the little things

the little things--Journey for JessiI have been taking more time to reflect and enjoy the little moments in life.  You know, part of my resolutions and all that.  It is only day five of the new year, but my newly improved positive outlook on life, I can already tell, will make this year one of my best yet!  Only day five and I already feel happier, more in control of my own life and plans for my future.  I have goals, I have dreams, I am inspired!  Continue reading

eggnog cupcakes

finished productMerry Christmas Eve!  Just to let y’all know, this is my favorite holiday (in front of Easter and my birthday).  The excitement of Christmas approaching, family getting together, and all of the festive parties.  I never like going to a party empty handed, so when I was assigned to bring a dessert, my heart rejoiced!  I immediately thought of my favorite–eggnog. Continue reading

eggnog protein shake

eggnog protein shake--Journey for JessiFun fact about me?  I absolutely love the “nog”.  I am all about that creamy, sweet holiday goodness. Just talking about it gives me happy feelings inside.  I know what you might be thinking if you know me, “Emily, what about your nonexistent dairy tolerance?”  It is true, dairy hates my insides–milk, cream, cheese, and the likes.  After the great Sonic debacle of 2014 (not kidding), I swore off all dairy in any amounts.  So where does this leave me in terms of my favorite holiday treat? Continue reading