Took my momma on a cute date to see COIN and she says, “is this outfit hipster enough?” High energy. Good vocals. Top notch show. 1. Talk Too Much 2. Don’t Cry, 2020 3. Run… More
My mouth is watering just thinking about this yummy breakfast treat.
Vegan gluten free french toast with homemade blueberry chia seed syrup and grilled bananas.
- Sprout’s vegan gluten-free sprouted bread
- 1 banana
- 2 tsp Chia seeds
- 1/2 cup Blueberries
- 1/2 almond milk
Now, lets get cookin’!
- In a bowl, mix together almond milk with cinnamon and nutmeg.
- Dip your bread into the mixture and place into a medium non-stick heat pan. (Make sure not to soak bread for too long or it will be soggy.)
- Cook french toast until each side is golden brown.
- In medium pot, place blueberries and a couple tbs of water and bring to a simmer. Once simmering, add chia seeds.
- In the left over pan, place your sliced banana and grill for 30 seconds each side.
- Place your french toast on your plate, pour your syrup over it and dig it!
- Wait! Don’t forget your coffee!
Fall harvest salad, need I say more?
This easy salad is vegan and vegetarian friendly. Oh and it only take about 45 minutes to make. (Maybe 5 minutes if you already have roasted veggies leftover).
- Mixed greens
- 1/2 Gala apple
- Roasted sweet potato
- Roasted chick peas
- Dried cranberries
- Pumpkin seeds
- Balsamic vinegar and oil
- Roast your sweet potato in the oven at 400 degrees for about 40 mins. I like to broil it for about 3 minutes to get burnt edges.
- Half way through your sweet potato baking, add your chick peas on the sheet pan with some oil, salt and paprika.
- Cook quinoa 1/4 cup with 1/3 cup of water or vegetable stock for extra flavor.
- Dice your apples and tomatoes.
- Top your mixed greens with your veggies and you’re good to go!
Pop the bubbly, she’s getting a hubby!
The easiest and cutest engagement party. Who doesn’t love donuts and bottomless mimosa?
This dreamy engagement party features a mimosa bar, donut cake, popcorn goodie bags, donut kabobs, finger sandwiches, Earl grey tart and lots of LOVE!
Don’t be shy of the greenery, spread it everywhere!
Mimosa bar consists of 2 juices (Orange and Cranberry), champagne or sparkling grape juice and to top it off, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries. The choices are endless, like the mimosa bar!
Stack a dozen of glazed donuts on one another and you have yourself a cake! Add some fake succulents and it’s almost too cute to eat!
Last but not least, don’t forget to add some pictures of your favortie couple you are celebrating!
Dreams came true for my best friend and I . We fangirled like we never have before, no shame.
4 years ago I saved all my money so I could travel 6 hours by car to El Paso (of all places) so I could Niall. The other 4 boys were a bonus.
From 1Direction to solo career, you age like fine cheese. Thank you Niall for engaging with the crowd and making others appreciate music as an art like you do. 11/10 would recommend seeing this 1D Alum live. What a sweet treasure I️t was.
My Flicker recommendations:
1. Paper Houses
2. Fire Away
3. On My Own
1. Bitter Pill
2. Hearts on Fire
Six days, one rental car, 5 loud family members and a whole island to explore.
Day 1: We landed in Reykjavik about 4am and waited “patiently” for our rental car so our journey could begin. It was 5:47 local time and 5 hangry Americans waited for our breakfast. We ate at the local Viking museum on the water. You can enjoy a typical Icelandic breakfast under a Viking boat!
Up next: a day exploring and mindless wandering downtown Reykjavik. Please go to Cafe Balou and order the vegan carrot cake with a coffee. The atmosphere will remind you of your crazy aunt’s house, but since it’s a coffee shop it’s cute.
Day 1 Continue: The Golden Circle. Beware of the sheep that wander aimlessly into the road. God’s beauty is incredible. Also, don’t drink anything Birch.
Day 2: To start the day off, hotdogs of course followed by Boli beer and puffin. To end the day, pub crawling downtown Reykjavik. We literally we went coo coo for Coco Puffs. The Labowski bar serves up over 15 types of White Russians. Get the Cocaucasian.
Day 6: The end of a spectacular family vacation. We ended with a northern lights show only God the Creator can create (so many greens, pinks and purples dancing in the night sky) , fish n chips at Icelandic and shopping.
Mom and dad, you literally give us the world. Thank you for experiences we can never recreate. Y’all work so hard throughout the year to give to us so selflessly. Love you the the moon and back!!
Hard Rock Live: Orlando, home of Young the Giant the night of September 21, 2017.
The energy, the moves, the vocals, the stage presence, and the instruments all made for one of the best. concerts. ever.
5 things you feel during a YTG tour:
1. Pure excitement: because you have been waiting for this moment. It’s okay if you showed up late because you still got to hear ‘Cough Syrup’ live.
2. Curiosity: because you aren’t quite sure what songs they will play and if you will know them all. Turns out, you will know them.
3. Mesmerized: By the lights, the dance moves, and of course how amazing Sameer Gadhia’s voice is. He sounds even better live vs. Spotify. Like a sweet rock N roll angel.
