Inspiration from Poppins: England

“Anything can happen if you let it.”

This somewhat comical and very inspirational song in Mary Poppins, my favorite Disney movie, though honestly, it’s a tossup with Beauty and the Beast. Mary Poppins is one of my favorite Disney heroines whose lyrics I try to live out. This song is so inspirational and urges you “to reach for the stars.” Everything about this song, I wish to emulate in my own life. “Life is out there so go and get it, grab it by the collar.”

Sincerely, Brownie

As I stepped inside, a warm chocolatey goodness overcame me. It was raining outside and very cloudy. The day held something melancholy in it. I had been active most of the day riding my bike and writing on my blog. So, I think a brownie is in accord with my efforts, though somewhat counter-productive. I try and weigh the chocolate equally with bananas and healthier brownie ingredients.

After my brownie goodness, I walked into the cool winds of Kansas, blowing against my face like a Mexican desert wind.

As I walked down the long row of benches lining the sidewalk I saw the City Hall sign. It hung there in a melancholy state as if it hadn’t been ready for another Monday either. I was on a quest to return my inter-library loan books to our small library. Being Monday the library and coincidentally the city hall building was locked, no surprise there. Thankfully, there is a drop box for books. As I gingerly shoved the books through the slot I felt the heat from the metal flit across my fingers angrily.

After making several laps around town to burn calories I returned to my house for a protein-rich lunch of egg and toast. My water intake I have been increasing which has lead me to be more energetic. Also, I think my XHIT workouts and walking has been helping considerably.

Though I have been cutting calories and watching what I eat.

When it all boils down, I’m human, imperfect and have a flawed will.

            -And I crave brownies.

 

Brownies have been a part of my baking repertoire for quite some time. I find that they are easy to make and will satisfy just about any crowd. I myself am a huge fan of their chocolatey goodness. As previously noted I have been a huge fan of muggable desserts which does not involve mugging, no pun intended.

I have found an abundance of recipes almost a recipe for any mood or event you’re having. It’s a sure-fire way to satisfy your inner cravings with just a little portion.

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This is chocolate chip cookie dough in a mug

Below are some great links to brownies in a mug.

Best Brownies

Delicious Brownies

5 ingredient Delicious Brownies

The Mountains Are Calling

Hello, my followers!

Have you ever had a dream about somewhere you’ve always wanted to go? Maybe France to see the Eifel Tower? Or Jamaica to bask on the warm beaches?

My dream is a little different I have always had my heart set on visiting Montpelier Vermont. Montpelier is the capitol and is actually a lot smaller than other cities in Vermont. The capitol building has a man standing on it that when made became crooked. The three biggest exports are marble, maple syrup, and apples. The famous Vontrapp family that starred in The Sound of Music, with the renowned Julia Andrews, lived in the Vermont state. The state name is in fact, named after the French words for green mountain, “Ver” & “Mont”. The state of Vermont was actually its own country until it was admitted to the United States as the 14th state.

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And dare I mention that Ben&Jerry’s Icecream, Green Mountain Coffee, King Arthur Flour, Biotek, and the National Life Insurance Company. The highest paying jobs in Vermont are composed of various medical fields including internists, dentists, anesthesiologists, surgeons, gynecologists etc. Bleh, so the freelance writer doesn’t have the greatest chance… But there is a publishing company called Tuttle Publishing, that interests me. Teaching is always an option too. Also, there are some amazing bakeries.

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I made these cupcakes

 

I am so in love with the Vermont mountains I someday hope to see.

The mountains are calling and I must go.