The people of our lives

As we are getting older and going through life we tend to forget those who brought us to were we are today I have had many influential people throughout my 20 years of life that have hurt me made me stronger and empowered me.It is always good to look back and see where we have come from and gone through reflecting back the years to move on through this journey of becoming an adult.  In this blog post I will be discussing the people that effected all of our lives and how we made it through the bad times and good times. All these people had an impact to the person you are today and the adult you soon will become.

Mom

Thank you for being the person who is always there for me no matter the amount of attitude I give you after a double shift. Thank you for being my best friend when I had none.You supported me through the worst and the best and you deserve the world for that. You may not see what you have done to help me grow, you showed me strength you showed me unconditional love. rs_463x283-141117141717-tumblr_m75nslph2g1r4l47to1_500

My Ex best friend

Sappy yes,but we all have that best friend that we did everything with the one friend who became family but then just left. As humans some people drift off others will stay, to the best friend who left thank you for showing me that there are people out in the world  who will say anything to bring you down. As you sought after to make my middle and high school years horrible, yes girls are actually very evil to each other. You gave me the ability to show my strength, you showed me that you can’t trust everyone in the world. From you I learned how to make it on my own in school. anigif_enhanced-3076-1392072128-7

My Best Friend 

Thank You for always being my psychotic sidekick. Thank you for showing me that I can trust people. Thank you for being my person when I got hurt or needed someone to eat Ben and Jerry’s / Netflix binge with. Thank you for reminding me not to grow  up to quick but to follow my dreams. giphy1

Ex Soccer Coaches

Although many of you I hated for a long time thank you for teaching me several life lessons I wouldn’t have learned any way else. You taught me that I had to work for playing time if I wanted to become better I had to put more time and effort in to get what I wanted. You taught me that even 50 yr old men can enjoy making a group of 21 girls cry ( only 1 coach I had haha). You taught me that life isn’t fair, even sometimes when you work your ass off to get better you won’t get more playing time. In the end most coaches are crazy but you gotta love them.

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My Dad 

Thank You for giving every guy I date impossible standards to live up to. You taught me never to accept average to always work my hardest to be exceptional. Thank you for showing me how a man should treat his wife. Thank you for being my coach and cheerleader in every sport I played. anigif_enhanced-buzz-16227-1410824053-16_preview

 

 

How to be single

Lately due to my birthday coming up many people have brought up how now that we are in our 20s we are so close to the age of “having to be married”, from 26-28.  But in my opinion you have to enjoy being single while you are. Being single allows you to get to know yourself, explore, push your limits, and know who you are. To fully invest yourself in a relationship and in someone else you must first know and invest in yourself. So I protest the thought of a timeline life happens while you plan things out. So,here are some reasons to love being single.

1:Save Money

Yes you save money once you stop spending money on going out to eat, driving to the other persons house, and other holidays like Valentines Day, anniversaries,ext.Now we have more money to spend on clothing, food and traveling.  Not exact numbers but you could spend anything from 50-150$ a month on being in a relationship.635850607409955881-1714929036_2

2: More time with friends

As stated from the great words herself on Sex and the City “Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with”. These are the people that no matter how many guys you go through they will always be there at the end they are our true soul mates.

3: Being careless

In a relationship its almost as though you have to hold a standard, maybe not after a few months but at the beginning you always do. But being single you can be careless and make mistakes without the feeling of guilt.Be a mess, eat the 5th slice of pizza wear sweatpants and a sweatshirt with no make up, do crazy things you know you want to!anigif_optimized-28994-1427515229-11

4:  You can date

You can go out on dates and see what you do and don’t like find your perfect fit you have time don’t rush. And you will always have a story to tell your girlfriends at coffee on Monday about the horror stories of dating. fef21730-92c1-0132-1dee-0a2c89e5f2f5

5: You can travel

You can get up and go where ever you want by yourself with out the permission of another. If you want to go on a random adventure at 11pm on a Tuesday night go and do it!!

6: You Get to know yourself

with this time of being single you get the chance to fully be able to know your strengths and weaknesses. You need to be able to sustain yourself before you can put the time and effort into another person. Do things you love be yourself and the right person will find you, life will pan itself out to the way its supposed to don’t plan on a timeframe of life let life come to you.

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Dining on a Budget

On our journey to becoming adults we have all figured out how to live off of basic and cheap food throughout college but now that we are big adults we should probably graduate from the 1 minute meals we shove in the microwave, (considering the fact that those meals have thousands of chemicals and loads of sodium) to big kid meals. Being the daughter of a world renowned known chef is a lot to live up to when you specialize in making rice and smoothies on a daily basis. It always seems as though I am way to busy to make myself an actual meal so I resort to my normal dinner, lunch and breakfast smoothie with a piece of toast, on occasions Honey Nut Cheerios with Almond Milk, yes I know quiet the chef aren’t I? I grew up with a chef as a dad and this is what I have resulted to… In this blog post I will be showing a few meals that actually don’t take anymore than 15 minutes out of our day and are money savers at the same time!