4. Inspiration: Sameer Gadhia put school on hold to purse his dreams of music. If you have a drive and passion that God has given you, pursue it with all your heart. Way to go Sameer, I am grateful for your passion in music.
Alaska: A serene getaway filled with breath-taking views, marine life everywhere, endless kayaking, yummy halibut and salmon, blissful times with Lord the Creator, and creation all around singing His praises. Glory to him!
Thankful for my wonderful parents that love me so well and share with me such fun adventures.
First stop: Always Stumptown Coffee in Portland while waiting for your last flight.
Orca Island, the best little remote getaway. No cell service, no internet, no work. This little island is filled with so many little creatures, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, fishing, hiking and relaxing. This yurt loving “galamping” experience is well worth the two hour long scenic drive from Anchorage and the 45 minute boat ride on the vast ocean blue surrounded by mountains.
Grace & blessings,
I am here sharing my grandmother’s famous, and yes, blue ribbon pie recipe with you. What makes this pie so special is that it’s a great base pie filling with endless combinations. From coconut, lemon, banana or chocolate you can achieve it with the basics. Just make the appropriate substitutes, for example, for chocolate add 4 tablespoons of coco instead of coconut.
I hope this pie brings you smiles and laughter as it did me when I was learning to make it with the one who created it.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
- 2 cups of milk
- 1 cup of sugar
- 1/3 C or 4 tablespoons of Cornstarch
- 3 egg yolks (separate from whites into 2 bowls, tip take out the embryo)
- 1 pinch of salt
- 3 tablespoons of butter (not margarine)
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 1 Pillsbury pre made pie crust (old-fashioned recipe coming soon) at room temperature
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- 3 egg whites
- 1/2 cup of coconut or desired amount for topping
- Sprinkle a little bit of flour on a counter and roll our your pie crust to be bigger than your pie pan.
- Fold the pie crust in 4ths and move to your pan. Unfold the crust and tuck the trimmings under the edges. Poke holes all throughout the edges and bottom for air pockets.
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cook your crust for about 13-15 minutes until desired golden brown.
- Pour your milk in to a pot and place on the stove. Tip, don’t turn on the heat until you have your dry ingredients ready.
- Mix your sugar and cornstarch in a medium bowl.
- Beat your three egg yolks
- Turn your milk on low heat and stir continually until warm.
- Pour a little milk into your bowl with the yolks and stir.
- Pour your egg yolks and milk back into your pot. Continue stirring on low heat. (This trick helps with curdling)
- Slowly pour your liquids into the dry ingredients and mix. Pour back into the pot and continuing stirring until boil and it thickens.
- Add your butter, vanilla and coconut (very last).
- Beat your three egg whites until solid pecks.
- Add 1 teaspoon of sugar at the end to desired taste.
- Pour merginue onto your pie and use a spoon to spread to the outsides.
- Sprinkle desired amount of coconut.
- Bake for about 5 minutes or until desired golden brown.
Enjoy!! Thank you Grandmother for a receipt that will live on.
Happiest of Mother’s Day. As I sit here and try to put into words my feelings towards you and trying to comprehend all that you have done for me and my sisters, I am in awe of the women you are.
So mom, thank you for;
- Baring through hours of pain and labor to bring me into this world.
- Pointing me back to Jesus.
- Embracing me when I fell and scraped my knee.
- Taking me on my first womanhood adventure, buying tampons. And then buying me Cookies and Creme ice cream to ease the “transition”.
- Speaking truth to me about friends that were no good for me.
- Always having my best interest at heart.
- Pushing me to my potential.
- Being my #1 fan at all of my games and competitions.
- Crying with me during a breakup.
- The long lectures that I now appreciate.
- Teaching me about makeup.
- Sharing your passions and dreams with me.
- Loving me even when I’m a brat.
- Never giving up on me.
- Not letting my fears be bigger than my dreams.
- The long distant phone call rants.
- Being right, you were always right.
- For being the best mom in the world.
Love you bunches mom.
Let me start off by saying, Mr. Drew Holcomb, it was an honor and pleasure to wait an entire year to hear you live. You and the Neighbors did not disappoint.
God’s timing is perfect. It is divine. It is also unknown.
Last December, I bought my best friend Drew Holcomb tickets for Christmas for a great weekend trip to Denver, CO. April 22, 2016 came around and we did not make a road trip to Denver but to Austin instead. You see, we were accepted to intern with Cru in Russia and Lubbock. The concert was the same weekend as our training. As sad as we were about not seeing Drew, our excitement for interning was immeasurable.
Fast forward one year.
April 22, 2017. We headed to Austin to see Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors. Well, as you can see, I am not in Russia and God is still so good. So good that a year later we got to see our favorite man. WE EVEN MET HIM. What was filled with disappointment and sadness last year, God used it to show us his goodness in waiting, even in the small things.
Drew, thank you for a lovely night of goosebumps, a sore voice, and teary eyes.
Lord, thank you for the small blessings throughout this trip: meeting Drew, seeing a sweet sister, good eats and seeing you in everything.