1. agrabahprincess:

    "Comedy is acting out optimism."
    - Robin Williams (July 21, 1951 - August 11, 2014)

    RIP Robin Williams, thanks for the laughs and comfort when I really needed it. Your amazing legacy in film and comedy will live on forever as long as people can laugh. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the Williams family and anyone else who needs a little support.

    (via marykatewiles)

     

  2. Recipe Time: Triple Chocolate Muffins

    I’m back! And by back I mean I am finally posting another recipe after… a year… more than that. Wow I’ve been pretty terrible at updating. Since moving to Portland I started working full time and doing stuff on the weekends so I have been neglecting my updating. But here’s a yummy Triple Chocolate Muffin for you all! 

    Ingredients:

    • 1/2 cup chopped milk chocolate + 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate
    • 7 tbsp butter
    • 1 3/4 cup Bread flour (or all purpose)
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • 1/2 tst salt
    • 1/4 tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup milk (recommend whole but any will do)
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

    Directions:

    1. In small saucepan, melt butter with 1/2 cup milk chocolate +1/4 cup bittersweet.
    2. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and baking soda.
    3. In separate bowl, whisk milk, egg and vanilla, then stir into the flour mixture.
    4. Stir in the melted chocolate mixture.
    5. Mix in chocolate chips.
    6. Divide among 12 prepared muffin cups and bake 20 to 25 minutes.

    I over filled my muffin cups to almost full. I recommend filling only 2/3 to 3/4 full and having extra batter for a few extra muffins. But I got excited and wanted the make them overflow like you see in the store.. I like how they look :)

     
  3. severely-average:

    severely-average:

    Forget Me Not

    This is now available as a print, tote, clock, and phone case here

     

  4. (Source: nerdwallet, via mydrunkkitchen)

     
  5. severely-average:

    Casually eating brunch when a group of naked bicyclists pass by

     
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  7. Yesterday I got to see one of my favourite shows live for the first time ever, have coffee with my man, FaceTime with my momma for a bit, and briefly say hello to a good friend. Then watched Rent, and started the dough for my bread. 

    Today I hung out with my man and my pup, baked the roasted garlic/rosemary bread, and am now making chocolate chip banana muffins. Later I get to watch the 2 hour season finale of OUaT, and the newest episode of GoT. It’s been a great weekend!

     

  8. "Try to learn to breathe deeply, really to taste food when you eat, and when you sleep, really to sleep. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough."
    — 

    Ernest Hemingway  (via euphoricnonsensee)

    Another argument for being present, and mindful. I’m working on this, every day…

    (via authorsarahdessen)

    (via fishingboatproceeds)

     
  9. liamdryden:

    "I’m A Self-Starter!": Reasons Job Hunting Sucks

    New video!

    I’ve been looking for a job recently and it’s garbage. Come share my pain.

    Reblog if you consider yourself a real self-starter with a keen eye for optimal business practices! (or even if you don’t because really no-one is that thing)

    I hate that you have to have a minimum of 5 years experience in any field to get a job in said field. How do people get 5 years experience when they can’t get experience without already having experience?

    (via edwardspoonhands)

     
     

  10. "

    1. Make sure you own a nice bed.

    2. Sleep in it frequently.

    3. Remember how nice it feels to flip over your pillow to the cooler side.

    4. Check your pulse and hum along to the rhythm because it is music.

    5. Write clear and make a lot of spelling errors. Get the poison out and don’t worry about it being neat.

    6. If you can, do not shut people out. You will have good days and they should see them.

    7. If you feel overwhelmed, go outside and scream. Find a nice empty park in the middle of the night and scream as loud as you can until your throat is bleeding. The world wants to hear you.

    8. Let yourself fall in love. Believe it or not, there are people out there who want your blacks and blues.

    9. Keep waking up.

    10. Keep waking up.

    11. Keep waking up. Maybe with someone next to you.

    "
    — tips on how to keep going | Caitlyn Siehl  (via audrotas)

    (via raisethecurtain)

     

  11. Hi friends, 

    I’m not doing so well at surviving lately. Having a rough time finding ways to stay afloat in the real world. I’ve been baking a lot and working a lot and not doing much of anything else. I am lacking a creative outlet, or an outlet of any kind. I don’t have any “me time” and I’m not balancing my life very well. 

    With all this in mind, I just want to remind you all, that this is only life. It is what we make it and there is nothing more to it. 

