Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Another Day in the life of Me!

 Hello Love,

A couple of day's ago we had decided to try Sweet potato paleo waffles... which I panicked and ended up doing pancakes cause the dough was coming out of the waffle maker and freaking me out lol I thought It was going to burn so I went to plan B... Pancakes :)

 You can tell this is where I panicked lol But on the Bright side... Star LOVED the pancakes! :)  These had
              •  2 1/2 cups egg whites   
              • 1 cup of Oats
              • 6oz Sweet potato
              • Cinnamon
              • trivia to taste.
These are one of our faves now. They taste amazing with the vegan cream sauce we made for the strudle last week :) Oh and Star likes them with Peanut Butter
So today started out with a Very beautiful Breakfast that That ehhh well It was ok I mean Jasper Liked it lol and Star liked it but it was too dense and dry.

Sweet Potato Waffles.
  • 1/3 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Egg whites
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4oz sweet potato (Microwaved and mashed)
  • 1tsp Baking soda
  • 1cup and 2 tbls Coconut Flour
  • Cinnamon to taste.
 I blended it all together, popped all that in the waffle maker and ...... TA DA!
Really pretty waffles. BUT they aren't really our favorites lol But it's ok trial and error :) 

On another note...
I've been looking at a bunch of cookbooks and different Pin recipes trying to see what new things we can try that are healthy yet savory :)  

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Today at the gym was chest, Shoulders, aaaaaand other upper body stuff lol I don't ever remember by the time I come home, I'm so worn out!   As always we do an hour cardio, And that god for wifi I can just watch HuLu on my kindle and the hour goes by so fast! :)

 I have to have the best girlfriend EVER!  even though most of the time I'm basically convinsed she secretly trying to kill me cause of the work outs lol I know she does it out of love and encouragement. She's the best!
 My workouts would suck without her! She teaches me the right way to do everything and I mean come on, look at that mug! CUTIE!

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dinner! :) 
            • Spaghetti sauce ( your choice)
            • Daiya Mozzarella cheese
            • 2-4 Zucchini's
            • Black olives (star's fav pizza topping)
            • Dole Pineapple's in 100% juice (the best) 
you can add whatever toppings you want :) make it your own!

Mine and her's :) 
after about 10-15mins (or till you notice the cheese is melted) :) TA DA!! 

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So this weekend I've decided on CutePolish 's Recreation of her Day of the dead and a mix of her Doodle flowers! I think I did a pretty good job recreating it. Instead of the Nail Polish dots around the eyes of the skull I decided to use some sparkles I had. I was feeling Sparkly :)

I had a lady stop me at the store and complement my nails she loved them so much she even got her daughter to chase me down so she could look at them. Her daughter was so cute and sweet and her name was Abigale! :) I like being an inspiration! It make me happy! 

So Monday I colored Star's hair and mine and well lets just say the flowers and sugar skulls were purple and red when I was done (Yes I did wear gloves) lol
So Last night I decided to remove my acrylic nails.. It was fairly easy.. I got a bowl of warm water (microwaved it for about 2mins), a Ziplock bag with 100% acetone in it. I soaked one hand at a time. removed it every like 5mins and scraped off the goopy acrylic after repeating that about 3 times it was all off!

 I buffed my nails applied Nail Magic botanical strengthener (bought it from sallys) and TA DA! my nails kept their length and I love them!



Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tea Time...? Yes Please!

Hello All :)

So lets see Yesterday we went to visit Celestial Seasoning Tea Factory. We learned so much! It was amazing!  Here's a couple snap shots :)
 YAY! I was so excited!!  I love tea lol
This was right at the beginning of the parking lot. It's the sleepy time tea bear! They also had tea pot mile markers Soooooo Cute!
 Their Tea shop! My god did they have every tea you could ever think of!
 Tour Center. This is the sleepy bear! he sleeps all day in the tour center.
 We got to wear these Fashionable Hair nets! ;)  Ooooh Yeahhhhh! 
Behind us is where they mix the teas they have them in big barrels and they stick them together and then shake them so the tea's mix. 

 These were Our tour tickets and Our sampling cups :)
 So this dress was made entirely of tea packages lol including the shoes, hat and purse!
This is The Actual Sewing machine they used to make the Muslin tea bags!! So cool!!

We were not allowed to take Pictures in the factory but It was pretty amazing.
It started off with us watching a 10min Video about how they got started. And guess what... They didn't even start out with Tea it was just herbs they found around the mountain area's in Boulder, CO.
We then got to see were they milled the herbs that day they were milling Lemongrass from Guatemala and WOW it smelled AMAZING!!!  

Then we went into the tea room and learned how tea was actually made and where it comes from. White tea can only be picked one week out of the YEAR! crazy huh?! It used to be known as the The of the royals. since it was so rare and expensive. Celestial Seasonings does not have their own White tea line anymore but they do mix it in with their Green Teas (to cut the bitterness that green tea can sometimes have). 
Green Tea is High in antioxidants and they sell Lots of it.
Black Tea was pretty interesting to learn about. They take the tea leaves and Roll them so they can oxidize It is the highest caffeinated from the teas. (my favorites!)

