Peach Pie Parfaits

Peach Pie Parfaits|Recipe for Random

This was a post that I was to have up last Thursday but the words would not come. I’m not sure if they appeared but let’s give this a go go.

Moving to the country
Going to eat a lot of peaches
Moving to the country
Going to eat me a lot of peaches
Moving to the country
Going to eat a lot of peaches
Moving to the country
Going to eat a lot of peaches …
– “Peaches” by Presidents of the United…

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#ThirstyThursdays Strawberry Cooler

Strawberry Cooler |Recipe for Random

Summer … I love the thoughts of vacations, floating lazily in a pool, working on my golden delish tan (of course with the proper sun block protection), ice cream – the joys of summer.

I am soooo looking forward to my two vacays. California in September to celebrate my milestone birthday – that’s right I’m turning 21 … haha. Then in October, I plan to head to Las Vegas for a bookfest (don’t…

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www.hotline.org to get help. 
By @nathanaellark “APRIL

April was murdered by her boyfriend in his final act of domestic violence.

My friend @cristal_bell wrote to me recently, requesting this portrait of her sister April for the cover of the Memorial Service book.

The rest of this post is written to you from Crystal. Please… listen.

Meet my sister April. She was 26, vibrant, silly, caring and compassionate. Most of all she wanted to experience true love from the man of her dreams.

She had so much life to live.

On June 8th, 2014, she was violently and horrifically murdered by the man she believed she was in love with. The way he killed her was so gruesome it made local news for a week.

Despite the concern from those around her, April felt a strong connection to this man and knew he was the one.

Slowly came the excuses:

No one will love me like he loves me.
I’m so lucky to have him. I don’t know why he is with me.
This bruise happened by accident.
I need to try not to make him so angry.
It’s my fault.
I just want him to love me.
He only hit me one time. It was an accident.
Maybe if I try harder he won’t have to teach me a lesson.

She died afraid, in pain and witnessing the man she loved, swinging a machete in and out of her flesh until she was unable to breathe. Her body was found crumpled and bloody in the corner of her bedroom.

I am making this plea to you:
Please do not end up like April by making her mistakes.
Please do not force your family to go through this kind of heartache.

If he hits you once, he will most likely hit you again.
He is not hitting you because he loves you; he’s hitting you because he is a coward.

You ARE beautiful both inside and out.
You ARE intelligent.
You ARE who you should be living for.
You ARE strong.
You ARE deserving of someone who will love, adore and cherish you.

If he hits you once, that is already one time too many.
You are strong enough to walk away and there is NO reason to stay with someone who makes you feel worthless.

Domestic violence kills.
When (not if) you walk away, you are not a victim; you are a SURVIVOR.
Please do not end up like April.

You have so much life to live.” via @PhotoRepost_app

www.hotline.org to get help.
By @nathanaellark “APRIL

April was murdered by her boyfriend in his final act of domestic violence.

My friend @cristal_bell wrote to me recently, requesting this portrait of her sister April for the cover of the Memorial Service book.

The rest of this post is written to you from Crystal. Please… listen.

Meet my sister April. She was 26, vibrant, silly, caring and compassionate. Most of all she wanted to experience true love from the man of her dreams.

She had so much life to live.

On June 8th, 2014, she was violently and horrifically murdered by the man she believed she was in love with. The way he killed her was so gruesome it made local news for a week.

Despite the concern from those around her, April felt a strong connection to this man and knew he was the one.

Slowly came the excuses:

No one will love me like he loves me.
I’m so lucky to have him. I don’t know why he is with me.
This bruise happened by accident.
I need to try not to make him so angry.
It’s my fault.
I just want him to love me.
He only hit me one time. It was an accident.
Maybe if I try harder he won’t have to teach me a lesson.

She died afraid, in pain and witnessing the man she loved, swinging a machete in and out of her flesh until she was unable to breathe. Her body was found crumpled and bloody in the corner of her bedroom.

I am making this plea to you:
Please do not end up like April by making her mistakes.
Please do not force your family to go through this kind of heartache.

If he hits you once, he will most likely hit you again.
He is not hitting you because he loves you; he’s hitting you because he is a coward.

You ARE beautiful both inside and out.
You ARE intelligent.
You ARE who you should be living for.
You ARE strong.
You ARE deserving of someone who will love, adore and cherish you.

If he hits you once, that is already one time too many.
You are strong enough to walk away and there is NO reason to stay with someone who makes you feel worthless.

Domestic violence kills.
When (not if) you walk away, you are not a victim; you are a SURVIVOR.
Please do not end up like April.

You have so much life to live.” via @PhotoRepost_app


Golden Oreo Lemon Chip Cookies

Golden Oreo Lemon Chip Cookies

Golden Oreo Lemon Chip Cookies |Recipe for Random

It’s that time again … The Leftover’s Clubtime. You know when food bloggers are paired up to send their delicious treats throughout the world and spreading sunshine on the first Thursdays of the month. Of course I’m always thinking what should I make for my assigned partner and usually there is some kind of procrastinating involved. I thought about cupcakes but with the summer heat they would be…

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Eat Write Retreat does offer the Bill Later option  … #justsayin.  If you are looking to take your blog to the next level or get ideas on how to take it to the next level.  A food bloggers conference is a great investment.  

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When I can't figure out how to style my food


When I decide to photograph outside on a sunny day and it turns cloudy


This is only fitting since I will be moving a couch today … (one of the) best friends episode …
By @friendscaps “PIVOT!!” via @PhotoRepost_app


From my #TheLeftoversClub pal … By @notesfromamessykitchen “It’s Leftovers Club Day!  Been holding out posting a pic of these Homemade Fig Newtons so they’d be a surprise for my April baking pal @recipe4random! Home she likes them as much as we did!” via @PhotoRepost_app

From my #TheLeftoversClub pal … By @notesfromamessykitchen “It’s Leftovers Club Day! Been holding out posting a pic of these Homemade Fig Newtons so they’d be a surprise for my April baking pal @recipe4random! Home she likes them as much as we did!” via @PhotoRepost_app


On the blog today! Chocolate Chocolate Chip Almond Oat Bars or as I like to call them #CCCAOB. Link in the profile! #TheLeftoversClub #FoodBlogger #Foodstagram #instafood #foodgram #yum #yummy #healthy #glutenfree #homemade #yummy #eat #mealideas #igersva #igersfood #delish #foodie #foodlover #foodgasm #sharefood #foodporn

On the blog today! Chocolate Chocolate Chip Almond Oat Bars or as I like to call them #CCCAOB. Link in the profile! #TheLeftoversClub #FoodBlogger #Foodstagram #instafood #foodgram #yum #yummy #healthy #glutenfree #homemade #yummy #eat #mealideas #igersva #igersfood #delish #foodie #foodlover #foodgasm #sharefood #foodporn