Food and Drink Recipies

Mexican Quinoa

As I prepare my last detox for 2018, I decided to try new recipes to add, so the detoxing process will not feel like a routine.  I found this recipe while browsing pinterest and gave it a try.  AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One Pan Mexican Quinoa

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced ( I used 2 tablespoons of the jar minced)
  • 1 jalapeno, minced (I used a sprinkle of cayene pepper)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup vegetable broth (I used one cup of water and 1 vegetable bouillon cube)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  1. Stir in quinoa, vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, corn, chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat and simmer until quinoa is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Stir in avocado, lime juice and cilantro.
  2. Serve immediately.

Hope you enjoy just as much as I did,

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Food and Drink Recipies, Sewing and Crafts, Uncategorized

SEW GOOD SANGRIA

This past weekend my sewing group had a zipper workshop to review techniques as we prepare our spring/summer collections.  Since this was an all morning workshop, we decided to bring breakfast refreshments.  I brought sangria and blinged out the wine glasses for everyone.   Sometimes sewing can be stressful when your creative thoughts are blur, so the ladies we happy to have a glass to sit by their machines as we worked.  By then end of the workshop…well lets just say we may need to retake this zipper workshop….LOL

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SEW GOOD SANGRIA

  • 1 box of 5 liter box wine
  • 1 liter of ginger ale
  • 1 liter of mango agava
  • 1 cup of flavor rum
  • 1/4 cup of sugar
  • 1 apple
  • 1 orange
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 cup of strawberries
  • 1 cup of pineapples
  • 1 cup of mangoes
  • 2 cups of peaches

Let the mixture sit overnight in the fridge and enjoy the next day.

*** you may use any fruit of your choice

Lifestyle, Sewing and Crafts

1st Update on 2016 RTW Fast

You see this beautiful picture of sisterhood. Well they put me to the test this past weekend.  We went shopping at one of my favorite stores, on a sales day, while I had a little extra change to spare during my RTW fast.  I did just like the husbands/boyfriends…found a seat and watched them shop….lol (it was hard 😢😢😢😢).

I did buy two accessories for my new clothes I will be sewing myself this year.
The seamstress in me did walk around observing the details in the clothing.  At my current sewing level, I must say I am doing very well compared to retail stores.

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Lifestyle

The Ultimate Dressing Room’s 2015 Southern Fall Trunk Show

Meet Sulay Renee, owner and personal stylist of “The Ultimate Dressing Room, “Where Grownups Get to Play Dress Up.  Sulay Renee opened The Ultimate Dressing Room back in 2011 and it has been a huge success.  Most of Sulay’s success has come from the community work she does for the city.  These are the things many people do not hear about.  She believes EVERY WOMAN is BEAUTIFUL no mater what situation she may be in or come from.  When different events are held for cancer survivors, burn victims, or any illness that effects the self esteem of a woman, trust and believe, Sulay and UDR are there to help them restore their inner and outer beauty.

Owner of The Ultimate Dressing Room
Sulay Renee, Owner of The Ultimate Dressing Room

The invitation to the Trunk Show began with Pantone’s 2015 Fall Color Guide.  This was an awesome touch to the invite because it gave you a sneak peek into what the evening had in store for the audience and buyer.  Pantone’s 2015 fall guide is a huge hit this year because the colors are earthy neutrals that are part of the unisex pallet.

Pantone 2015 Fall Colors

Beginning right at 6pm on the dot, the audience was the Miracle Skirt.  This is a must have in every woman’s closet.  This skirt can be worn as a skirt, long tube top or a dress (if you buy two).  The Miracle Skirt forms to your curves leaving you with a beautiful smooth figure.  It even help with a little tummy control for those who worry about their pouch.  The skirt is sold in various colors of Navy, White, Turquoise, Black, Fuchsia, Red, Yellow, Royal, Purple, Orange, Teal, Mocha, Brown and range in sizes XS-3X.

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Two skirts used to make a dress

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Next we previewed the casual/fun day fall fashions.  Comfortable looks while still looking good as you run around town or even have a movie date night.  I have to say may favorite from this segment was the knit sweater.  I can see my self dressing this sweater up for business and down for a fun day/night out.  I think it is a must have for a woman’s wardrobe as well.

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The ladies came back and hit us FIRE on the business attire for the fall. Beautiful Classy looks for the office or for a business meeting.  I loved all of these looks, it was kind of hard to select my favorite.

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Who does not love a cute and comfortable jumpsuit?  I think I want one in every color.  Fun thing about jumpsuits, they can be dressed up or down as well.  JUMP JUMP JUMP

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After the jumpsuit we have a few more casual relax looks.

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I don’t care what modern age we are in, the retro look will NEVER leave.  UDR  brought back retro on a whole new level.  These bell bottom pants were a crowd pleaser.

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Now this is TEXAS, and what girl does not LOVE her leather and fringe.  Another crowd pleaser for the evening, UDR gave us various ways of tstyling basic leather and fringe.  The tan vest was hands down my favorite garment of the night.   I can really see myself in this vest with a Steven Tyler swag

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Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh you thought I forget them. NO, NO, NO….I had to save the best for last. MAXI DRESS TIME!!!!  YES, YES, UDR is not only the home of the Miracle Skirt, but they have a large selection of sassy maxi dresses.  From casual, to business, to sweet and sassy, these ladies brought the house down with the maxi’s.

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To end the trunk show, we were able to preview the 31 Days of Pink collections for this year.  31 Days of Pink is a tribute Breast Cancers.  For each day of October, Sulay wears pink (or fuchsia) to support and pay respect to those have fought the fight.

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Sulay starting off the 31 Days of Peak segment of the Trunk Show

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CONGRATULATIONS on this AWESOME TRUNK SHOW Sulay and The Ultimate Dressing Room Models and Staff.

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Favorite Memes, Lifestyle, Sewing and Crafts

Straight Outta Bobbin Thread

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August 14, 2015 is the release date of the movie “Straight Outta Compton”.  The movie will feature the group NWA  as they emerged from the streets of Compton, California in the mid-1980s and revolutionizes Hip Hop culture with their music and tales about life in the hood.

To advertise the movie, the Straight Outta ________ app (www.straightouttasomewhere.com) was developed to promote the movie, and the sewing world jumped on it as well with “STRAIGHT OUTTA BOBBIN THREAD”

When I saw this meme I laughed so hard my niece thought something was wrong with me.  How many times have we’ve been in the groove of sewing and the bobbin thread runs out?  If focused we will refill it and keep sew, or we will just put the project down and it later becomes UFP (unfinished project).