. find the good in every day .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on June 17, 2013

Oh Monday, you sneaky little bugger.

I don’t know about you guys, but I definitely wouldn’t object to having an extra day inserted between Saturday and Sunday. The weekend always seems to pass by way too quickly… I mean, wasn’t I just at work? And now you’re telling me that I have to go inΒ again? I kid, I kid. Well, not about the extra day bit – I want that – but I don’t really mind Mondays. You can’t change ’em, so you might as well make the most of ’em, right? Right. I mean, isn’t that kind of what life’s all about? The attitude with which you approach things? You can be a Negative Nancy (my apologies to anyone named Nancy) and focus on the aspects of your life that might be slightly further away from your ideal;Β OR, you can do your best to find the good in every.single.day, because it’s always there, even if some days make it harder to see than others.

The Happiest People

A cloudy day, a headache, a zit on your chin, rush hour traffic, jeans that feel like they shrank overnight – little things that add up to chip away at your happiness. But what about that smile from a stranger? That text from a friend? That delicious cup of coffee? What about that time where it’s just you doing what you love, whether it be running, reading, napping, or painting your nails? Are you missing out on fully enjoying those because you’re too busy focusing on the negatives? Life will always be a mix of good and bad, but it’s how you handle that mix that makes all the difference.


On that note, it’s been a while since I joined up with the lovely Diva’sΒ MIMM, so I figured that I’d share some quick highlights from this past weekend because it was kind of a good one. There were flowers for me ;)…

Gorgeous Roses

Cake for Dad…

Black Forest Cake

Good food for everyone…

Chicken Enchilada Caserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Tears shed over the final episode of Gossip Girl

Gossip Girl Final

Hidden treasures found on evening walks…

Hidden Treasures

(although it kind of looks like the picture perfect scene for a horror movie to start)

Aaaaaand decent progress made in Candy Crush

Candy Crush Progress

Yessiree, it was a good one. But it’s time for me to head in to work, so I’ll leave you with this…

Be So Happy

Happy Monday, friends!

. – . – . – .

What kind of job are you going in to on Monday mornings?
What’s good in your life right now?
And for my fellow Candy Crush addicts… what level are you on?!

{ 77 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Tiff @ Love, Sweat, and Beers June 17, 2013 at 8:07 am

My belly is good. haha Totally jealous of your dad’s cake. You can make me one any time! πŸ˜‰


2 Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness June 17, 2013 at 8:08 am

I love that first quote, it’s just so true. and when everything else is going wrong in a day or you wake up in a bad mood, there’s always that cup of coffee that will be good. I’m at work now, I work at a hedge fund. and as for candy crush,-sooo i may have found an itunes gift card in my wallet that I hadnt used yet, sooo I may have used it to pay for more lives… and then my boyfriend and i got into a really competitive race, so i kept buying lives… and now im on level 70. i refuse to give that game any more money, and i dont think i can even look at it today.


3 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:17 am

Haha! I refuse to give money to that game because I know it’ll be the beginning of the end for me. Right now I’m waiting to finish another quest to unlock more levels. And is it sad that I’m actually going back to replay -old- levels so I can get my fix?!


4 Lisa June 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

Love this. I totally agree in finding the good in everyday. Even every instance. Sometimes, it will be really hard to do, but as long as we have family, friends, food, a roof over our head; well we’re pretty blessed.
I totally agree that it’s how you handle the mix of good and bad. I admit, I’m not alwaysss the best, but it’s something I’m working on. At least being able to be grateful of a few things every single day.
And I’d say your highlights from the weekend look pretty awesome:)
Okay, I really think I need to try Candy Crush! I’m scared I’ll get addicted though haha.


5 Ashley @ OUrPersonalRecords June 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

I spend my weekend days in a hospital as a research coordinator. Things can be boring at times, but when I reflect on the greater good that comes from the research we do, I am reminded of the importance of the menial tasks. What’s good in my life? There are many good things, but today I think the best is being able to listen to some incredible TED talks while I get my work done.


6 Victoria @ Reluctantly Skinny June 17, 2013 at 8:09 am

I pinned that last quote a while ago – it always makes me take a second to think about the little things in during the day that can make it all better! I FINALLY beat 89 last night in candy crush…I really don’t know how people are up to the 100 somethings!


