Monday, July 8, 2013

Life Lately

I feel like it’s been a while.  And I’m sorry about that.  Except while I have been a little MIA from here, I have enjoying a crazy, love-filled, exciting and emotional journey called real life.


I love life.  I’m not sure if you could tell by reading my posts.  But I really, truly love living the life I get to live.  And taking a minute away from a computer screen just reminds me that it’s a very, very good thing to step back, smell the fresh-cut grass, bask in the sun, enjoy a Limearita (so good!), bake cookies just because I want to, and really enjoy our friends and family.  All without worrying about food photography, SEO, unique visitors and tweets.

As I write this post, it’s the end to a four-day weekend full of so many things I love.  We crammed a lot into four days but I wouldn’t have changed one single minute of it.  My heart is so full because of it and I know that I need to spend my time doing those things that fill my soul to the brim.  This blog does do that, YOU all do that, without a doubt and I miss it here, so I’m going to get this life/work/blog/church/friends/fun thing all balanced out eventually.  Until then, enjoy some photos from my life lately.






I’ll be back later this week with a new cookie recipe!


35 Responses to “Life Lately”

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    Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl — July 8, 2013 @ 6:50 am

    Glad you got to enjoy some unplugged time! I love my blog too, but sometimes it is so hard to find balance…. blogs can be very time consuming. 😉 Looking forward to that cookie recipe!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — July 8, 2013 @ 6:55 am

    Unplugging to recharge with your love is life’s best therapy! Thank you for sharing, Cassie. And, enjoy your week! xo

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — July 8, 2013 @ 7:03 am

    Life is great 🙂 It looks like you’ve been having an amazing time!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — July 8, 2013 @ 7:15 am

    Thats what we all need to be doing right now is enjoying life!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — July 8, 2013 @ 7:16 am

    So glad you’re doing so well and enjoying life lady!! That’s what it’s all about!! xo

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    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — July 8, 2013 @ 7:18 am

    Glad you had a great weekend! Everyone needs some “unplugged” time! Looking forward to that awesome cookie recipe! 🙂

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — July 8, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Girl, I hear you on . . . ALL of it. xo!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — July 8, 2013 @ 9:16 am

    I love this post. It’s so nice to just unplug for a while and enjoy the life that’s around you. Thanks for the reminder that I need to do that myself soon. 🙂

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    Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig — July 8, 2013 @ 9:17 am

    I agree! I left the computer and food blog behind for 4-5 days this week and it felt so good! We need that!! Enjoy!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — July 8, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Beautiful pictures, and take all the time you need figuring out a balance that works for you – looks like you’ve already got your priorities in order 🙂

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    Tieghan — July 8, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Glad to hear you are loving life!!

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    sheila — July 8, 2013 @ 10:05 am

    ahhh so glad that you have been enjoying life! xoxxo love, Sheila

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    Heather — July 8, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    YAY for living life – that’s what we’re all here for, right? 😉

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    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — July 8, 2013 @ 10:39 am

    Cassie, I love this post! I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend with your family!!

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — July 8, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    Love this. I’m happy for you that you are finding a balance with it all. It’s easy to let it take over your life and get caught up in it all without realizing that it turned from something that gives joy into something that robs you of joy. Balance is totally the key. Thanks for sharing your pics 🙂

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — July 8, 2013 @ 11:13 am

    Glad you had a great weekend to relax and enjoy summer living! Looking forward to those cookies :).

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    Tracey — July 8, 2013 @ 11:52 am

    Looks like life has been pretty great for you lately Cassie, so glad 🙂

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    Sonya — July 8, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    sounds like you had a much needed and fun filled long holiday weekend!!

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    Tessa @ Handle the Heat — July 8, 2013 @ 12:30 pm

    This was one of the first weekends in a while where I actively tried to avoid checking my email, comments, analytics, etc. to just focus on the NOW. I’m glad you’re starting to find some balance – it’s so different for everyone and you really have to be in tune with yourself to realize what you need. Enjoy life this week 🙂

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    Aggie — July 8, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    You sound like you are doing just fine Cassie! I can feel your love for your life through the words in this post, and it makes me so happy. Life balance has always been a struggle for me. I get it. Hope you have a great week friend!!

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — July 8, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    Love that you’re taking the time to enjoy life! That’s what it’s all about!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — July 8, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

    You are the greatest! Totally picked me up today

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    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — July 8, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

    Good for you girl! XOX

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — July 8, 2013 @ 4:24 pm

    Aww, what a happy and uplifting post, Cassie! So glad you’re enjoying life away from the computer lately and soaking up the summer!

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    Joanne — July 8, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    I LOVE to hear that you’re happy and living life. THat makes ME happy!

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    Jess — July 8, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

    What a sweet post, Cassie. It’s so easy to get caught up in everything, particularly technology, and forget to smell the proverbial roses. You juggle so much – it’s so good to hear that you’re enjoying it and getting some time to catch your breath!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — July 9, 2013 @ 9:10 am

    Great post Cassie! So glad to hear you are doing well. I feel the exact same way as you. It feels good to step back and enjoy the beautiful life we have all been given away from the computer. 🙂

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 9, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

    Awwww, great post, Cassie! You just reminded me that I need to take a moment to really appreciate life as busy as I am!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — July 9, 2013 @ 7:32 pm

    We all need to step away sometimes! Enjoy this time with your loved ones!

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    Heidi Larsen (@foodiecrush) — July 11, 2013 @ 2:42 pm

    I did the same thing for about a week, completely unplugged and started the process to recharge. Love this post, your thoughts and let’s just have fun!

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    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — July 12, 2013 @ 4:49 pm

    Such a good reminder that it’s okay to step away from the blog, the computer, the work, to just enjoy the now! Thanks!!

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    Rachel Cooks — July 13, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    Love this post and love you! xo

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    Nessa — July 14, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    I’m glad you’re enjoying life 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 19, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    It’s always good to take a step away and appreciate it all 🙂 your family is beautiful!

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    alex — July 20, 2013 @ 6:25 pm

    glad to hear you are taking some time for yourself! It is so hard to do! enjoy a break…we’ll be here when you get back!

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