Thursday, May 10, 2012


It's 12:15am and I just finished working for the day.  We've been really busy around here and I should head to bed, but I felt called to sit and write for a minute.  I need to write about my excitement!  I am so excited I can hardly contain myself.  Do you ever feel like this?

My excitement comes from Jesus!  Specifically about Holy Yoga.  More fell into place in the last few days.  I found out that I got a $500 scholarship from Holy Yoga to help cover the cost of training.  My training manual shipped today... I will have it on Monday!  I didn't think this would ship until July :).  I ordered the rest of my books (three of them, I already have one) for training this afternoon and one of them already shipped.  My plan is to ready these four books in May and June so I can focus on reading my training manual come July 12th (when I start Holy Yoga training).

I'm so excited for this next chapter in life.  I can't wait to see what it brings and where it's going to take me!  I hope to share my journey with you along the way.  

I know this was a bit of a ramble, so thanks for reading it.


Friday, May 4, 2012

Need a Chocolate Fix?

I've been making this for several months now and thought it was time to share it with all of you.  I found this amazing microwave brownie recipe on Pinterest.  It is sooooo good!  

Two-Minute Mug Brownie
(recipe from Babble)

1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
Pinch salt
2 Tbsp canola or other mild vegetable oil
2 Tbsp milk, coffee of water

In a heatproof mug or ramekin, stir together the dry ingredients until no lumps remain.  Stir in the oil and milk until you have a thick paste.

Microwave on high for a minute, checking it after 30 seconds (microwaves vary)- it will be done with it's springy on top but still gooey- like the very best brownie.  Eat warm.

So, I've tried adapting the recipe by doing several things, but it's never as good as the original.  I've used whole wheat flour, but it gets a little grainy (which I don't mind).  I've tried applesauce in place of oil, but it's dries out (the same thing happens with half oil/half applesauce).  So, I'm just going to stick with the original (sometimes with ice cream) because it's FANTASTIC!

So, here's to finding the cure to my late night chocolate cravings (though it's not very diet friendly).  Also, sorry there isn't a picture.  It's so good that it never lasts long enough for me to take a picture!