Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Thinking About... The Awesome Food Award!

Hi everyone! I was nominated for the Awesome Food Award by Blessing Counter! Thank you Blessing Counter for nominating me! Be sure to go over and check out her amazing blog here: http://countingyourblessingsonebyone.blogspot.com/

The rules:

1). Thank the person who nominated you, as well as link to their blog.
2). Answer the 10 questions provided.
3). Come up with 10 more questions that relate to food.
4). Nominate at least 5 people.
5). Let those people know they've been nominated.

Blessing Counter's questions:

1. Chocolate or vanilla?
Definitely vanilla. It tastes so good! I love it as the base to my ice cream because it isn't  too overwhelming and goes with anything (Carmel, Oreos, Butterfingers, marshmallows... :) )
2. Favorite dessert?
Cheesecake!!! It is so creamy and AMAZING! What more can I say...? :)!

3. Imagine that it's freezing cold, there's lots of snow, and you just came in from playing outside. Would you prefer to drink hot chocolate or coffee?
Hot chocolate! Although I do like drinking coffee to wake me up, you just can't beat coco and tons of marshmallows!

4. Favorite pie/cake?
Pie! It is soooo good! Apple, pumpkin, cheesecake... wait just a minute... cheesePIE! There we go, that's better :).

5. What is a dessert that you love making/is the easiest thing you can make?
Jello! It is sooo easy to make and comes in so many different colors!!!!

6. What is a meal that you love making/is the easiest thing you can make?
For a really easy dinner we eat hummus on toast. You take a single piece of bread, spread seasoned hummus on, and add tomatoes. You can add salt and pepper, Siracha sauce (or whatever you like :).
It tastes really good and is super easy!

7. Is there a food that you hope that you'll never have to eat in your life time?
Raw fish, raw meat or an undercooked egg... I think you all can see a theme here :).

8. The strangest dish you've ever eaten?
Hmmm... good question. I am not really a risk taker with strange food :). Last week I did eat fried pickles though :). They actually tasted really good!

As I was imagining fried pickles I thought of whole dill pickles.
But it came as sliced pickles, and I was very surprised :).

9. Favorite mealtime? Why?
All of them! Because I am a Hobbit at heart :).
 The Hobbit Diet-I want to eat like this everyday but...wait a minute I already do!:

10. How do you make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? :)
(I loved the video from Studio C Blessing Counter! They have so many funny sketches!)
Okay, how I like to make my PB&J sandwich is...
1st. The bread does not have to be toasted in my opinion :).
2nd. Peanut butter goes on one slice of bread first.
3rd. Then Jelly goes on the other side second. I have to wipe off the peanut butter from the knife before applying the jelly though :).
4th. After closing the sandwich, I cut the it diagonally. That way is best :).

Okay :) Now here are the questions that my nominees (or anyone else) can answer!

1. If you could eat in the best place ever, where would you be, and what would you be eating?
2. What is your favorite holiday food?
4. What is your favorite: Waffles or Pancakes?
5. What is your favorite fruit?
6. If you could eat only one type of food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Why?
7. What is your favorite breakfast food?
8. What is your favorite candy? 
9. What is your favorite type of chips?
10. What is your favorite: Cupcakes or Cake?

Here are the people I nominate for this tag:
Sydney Kirsch
 Lydia Dyslin

If there is anyone else who wants to do this tag, feel free! Be sure to comment and tell me, I would love to see what answers you come up with!

Thank you again Blessing Counter for nominating me!
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Thinking About... Don't Give Up!

Hi everybody! I wanted to share some encouraging poems, quotes, and GIFs! Hope you enjoy!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! - By Dr. Seuss

You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself
Any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And
you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll
decide where to go.
You’ll get mixed up,
of course, as you already know.
You’ll get mixed up with
many strange birds as you go.
So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great
tact and remember that
Life’s A Great Balancing Act.

And will you succeed?
Yes! You will, indeed!
(98 and ¾ percent guaranteed.)
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb, when he stated, he had over 10,000 failed attempts. He was quoted as saying "it wasn't a failure he just found 10,000 ways a lightbulb would not work". What if he didn't try again? Let's look at how we can benefit using these words in our dealership and in our lives!   Click the link below to read this story in its entirety. http://www.fixedperformance.com/1/post/2015/07/try-again.html:
Everyone is intelligent, you just have to work hard.

C.S. Lewis:
Read a lot! Reading is so good for you. The more you read the more you know. Reading also helps you understand cultural references. For an example, Ice Age references Treasure Island (by Robert Louis Stevenson) many times. If you have never read Treasure Island you would never get the references. But when you do understand the references you feel so excited, all your hard work has paid off!

It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and youll drift in that direction. - Warren Buffett:
This is a very good tip. Hang around people who you would like to be like. When you are around people who have a bad influence, you will adopt their attributes. The same goes for people with a good influence, you will start to adopt their good attributes. Be around people who you would like to be like in 10, 20, or 30 years. Think about how they got to where they are, and how you could replicate some things in your life to be like them.

Don't Quit

by: Unknown Author

"When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh.
When care is pressing you down a bit.
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.
Life is queer with its twists and turns
As every one of us sometimes learns.
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow -
You may succeed with another blow.
Success is failure turned inside out -
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt.
And you never can tell how close you are.
It may be near when it seems so far:
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit."


Best thing EVER!!!! This will brighten your day :)

Have an amazing day everyone!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Thinking About... The Tag of Happiness!

Hi everybody! I was nominated for The Tag of Happiness by Sydney over at The Elliot Countenance! Be sure to go over there and check out her blog :)! Thank you so much Sydney for tagging me! It was so fun :)!

So here we go!...

Take the banner and put it in your post

List as many things as you want in each category

Come up with more categories if you wish

Tag as many people as you want!

Some songs that make you happy
These are very random :) But they do make me happy!

Gitchee Gitchee Goo - Phineas and the Ferbtones
Cheerleader - OMI
Thneedville - The Lorax Singers
Candy - Robbie Williams
I Want You to Want Me - Cheap Trick
Because We Can - Bon Jovi

Some books that make you happy
The Giver - Lois Lowery
Jeeves and Wooster - P.G. Wodehouse
The Westing Game - Ellen Raskin
Ride the River - By Louis L'Amour

Some movies (or shows) that make you happy
The Giver (2014)
Spongebob Squarepants :p
The Lorax (2012)
Persuasion (2007) I love it too, Sydney :)
Pride and Prejudice (1995)
Star Wars

Some foods that make you happy
Mashed Potatoes, gravy, and cranberries
Mac & Cheese 
Homemade bread
Cheesecake - My favorite dessert ever!

Some words that make you happy

Some scents that make you happy
Thanksgiving scents
Cookies baking
Fresh Bread
Nice perfume

Some random things that make you happy
Christmas lights
A warm heating pad at the foot of my bed
Peonies (Flowers)
Beautiful peones - remind me of our hikes with my mom and searching for wild flowers, including these!:

The Ukulele
The Quokka (Such a cutie!)
baby quokka - these animals only live on 1 island in the world and nobody inhabits the island. It's called Rottnest Island of the coast of Perth. If you have fresh water, they come sit on you to drink even though they are wild. So cute!:

Playing board games

Thanks for reading and thanks again to Sydney for nominating me! Comment below if you decide to do this tag, I would love to see your answers! 

Anyone is free to participate!
Have fun and have a great day:)!