When I was in L.A. last, my darling girlfriends( you know the ones – you don’t get to see each other often, but when you do it’s like you have never been apart and time just flies) and I got together to make lunch and laugh (there may or may not have been tears of laughter rolling down our faces at times).
Monica is vegan and had posted a photo of these mouth-watering vegan scallops…
We’ve been working on a side project…creating a space for all fabulous essential oil blends we use and want to share!
We will be adding them here and you can always follow us on Instagram @eoblends. Happy Oiling my dears!
A few weeks ago I celebrated my 43 birthday !!! Each year that passes it feels a little sweeter, a little more special, each year I get a little more thankful for being able to live another moment, day, week, month, year. This year – I freaked out a bit about turning 43 – it shows that I am well and truly into my 40’s. I had to come to grips with a few matters that I really had tried to deny about being in your 40’s as a matter of fact I argued with friends, these things were simply not going to happen to me:
I really love Pine Nuts and Rosemary together, I could eat them with everything, stuffing made with sourdough, pine nuts and rosemary, stuffed into a roasted lemon chicken, oh what about an arugula salad with roasted rosemary pine nuts and some goat cheese with a pomegranate balsamic reduction dressing… or with roasted brussel sprouts and local bacon… OK, you get the picture. I could most likely design an entire meal based on these two ingredients and be perfectly happy.
Pine Nuts with their crunchy and buttery textured, are small edible seeds of female cone in a pine tree. Turns out they are a very good source of plant derived nutrients, essential minerals, vitamins and “heart friendly” monounsaturated fatty acids that help benefit in reducing cholesterol levels in the blood!
YAY PINE NUTS!!!!
I never thought I would want to design jewelry again, no that’s not true, I never thought I would be able to handle the tiny bits and pieces it takes to create jewelry again. I had kept a box full of pieces and fixtures for the last 10 years, after closing down my jewelry line — it was sold in boutiques and a few big name stores, but once again life kind of knocked me out, so I closed it all up, then I got sick and never thought it would be a viable option.
Relief was a long time coming, if I am honest with you, it would take 24 + months, countless test, countless drugs, bad news every time we walked into a doctor’s office. More tears than anyone should cry. There never have been answers, and honestly I am thankful for this, because I can’t be limited or defined by a disease or illness ( which is important as life goes, on with work, insurance, and so much more!). I am wonderfully created and my body works in perfect harmony, start telling yourself this every single day.
It was nice to have my Mum taking care of me. She truly is amazing and I am not sure I would be here without her, strength, grace and hours of storming heaven for me. Love Never Fails, Mum. There would be nights I would cry out without even knowing it and my mom and Sid were praying over me, just sitting with me. I think they took turns sleeping in the room with me, sleepless nights became a normal for me, I would be awake 48 straight. When your entire body is in pain, your brain does strange things. Like refuse to rest, refuse to turn off, refuse to quite thinking the worst. Continue reading