Monthly Archives: May 2014

An Opportunity in Every Difficulty – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Is there anything weighing on your mind or your heart this week? Look at it from another angle- perhaps this problem (or the mess of multiple problems) are there for a reason. Maybe something wonderful will come of your solution. Keep the faith, take courage, and always see the world for the opportunities that are there for the taking.

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Today will never come again – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Today will never come again, we only get one chance to do it right. Get out there and make today count!

 

Always Believe in Yourself – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Happy Monday! Whatever situation you find yourself in today, don’t rely solely on the circumstances to be what you need them to be. Trust others, but also yourself. Trust what you are capable of, know your abilities, and always believe in yourself.

Make Your Own Happy – Motivational Monday!

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Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!

Go out and make your own happy, today- no matter what the day has planned. Even if you have everything you want, it won’t make you happy. True happiness is made within, happiness from outside yourself is wonderful, but it can be fleeting, and will never fully satisfy. If you can’t be happy with nothing, you’ll never really be so. Make today count!

 

April Recipe Test with Anna!

The recipe test for April was another dessert- a very easy and sugary snack that is so easy to make it’s stupid, and perfect for an evening snack after a long day of fun! On the menu were Cinnamon Streusel cookies, and they were delicious. We shared all around with my grandparents as we were celebrating a day on vacation in Branson. Cookies are just what you need after a long day of fun and sun!

The cast of characters:

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Following the directions:

The finished dessert!

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Cinnamon Streusel Cookies

Ingredients

1 (16.5-ounce) package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°; place rack in center of oven. Freeze sugar cookie dough 1 hour. Remove from freezer, and place on cutting board. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices (about 28–32 slices); arrange 2 inches apart on 2 parchment paper–lined baking sheets. Combine brown sugar, chopped pecans, cinnamon, and, if desired, nutmeg in a small mixing bowl. Top cookies with 3/4 teaspoon streusel. Bake 12 minutes or until edges are crisp and browned. Let cool on baking sheet 3 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy!