Tag: New Years

Overnight Oatmeal

Family, Food, Health, Photography, Uncategorized January 19, 2016

 
New Years resolutions are in full swing and let’s be real, we ALL want to tone up a little. We’ve been moving our beautiful bods and making healthier food choices.  This is yet another healthy little addition to your morning routine. 

 
It may look like typical oatmeal but there’s a twist. To start, take a half cup oats, 3/4 cup almond milk, dash of brown sugar, and some fruit. Put it all in a fancy bowl and throw it in the fridge. Let it sit overnight and you’ll have a healthier version of instant oatmeal in the morning. Just one minute in the microwave. Simple!  It’s great if you’re busy early in the morning and don’t have time to boil water and wait. 

  

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Glitter Mug DIY

DIY, Uncategorized December 31, 2015

     

What you’ll need: 

2 small brushes, modpodge, exacto knife, glitter, a printer, something to cut on top of (I used a magazine), and mugs. 

   

Find a font you love and type the letters or words you want one your mug. Print them out and use your handy exacto knife to cut out the letter(s). 


Pull the letters out. Here’s where you need to make a decision. If you want just a letter or phrase on your mug use the large piece of paper with the letter cut out.  But if you want glitter everywhere with the letter or phrase blank use the part you removed from the larger paper.  

  

I chose to make mugs with glitter letters so I used the larger piece of paper. Some letters are more difficult than others. This A for example. 

Tape everything down. 

   

And start modpodging. Use your small brush to apply the modpodge. I use a dabbing method. 
      
Add your glitter. Then remove the paper stencil. I took it off before it was totally dry. When I waited for it to dry the stencils tore and it was a mess. 

  
Brush off excess glitter with a dry brush. I had to do a few layers of glitter so don’t be scared to add more modpodge and glitter.  

  

Then use your exacto knife to clean up the edges. 

  
Then use your small brush to add at least three layers of modpodge. Allow each layer to dry before adding the next layer. If you let thee mugs sit for 19 days they are suppose to be dishwasher safe.   Who knew 👆🏾. 

  
And here ya go!!! 

  

Get it done in 2012

Advice January 1, 2012

Happy New Years to all my readers!!! I’m not a huge resolutions girl but I’m all about true transformation.  Here are some ways to make your “resolutions” stick in the new year.

Create solid/smart goals.

S-specific

M-measurable

A-attainable

R-reasonable

T-time limited

If your goals have all of these elements you will be more likely to reach them.  For example: rather than saying “I want to be happier in 2012.”  Ask yourself “what makes me happy?”  If snuggling up with a good book does, then S is read books, M would be how many books or how many chapters per day or week (how many units?), then is it a reasonable and attainable goal?  Finally, how long would you like to maintain this goal, when will you know it’s over?

Next, keep your goals visible, write things down and post them on your walls, refrigerator, or computer.  If things stay in your sight they will stay in your mind.

Finally, accountability partners are huge if your goals is to read more, joining a book club may keep you to your goal.

Have a wonderful wonderful new year, may all your goals become realized.

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Don’t get too wasted

Advice December 31, 2010

DUI’s are not this year’s hottest new trend.  A DUI on your record can seriously derail future plans, endanger your life and the lives of those around you, as well as cost a pretty penny (estimated at 13K).  AAA even has their tipsy tow program so you can get your car towed, for free, any where within 7 miles.  Don’t worry if you don’t have AAA they will still come get you.  So I say keep safe and stay classy USA.