Breezy Days: Blogging Hiatus

Blogging Hiatus

December 10, 2011
I'll tell you why I've had to take a few day break from the blogging scene.

I had one of those:
"Why the heck am I blogging" phases.
Just the whole, do people care what I write? Am I just doing this for the heck of it? Do I even know why I'm blogging?? What is going on with my life? I need a nap.

 I decided to take a breather. Take some pictures just in case I wanted to start sharing again.
And now I'm back on here. 

I've come to the realization that sure, I'm not gonna get a bazillion followers in one month who love everything I wear, eat, say, and breathe. 

But hopefully, steadily, I'll get the few 100-200 followers that will be loyal and love my sarcastic snottiness, my obvious learning on how to take decent pictures {I'm not a photographer or a graphic design major fyi}, and my outlook on life's trials. 
So there. 

In the meantime, I made sure to take some pics of a couple easy & yummy recipes I conjured up the past couple of days. 
COLLEGE KIDS. PAY ATTENTION. EASY. CHEAP. FOOD.
Enjoy.

Blueberry & Strawberry Smoothie
I liked this recipe because it filled me up, and also made me feel like I was being all mega healthy and what not. Delishhhh.

Ingredients
1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
1 cup of frozen strawberries 
1 1/2 cups of milk
1/2 cup of yogurt {can also use frozen yogurt}

Directions
1. Puree in blender till smooth and then gulp it down!

Brown Sugar Beef
This is one of my favorite recipes EVER. 
It's super easy to make and a total crowd pleaser. 
Ingredients
3-4 lbs. of beef chunks
1 cup of brown sugar
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1 jar of mango salsa

Directions
1. Throw all the ingredients into a crockpot for 5 hours on high or 7 hours on low.
2. Shred the meat and use how you would like!
Note: You can experiment with the amount of brown sugar, soy sauce, or different types of mango salsa. I like mango salsa cause it makes the meat sweeter. But you can try out what you like! 

Garnishes & Extras
Taco Lettuce
Tortillas
White mexican cheese {the cheese that is round. I can just sit and eat this whole round of cheese.}
Sour cream

Now that you have some wonderfully delicious and easy recipes to check out, I just wanted to show off my creations this week! 
Here are some Christmas baby headbands I started making. 
I gots: snowflakes, candy canes, berries, you name it, I got the Christmas-y fabric to make a flower out of it. 
These are going into a salon soon to be sold. So email me if you want one! 

Happy almost done with finals! 
<3 Bri

5 comments :

Kayleigh said...

i care. :) i honestly do care what you say. your blog is delightful. and i totally mean that.

Robin said...

While you're probably not counting family towards your goal of 200 followers, for the record, I love your blog...and now I have a couple recipes I want to try...

Bri Rios said...

Kayleigh, you are too sweet. Seriously. Your comments always make my day. And Robin, of COURSE family counts! And I'm glad I could give ya some recipes to try out. Your pumpkin chocolate chip cookies will be up here soon... :)

Lou said...

I love your blog Bri! It's a privilege to be given a snapshot into your private life.
I had one of those moments the other day too... But I didn't start blogging to count followers or comments, I started because I enjoy the design aspect and I wanted to meet wonderful people. Both of which I have already achieved! It's important to keep yourself in perspective I think. And I totally agree that if it becomes a chore, take the time off! It's a great tip to keep your blog feeling fresh!
x Lou
foxywhiskers.com

Bri Rios said...

Lou, you are so sweet!!! And I've come to that realization too. That it doesn't matter as much about the followers, because those will come. I just love having a great creative outlet and to meet new friends :) Thanks for your kind words!
Bri