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Sunday Gratitudes

1 May

Source: whipup.net via Carrie on Pinterest

Today I am thankful for:

  • living near the beach
  • update (with apps!) to my Nook
  • strawberry season
  • we got {military moving} orders!!!
  • my family {permanent and temporary}
  • fresh flowers from the farmers market
  • being done with classes this semester
  • it being May!

{If you want a cute booklet to print to help you write down some gratitude, check out this printable from Whisker Graphics!}

What are you thankful for?

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Lessons Learned…

15 Mar

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Lesson 1:

Just because shoes are cute, vintage and a super deal at the thrift store does not mean that you should wear them all day. {ouch!}

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Lesson 2:

I suck at deep frying. I went out on a limb and tried to make Smitten Kitchen’s chocolate donuts without a candy thermometer. This was an epic fail in my culinary adventures. The above picture is the 5 donuts out of 3 dozen that actually didn’t {totally} burn.

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Lesson 3:

Baking the remainder of the donut dough is not an acceptable alternative. Unless you like little chocolate hockey pucks.

I have learned my lessons on shoes and donut frying this week. Have you tried anything new? I will take making mistakes and learning new things to ever staying comfortable!

Try a thing you haven’t done three times. Once, to get over the fear of doing it. Twice, to learn how to do it. And a third time, to figure out whether you like it or not.-Virgil Garnett Thomson