Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Easter~

We all have different way of Celebrating Easter day...
Some may celebrate by going to Church,
others by going to their annual Easter Egg Hunt,
and some just spend the day with loved ones, 
have an Easter Brunch and watch the specials on TV.
However you spend the day,
it will be perfect.

Song Saturday~ Gene Autry~Peter Cottontail

                          Here comes Peter Cottontail
Hoppin' down the bunny trailHippity hoppin', Easter's on its way
Bringin' every girl and boyBaskets full of Easter joyThings to make your Easter bright and gay
He's got jelly beans for TommyColored eggs for sister SueThere's an orchid for your mommyAnd an Easter bonnet too
Oh! here comes Peter CottontailHoppin' down the bunny trailHippity hoppity, happy Easter Day
Here comes Peter CottontailHoppin' down the bunny trailHippity hoppin', Easter's on its way
Try to do the things you shouldMaybe if you're extra goodHe'll roll lots of Easter eggs your way
You'll wake up on Easter mornin'And you'll know that he was thereWhen you find those chocolate bunniesThat he's hiding everywhere
Oh! here comes Peter CottontailHoppin' down the bunny trailHippity hoppity, happy Easter Day
Hippity hoppity, happy Easter Day

Couldn't help myself...I enclosed the whole video with the song...Happy Easter to All!Classic that I grew up watching...XoXo<3

Friday, March 29, 2013

Fantastic Foodie Friday~ Easter Carrot Soup

Easter soups are a delicious way to start the holiday meal. This carrot soup recipe uses just 5 ingredients and is paired with a tangy dill cream topping.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • medium yellow onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds carrots, cut into 1/4-inch rounds 
  • 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  1. Preparation
  2. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not browned, 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in the carrots, broth, ginger, 1 1/4 teaspoons of the salt, and the pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the carrots are soft, about 20 minutes. Let cool at least 10 minutes.

    Using a blender, puree the soup in batches until smooth. Return to pot and rewarm over medium heat.

    Meanwhile, whisk the cream in a small bowl until soft peaks form. Fold in the remaining salt and the dill. Divide the soup among individual bowls and top with the dill cream.

    Tip: Tightly wrap any leftover ginger in plastic and store it in the freezer, where it can last up to a month. No need to thaw; you can slice or grate frozen ginger.

You Can~

If we would just take these 
words to heart,
just think how different the
World could be...
Do your best to live your life 
in a way that is pleasing to you,
does no harm to others.
How much better the world 
would be if we could extend 
the kindness that we want
to others...
Just a Thought.

Box of Crayons~

Every day it seems as if we are challenged.
When I was growing up, maybe it was because 
I was young, or times were just different.
It seemed to me that there was less 
discord and general unhappiness.
I don't understand why we can't 
appriciate others 
for what makes them 
Why do some find it their personal 
mission to tear at other people who 
are different 
 who have different opinions?!?
I guess I am just at a place in my 
life right now where 
I am trying to find 
Quiet, Peace & Harmony.
We don't have to agree,
but don't make it your mission 
to tear me apart...
Just live your life the way you see fit.
I Love You for who you are...
Why can't you Love me,
for who I am?

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Christopher Robin~

"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together...
there is something you must always remember.
You are Braver than you Believe,
Stronger than you Seem,
and Smarter than you Think,
but the most important thing is,
even if we're apart...
I'll Always be with You."
~Christopher Robin~

Sometimes, remembering this is the 
hardest thing to do...
When holding everything together
seems almost too much.
You put on a brave face
to the world you are a pillar of strength,
but behind the wall
you are falling apart.
Deep Breath,
Hold on

Monday, March 25, 2013

Motivational Monday~ Self Inflicted Disability

Have you ever had "one of those days",
but it became so much worse once your 
attitude soured?!?
It can be a bad day already,
but once you let go of any perspective...
The day can almost instantly go into 
the circular bin...
Chalk it up to a learning experience,
or just one of those days...
Like exercise for the body,
we need to condition ourselves 
with our attitudes.
We can't always prepare for what will be,
but maybe if we put a little more thought &
time into our reactions we wouldn't 
have so many "bad days"...
I love the character Eeyore,
but dragging around that grey sky 
all of the time must be exhausting.
He reminds me of who I never want to be.
I don't want to be defined as poor pittiful 
me or the sky is always dark in my world.
In the world we live in,
 there will always
be people that we run across that 
have a bad attitude...
I just am making the concious 
not to be one of them...

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Blade of Grass~

We all have to be like a blade of grass
to survive.
We must not let any one situation
keep us from being who we really are.
Weather the storms that come,
and they will.
You just have to know that in the end,
you will still stand strong
and dance in the soft breezes
with the sunlight kissing you...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Song Saturday~Pocketfull of Sunshine~Natasha Bedingfield

Pocketfull of Sunshine  

I got a pocket,
got a pocket full of sunshine
I've got a love and I know that it's all mine

Do what you want,
but you're never gonna break me,
sticks and stones are never gonna shake me

Take me away (take me away)
A secret place (a secret place)
A sweet escape (a sweet escape)
Take me away (take me away)
Take me away (take me away
To better days (to better days)
Take me away (take me away)
A hiding place (a hiding place)

I got pocket,
Got a pocket full of sunshine
I've got a love and I know that it's all mine

Wish that you could,
but you ain't gonna own me
do anything you can to control me

There's a place that I go
That nobody knows
Where the rivers flow
And I call it home
And there's no more lies
And the darkness is light
And nobody cries
there's only butterflies

The sun is on my side
Take me for a ride
I smile up to the sky
I know I'll be alright

The sun is on my side
Take me for a ride
I smile up to the sky
I know I'll be alright

Friday, March 22, 2013

Fantastic Foodie Friday~ Homemade Vitamin Water

Make your own vitamin water. 
Add fruits instead of sugar,
 for a natural sweetener for your H20. 
Cut the fruit into paper-thin slices or small chunks. 
Combine ingredients with water. 
Refrigerate 4-6 hours and serve over ice. 
So delicious and very refreshing! 
Simple & Sweet this week!
Enjoy drinking more water 
Keep yourself hydrated!

Thursday, March 21, 2013

When all You Want is...

Two day into Spring & it's still snowing here...
I am aching to see Sunshine, 
feel the warmth of it's touch...
To look up and see blue sky's,
lay down in a field of lush green grass.
Yes, I have it bad...
Come on Spring,
I need you.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Come & Join Me~

Have you ever thought about walking in a 3Day? 
Taking an Amazing Journey of 60 miles...
You have 24 hrs to sign up for only $10. 
That is a savings of $80.
If you ever wanted to do this, NOW is the time!
Come & have one of the most 
Rewarding Experiences 
of your Life!
Join me in Cleveland,
try one of the other Beautiful Cities that we walk in...
I have walked in 
Cleveland, Washington DC,
Arizona & Tampa...
Find a City that calls to you 
Challenge Yourself to get out 
and make a Difference!
Click Here to Register...
Use the code 10FOR10 

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Moving Forward~

It is always a little nerve wracking 
to step out of your comfort zone 
start something new.
Trust yourself,
know that change can be good
there is no point in staying in a 
comfortable spot, if it doesn't make 
you happy...
Grow, Reach 
Live Life to it's Fullest!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Motivational Monday~ Born to Achieve

Don't be afraid to spend time
working towards your goal...
Time will pass anyways,
so go after what you want.
Don't be afraid of obstacles,
they will only make you stronger...
Take a Deep Breath
Go For It!