I went to Whole Foods tonight to replenish my grocery supply. I walked out with mostly produce since I'm still working on the pantry. I got some carrots, cucumber, spinach, artichoke hearts, portobello mushrooms, and cauliflower. I also got 3 of the small Vita Coco coconut waters (on sale 3 for $5, I got 2 pineapple and one peach and mango) because it is the only brand of coconut water I can actually get down. I think Zico is kind of yucky :X I have some great meals planned so sit tight :)
I have been doing a lot of thinking about life and where I am and where I want to be and realized that I have a long way to go. What I'm doing and what I want to do are two very different things but I've decided that life is too short and now is the time to start chasing my dreams and make things happen for myself. I have some projects planned for myself and I'll fill you in on them once I get rolling and make a good deal of progress. Exciting things are happening because I've decided it is time for me to focus on becoming the person that I dream of being.
Which brings me to the real subject of this post, inspiration. I know that I've been bringing it up a lot, but I'm REALLY happy that I joined Pinterest. I know that it is a great way to promote my blog and all of that stuff, but I have found that I love it more for the inspiration it provides me. I love seeing things that are cool and then coming up with ways to make them my own. I decided that since I don't have food photos for you today, I'd show you some things that are inspiring to me that I've found on Pinterest.
Repurposed Etched Spice Jars. This DIY project is beautiful and gives your kitchen such a unique look AND is a great way to recycle your old bottles. I'm really loving these.
How cute are these Oreo Pops!! I love things on a stick and these Oreos are so easy but look really great! These will be a great holiday treat using Candy Cane Joe Joe's.
How hilarious is this mustache Rainbow Cake? I've always wanted to try making "tie dye" cakes and this one is just too cute. I need to get on that :)
I'm pretty much obsessed with these Melted Ice Cream Cupcakes. They are so adorable and I wish I had though of them! These inspire me a lot to really push my creativity :)
Finally, this presentation of a beautiful summer fruit salad is brilliant. I tried to click back to the source but couldn't find it. I think it is so simple but really smart and pretty to look at.
So the moral of this really long (sorry) story is that I've become really inspired by the things I've seen on Pinterest and just all around me and I'm hoping to be able to use this inspiration to create some new, fun things. I'm also hoping that this inspiration will find its way into some projects I have in my head that I'm really pushing to make a reality. It's time for change my friends. And I'm bringing you along for the ride!
Sorry this has turned into a mammoth post! Just one more thing though. As of last night, I've gotten my paws on tickets to the UFC fights in Jersey on Saturday! I'm so excited because I've never been to live fights AND to make it even better, Nate Diaz (one of my favorite fighters) will be fighting in the main event and will be cornered by his bro (and my all time fav fighter) Nick. SO. AWESOME. Yay!
Ok, I'm done I promise! Thanks for bearing with me! Have a great night!