particular). Probably at the beginning of September, which is next Wednesday (super crazy Fall is about to be here) I'll post the goals for that month. With August though: Better late, than never. Some of these may be continued in September (like making a budget). We'll see what happens the rest of this week before I write the list for next week.

Until then, Peace & Blessings, all!

Aug 19, 2021

Thoughtful Thursday

      New month, new book of quotes. This month all of my post are going to be coming from Billy Chapata's book of poetry, Flowers on the Moon. Since the end of July, I've been mad busy/in a writer's block so to speak. On the plus side, I've been able to finish most of the books that I started reading in June. Other than that, here are some thoughts for this week:

Peace and Blessing, everyone. Have a great Thursday!

Jul 30, 2021

Weekend Reads

Happy Friday! Not only is it Friday but it's the last Friday in July. It's wild that August starts Sunday and that summer is close to being over.  Wish I could say that I'm doing something exciting this weekend but honestly, I'm doing noting at all. Probably just catching up on my shows, might bake some cookies, you know the usual. So anywho, here are some articles that I found interesting over the last few weeks:

How eating fruit can help lower Diabetes risk.

How changing your attitude can be a good thing.

Check to see if you make any of these mistake with your oven.

They these 3 fats when cooking next time for brain health.

Try some of foods if you have stomach issues. 

Well, everyone have a great weekend and Friday. Peace and Blessings, all!!