brownie batter // sadness

 
I know what you're all thinking.. "how can brownie batter and sadness be in the SAME post??!", but it's possible. Truly, it is. Because that's life. Brownie batter are the simply amazing days.. while sadness is just that - sad. Today we celebrated my youngest sister's birthday. She was just SO SO SO cute!! We went to our favorite orchard to goof off and spend time as a family; donuts and apple cider were also a part of the deal. ;) Brownie batter day.

A few days ago we found out our dear, elderly friend died... He was the grumpy old man who lived down the street with a soft soul. He always wore his trademark jeans and button up shirt with suspenders. The fact that he was in his late 80's didn't stop him from working a full day...from keeping bees, owning a blueberry patch, and doing more things then I even know. His unbelievable love for his wife is amazing.. when she was sick he cared for her, when he was sick, he didn't want to tell a soul. It was his way. I won't forget the blueberry man who loved my blueberry muffins, who told me my applesauce was amazing, and would listen to my sisters and I sing while we picked our berries. He's just the kind of guy who will always be. Sadness

 I guess brownie batter and sadness are a part of life..but brownie batter wouldn't taste as good if it wasn't for the trials you go through. I don't want to leave you on such a sad note, so let me tell you something else. :) I cut my hair. Yes - again. But, this time I asked my mom to cut it much shorter, just a bit below my shoulders. It's soooooo cute; at least I think so. ;) Maybe I'll post a picture later!

 
What do you think of brownie batter and sadness?
When was the last time you cut your hair?

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  1. Happy birthday to your sister! Your photos are so cute and artistic. ;) I am so sorry for the loss of your friend! I completely agree with you--the sweet moments in life (brownie batter) wouldn't be as sweet if it weren't for the trials. That quote oftentimes helps me get through the tough moments in life. :)
    Abigail Grace
    http://authorofmyhope11.blogspot.com/

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    1. aw thanks..and thanks again. ;) lol! I love throwing an artistic touch on simple things. It's just my thing I guess. ;) Yeah, I'm going to miss the old grump.. :) That's really true! I've never really thought of it that way until last night at like 12..lol!

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  2. Aw, I'm sorry, Julia! :( He sounds like a he was wonderful guy!

    Brownies...hmmm...now I want some!! ;)

    Well, I actually just got my hair cut last week! I didn't get it too much shorter than it was, but some of it is a lot shorter because I asked for long layers. :) I like it! Looking forward to seeing your new hair!!

    -Micaiah-

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    1. He really was! Whenever I eat a blueberry, I'll think of him. :) Haha, you should bake some! I've got a good recipe. ;) Ohh, I would love to see a pic! I got your email today, so I'll write back soon. :D

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  3. Great post! I really enjoyed reading it! Now, I want brownies though! I actually haven't cut my hair in over a year I believe. I'm growing it out. ;P
    ~Katie@ sparklyambitions.blogspot.com

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    1. Awh, thanks! Haha, I guess I started a mass craving moment. ;) Growing it out is always hard for me.. I'm like, uhg the awkward stage....CUT IT! lol!!

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  4. Oh now you've got me wanting brownies as well...but I wouldn't be able to eat them anyway because I just got braces! ;(
    I'm sorry about the loss of your friend, it sounds like he was a great neighbor and friend!
    Ah! I bet your hair is cute and would love to see a picture! It's been several months since I've cut mine, I actually just mentioned to Mom that I need to go get my layers trimmed again.

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    1. hehe, you'll just have to make some then! I mean, once you've got a craving, you just have to fill it, right? ;) Ohhh..braces! Do they hurt?? Yes, he was! I am so glad for the moments I had with him though. :) You're so sweet! Maybe I'll post my new fall photo later. ;) I think you are so pretty!

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    2. Yes they were really sore for the first few days, I was sticking to applesauce and blending up my food, now I could eat them though!:)
      Aw, YOU'RE so sweet, thanks! :)

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    3. Haha, that sounds kinda funny, but not at the moment of course. ;) I remember when my older sister had her wisdom teeth out, she did the same thing for a few weeks! :P Hehee <3

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  5. Lol, I when I first saw this I was like " it is not possible for a post to be called brownie batter and sadness " 😉 It makes sense though once you read it. :-) Brownies are about the only desserts I'll eat actually... I can't even remember the last time I cut my hair!

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    1. It was just one of those posts I just HAD to write, and somehow brownie batter seemed like a perfect analogy. ;) Really! It's like one I barely eat. ;) I am more of a fruit person, not chocolate. lol! Yes! It is reallllllllly long, isn't it? :)

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  6. aw, i feel your loss. i'm sorry. that sounds like a whole lot of sadness.
    but brownies are good too :) i baked a batch yesterday, and mmm...it's been difficult to keep from sneaking some :) i actually saw those EXACT same candles at my local grocery store a couple times and always stopped to smell them. if only i could buy them....but i'm waiting till i renovate my room to decorate it all cozy-like :) how's school going for you?

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    1. Yes..there has been a ton of sudden sadness over the past few months. My grandma passed...my great uncle passed..then my neighbor, and my grandpa's dog died just yesterday.. it's hard.
      really! That's cool! I am going to redo my bedroom too.. I want to change it up for the Christmas season. ;) I know, what did I just say?! But, its time to except it I guess. lol
      School is going good! I actually asked my mom for more... hahaaa!! It's really fun though. :D How about you?

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    2. aww, i'm sorry. yeah, my grandpa passed away when i was like seven...so yeah. that was really sad. and then my chickens died. that was sad too :) but not as sad.
      i know! it seems SO weird to think of Christmas being next month. But I guess then in two months, it will be 2016. WHAAAATT? That seems so weird. wow :)
      it's going pretty good. we have lots of homework, but oh well :) anyways, yeah. i made some brownies yesterday though.

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    3. Ohh, that's tough. My great grandpa passed when I was 6, and I remember it vividly. IKR?!?! 2016 can't be that soon! I mean, I graduate in 2017!!!!! No, please, not yet!!! lol Ah, yes, schoolwork piled up on me too and I had to do extra today. Mmmhm, brownies.. now I have to go raid the fridge - chat later, it's calling. xD

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