The comforting memories of childhood. Bringing you back to a time where life seemed simpler, life didn't move quite as fast.
I enjoyed remaking this staple I had as a child, A Bird's Nest, with a more grown up taste. The red potatoes were smashed with all of the normal goodness (butter and milk), but thyme and chives were added. The peas were cooked in my homemade chicken stock after getting being buddy buddy with caramelized onions. And of course any good meal needs to be topped with freshly grated parmesan.
When you get lost in the commotion of the day, take a recipe from your childhood and allow it to bring you back to a simpler time. Even if it is fish sticks or cheesy hot dogs, it will invoke a smile.
I had the pleasure of going to Disney on my 26th Birthday! Ok, so me being a big kid at heart, I absolutely loved getting to be surrounded by happiness and wonder on my birthday.
The beauty alone of the park was breathtaking.
All of the colorful flowers blew me away!
However, something more special than even the flowers and beauty of the park and the over abundance of Happy Birthdays due to the button I wore that said my name and that it was my birthday was just the pure joy of spending the day wondering around the most magical place on earth with this amazing man who put it all together!
Also pictured is the lovely spice board, which is the gift that he made for me under my instructions that he had to make me a birthday gift and not purchase one!
I enjoyed spending my birthday at Disney and I am excited to see what year 26 of my life brings, something tells me it is going to be awesome!
I picked up my life in a comforting little town to move to the big city of Atlanta. I sold my house, left my job, and went to work for a friend to help her with her growing photography business.
It didn't work out as planned. The stars didn't align magically and I didn't live happily ever after working at a job I loved.
I took a gamble that didn't pay out, and now I am currently unemployed for the first time in my life since high school. The beautiful thing about this world we live in and the expectations we have, is that we do not have all of the answers, we do not know the plan for our lives.
However, I do know some things, and these are the things that I know to be true and am thankful for:
1. I am valuable, and have a strong résumé backing me up.
2. My mom raised me right and I have enough money saved that I can look for a career that I love.
3. I have not burned bridge in my life, so I have a strong network of supporters.
4. Atlanta is still where I am meant to be therefore I do not have any regrets.
5. I am just can't help but see this situation in a positive light! I am just super excited about the future!