Thursday, February 11, 2010

GreatFull Guest Post: Cyndi

Cyndi is a sweet friend who I met through blogging--it is amazing what great joys the internet can deliver! Cyndi keeps a blog titled Southern Daze which chronicles her life and her inspirations. Be sure to check it out!


I’m still pinching myself over the fact Lindsey asked me to do a guest post! I’ve been a huge fan of hers for quite some time and can’t believe a few of my words will be gracing this lovely blog. Before I get to my list I guess a little introduction is in order--my name is Cyndi and my blog is Southern Daze. What started as a way to keep our far flung family & friends informed of our adventures in a new city almost 5 years ago has turned into an outlet for the random + fun, things that catch my eye, inspirational words to live by, and photos of our travels. I’ve “met” many amazing people in the blogging community because of it and still can’t believe how blessed I am.

There are so many things that make my life both great + full…my supportive + loving husband, amazing family, good friends, and our sweet + cuddly kitties are always at the top of that list.

Other things I am grateful for this week include…

--Healthy recipes via Cooking Light. One of my goals for 2010 is to eat healthier and I’ve found a plethora of quick, easy, and incredibly yummy recipes that have made eating healthy much simpler than I ever thought possible.

--Volunteering at Sutton Children’s Hospital. Each week I spend at least one morning volunteering on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) holding babies, playing with kids, and doing whatever I can to make them and their families feel more comfortable. Each and every time I walk through those doors my perspective changes. Kinda hard to be upset over silly little things when sweet little kids are dealing with things like infections + surgeries.

--February has arrived. Cold + dreary days will soon be replaced with perfect Spring weather. Here in Louisiana we have about three weeks of fantastic weather (sunny + warm with no humidity) and they’re one of the highlights of my year (seriously, Spring here reminds me of perfect summer weather in Lake Tahoe). With the flipping of the calendar pages it also means that fun trips are drawing closer. My step-daughters will be spending Spring Break with us and we’re on the hunt for a fun road trip, my 20th high school reunion is in June, and most of our family will convene together in Park City in July. This will be the fourth year in a row we’ve all enjoyed “summer vacation” together and it really is so wonderful to hang out with everyone. This will be our first year in Park City and we’re all really excited!

--A guilty pleasure. I may be eating healthier these days but that doesn’t mean I’m not indulging my sweet tooth from time to time. Recently my husband and I took a quick trip to Dallas and I finally got to satisfy my months-long craving for a Sprinkles cupcake. I’ve always liked them but didn’t start craving them until I tried the very simple vanilla cupcake with sprinkles. Oh my. It’s full of the most amazing flavor and to me, is pure perfection. Great…just thinking about it has made me start craving one again!

I hope you enjoyed the list of things making my week both great + full. What are you grateful for today?


  1. awesome list cyndi!!! and who doesn't love to indulge in a sprinkles cupcake? unfortunately, i've never had a real one ... just the "box mix" from williams-sonoma ... but it's yummy just the same! ;)

  2. I am with ya on this! ESPECIALLY the cupcakes!

  3. What a fun surprise to see that calendar here! Hehe. Cyndi is great and I love looking at her blog!

  4. Such a great list! Nice to meet you, Cyndi! I love that you volunteer at a children's hospital. Those places are near and dear to my heart. I'm heading over to check out your blog now!

  5. Loving your blog! I found you through Cyndi's guest post. Definitely adding you to my reader. :)


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