Commitment Issues…

So I am finally doing it….For those of you who know me, this has been a long time coming. Starting a blog has been something I’ve wanted to do for quite a while. Unfortunately, having some Type-A, slightly OCD personality issues can get in the way of actually following through. I promise I won’t bore you with the details of my idiosyncrasies and minor character flaws. I just want to set the record strait before I begin this journey; I will most definitely have typos, misspelled words and improper grammar usage, my pictures aren’t professional and I may or may not drive you crazy with way to many pictures of my ridiculously adorable dog, Chachi. There, I feel better already.
First off, I do love to bake! I cook and eat gluten free and about 95% Paleo. 😉 Most of the time I will try to make things as healthy as possible but without skimping on flavor. What’s the point of eating a treat if it doesn’t taste like a treat, right!?
I also love fashion, accessories and cosmetics but that’s not a huge surprise considering most women have a propensity for at least one of those things if not more. What I really love to do is find great fashion pieces or outfits at affordable prices. And since I do have a little obsession with CVS and Target I can definitely recommend some inexpensive products that are must haves!

Overall, what you can expect from me is a love and a passion for people. My heart’s desire is to be an encourager and to inspire others to do the same. I love Jesus with all my heart, and with that love, faith and trust in him, my life has been transformed. There are difficulties, struggle, and even sadness at times but I am daily encouraged by the Lord’s loving words and his constant pursuit of my heart. Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God…he will never leave us or forsake us!
There are many facets of me, as I’m sure is the case for you too. I am sure
as time goes by we will get to know each other better and better and that is what I am truly looking forward to. So without further ado….Welcome to my Blog! I hope you enjoy it.
P.S. Below is a picture of Chachi. I just couldn’t start this journey without including him, he is such a big part of my heart. 💗

Did you feel the Love?

VDAY 2013Sweethearts 2013vday balloon pic

Whether you are married, in a romantic relationship, or enjoying the single life; celebrating Valentine’s Day is a must in my book. Not only does It provide a great opportunity to show the people in our life that we love and appreciate them, but it also makes it okay once a year to eat lots of chocolate and cover everything in pink and red hearts! While this holiday can hold negative connotation for some who are single, let me just say, it shouldn’t! I was always encouraged growing up to make Valentine’s Day about people, not just one person. It’s about making the people around you feel truly special and valued. It doesn’t take a big gift or lots of money to do it either. Just think about what things make you feel loved. Kind words, a sweet treat, or even maybe just a hug. This year I was blessed to be able to spend V- Day with my wonderful Reality Internship crew. Words can’t express how incredibly special this day was. We enjoyed a picnic with the most beautiful weather, received Valentine’s, shared decadent desserts, and even had a pinata! Yes, adults can still do a pinata….of course filling it with money and scratch-offs didn’t hurt. 😉 I also took the opportunity to make something special…..raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake bites. These little guys are a total labor of love, but I thought that would be fitting for the holiday. They are a little time consuming but so worth it in the end. Plus, they are loaded with good for you fats, protein, and fiber from coconut oil and nuts. All-in-all it was great day, filled with good food, lots of laughter, and most importantly, LOVE! I hope you all had a great day too. …and if you didn’t let me know; I’ll put you on my Valentine’s Day list for next year!