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!