Day of Rest – #21EarlyDays with JRose

it’s not Day 6 – It is a day of rest for this chick! Well, actually no because I am working on social media and education stuff for work. But I did sleep in and it felt good. You know God rested on Sunday and I felt that I needed that too. I still managed to wake up early and enjoy the cool weather as I sat in the garage while my husband is building me a dining table. Whoo Hoo!

My view today for at least 5 hrs.

My view today for at least 5 hrs.

There is a lot to do today besides work stuff. I have laundry to put away (all that laundry I did last week), I have to spruce up my house, go grocery shopping and visit with my parents later today. Maybe I should have woken up earlier…*sigh.

Sundays are usually days that I like to unplug myself from the world, spend time with family and friends on a face-to-face basis. It’s hard when you have so many distractions, so many obstacles in your way. I will do my best to make that a goal in the future, but for today the internet is my friend because I am working. But with working I must have music. I can listen to pretty much anything, because music moves my soul. Today and almost every Sunday, I am listening to the station on Pandora called “Sunday Brunch”. Great jazz musicians from all over, new and old. I love it.

Another little tidbit from the book It’s Never Too Late by Patrick Lindsay,

It’s never too late….to enjoy the music

We all have unique soundtracks to our lives.

So free your spirit.

Surrender to the rhythm.

Let your mind chill.

Let your heart rise.

Music is what you make of it.

It calms.

Or raises passions.

It transports.

It recalls memories.

Happy Sunday!

Cheers, JRose


The frostings of fall and Think Pink!

Fall is my favorite season! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Festivals, Farmers Markets and just the turning of the leaves… other states cause Texas’ trees don’t turn orange. 😦

So far, I have baked 3 delicious types of cupcakes. I think my favorite and most rewarding is the Reese’s Peanut Buttercup. The frosting on these decadent little cakes is sooooo gooood!! I literally licked the bowl clean! Plus the little surprise that I hid inside was even better, an actual mini Reese’s Peanut Buttercup, YUM!!

Wanting pumpkin bread so bad, but still craving the chocolate, I decided to venture out and bake Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins topped with cream cheese frosting. My best friends son and daughter love pumpkin bread and I wanted to give them a little surprise. They gobbled them up! We met at St. Arnold’s Brewery in Houston for a little beer and some goodies. And as you can see this kid wanted to pick off the icing!

But after 2 or 3 muffins, I think he still wanted more!

Now, the most recent cupcake was for a Mary Kay party I hosted at my home. Knowing MK is pink and October is Breast Cancer Awareness month I wanted to incorporate pink ribbons on my cupcakes. So I came up with Coconut Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and coconut shavings. They were a hit and I can honestly say they were beautiful. I will make this my yearly October cupcake.

My other best friends mother is a cancer patient and it really hits home. Please ladies, get checked, check yourself and be aware of your health. Let’s fight this cancer!!!

Have a great week and more so a Spooky Halloween. Until my next blog….Keep frosting!