Posts tagged ‘love’

October 14, 2011

Favorite Friday

HAPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPY FRIIIIIDAY! Usually weeks right before I go on vacation go by slowly but this week has flown by. No complaints. This weekend Adam and I are going upstate NY to a Bed and Breakfast for some relaxation. I’m going to keep this post short and sweet and show you my favorite things this Friday!

Favorite Fitness Magazine Article: Oh, ME 🙂 Check it out

Favorite Fall Fashion: Lace, Blazers & Stripes

and apparently headless pictures??

Favorite Surprise: Flowers & Trash Magazines – Adam knows the way to my heart.

Favorite Thanksgiving fun treat: Acorn Cookies – SO simple

Favorite Mantra:

Favorite way to wear a ponytail:

Breakfast I absolutely NEED to make: Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls (dairy free!)

Dessert I’ve been drooling over: S’mores Candy bar

Favorite Quick Workout:

Favorite place I’ve never been: Fiji

Favorite person to spend all weekend with: My best friend/boyfriend

I’m off to pack our clothes for our getaway…See ya Monday with a re-cap!

QUESTIONS: What are YOU loving right now?

May 13, 2011

Stress Cookies

Without the rain, there would be no rainbow..

I have to keep reminding myself of that quote because this week I’ve been super s.t.r.e.s.s.e.d.  BUT I do have some exciting news (see below)

I was sick on Sunday, had a rough day Tuesday and a 15 hour work day on Thursday so it’s no doubt that I am SUPER excited it’s Friday and ready to enjoy my weekend.

A couple of reason’s I’m stressed:

1.) I’m moving…..out of state (in 49 days not that im counting or anything). Moving away from my family, friends, comfort zone, basically everything i know and love. My rainbow? I’m moving to New Jersey with my boyfriend (who prefers I start addressing him as Adam on my blog). I’m VERY excited to start a life with him and the fact that we never ever EVER have to go 60 days without seeing each other again. He always promised there would be a light at the end of the tunnel 🙂

2.) I need to find a job! I know the job market is still not at its A game so I’ve been a little stressed out.. I will definitely have money saved when I get there but it’s not going to last me forever. I truly believe that everything works out the way it’s supposed to in the end though so I need to breathe and remind myself of that.

3.) I’m SO nervous to tell my employers that I’m moving. Granted I am giving them 7 weeks to find someone who I plan on training and interviewing myself… But they just told me they were pregnant and having twins… Yep, twins. I don’t want them to think my decision has anything to do with their news so I’ve been dreading this upcoming Monday.

I’m trying my hardest to stay positive because I know everything is changing for the better…but sometimes I let anxiety take over!

When I’m stressed I do a couple of things…

1.) Crave Sweets

2.) Blast Music

3.) Fill my schedule with anything and everything to keep myself busy

This week I’ve had dessert every night – I’ve made dinner plans with someone every chance possible – and I’ve listened to music non-stop. I think it’s fair to say I’m stressed :/

Dessert I’ve been hooked on? Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies

Dinner plans since I’ve been home on Wednesday? Best friend, Michelle. Girls I nanny for (i was still working) and my lovely Grandma who always makes me feel better about EVERYTHING.

Music I’ve been jamming out to? Alanis Morissette, B-52’s, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jay – Z and last but never least Hanson.

Since I do crave sweets so often I try to make them so I know exactly what is going into them. Tonight I made my latest obsession: Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies. Oatmeal? healthy. Blueberries? So healthy. Cookies? If they’re  broken, they don’t have calories. True story.

Oatmeal Blueberry Cookies


  • 1/2 cup butter (unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup All purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup dried blueberries
  • Cream together the margarine and sugar and then add in the egg and vanilla.
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a small bowl and then add into the cookie mix and combine well.
  • Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  • Drop tablespoons of dough onto a parchment covered cookie sheet and bake for 12-14 minutes.
  • They should have browned edges and soft looking middles and then when they cool, they will still be chewy
SO good. Nice switch up from raisins (since I still have a couple of these muffins leftover). I bet you these would be amazing with some white chocolate chunks in them too?? Just a thought….
Go ahead and break them because it’s true:

Signs don’t lie and neither do my hips. I’ve eaten the entire batch and I still weigh the same amount. Make these, they’re good for you 🙂

Questions: What do you do to relieve stress? Any bloggers live in NJ or NYC? Oh and you DC/MD/VA bloggers we need a date before I leave!