We also learned how they clean the tea, decaffeinate it and why some tea's are kept in separate rooms.

OOOooh The Mint Room. Now that's a room you want to go in to if your congested lol It will Definitely Open up your sinuses. It had to be my Favorite room! <3

Then we got to see how they package the tea, close the boxes, and box them up for shipping. They ship internationally. 
The only Celestial Seasonings Factory is in Boulder, CO. So every box of Celestial Seasonings you ever get Came from Boulder, CO. :)

They have some tea's in their Shop that they don't sell in stores for instance my new Favorite! 

It has almost as much caffeine then double shot! It is my new Morning cup of Tea! It actually worked out great as an accidental Pre-Workout drink lol

Here is our Celestial Seasonings Tea haul! :)
  • Tension Tamer (we learned that it has Catnip in it!! Go figure! Catnip makes cat's Crazy Excited and Makes People Calm and Relaxed) Eleuthero, peppermint, cinnamon, ginger, chamomile, West Indian lemongrass, licorice, catnip, tilia flowers, natural lemon flavor with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin), hops and Vitamins B6 and B12. It is Naturally decaffeinated, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Antioxidant Max Green Tea, these teas contain powerful flavonoid antioxidants that can help reduce the cell-damaging effects of free radicals in your body. Green tea, natural blood orange and star fruit flavors, Rebiana (sweetener from stevia, contains soy lecithin), green tea extract, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and star fruit. Contains Caffeine, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Sweet Harvest Pumpkin (Star's Fav so far) their holiday creation combines smooth black tea with real pumpkin flavor and a hint of natural sweetness. Black Tea, Cinnamon, Ginger, Roasted Chicory, Natural Pumpkin Flavor With Other Natural Flavors (Soy Lecithin), Luo Han Guo, Cloves, Nutmeg, Natural Sweetener (Stevia Extract) and Pumpkin. Contains Caffeine Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Fast Lane (my Fave!!)   Black tea, cinnamon, eleuthero, licorice, natural flavors (contains soy lecithin), caffeine, cola and nutmeg. Contains Caffeine, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • African Orange Mango Red Tea (discontinued)  F.y.i. Red Tea is a Bush not a tea at all.
  • Cranberry Apple Zinger (another of my faves!) Made this one into an Iced Tea... Yum! Hibiscus, cinnamon, roasted chicory, natural flavors of apples, yumberries and cranberries with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin), chamomile, blackberry leaves, cranberries and apples. Naturally Caffeinated, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Chamomile  (Both our Faves!) This product contains all-natural herbs and flavors, and no artificial colors or preservatives. Chamomile. Naturally Caffeinated, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Wild Berry Zinger  Hibiscus, rosehips, roasted chicory, orange peel, blackberry leaves, natural flavors of black raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, red raspberries, cranberries and cherries with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin) and citric acid. Naturally Caffeinated, Gluten Free, and Kosher.
  • Honey Vanilla Chamomile. (Tour Ticket!)  Chamomile, orange peel, natural honey flavor with other natural flavors (contains soy lecithin), licorice, roasted chicory and West Indian lemongrass. Naturally Caffeinated, Gluten Free, and Kosher.

It Was a Great Trip I will Never forget and if your ever up In Colorado and Love you some Tea, I recommend you hit up Celestial Seasonings In Boulder Colorado! :)  

Sweet Sleep Amores, Till Next time. 
<3 Mary

Thursday, October 24, 2013

LIving and Loving The Life!!

Hello ALL!! :) 

Yesterday we went healthy shopping! So we can make a Healthy Homemade dessert.. 
Sprouts                                   King Soopers (my Colorado H.E.B.)
We Decided to make a Strudel out of the cookbook! It was amazing we needed:
Ya'ya's apple strudel
  • Fillo dough        (12 pieces cut in half length wise to make 24 )
  • Apples (Fuji)     ( Cut in thin 1/8th slices.)
  • Lemons              (2tsp zest 1tbsp juice)
  • Crasins               (3\4th cups)
  • Crushed Toasted Hazelnuts
  • Cinnamon and sugar.
  • Safflower or sunflower oil (1/4 cup)
and we topped it with a vegan cream sauce that had:
  • Firm silken tofu  (one package can be found in the Asian section)
  • maple syrup        (1\3 cup)
  •  vanilla                (1 tbsp.)
  • and we added Cinnamon ;)   (as much as needed for taste)
  1. Putt all sauce ingredients in a food processor and Blend till smooth!
Here's the result.
 we layered it 4 fillo's, brush with oil, sprinkle chestnuts, layer apples, add crasins, and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and repeated that 3 times.
 This was the finishing product after it came out of the oven for 25mins @ 375
Serve it warm and drizzle with the cream sauce OMG it was amazing!!  You have to fight yourself to not eat the whole thing ;)
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Ok today I didn't go to the gym due to my back having spasms.... DUE to my gf trying to kill me I mean motivate me during our workouts lol
  so I stayed home and Played with My polish, watched SVU on Netflix, and put heat on my back.

