Friday, August 28, 2015

RoseWater


So I purchased two dozen roses at Sam's Club last week for under $13 and of course I have to live these up to the fullest. I purchased rosewater before in the past at my local Whole Foods and I thought to myself... why not make my own since I have so many roses right now? I plan on adding the Rosewater to my bathwater. However there are so many different uses for Rosewater. 


Learn to make your own rosewater HERE

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Blueberry + Banana + Oak= Smoothie (Vegan smoothie)



Can you believe it's almost fall? It was super cool this morning in Connecticut. I decided to make myself a smoothie and guess what? I was out of yogurt... Of course I didn't allow that to stop me. I used what I had on hand! 



 Recipe 

Ingredients: 
  • 1/2 cup raw quick oats
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 1/2 cup blueberries ( I used frozen) 
  • 1 ripe medium banana ( I sliced the banana)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract ( optional- I forgot to add this) 
  • 1/2 cup ice
I added everything in the blender and allowed my blender to use the smoothie setting. I didn't add sugar because I am trying to cut back on sugar. Actually, due to the banana being so ripe. It really sweatened the smoothie for me. 

Enjoy! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Patterns ( 33 of 52) #Project52


Sharing my submission for Project 52. This picture was captured by the mister at my sisters wedding on Saturday. 

As always, I will be linking up to Liplgoss & Binky linkup HERE

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Leading Lines (Our Project 52 week 32 of 52)


This is not the picture I was hoping to capture for this post. However, I wanted to share something in the meantime. I captured this beauty during my morning walk this morning. Something about the sunrise get that melts my heart ( did I get your attention off of this picture not matching the theme for this week? Ok, I thought so!) 

As always I will be linking up to Liplgoss & Binky linkup HERE

Updated pictures 




Friday, August 14, 2015

Vegtable Garden Update






I am so amazed and in love with my garden. As I'm still learning, I really love every aspect of gardening. The other night it rained and the next morning I had the items below. 

It's so magical. It's nice to share this experience with my son too. The expressions on his face are priceless. I love checking on my garden with him. It's definitely something every child should experience... 

Did you grow a garden this year? 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Quinoa Porridge #Recipe



In the mist of trying to continue to eat healthy. I found this recipe on Youtube. I love adding Quinoa to my vegan burgers especially because it adds so many great nutrients. I opted to add blue berries. However, you can pretty much add any toppings that you would add to an oatmeal.

What I did:

I used a 1/2 cup of clean Quinoa
1 cup of Almond milk
In a sauce pan I added the Quinoa and milk 
I allowed the mixture to come to a boil and once it did I lowered the pot to simmer 
I allowed the mixture to simmer for 10-15 minutes
I allowed the pot to cool a little 
Now you can pretty much add what you like
I mixed in two heping teaspoons of brown sugar
a splash of vanilla extract
(mixed well) 
I topped with frozen blue berries that I allowed to thaw
Dusted with cinnamon 
Drizzled honey 

Ta-Da!



Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Backlight (Project 52-Week 31 of 52)


So Im finally taking more pictures of myself with the help of the Mister's Canon T3i. I'm still trying to figure out my way with Photography. However, I feel that I am doing a pretty great job. Here's my submission for Project #52. If you can recall. These pictures were taken the same day as my mini photo shoot with my mini (not so little) HERE



As always I will be linking up to Liplgoss & Binky linkup HERE

Attire details:

Necklace: Ebay
Dress: Thrifted (Style: Midi brand- T.S.)