Hi sugar lovers!
Here’s a recipe from PureWow.com that I just had to share. I love anything that tastes like cake batter and these cake batter cookies are an incredible discovery! I am sooo excited! Big thanks to PureWow.com for sharing with their readers! (You have to check them out if you haven’t done so already). And like they say… Eat with ice cream for an added wow factor! Follow their recipe below and indulge!
1 box vanilla cake mix
1 teaspoon baking powder
1¼ cup sprinkles
½ cup vegetable or canola oil
1 egg yolk
½ teaspoon vanilla
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Ladies and gentlemen I am proud to say that a year ago today I posted my first blog post on Zania.net! Isn’t that crazy? Time really does fly when you’re having fun! I began to blog with the intent of keeping myself accountable and on a schedule while exploring the different career possibilities out there. While doing just that, I found this blog to be an incredibly gratifying form of self-expression.
And boy, what a difference a year makes! When I embarked on this personal journey of rediscovery last year, I was very scared. I wish I’d had a clear answer as to what I should be doing and where and how, but of course, life is not like that. It took a lot of inner work and retraining of my brain to depart from old habits and thoughts to create new ones. Fast forward to now, I’m overjoyed with my personal transformation. I am now open to any and all opportunities that may come my way (and they have) and I’m not afraid of failing or taking risks. Most importantly, I refuse to live a life of confused misery. Now I live to be joyful and purposeful.
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The response to my blog post about Becoming a Baseball Wife was astounding! It really is incredible how showing vulnerability and imperfection openly manages to reach deep into the soul of others. This is especially true in an age where every #selfie and Facebook profile picture has been carefully tweaked to show your “best self” (I’m no exception). It’s impossible not to think that everyone else has got it together and you are the only one that’s dragging behind (again, I’m no exception). This is why I want to share the following story with you.
My birthday was this past Sunday March 30th. The Monday before my birthday, my husband comes home with a gift bag and a Happy Birthday song. He then says, “I don’t know if I’ll be here for your birthday, so just in case, I want to celebrate with you today!” While some would feel devastated to hear this, I, on the other hand, melted in his arms. That’s incredibly thoughtful of him and I was not expecting it at all. He went on to explain that he suspected his upcoming work trip would be extended and he didn’t know when he would return home. I gladly agreed to our Monday pre-birthday celebration without hesitation and with the same giddiness as if it were the actual day. We ordered pizza, watched Disney’s Frozen, drank wine, talked and of course I sang “Let it go” and “First time in Forever” a million times while pirouetting through our living room. Typical.
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