You may have noticed that my blogging, and various social media postings have been quite spotty, here and there, and well sometimes all over the place!
Let's just say, my life has felt like it has been turned upside down in the past two weeks, and I feel as though I have neglected you. I am sorry, not a day has gone by that I have not thought about baking or blogging, and wanting to do so, but I have not been able to for various reasons. There were also the the times I really just wanted to sit down and write all that I was (and still am) thinking about and going through, but at those times I was an emotional wreck. And I wasn't ready to spill my guts, but here is a brief overview of what I was thinking about among other things.
Remember awhile back there was talk about how Pinterest and blogs were negatively impacting people because these sources seemed to only put forth examples of perfection; home cooked meals every night, laundry always folded and clutter-free homes. From this people felt like they had failed because their life looked nothing like the perfection they were seeing. Well, it is not all sunshine and rainbows, things may appear all dandy, but I think it so easy to hide your struggles from your blog because theres no face-to-face interaction where you would be able to see the raw emotion on a persons face. It is also easy to hide such from blogs because you are the author and editor of the blog, it is you that decides what you want to put on there or what not put to on there. Let's be honest, I don't think any one would want to put up pictures of dirty dishes, clutter or the tear filled tissues, but I think that sometimes that is what people need to see. It makes it more real than these stylized and photoshopped pictures of perfection. By making your life seem perfect all the time, I think you are not only cheating your readers, but also yourself because you are putting forth only part of your story. And let me finish preachin' with this, I don't want to cheat you and that is why I sat down and decided to write this post. I am also being sort of selfish in writing this because I am writing this partly for myself, I needed an outlet for all the emotions I am feeling right now. I could not just hold them in, I had to get them out. I want to thank you for reading, and for being there and sticking with me. Life is rough and in times like these you need evaluate your situation and sometimes be selfish, but in a healthy way so that you can take care of yourself. I love this blog, and yes it is part of me, but of late I have been trying to take care of my physical self because I have been a mess. From there I can then better myself and then work to better my blog. Peace and love my friends.
The above, is the scoop on my life, but I still want to give you "the scoop" of what I am loving on the interwebs of late. And end on a bit of a lighter note. So, here goes....
I am obsessed as ever with waffles.
Recently, Pinterest has exploded with pumpkin recipes. I love baking with pumpkin, but people lets slow down just a lil' because summer isn't over just yet! (Yes, I have been pinning said recipes, but have yet to bust open a can of pumpkin!)
What could be wrong with the words 'triple chocolate', 'surprise' and 'cupcake' in the same phrase?
Hand-pies are adorable.
Nutella donuts? And they're baked?! YES.
Bars, bars, bars. Bars with almonds and strawberries, yeah! Cake bars, bars, bars I might add!
I never ended up going peach picking,
And I am in denial that it is already September.
What are you loving lately? Share share share!