A Royal Tea Party Fit For a Queen

Raise your hand if you’ve been fangirling over the Royal engagement since December like I have!

If you know me at all, you know I have been obsessed with all things UK/England since
the sixth grade. And when I found out we have English blood on my mom’s mother’s side I was delighted. I cling to the little percentage because I just want to be able to say that’s part of my heritage.

In 2011, when Prince William and Princess Kate got married, my mom and I woke up SUPER early, made homemade scones and had a little ‘English tea party’ as we watched the Royal Wedding. I LOVED EVERY SECOND OF IT! So when Prince Harry got engaged to America’s Princess Megan Markle, I was stoked to have another tea party with my mom. Continue reading “A Royal Tea Party Fit For a Queen”

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Lazy Rainy Mornings

Happy almost end of the semester to all my fellow students! We’re almost done! Hooray!!

This semester has been an exhausting one for me, I’ve had a full-time class schedule, an internship with a local sports radio station, I work part-time as an after-school family, AND I tried to maintain some form of social life; although some Friday nights all I wanted to do was have a glass of wine, take a bubble bath and go to bed by midnight.

In the midst of my stress, one thing always relieves my tension; and that is baking!

I think it’s important to have a stress relief coping skill because sometimes life just gets hard and you need an escape, even if it’s only for a little bit. Whether its writing, fishing, painting, baking or any other form healthy relief, find what makes you happy and use that when life gets overwhelming. Stress can make you feel as though you have to get everything done right now, but faith reassures you that everything will happen in God’s timing.  And while you’re waiting for His timing, do what you love!

For instance, this past week I’ve been feeling very overwhelmed and stressed with all the final projects, exams, and assignments I have as finals week is rapidly approaching. So, this Monday was a rainy one (and also my mornings off) and I decided to take a step back, trust God and pray that He will get me through this stressful time. And I decided to make homemade scones and enjoy a little R&R with my boyfriend, Bradley.

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