This is My Year: 2017!

This is My Year: 2017!

2017 was my year. My year of firsts, triumphs, overcoming disappointments and experiencing unimagined success. I spent the first day of 2017 in a psychiatric facility with my mother. At that point, I didn’t expect much of 2017 but knew I was at my lowest. Although, I couldn’t directly change my mother’s mental illness, I knew I needed to start living for me.

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Holiday Recipe Fun with Sunny Dae! Bulleit Whiskey Bourbon

Sunny Dae is the home decor, food, and fashion influencer behind "It's a Sunny Dae" - an affordable, luxury brand dedicated to empowering young people to live their best life boldly. It's a Sunny Dae is all about finding creative ways to achieve elegance and never apologizing for surrounding yourself with beautiful things. Through simple DIY projects, creative recipes and a flare for fashion β€” Sunny gives her followers permission to live in the now and embrace every moment to it's fullest.

Whether or not you celebrate the holiday, there is so much to be thankful for. I'm thankful for a little vacation and an opportunity to make this delicious bourbon spiked apple cider that I'm sharing with all of you with a little help from Bulleit Whiskey Bourbon. Comment below with one thing you're thankful for and don’t forget to tell me how the cider tastes!  The recipes for the spiked apple cider and the spiced cider used to make it are included below. 

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Spiked Cider:

1 cup spiced cider (see below for ingredients)

1 1/2 ounces of Bulleit Bourbon

Stir to mix -Add cinnamon stick and apple wedge for garnish 

Spiced Cider: -4 cups cider

1 cinnamon stick

3 whole cloves

1 tablespoon orange juice -1 tablespoon all spice -1 tablespoon lemon juice 

Put all ingredients in sauce pan and bring to a boil!

Let me know of your holiday recipes in the comments below! 

5 Principles I Relearned During Mercury Retrograde

5 Principles I Relearned During Mercury Retrograde

Mercury Retrograde hit me like a ton of bricks over the past couple of weeks. I was a mess and felt myself spiraling out of control. It seemed like nothing in my life was connecting or even making sense. I was hanging by a thread in all aspects of my life, from work, personal relationships, financially to my spirituality. I knew something was shifting in my world for a reason, so I submitted to what God and the Universe was doing and ultimately relearned some key principles.

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