Monday, April 27, 2015

Boho Style

I haven't been blogging very much because I had my mom then my in laws visiting for the last 3 weeks. It sure was nice spending time with them. Wish it wasn't over. We had a lot of fun. Since I haven't blogged , here are a few of my outfits from then. Usually I would have put these separate but
since I took off they are all in one!.

I love bohemian fashion. It is definitely a part of me and my personality. I have always been a little hippie since I was a kid. I think everyone who knows me would say that. I will always pick being out in a forest or on the beach then in a fancy hotel by a pool.There is just something about being somewhere natural I just fall in love with. I think bohemian fashion just fits well with it that. I am always drawn to eccentric, weird colors or loose flowy looks. I love that boho style is the in thing because you can find it anywhere now. The Rue21 by my house has amazing pieces. It is exactly like a Forever 21 but the one close to me has more casual clothing. Check it out if your ever in Jacksonville. Their prices are ridiculous too!





1st Picture
Fedora-here
Crop Top-here
Rue 21 Fringe Shorts-similar-here
Gladiator Sandals-similar-here
Layered Necklace-similar-here
Turquoise Bracelet-similar-here

2nd Picture
Black Tank Top-here
Tribal Pants-similar-here
Sandals and Jewerly-Links above



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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Travel Diffuser

I shared my travel diffuser on my personal FB last week and wanted to share it here with you all! You all know how I love my oils. I seriously could never live without them. I Love diffusing them at home and whenever I am in the car always wanted to diffuse them. Akai my oldest son always gets car sick. I mean it was to the point where it drove me nuts. I felt so bad for him and the medicine we would give him always made him drowsy. He would fall asleep and feel tired all day never being able to enjoy the day feeling great. Now I can put some oils in, he won't get car sick and the car smells aaaaamazing! It also benefits my whole family. Especially myself with my migraines.
 I get migraines from time to time as some of you might already know and if I am traveling long distances the diffuser is a life saver. I have had a couple migraines the past month. I can always tell when a migraine is coming because I see the light. If you never had a migraine a lot of people see a light about 15 minutes before the pain kicks in. When I see the light I automatically know to get my oils. If I diffuse my oils and smell the oils or use topically within the 15 minutes I will get no pain. Yessss,no pain amazingly. I will still get tiredness of a migraine. But if you have had a migraine I am sure you will take the tiredness over the pain anyday! The oils are really kind of magical to me.

Here is the diffuser. I am going to place it top of my dashboard with some Velcro so it is up higher. That way the vents will circulate the diffused oil much better. 
For motion sickness and migraines I use Peppermint for both ailments. You can actually see I store my oils in my coin departments. A 15 ml bottle fits in my quarter slot perfectly. If it starts getting too hot or cold or you don't have a top to shut so it's dark I would recommend just leaving it in your purse.


Cheers to Holistic Health. If you are interested in the best quality oils you can Order Here. I don't know how many times I will say how important it is to get good quality oils. It really makes a difference in how well they work.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

These Lemon Ricotta Pancakes are to die for! I posted them on my social networks last week so you might have seen them but I wanted to share the recipe. I totally cheated and used pre-made pancake mix but who cares they were seriously so good! These don't even need syrup. Boomer and I shared three of them and I ate the side without syrup. I actually like them more by themselves. They taste like bread/muffin/cake goodness together. Seriously the best! The ricotta makes them so creamy too! I used a drop of essential oils in the batch also which gave it such a great lemon flavor. If you use lemon oil make sure you get a good quality that is edible. Not all oils are equaled the same. Here is the recipe.



