Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Beauty No. 30

Baby Chipmunk Wednesday!
Get ready for a cute attack!

These following pictures represent me today. Let's just say my weight watchers goal is a little far off. ;)

Have a nutty day!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Beauty No. 29

Thoughtful Thursday
What are your Core Values?
I'm sure someone has asked you,"what are you going to do with your life?"
The great question, "What are you going to do with your life?"
Most common answer... "UM, I don't really know at this moment. Maybe get a job, make some money, get married etc"
Now, how many times has someone asked you, "what makes you, YOU?"
Wowzers, do people even talk about that kind of stuff.
I think people are afraid to ask that question, because they aren't sure themselves about what they want to do!
So I am now asking you, "what makes you, YOU?"
"What are your Core Values?"
 Wait, what are Core Values? 
I like to look at someone's Core Values as a road map to life.
Example, if you are extremely creative you might not want to work with the IRS, or if you are super social and good with people you might not want to be a field researcher in the dessert, or if you are really brainy and great at science you might not want to be a semstress. Get my drift?
So, when we can define ourselves and who we want to be it makes your path that much straighter.
Knowing who you helps you to know what you want and where you want to go.
So take the time today and write out your Core Values.
I recommend choosing 5 Core Values.
Write them out on a piece of paper and tape it to your bathroom mirror. Remind yourself everyday of who you want to be. Change starts with you and you have THE power to make big changes in your life. Just take the time to get to know yourself and who you are.
Have a beautiful day!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Beauty No. 28

Baby Porcupine Wednesday!
Today we have the super cute and super prickly little baby porcupine?
Fun facts about the porcupine:
There are 12 different varieties
They are rodents
There are varieties in Africa that can weigh up to 66lbs!
Both female and male take on parenting responsiblities

Here are some super cute videos to distract you :
Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Beauty No. 27

Hang on little tomato
Hope you enjoy!
Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Beauty No. 26

Souptastic Saturday!
Tomato Basil soup with grilled cheese croutons!
This yummy soup is easy to make and it tastes so much better than soup from a can! The grilled cheese croutons are a major winner in my book! Look below for the how to!
Ingredients (Soup):
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cans tomato puree
2 medium white onions
4 cloves of garlic
5 leaves of basil
1 cup of milk
Ingredients (Grilled cheese):
Four pieces of bread (any kind you want)
4 pieces of cheese (Softer cheese work the best)
5 quart pan with lid
Immersion blender
cookie sheet with baking paper
How to (Soup):
In a 5 quart pan heat up the olive oil. Once heated add chopped onions and garlic and cook for 10 mins. Add the Tomato puree and milk. Let heat for about 2 mins. Add chopped basil and then blend with the blender till the mixture is extremely smooth. Let stay on stove with lid coverd on Low for 10 mins.
 How to (Grilled cheese croutons):
Make grilled cheese on skillet. Transfer the grilled cheese to the cookie sheet lined with baking paper and cut into one inch cubes. Cook in the stove at 350 degrees for 10 mins. Take out and enjoy! Serve on the side or in the soup!
Have a great Saturday and a great day!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Beauty No. 25

It's little baby chicken Wednesday!
 When I do these posts I usually get the pictures from all over the internet. However, there are times when I do find pictures from one photographer that need to be shared.

Her name is Julie Persons. Her is the link to her shop on etsy.
Some of these pictures might make your heart stop because they are just that cute!
(disclaimer, I do not know this person. I simply found her shop on line)

Please check out her shop, there are so many cute things! Ya' never know, you might find something for your valentine!
Support Artists! Halmark doesn't need your money!


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beauty No. 24

How will you spend Valentines day!
(you know it's not just for couples right?)

I think Valentines day has to be one of my favorite holidays of the year. I know people say that it was created by the greating card companies, but when you think about it what holiday isn't just a day to do something special. Which is why I love Valentines day, what a great idea to spend a day celebrating love. 
We still have a little time to plan for Valentines day, so how will you spend it? Who will you spend it with?

Here are some interesting links to help get you started:
  • Here are some cute homemade  ideas
  • Just incase you're single try some of these ideas!
  • It's fun to celebrate holidays, but it makes it even cooler to know the history behind them
  • If you want some inspiration for that valentines style check out this blogger!
  • Here is a great gift to keep anyone warm and cozy at night
  • YES PLEASE!!!!!  Cute make-up for the date night!

 Need a cute idea for Valentines day? Try this super cute nail polish idea.
Just give yourself a french manicure and on one nail (I choose the pointer finger) take the tip of a mechanical pencil dip it in the red and make two dots on top and bring the paint together in a point at the bottom. It's super easy and it is understated. Make sure to let the paint dry all the way before you put the top coat on  
Just in case you were wondering I love ciate nail polish in budoir!
(so worth money, the polish lasts forever! It only takes about one coat too!)

I hope that you are having a wonderful Tuesday! Do something great today! Make today count, and really go out of your way to be nice, eat healthfully or just make an awesome dinner for tonight! Remember, Tuesday, January 29th will never ever happen again, make the day last!

