Saturday, August 24, 2013

Cotton Candy

One of my favorite childhood memories is the joy of eating COTTON CANDY! I was introduced to the sweet fluff back in my toddler years…and I never looked back. Cotton Candy till this day is my favorite guilty pleasure. 

My favorite brand is “Rainbow Cotton Candy” because it is full of flavor and has a creamy texture unlike any other brand out there.

Ben and Jerry’s recently introduced their idea of a frozen cotton candy treat. (One of my new favorites!)

Starbucks has also brought Cotton Candy to a whole new level! On their secret menu you can order this delicious non-caffeinated beverage by asking for a vanilla bean frappuccino with one pump of Raspberry syrup!

If you’re not into the whole sugar thing…what about grapes? Yes, Grapes! You can find these healthy yet delicious treats only 3 weeks out of the year in the state of California.


Fun Facts:

·      National Cotton Candy Day is on December 7th
·      Cotton candy was originally called fairy floss
·      In 1920 fairy floss was re-named cotton candy
·      Cotton candy contains only one ingredient: sugar

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Enjoy The Moment

I often find myself thinking of past memories and future “what ifs” I have recently re-discovered to be focused in the present and appreciate the current moment. I took a 3-week vacation to Montana this summer with my boyfriend and his family. After about eight days I was really able to completely relax. I was able to let go of any worries or concerns I had prior to flying to the beautiful state (Montana). Every morning I had a warm cup of coffee and sat on the porch while listening to the birds sing. The air was refreshing with a subtle hint of pine trees and huckleberries! One morning while doing my morning routine it dawned on me that I was enjoying the current moment that was happening in my life. I haven’t felt this way in quite sometime. I wasn’t distracted by people talking, cars driving, or big malls filled with brand name items. It was just me and good ol’ nature. I don’t typically think of my self as the “country” type but all I know is I felt at such peace.  

I encourage you to explore what it is that YOU enjoy in life, whether it be singing, painting, or just drinking coffee on the porch. What puts you at ease? Take sometime to explore who you are/what puts a smile on your face…. I promise you won’t be disappointed :)