What Was the Hold-Up and Chocolate!

Somehow after I started my blog three months ago I kept thinking every day that I needed to make a post and then would think ‘I don’t have any amazing photos, with all of the steps I undertook’ and would vow to do so next time I did something. And would skip the post. Then along came ‘next time’, and once again I forgot the amazing photographs. And once again I skipped making a post.

So just this week I’ve decided that photos aren’t all that important to making a post. Sure they are nice (in fact they are pretty terrific); but I think that once I get into the habit of posting it will make it a lot easier to remember the photographs.

So here it is.

A post with no amazing photographs.

Well almost – I still have to do the CHOCOLATE portion of this post.

Last Sunday was Mother’s Day and my sweet Kirsten got me a really nice gift which I totally appreciated. Chocolate!

The best part of which is produced by Salazon Chocolate Company and is called 72% Organic Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt and Orange Zest, quite a mouthful isn’t it?

Yummy Chocolate!

They yummiest chocolate bar, ever! Made my tastebuds dance.

Wow! It was a perfect blend of amazingness. My tastebuds danced and sang. Once again: Wow! Fabulous! You’ve gotta try this. Enough said.

Here’s a photograph of its label, unfortunately not pristine because I had already opened the bar. But, to be entirely fair, I didn’t know how absolutely incredible it was going to be until I actually tasted it.

I went to their website and got a 10% off coupon for my next (first) order. Woohoo!

In case you didn’t notice – I really loved this candy bar. I savoured every nibble and managed to extend the amazingness for three whole days. It was so satisfying that I didn’t feel like I had to eat the whole bar all at once. Thus I was able to really enjoy it.

Thank you, Kirsten! This was a hit!

This is my life…

My name is Teresa Brooks Quiner and I currently live in Corvallis Oregon. I made a goal last February to start a blog before a year had passed. I’m just squeaking in before my deadline. I was so afraid to start a blog because I didn’t know how. Then I joined my girls in starting a business called 7% Whimsy and I had to become proficient at blogging on our website 7percentwhimsy.com We started the blog in January and I have made roughly a post a week. I discovered blogging wasn’t so scary after all.

My wonderful family!

This is my beautiful family. I’m the one in the pink sweater. We had this photograph taken at Christmas 2014. We need a new family photo!

Then came the problem of finding a name for my blog. I had so many good ideas; unfortunately somebody else already had the same good idea. It took about a week of googling ideas before I found a name that I really liked, not just sorta’ liked.

Here I am  Zestfully Hanging On. It actually describes my life in a nutshell.

I’m working like crazy trying to enjoy my life and sometimes it gets so hard I’m holding on for all it’s worth.

I really couldn’t come up with a particular focus for my blog. I’m more than a little ADD and I can never settle on doing anything for very long. So expect a mishmash of ideas, photographs, recipes, artwork and so much more in this blog. To learn more about me check out my ‘About’ page.