November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all the American readers! It's a different posting schedule this week. If you follow my blog, you know that I usually post once or twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays but because of the holiday, I felt it was only appropriate to sit down and write a Thanksgiving post.
I hope you have a delicious day with friends and family and lots of great food.
Whether you celebrate this holiday or not, I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and happiness.

Now before I sign off, I want to take a moment and let you know I am so thankful and grateful for all of you. I feel so lucky to have your support and friendship. You guys inspire me. I don't know what I would do without all of you! xx

P.S. I do hope you find much to be thankful for today, and everyday!

(Photo via memesvault.)

November 20, 2015

Coffee, Cake and Inspiration

delicious molten chocolate cake
{Molten Chocolate Cake.}

If you're a regular reader of Cut and Dry, then you know that I'm a big fan of positive affirmations (positive affirmations: Statements of intent. Through these statements we express our desire of how we want our life to be) and inspirational quotes about life.

I keep these inspirational words written on cards pinned to the wall above my computer to empower myself almost daily with motivational quotes and phrases.
It's amazing how having some positive words in front of you could prove the impetus to put on those running shoes and hit the pavement.
Robin Williams once said, "No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world."

Here's my collection of picture positive phrases. I hope you find it inspiring. At this point I should say that the choice of these images is not random. Food and feelings go hand in hand. Don't you think? ;)

Have a great weekend! xx

reese's peanut butter cups
easy yogurt cake
{A Cup of Joe.}

November 13, 2015

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meals

delicious weeknight meals
As promised, here are some of my favourite quick and easy weeknight recipes that I have personally tried many times and received positive feedback. On busy weeknights, I want dinners that are quick, easy, and delicious. Using ingredients you likely have on hand already, these recipes all call for just 30 minutes of prep and cook time - once you start cooking, you'll have dinner on the table in just a half hour. They're quick and easy to make, and I hope you enjoy them and have fun trying something different. And feel free to adapt and change to...

November 06, 2015

It's All Pink

I was planning on doing a "Weeknight Meals" blog post today, but I just couldn't get it together so I thought these pictures would make up for it. I wish I had something cool to write, but I'm going to be honest - I don't, ha! Next week...

I hope you find inspiration in these...

October 30, 2015

Chocolate Dipped Pretzels

Considering Halloween is almost upon us, I felt it was only appropriate to kick off the holiday with a candy recipe. I'm not usually drawn to salty snacks, but I've been dealing with a ridiculous craving for pretzels lately, so when I saw this recipe for "Chocolate Dipped Pretzels", I knew I had...

October 16, 2015

Have It, Enjoy It

So I had some (kind of) panic attack symptoms for the first time last month, and I read this has helped so much. It got me through a really rough time.
I've tried really hard not to talk about it. This blog is not a woe is me, pity party. It can often be difficult to discuss how you feel with other people, especially if you think that no one else feels the same. Sure, there are worse things in life, but let's face it, life is...

October 09, 2015

A Few Fall Leaves

I love autumn leaves! Golden yellow, burnt orange, bluish green, rich red all different colours make me feel all warm inside. As the weather cools off and fall sets in, Mother Nature is painting trees...