When my woman got home from the gym she decided we should go out for dinner.. WATERCOURSE!!!  Love that place I had Benedict... So good!!!
It was pouched eggs on top of Fried green tomatoes all topped with their hollandaise sauce (veto the Brie) I'm not eating dairy at the moment :) Brown rice and a Arugula strawberry salad... AMAZING!
We are on this Clean diet for a month we are doing real good actually :) I'm very proud of Us. There is nothing I can't do as long as I have my Star Motivating me!  So the diet is No bread, No Pasta, Gluten, or Dairy.  So far so good!!  6 day's down!!  :) and I've already lost 2 pounds!!  Yay me!! 
Oh after dinner we went to Walmart (my bright idea) we bought DVD's and I bought crochet books to help me with my Christmas presents :) then we came home and watched PETER PAN!! flushed away, and THE BRAVE LITTLE TOASTER!!   and I painted Star's nails :)  She's so great!!  She motivates me so much!
What can I say she's a keeper... since day one!!
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So my new hobby.... NAIL ART! :) 

I'm going crazy on Pinterest pinning all these cool designs. I also found a Couple great Youtube Channels:
CutePolish  and MissJenFABULOUS   

Check out my Practice Runs....

 This is my First attempt EVER lol it's SUPPOSED to be a dream catcher and feathers.
 Galaxy Nails I did on myself this was my second attempt...
 THEN I got glitter nail polish and Practiced on My Girlfriend. She's gunna look AMAZING 2morrow at the gym lifting weights with these AWESOME Galaxy nails hehe.
These are the Colors I used. MissJenFABULOUS has these galaxy nails as a tutorial... I added some stuff of my own. So I started actually from Right to left
Next time I'll take step by step pictures of the routine... Still new to this blog thing lol
Farwell for now Amores
Have sweet sleep..
Until Next time...

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Starting a new! :)

Eating Clean.
Trying new recipes.
Mastering nail designs.
Making Christmas presents.

Loving Life.

Ok so I started watching nail art videos and want to Play!!  So tomorrow The gf and I are going to the dollar tree so I can get Cheap Nail polish for a dollar so I can make my own nail stripers, Dotting tool, and Nail polish remover jar. :)

I got my first Ipsy Bag in the mail a couple day's ago.
OMG I love it!!  :)

The samples are Great sizes and I love the bag!!  You have to decorate it so Star gave me a great Idea to Crochet on it so I am going to Crochet a border and sew on some crochet hearts or flowers! i'm excited! :)

So far I Love the h2o+ Hydrating Treatment. It feels so refreshing and smooth. I think it would be a great product for People who go to the beach a lot, I would Pop this into your ice chest and use it when you are leaving the beach rinse your face with a cleansing wipe then let the Hydrating marine botanicals rapidly replenish depleted skin and fill surface lines with a surge of moisture, (or pop it in the fridge when you leave to the beach then when come home relax and refresh!) Talk about refreshing!  Or since I'm in Colorado I should suggest to those who are Out in the snow a lot The Multivitamins A and E help skin resist daily damage from environmental stress. I'm happy with this product, especially since it's getting very cold here in Colorado, Snow is just around the corner. And my face needs the hydration! h2o+ you get a hells yeah And a Gold Star in my book!

Next Was the OFRA lipgloss Plumper in Sultry.... LOVE! It has a reddish Purple Tint to it and It tingles but not too much! I've ad Plumpers before that Burn so bad I can't even wear then out the door. But this one I Great it has like a Tingly cooling feeling and It looks great!  It has a nice sparkle to it and a little goes a long way!  Totally recommend it! I'm like it so much I'm Going to look for it in other colors :). This Tingly lil fella gets two thumbs up!!!  :)

My New Zoya Polish in Mason. BEAUTIFUL color can't wait to try it out! But so far I' in love with the color already! it matches the Lipgloss with It's reddish purple tint!

 Style Sexy hair Spray Clay by Sexy Hair!  I like this I mean it's probably a product I'd give to my mom Because she has thin hair that she has problems controlling. I still love it but since I have thick it doesn't really do what I need. This would be great for Pixie cuts and Crazy do's! I'm going to try it on my Fringe tomorrow and see if it holds them in place all day! Fingers crossed!

Last but not least Coconut & Argan body Lotion By Nourish Organic (food for healthy skin).
It is a great hydrator, it's non-greasy, absorbs quickly and feels very soft on my skin. Star doesn't like how Potent the Coconut scent is and that's cause the woman loves coconuts. I like it but I probably won't buy another one when I run out. 


In other news MY SISTER IN LAW HAD the babies!! Beautiful Baby girls Abigale Jesse and Dylan Josefina! And I can't wait to meet them! <3

That is all for today.. Going to Sip on some hot Tea Crochet and watch a movie with my Loving Star!

Till tomorrow!
Sweet sleep.