Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Watermelon Stars

Watermelon stars are a fun addition to any party. I love them because they work well for getting people excited about fruit. The striking color of the blueberries and pink watermelon along with that the watermelon is star shaped. If you are concerned about the fruit that misses the cut, you can always throw the leftovers into a smoothie or even enjoy it right on the spot and leave the stars for your guests. 

Monday, June 30, 2014

Brownie Bites

Brownie bites, possibly one of the world's greatest inventions. These are gluten free and dairy free to accommodate all the allergies in my family and would be a great addition to a fourth of July menu. Coming up this week I will have a recipe using these brownie bites to make a festive trifle. But if making a trifle is too much, you can simply dress them up by sticking in some handmade flags and put them on a pretty plate or cake stand. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Simple Pennant Banner

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, I thought I would show you how to make a few decorations. First up is a simple 4th of July themed pennant banner. This banner is so simple, quick, and easy you could do it on the 4th of July. So lets get started!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

June Favorites

This June I fell in love with quite a few products.
First up is this workout top from Gap. I seriously can't stop wearing this... and I even wear it for purposes other than working out. (oops) It is made of synthetic materials which is not my favorite, but it is super light and soft and breezy for hot summer days.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Yosemite National Park Trip

Driving from Oakland to the National Park. 

Stopped off at Whole Foods for roadtrip supplies and lunch.

Admiring natures beauty with all the other tourists. (El Capitan)

Checked out Bridal Veil Falls pre-wedding.

Sipping on water & lemonade in these beautiful mason jars. I have a habit of adding water to all my drinks. 

Oh and pies at a wedding, pretty awesome. I knew they were probably laden with buttery goodness, so I thought it best not to try any and let my brother do the tasting.

Friday the trip began when my mum and I drove three hours to my aunt's house to drop off the beagle. When we got home the house seemed eerily quite, attempting to keep myself occupied I packed and then proceeded to bake banana muffins at 9pm. My excuse was that we needed to use up bananas and they would be nice to have on our trip... Saturday morning we were up early heading off to the airport. Arriving at Oakland International Airport ( not so international ) we made our way slowing to Yosemite. We stopped several places along the way, but the best stop was the veggie fajitas that we had in Mariposa.

Next morning we decided to seize the day and head off to be tourists. Taking the road down to the valley floor, we stopped at every touristy place along the way. Cheezy right? But with only a few hours to spend, we tried our best see as much of the park that we could. Arriving pack at Wawona summer camp, we got ready for the wedding, ( which by the way was amazing ). Their wedding was one of those pictured perfect Pinterest weddings that every girl wants. Once the wedding was over, nothing interesting happened. So that was my beautiful weekend warrior adventure last weekend. Also sorry for the absence here on the ole blog, but school, swimming, and my food instagram occupied all of my time. Summer is just around the corner and hopefully it will give me more time to blog, but I am not promising anything since pilot school is on my mind at the moment.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Green Smoothie Success!

Today's green smoothie is sponsored by a curious beagle. 

After church today I came home and made a delicious green smoothie. These past few weeks my green smoothies have been struggling with their lack of green color, but today I have succeed with making a truely green smoothie!

Serves 1-2 (about 3 cups) 

-frozen peaches

Blend in all up until beautifully green. 

Note: If you are new to green smoothies, start out with a little bit of spinach and slowly add more as you taste buds adjust. 

(Sorry for the lack of measurements. I don't use exact measurements when making smoothies, just throw some fruits and veggies in a blender and blend.)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Weekly Photos

Most of the fresh produce from the weekly grocery shop. 

Weekend waffles!

Sunday morning fruit with the beagle. 

 A very sleepy beagle while the rest of us watched the Olympics. 

Sunday hike down to the river. 

The beagle loves laundry fresh out of the dryer. Good thing she was freshly bathed. 

Marlene's Natural Market salad with tahini dressing.

Cinnamon raisin Ezekiel bread with peanut butter and banana coins. 

Pre-swim meet practice snack of homemade whole wheat bread rolls. 

I am in love with eating bananas and peanut butter right now, hence my banana stash. 🙊

Sorry for the absence lately, it is just that my life has just changed completely. This past week was Student Week of Prayer at my private school. Student Week of prayer (SWOP) is a week devoted to hearing fellow students talk about their walk with Christ. For those of you who don't know I am a Seventh Day Adventist, and it is a really important part of me. Well, so on one of the last days of SWOP I felt Jesus near me for the first time in my life. And no I'm not crazy, but it was truly an amazing experience. Long story short I was enthralled by all of the students talks and so you guys got set aside for the week. Also tomorrow is my first race day for our school wide swim meet! Have a lovely week everyone!