Hangover Breakfast sandwiches

For the morning after a rough night pick up a carton of eggs, a bag of english muffins, a block of cheddar cheese (cheaper than pre shredded cheese), an avocado and my personal favorite that gives it a little kick hot sauce

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Everything you will every need in a smoothie:Strawberry Mango Spring Smoothie Recipe, honestly the best investment I made this year was splitting the cost of a blender with my roommate the amount of possibilities are endless to smoothie making. My personal twist on this smoothie is instead of coconut milk I use almond milk and sometime will add spinach and protein in to get the full effect of an everything you need in a smoothie! quick easy and simple to make

Makes 3½ cups

1 cup coconut milk/ almond milk
1 banana, peeled, sliced, and frozen
1 mango, skinned and chunked
5 large strawberries, hulled (http://www.rodalesorganiclife.com)

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 Grilled Cheese, One of my personal favorites and since you can reuse a lot of the ingredients used in the Hangover breakfast sandwich too, keeping more money in your pocket.

A bag of whole wheat bread, A block of cheddar cheese , Hot Sauce ( honestly hot sauce could make anything taste good), avocado, and cooked chicken

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French Toast , every person alive should learn how to make simple french toast including the fact that it’s easy cheap and AMAZING

1 egg

1/2 cup skim milk (used almond milk just as good)

1 /4 tablespoon of vanilla extract and ground cinnamon (adjust to your personal taste)

2 slices of whole wheat bread

tablespoon of butter to add to the pan

Mix together the egg and the milk then add in the vanilla extract and cinnamon, dunk the whole wheat bread into the mixture then place on hot pan until cooked! and to add a personal touch I love adding fruits to my french toast!! selena-gomez-loves-food-funny-lol-300x160

Everyone should know how to make chicken : For some reason I always believed my mother was just given all this knowledge of cooking and knowing what degree chicken had to be cooked to magically but  a simple search on the internet will do just the trick, 165 degrees is the number to look for. You can cook on a pan or in the oven if you can cook chicken you can basically make any meal you want here is a perfect video to watch on how to cook perfect chicken! http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-moist-tender-chicken-breasts-every-time-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-36891

Yes I know this isn’t a total upgrade to professional amazing meals but I am eating on a budget with little to no skills. So now we have graduated from our Annie’s Mac and Cheese to grilled cheese and egg sandwiches! The basics will allow us to be able to graduate to more difficult meals to make but for now one small step for Ashley one giant leap for anyone who I make dinner for!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Workers

As I have gotten older I have noticed there are specific types of people I always seem to run into in the work place. In this post I will be discussing these different types of people you will grow to work with during our journey of becoming adults, because no matter what in life we all have to deal with co-workers wether we like it or not. From the Loud Talkers, to the Boss, to the messy monster we all have these people in our work place.

Oscar The Grouch

The one co worker that no matter the day no matter the weather seems to always be a grouch. From the first step in the the last step out of work always complaining about something going on, “the printer isn’t fast enough”, “the lighting in this place is always to bright”,” of course they messed up my coffee”, and the best one “why am I even here”. From time to time we all become oscar the grouch for one day but don’t let your self become the grouch of the office.

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The Partier

The co-worker that always strolls into work with shades on , a bottle of Advil and water for the hangover and a night of partying to tell everyone about. They always seem to have the best going out stories this co worker is the life of any office party and seems to always love an after work drink or two. They will put your social life to shame.6358799984843405961831410974_the20office20champage20gif

The mom

The one everyone goes to advice for, from your basic boy problems to life problems this co worker always seems to have the right advice to give. They have gone through it all and know how to handle every situation. The mom is very sociable and will always be the first one you call in the need of help in a sticky situation.

The hot one

The one person in the work place that every girl/guy wants he or she is always talked about, the one who blows away all your standards of other guys/girls.  The one no one can get but everyone wants. We all have a co- worker like this wether we like to admit it or not!

The do-gooder

aka the suck up, they are always around the boss trying to make sure everything is perfect and always trying to correct those around them that are not doing things their way. Its one thing to be the suck up but to then try to nit pick others around you…. you don’t want tobe this person.

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The Best Friend

We are their for hours upon hours a day its only a matter of hours  you find your work place soul-mate the ones who seems to always make you laugh on bad days and the ones who make it bearable to come in the next day. You even share your after hours with these people because 8 hours a day isn’t enough.

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