Have you seen this note a boy wrote in response to a girl who asked him if he liked her? What a mature and well thought out response. I wish I knew myself at 18, hell I wish I knew myself now. I feel like I am constantly changing. We all are because life is constantly changing. We never seem to really become the people we thought we were going to become. Instead our taste change, our desires and goals change, our families who surround us change, even our interest change. What I do know as is that time is valuable. We should use our time not only taking care of our necessary responsibilities but spend it with the people we love doing the things we really enjoy doing. As I have gotten older I have learned to say no to things I don't enjoy, which is so to do hard at 18. I have learned to accept that things don't always go your way. Life can be hard and test you in ways you never dreamed possible but it teaches you to "just keep going". I have learned to look at my life with such gratitude. I see all my blessing and I am so thankful for them. Getting to know yourself is a hard lifelong process because we always changing. However, as we get older we learn to decipher through all the bullshit a lot quicker, thank goodness!
Friday, January 23, 2015
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
With the New Year upon us and the holidays over, I like everyone else have been thinking about eating healthy. Our usual meals are so boring. I have been trying to come up with some new healthy meals the whole family can enjoy. Lately, I am loving the meal in a bowl trend. This blog,
I Will Not Eat Oyster, which is new to me, has my mouth watering with every picture.
Tracy at Shutterbean seriously makes everything look so delicious, even the quinoa. My goal this year is to make quinoa that actually taste good.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 12:16 PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Missing all the family time we had over the holidays, especially my nephew. It has been so rough getting back to our normal routine, we are really struggling this week.
Back to work.
Missing having a fresh tree with lights in the house.
We made Ina Garten's Sunday Rib Roast for Christmas dinner and it was seriously the best prime rib I have ever had. The rib bone is on there but what I did was have the butcher cut the rib bone off but then put it back together with twine, so you get all the flavor but it is way easier to cut and serve. The weird thing is you really only add salt and pepper. I had to hold myself back from adding more seasoning or something because it looked so bland. However, I did add enough salt to create a salt crust. I think that helps keep the meat moist. Honestly, I could eat this every Sunday and I know 3 teenage boys who wish we could eat this every Sunday.
Back to work.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 9:35 AM
Thursday, January 1, 2015
I not a huge fan of resolutions because I feel like they can just add extra pressure to one's life. It's that double edge sword, I mean you always want to be doing better, learning and growing but also you don't want to feel like a failure if you don't reach some unattainable goal you set for yourself on New Year's. I saw this image from Lauren Conrad and I thought this is a good way to narrow down your goals and focus on specific ideas.
Happy New Year!
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 5:51 PM
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
I keep telling myself one of these days I an going to get all dressed up and go out for a nice dinner and dancing on New Year's Eve. Maybe that should be my New Year's resolution for next year? There are so many beautiful plus size dresses now that would be perfect for such an occasion. I love the first outfit, that skirt is so beautiful.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 7:53 AM
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
This blog, Becoming Minimalist, is really a great reminder of how we go through life just doing what we have always done without really thinking about what we are doing. I was reading this post about consumerism and I know I fall into this trap. I like stuff, designer stuff, stuff on sale, clothes, shoes, books, you name I like it/want it. This isn't how I want to be. I have spent the last few years really thinking about my purchases. I try to ask myself, is this something that is made well and will not go out of style? Is it something that will add to my quality of life? However, after reading this post again I realized there are so many other ways I can tame my consumerism. I am beginning to understand my weaknesses and to experiment with tighter budgets on food, clothing and extras.
I also, found this post on Television so interesting. I do watch TV a lot. I enjoy it and I guess it sort of gives me something to do at night. However, now that I am thinking about not only the financial cost but the physical cost as well. My new goal for me this year is to cut back on my screen time. I may even get brave enough to cancel my cable.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 7:59 AM