Saturday, January 29, 2011

It is Great to be a UCF Knight!!!!!!

 I am so excited to announce that after many years of hard work I was accepted to University of Central Florida!  I have entered the College of Hospitality Management as an Event Management major and am LOVING IT!!!!!  My professors are incredible, the campus is beautiful and my classes are awesome! I look forward to these next few semesters in finally working towards something I truly care about! Stay tuned for more fun and excited updates as I go through this exciting journey!

Yes, yes, this would be the campus I attend. Are you jealous or what? :-)


Baking has been a passion of mine for years. It all began when I started baking cookies with my mom and grandmother. After getting away from baking for years I decided to dive back into the world of baking. I first started with my boyfriend's birthday cake and have gone crazy from there. Here are just a few of the many desserts I have made throughout the past couple of years. Enjoy! Oh and by the way.... WHO WANTS CAKE? ;-)

Capturing Nature at its Finest

I challenge you all to take the time to enjoy all things beautiful!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Making a difference, one five at a time"

This past weekend I was so lucky to participate in my first event with a great non-profit organization. High Fives For Hope is an organization created to raise awareness and funds for the research of Colorectal, Leukemia and Testicular Cancers. This past Saturday, I assisted in their 1st Annual Golf Tournament in Clermont, FL. It was a beautiful, crisp, cool day, perfect for playing 18 holes of golf. With support from family and friends, the golf tournament was a   huge success raising nearly $3000! Follow High Fives For Hope and help us make a difference in the fight against these terrible diseases.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Olive oil brownies

Stop using vegetable oil in your brownies and start using olive oil. A healthier alternative to vegetable oil, olive oil will give your regular, old brownies a lil twist in flavor. A very simple recipe, you are sure to enjoy these deliciously moist brownies.

~1 cup flour
~1/2 cup sugar
~1/4 tspn salt
~1 bag of chocolate chips(I prefer semi-sweet)
~3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
~1 tspn vanilla extract
~1/4 cup and 2 tblspns olive oil
~2 eggs lightly beaten

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and lightly oil your pan with olive oil. Combine all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl (flour, sugar, and salt). Use a fork to blend dry ingredients thoroughly and set aside. In a small sauce pan warm on low heat heavy whipping cream and bag of chocolate chips. Stir regularly and make sure to melt chips completely. Pour chocolate mixture into dry ingredients, add vanilla and fold ingredients together until batter is mixed thoroughly. Add olive oil to batter and mix until completely incorporated. Lightly beat eggs and add to batter. Mix eggs thoroughly into batter. Pour batter into oiled pan and bake for approx 25 mins. Stick knife into the middle of the pan and check to see if the brownies are cooked all the way through. Let cool in pan and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy these delicious brownies as much as I did!

Lots of love,


Tuesday, October 12, 2010


~3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
~2 teaspoons baking soda
~1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
~1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
~1/2 teaspoon salt

~2 cups brown sugar
~4 large eggs at room temperature
~1 cup olive oil
~2 cups Blueberries
~1/4 cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
~2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly oil pan with olive oil.  Mix all dry ingredients together in large bowl. Use a fork to thoroughly mix around all the dry ingredients. Use a small bowl to crack eggs into and beat gently until yolks are completely mixed with whites. Pour eggs, olive oil, blueberries, sour cream or Greek yogurt and vanilla into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. You can use a hand mixer, spatula or standing mixer. Do not over beat or blueberries will be a crushed mess.
Bake for an hour to an hour and fifteen minutes. Make sure to stick a knife in the middle of the loaf all the way to the bottom before taking it out of the oven, to make sure it is done. After about five to ten minutes of cooling in the pan, flip it the loaf of bread out of the baking pan and let it cool on a cooling rack OR dig in! Just be careful because it will be really hot!
Let me know what you think of this yummy bread!

Lots of love,


Thursday, October 7, 2010

SWOONOVERIT will not be the only thing you will be doing.

Looking for a creative photographer who is young and up on the latest trends? Well then I have the girl for you. You will swoon over Amanda Young and SWOONOVERIT Photography! Amanda has a creative mind like none other and will blow you away with her knack of snapping the shot at that perfect moment. Weddings, newly engaged couples, expecting mothers, head shots, children, animals, landscapes, etc. Amanda captures it all! So go to and SWOONOVERIT!


Lots of love,