Wednesday, February 15, 2017

A few ways to help you get through difficult times. And a few simple life reminders.



Lately,

Things aren't quite back to normal around here, but with time we'll get there.
I've taken a break from blogging, since my emotions have been all over the place
My Father recently passed away.
 It's been a difficult time, but with prayer and faith, I've been able to pull through. 
I'm still finding it hard and I do have my moments that I think about how I will never be able to just call my Father up. You know just those simple, day to day conversations.
 I know that emotions are good and we all must let our emotions out. 
My family and friends have been so supportive. I truly appreciate it. 
Life is constantly changing. I never really prepared myself for something like this. Honestly, I don't think any of us do. Life happens so quickly and the people that we love can be taken in a split second. 

Let us all remember to enjoy this life.
 A few ways to help you get through  difficult times and simple life reminders.
-Love the people in your life.
-Remind yourself during difficult times that it is okay to cry. 
-We all heal, some of us take a little longer.
-Emotions are good. Let your emotions run freely. 
-Take time for yourself. Clear your mind, keep a journal and talk to those who are supportive.
-We aren't prepared for losing a love one. Nothing can prepare you for something like this. During these hard times, take a deep breath and let your emotions out.
-Hold on to happy memories. Don't dwell on things you wish you could go back and change. Just focus on the happy memories. When you were around that person what are some of your happiest moments with them?! 
-We may lose the people we love, but always remember that they will forever remain in our heart.

If you are reading this and you are in a difficult place in your life, or you have also lost a love one, please remember that it is okay to feel these emotions. I promise you will get through this. Whether it takes some time, you will get through this.
💓

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A sweet drink to warm you up:Coffee meets cocoa.






For this drink you will need:

2 chocolate pieces. We used Hershey bars.
Whole bean coffee or ground coffee. We used whole bean, but ground coffee will also work.
Milk
1 coffee mug
1 pot
French press

Start off by taking your chocolate bars and placing them in a small/medium pot. Stir them over medium heat. This will cause the chocolate to melt. If you are wanting more of a rich cocoa flavor, just add more chocolate pieces in.

Next, you'll want to take your milk and add that in with the chocolate. You'll want to add in just one cup of milk. Stir both the milk and chocolate together until it becomes smooth.  Allow this mixture to slowly come together. Turn the heat down to low/medium heat.

While those two ingredients are coming together work on preparing your coffee.
If you are using whole bean, this is where you'll want to take a teaspoon of your beans and add them into your coffee grinder.  If you are using regular ground coffee, simply scoop up one teaspoon of coffee. Take your coffee grinds and add them into your french press. Next, take your milk and pour it over the coffee grinds 

Let the coffee and milk mixture sit in the french press for about 2-5 minutes.
Press your coffee and milk down and pour it into your mug and enjoy!

***Note***
We tried this recipe using a pour through coffee maker, 
but the milk was too thick to trickle through the coffee filter.