VLOG #1 IS UP!

I’m starting a series of vlogs on my YouTube channel just about my daily life and my adventures. Love them or hate them, you should like, subscribe and SHARE!

Vlog #1 takes place in Uptown Dallas at the bars at Bar Crawl Nation’s Totally 90’s bar crawl. With 11 bars, my face was redder and sweatier than ever, but the good vibes were flowing.

CHECK IT OUT BELOW:

 

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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 🙂

Taquito Time!

I’m always trying to find something quick and easy that I can make, pop in the oven, and then relax while it’s cooking for an easy weeknight dinner.

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My husband LOVES anything Tex-Mex, so I’m always trying to find new dishes that fit both of our tastes, and our budget (which isn’t huge). I made these taquitos the other night and planned to have leftovers to feed us on lunches as well — they were a hit!

I cooked, shredded and seasoned the chicken on Sunday night to help with the process of getting these done quickly after work. That way, all I had to do was make the mixture to go in the taquitos, roll them up and stick them in the oven. 🙂 Served with oven roasted corn and refried beans, it was delish.

Here’s the recipe:

Creamy Green Chile & Chicken Taquitos

This serves 4 hungry people

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cooked, shredded and seasoned (I used taco seasoning and garlic salt, a pinch of each)

1 Cup Mexican Blend Cheese

1/2 Brick of Cream Cheese

1 4 oz can Green Chiles

12-15 Corn Tortillas

Olive Oil

1/2 Yellow Onion

1 Clove Garlic

1 Small Bunch Cilantro

1 Cup Sour Cream

Directions: Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and get a pan ready to put your taquitos in–line it with foil and rub a little Olive Oil on the foil to ensure the taquitos don’t stick to the pan. In a skillet, pour a little Olive Oil in and dice up your Onion, mince your Garlic and saute until they’re golden and delicious. In a mixing bowl, combine your Chicken,  1/3 of the Cheese, Green Chiles, Onion, Garlic, & Cream Cheese. Mix these ingredients until they form a creamy mixture (there will be lumps, of course, don’t pulverize it!). Take your Corn Tortillas and begin forming your taquitos by placing a spoonful (2-inch in diameter scoop) of your mixture in the middle of your tortillas and rolling it up, set each one in the pan when done. Then take the remaining 2/3 of the Cheese and sprinkle it over the top of the taquitos. Put those lovely things in the oven for 30 Minutes. Top with Sour Cream and Chopped Cilantro. 

Enjoy!

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Also, I’m finally getting my patio together (Just in time for it to get REALLY hot here in Tejas) but I’m planning on doing a few more pots in my next post with more of my favorite Thrillers, Fillers, & Spillers. 

 

 

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+ LOCKSCREEN WALLPAPERS!

I’m a constant wallpaper hoarder on Pinterest–I’m constantly pinning new wallpapers to my board (and not because I’m going to use them all on my phone but because I just always feel the urge to change my background and never do!). These wallpapers have room for your digital clock on the front of your phone with room for a cute design underneath (that doesn’t obstruct the date, time or anything else you may have on your homescreen). These backgrounds are mainly for iPhone (5, 5s or newer) but if it fits your phone, DO IT!

Click on the links below to get your wallpaper!

#1 | #2 | #3 | #4 | #5 | #6 | #7 | #8 | #9 | #10 | #11 | #12

 

 

 

**Just a quick note: I do NOT own any of these wallpapers, nor did I make them, I’m simply sharing them for others to enjoy.

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

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

60 Cute and Easy DIY Gifts in a Jar | Christmas Gift Ideas <a href="http://DIYReady.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DIYReady.com</a> | Easy DIY Crafts, Fun Projects, & DIY Craft Ideas For Kids & Adults

60 Cute & Easy DIY Gifts In A Jar

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

 

 

 

 

Good Words.

Here’s to a Terrific Tuesday— here’s some good words from Pinterest to get you motivated, inspired, or moving today! I usually print these up and tape them to my computer monitor at work, or put them up anywhere I might need some motivational vibes.
02b8e60a924275ac9d04a9eb18e35692 5bec4428debe4af7cc987eca706e7f0a 6faa961cd56705a7bd091cd122213e8d 7bcfb463779c4e41041db3aa8f182d4e 142d7715f23797f67167fb6b041c7765 495a212c93e119b9da1772e10ea726f0 700eeb47324c2e3f3b8b48b76a1a1396 38000126c590d19fbacc5a0edaabe1b7 a2e4a25a2bc7ac5a7edf2d6dff4c1518 bd57cb200016bc17c2baf085debf0929 c7a96527fdf10aa32afa02ded201a252fd70b40d632d2c78e118e448fa25f929yourmistakes02b8e60a924275ac9d04a9eb18e35692

Enjoy!

XOXO,

Sarah