Tuesday, March 26, 2013

a new season (and a new calendar)

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i always get a little nostoligic everytime a new season.. a new year.. another birthday.. etc. comes around.
 i find myself appreciating what i had before more than i did during the moment.
this year my goal is to be content. which, is something that is hard for me.
i have always been one of those people that everything is "the grass is always greener," that my life would be so much better if i lived in the northwest, or if i was doing this.. etc.
so 2013 is the year of contentment and as i enter this new season, i am going to soak it in and not wish for summer or fall.. just breath in spring and each day that God blesses me with.

last year i had the opportunity to get to know some of my instagram friends better.. through ink & paper. the pen pal relationships i have they have been such a blessing to my life. i mean, getting mail in general that is not a bill is exciting in itself. but i have been blessed by these women and i hope that one day i will be able to meet each one of these ladies! 

oh p.s. it's almost april so here is next month's calendar in advanced!
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

spring fever

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what i love most about spring & summer is the harvest.
avocado is a vegetarians best friend, lets be real.. it gives a delicious flavor to anything & everything you put on.

so finally, i can buy ripe avocados that are the perfect shade of green on the inside.
fresh strawberries that has flavor better than candy.
& plums, because well, i am trying to give them a fighting chance.

 garlic naan pizza:
 1. trader joes garlic naan bread (from the frozen section)
 2. goat cheese
 3. purple onion
 4. spinach preheat oven to 400 degrees.
> sprinkle goat cheese onto the frozen naan bread then pop it in the oven for 3 minutes. cool for one minute then add ingredients above

 avocado salad:
1. one half avocado
2. purple onion
3. handful of spinach leafs
4. diced tomato 
5. trader joe's lemon pepper seasoning

 final image: snack time
 which has been consisting of plums (which i am still not sure if they are my favorite) and strawberries 

what's your favorite spring meal? please share!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

5 days late, march calendar

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 i had SUCH amazing feedback from last months calendar, so i figured i would continue this monthly series!
sorry if this one looks a little rushed, because frankly march came before i knew it!
i traveled back from texas with my friend catherine over the weekend.
the drive felt longer, but it went by faster with a friend with me. have a lovely tuesday!

 keep an eye out for a new food video later this week