Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Life Goes On

"If there are 3 words I've learned about life it is this.  Life Goes On." 

I saw this quote today in a magazine and found it to strike a cord.  Sometimes, the most simple words really make all the difference.  

Also, sometimes the simple pleasures in life some from something as little as a bowl of cereal. 

Or, in my case, a bowl of bedazzled cereal! 

1/4 Cup Natures Valley Vanilla Sunrise, 1/4 Cup Barbaras Vanilla Oat Puffins, Berries, Vanilla Chobani, Pieces of crumbled Raspberry Bread with White Chocolate PB, Almond Milk Splashed over it all 

Life goes on and so does the day, even when you realize you may have more on your plate than you would like, but somehow you manage to get through it with a smile. 

On days when the air is so bitterly cold you have to hold your breath from the front door to the car door, you realize that no matter if you kick and scream, winter is here and you can do nothing about it. 

Expect eat soup. 

Soup will keep you warm.  

Life goes on and continues to throw you beautiful reminders that you are one of the luckiest people on this earth to be surrounded by amazing friends, especially with impeccable baking skills. 

Erica is one of the sweetest people I know and her and I have become quite close over the past year.  I can not believe I was her Secret Blogger in the Bake Exchange and felt like I had just won the lottery.  She sent me some of the most wonderful treats- 

Her famous Homemade Granola 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies and Double Chocolate Mint Cookies 

I immediately sampled upon opening and will be going back for seconds later. :)  She knows me way too well!  Oatmeal Chocolate Chip are one of my FAVORITE cookies on this earth and anything with Chocolate and Mint is just my thing.  We often joke how we are twins at heart because her and I are always on the same page when it comes to food.  

PS- The granola is FANNNTTASSSTICCC!!!!  I don't see this lasting very long. 

Luckily, my cookie sampling didn't ruin my dinner which was good because I had the change to cook up BFD for me and Toly tonight. 

I dreamed of doing it right after our bad experience at Cracker Barrel last week. 

Organic Cage Free Eggs- cooked perfectly! 

My Famous Blueberry Banana Pancakes (with a few walnuts mixed in)

Cracker Barrel's got nothing on this!

And what a better way to end this lovely meal than with more cookies and a bowl of granola.  

And if I for one second start to feel bad for eating too many, I'll simply remind myself, no matter how many cookies I eat or how many bowls of granola I consume….

Life. Goes. On! 



  1. I needed to read those words today, for sure. THANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOUTHANKYOU.

  2. The use of bedazzled to describe your cereal bowl was amazing! :) So true!

  3. ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! So glad you got everything and are enjoying it ! I was MORE than excited when I got you! I thought the granola would be perfect in your breakfast bowls. Oh and you know I had eggs tonight too. Twinkies...separated at birth :)

  4. now im CRAVING pancakes! you reminded me how I haven't had them in a while and its about time!

  5. I've been working on embracing the "life goes on" mantra, too. Because one way or another, things HAVE to work out! There's just no other option.

    Erica's goodies look great! I've always wanted to try her granola.

  6. AMEN LAUREN! i love this post. i think sometimes we get so wrapped up in life, busyness and little things that don't matter (i am looking at myself on this one), we forget that no matter what happens, the sun keeps on shining and we forge on.

    love you lady - have a BEAUTIFUL thursday!!!

  7. Life does go on - you're right!! Looks like a great package you got! :)

  8. Haha, I love that you called your cereal "bedazzled!" Cute and true... I always feel like cereal is extra special when I add fruit!

  9. When Erica posted what she was sending her secret blogger I told her "whoever you have is going to be SO HAPPY!"...glad it was you!

  10. i saw that yumminess erica made! you are one lucky lady!