    I’m just not making it a very good one right now and that is becoming very difficult for me. 

    Any advice on how to balance work, play, and relaxation? I could really use some help right now. 

     

  12. Happy Easter everyone! I hope your day is filled with all that good stuff that Easter brings you.

     

  13. So, life has been pretty good. Corey’s mom visited last week and we got to do a bunch of cool stuff like a Portland food tour up on Mississippi Ave. Very awesome, highly recommend. Found some awesome places with delicious foods and found out a bit about the awesome history of that area. Very cool stuff. We ate so much food I am still recovering. 

    I really need to sit down and work out some decent blog posts. I haven’t had time to just sit down and organize everything, so much has happened and I just haven’t had time to really put it all together and post about it. Thanks fo sticking around despite my lack of updates. 

     
  14. edwardspoonhands:

    learnhowtoadult:

    ANNOUNCEMENT DAY!  How to Adult" exists!  

    Emma “Elmify” Mills and T. Michael Martin have teamed up with Hank and John Green to create “How to Adult,” a new edutainment channel dedicated to teaching you everything you need to know how to do as an adult that they never taught you in school.

    We’ll be bringing you new episodes every Monday to help unravel the mysteries and vagaries of adulthood. How do you pay taxes? What do you do if you blow a tire? How the heck are you supposed to wash shirts with red-and-white stripes?! "How to Adult" is here to answer those questions and more, so that adulthood can be a little less overwhelming and a lot more awesome.

    We couldn’t be more excited about this news. DFTBA!

    ANNOUNCEMENT!

    John and I are teaming up with two of our favorite not-so-well-known YouTubers to help us all figure out HOW TO ADULT.

    Not so simple as it sounds…I’m still not great at adult even after quite a bit of experience. Really looking forward to learning with these two and so happy to see how fantastically this intro video turned out.

     
     

  15. 21 People On What They Would Tell Their 19-Year-Old Selves

    1. Jonathan, 55: There is no such thing as “the only one”. You will meet lots of “the ones”. Only commit when the timing is right for the both of you – that can take years for some, and that’s okay.
    2. Miranda, 24: Drop pre-med.
    3. Isaac, 48: Deodorant does not count as a shower, and that haircut only looked good on Bon Jovi.
    4. Anya, 42: Make the conscious decision to be happy, and then stick with it. Society will do everything in its power to convince you that your personal happiness is dependent on something external – beauty, success, wealth, etc. – it isn’t.
    5. Parker, 55: 60% of the things you think are important now won’t matter a whit to you by the time you reach 50. The trick is to figure out the important 40% and work it.
    6. Megan, 34: He doesn’t love you, and you will be okay.
    7. Peter, 58: Don’t let anything stand in your way of taking part (or all) of your junior year abroad. You’ll never again have quite the same opportunity to experience a foreign land, for an extended period of time, in your youth. It is destined to be one of the most memorable aspects of your life.
    8. Eleanor, 67: Talk less. Listen more.
    9. Donald, 27: There’s a huge difference between who you want to be and who everyone around you wants you to be. Figure out which is which.
    10. Camille, 56: Always remember: when falling off a horse, pull your tongue in.
    11. Jackson, 57: No one knows anything for sure. They’re all just doing the best they can with what they have, just like you.
    12. Vicki, 47: You’ll never have all the answers, so make every question count.
    13. Donald, 38: You don’t have to grow up to be the dad you never had.
    14. Katelyn, 30: Make the most out of college. You will never again be at a place where your only goal is to learn. Learn a lot, learn often, and learn with reckless abandon.
    15. Joshua, 55: Women love to laugh.
    16. Annabelle, 38: Drugs are not beautiful, glamorous or opulent. They are not a remedy, a solution, a cure-all, or a cure-anything.
    17. Colin, 50: You miss so much life when you sleep until 3 PM. Wake up to see sunrises; they are the most stunning of nature’s masterpieces.
    18. Eleanor, 26: Eating two pints of ice cream won’t make you happy. Neither will sprinting 10 miles. Be nice to yourself.
    19. Aaron, 52: Don’t forget to ask that girl in the Oberlin library what kind of perfume she’s wearing. You’ll buy it for her in 20 years.
    20. Scarlett, 54: Don’t be afraid to be yourself. Those that get you will love you, those that don’t, well, their loss. Just remember: Wherever you are, it’s a party.
    21. Zack, 9: I hope you’re awesome. And be nice to girls.