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Life Unexpected

I love this song. And right now, my life is taking some very unexpected (but still wonderful) turns. Thankfully I have a wonderful family that is always there for me!

Happy Adventures,


February 29, 2012 at 9:01 PM Leave a comment

Cake in a mug (recipe) [Reblogged from Abigail Thompson Photography]

I am definitely making this. Today. Yummy.

Abigail Thompson Photography

Yesterday my 366 was a picture of cake in a mug that I made for me and my parents. I had some people ask about the recipe, so here it is!

These are super easy to make, and takes about 5 minutes at the most. And, they are delicious. But the best part: it makes two, perfectly portioned pieces of cake. I generally am just cooking for myself so making a whole cake is ridiculous. I usually top them with chocolate syrup and sometimes with a scoop of ice cream; they make for a deliciously rich dessert.

5 tbs all-purpose flour
5 tbs granulated sugar
2 tbs cocoa powder
a pinch of salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
4 tbs milk
1 tbs melted butter
4 tbs vegetable oil
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 microwave safe mugs

Mix the dry ingredients in one of the microwave safe…

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February 25, 2012 at 5:00 PM 4 comments

These Are Tears of Joy

In the middle of the intersection,
Dancing in circles on a compass,
Twirling round and round and round,
Feeling the weight of every sound,

I can’t go up or down just spinning,
My head’s a dizzy mess,
My toes are ten feet off the ground,
Then I crash and no one’s around,

“Talent, so much talent,” they say,
“You’re wonderful, marvelous, grand,”
I can’t feel it, I can’t hear it, now,
I can’t make you understand,

A waste, a waste, a waste, no kidding,
There’s freedom in these chains,
I lock myself into horrible habits,
Procrastination, my favorite game,

So run away before I break,
The pressure is swarming thick,
My toes are ten feet off the ground,
Then I crash and no one’s around,

I fight to see the coming storm,
It clears the pain away,
Twirling round and round and round,
Feeling the weight of every sound,

February 25, 2012 at 2:29 PM Leave a comment

To Fall Is Not To Fail

“I’m not afraid to fall
it means I climbed up high
to fall is not to fail
you fail when you don’t try
not afraid to fall 
I might just learn to fly and 
I will spread these wings of mine,…”

Happy Adventures,

February 16, 2012 at 3:04 PM Leave a comment

Pressure, over time, turns plain things into diamonds…

I suppose that is why so many people I know, myself included, sparkle. Life is full of so many pressures. Good, bad, indifferent. Pressure always seems to be there. Even those times when we don’t have any pressure from anyone else, sometimes we put pressure on ourselves to enjoy what free time we may have. We think we have to do certain things that we don’t always have time to do, and there’s more pressure.

Pressure is something I am continuously learning to cope with. Opporunities that I pray for always seem to arrive at the busiest possible times in my life, and I feel pressure. Sometimes there are no opportunities at all, and I feel pressure. Sometimes the pressure really gets to me, and I start to break, until I am laying in a pile of broken pieces that I can’t seem to pick up myself. I need help when all the pressure sneaks into the wrong place in my mind and brings me down.

I constantly feel the pressure to be perfect. I feel the pressure of not wanting to be a burden.

If I can push forward and fight against the pressure by telling it that it won’t win, maybe, just maybe, I will become a diamond. I will be harder to break, stronger, but still so beautiful and translucent. Vulnerable, cherished, but oh-so-strong. That is my goal. My goal is to keep pressing on, with and without the pressure.

Pressure is a part of life. Pressure is hard to deal with, but it isn’t always a bad thing.

Happy Adventures,

February 12, 2012 at 8:34 PM Leave a comment


I think I have Googlitis. I definitely know I made that word up, but in my head the definition is: uses Google entirely too often, most likely in lieu of the doctor/psychiatrist or to research art and/or education related topics.

Am I the only one who has this? Probably not. I should Google that question and find out.

Happy Adventures,

February 8, 2012 at 10:41 PM 7 comments

Big Project. Big Project. Big Project.


Unfortunately, I am not quite ready to share it here. :] It is still in the working stages. Let me tell you, this will be a HUGE learning experience… and I will have a lot of fun along the way…. but OHHHHH deadlines…

Please, pray for me, dance to the creativity gods, give me a hug, or buy me some sleeping pills. I will surely need it all.

Happy Adventures,

February 6, 2012 at 11:23 PM 1 comment

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Heather loves hats that are designed to look like cute animals, fairy wings, cheese pizza, swimming in ponds, roller blading, taking silly self-portraits, learning, spending time with people, and just about everything else too. Heather does not love ... well, there isn't a lot that she doesn't love. You can probably figure it out after a little while!