Dec 29, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday

Happy last Thursday of 2016. To say this was a kinda rough year is understatement. I've had better years and I've had worse but at least I made it through. From the looks of it, I'm not the only person feeling that way.  Here are some thoughts for today for y'all:




Peace & Blessing all....

Dec 28, 2016

Hot Cocoa on a Budget

 Happy hump day!!!! I hope everyone had a great Christmas. After getting back from a quick road trip, I ended up spending the rest of Sunday until yesterday with the Flu. I still feel a little under the weather but I don't feel completely uhh anymore. 
One of the things that has helped my is drinking liquids. I have been drinking water (of courser) & tea quite a bit (its' my new thing these days). Other than that I'm obsessed with Ghirardelli hot cocoa mix.
I picked a large bag at the store a week or so ago. The large bag was about $5.50 and makes 10 cups of cocoa. I have tried the Triple Chocolate, which is super yummy. Thing I like about this is that you use milk instead of water, which makes it similar to homemade. This is great if you are in a crunch or sick like me. All you do add:
-1 cup warm milk (usually, I put mine in the microwave but you can do it on the stove as well)
-1 packet of mix or if you have the big bag 1 tbsp mix
-Stir well well.

 Below I did the mix. I added in homemade whipped cream and chopped Andes peppermint pieces.
Oh, and the mug is from Marshalls. I ended up buying two more in different colors. 

Peace & blessing, all. Have a great Wednesday. Try to stay healthy & not get sick, all.

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Dec 22, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday

I can't believe that today is the beginning of Winter. Personally, I thought it was Winter already with the way the weather has been. Here are some funny quotes to help you get through the rest of this busy week leading up to Christmas:

Peace & blessing all. Hope everyone gets all their shopping & other pre-holiday activities done in these last few days so you can relax. I'm looking forward to the not setting my alarm for a couple of days & enjoying the break. 

Dec 20, 2016

Fitness Tuesday

Is anyone else over the cold as much as I am?? Since it has been super cold (I mean super cold for the South anyway), I haven't really been running. In Winter  late fall, I get lazy due to the weather changes. Let me rephrase that: the crazy weather in the later months has made it hard to stick to a plan when you mainly run outside. 
With the holidays right around the corner, I thought that some of these exercises would be great to do. They are convenient since you can do them in any free space, require not weights, and can be done in the warmth of your home.

Peace and blessings, all. Try to stay warm and have a great Tuesday!!!

Dec 16, 2016

Weekend Reads

Does anyone else ever plan to do something then something else comes up and once they get finished with what distracted them they realize they forgot to the the original task?  Well, that is exactly what is happening with my weekend reads. I have tons of articles that I have been saving for the last few weeks and have forgotten to post them. In the new year one of my goals is to get better organized blogging-wise. This list is going to be long so here are a few of the articles that I have found interesting over the last few weeks:

Dec 15, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday

So, I thought when I graduated last Friday that I would have more time to blog. Well, I was very wrong. As of late, I have been busy with work task, finishing my grad school stuff, and getting ready to start my new job. Let's say that I'm ready to have a chill/do nothing moment. That probably won't happen anytime soon. Here are a few some thought for today:

Peace and blessing all...

Dec 8, 2016

Thoughtful Thursday

Yay, Thursday is here!!! I am officially on break. I do have to work but other than that, it's relaxation time.  Today is going to be short and sweet though since I have things outside of school I'm busy with. Here are some quotes for today:

Peace and blessing all...

Dec 6, 2016

Fitness Tuesday

For some reason lately, I have been posting a lot of food recipes on Fitness Tuesday. It could be since it's colder out (it's in the 40s here) that I would rather eat soup (which is one of my favorite things to eat) than run in the rain. Now that I'm done with classes for the moment, I can do some of my favorite things: read, handlettering, cook, blog.

One of the things that I'm trying to do more of  now and continue into 2017 is cutting back on my meat consumption. My older sister has been Vegan for about 10 years and my brother-in-law has been a Vegetarian for longer. I have tried making recipes for Thanksgiving and Christmas that don't involve any animals products when I know they are coming (my brother-in-law does eat butter and cheese sometimes). 

By now, you should know that I love Food and Wine magazine. It is one of my go-to magazines for new recipes (besides all the Southern Living cookbooks that I own) and for coming up with new ideas. Since, I'm trying to make more Vegan and Vegetarian recipes I searched to find some on their site. 

These are a few of the ones that I think I have to try making during this break before I start graduate school:

I would sub the coconut milk and oil in this due to my allergy to it.

Does anyone have any Vegan or Vegetarian recipes that they are dying to try to make during the holiday season? 

Peace and Blessing all...

Dec 1, 2016

Thoughful Thursday

Happy Thursday!!! It's hard to believe that this is the last Thursday of November and that there is only one more month left in 2016. I've been busy with my final exams this week (1 on Monday, 1 on Wednesday, and 1 on Thursday) and my last project due on Friday. Here are some thoughts for today:

Peace and blessings all and enjoy your Thursday!!!