Monthly Archives: March 2014

Minimalist Monday: Is it beautiful?


When I was sitting with a friend having coffee, we started talking about uncluttering our lives. Or really, we started talking about uncluttering our houses. She said that she was getting rid of things in her house so that she is left with things that are either beautiful or useful. My friend was literally going through her house making piles: beautiful or useful. Everything else got donated.
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Fun Fridays: Movie Clip Inspiration

TGIF. Another week down! Before we get to inspirational videos and text, I think you should congratulate yourself. You’ve done all that you could and now it’s time to relax. Instead of posting the regular inspirational videos, I wanted to post some video clips of movies or T.V. shows that I love and you might love too.

Clip from The Little Prince: “What’s essential is invisible to the eye.”

This is a beautifully done, little-known adaptation of the book The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. My favorite quote from this clip is “The last time I saw him, he was sitting in a wheat field.” If you haven’t read the book, you should go get a copy.

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Pinterest Thursday- DIY Notebooks

I love notebooks. I have about 4 different notebooks for different things (one is a recipe book, two are for my to-do lists, one is for my really to-do lists and the others are for journaling. I have compiled a list of my favorite DIY journals from Pinterest. Let me know if you guys have tried any of these.

Printable Journals

These printable journals are super cute and really easy to make. All you need is some card stock foe the covers, a ring, a hole punch and some pretty paper. I love how you can recycle paper for this project as well.

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Wow Wednesday: Rose Water


So after hearing a lot of hype about rose water, I decided to try some out. I didn’t think much of it. I went into my office to find a leaking box that smelled like roses. Yay! The rose water had arrived. On further inspection, I noticed that the rose water was leaking out of the glass bottle, but no big deal! I opened it safely and took it home.

Rose water is a by-product of rose oil production. Although you can make rose water yourself, I decided to purchase it because I didn’t have extra roses around the house. There are tons of ways to use rose water (kind of like vinegar!) and I am going to list the top reasons why I am obsessed with it.
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Recipe Tuesday: Quinoa Blueberry Muffins


A few weeks ago, we looked at how to create a quinoa salad, and this week I want to highlight how to create a quinoa muffin. It’s true: quinoa is versatile and yummy. If you are struggling to get your kids to eat healthy, just hide some quinoa in dessert, breakfast, smoothies, and even muffins! Below you will find a delicious berry quinoa muffin, but you can add other ingredients like chocolate chips, cashews, or even zucchini.

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