7 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:20 am

I do… it’s because Candy Crush is a taker over-er of lives that sucks you in until your only objective is to get through a level. Gah! I’m currently waiting to unlock more quests and it’s kind of been agony.


8 Khushboo June 17, 2013 at 8:16 am

Yeahhh I love this post- it’s the little things in life that can make me the biggest difference overall! I’m actually one of those weirdos who doesn’t hate on Mondays! Sure I would love a longer weekend but I like that Mondays can set a positive tone for the rest of the week. ..and it’s almost like a temporary clean slate. A few good things about my Monday:

*Waking up and actually feeling refreshed
*Working out with a buddy
*Receiving positive feedback
*Reaching home just as it starts to downpour outside

And now to more important things: what is that cake?? It looks in-sayne!


9 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:21 am

It’s homemade Black Forest πŸ˜€ Chocolate cake, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream. And yes… it’s insanely good…


10 Miss Polkadot June 17, 2013 at 8:18 am

As you might know I’m all about finding those sparks and tidbits of happiness in every day instead of focussing on the negatives all of the time. In that spirit: yes, my past weekend was a drag and the next weeks will continue to be stressful. But during these past days more than ever I was reminded again how amazingly supportive my family is. Especially during those nasty times I make myself notice even the smallest happy things more intensely: smelling some flowers, my morning walks in the gorgeous sunshine. All of that is good in my life right now and will likely continue to be good :).
Happy Monday, Amanda!
P.S.: I’ll need to resist the urge to try Candy Crush until this semester’s over but your regular mentions make it hard ;).


11 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:22 am

πŸ˜† Sorry… I’ll try to cut back, but it’s kind of hard when it’s become such a prominent thing…


12 Beth @ Mangoes and Miles June 17, 2013 at 8:20 am

I don’t think you ever told us what the first round of flowers was for? (Or if you did, this may be a tad awkward.) Eek! I want to know!

Also, I’ve officially decided that you need to come over and bake for me. Because I don’t think I have the patience to bake as much as you do, and I’m pretty sure anything you bake will taste so much better than anything I bake. (Aka, that cake. Please send that to me ASAP.) πŸ˜‰


13 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:23 am

πŸ˜† I still haven’t said, and it’ll be a while yet before I spill the beans (sowwy!!). But I’d be more than happy to come over and bake! I would honestly love to bake more than I already do, but it’s not always easy to get through the goodies!


14 Sarah @pickyrunner June 17, 2013 at 8:23 am

It’s so important to find that good in the day. Sometimes it’s hard and sometimes it’s not. For you, this weekend seemed like it was more good than bad and that’s awesome. I mean, cake and family and gossip girl and candy crush? How could it not be!! Mondays aren’t my favorite but I don’t hate them as much as some people. It’s the start of a new week and we all get a fresh start. If that isn’t marvelous, I don’t know what is.


15 Ari @ The Pace of it All June 17, 2013 at 8:30 am

I hear ya… those weekends just FLY by while the work week ticks by so slowly! Rawr. Lots of marvelousness in your day, that cake looks delish and that flower is beautiful!

Job: teaching summer school. Which is… eh. Some days awesome, some days tiring. So it goes…


16 Kate June 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

SO GLAD I’m not the only one who cried at the GG season finale! IT WAS SO PERFECT gahhh. Anyway, love this post – it’s such a good point, when you only focus on the negative things (which most of the time are truly insignificant), you don’t get to enjoy the positives. I’m lucky enough to have a job/career path where I literally can’t imagine doing anything else, but I’ve absolutely had lackluster jobs before (and getting up on mondays for high school or an 8am physics class, obviously not the most fun a girl’s ever had LOL) and….mondays don’t have to suck! You can focus on how good it feels to be productive, the cute business-professional outfit you’re wearing that maybe you bought at a weekend sale, or just that you can’t wait for a beer after you’re done at 5!


17 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

It was! I was so happy with the way all the characters ended up, and the whole “who is Gossip Girl” and the reasoning behind it was pretty well done as well. Now I just need another show to become obsessed with…


18 Megan @ runningonjava June 17, 2013 at 8:34 am

One of my favorite quotes is “happiness is a choice.” Every time I get upset/frustrated/cranky, I always think of that. Lovely weekend, for sure! I love that bench – so cute!


