‘The South; where tea is sweet and accents are sweeter; summer starts in April; front porches are wide and words are long; macaroni and cheese is a vegetable; pecan pie is a staple; Y’all is the only proper pronoun; chicken is fried and biscuits come with gravy; everything is darling and someone is always getting their heart blessed.’
Here we are sending off the old year once again. Thank u 2012 for being so kind, productive and eye-opening! Thank u for the opportunities, memories, inspiration and lessons learnt! Cheers lovely! xox
For the first time I won’t make any resolutions or set goals, I will just try to keep doing what I love, stay true to myself and enjoy life for what it is. No pressure, no boundaries, no regrets! :) I welcome the new year with an open mind and heart, excited at the prospects of what’s in store for me.
Hope the new year is a special one for you – filled with true joy, adventure and love. Always remember there is beauty and magic hiding even in the most ordinary sides of life, just give yourself the time to notice it.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Christmas is just a day away! Yupppiee! And now that I am out of school I finally have the time to update my blog, I’ve neglected it for awhile. On Thursday, my friend Desi and I decided to have a little shoot, just to satisfy my need to take some new pictures. :D Anyhow, we did some wandering around the city, venturing into the cold weather and below are the results.
How come it’s already the end of the year! I feel like it was only a couple of months ago when we welcomed 2012 and now 2013 is just around the corner (that is, of course, if we escape the “apocalypse”). I have some lovely blog posts in store for this month, after all it’s one of my favourite times of the year, therefore my camera is pretty much glued to my neck. Last year around the holidays, it was such a winter wonderland, hoping this year would be the same. And I consider doing my Christmas shopping earlier, that will help reduce my stress levels a great deal. What a pity that the magic of Christmas fades away as quick as it comes, but oh well we should savour the moment while it lasts! I am really looking forward to having a well deserved break at the end of the month, so I can guiltlessly spend my time eating yummy food and watching good movies while lazing around at home! What you’ve all got planned for December? :-)
Usually we hear that healthy food doesn’t taste as good as fast food, but since I’ve adapted a somewhat healthier way of life, I’ve come to realize the upper statement it’s nowhere close to the truth. In this post I will share with you a rather easy, healthy and very delicious cake recipe. There is no gluten in it and it’s vegan!
1 1/4 cups rice flour or any other non-gluten flour
1 cup fruit sugar/agave nectar
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup warm water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp distilled white or apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup fruit sugar/agave nectar
4 tbsp vegan margarine/coconut butter
2 tbsp soy milk/almond milk
2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
And you can top it with raspberries or some other fruit if you like. :)
This week has been very productive, yes busy and stressfull too at times, BUT I prefer to put the focus on all the tasks I’ve completed. I am not usually the most organized person, however I’ve come to realize that with age I get better at it. One thing that has been bothering me though is the fact that my camera was neglected once again. There have been more than one occasions in which I wished I had it with me… especially every time I walked past the park on my way home from university (such a feast of fiery and golden colors). Hopefully this week I will catch up on all of autumn’s goodness, of course I should leave time for my favourite shows as well. Blogging-wise as you can see I’ve started altering the design of Adventures in Wonderburg again, for some reason I can’t seem to decide on the look, but I believe this one will stick around. I am also trying to organize my archives and categories in a better way, but that needs more time to finish as I am not pro when it comes to HTML/CSS coding. Thus I am super excited to have enrolled to an e-course for blog design created by the lovely girls at A BEAUTIFUL MESS. Go check their e-courses!! Now I leave you with a small set of warm-lit photos I’ve taken. See you in my next post. xxx
Hello, November! I like you, but I am not a fan of you. Days are getting shorter, nights are getting colder. It’s really funny how the gloomy weather affects our mood and productivity. Take me for example – once the sun starts shying away behind clouds, my outings are reduced to a minimum I leave the comfort of my home only if I MUST (e.g school, gathering needed supplies, meeting friends, taking photos). Which makes me appreciate the fact that I am able to work from home all the more. During weekends I will usually come up with activities and things to do inside, so I don’t get bored – like reading books, watching movies, working on DIY projects, cooking, etc. What can I say … I’m “allergic” to cold weather, but despite all that I still can see the silver lining quite well – X-mas’ getting closer!