Ingredients:

2 cups pancake mix
2 lemons, juice and zest from both
1 drop YL Essential Oils
2 eggs
1 cup milk
Real Butter

Mix all ingredients together except butter. Heat pan on med-low and add a slice of butter. When I make pancakes I do not cheat on the butter. It is what makes those sides super crispy and good tasting. Pou pancake mix on griddle/pan and flip when it starts to bubble. Serve with syrup if you like and some slice lemons. ENJOY!
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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Pineapple Seafood Soup

A few people asked for the recipe to the Pineapple Seafood Soup I posted on Instagram a week ago. Sorry it is taking so long to get up. My mom was staying with us and when someone stays with me it always takes me a few days to adjust back to my regular schedule, cleaning and getting the house in order.

This Pineapple soup my mom made is usually made with just fish. That is the traditional way the Vietnamese make it. Another name for it is Sweet and Sour Soup. When we went to the fish market to buy fish they had clams and I thought oohhh that would be yummy. So we decided to get some and then my mom thought of adding shrimp too. Of course I said sure! I love seafood not only for the taste but for the health benefits especially in fish. It has so much omega fatty acids that is so good for the development of the brain. Very crucial for growing children. If you don't like fish I always recommend taking fish supplements. My kids love Nordic Naturals. They are DHA supplements that are flavored my kids chew away. For adults any DHA/Omega supplements are great. On to the recipe.

Here is the soup. I ended up making some pineapple salsa with the leftover Pineapple.

Ingredients:
2 fish filets, catfish is preferred, we used one catfish and one red drum. Any kind of white fish
2 jalapenos
1 tablespoon tamarind paste
Dozen Clams
1 lb shrimp
Oil
2 garlic cloves diced(my mom doesn't use garlic but when I make it I do)
Half fresh Pineapple cut in chunks
2 cup Bean Sprouts
Fish sauce

Toppings:
Cilantro chopped
Green onions chopped
Fish Mint chopped
Basil chopped
Lemon wedges

1-2 packages Rice Vermicelli Noodles, picture here cooked

Place fish in 5 quart pot. Fill with water. Boil fish on low remove all of the foam.When all the foam is gone add jalapenos,tamarind paste. When fish is done take it out of the pot. In a pan drizzle with oil to cover pan and cook garlic until all sides are brown. You will think your burning it but this gives the soup the best flavor. When the garlic is brown add some broth to the pan of garlic then pour into the pot of soup.Add clams,shrimp and pineapple.Cook until done.Drizzle some fish sauce in. After a few minutes taste it to see is it is salty enough. You can also add some salt too.Turn off the stove then add bean sprouts. You want these to just wilt not cook. Serve over noodles and top with fresh herbs and lemon juice







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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Floral Jumpsuits

I have been MIA because my mom has been visiting. I just wanted to soak as much of her as I could while she was here with no distractions. I miss her a lot. We had such a good time it was sad to say goodbye. I can only get happy about when we will see her next so I don't get so sad. Until next time.



I live in Jumpsuits as you probably know. I am the mom who wants to stress less about the small stuff but still feel nice and properly covered.  Jumpsuits are my favorite and they are so comfortable for the craziness of motherhood.

This one is old but found some similar below.




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Friday, April 3, 2015

Spring Style


My mom is coming from California today and I am so excited!I will be posting millions of pictures mostly on my instagram so beware! 

It has been absolutely perfect weather here. It is starting to get really green and the forest and plants are growing like crazy. It is so beautiful here it reminds me of a rain forest because of all the moss growing everywhere. The flowers are blooming and color is everywhere. 


 Here is a some Spring clothing I wear all the time. I live in maxi dresses. It is really all I shop for. I wear them in the day and sleep in them at night, seriously :) 






Hats are a must for the Summer. I wear them everyday because of the sun.


I love this lace cover up from Forever 21. I wear it to the beach as a regular dress and as a kimono like below. It is super comfy too.


Forever 21 Lace Maxi-here
Em and Tess Black Maxi Dress-old/ another one I like here
J Crew Panama Hat- here
Gladiator Sandals-old/similar- here


Hope Everyone has a Great Easter!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Ecosystem

I saw this video on Facebook the other day and when I watched it I was so mesmerized! Everything has a purpose in life. Amazing video.

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