Good morning, all. This weekend has flown by as usual.
I must say, I’ve been in a little funk the last few days. I wrote a big, long post about it, you know the ones I write? Where I get all emotional and stuff. I know many of you love those.. and so do I, but sometimes I hesitate to publish those and ask if it’s really necessary to air every feeling I have in such a public way. I realize that these are the opportunities I have to connect to you.. and I adore that. I love my loyal readers, but can you relate to everything I’m going through? It still scares me to be so open, so vulnerable. I don’t want comes across as whiney or, even worse, offend someone.
I will say this: I have been struggling with the blogging world (I know, what’s new). Sometimes it all feels SO shallow and self centered. There are 7.6 million refuges coming out of Syria. People are dying trying to escape a cruel regime and oppression. I see very little mention of Syria on any social media channels. I could be wrong. After all, people have private lives and often keep their philanthropic, religious, and political beliefs to themselves. I would like to think this is what’s happening- I know it’s partly true for me. But, I’m not going to lie, with what’s going on in the world right now my blogging these days feels trite and unfulfilling.
I don’t know, maybe I’ll gain some clarity as I get back into running this week. I often times feel like a dog chasing it’s tail with regard to blogging. Of course, I will continue to create, write, and love on my loyal readers, but I have finally given myself permission to not have to do what I am told I am “supposed” to be doing. Time for me to stay focused on what I love, and just be ME. Right now it’s time to help the people of Syria even if it’s a small gesture, and focus my effort on doing, #WYCWYC with regard to all areas of my life, but especially blogging.
In other news, we had a run in with lice and, believe it or not, I think we avoided it. All of us are free and clear of crawlers– my dear God may they not incubate or mutate or any kind of ate and reemerge in a day or week. In the meantime, I am driving my husband crazy by saying, “I itch, I think I have them- okay, no I don’t” five minutes later. “OMG I’m crawling with them, oh it was just a piece of dust” LOL I’m SO paranoid. I have been sanitizing, washing, scrubbing, and disinfecting to be on the safe side.
What am I doing for Labor day? BBQ’ing the sheets and pillow cases, with a side order or Lysol and a Keg of Rid Shampoo. It’s a going to be a real “lousey” party!
So, instead of some delicious side salad or burger, I’m going to give a recipe for moist and fluffy blueberry muffins and give you a little tip on how to not make the dough turn purple or blue or whatever from the berries. K?
What You’ll Need
2 cups of bread flour
1 cup of White Whole Wheat Flour
3/4 cup of Truvia Baking blend
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 Teaspoon of Vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt
2 large eggs
8 T. of melted and cooled coconut oil
1 1/2 cups of fresh blueberries
1 Tablespoon of flour
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line muffin tin with baking cups.
Blend the first five dry ingredients, flours, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl. In a separate large bowl blend the yogurt, egg and butter.
In another bowl add the blueberries and the Tablespoon of flour- blend until all of the berries are coated. This will prevent the batter from turning purple or blue.
Slowly add the flour to the mixture. Then fold in the blueberries.
Fill baking cups about half way full of the batter, then bake for about 25-28 minutes. Should be golden brown on top and toothpick should come out relatively clean. Let muffins cool on a wire rack.Fluffy Reduced Sugar Blueberry Muffins and How to Keep the Dough from Turning Purple #fitfluential #sweatpink Click To Tweet
If you’re a blogger, do you ever get disenchanted with the social media world? Thoughts, feelings and things you are doing for the Refugees? Lice? Had it before?