19 Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat June 17, 2013 at 8:43 am

Girl, you must have read my mind or something because I’m working on a happiness post as we speak (god willing…it’ll be posted this week)! Weird!!!

Anyway, the rose is gorgeous, the cake looks deeelicious and that bench is beautiful, but definitely looks like it could be the set for a horror movie!

Happy Monday! :-)


20 De @ Cooking for the Other Half June 17, 2013 at 9:00 am

Seriously, why can’t all weekends be 3-day weekends?!?!?

And I LOVE Gossip Girl. I was obsessed with the books and then even more obsessed with the TV show. So good.


21 Nicole @ FruitnFitness June 17, 2013 at 9:11 am

I love how sometimes a simple smile from a fried or stranger can turn your day around :) my flowers are blooming and it makes my happy seeing and smelling them, lilies always smell so good! Monday mornings are always rough but I always make sure to have an extra good cup of coffee to make up for it! Today’s coffee was macadamia nut flavored with coconut milk. So good.


22 Caitlin June 17, 2013 at 9:17 am

Amen girl…I know one of the biggest things I struggle with is letting the little things get me down and add up to something bigger than they are. Not necessary, however, and sucks the fun and joy out of everything in life. Better than I used to be but I’d still like to get better with it. It looks like you received some beautiful flowers this weekend and had a lovely family celebration :) I hope your week gets off to a great start, girl!


23 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles June 17, 2013 at 9:22 am

Yay optimism!! I’m with you on searching out the little things to make you happy, even on a day where that’s particularly difficult. Currently making me happy – two more weeks to go before we get a long weekend πŸ˜‰ And mooooore flowers? Lucky lady!

Oh, and that wooden bench? I think I see Freddy lurking back there πŸ˜‰
And job: summer admin assistant at an insurance agency. Not particularly glamourous, but it means I can pay for tuition in the Fall (and HLS in September! :-D)


24 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:31 am

Two more weeks?… Two more weeks! Ha! I can’t believe I completely forgot about Canada Day. And YES to working to pay for trips! I think registration already opened? I see a text chat in the imminent future…


25 Brittany June 17, 2013 at 9:23 am

You know I love me some hidden nature treasures! That bench is adorable, despite the slight horror movie look hahaha. HELL yes, attitude is everything. I plan to make my Monday amazing by having a huge smile all day, no matter what going on or what I feel!


26 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 11:32 am

Confession: I thought of you when I saw it πŸ˜€ Hope you’re having that amazing Monday!!


27 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit June 17, 2013 at 9:42 am

Thanks girl for this post! I needed it today after a weekend of overindulging I was kind of feeling guilty this morning. I took a step back & told myself there is SO much to be thankful for today…a job I love, strength for a good workout, a day with my nephew later. Looks like your weekend had plenty of greatness in it :) Happy Monday!


28 Nicole June 17, 2013 at 10:14 am

Monday mornings (through Friday mornings, of course!) I go into work for a Senate committee. Love it. Always interesting stuff going on. But I’m not a morning person, so I’m always in a fog until about 10am regardless of whether I had coffee or not!

And actually, lots of things are good in my life now. I’m adjusting to life in a new city, have a boy in my life who’s the sweetest ever, and eating huge breakfasts at IHOP at 11pm. Life is good when you’re not worrying about stupid things!


29 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

A new boy?! Eeee! I couldn’t be happier for you, girl! Keeping my fingers crossed πŸ˜€


30 Lauren June 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

I guess I need to practice this a little.

