Playing catch up

Whoa kids, it’s been a few weeks! The end of the school year happened, I started going back to barre3, and I ate a quesarito. Yeah, that quesarito wasn’t such a great idea, but I wanted to try gluten since my doctor put me on a new probiotic. To my dismay it did not go over well and I ended up with an unhappy tummy all day yesterday. So I’m sticking with this gluten free thing. My goal for next week is to buy all the fancy flours and put together my own GF flour blend. I’m hoping this will get me baking again. I miss making cupcakes and sharing them with people. I need that part of my life back!

For the past few weeks I’ve really been trying to figure out what my next steps are. I’m approaching my 29th birthday in 3 months and while I’m happy to be living in Portland with Nate I feel like there are certain aspects of my life that I’m not so happy with. So I’m starting with small things like maintaining a work out routine. This week I started going to barre3 again. My plan is to go at least 4 times a week and especially going on days I feel down. There’s nothing like working on yourself for 60 minutes to really make you feel like you’ve accomplished something.

I’m also trying to figure out what the next step in my career should be. I’ve worked in education for over 8 years now, and while I do enjoy it, I feel like something is missing. It might be the lack of baking in my life, it might be just wanting to be more creative. So I’m keeping my eyes open for new and exciting opportunities. I’m also hoping to put in some more work on my etsy shop this summer. I’d like to sign up for a street fair or two in Portland since they have about 20 different ones throughout the summer.

So I apologize for my absence these past few weeks. Sometimes you just have to step back and get your head on straight. But I’m ready to conquer this summer and make the most of the beautiful weather we’ve been having lately. I’m ready for a few rain free months, tubing down the Sandy River, day drinking on patios, and riding my bike all over Portland.

Next week we will return to this blogs regularly scheduled program of recipes, books, and Portland. Enjoy your weekend lovelies!

xx

Candice

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Around here lately…

It’s been a few weeks since I last posted but I’ve been busy with some pretty awesome changes & projects.

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We still have about 5 months left on our lease, and even though we’re not sure if we’re gonna move, I’ve decided to finally start hanging up things. This is my first time doing embroidery and I’m in love. I have another hoop and will be doing a similar one for a friend that just got engaged. Who doesn’t love Harry Potter themed crafts?

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Protein shakes have become a regular thing for me lately. I’m doing a 30 day detox and I have never felt better. I’m still juicing almost daily and I just started taking a barre class (which I’m pretty obsessed with). It feels so good to do something good for myself. Even though I do miss eating Taco Bell & pizza sometimes, I don’t miss feeling gross all the time.

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I picked up this fantastic book at the library last week. It’s 500+ pages which can sometimes be a bit intimidating to read in 3 weeks, but I’m really getting sucked into the story. I love when you luck up at the library and find a book you really love. Our book club also decided on our next book and we’re going to be reading one of my favorites, The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. I haven’t read the book since high school, but it was pretty much my bible as a teenager. It will be really great to see how I react to it as an adult.

So many good things are happening around here now. I really can’t wait to share it all soon.

xx

Candice