TWD Daryl and Beth



I'm pretty embarrassed to share this post with the entire internet because it clearly proves how obsessed I am with The Walking Dead, but I have to share this because I've never seen a relationship like Beth and Daryl's portrayed on TV before. 

Which, is so beautiful to watch because it's a relationship that is absolutely pure - and full of more heart than most relationships in the media. I've never seen a relationship on TV that is as similar to the beginning of mine and my husbands relationship. 

No - in our story, there weren't any zombies, crossbows, moonshine, or yelling. 

But when we met each other, 
we didn't have access to running water or electricity for a few days.
There are other similarities as well;

A young innocent women and an older guy.
A guy with "a chip on his shoulder" and a rough past.
A guy whose main focus isn't on making sexual
 advances toward her.
A guy other people would consider dangerous for her- 
but being with him is the safest she has ever felt.

Brought together by fateful circumstances in
 a physically and emotionally demanding situation, 
that neither of them can control.
Where they have to work together and support each other.
Socially, they are complete opposites and
other people don't understand what they have together.

A relationship where each person is accepted 
completely for who they are.
A relationship that isn't based on sexual feelings,
 but based on trust, hope, and love.
A relationship that is full of so much love, 
that it's not just a friendship.
A relationship that can't be adequately labeled.

A love that is difficult for others to understand
 because it's unique and rare.
A love that surprised both of them.
A love that changed our lives forever.



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In mine and my husband's story, our relationship eventually progressed to a romantic love,
and now we have such a strong foundation and 
understanding of each other. 

But even if we hadn't ended up being together,
we'd have know that  
we healed each other and changed each other
in ways that no-one else ever had. 

And I think the same applies to Beth and Daryl.

***

I hope you don't judge me to harshly for my 
cheesy post and my crazy obsession with The Walking Dead.

If you have no idea what I'm talking about and you want to watch the episodes for yourself. 
Watch Season 4 Episode 12 "Still"
 And Season 4 Episode 13 "Alone" 


My Polyvore Samples



I'm a jeans and a T-shirt kinda girl - and I always have been.
But as I've been looking for more creative outlets,
my interest in clothes and fashion is increasing.
After all, clothes are just a different way 
of expressing our creative selves.
The only problem is, that right now in my life, I have a limited budget for buying clothes.
But I'm try to look at this in a positive light.
So I view it as challenge to try and find pieces that are affordable,
but still represent the look I'm going for.
I thrift, go to second hand stores, and look for bargains and sales.
In no-way-shape-or-form would I call myself a fanshionista, 
because I'm still very much in the begin stages of developing my personal style.

 The website Polyvore has allowed me to do some online window shopping.
 It's a place were I can play around with different designs and ideas.
(And pretend that I have unlimited amounts of money)

Here are a few of the "sets" that I've created:



















































If you would like to view more of my sets 
there is a link on the sidebar of the blog to my Polyvore Profile. 
Or you can find my sets on my "Clothes" Pintrest Board.








In the future I'd like to do to some "outfit" posts here on the blog
to showcase some of the great pieces that I've scored at
really discounted prices.

For me, fashion is still a journey of self discovery,
where it is sometimes difficult to leave my comfort zone-
 and I'm sure that it will always be that way to an extent.
But i'd love to share some of that journey with you.



Thanks for reading!









Mini German Pancakes


 German Pancakes are my favorite breakfast.
 (other people know them as Dutch Babies)

Because they are my favorite,
 I wanted to share them with you. 

They are super easy to make, and you only need 5 ingredients. 

Before I tell you about the Minis, I first want to give you the traditional German Pancakes recipe. 

Normally you would just make it in one big 9 x 13 baking pan

You'll need: 

6 Eggs
1 Cup of  all purpose White Flour
1 Cup of Milk
1/4 of  a Cup of Butter (softened)
1 Teaspoon Salt

Directions: 
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Add eggs to mixing bowl and whip them until they are foamy. 
- Put the butter into your 9 x 13 dish and put into oven until butter melts. (be careful not to burn the butter)
- In the meantime add the flour, milk, and salt to the eggs in the mixing bowl and stir. 
(The mixture will be lumpy! And that's fine)
- When the butter is melted, make sure that it covers the entire bottom and the sides of the pan. 
- Add the egg mixture to the 9 x 13 pan with the melted butter ( do NOT mix the butter into the eggs) 
- Just put it in the oven and cook for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 


Today I made Mini German Pancakes by using a cupcake pan. 


I followed the same directions for the original recipe except for these specific things:

- Only heat the oven to 375 and cook them for 15 minutes. 
- Sprayed the Cupcake pan with non-stick spray and then divided the butter between each cupcake compartment. 
- When the butter is melted, fill each compartment half way full of the egg mixture. 

*If you are using the full recipe it will fill two complete cupcake pans. Use half the recipe if you are only going to use one cupcake pan.  






















You can eat your German Pancakes with just about anything.
Try a combination of: powdered sugar, fruit, jam, syrup, and whip-cream. 

My personal favorite is real maple syrup with fresh cut strawberries and whip-cream. (unfortunately, I didn't have any strawberries today)      





























I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!








Home Town



Welcome to Magna.
The "small town" of the Salt Lake Valley.
Pass the train tracks and industrial warehouses.
Past the gun club and the raceway.
The farthest west you can travel in the valley.
Here at the base of the Oquirrh Mountains,
surrounded by undeveloped fields.
Where the rays of the morning sun first touch the valley.
 The soil is rocky and the people can be 
a bit rough around the edges.
Here the water is an acquired taste.

The houses are small, but the peoples' hearts are big.

Less pompous, more honest and simple.
A place where generations of the same families 
have grown and lived and loved.
A town and history built by hard working miners, now carried on by hard working blue-collar families.
You know your neighbors and they know and 
care about you.

 Here, people like their trucks and vintage cars, 
building bonfires,
 and growing vegetables in their back yard. 
The kind of place where you marry the girl
 who lives across town.

You may have ended up here because 

you had nowhere else to go.
But this is where your tragedies will eventually
 turn into triumphs.
This is my home - and I'm happy to live here.