I have nooo idea what level I’m on Candy Crush because MY PHONE DIED while I was just playing it. Now I have to wait for the booger to charge so I can keep feeding my addiction! More flowers, I see πŸ˜‰


31 Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 17, 2013 at 10:18 am

This is a such a positive post for a Monday! I love the quote at the beginning, so true. That cake looks pretty darn yummy too! I actually had to work all weekend at my second job because Father’s Day is my holiday to cover and now I’m back to work again! Friday can’t come soon enough! But, I am grateful to have a job, of course. Oh, and I do ultrasounds for a living! :)


32 Rachel @ Undercover Diva: A Sitcom June 17, 2013 at 10:44 am

I work at a tutoring center at my grad school, so that’s what i go into on Mondays in the summer. On Mondays during the school year, I don’t do anything πŸ˜› What’s good in my life is running, new friends, and hockey tonight πŸ˜€


33 Ashley @ Eat Run Live Happy June 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

I am a stay at home mom during the day and I work evenings. So Monday means spending time with my little ones alone. Sometimes it can be very lonely and overwhelming but do realize that I am very lucky to have them.
I am very happy with everything in my life right now. I’m super happy today! I’m getting stronger both mentally and physically every day, I love myself more everyday, I’ve learned to be happy and positive as much as I possible can, my running is getting better and I have a goal that isn’t weight related, and it seems my money problems are coming to an end. Positivity and law of attraction really works!


34 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Awwr girl! Reading that seriously made me break out in a huge smile. I’m so happy for you πŸ˜€


35 Alyssa @ Road to RD June 17, 2013 at 11:26 am

What an inspiring post! Even though Monday is halfway over, it still brought a smile to my face. A few good things about my Monday:
It’s sunny and 80
We have fresh nectarines
Sex and the City is on for 2 hours
Oh the little things! Have a great day!


36 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm

I think that casseroles almost always = good. There is just something so cozy and comforting about them :).


37 Sara @ fitcupcaker June 17, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I was off today, yay! But im usually up early at 530 am heading to the hospital to work! That flower is so beautiful too, I love my garden :)


38 Nausheen June 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I just started Candy Crush last night and I love it! I think I’m on level 12 or 13, but I played it for almost 20 minutes straight which is quite impressive for me since I usually can’t take games for more than 5 minutes. Happy Monday!


39 Becky @ Olives n Wine June 17, 2013 at 12:49 pm

Oooh more pretty flowers for you this weekend <3 Once I started realizing that Mondays were inevitable, I actually started hating them less :) I don't mind my job, I think it is just the lack of the flexible schedule that I mind! The summer sun and long days are the highlight of my life right now. I would be completely content in life if everyday could have 16+ hours of daylight :)


40 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 2:00 pm

The extra sun (and warmth!!) is definitely a beautiful thing. My only complaint is that it makes it so much harder to go to sleep at a decent time…


41 Kim hoeltje June 17, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Ah so addicted to candy crush! Super stuck on level 65


42 Ashley @ Life and Fitness June 17, 2013 at 1:08 pm

I’m on level 65 now and I’ve been stuck for a week now! I wish I could play it constantly since its so addicting. I heard the levels go up to around 300!! Lots more playing to go.


43 Missy June 17, 2013 at 1:12 pm

I’m a sales and marketing coordinator for a branch office of a broker dealer blahblahblahblah….
Trying to decide on a new career but FIRST buying a condo — which has been bringing lots of blood sweat and tears lately.
Thanks for the reminder about all the ups.

PS- Level 34.


44 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 3:07 pm

That’s the route I went as well, although I didn’t exactly plan it that way. And don’t stress, lady… I know buying/moving can be super hectic, but it’ll all turn out just fine in the end. You’ll see <3


45 Meghan @ fitnesscrEATures June 17, 2013 at 1:59 pm

I would be so happy to have another weekend day too! :) Make that happen and I’ll owe you forever and ever! That bench doesn’t even look real – how adorable! Hope you sat and rested there! :) Happy Monday, for sure!


46 Sophia June 17, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The cake and meal you made look bellissimo! I have been and will be off fishing with papa in the wee hours of the morning! It’s messy but it’s a nice opportunity to spend time with him πŸ˜‰ he is getting frail so he will have to stop work soon- it’s a hard thing for him to admit and come to terms with. Lucas is in my life- this is a very good thing. Vegemite is in my life too- another good thing ;)- Also a pantry full of tomato passata and sauce πŸ˜‰ A renewed vigor to work a hard as I possibly can and fight for the injustice and inequality of the world has re-entered my blood stream- a very, very good thing. May I ask (please forgive me if you have previously mentioned it!) what you do for work? :) Your outlook on Mondays is beautiful Amanda- have a happy one πŸ˜‰ xo Sophia


47 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 4:27 pm

I’m glad to hear that you have so much good in your life right now, beautiful lady <3 Right now I do managerial work for the family business, buuuuuut I'm currently working on a career change. I'll be sharing more soon, but mum's the word for now :)


48 Hayley June 17, 2013 at 4:03 pm

Love the positivity :) Not always easy but crucial to living a life fear from fear! I’m definitely a work in progress but I’ve been trying to incorporate time for gratitude each day and I swear it makes a huge difference.

