Posted at 4:52 pm , on December 2, 2016
These energy balls from DelicouslyElla.com are just the thing. Super easy to make using dates and cacao powder. They definitely give you a little pick me up if you’re starting to feel sluggish.
200g almonds (1 cup)
400g medjool dates (2 cups)
4 tablespoons raw cacao powder
2 ½ tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Begin by placing the almonds in the food processor and pulsing until they are nicely crushed.
Add the medjool dates and coconut oil and pulse until it’s fully mixed
Add the almond butter and cacao and then mix again in the food processor.
Take a tablespoon of the mixture and roll into a ball. Continue doing this until the mixture has finished.
Place the rolled balls into the freezer for around 1 hour, then remove and store in an airtight container in the fridge.
Posted at 4:09 pm , on November 28, 2016
I live thousands of miles away from my family and close friends. I miss them dearly and the best gift for us to give is time. But I think this applies to everyone, whether you live in the same city or not. Take a day, a lunch, or an hour to give to a person that you love. Turn off the cell phone, reminisce, laugh, and be “present”.
Posted at 5:53 pm , on November 26, 2016
Below are some of the first phrases I learned in Spanish because they are said everywhere and all the time.
Claro/Claro que si = Of course
Ven aqui = Come here
Ya voy = I’m coming
Con permiso = With permission (used to pass by someone, “excuse me”)
Pasale = Pass (used to let someone in your house, to let someone pass by you in general)
Que rico! = Said when food is really good
Mas or menos = More or less
Andale pues = Used to end a conversation or encounter. Similar to “OK then”
Mande? = What? (Usually yelled throughout our house)
Posted at 5:49 pm , on November 18, 2016
Today is Black Friday in Mexico and I guess the official beginning of Christmas shopping. We need to remind ourselves that giving gifts during the season should be out of love and gratitude for people in our lives, not pressure and obligation. So I’m dedicating these Fridays until Christmas to thoughtful gift ideas.
Crystal Healing Bracelets. Stacking bracelets is really popular now and I have recently become smitten. Make a gift of jewelry extra personal by thinking of who the person is and what intention you would like to give to them (love, support, strength).
Here’s a chart to get you started.
Posted at 9:00 pm , on November 16, 2016
I’m currently reading, “All But My Life” by Gerda Weissmann Klein. This is a true story of a teenage girl during the holocaust. Gerda and her family live in Poland and slowly but surely, the Nazis take their town and take away their lives.
This is not the first holocaust book I have read and won’t be the last. I have read other books and have been to a concentration camp. The horrors are still unbelievable to me. But more than that, I read these books because the strength, perseverance, and love of ordinary people, ordinary families is also unbelievable, and not to be forgotten.
When I visited a camp outside of Berlin last year, I remember the tour guide said, “Don’t try to rationalize what happened in your head. There is no rational explanation”.
Posted at 4:04 pm , on November 14, 2016
DIYíng these planters couldn’t get any easier. Buy or make tassles, hot glue onto the planter. Wa-La! If you actually need a step by step, go to burkatron.com.
Posted at 3:41 pm , on November 13, 2016
Food 52 has beautiful kitchen goods and then some! This site even includes a hotline for any food dilemmas you might be having. Food52.com
Posted at 4:40 pm , on November 12, 2016
Imagine a modern glass dining room table, streamline material chairs, and one of these pendant lights above…