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Believe it.


Much love,



Wise words. I’ve had this photo up on my computer for a few days, just to remind myself to make each and every day count.

I’ve busied myself with my jewelry shop for the past month. I’ve found that the creative focus has helped me. I missed creating. I missed that aspect of my life. When I was little I went around telling everyone I could that I wanted to be an artist when I grew up.

Over the years as I’ve dealt with first FMS and now Lyme, I felt myself forgetting. I’d lost that passion. I knew it was in me, somewhere, but I didn’t have the energy to rekindle it.

Recently I’ve discovered that those pieces of jewelry I create actually do make each day count. I can see tangible proof that my life is in my hands. I chose to make something. At the end of the day I can look down and see what I did that day. That counts for something when most days are a blur.

Of course that’s only one thing in my life that makes a difference each day. I could list them all, but that would make for one l-o-n-g post!

What makes your days count?


I really, really do.

Life deserves a happy ending, no matter how much you have to go through to finally find it. Some days it feels like there is no end. We treat, and treat, and see only more road in front of us. Today I felt the need to remind myself that yes, there is an end of the road and a beginning of a new one. Sometime, someplace. It won’t always be like this. I will find a happy ending. And you will too :)


I took things literally.

Paintin' May Green!

What are YOU doing to “Paint May Green” for Lyme Disease Awareness Month? Every little thing counts, no matter how little.

More from me soon. I’m in the final week of high school, my friends. The assignments are piling up and summer awaits. My graduation is in just over a week – I’m speechless. Honestly. I’m in shock that I’ve even made it to this point. Now my only job is to buckle down, finish up my stacks of work, and soak up the sun. One thing at a time, however.

Keep me in your thoughts as I push myself this week! And, spread a little awareness wherever you go. Get the word out. Need info? Check out Lymenaide’s amazing website.


I might have gone a little cupcake crazy. I’m not sure. I mean, how many cupcakes does that constitute? Because, I made more today. I couldn’t help it! The muffin tins were out, the new jar of agave was in my line of sight, and we had a family friend over for dessert and coffee. Coffee was made to be pared with chocolate. Don’t deny it.

Cupcake Crazy!

I made the chocolate cupcake recipe from elana’s pantry exactly as written. And, ohmygoodness, these cupcakes are amazing! They mixed up so quickly, and I didn’t even bother to drag out my mixer. I love batter that I can whip up with a whisk. (I love my whisk, too. It might disappear from my parent’s kitchen when I eventually move out.)

Coconut flour fascinates me. I’m not ready to experiment with it on my own yet though. I can’t get a handle on the liquids ratio. But every recipe I try with it is wonderful! And it makes such moist and spongy muffins and cupcakes. That much I know!

So, this recipe is highly recommended!

I whipped half a stick of butter, a few scoops of cocoa powder, a few drizzles of agave syrup, and small amount of melted chocolate together to make a quick frosting. Yum! A little buttery for my taste, but it was fast and painless. I can’t find a stevia-sweetened frosting recipe. Anyone know of one? Or honey based? I’m trying out a cream cheese/honey recipe tomorrow, but my mom doesn’t do dairy.

Ignore the white cupcake in the photo. More on that one tomorrow.


Sweat dreams, molly


“Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, usually do”


37/365 – hello sunshine!, originally uploaded by orangesparrow.


Good morning! Thought I’d pop in with a smile. I hope you have a absolutely lovely day today! Inspire others. Find your joy. Search for peace. And let Lyme slip away from your thoughts for a moment. We all deserve a break!

I’m working on an update for you all. School deadlines have got me exhausted this week, but it’s coming, I promise! Oh, how I’m looking forward to a nice three day weekend.

Much love, molly


"May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past." – Irish Blessing


Ah. I love baking. It’s such a calming experience. I feel so much more relaxed after time in the kitchen (on most days). Tonight I had 3 very overripe  bananas – that had accidentally ripped open this morning – sitting on my counter. What to do, oh what to do?

Banana bread of course!

I have no clue why, but I’ve been craving banana bread for the past 3 weeks. I’d made a loaf a few weeks ago when the craving began that was delicious, but of course when I went looking for it I couldn’t remember which recipe I’d made! Well, to be honest, at first I couldn’t even find it. Then – aren’t I smart? – I thought to look in our growing GF cookbook binder. Sadly, I found several banana bread recipes there and not just one. That would have been too easy.

Confusion ensued.

In the end I gave up and decided to go searching for a new recipe. A better recipe. I’ve experimented with stevia sweetened baked goods. I’ve even had a few good results! But the recipe I found tonight is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Ok, so maybe not that dramatic. But it is delicious!

It’s gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free and yeast-free! Guilt-free goodness, my Lyme friends!

It’s not beautiful, but here’s a photo:

Banana Bread Remains

It tasted better than it looks, I promise! The bread stuck in my pan and the entire loaf fell apart. Better luck next time. Hey, at least I got to eat the middle part first (my favorite). I’ll post the recipe eventually. I want to make a few revisions to it still.

I know what I’m having for breakfast. Yum!

Peace and healing, molly


“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” – Dalai Lama


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