The Agony…

So here I sit, thirty minutes past my appointment time at the Dermatologist office, wondering why did this doctor have to have multiple emergencies today, of all days…

Let me start from the beginning. I have been struggling with my skin for years. Like, a constant battle. I have seen many a dermatologist for these issues and apparently my case is so mysterious that it has eluded them all.

I was going to try a new provider at my office and my mom scheduled me an appointment for Wednesday. I know what you are thinking…. You are 23 and your mom still makes your doctors appointments? Not typically, but I am so frustrated at this point that I thought I would let her give it a go. She is considerably more pushy than I am.

Anyways. I leave Wednesday to go run a few errands and go to my appointment. After the fastest trip to the post office in history, I called the office to see if they would possibly be able to see me early or if I should go hang out somewhere else for 30 minutes. They proceed to tell me, I do not have an appointment scheduled. Cue, the beginning of my irritation. What do you mean you don’t have one? I just listened to my mother make it yesterday. This cannot be.

Well it was. I spoke with a very nice lady and she made me a new appointment with a new doctor at a new office. When I expressed my concern at the time of the appointment (Jason and I are leaving ASAP after to go to one of my dear friends weddings) she assured me that this doctor is ALWAYS on time.

Fast forward to now. It is now 42 minutes past my appointment time. I find this ironic.

The silver lining is that I now have time to share my suffering with the blogging world! Now that I have told my tale, I feel much better and about 1/6 of the irritation that I felt at the beginning of this post. Relief 🙂

While I’m at it, here are some of my latest Instagram hits!




I am off for now! Be on the lookout for a post about the beautiful wedding weekend to come. Have a great weekend and BEad happy!!!!


Foodie Heaven: What I Ate Wednesday

Drumroll please… My FIRST foodie blog post! What-I-Ate-Wednesday is here and ready for the world. My day was a little crammed full today, so by the time I even made it to Pinterest to browse Skinny Mom’s recipe page, I already didn’t feel like making anything difficult. Enter, Healthy Chipotle Chicken Sweet Potato Skins. I saw this recipe and immediately had to try it because it has melted cheese on top and I am a sucker for cheesy dishes.


Here is the original blog that the recipe came from…. Half Baked Harvest. Here is the link for the recipe!


This was a good recipe for me, because I had most everything besides the sweet potatoes and a couple ingredients. Post-grocery shot… Food bloggers are AWESOME. I kept forgetting to photograph steps :/


I pretty much doubled the recipe, because sweet Jason was coming for dinner and I guess I expected him to eat 2 whole sweet potatoes… This did not happen so I now have 4 leftover skins to consume.

Recipe hint: These are filling. I would follow the recipe unless you have 6 or more people eating. ALSO, it is spicy. I personally love spicy food, but my mom does NOT and “her mouth was on fire”. We had a little greek yogurt on the side which went great with the skins. Highly recommended.




And Bead Happy bracelets… And wine. Duh.

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And finished products! My dear roomie made some delish asparagus from Cooking Light which was amaze and went really well with the skins.
Overall Verdict: These are AWESOME. I loved the flavors and the spice. The mix of the hot peppers and the sweet potato really was great and I would definitely make these again. I approved, Roomie approved, Mom approved AND Boyfriend approved. Clear winner. Now finishing the night by blogging, wine-ing and cringing at the sound of Nicki Minaj’s voice watching American Idol.
Goodnight friends and remember to BEad Happy! 🙂

Work Work Work

Work Work Work

Cindarelly Cindarelly… Today is definitely a work day for me. I’ve gotten off on the right foot by creating my first official Facebook ad! A few days ago I hit 100 likes on my page! In the grand scheme of the Facebook world, this is highly un-impressive, however, in the grand scheme of my life as a starving artist, this was the most exciting thing that happened to me in the month of March. Anyways, Facebook ROCKS and they sent me a coupon for $50 of free advertising. So my hopes are that by the end of the week, my likes will grow exponentially. Fingers crossed!

In other news, this weekend was Easter weekend and I am still coming down off of my candy high. My sweet boyfriend made me a healthy salmon dinner last night and I felt SO much better. So naturally my next move was to stop by Burger King this morning for a croissant sandwich. And a miniature Cinnabon. All of that being said, I really want to try to focus part of this blog on the health/wellness side of Happiness. I would love to dedicate one post a week to trying out a healthy recipe and share how it goes. Thoughts, tips and tricks of food blogging would be MUCH appreciated.

I’m off for the day to make more beaded creations and stalk pinterest for a recipe to try tonight! Perhaps I can post a what-i-ate-wednesday post tomorrow….. 🙂 Have a healthy day and BEad Happy!