Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I recently, or FINALLY for a better word, got into Downton Abbey after everyone was talking about how great the show is, and now I am HOOKED! I spent a few long evenings and a couple of weekends having Downton Abbey marathons watching episode after episode. Of course season 1 was only available on Netflix and season 2 was on Hulu, making it slightly difficult to catch up but luckily my mom had free trials with each and so generously gave me her login info. So, my crisis of "how do I watch this show?!" was averted!

I was so relieved when Matthew and Lady Mary finally realized their love for each other and got married. It had been such a rocky road getting them together and I just always knew it was meant to be.

 Now that I am finally caught up with all three seasons and have to wait for season 4, I am wishing I had just one more episode to watch. Season 3's dramatic finale with Matthew dying in a car crash after welcoming his first born baby into the world left me with so much curiosity and I must find out what happens next!! 

Oh, how I wish I had another season to watch...

Tuesday, March 5, 2013



I love deviled eggs, but I would have never thought to try using avocados instead of so much mayo or mustard. What a fabulously, healthy alternative. This is a must try!

Note: Prepare right before serving, as avocados may become dark.

  • 6 hard boiled eggs
  • 1 medium avocado, diced small
  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • Salt to taste


1. Cut boiled eggs in half lengthwise and carefully scoop out yolks. Mash yolks with a fork.
2. Stir in diced avocados, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste.
3. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture and place on a serving plate. Sprinkle with cayenne or fresh, chopped parsley. Makes 12 servings.

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 90 calories, 4g Protein, 6g Fat, 1g Carbs, 0g Sugar, 75mg Sodium

Tuesday, February 26, 2013


Layered Fruit Gazpacho by backtoherroots #Fruit #Kiwi

How delightfully refreshing does this layered fruit gazpacho look?!?!

Here's the simple recipe for this beautiful, mouth-watering treat:

  • 10 ounces frozen raspberries, thawed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 12 ounces unsweetened lemon-lime sparkling water
  • 5 kiwis, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 cup roughly chopped cantaloupe
  • 4 kiwi slices, for garnish


1. In the basin of a food processor or blender, combine raspberries and honey. Pulse or blend until pureed. Strain raspberry puree through a fine mesh sleeve and discard the seeds. Min in lemon-lime sparkling water and set aside. 
2. Combine the peeled kiwi and lime juice in a clean basin of a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until pureed and set aside. 
3. Add the cantaloupe in a clean basin of a food processor or blender. Pulse or blend until pureed. Set aside. 
4. To layer gazpacho, gently spoon equal amounts of kiwi puree into each of four bowls or glasses. Repeat with cantaloupe puree and raspberry puree. Garnish with kiwi slices. Serve and enjoy! 

Monday, February 25, 2013



I absolutely love this saying. I've heard it once before and it caught my attention back then, and I stumbled across it again and was still touched by it. 

Life is exciting.
Life is messy.
Life is full of so many opportunities.
Life is what you make it.

Color your life with a lot of color and don't be afraid to color outside of the lines. Life is your own personal masterpiece and however you color it, it's beautiful.

Saturday, February 23, 2013


I love the smallthingsblog, it is my absolute favorite, changed my hair life lol

Love this hairstyle! It's so simple, yet looks amazing. I will have to try this one out for sure.