Smoothies and Phone Backgrounds…I like it

Time to dump off some of my massive collection of wallpapers I’ve accumulated by obsessive scrolling through Pinterest after I get home from work. These are all of my favorite patterned wallpapers I have on my phone, the links to each one are below the photos.

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I’m sitting here posting these whilst listening to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man” and sipping on my acai-berry smoothie (Did I seem fancy there or what?). I love acai, and I’m now totally obsessed with it because you can buy PACKS OF ACAI AT THE STORE AND JUST PUT IT IN THE BLENDER AND YOU HAVE A SMOOTHIE OR ACAI BOWL.  What a concept. They’re around $5 for four individual acai packets. If you don’t know what acai is, you can read about it here.

ACAI IS THE BEST!Essentially, the acai berry is a highly nutritious berry that grows on a tall thin palm in the Amazon– the majority of the berry is made up of seeds that are pounded and pulverized into the thick purple puree we put into smoothies and bowls. They’re filled with organic plant compounds, antioxidants, protein, omega fats, and essential amino acids. Acai eventually made its way over into Brazil in the 70’s, where it exploded in popularity with Brazilian surfers and fitness enthusiasts. Then finally, in the 2000’s organic pulp acai first came to the U.S. and found homes in Hawaii and Southern California. I had my first acai bowl in Hawaii and was in love at the first bite.

Want a fun, protein and anti-oxidant-packed acai bowl? Here’s how to make one:

Perfect Peanut Butter Acai Bowl

Ingredients:

1 cup almond milk (or whatever you prefer, you can even use juice)

1 tbsp organic peanut butter

1 packet frozen acai

1 1/2 c berries of choice

1 tbsp of granola (or more if you’re feeling frisky)

any nuts or seeds you love to top it off

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Directions:

In a blender, blend peanut butter, acai packet, almond milk, and 1 cup of the berries in a blender and blend until completely smooth. Pour into your bowl and top with granola, seeds, nuts, berries and a drizzle of honey. 

ENJOY THE DELICIOUSNESS IMMEDIATELY

 

Here is my source for all my information on acai 🙂

Container Planting!

Since I started working at a nursery and landscaping business, I have just fallen in love with all the fun plants and bright colors you can use to customize your place with. Since I live in an apartment, the best solution for some outdoor color is container coleus, impatiens, fern and creeping jennygardening (i.e. Gardening in pots, tins and other containers).

There is a certain formula that every container must follow to get the right “look”, and it’s incredibly simple– it must consist of three types of plants:
1) A Plant for Height (i.e. A “Thriller”)
2) A “Filler”
3) A “Spiller”

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QUICK TIP! Believe it or not, adding packaging popcorn at the bottom of the pot with take up a little room in a large pot, and you can go ahead and plant as normal on the top without affecting any drainage!

These three types of plants make up a really full and beautiful container planting! My favorite thriller, filler & spiller? I love Cordyline, Lantana, and Creeping Jenny, all are so colorful and brighten any pot. Here are some ideas (and their links) to some great container pieces!

This is a fun way to get really creative with your home. You can go crazy or keep it totally subtle– whatever you like. 🙂

 

Original Links to Each Photo: Container #1 | Container #2 | Container #3 | Container #4 | Container #5 | Container #6

10 More FREE Fonts!

I never ever talk about my day, but today was a doozy. The holidays are upon us, and with that, the advertising world is hectic to say the least. Work ran late so my night consisted of sweatpants, hair up in a bun, and the couch. My dinner was a bag of popcorn washed down with some ice-cold water in my new RTIC (mint-colored, I must add) tumblr as I watch re-runs of old Scooby-Doo episodes.

I scroll through font websites pretty often to see what new and cute fonts pop up–and my favorites are the ones that are FREE. These are also for personal use only, just so everything’s crystal clear. I love adding on to my stash of fonts, not that I ever have any MAJOR uses for them, but they’re great to have on your computer for upcoming gift tags, holiday cards, recipes, or gifts themselves! 

So, without further ado, I give you 10 More FREE Fonts!

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Just click on the name of the food and it’ll direct you to the correct place to download your font! Bon Appetit!

XOXO,

Sarah

15 Awesome iPhone Backgrounds!

Need a pick me up when you open your phone? Want something more aesthetic to look at every single day of your life? I might have what you need (possibly, this information can’t be deemed totally reliable).

