Saturday, September 28, 2013


Hello all! Hope you are having a lovely Saturday! When I began my half marathon training, I decided I wanted to start eating better as well. And boy, has it been so much fun! The first week was terribly difficult. But now, I'm finding it much easier to make healthy choices each and every day! Anyhoo, a friend of mine shared a wonderful, healthy recipe with me; black bean brownies! It may sound a bit odd, but they are super delicious!! Let me know your thoughts! 

Black Bean Brownies

  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • *Optional* 1 teaspoon instant coffee
  • *Optional* 1/2 cup chocolate chips

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking dish.
  2. Combine the black beans, eggs, oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, sugar, and instant coffee in a blender; blend until smooth; pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top of the mixture.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hello Autumn, You Have Been Dearly Missed

Hello lovlies! How is everyone today? I hope wonderful! Ah, autumn is here. For the longest time I never liked autumn at all. But now, I treasure it dearly! Although Sunday was the official first day of fall, it really started on Saturday for me. I slumped out of bed at 6:45am to go running with my dad. It happened to be raining, so I went back to bed and got up at eight. My dad and I arrived a few miles away from one of the parks in my city, and took off on our run. He left me behind (Those marathoners! Sheesh! Haha), and I ran by myself. As I entered the park, my breath was taken away at what I saw before me. The creek was rushing with water from the previous rain, the morning sunshine peeked through the heavy tree cover, and golden yellow leaves swept to the ground from the cool, crisp wind. "Blow Away" by A Fine Frenzy echoed through my headphones. It was perfection. I would have stopped to enjoy the beauty of it all, but I had four more miles to go. Have you ever had a moment where your breath was simply taken away by the beauties of fall? I'd love to hear. Happy autumn, friends!
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Rambling and Such

    Well hiya everyone! How's life? I hope wonderful. I'm finding that the more the days go by, the more grey and monotonous they become. And its only been, what, five weeks since I began this school year? I think quite a few of us are experiencing these dull days. We get up earlier and go to bed later. Our main goal in life is to get our work complete before sundown. We can never escape these responsibilities, but we can toss in some things in our week to brighten our spirits. In these past few weeks, I've been trying to add in small things that I can look foreword to and not have to throw off my schedule. I try to get up early each morning to spend some time with the Lord (which has pretty much helped the most!). I have been trying new recipes that are quick and super healthy (I look foreword to sharing them with you!). I've begun to play a few piano pieces I have always dreamed of completing one day. And, oh yes, I've been sticking to my half-marathon training schedule. That has helped brighten up my week a lot. But maybe brighten isn't exactly the best term to use. I'm in a love-hate relationship with running.
    And best of all, autumn is just around the corner! Oh how I am excited for autumn!! Be expecting posts with lots of golden leaves, pumpkins, and all things fall!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Let's Go to the Movies

Happy Sunday to you all! How is everyone today? I hope wonderful! There's one thing you should know about me, if you don't know already. I love to watch a good movie! I don't really watch television shows all that much. In fact, at my house, we don't watch television at all during the work/school week. But we love to have movie nights on the weekend, which makes it all the more special. Movies are a unique form of portraying a story. Not all movies are well put together, I might add. But the ones that are stand out. Although the book will always be better than the movie, I still think it's special to see a story come to life through a television or movie theater screen. One of the many reasons I am excited for this fall/winter is all the new movies that will be coming to the silver screen! Here are a few trailers of the movies I'm looking foreword to: 

What about you? Are you a movie watcher? What movies are you looking foreword to seeing? 
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