Saturday, March 22, 2014

Zoo Date

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March 22, 2014

Hello, cupcakes!  Hope all is well.  Today, I took a trip down south to the Birmingham zoo with my parents, my grandma and my niece.  We had such a fun day!  Here are a few pictures, and there will be more on my portfolio tomorrow!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

ARCs and Hair.

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March 1, 2014

Hey, buttercups!  I hope everyone is doing well.  I am just wrapping up my Anthropology and Humanities I classes, and my Intermediate Fiction Workshop and Humanities II start Tuesday.  Ah, college.  I take 8-week courses which is speeding my graduation time up drastically, but the work loads in 8-week classes are...intense.

This isn't a super interesting post, just a bit of a small update.  I decided to start doing some book reviews on here and luckily some publishers have already sent me ARCs (Advanced Reading Copies) or existing books of previously released books to review.  I'm excited to start this part of my site!

Also, I got a huge haircut.  As you know, over the last year I bleached my hair a lot and it was red and then purple and then when I tried to dye it back to my natural shade, it was so damaged that it had a green hue.  It was a disaster and a hassle, so I chopped all the damaged stuff off.  Lesson learned, but I'm liking my longer "Miley" do!




Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paleo Pudding and Portfolio!

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February 18, 2014

First off, let me announce that my photography portfolio is finally live and has enough content that I'm ready to share it. The link up above has been updated to take you right to it, or you can click right here. I hope you enjoy!


Today, I'm also sharing a recipe. It's Paleo chocolate pudding with homemade, gluten and dairy free whipped cream. It is so good, y'all. A new favorite that is easy to make, allergen free and quite nutritious for something that tastes so damn good. I used the recipe from Multiply Delicious, if you want to go take a gander there because it's a pretty awesome site.

*Serves 4*

**If you want whipped cream, note that you should put a can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight before making this**

Pudding Ingredients

2 ripe avocados

2 ripe bananas (I used really ripe ones and I do not recommend this unless you want a banana taste to the pudding. Stick to ripe, but not overripe)
4 medjool dates, pits removed (Kroger has a snack pack of about 6 in the produce section if you don't want a huge container of them)
1/2 cup cacao powder
1 1/2 tablespoons coconut milk
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch of sea salt
What to do
Throw everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. I have a small food processor, so I cut up the bananas and avocados and put them in, blended and then added in everything else, blending off and on until everything was added and smooth. Easy, right?

Spoon the pudding into either one large bowl or into four smaller bowls and pop in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.

While it's chilling in the fridge, make the whipped cream.

Whipped Cream Ingredients

1 can coconut milk (full fat)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon maple syrup
What to do
Open the coconut milk without shaking or turning it upside down. Spoon out the thick coconut cream that has gathered at the top and put it in a mixing bowl.  Leave the white liquid part at the bottom of the can in the can. I trashed mine as I had no other use for it at the time.

Add maple syrup and vanilla extract to the coconut.
Whip the coconut milk with a mixer for about 5 minutes.  It should be creamy and have thick peaks.

Your pudding should be done chilling by now, so scoop your whipped cream on top (I used all the whipped cream equally on each of the four bowls of pudding and it was just enough) and devour!


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Who Loves You, Baby?

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I am back! Finally! It took me forever to get a design to work. If you've been here in the past two weeks you've probably noticed three different layouts.  I would get one and then something would stop working or it would look weird, and one I could never get the Search bar to go away. Weird. But, I'm in love with this one. I just wish that cat was a dog.

Every link is up and working except the Portfolio one. That was a nightmare, too. I do freelance photography now, so I needed an online portfolio. Well I signed up with several sites and every time I had to pay for what I wanted (sorry, not my thing right now) and one was perfect but when my trial ran out I got to keep my awesome portfolio...but the public could no longer access it. I call bullshit on that one. So, I got a Wordpress for the time being and I will spend the next couple of days getting that set up. The portfolio will be live soon, so that will be neat. I don't do weddings or family portraits because I've been a photographer's assistant for years and I know what goes into those and no, thank you.

So, this was just a quick check in to say hello and that I am alive and I have missed you guys!

I think I am going to blog just once a week to keep my sanity, possibly twice a week sometimes.

So, what's coming up? I'm going to post Paleo recipes from time to time, some short stories, I'll post here when new stuff is on the portfolio in case y'all want to check that out, some behind the scenes stuff of my writing and photography, makeup stuff, publishing news, etc.

It's going to be fun!


Sunday, December 22, 2013

We Are A Work In Progress

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Pardon my absence and pardon the lack of, well, everything.  But things will happen here in 2014 that I am excited about, so please stay tuned!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

New York Trip!

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I am back from New York! I'll keep the details vague, but there was a lot of anxiety that I worked through, my two best friends are amazing, I fell in love with Manhattan and never expected to, and I really want to go back. We also did a quick day trip into Vermont and Massachusetts and those are both GORGEOUS states.

Now, here are a ton of pictures.



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