I'm Andrea, and this is my personal blog. Thanks for being here! I usually post on Fridays and Sundays, when I share something that makes me happy or a spiritual thought for the week. Sometimes I manage to squeeze in another post or two.

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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Don't You Quit

"Don't you quit. You keep walking. You keep trying. There is help and happiness ahead...You keep your chin up. It will be all right in the end. Trust God and believe in good things to come."

-Elder Jeffrey R. Holland

Friday, May 24, 2013

Happy Friday!

Well, hello!

I've had a SUPER stressful Friday afternoon, so I turned to the internet to find something really different for today's post. Here's what I found:

This is a real animal. It's called a quokka, and it lives in Australia. Quokkas' faces look like they're permanently smiling. Check out this Huffington Post article about them, and have a happy Friday!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Teach Your Children in Such a Way

"The future of this kingdom will rest on our offspring; and its power and ultimate triumph, on their education and proper training. If we wish to sway a proper influence over our families, we must show them good examples as well as give them good precepts. We should be able to say, do as I do, as well as to say, do as I say. Strive to teach your children in such a way, both by example and precept, that they will unhesitatingly follow in your footsteps and become as valiant for the truth as you have been."

-President Lorenzo Snow

Friday, May 10, 2013

Happy Friday!

Whew, I am late today! Let's make this quick, shall we?

[from Zulily]

Happy Friday!

Friday, May 3, 2013

So, about that sourdough...

Erm...yes. About that.

Heh heh.

Okay, here's the thing. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I'd made sourdough bread. I had made one loaf, and that turned out okay...kind of. I figured that there was nowhere to go but up, and that my future sourdough loaves would get progressively better.

And then the universe said, "BAHAHAHA, not so fast."

Between then and now, here's how the sourdough thing has gone. (And it was a months-long struggle to begin with, thankyouverymuch.)

  • I tried two other bread recipes. Each batch turned out more doorstop-like than the last. I considered starting a brick-making business.
  • The sourdough experts say to do easier recipes, like muffins and pancakes, before trying to make bread. Fine. So I made muffins, and they were shockingly soft and delicious.
  • You're totally drooling right now.

  • A third bread recipe rose properly, and looked nice and pretty, but man was it sour.
Deceptively innocent looking.
  • And then, I checked on my sourdough starter and saw...*gulp*...that it was moldy. Mold = sourdough death. I poured all of it down the drain. And I cried a little. And I did everything possible to not touch the mold left in the jar. [By the way, please donate to the Moldophobics of America Fund. Mold-o-phobia is a serious and debilitating condition.]
Annnnd...that was last night. I'm not sure where to go from here, sourdough-wise. I'm still a little bit in shock. It seems silly to give up on a project that I've been working on for months. Hrm. We'll see.
So maybe you'll hear more about sourdough from me one day. Or...maybe you'll hear more about my brick-and-doorstop business. Only time will tell.

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