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Miss Priss Cupcakes got a New Car Wrap!!

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I am super excited, I have wanted to advertise my business on my car for a long time and finally I did it! Thanks to my wonderful friend who created the images for me! I think Swaine did a great job! Now when I deliver to parties, studios, weddings etc. people will know where the cupcakes and such came from! I know it may be a little thing but it makes my dream more of a reality as I am cruising the streets making deliveries. If you ever need cupcakes, cakes or assorted dessert platters and sandwich platters be sure to give Miss Priss Cupcakes and Such a call! (562) 377-6385. We are happy to deliver sweetness to your next event. Thank you so much for your support! XO

Spontaneous trip to the mountains!

I made myself a promise nearly two and a half years ago when me and my daughter decided to go for happiness. I promised that I would live more, spend more time with people who matter the most to me. Make new and fun memories, be adventurous and spontaneous. That’s what life is all about, right! So I have been working a lot of hours and dealing with a lot of personal business, when I woke up one morning and said, we are going to play today. Well of course I have the best playmate ever, my boyfriend! He is adventurous and is always willing to go have a good time and he is the best person to just laugh with. We woke up early and headed up to the local mountains, it was a cool, crisp morning and the sun was shining bright, a perfect day to head to the mountains! We made it to Lake Arrowhead in about an hour and a half. We went and ate a delicious breakfast at an adorable Inn that had the best home-made breakfast and perfect coffee! After our relaxing breakfast we decided to go ride ATV’s for a couple hours. The weather was just perfect, 65 degrees! We rode through the trails with magnificent views of Lake Arrowhead, there were tranquil streams and waterfalls, I felt like I was in heaven. I needed this day in the middle of nature with my love. Even though we got mighty dusty on the trails, we didn’t care, we were in the midst of beauty with no agendas and the only thing we had to do was soak it all in. We got out of the vehicle and walked among the rocks near the crystal clear, cool water. I could live there! Someday, perhaps we should have a little place in the mountains! A girl can dream!

After our fun ride, we dusted off and headed to the other side of the mountain, Big Bear here we come! Like I said we had no agenda, just following our hearts desire. We ended up at Magic Mountain where we went on the bob sled slide, it was worth waiting in line. Of course I screamed all the way down because I was going so fast I was afraid I was going to fly off my sled! It was super fun! We had some time to spare before we headed home, so I looked up my Brother Jason. I had never met Jason before, I found out only a couple of years ago that I had a brother from another mother! He lives in Big Bear, so it was perfect, I tried to make dinner plans but he was working, so boyfriend and I went to visit my brother at his work. We knew each other right off as we have been chatting on Facebook for a while now. We have so much in common, we are a lot alike and it felt very natural. I was so happy to finally meet him! I know this will be the start to a wonderful sibling relationship! I’m so happy! I got a message from Jason when we left and he said he was so happy to finally meet me and that he couldn’t stop thinking about it! I felt the same way! Life is funny, it takes you on so many twists and turns, but we are the only ones who can determine our happy! I will never be robbed of my happy again! Happy…..Full steam ahead!

Before we headed down the mountain from our fun day, we stopped at a little Mexican Restaurant for a bite. It was okay, the company was better so it didn’t matter! When I got home I felt rejuvenated, happy and blessed. The only things that matter in this life is Love, family and friends. Love fiercely, play hard, live loyal. Everything good that you send out into the world comes back to you with buckets of goodness! Thanks for sharing my sweet little day! Don’t forget to have fun in your lives too! Hugs xoxo

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Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas to all my friends and family!

As we near the end of 2014, I can’t help but feel grateful for everyone in my life that I love. My number one love is Madison, my amazing daughter who in her young 21 years has taught me more than anyone that I can be strong. I could have easily fallen apart but with her insistence we started a new life that is full of love and happiness! I will always admire her for the strength and devotion she possesses. We are looking forward to a happy future.

I would like to wish all of you good health, happiness and love as the year comes to a close. Many blessings to you!

I have many interesting topics to blog about very soon. Take care and have fun!

Kisses!
Karie

Brussel Sprouts are my Buds!

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I have learned to appreciate and love Brussel Sprouts. Brussel sprouts are a good source of protein, iron and potassium, and have many other health benefits including Vitamin C, fiber, folate, and antioxidants. Here is one of my favorite recipes, feel free to play with it.

Ingredients

Pound of Brussel Sprouts, cut into quarters
5 garlic cloves sliced thin
Package of mushroom, white button, or crimini
package of pancetta (cut into pieces and cooked with olive oil till crisp)
drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Kosher Salt and Fresh Cracked Pepper to taste

Directions
drizzle a saute pan with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
add garlic and pancetta cook until crispy, be careful not to burn garlic
add Brussel Sprouts, and mushrooms, toss about and add salt and pepper.
transfer to a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Such a yummy and healthy vegetable side! Add some chicken or shrimp and make it a nice low carb meal. Bon Appetite.

How do you de-compress?

imageDo you ever feel the pressure of life piling up on your chest to the point it feels like you are suffocating? I used to let pressures, and stupid things get to me. I don’t anymore, I realized that the things that matter and the people who matter will always be here by my side. All negative influences or “evil,” will dissipate with time. It is such a freeing feeling to know that you are in control of your life, no one else. No one can take your happy and you are in control of your peace of mind. If you are spending time with someone who has more evil thoughts in a day than positive, productive ones, then perhaps you have wasted enough of your time and energy on a lost cause. Run for the hills like you are naked on fire and rid yourself! It is sheer serendipity to lose the weight of the unnecessary.
To de-stress, I have found that simply walking clears the mind, listening to your favorite tunes, going back to certain places in time with a breeze on your back does wonders. You just have to quit feeling sorry for yourself and get off the couch! I’m going to give yoga a shot and perhaps meditation, I am into trying new things, especially when it is good for my mind and body. My daughter (the love of my life), and I have a refreshed, conception on how our life is going to move forward. It is going to be filled with new adventurous experiences, happy people, and lots of laughter. As a matter of fact that is exactly how we have been living free and happy. You should try it. What kinds of things do you do to decompress?

What is on your Bucket List? Here is a sample of mine!

Here is a little appetizer of some of the amazing things that are on my bucket list. They are not necessarily in order. I am going to try my hardest to accomplish all of them! Most of all I want Happiness and POM (Peace of Mind). Good health for myself, family and friends. LOVE!

Before I get to my list…My numero uno thing would be to go on a road trip to everywhere with my daughter, to see things and do things we’ve only dreamed of. Madison wants to travel all over and I can’t wait to experience everything with her for the first time and see things through her eyes….

I want to cuddle with a baby animal such as a bear cub or baby tiger. They are so primal and sweet, I have wanted to do this all my life. I love all animals!
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I want to throw a casual but beautiful clam bake for a fun group of friends on a warm summer evening.
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How about a romantic horseback ride with the man I love? It doesn’t matter what location, I have always loved horses! It’s so fairytale like, call me a hopeless romantic!
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How about a romantic whirl in Bora Bora? A love nest hut on the water! Makings of an unforgettable holiday!
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Sampling wine through Tuscany would be a trip of a lifetime! Trying fresh Italian cuisine and taking in the beauty of the countryside!
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I have always dreamed of racing in the pro-celebrity race in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach…I KNOW I will not be able to obtain this one as I am not a pro or celebrity. Hey…a girl can dream!
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There are so many more things on my list, such as going to the Kentucky Derby so I can wear a fabulous Hat and sip on mint juleps and wager on the winning horse…win, place or show! A win would be preferable! Or go to concerts or sports events in another state. Etc……What kind of things are on your bucket list?