monday morning message #67

I found this quote on icanread and just felt the need to share it with you because I sometimes forget that not every beginning has to be a big first step in order to one day become something beautiful. I need to remind myself that small decisions have the power to change my life and let amazing things happen. I hope you know that, too. 

Happy Monday, everyone! 

monday morning message #66

{via Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/pin/276971445803606961/ – original source unknown}

Happy new week, everyone!

To me, this quote means to dream big, to fight for what I really want and to work hard to gain what I wish for. And it reminds me of another quote I came across recently: 

“She turned her can’ts into cans and her dreams into plans.” 

Most people have a bucket list of things they want to do and places they want to visit – I carry mine with me all the time as I keep my personal bucket list in my mind and talk about it whenever possible. That way I ensure to turn my dreams into plans. 

monday morning message #64

So it’s been a while…

I’ve got no excuse other than the fact that I had some personal matters to deal with (things that are considered good news in general, but in my particular situation I considered them bad news and got told I “over-reacted” and so I ended up being a little depressed about what I can’t change in the first place. You know that feeling when no one bothers to try and understand your point of view? Anyway, let’s not get into further detail here – let’s just say I spent my days in bed doing nothing or at work and neither was much fun).

So on this note here’s today’s monday morning message:

{via Madame Mia - click for source}

Now yesterday I decided to “feel good anyway” and finally attempted my come-back in the kitchen.

Obviously, I spend my days baking all the time anyway, but work is so much different from baking at home, so it was good to get back to it.

First I made…

… Oreo cupcakes.

{Oreo bikkies turn 100 this year – in case you need a reason to make some Oreo cupcakes yourself. I’ll post the recipe later.}

And while I waited for the frosting to cool down to proceed further, I spent my time making…

… Black and White Chocolate Bark with coconut, almonds, hazelnut brittle and rainbow sprinkles.

So I guess it’s fair to say: I’m back.

Life is a roller-coaster ride and after going down, you have to go back up again – and I am on my way back up for certain!