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.


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

 http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/healthy-chipotle-chicken-sweet-potato-skins/


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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 :/

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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.

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CHEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE……………

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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! 🙂
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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!

Whining and Wine-ing

Once again, I find myself writing this after a loooong hiatus. I have been in a total lazy, fatty, fried food-induced, post-vacation coma creative funk the past few weeks and I am hoping that this is the end and that I will finally be able to commit myself to becoming a true blogger. So here goes….

In the month of March, I have been guilty of whining. A lot. While it has been for various reasons, not a single one of them have been legitimate, which is pretty sad for a perfectly healthy and happy 23-year-old. The silver lining of this??? I have realized that it has been happening, and I am vowing to make it stop, effective now. To make it a little easier to quit whining cold-turkey, I am going to take up WINE-ing.

Wine-ing is a term that may already exist for all I know, but for the purposes of this blog will be defined as enjoying a glass (or four) of my favorite adult beverage some time after the hour of 5pm (okay, 4:30). I have gotten off to a great start with my wine-ing tonight! It has even inspired me to make some new bracelets 🙂

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Spring has sprung 🙂 Now if only the weather would catch on. I thought it was supposed to be hot in Georgia??

In other news, this month was my annual girls trip to Cabo San Lucas (aka, the best place on earth) and we had a BLAST. Here are some pics from the trip!

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Loves.

Also, I have turned into the world’s corniest human, so I couldn’t resist…..

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Well bloggers, I am off to enjoy some of the other creative minds that I can find on WordPress! I hope to find some inspiration and motivation to write again tomorrow. Cheers to WINE-ing!!! Always remember to BEad Happy 🙂 🙂 Much love.

Welcome to my life

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My name is Stephanie and I am your average 23 year-old girl, trying to find my way in life. I have been out of school for about 2 years and have recently left a job in corporate America in the hopes of finding something that I can honestly say brings me joy. In the past month or so, that thing has turned out to be making jewelry, namely, AWESOME stretchy bracelets. I know what you are thinking (well, I know what my dad is thinking)… Will becoming a starving artist really bring you that much joy? While being a tie-dye wearing, late-rising, free-spirited hippie bead lady may not be the most realistic career path, I am seizing the opportunity to try it out… while also seeking part-time employment that actually provides an income.

With this blog, I am hoping to accomplish a few things. Obviously, I think that I should be the most sought-after source for stretch bracelets in this great country of ours. Potentially the world. Here’s to hoping that WordPress is the ultimate secret to success! In addition to becoming world-famous, I am also looking forward to discovering a little something about myself along the way. I hope to make at least one person laugh, cry or decide to unleash their own creative genius on my journey to discover the way to truly BEad Happy.