Sunday, January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

January 1, 2012

Today was a beautiful sunshine filled day I was fortunate to be able to spend most of it outside with my pup. Let's be honest sometimes caring a camera around with you everywhere can sometimes take out some of the fun when you just wanna be carefree. So no photos from our adventures today, but don't you worry I am sure Mr. Blue will be making an appearance somewhere in this year. This evening I came home to begin the prepping of several delicious things I will be finishing whipping up tomorrow. Let's see...I am talking Caramelized Onion Jam, Braised Mushrooms, Lentils, Blanched Cauliflower, Roasted Butternut Squash, Seared Kale and Salmon. I love planning out ways to make food for the week that I can mix and match together to create multiple dishes! This will insure my week is filled with nutrition and of course flavor! Cutting up the 2 lbs of onions was the only part of this evening that really got to me...they made me cry so hard! I was dancing around in my kitchen making goofy faces and trying to shake off the tears. I was feeling reggae music tonight, cause then it helps me day dream that I am living right by the beach with a hammock waiting for me and warm ocean waters just outside...right? Don't tell me it's impossible cause I live in Oregon, cause in my mind I am free to go wherever I want!

Yours truly,

- me

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year! 2012!!! :D

January 1st, 2011
Hi Everyone!

2012 is here and let's start it off right. May everyone's heart's be filled with delight. This year I am changing my "maybe I might'" to "I did it!" 2011 you were quite a doozy, mixed with some wonderful times and some well...not so snazzy times. All in all I am grateful to have enjoyed it and excited to get on with the next one. So bring it 2012!!!

Cheers to a fresh new start of my "Day by Day" photo series. Let this year be filled with fun, new experiences, adventures, new accomplishments, love and lots of happy times. I am excited to see what this year has in store!

Here are a few quotes I found tonight. Some made me feel hopeful and inspired. Others gave me that extra "nudge nudge" I needed.

"Action is the foundational key to all success."
-Pablo Picasso

"Do just once what others say you can't do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again."
-James Cook

"We learn by doing."

"Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment."

"Those people blessed with the most talent don’t necessarily outperform everyone else. It’s the people with
follow-through who excel."
-Mary Kay Ash

Lets dare to begin 2012 together!


PS: Enjoy the first photos for 2012! Starting off with my dream fun, flirty and debonair outfit. Finishing with the practical but cute, cozy and plesantly quirky outfit that I actually ended up wearing to welcome in the new year. Looks like this southern belle is finally learning the in's and out's to dressing warm and cute in the Northwest. Yay for personal evolution!