Let Me Down Gently

One of the hardest things about growing up is learning how to love. I know how horribly teenager-y this sounds, but hear me out.

It’s important to fall in love while you’re young- I think we all do at some point. We all know that weightless feeling when you have your first kiss or the wonder at how someone else can love you.

All good things must end though- young love isn’t meant to last. Heartbreak is brutal- you end up questioning everything that he said. Everything he said and everything he did;you wonder,’What changed? What went wrong?’

Naturally, this sounds dramatic. Honestly though, that’s what it’s like. Just kind of… confusion.

I’ve been both the dumper and the dumpee, and both of them suck. The dumpee is worse though- definitely. Unless you were dating a perfect robot of a significant other who explains everything flawlessly, chances are that as the dumpee, you don’t really know what went wrong.

The hardest lesson to learn is how to move on. It hurts like hell- someone who once had so much of your heart just doesn’t want it anymore, and you have to accept it. It doesn’t make you worthless or any less of a person.

I think that what you take out of falling out of love is how to rely on yourself. You really don’t need anyone else to be who you are. It’s all about creating your identity.

It’s not a fun lesson to learn, but we’ve all got to.

Don’t take over the world without me.

 

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My Strange Addiction

 

My favorite show of all time is Parks & Recreation. A friend recommended it and boom! Love at first episode.

What I didn’t think would happen with finding a new show is  watching 5 seasons in 3 days.

Does time even work like that?

Whenever I get into a new show or book or whatever, I get really into it. Example: I recently started watching The Office (US) and haven’t been anywhere other than my school and my bed with my laptop in days.

I know that I’m not the only one who does this, which is both a good and a bad thing. Our generation tends to get really into things, meaning that we are some of the most passionate and dedicated people ever to exist. It also means that we get bored easily though, and constantly seek entertainment. We don’t like doing nothing. 

I remember one time when I was in elementary school reading the Harry Potter series. I was only on the second novel when the seventh was released, but I didn’t care. I waited outside of the bookstore until midnight to get my hands on the brand-new release.

That’s kind of who we are- the kind of people who look forward to the newest things and when they’re finished, write insane fiction and draw incredible art starring those characters. A lot of young people take their passions and use them to create– something that most people don’t do.

Our fascination with the stories in books and movies have prompted us to become one of the most productive, determined generation in history!

At least, this is what I tell myself so I don’t feel guilty for my Grey’s Anatomy binges.

Don’t take over the world without me.

Valentine’s Day Pink Cookie Bars

This is looooong overdue. Oops.

I found this recipe on a website called Mel’s Kitchen Cafe, but I did tweak some things- so I can safely call these cookies somewhat of my own.

YOU WILL NEED:

Cookies:

1 cup of softened unsalted butter (aka 2 sticks)

4 (yes, FOUR) eggs

5 (yes, FIVE) cups of flour

2 cups of granulated sugar

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of baking powder

1 cup of powdered sugar

1-2 tsps of vanilla (I used 2, but if you like more shortbread-y type cookies, go with one.

Icing

1/2 cup (aka 1 stick) of softened unsalted butter

2.5 cups of powdered sugar

1/2 cup shortening

1.2 tsp vanilla

3 tbsp heavy cream

Red food dye (optional, but I like it :3)

PS- you can add sprinkles at the very end if you want.

 

HERE’S WHAT YOU DO:

Preheat your oven to 375 F, 190 C, or gas mark 5 (someone’s always gotta have the gas mark.)

For the cookies, you’re going to combine the butter and the sugars together until you get something kinda fluffy-lookin. Then, add in the vanilla. Then, SLOWLY (not as enthusiastic as I made the mistake of) add in eight billion cups of flour, baking powder, and salt. You’ll get a huge amount of very sticky, heavy dough.

 

 

You want to grease a MASSIVE 9×13 pan to bake this dough in (I don’t usually grease my pans though- I LOVE parchment paper. Idk, you do you, whatever you want). Plop all that dough in there- don’t be afraid to use your hands to spread it out. You want it as even and smooth as possible- I used the back of a really flat serving spoon towards the end.

When it comes out, it’ll be a beautiful (and heavy) sheet of COOOOKIE.

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While it’s cooling, make the icing. Just take all those ingredients and combine until they’re smooth and beautiful. Then add your food dye- I just kinda added a little bit at a time until I got a pretty pale pinkish color.

Your cookie should be cooled after about half an hour. DUMP ALL THAT DELICIOUS SUGAR FROSTING ALL OVER THAT ISH. It’ll be a really thick layer of icing, but it’s soooo goooood. Then go in with sprinkles!

Cut it into squares, and you’re done!

This makes roughly enough to feed a large family for 3 years, but they were all gone in a day- even the people who know I can’t cook to save my life absolutely loved these.

Happy baking!

Don’t take over the world without me.

Here We GO

I freaking love Valentine’s Day.

The pink and the chocolate and the socially-acceptable PDA and ugh! My room looks like a cupid forcefully vomited and left the entirety of the Michael’s holiday section on my bed then BAM! And there’s hearts everywhere.

Because of my love for Valentine’s day, in the two weeks leading up to it I will make a total of 5-looooooooooooove themed posts, including DIYs and recipes and rants and pretty much anything that you would expect. Basically I’m becoming 2012 Bethany Mota.

See you in a few days. Prepare for an explosion of pink.

Don’t take over the world without me.

Oops.

Sooo… Earlier this month I made a post, telling you what you can expect from your favorite blog ;). I said, and I quote, “I got a lot of comments and emails that wanted more of that…hence, I will give you more foody-type stuff.”

Wanting to keep my promise, I set to work to find a cute, hopefully pink, Valentine’s day treat to show you how to make.

It…did not go as planned.

I found a recipe for these adorable little strawberry-and-chocolate-chip-pink-cookie-cute-things. I bought all the stuff, baked it, took pictures, wrote out the post… They looked great! Pink, aesthetic, and perfect.

BUT THEY TASTED DISGUSTING.

I mean, they’re not horrible, but they’re most definitely not good. My mother was horrified, and my dad told me to label them as ‘vegan’ so they wouldn’t seem as bad.

I don’t want to pass on an awful recipe! Therefore… no pink cookies for you, I guess.

Man…. I was really excited for them, too…

I TRIED.

Oh well.

Don’t take over the world without me.

January Book Haul!

And so, the book-buying addiction continues.

No One Else Can Have You by Kathleen Hale

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith (I have read Pride and Prejudice several times before, so I’m half-excited and half-dreading reading this… interpretation)

Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini

What Color Your Parachute? by Dick Bolles

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

The Enormous Room by E. E. Cummings

Wooooooo! I kinda need to chill out from spending so much… O.o

Don’t take over the world without me.

Playlist For 2016

Oh No! – Marina and the Diamonds

It’s Only Life- The Shins

Modern Love- David Bowie (RIP- your music has and will continue to inspire for generations.)

Chains- Usher

Out Of The Woods- Taylor Swift

Car Radio- twenty one pilots

Girls Like Girls- Hayley Kiyoko

Once A Day- Michael Franti and Spearhead (this is one of my favorite artists of all time. Listen to him. Pleeeeeeease)

Let It Go- The Neighborhood

Afterlife- Ingrid Michaelson (Idk if I’ve already used this song…. O.o)

Death of a Bachelor- Panic! At The Disco