Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Quote of the day:

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew -"
-Saint Francis de Sales


Curious in the Kitchen

Photo and recipe from http://moptopmaven.blogspot.com/
While browsing through Moptop mavens fashion and style blog  came across this AMAZING recipe  for tortilla soup. Im Not really one to collect recipes or to experiment to much in the kitchen but I thought it would be a great way to end a rainy day in LA and how hard could it be?  I cant tell you how excited I was the WHOLE time it was simmering! I hope you all enjoy! 
P.s Two notes I wish would have known. 1. This recipe serves a whole lot so if you have a home of two consider  reducing recipe by half. ( we literally have enough tortilla soup to feed an army lol ) 2. The spicy element all depends on how much chilli powder you add. I personally would have liked it to be a bit more spicy , the original recipe is pretty mild.
Spicy Tortilla soup

4 cups water
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons fresh parsley
1 handful of chopped cilantro
1-1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2-1/2 cubes chicken bouillon
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 onion, chopped
1-1/2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 (16 ounce) jar chunky salsa
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
1/2 (14.5 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes
1/2 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1 small bag of frozen corn
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained
1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, drained
1/2 (8 ounce) container sour cream

In a large pot over medium heat, combine water, chicken, salt, pepper, garlic powder, parsley, onion powder and bouillon cubes. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 1 hour, or until chicken juices run clear. Remove chicken, reserve broth. Shred chicken. 

In a large pot over medium heat, cook onion and garlic in olive oil until slightly browned. Stir in salsa, diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, tomato soup, chili powder, cumin, cilantro, corn, beans, sour cream, shredded chicken and 5 cups broth. Simmer 30 minutes.  

Monday, December 20, 2010

Quote of the day/ lyrics of the day?

I was listening to this song by frou frou and its so amazing i couldn't pick one verse to use as my quote of the day sooooooo HERE'S THE WHOLE SONG lol i hope you enjoy it as much as i do :)

"Let Go"

drink up baby doll
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
'Cause it's all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you're writing your tragedy
These mishaps
You bubble-wrap
When you've no idea what you're like

So, let go, let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So, let go, let go
Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here
It's all right
'cause there's beauty in the breakdown

It gains the more it gives
And then it rises with the fall
So hand me that remote
Can't you see that all that stuff's a sideshow?
Such boundless pleasure
We've no time for later
Now you can't await
your own arrival
you've twenty seconds to comply

So, let go, so let go
Jump in
Oh well, what you waiting for?
It's alright
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown
So, let go, yeah let go
Just get in
Oh, it's so amazing here
It's all right
'Cause there's beauty in the breakdown

Sunday, December 19, 2010

"Love is a promise, love is a souvenir, once given never forgotten, never let it disappear."
-John Lennon


Merry Christmas!

I have been so busy lately with Christmas shopping and the usual running around that I haven't Had a chance to blog like I would like to. We have finally got into the xmas Spirit and got a TINY little tree :) (it works for us) and let me tell you, you cant beat $9.00 for the whole thing. This year I was hoping that I could really go all out and spoil everyone with the gifts they really wanted but unfortunately times are tough and I couldn't. At first I was soo disappointed and really down about it.Then after talking to my mom and my aunt terry about what it is to give and receive a gift I realized that the special feeling of getting a gift is not in the quantity or labels. When I receive a gift I feel special because someone took the time out to not only think about me but to also spend what they had to buy something they thought I would like. A lot of time and effort goes into each gift and that's a gift in itself. So this year I wont be giving out as many material things as I usually do but there will be no lack of love, hugs and kisses... Im looking forward to spending time with my family, my sisters, my nephew, my boyfriend and most of all my mommy. The love I get from all of them is the best Christmas gift I could ever receive. Merry Christmas to you and yours, make the best out of each moment this season and Give as much love as your heart can hold <3

Early Christmas Gift

Look What I got for Christmas!!!! Michael (boyfriend) Got me this supper cute guess coat from the vintage 81 line! so tickled about it! Cant wait to rock it and of course im on my way to get my mani to match the red in the coat :) More pics to come!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Quote of the day:

"There just isn't any pleasing some people. The trick is to stop trying."

-Joel Rosenberg


Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Im Dying! Dead ! Gone, And now im wearing these Gianmarco Lorenzi platform pumps Because im in heaven!

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Quote of the day:

"Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal."

