Monthly Archives: August 2015

Eggs in Toast

August 31, 2015



I’ve mentioned before that the morning is my favorite part of the day, and weekend mornings are, for lack of a better description, the best. I like to wake up without an alarm, enjoy my coffee in the morning light, and plan my day with no sense of urgency at all. Weekend breakfasts feel especially celebratory (the possibilities are endless!), and this incredibly simple but delicious classic has been in heavy rotation lately.

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Life. Right Now.

August 26, 2015


“Looks like someone has a case of the Mondays.”  – Office Space

Too bad it’s Wednesday. Night. I should be borderline elated the weekend is within arm’s reach. But, I am not. I’m kinda grumpy right now. Like this guy. It seems like lately most of my days are spent doing things I don’t want to do with people I don’t want to spend time with in a place I don’t want to be. Is this what adulthood is? Giving away the majority of your time, effort and energy for someone else’s dream, only to start your day at 5 o’clock? I know I went back to school so I wouldn’t be in this position forever, but right now the light at the end of the tunnel is the size of a pin prick. I dread going to work and it’s probably because lately I’ve been made aware of my mistakes left and right. My bosses (who can be demanding at times) and clients (NOT salt of the earth kinda folks, let’s just leave it at that), and inexperienced colleagues have made enjoying my job challenging. Don’t get wrong, I’m not placing blame. It’s just crazy busy and I’m only one person. That, and I hate making mistakes, and being reminded of each and every little mistake, and feeling responsible for staff members’ mistakes. Coupled with getting cursed at and hung up on on a daily basis, I wonder what the crap I’m doing here… Oh, did I mention I work with criminals? Literally.

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Alligator Point

August 24, 2015



The last time I went to Alligator Point, I was a freshman in college. I lugged a bunch of towels and coolers across the sand and set up shop with my roommates and stayed until we were as red as lobsters. Or, in my case, as brown as a raisin. It was a fun day and one of the reasons I wanted to go back for a visit. I’ve been on a bit of a quest to find the perfect beach spot in the panhandle and this memorable spot was in the running.

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Mini Brown Butter Donuts w/ Chocolate Glaze (+ A VIDEO!)

August 11, 2015


For my latest class I had to create a video to reflect on what I learned in the course. I’ve been wanting to create a video for this blog for awhile, so this was the perfect excuse to blend two concepts into one creation. I made these mini donuts with the tin my sister gave me for Christmas, and adapted the recipe from Joy the Baker. (I may or may not have eaten three batches in the course of a week. SUGAR!) I’ve definitely got room for improvement, but this little adventure was fun and I can’t wait to do it again!

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Happy Friday

August 7, 2015


Happy Friday, all! This week has been crazy hectic. I’ve been trying to eat right and work out on a regular basis, plus this new class is kind of an adjustment. But, I’m heading to Orlando this weekend to celebrate my sister’s birthday! I’m looking forward to getting coffee, pedicures, and catching up on every BRAVO show I’ve missed in the last two weeks. Sometimes it’s the little things that can really reset your soul and make the upcoming week feel fresh. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! More to share next week!

St. Marks Lighthouse

August 3, 2015


The morning is my absolute favorite time of day. Right after the sun comes up but the world is still quiet, it feels like there are nothing but possibilities. One Saturday morning I took a drive (a weekend indulgence here lately) to St. Marks Lighthouse. It’s Florida’s second oldest lighthouse and a North Florida landmark I’ve surprisingly never seen. I left my place at dawn and drove 25 miles south with the windows down and the radio up.

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