Anyway, here are 15 Awesome iPhone Backgrounds for you to enjoy– with the authors included so they can have the creds they deserve. 🙂

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Credits: Blue Leopard Print-http://weheartit.com/entry/120659957

Pink Glitter Leopard Print– Monica Marine; Pinterest

Leopard Print Stripes Wavy– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/?m=1

Animal Print Gold Glitter– http://reeseybelle.blogspot.ca/2015/01/glitz-power-wallpapers-colorkeyboard-go.html?m=1

Stripes & Hearts– http://dazzlemydroid.blogspot.com/2015/12/freebie-8-piece-wallpaper-collection.html?m=1

Aesthetic Crystals– http://leaveforhappiness.tumblr.com/post/137417462217/happiness

Gold & Green Splatter– Daria Russ, Pinterest

Pink Stripes Black Glitter– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Black Glitter Pink Zebra– http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Black Glitter Pink Cheetah-http://luvnote2.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2015-03-25T09:47:00-07:00&max-results=7&m=1

Silver Glitter Zebra- Unknown

Blue, White, & Gold Clouds– Monica Marine, Pinterest

Pink & Mint Aztec Print– mulatka, Pinterest

Pink, Mint & Gold Glitter Hearts– http://weheartit.com/entry/262158514

enjoy!!

xoxo,

Sarah

Autumn DIY Additions!

Want to make your home cute and comfy this fall, but can’t make it work with your budget? That’s not an excuse anymore! I take serious inspiration from my mom, who makes her way out to her backyard (or to the local craft store sale shelves) for pinecones, glitter, branches, gourds, pumpkins, and more. Take a look at some of her centerpieces and precious decorations and you just might “fall” for them too!

img_4861Enjoy!

XOXO,

Sarah

Feature: The Papier Bungalow

To follow my last post, Great Gifts for Under $50 (Click here to read it) you’ll probably need a card to go with that fabulous gift you’re giving!

That’s where The Papier Bungalow comes in. Take your pick from lots of unique and adorable cards for any occasion. All these cards and more are handmade and crafted by Fallon Stovall, a talent (and one of my super tight friends!) out of Plano, TX, and can be found on her Etsy Site! Take a look– and while you’re at it, check out her blog!


A Birthday Toast; $10.00


Cheers, Old Sport; $15.00


Happy Beer-thday, Dad; $10.00


Happily Ever After; $11.00


Personalized Baby Elephant; $15.00


Enjoy!

XOXO,

Sarah

Gift Ideas for Under $50!

The holiday season is right around the corner so it’s always good to keep a stash of ideas of great gifts that won’t break the bank! These are a few that can be personalized and cute, but won’t totally empty your wallet.

Sequined Mermaid Pillow Covers; $9.99

Personalized Bottle Openers

Personalized Bottle Openers; $7.99

16" Metal Custom Cursive Arrow

16″ Metal Custom Cursive Arrow; $14.99

Large Personalized Wine Cork Keepers

Large Personalized Wine Cork Keepers; $29.99

Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelf | Towel Rod

Reclaimed Wood Bathroom Shelf; $25.99

Home & Love Succulent Signs

Home & Love Succulent Signs; $24.99

Stag on Reclaimed Wood

Stag on Reclaimed Wood; $14.99

14 x 20 "Always Stay Humble and Kind" Farmhouse Art

14″ x 20″ “Always Stay Humble and Kind” Farmhouse Art; $26.75

Holiday Linen Towels

Holiday Linen Towels; $11.99

Geometric Steel Backed Cherry Clocks

Geometric Steel Backed Cherry Clocks; $44.99

 

Hopefully this little guide of gifts helps you in these upcoming months!

XOXO,

Sarah

 

Crafting Inspiration!

With fall right around the corner and cool breezes now hitting East Texas, I’m feeling some serious craft-fever. Needing inspiration, I hit Pinterest and Tumblr for the different DIY projects I find myself doing inside on the floor next to Wiggles and my mug of hot chocolate.

Take a look and get inspired too! 🙂

Diy Crafts, diy and crafts DIY Crafts and Projects: Make a Candle Holders From Dry twigs do it yourself gallery.:

Vela en frasco de cristal, cilíndrico y alto, adornado con maíz de hacer…

$6 Decorating At The Dollar Tree

Peacock Fall or Christmas Wreath:

Peacock Holiday Wreath

Peacock Star Wreath by Jarabels on Etsy <a href="https://www.etsy.com/listing/199189435/peacock-star-wreath" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">www.etsy.com/...</a>

Peacock Star Wreath

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Homemade Savory Spice Mixes // If you've run out of our favorite spice mixes, have no fear - you can make them at home! | Tried and Tasty:

Homemade Savory Spice Mixes

 

Enjoy!

 

XOXO,

Sarah

 

 

 

 

Detox baths, anyone?

I seriously love anything that “makes you get rid of toxins”. Sweating, hydrating, dieting, etc. I’m not a doctor, but I can swear up and down that anytime I do any sort of detox I feel so much better. So, if it works for you, great, if not, you’ll find what makes you feel good– and I hope I help you find that “feel good” for you.

So, here is how I do my detox baths:

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What you’ll need-

Plenty of Epsom Salts- at least 2 cups

A box of baking soda (the small size)

Your choice of an essential oil (I use lavender)

You’re going to soak in this bath for 15-30 minutes, but keep super hydrated, because you are about to sweat so much. Bring a big thing of ice water in with you and drink it while soaking. The sweating is, I guess, the part that you’re detoxing with. Trust me, it’s going to be the hottest bath you’ve ever taken, but it’s so worth it for this “reborn” feeling you get when you get out.

XOXO,

Sarah