Friday, December 30, 2016

New Discoveries: Getting To Know Me In 2016.... 5 New Things I Learned About Myself This Year!

This year was a year of "new discoveries" for me and I just have to share them with you before I write the post that was suppose to be my very last one for 2016.  Oh well, I love to write, blog and keep busy, so count it to my heart and not to my head...;-)
I was sitting around today and I was actually thinking about some new things I discovered this year about me and some that I just ran across but "absolutely love" the idea that these new things are now a part of my life! 
Some are simple things and others are big things that I never imagined would cross my path this year.  I thought it would be appropriate to share this post with you before talking about 2017.  
Maybe you have some new discoveries too that you really haven't thought about but they made a difference in your life this year ;-) them down but for's mine! 
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I discovered that I absolutely "love" my hair in a natural state!  It's taking some time to grow out partly because every time it gets unruly, I slap a perm back up in it !!  Honestly, I have decided I am going to give it the best that I can and let my perm grow out...all the way!  I'm still playing with it as you can see (I am horrible at taking!  I like wearing a headband for a softer look sometimes because I'm not use to my hair being full although I wore it this way when I was young.  Anyway, new discovery in 2016 and I love it!  Wish me well with growing it out in 2017...haha!
I discovered in 2016 that I "love" avocados!!!  I use to look at these things in the store and turn my head.  I couldn't understand why people liked them but thanks to my awesome husband, yes he is AWESOME because he hip me to avocados this year and they are part of my grocery list!  I even have them added to my egg white omelet when we go to IHOP for!  I also love guacamole now, you think???  Yes, something new ( motto) that was introduced to me and I'm really glad I like them!!
Best discovery ever in 2016 for me was when I found out that I was going to be a GRANDMA!!!!!!  Yes, that news topped all news in 2016 for me, my husband and our family.  When I first found out that my daughter was pregnant, my mind began to think of so many different things.  I wasn't really in shock but more concerned with status, timing, finances and all of the other things that parents worry about when it comes to their children.  After, that moment passed, I pretty much did what I know "works", I prayed!!  "God will take care of everything" and once I relieved myself of some of the natural things, my spirit received this good news and I was really excited about the idea of being a "nana"!!  Yea, I like "nana" yall!!!  So, long story, I learned how to make diaper cakes and I was tickled with myself.  I'm pretty creative with making things  and coming up with new ideas but I must admit, I really surprised myself when I was able to pull this creation off for the baby shower!!  I discovered a new talent in me and was thrilled!!
This is a little discovery I made while shopping in Home Goods.  Now, I have really found some of the best items and home goods in "Home Goods" but this one is one of the best discoveries I've ever found.  Some of you may already know about this gadget and I may be late...LOL.  That's ok because better later than not at all!!  This is a Olive Oil Spray Can.  Love it!!!!!!!  You fill it with EVOO and pump it like you are pumping air in your bicycle tires and this baby is great for spraying on salads, fry pans, veggies and anything else you like using olive oil on!  I really love this gadget because it doesn't let me over use olive oil and I like the spray effect rather than the pour effect.  Pick one up and guess what it only cost $5.00!!!!  Great "little" discovery for me this year!
Let me start by saying I'm not a baker but my Mama is (and a good one too)...LOL!!  I discovered this Art Cookie Book and found out how "art" can be used in a whole different way!!  Using sanded sugar to create artistry!  Wow, I was blown away as a crafter because I like stuff like that!!!!  A way that I can be creative at baking without being a master baker!!  I just love user friendly stuff!!  This book is user friendly and I know because I actually believe I can make some really artsy cookies by using the knowledge gained from this book..LOL!!  I'll show you during New Years because I'm making some cookies called Cream Cheese Spritzers and I'm designing my cookies based on the designs this book shows you how to do.  I know my cookies are going to look professional...HAHA!!!  Can't 2016 discovery in baking for me and new level of artistry too!