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead. 
- Oscar Wilde




Monday, January 28, 2013

Beauty No. 23

You found what?!?!
Have you ever had one of those days at the thrift store where you are looking through a bin of stuff and something shows up and you stop and you think, "No way, what? You have to be kidding me!"
Well I had that day the other day and I will share with you what I found.
Now I know everybody has their own interests and some can be weird or just plain silly. I like vintange stockings and boy did I find some!
Here are the goods:
This is a lace pattern with YSL worked into the pattern!
These are back seamed white pantyhose with the YSL logo right about the ankle

   Here is a close up!
Plain black hose with back seam

My favorite out of all of them! 
Wanna guess how much they cost? 4 euros! I can't believe I found these. Also, there were two pairs left but I didn't have enough money for all of them. I must go back and get the other ones too!
Hope you enjoyed my little finds!
Have a beautiful Monday!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Beauty No. 23

Egg in a little love basket
Why wait for Valentines day?
Show your honey some love this morning and make them breakfast in bed!
Spend the day together and have fun!
There is no reason why you have to wait for the 14th of February, do it now!
Here are some beautiful quotes from various Shakespeare plays and sonnets:
Have I caught thee, my heavenly jewel? Why, now let
me die, for I have lived long enough.
(The Merry Wives of Windsor, 3.3.35-6)
Such is my love, to thee I so belong,
That for thy right myself will bear all wrong.
(Sonnet 88)
Eternity was in our lips and eyes,
Bliss in our brows' bent; none our parts so poor
But was a race of heaven.
(Anthony and Cleopatra, 1.3.36-8)
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind,
And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
(A Midsummer Night's Dream, 1.1.231-2)
Hear my soul speak:
The very instant that I saw you, did
My heart fly to your service.
(The Tempest, 3.1.60-3)
Take the time make you special someone feel special today. It is
 your right as a human to love when you want and how you want, don't be selfish, spread the love!
Have a beautiful Sunday!
- Becky -


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Beauty No. 22

Souptastic Saturday!
Carrot, potato curry soup!
One of my favorite things to do is experiment with food. I love it when I put a bunch of food together in a pot and it comes out tasting wonderful. It's like a surprise at the end!
This wonderful soup is perfect for the fridgid weather here in Münster! My husband and I were walking home from the library and it was just sooo cold. I think it's funny that German people (in my limited experience) walk or bike everywhere - at least in Münster - and they don't plow the walkways, bikeways or roads! It is really funny to watch people try to ride their bikes in 8 inches of snow! Anywho, here is my recipe for carrot, potato curry soup! Enjoy!
4 large raw carrots
4 large yellow potatoes
1 large yellow onion
1 cup green onion
3 cups veggabtle stock
1 1/2 cup of milk (I used fat free, but I bet whole milk would taste great!)
8 cloves of roasted garlic
2 tablespoons of ground curry
Salt to taste
1/4 heavy whipping cream for the top
Cutting board
Large bowl
large pot
Immersion blender (I am sure a hand mixer will work fine, just make sure not to splash everywhere)
ramakin for garlic
The how to:
Turn the oven on to 350 and on bake.
Pour vegatable stock into the large pot. Begin to boil. Cover with lid.
Cut all of your veggies into very small pieces. I cut them into about half inch pieces.
Put veggies into boiling stock and cover with lid.
While veggies are boiling put the garlic into the ramekin. Place into the oven for 10 mins.
After the veggies have softened drain the excess liquid into the bowl through strainer.
Once the veggies are seperated from the liquid add garlic and begin to blend with the blender. Little by little add the milk. Once it becomes mashed potato like conscitency add the curry. If needed add more milk and if the soup mixture is too thick, add veggatalbe stock one ladle at a time.   
I like to eat this soup with a little thicker texture, however it tastes just as good if it is a little soupy ;)
I also like to put a tiny bit of heavy whipping cream on top and garnish it with either chives or basil!
Have a beautiful Saturday
- Becky -

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Beauty No. 21

Thoughtful Thursday
Winter always seems to get me down in the dumps for some reason. I think it's because it gets dark so soon, you really can't walk anywhere and it's just plain cold. Sometimes I think we need positive encouragment. So, I am starting Thoughtful Thursday. I have always been the sort to encourage positive thinking and optimism. Yes, there are times when I just want to throw the towel in and go eat a big box of chocolates and watch P.S. I love you and cry my eyes out. But, mostly I believe that we can control most of our day and how we react to certain things. Yes, we can't control everything, but we can control and be aware of how we react to those things. So here is my tip for this Thursday, be nice and smile. Take notice of people around you, and they may take notice of you and your positive attitude!
Have a beautiful Thursday!
- Becky-
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Beauty No. 20

Little Baby zebra Wednesday!

 Sorry I haven't posted in a month! Let's just say that the holidays were really busy.

So I thought I would start with a post of little baby animals!
Here is the baby zebra.

 One is never too old to learn, so here are some super cool facts about zebras!

So youtube videos to make your Wednesday a little brighter!

Remember if your having a bad day, nothing is black and white. Look for the in-between, the gray spots, you may just find some answers!

Have a beautiful day!