Dough Bites

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this & that, life currently, dough bites.  whatever the phrase of the day.  is back again.  I share bits of my life, random thoughts etc..

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I started using Stitch Fix 2 months ago.  The first “fix” was OK – I loved only two items & kept one.  A crazy cool blouse that is all twisted and confusing, but cute dressed up or down.  My second “fix” was even better.  I like 4 out the 5 items.  My first fix had jeans I liked, but they were a mile too long so my styler including a different kind of jeans that fit perfectly and have the cutest tulip hem.  I strongly suggest signing up!  Just click on THIS LINK to get started.

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It is finally warm out now and that makes me happy.  I just wrote this whole post and it got deleted so that makes me mad.  At least the windows are open and I hear crickets, cicadas and frogs so that makes me forget about what I lost and happy again.

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I have a love/hate relationship with Bikram yoga.  I go about 2-3 times per week.  I go Wednesday mornings and the morning classes are not only physical challenges, but an incredibly mental challenge.  Especially in the morning, intense yogis seem to be the ones to frequent these classes so I always feel inadequate.  However, I love that yoga has modifications and you can only improve & get better so everyone is at different levels.  In addition, I find it mentally challenging to have to stare at yourself in a mirror for 90 minutes, wearing minimal clothing, distorting your body.  I would like to find a regular yoga studio, but I have yet to find one I like.

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On the exercise note, I am participating in a 1800 minute challenge.  A few bloggers came up with the idea to exercise for 1800 minutes for 2 months and use each other through social media for encouragement.  It always is easier to work out when I have a driving challenge.

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Do you remember when I said that I wasn’t feeling well after Kalahari?  Well when I got home I took vitamin C and then drew myself a scalding hot detox bath before taking Nyquil & heading to bed early.  I felt fine the next day and am convinced this combination flushed out the nasty germs.  If you are feeling sick, try out this detox bath combination:
+  2 cups Epsom salts
+  2 Tbsp ground ginger
+  10-14 drops of lavender or eucalyptus oil
+  Very hot water
Soak in the tube for about 15-20 minutes and let that garbage escape.  Be sure to drink a lot of water to stay hydrated & get a lot of rest.

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My birthday is next Tuesday!  I like flowers, anything food related, and starbucks :)

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On April 15th we celebrated my baby kittens 1st birthday.  Call me a crazy cat lady if you want/do, but these little creatures have brought my family so much joy.  I can hardly believe Toby & Ma’am have been with us for almost a year now.  They have such funny and different personalities, but are still the best of friends.  I posted a picture on my instagram of their kitty cake.

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Getting “known” in the blogging world is very difficult, especially when it comes to food blogs.  Lately, I have been in a slight blogging slump when it comes to spreading my blog around the internet.  In the foodie blogging world, I feel like there are the big shots, well-known food blogs that are successful & get paid to blog and then there are the billion other ones like me.  I wish the food blogging community was “closer” and the bigger ones helped us little ones learn & grow.  However, it is competitive & you want to have the best recipe out there so I find it hard to see where this connection would happen.  This may have been a small rambling of nothing, but those are my thoughts.  I will continue to blog for fun & if anything comes of it and I make a few pennies off this old thing then even better!

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While writing this post, I have been watching Forrest Gump.  Such a great movie.  It now is the end of the movie.  Someone hand me a tissue.  Little Forrest.  The feather.  I love this movie.

that’s all.

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