Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sunset (Project 52)


Here's my submission for #Project52. This picture was taken at one of our local beaches a couple of years ago. I can't believe that I haven't been to one beach all year ** faints**. Yes, I know... Even though I do not get in the water. It's some about how relaxing the beach atmosphere is. 

Any, I hope everyone is having an amazing day so far! 

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!