Strong Women

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“A strong woman builds her own world. She is one who is wise enough to know that it will attract the man she will gladly share it with.” – Ellen J. Barrier, How to Trust God When All Other Resources Have Failed

“She made broken look beautiful & strong look invincible. She walked with the Universe on her shoulders & made it look like a pair of wings.” – Ariana Dancu

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Unused Bravery

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I’m pretty stoked about the new drama series about to start on NBC entitled, “The Brave.”

Why? Obviously, I’m a true patriot! But beyond that, it’s a part of me…bravery. I don’t mean to sound conceited or anything else horrible, but if I had to be one hundred percent honest, I would say that I am truly one of the bravest people I know. I wasn’t really given a chance to be anything but brave, however, I would choose to be brave either way.

I sit here and often question things. Why? Why was I made to be so brave and honestly, so incredibly strong and yet, I’m forced to be STUCK at home fighting illnesses. I understand that absolutely everything is God’s work. Everything is part of God’s plan. I totally get it. I just wish I understood WHY. God gave me the strength, the courage, the heart…and I don’t understand what I’m suppose to be doing with it, other than surviving incurable illnesses of course.

I do often feel I have wasted talent, stored strength and unused bravery.

If you look up the show on the IMDB website, the synopsis will tell you this:

”The complex world of our bravest military heroes who make personal sacrifices while executing the most challenging and dangerous missions behind enemy lines.”

The show fits my personality to the letter. I want to go in and help. I want to serve my country and do everything I can to protect, save and defend it. I’m smart, I’m adaptable (CLEARLY), I can crush challenges thrown my way and I’ve proved it time and time again.

USE ME. Make me useful.

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Baking with Becca – Vegan Carrot Cake with Lemon Buttercream Frosting

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This looks amazing & is a MUST try!

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Carrot cake, one of the most loved yet strange cakes to find in a cafe.

Who ever first thought of putting carrots into a cake? It’s beyond me but my goodness, it works so well.

As I’m recently trying to eat more and more vegan things, desserts is the place of my downfall – I want cake, I want chocolate and I want creamy pastries. Due to this, I’m trying my absolute best to research and find new desserts to try – cake being my first venture.

If you haven’t read it already, I recently started my venture with this amazing lemon cake – The Most Perfect Lemon Cake – & it’s Vegan!

Next on my list – Carrot Cake – I found the base of my recipe on Loving It Vegan and make a couple of subtle changes to suit what I had in the house, along with my…

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Today Sucked

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Today suuuuuuuuuuucked.

Silver lining? I’m WAY tougher than I EVER give myself credit for. I need to realize my strength, embrace it, share it, help it bloom even more…

I’m a strong woman. And strength is beautiful.

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One Pan Lemon Parmesan Chicken & Asparagus

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Tonight’s dinner!

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Need:
Ingredients

1 & 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts or tenders
1/3 cup flour
1 cup panko*
1 cup parmesan cheese
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp garlic powder
3-4 lemons
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 tbsps melted butter
1 tbsp lemon pepper seasoning
1 pound asparagus
3 tbsps olive oil
1 sliced lemon & fresh parsley for topping

Do:
Preheat oven to 400° F. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper/foil & set aside.

Grab three bowls & add the flour to one bowl.

Combine the panko, 1/2 cup of the freshly grated parmesan cheese, dried parsley, garlic powder, & about 1/2 teaspoon each of salt & pepper. Stir. Set aside.

In the final bowl, add 1-2 teaspoons lemon zest, 4-5 tablespoons lemon juice (depending on lemon flavor intensity desired), minced garlic, & 5 tablespoons melted butter. Stir. Remove 4 tablespoons of this mixture & set aside…

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Makeup Cures?

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When people think you’re all better because you put makeup on…

Are you kidding me?! Mascara doesn’t cure autoimmune diseases people. GET EDUCATED!

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Lavender Lemonade

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Lavender lemonade tastes amazing! It should also help you to relax & ease anxiety while relieving headaches.

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Lemonade with Lavender Essential Oil

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw honey
  • 12 cups water
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • Juice from 6 lemons

Directions

  • In a large saucepan simply mix the ingredients together and then chill. Test it out and if it’s needed put more water or honey
  • Cover and let stand for 1 hour

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