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A Morning with my Best Friend

A Morning with my Best Friend

Morning. Not stupid early, but not late morning, it’s 8:30am and your eyelids open after a solid, undisturbed 8 hour sleep. You smile to yourself, feeling that euphoric, passionate, life-is-good-because-God-is-good emotion that translates to excitement to spend time with Jesus. You know He’s going to […]

When Will I Learn?

When Will I Learn?

…that life is all about the “little moments?” Romans 12:10 “Be devoted to one another in love. Honour one another above yourselves.” I have written about it countless times. And I think about it all the time. But sometimes, in the heat of a moment, it doesn’t […]

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Currently…

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Currently…

Drink. Recently, at home, I’ve been making almond milk lattes practically every day and loving it. Since working at Starbucks I spend barely any money on coffee– which makes it a fantastic job for me😉.

chai tea lattes arent too photogenic 😉

Spirit. I have been spending tons of time in the Word, particularly, recently, Psalms. I am in awe of the way Psalms point to Christ… and I love the ones that are pure worship.
Person. Jillian and I have recently been texting. We’ve always been “Instagram friends” but had no idea just how much we have in common… we look alike, have like identical eating disorders and belief in Jesus, were hired at Starbucks around the same time, have similar blogs… so basically we’re long lost twins ;).
New House. Soon I’ll be posting photos of the finished and furnished house, but for now… Let me just tell you that I LOVE it. I love living on University Avenue, I love having my own kitchen, I love having a simple room, I love the independence. And I’m excited 😊.
Johnny. Johnny is the fastest person on his soccer team at Providence, has made some great friends, and is excited for classes to start. What can I say… I’m a proud girlfriend, who misses my man, but is smiling because I know the Lord’s got amazing plans for Him there. 
Music. I am recently really loving and replaying tons of music by Astrid S. Her voice is so similar to Alessia Cara’s but I like her songs a lot better!
Work. After two years, I am no longer a hostess at Cora’s, and am now teaching dance two nights a week and baristaing. Quite honestly, I feel very blessed in these two dream jobs and pray that the Lord uses me for His purposes in both.
House Warming. Tomorrow night my old dance mates are coming to see my house, and Thursday some of my best friends are. I’m so excited and blessed to have such incredible friends who really care and share in my excitement… and let me cook for them! 😜
Haircut. Next Tuesday I get to see my amazing hair dresser, Pam. I’m sticking with my blonde and going even lighter, adding a few highlights, and getting tons of layers! This is what I’m goin for

Food. I’m eating a much larger variety of foods lately I notice, but just not enough throughout the day usually. But I’m consuming cereal, chips, and “unclean” food on occasion, which is a huge mental breakthrough. 

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Current Happenings

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Current Happenings

Happy Tuesday! How are y’all? I always know my day will be infinitely good and blessed when Daniella is involved. She is one of my greatest blessings and a woman I so love and admire. Today’s top ten is a random compilation of some current […]

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Inspiring Sips

MOTIVATION MONDAY: Inspiring Sips

Happy Monday fellow bloggers, readers, inhabitors of the earth! Today was my first “real” Starbucks shift and I loved every moment of it. It was just four hours, 2 hours of which was training on how to give exceptional customer service and two hours was […]

MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Unfiltered Look at Eating a Pepper

MY THOUGHTS THURSDAY: Unfiltered Look at Eating a Pepper

How much protein have you had today? Probably more grams of fat than grams of protein. You need some protein that’s lean. Like an egg. There’s no chicken left so just have an egg. You can’t fry it, so you have to poach it or bake it. Bake it in a pepper, peppers only have like 40 calories.
Look in the fridge. There are only sweet peppers. They have like 30 more calories. That shouldn’t be okay… Add them up in your head. Oh whatever, stop thinking about these things!! It doesn’t matter!
Oh, what, it doesn’t matter? A year ago the difference of 30 calories was enormous for you! You’ve slacked! You’re weak! You’re going to get huge!
You are way stronger than listening to that voice now. You KNOW that the difference between a sweet pepper and a bell pepper is NOTHING. Like literally, pointless and nothing. It’s food. It’s a minor blessing. You’re hungry so just eat and get on with it.
Cut the pepper. Crack the egg. Bake at 450 for 15 minutes. Take out of the oven. Egg is perfectly cooked, well done. Add some spinach and mustard and…
Oh my word.
You just used Dijon mustard. That has like 10 calories per tablespoon. Yellow mustard has like 3. Your calories are now like 37 higher than they could be if you weren’t so stupid and careless. How could you make such a dumb mistake? You’re not actually going to eat that now, are you?

“Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food”—and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” -1 Corinthians 6:13

I can easily use this verse for my own purposes and marvel at how much it applies to my little corner. But when I understand how much it applies to the LORD’S KINGDOM, which is everything, it makes my little corner, HIS. Every inch of “my little corner” is His, and I studied and prayed on this verse this morning. Yes, food is meant for our stomachs. Food as in FOOD, God-intended food, not man-made chemicals but REALLY IT DOESNT MATTER BECAUSE GOD WILL DESTROY BOTH! Like yes, eat, I need to eat because my body is for Him and Him alone, a temple for the Lord’s works and that’s it and so on this earth I need fuel to carry those out, and I believe in healthy fuel but that’s it. Like no more thoughts. Just as many foods are synthetically and chemically processed and therefore harmful to our organs, so is the obsession with calories, a man-made concept– but the largest lesson here is that yes this is all fine and good, but one day God will destroy both my physically body and food, and so it is a concept that doesn’t need much thought.
I am continuing to pray and tap into the passion I know HE’s given me for healthy, whole food eating, and may that be for His glorification and to His pleasure. Yesterday I experienced a tough time with those voices about a frigging pepper. Today I pray and I worship and am in awe of my God who is right here and leads me back to His eternal Words.
 

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Currently…

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Currently…

Emma’s Birthday. Today is one of my best friend’s 18th birthday! We’ve been friends since ninth grade and have gotten so much closer in the past two years. We celebrated on the weekend ;). I love love love this person. Starbucks Peach Tea. Last Wednesday […]

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Here and Now

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Here and Now

Music. Halsey and the Weekend. I’m also nonstop listening to Jason Aldean oldies. A random other one is Stand By You by Rachel Platten. These are basically my jams for late night study sessions. Class. At the moment, my favourite class is the one with […]

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Summer Favourites

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Summer Favourites

Welcome back to cassiescookery! In case this is your first time here, be sure to check out my Instagram, cassiescookery, as well as my YouTube channel! It’s wonderful to have you along.

Today’s Top Ten is all about my top moments of the summer. This was truly difficult to put together, as I was doing awesome things every day! But here’s what I decided on.
McKibbons Bar in Montreal. I used my best friend’s ID ten minutes after she got into the bar because I was a few months under legal and had an amazing night. Got really drunk against Ed’s wishes and hung with amazing French boys and had a drunk theology talk with a friend. It was good.
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Night Talks on the Lake. Krystal and I sat out at my favourite spot in the entire world at my cottage every single night we were there after dinner to watch the sun go down and tell each other everything that was on our minds. While Montreal was crazy and spontaneous, this was routine, but still needed.
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Sammy’s Party. Just maybe three weeks ago Sammy had an awesome party with awesome people to end the summer and it’s crazy how many of them I’ve grown up with that I don’t see everyday anymore. I had such a good time that night.
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Stargazing with my Best Friends. A few times this summer, Jake, Daniella, Kodie, and I ventured to stargaze, but the main one I will never forget was on the top of Mclennan Hill. We were all freezing and huddled under blankets but still talked for hours and the universe and society and fears and dreams and smallness. It was unreal. That, to me, is life.
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Downtown Nashville. Agh, I could not get enough of this city! The best part of the entire trip for me was each time I walked along the main strip. Music blaring everywhere, people drinking their problems away, every person wearing cowboy hats or boots and plaid flannels… I felt so at home.
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Holiday Beach with Sara. Sara and I had a few beach days, and while this was the smallest and least exotic one we went to, it’s one of my best memories. We did yoga on the beach and I remember having thought I already knew her inside and out, but ended up learning so much more about her that day. We laughed so much.
I care so, so much about Sara and how she's doing. I know it's very positive when she's eating lots and thinking positively, and I remind myself that she wants the same for me.
Date Weekend. At the beginning of the summer I went on a few dates in one weekend with three different guys! It was really empowering to be able to go out and have fun and not be stressed about ties. I think it’s important for every girl to have a period like that in her lifetime. They were all memorable dates too!;)
Timmies Hookup. Ahh. No one but my bestest friend Daniella could understand this night. We had a just a really emotional conversation in a tim Hortons parking lot at 2 in the morning and forever refer to it as the timmies Hookup. I think we’d just come back from a party or something and all this stuff just came out and we made these connections and I know this doesn’t make any sense but believe me it was magic.
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Bonfire/Pool Party at Josh’s. We had several nights at my friend Josh’s House, no alcohol involved. Just sitting around a fire, talking, making lifelong inside jokes. It was awesome. The one night everyone seemed to be there and we bbqed and swam and stayed around the fire till we couldn’t keep our eyes open, literally just enjoying each other’s company.
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The people in my life made my summer. Actually, they make my every day.
TOP TEN TUESDAY: Hello September

TOP TEN TUESDAY: Hello September

AHHH! WE ARE SOON BEGINNING MY FAVOURITE SEASON! Good morning guys! I am so excited that September is upon us. It’s crazy to be on Instagram and see so many people starting spring as we start fall! Happy spring to those of you on other […]