Thursday, January 30, 2014

All Things Red and Pink



As holidays approach I always vow to myself to decorate, or at least celebrate it a little. And almost every time (Christmas being the exception) the holiday comes and goes and no decorations are put out. But I decided this year I really would follow through! 

It is always so hard to walk into Target, because I immediately gravitate to the pretty decorations, for which I have no money to buy. As much as I want to buy all of these cute things, it's really not worth spending 25$ on a Valentine's wreath. In order to spend minimally and decorate I always come to a compromise with myself. 

It's this little thing called the dollar section. 

 Sometimes it ends up being a disappointment only filled with food or little trinkets, leaving me to sulk out of Target with even lower spirits than I came in with. Then again there are times when you just hit the dollar jackpot. This was one of those times. 

Everything I have put up was literally a few dollars each! This just goes to show, Target is the best. But we already knew that didn't we?

Simply, 

Kendall Rose

P.S. Thank You all for reading!!










Thursday, January 23, 2014

Breakfast for Dinner….. and Dessert


Okay I have been waiting to try this recipe for awhile now. I typically am not a big "sweets" breakfast person, but I figured to could count as an adventure, right?  

Well of course I was too impatient to even wait to make it in the morning so I decided to have breakfast for dinner. In the midst of making it, I realized it would probably pair really well with vanilla ice cream.. Oh how right I was. And so Dinner/Dessert was made. 

I also decided to whip up some raspberry purée while I was at it.  Okay lets be real, I have never made raspberry purée before so I did not exactly "whip it up", more like researched until I found the easiest perfect recipe. But I must say, the purée turned out very well.

The next time I make it I will probably soak it over night rather than just 30 minutes, but regardless, the French Toast Soufflé was incredibly delicious. And it made me feel very sophisticated which is always a wonderful thing!
















Simply,

Kendall Rose

Monday, January 20, 2014

Where Nature Meets City




The other day I was on Pinterest and came across a page that gave 101 Things to do in Dallas, Texas. How awesome is that! Since this year is about adventure and all, I immediately started writing down all the places and things that I want to do this year. The Trinity River Audobon was at the top of my list. I started to look at my calendar and schedule in when I could go, but school and other previous commitments kept interfering. Just when I thought I was going to have to go in the summer, I realized I could go now. Instead of making it a big drawn out deal, I could just pick a date and go for a few hours.  And that is exactly what I did! 

When we first got there I was so disappointed, I didn't even think about it being winter and just expected to see green and flowers everywhere. Almost everything was dead- but that didn't stop us from having a great time!

We really couldn't have picked a better day to go. The sun was shinning and everyone was in a fantastic mood- it really can't get any better than that. 





                                             //This photo was taken by Cade Radenbaugh//



                                                 // The color of these berries is incredible//












It was truly so beautiful and breathtaking. I can only imagine what it will look like in the Spring and Summer time. 

I can't wait to go back!

Simply, 

Kendall Rose

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

The Year of Me

So my New Years Resolution hasn't proved to be as much fun as I was hoping. The Year of Me, as I'm calling it,  is all about me revamping my life. So far that has consisted of cleaning and cooking.. which isn't the most exciting thing but you have to start somewhere I guess. 


One thing that I am trying to be better at is cooking and trying to make the foods I have always wanted to make. So I started off easy and made home-made Cheese-Its, and I almost failed. 

The recipe calls for a paddle attachment from a kitchen-aide, which I don't have, to mix everything together. I thought wouldn't be a big deal… well it apparently is. The ingredients weren't sticking together at all.. but after I tweaked a few things I finally got it to work.. well kind of! 




                                             //They tasted just like real Cheese-Its//
                                                     //You can find the recipe here//

I hope you all have better luck than I did!

Simply, 

Kendall Rose


Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Adventurous Life

    To tell you the truth, I don't lead a very adventurous life. But that is all about to change. For the past couple of years, I have just kind of been laying low and letting life happen. But the problem with that, I've learned, is that life hasn't been happening to me. It has just been happening all around me.

      Since the new year is upon us it just seemed fitting for me to start my adventure now.
I have decided to stop allowing life to go on around me and to get up, go out and let life happen to me.

   This year my resolution is quite different then past years, instead of setting a goal such as losing weight or spending less money, I am simply promising to make my life an adventure.

    I  have thought about starting a blog for many years but I never knew what I wanted to write about. I thought about fashion, food, or even an advice column, but I could never chose one because I've always wanted to write about everything. I wanted to write about life. The only problem is that I have never known how to start it. Because truth be told, I think that I carry a lot of wisdom, but I am no Ghandi. 

    So, I always think, what makes me so cool that people would want to read about me? And the honest answer is nothing. I have been through more than more in my 19 years than most people will go through in their lifetime, but that doesn't make me better than anyone.  It just makes me more experienced. But again, I know that I am no one special. I am simply a girl who has complex thoughts about life. I am simply someone who has been through trauma and survived. I am simply Kendall Rose.


Simply, 

Kendall Rose