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It’s a zoo in here!

It’s been a crazy weekend folks.

Happy Birthday America!

Red, white, and blue runs through my veins.

I’ve got a lot of pictures for you from the zoo, so please, enjoy them (:

Celebratory oats!


Well, Adam is here and he’s taking me to sushi as a farewell dinner before I go camping for a week. I will talk to y’all tomorrow about more fun things. I hope you enjoy the gallery of pictures!

Namaste ❤

P.S. If anyone wants to guest post, I’ll be gone for 7 days. So just shoot me an email with your post and I’ll get it up while I’m gone! (;

greekyogurte@gmail.com

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an exciting #wiaw (pb banana bread)

I have so much for today’s post. I hope you enjoy all of it. (A special thanks to those who responded to last night’s post including N and Allie!) I am going to try to be more open and real on here.

I realized I’ve been trying to fit this specific “food blog” type and, honestly, I’m not a food blog. I don’t really make recipes that often, and I don’t go through the motions. I am pretty much a “my life” blog. So if I have recipes (like today’s) that’s awesome. But unfortunately I won’t be providing them regularly. So just throwing all that out there. This blog is pretty much going to be my journal, my home, my thoughts, all the parts of my crazy brain. (;

NOW! Onto WIAW!

b-fast

lunchies

yum right?! [chocolate banana!]

I do not have dinner for y’all yet because it’s only 1:14pm here in Michigan! I always am so late to the WIAW party that I decided to post a wee bit early (;

So in honor of my wiaw being incomplete… I have a recipe for y’all!

peanut butter banana bread

  • 3 mashed ripe bananas
  • 2 C peanut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powser
  • 1/3 C greek yogurt (I like vanilla chobani)
  • 3 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2/3 C white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
Mix wet ingredients & dry in separate bowls.
Cassie was my baking partner!
Add dry ingredients to wet and stir. Be careful not to over-mix.
Grease a loaf pan and pour batter in. Cook on 350 degrees for 55-65 minutes.
Allow 15 minutes to cool before removing from pan.

Enjoy.

And by enjoy…. I mean eat it all.

This lasted two days at my house. We are a banana bread family.

“There should have been chocolate chips.” – my dad.

Today I am making a music video with my best friend, Cassie. (See above for her baking photo op.) It’s going to be ahhhhwwwsummm. (:

I hope you enjoyed this lovely post, bloggies! ❤ hopefully now that I have the wordpress app, I will have more quick posts updating you on yours truly (;

I would also like to thank Jenn for this amazing recipe that I had yesterday for lunch… YUM!

http://www.peasandcrayons.com/2011/06/restaurant-inspiration-cranberry-walnut.html

Although I did not have walnuts or cucumbers, it was still super good. I used strawberry cream cheese (;

Have a wonderful day! PARTY ROCK!

Namaste<3

Oh & in the topic of yesterday, this helped me change my view a bit as well…

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Day Five: Positivity Post

Google chrome just told me positivity isn’t a word.

What? I don’t get it. Oh well.

I’m was feeling down last night. So if you want to feel sad, please leave now. These are blessings, pictures that make me happy, quotes I like… kind of my tumblr, via blog. I just want to feel inspired, lucky, beautiful, happy, free, and loved.

“Men and women, they were beautiful and wild, all a little violent under their pleasant ways and only a little tamed.”

“A little consideration, a little thought for others, makes all the difference.” Eeyore

If you like what you see check out  : http://greekyogurte.tumblr.com/

It’s great stuff. It’s basically an extension of my mind and who I am. I already feel better. Tomorrow’s a new day right? Have a great night bloggies<3

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wiaw & a healthy June

So I know it’s Thursday night and I’m posting about Wednesday. But I am a busy girl and I have lots of stuff that I have been up to (: So you will first see my WIAW, then some fun pictures and updates.

B*fast

I had my first “oats in a jar”. OMNOM

Lunch*

This was one of my best smoothies yet. Such a perfect consistency!

*Dinner

My first burger in 4 months.

Woah.

Truly a wonderful, summery meal!
I snuck in some strawberries on the side as well (;

Dessert*~

I had a lovely baby frozen yogurt cone & about 2 s’mores & 5 roasted marshmallows (so 7 total).

Love flash SO MUCH. #sarcasm

Other*Fun

Notice “102”. Yup. It was HOT yesterday.

Photo taken by moi ❤

More tubing!

Mr. Darcy was hoping for some dropped food!

Today’s fruit salad for dinner!

Raspberries, strawberries, grapes, spinach, and raspberry vinaigrette dressing!

Whew! Lots of photos. Now for a small ramble (;

Yesterday I went to therapy. [Hi Teresa!]  We discussed how I can change over the next month to conquer all the things I’ve been having problems with, like my anxiety and guilt and everything! So tomorrow I am starting a 30 day challenge for myself. Every day I want to make progress towards some daily goals. I am going to try to take things day by day, and try to learn that I can’t worry about things that I have no control of. But I have to try to change what I do have control of. What better place to chronicle this journey than right here on my blog? I might make some posts private, so if I skip a day, that’s probably why. (Not all my issues should be public!)

It’s a journey towards health and happiness. I always set unreachable goals. To be happy. To be healthy. These aren’t tangible things, they are works in progress. They are processes. It’s something to work at every single day. Something I read about recently on http://www.runningoffthereeses.com/ was how we shouldn’t say “I’m perfect the way I am!” because we are always a work in progress. We should be critical of ourselves!

WHAT?!

Yes! We should be critical. Not to the point where it’s damaging, but so that we know where we can improve. The purpose is to find out how we can improve our lives and ourselves. I have never thought about life in that way! It’s called being a realist. (http://www.runningoffthereeses.com/2011/06/im-realist.html)

So I am going to have to really buckle down to chronicle this. I am going try to find the positives in my day. I am going to try to do my therapy exercises. Meditation. Radical Acceptance. Cognitive Restructuring.

It’s going to be difficult, but I know it will be worth it. I didn’t succeed with my May goals, but June will be different. I am ready to take action. I hope to have nothing but good news and happiness to share with you. There will be some intense bumps along the way, so I hope you don’t mind seeing that. I don’t want to be a negative nancy, but I can’t always slap on a smile. It’s not me. I am not 100% happy all the time, and I feel like that is how I’ve come off on my blog. Not to say I’m going to bombard you with cloudy days, but I am going to try to be 100% real with you guys. I love your comments. They make my day. I love hearing about you guys and how you relate.

Thanks for being there with me, and I hope we can take this new journey together!

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