Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wake Up Wednesday Linky & Giveaway ♥

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Whilst I was glancing at my donut recipe page (I was going to write ‘browsing’, but when there are only three recipes, can you really call it that?) I noticed that all my donuts were healthy, skinny or light. So I decided to go in the complete opposite direction and create an indulgent chocolate fudge cake-like donut, smothered in a chocolate glaze and topped with mint M&Ms. Sound good? I certainly thought so!

We've had this fabric for several was dwelling peacefully in the ever-growing fabric stash, but I finally decided to uproot it and make it into something beautiful. I realllllyyyy wanted it to look retro, so I searched and searched (and searched) on Pinterest, and gleaned a few ideas from my Apron board.

This ten­der, fla­vor­ful, won­der­ful bread is so quick to make up and does not use yeast; 
the secret is in the but­ter­milk.

   Irish Soda Bread is tra­di­tion­ally served with Corned Beef, how­ever, it’s so easy you 
can serve this any­time and it makes excel­lent toast.

Winters that are cold, full of smog/pollution, and maybe a tad bit dreary ,
this a great way to clear out the skin.
Summers can clog our skin with sunscreens, repellents and sweat,
this is a great way to clear out the skin.
A GREAT solu­tion for any time of the year is a facial scrub with ingre­di­ents read­ily avail­able,  
and this is so easy and quick to put together.
Try this once a week or so before bed.  That way, after rins­ing it off, it can con­tinue to 
replen­ish the mois­ture that van­ishes due to stress, the envi­ron­ment, make up – life.

st. patrick's day rainbow cloud & clover macarons
from hooplapalooza
i used this recipe as i have done so in the past knowing full well one should not be multi-tasking when you make macarons like when i made it here and here.
i mean these guys are high maintenance that require your fullest attention!
that is, if you want them to turn out right.

January ushers in a year of optimism and hope for me each year.  In Chinese culture, the year is designated by an animal that gives the year a theme of sorts.  I also like thinking of the year before me as a great block of time to be determined by a theme.  For example, last year I decided my plan would be to plan less and experience more.  I love having a plan, but I realized my borderline obsessive need to have a plan all of the time was hindering me from fully enjoying my own life.  This theme worked wonders for my life last year!  I know that the year is quickly slipping away as spring is coming, but it’s not too late to make this year count.

10 Things I learned from our adoption
from Growing in God's Grace
Thought I would share some things that I learned through adoption.  Although I will probably think of more as time goes on, these are pretty high on the list for me!
I have learned that God is in control of every circumstance in my life.  It has had nothing to do with my sacrifice of time, money, hearts, or tears.  It is all about Him.

White Chocolate Cupcakes with a Raspberry Buttercream 
Frosting from Lou Lou Girls
Raspberry Buttercream:
1 stick and 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
10-15 fresh raspberries (to taste)
3 cups of powdered sugar

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  1. That cupcake looks so yummy :)

  2. Thanks a lot for sharing love ya <3

  3. All the recipes look great, I should try the donuts one soon!


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