Happy Monday!


49 Liz @ The Girl on Fire Now June 17, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I don’t have a job; I’m not old enough and school is out
I got back from Canada and will soon be going to mountain biking camp


50 Kat June 17, 2013 at 4:08 pm

I was just talking to my mom about this the other day. How I can get so glum about silly things, instead of focusing on what I DO have and all the blessings in my life. My problems are so trivial compared to others. My friends sister just came down with a disease that has left her completely paralyzed. 28 years old and paralyzed by something she had NO control over. And Im upset about my life?! psh!! Focusing on the good is so important!


51 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Sorry to hear about your friend’s sister, girl :( Those kind of things definitely put things into perspective…


52 lindsay June 17, 2013 at 4:54 pm

it’s all about our thought process, yes? Where we place our thoughts, good or bad. Good can overcome any bad, amen!


53 Meghan@CleanEatsFastFeets June 17, 2013 at 5:23 pm

I love those quotes. In fact, I pinned both of them awhile back because I agree whole heartedly with their sentiment.
Are those the same flowers as before, or are those new flowers? The plot thickens.


54 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 6:12 pm

Those are new flowers :) And I’m really starting to feel like I’m going to have to spill the beans soon 😯


55 Katie June 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

I am glad you joined in today beauty! :)

The cake for dad looks amazing! Did you make it? YUM! Hope he had a great fathers day!

Great quotes too <3


56 elle | nutritionella June 17, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Love this post. I’m lucky enough to go to my dream job every morning at MyFitnessPal – doesn’t even feel like work!


57 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 17, 2013 at 6:03 pm

Oh I feel you on Monday mornings… I’m a dental hygienist and even though I always get a 3 day weekend, it seems like M-R is SUPER long!


58 Jorie @ The Midwest Maven June 17, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Hi! I just stumbled upon your blog but I have to sayβ€”I love it.

And I couldn’t agree more with your outlook on the Monday blahs (or anytime blahs). There will always be “downs” or negatives in our life, but without them, there’d be no ups either. Gotta have a balance to really appreciate it! Cheers :)


59 Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach June 17, 2013 at 6:52 pm

Amanda, you are so right!! Seeing the good in each day is also all about perspective. Some people have such negative outlooks on everything. It’s so much easier to make the best out of crappy situations.
My Mondays – Fridays are filled with excitement (see, I’m using my positive perspective) at my office, where I assist clients using our online software to help them with their social media efforts. Yup, I get to help people post to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc ALL day long. Hence why my own social media activity is pretty sparse. The best part of my day? Leaving! Woo hoo! πŸ˜‰ Just kidding…?


60 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Oh boy, could I ever use your social media expertise… I’m terrible at it!


61 Sarah @ Feeeding the Brain and Body June 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm

Practically everyone I know is a Candy Crush addict! I am almost resisting the urge for that reason haha! You are so right, it is how we deal wit the mix of good and bad that matters. I try to not sweat the small stuff and look on the positive side…sometimes I don’t. Evening walks are the best!


62 Tessa @ Amazing Asset June 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm

That first quote is a great one and important to remember! I have been ms negative nancy far too much lately. While I do feel justified in some of the ways I have been acting because of what happened with school and other whatevers going on, I need to stop dwelling… stop the negativity. There really are good things around us on a constant basis and when you actually take the time to look and open your eyeballs, accepting what there is, you will see so much more.


