Almond Apple Crisp

When I look at as many blogs as I do (I look at so many different kinds but this time I’m talking about food blogs in particular) and of course Pinterest too, I always wish I could cook or bake up the many mouthwatering dishes I see on my computer screen. And since I don’t have a kitchen in my dorm, I knew spring break was my chance! So while I was home, my parents and I were in the mood for some warm apple crisp…especially since we were seeing snow flurries outside!! And decided to make a spontaneous trip to the grocery store one night. The Almond Apple Crisp really hit the spot. I think it is one of my favorite desserts!

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(We got the recipe from this cute blog!)

Destiny, Instinct and Action


Tom Shadayac strikes again with inspiration.

As I have mentioned before, I crash class with Caroline on Monday nights.  It is a life changing class.  Every Monday, I leave with a concept about life that I ponder all week long.  This Monday we started with watching this year’s Oscar winner for Best Animated Short.  It left me thinking about…  Destiny, Instinct and Action.

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.”

-William Jennings Bryan

I really love this quote the more that I think about it.  I believe that God has a plan for all of us… our destiny.  We are designed to fulfill and achieve our destiny.  We are never given an exact map, set of directions or guidelines to get there, so how do we arrive at our “destin”ation?

We arrive there by taking action.  Making choices.  You make those choices based on your instincts.  You have to keep making decisions and keep moving forward.  There are no wrong decisions (well there are some… don’t do drugs) because you learn from every move you make.  Each step will give you a clearer view of the route you are supposed to take.  I kind of like to think of it as setting up stepping stones.  Or like dominos. Each domino represents a choice, a connection made, an opportunity taken.  Once they are all in place, you get to sit back and watch everything fall into place seamlessly.

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – Shakespeare

Our destiny is written in the stars but it is up to us to get there.

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Happy Weekend


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I am thrilled it is Friday and I’m looking forward to a very happy weekend! My plans for this weekend include sleeping in, watching a movie or two, painting my nails, raising money for Wishing Well through our Kappa Kappa Gamma event, and hopefully once and for all fight off this sickness that has been keeping me up at night! I hope each and every one of you have a happy relaxing weekend.