-Mario Andretti


Eliza Doolittle - Pack Up (Live @ Black Cab Session)

Artist of the week

So this weeks artist I literally found last night but I LOVE her (which is no surprise since im love with singers from the u.k)! She has this very light summer-y / feel good sound . I love her personal style she's a shorts and Nikie's kind of girl with lots of 80's influences. Her self titled album was released 7/12/2010 and im getting it as I type lol you should to!


Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quote of the day:

"Grown up, and that is a terribly hard thing to do. It is much easier to skip it and go from one childhood to another."
-Source Unknown


Quote of the day:

"People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success."

-Norman Vincent Peale


Mommy and Me!

Last night I spent the night at my Mommy's house and we had the best time! She took me to Harry's Hawaiian grill (yum) and we had a fruity cocktail and yummy snacks. THEN when we got home we talked and talked and laughed and giggled all night lol. We made fun of people and each other it was so much fun! then we went to sleep in her big bed with all our puppies :) much needed mommy daughter time.I love my mom so much no matter what I am going through she can always put a smile on my face. She is the Epitome of love, kindness,strength, courage and GLAM  <3

Friday, December 10, 2010

Quote of the day:

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

-Dr. Seuss

Thank.God.Its. friday!

Its been a long week and im definitely looking forward to the weekend! I wanted to post this awesome t- shirt as a throw back to my childhood Friday nights! I Spent most of them at my aunt rose's house watching full house, boy meets world and of course family matters (the urkel show) with my cousins Leanna and Elisa. I wish we could just go back to that time and sit in the same'ol living room and have slumber parties and eat snacks and just hang out without a care in the world :) that's it im calling ABC and telling them to bring back "TGIF"!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Quote of the day:

"The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others."

-Wilfred Peterson


Can I Have one of these?

Excuse me Santa can you bring me one on these peaceful looking hammock/hershey kiss things? I really need it! I am in love with this picture. Just imagine a hot summer day a good book and a soft breeze from the lake.....uhhhh im in heaven<3

P.s Wait how do you get out of it?

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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

29 ways to increase your feelings of self worth

While searching the web the other night I stumbled on this great list of ways to increase your scene of self worth. I started to read through it and  I immediately thought , wow these things are so simple! They seem super logical... soooo im going to try all 29 of them lol. Of course not all at once but as many as I can! I encourage everyone to just take a quick look through the list and find at least one way to love on yourself :) we all deserve it<3

Quote of the day:

"My Happiness comes from seeing life without struggle"

-Nicki Minaj

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Broken Car = Broken Hearts

Ok. So yesterday my car decides she wants to blow spark plug while I was on my way to pick up new break pads for her! Rude. So obviously I had to call Triple A to come out and tow her back to our house. Needless to say an unexpected $230.00 gone. After talking to the mechanic I realized  it wouldn't be a quick fix an I would have to call out from work ( Im a nanny to three adorable kids 3,5,and 7) . Cut to today my car is running good, breaks are on and im back in business. After picking up all three kids, we are in route to there house my 3 year old says (in a sad little voice): "why didn't you come to my school yesterday and pick me up?" her brothers co-singing her question (equally as sad) with "yea how come?". At this point I realize that they were genuinely disappointed in me for not following our routine. So I told them what happened and  that it wouldn't happen again and my 3 yr old replies "good because I was worried". I dont know why but it really meant a lot to me.. I guess knowing that they like me and im doing a good job of est. normalcy or some kind of routine where they count on me?  It feels good to be counted/ depended on I guess I had to hang out with a bunch of kids to realize it. <3

Quote of the day:

"It is easy to live for others, everybody does. I call on you to live for yourselves."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Artist of the week

Janelle Monae  is my Artist of the week. Janelle is an unbelievable talent who mixes both classic and modern sounds to create her unique musical style. Not only is Janelle a true artist she also inspires others to not be afraid of who they are and fully encourages self expression! “I feel like Harriet Tubman, except I am trying to free people through underground music, to free themselves creatively and inspirationally"
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Monday, December 6, 2010

Quote of the day:

"Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have."
-Doris Mortman

The first step

 As of late I have felt a shift in myself. Something that may be uncomfortable at times to admit but I am sure everyone probably goes through. I feel there is a certain disconnect between who I was to who I am. As coincidence might have it, while building this blog I came across this picture that confronted exactly what I am going through. So here it is kids! My promise to Replace Fear Of The Unknown With Curiosity. This blog will be my stepping stone to self love and expression. By doing so I hope to embrace all of my fears with the scene of curiosity children have and maybe learn what kinds of things I like and dislike. In time I hope that I can look through this compilation of ME and say "I am who I am and I LOVE IT!"