63 Cara June 17, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I could have used this post BEFORE my Monday started! I got my self into such a mess of anxiety and my thoughts were just spiraling out of control! It was ridiculous. I don’t even know what I was so worked up about really – I made a decision I wasn’t 100% happy with but I need to do what you said in your post – see the good in every day and stop focusing on the negatives. No one wants to be a negative Nancy, it doesn’t nothing for one’s mood! Looking back, I can see that Monday and me being a mess has actually taught me a valuable lesson so there really is good in everything – somedays we just have to look harder than others :)


64 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 17, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Overcoming struggles makes us stronger, and learning from mistakes makes us grow. Really, it’s win-win :)


65 Katie @ Live Half Full June 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm

I feel ya, this week I’m keeping things simple so I didn’t put much pressure on my Monday- it turned out perfectly!


66 Karey @ Nutty About Health June 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

Great life advice. :)
I spent my Monday working at my nutrition store job & got a less-than-thrilling (bad news) letter at lunch time when I came home… but, like you said, it’s all about how you handle it. I can sit & stew over it, or I can take action & do the best I can to make it not so sucky. πŸ˜‰
Your flowers were beautiful & that cake & enchilada casserole – YUM!!


67 Hali June 17, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Happy Monday to you too!! I have to try extra hard to head into work with a positive attitude and smile…it really does make the day so much better & makes it more enjoyable for everyone around me haha! Thanks for the reminders. I have to jump on this candy crush bandwagon… :-) looks fun!


68 Ashley @ AlmostVegGirlie June 17, 2013 at 9:43 pm

I really needed to see this today! It’s hard to be positive on a Monday, but it’s been even harder this week after dealing with the fire in my city over the last few days. But…it’s at 75% containment now, and we got some much-needed rain today, so those are things to be happy about for sure!

My Mondays and Thursdays are spent at my internship at a local news station, working with their weather team. It’s challenging, but in a good way since it’s basically training for my dream job and even though I never know what to expect, it’s always exciting and pretty fun. I don’t even mind that it’s an unpaid internship!


69 Sabrina @ Nutritiously Sweet June 18, 2013 at 1:15 am

lmao… it seems like everyone is on Candy Crush madness… I dare not to try it!


70 Jessie June 18, 2013 at 2:10 am

I just started playing candy crush yesterday.. and I’m kinda sort of addicted already, Ha! I hear the addiction gets worse huh?


71 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 18, 2013 at 5:51 am

Yep! It gets to the point where you start feeling a crazy amount of accomplishment for finishing a level a day.


72 Laura June 18, 2013 at 4:16 am

Mondays are actually my “Tuesdays” since I work Sunday-Thurs, so I don’t mind going NEARLY as much as on Sundays! I work as a counselor/case manager for a non-profit agency that works to get individuals with mental illnesses integrated within the community and as independent as possible. It’s a really interesting job and I’m on the road a lot so the hours FLY by!

What’s good in my life right now? Well…tomorrow is my last day at work for the week…then I’m going to the Cape with my boy!


73 Sarah @ A Refining Adventure June 18, 2013 at 6:42 am

Since I’m a teacher, I’m off right now! It’s so nice! I know people make fun, but teaching is HARD! However, it is incredibly rewarding and worth every minute! That cake looks so yummy! What kind is it?


74 Amanda @ .running with spoons. June 18, 2013 at 7:10 am

Teachers definitely don’t get the credit they deserve. And the cake? It’s just a simple homemade Black Forest made with chocolate cake mix, cherry pie filling, and whipped cream. I go over some basic instructions here http://www.runningwithspoons.com/2013/04/21/10-steps-to-one-tasty-cake/


75 Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 1, 2013 at 2:05 am

“I mean, isn’t that kind of what life’s all about? The attitude with which you approach things?” <- So so so so soooooooooooooooo true!! Actually, I think the shift in my thinking over the last month or so has been the BEST thing in my journey with Intuitive Eating and in the process of healing and finding of myself. For so long, I was trapped in an endless cycle of negative thinking, but I've finally gotten to a point where I'm starting to see the positives…I truly believe that there is a silver lining in just about everything we come across in life. I also believe that everything happens for a reason…to mold us…shape us…help us grow. Sometimes we are dealt a bad hand, but our lives aren't just one game of cards…it's an endless night of games. Sometimes we have to bluff our way through it, but we will always get another chance to try our luck again in the next hand. :)


76 Amanda @ .running with spoons. July 1, 2013 at 12:29 pm

Doing some serious happy dancing for you, girlie πŸ˜€ So glad to hear that you’re in a better place <3


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