Monday, September 23, 2019

Welcome Fall 2019

5 Fun Things to do at Home this Fall

When I think of fall, I think of coziness, sweaters, fireplaces, and warm hugs. Personally, fall is my favorite season. We transition from outdoor activities to doing more activities at home or indoors with family and friends. The type of activities are varied but for my family, they tend to revolve around food. Here are 5 fun things we all can do for the fall:
  1. Decorate for the fall season by bringing in some of the more muted colors into your decor. Also, blankets and pillows are added for cozier comfort.
  2. Plan a harvest party for friends and be sure to have your favorite fall foods as part of the menu. We do pumpkin everything, pancakes, biscuits, soups, you name it.
  3. Since we are not as scattered with outdoor activities, plan movie nights when everyone can cozy up with warm mugs of apple cider or hot chocolate and enjoy kid-friendly entertainment together.
  4. Crafting is also a wonderful project to begin in the fall. It can last all season and be ready just in time to have a wonderfully creative gift to present to a loved one at Christmas. Also, working with one's hands relieves stress and grounds us, especially in an era when everyone is so cerebrally dominant or electronically connected.
  5. Enjoy watching seasonal football games with each other. Even for those of us, like myself, who aren't' into football, the times spent cheering for the home team with fellow friends and loved ones are quite memorable. Not to mention the fact that football and tasty junk food go hand in hand.
No matter what you decide to do this fall, have fun. Sweater weather is here. Enjoy it to the fullest and let me know what fun activities you enjoy doing during this time of year.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

New Mindset, New Focus

It's been such a long while since I've written anything on this blog. At one point I considered deleting it because my mindset has changed so much. I've always felt a sense of pride about being a Mompreneur, the proverbial Superwoman. It all came crashing down. I realized that I have consistently been overworked and stressed. I can't do it all. Something is going to give, either time with the kids, time with my hubby, the quality of my work, or time spent taking care of myself.

My new mindset is more traditional. I believe that men are made to work and women are made to nurture. This is not what is accepted in this modern era but it is what makes me feel most at peace in my family life.

Am I still a Mompreneur? Yes. But I am one who realizes that I am happiest around the home, nurturing and caring for myself and my family.

For this reason, this blog will change tremendously and it will focus more on my home life with a little bit of entrepreneurial advice here and there.

Despite this, we can still learn and grow together.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Good Old Fashioned Oatmeal Recipe

One of the highest forms of self-love is good healthy eating. Breakfast, for me, is the most favorite meal of the day. Today, I made some old fashioned traditional oatmeal. 

First I soaked the oats over night in warm water and apple cider vinegar. The following morning, I drained it and rinsed it and cooked it in milk with the following ingredients:
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Almond Essence
  • Vanilla Essence
  • Butter
  • Maple Syrup
Of course it was very yummy. If you’ve never had oatmeal cooked with a little butter, you are missing a treat. What I like most about old fashioned oatmeal is that I don’t get hungry soon after. Breakfast usually takes me well past the lunch hour.

I know I haven’t given specific measurements but that’s because I don’t measure. Use the instructions in the oatmeal container and add whatever flavorings your palet desires.

More importantly, use good ingredients. Nothing replaces that. I used Kerrygold butter; it’s made from grass fed cows. Also, the oatmeal was sprouted and organic. The milk and flavorings were of high quality as well. You can’t help but to make something tasty and wholesome when you use good quality ingredients.

Have fun cooking because your family will taste and feel the love in your food!  God bless!

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Fall Recipes: Pancakes

Pumpkin pancakes are a staple for us in the fall. I just wanted to send some love to my readers by sharing this recipe. I’ve been using it for many years. Originally my sister gave it to me and I think she got it from Martha Stewart. I change the ingredients depending on the season but the dry ingredients remain the same:
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons of sugar ( I use coconut palm sugar but any sugar works)
Use a whisk to combine all the dry ingredients before adding the wet. The following are the wet ingredients. Remember this can change depending on the kind of pancakes that you are making.
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • Milk (I don’t measure, about a cup or so to the consistency of pancake batter)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of almond essence 
  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée 
Mix all of the ingredients; but be sure not to over mix as this will make your pancakes tough. It is a delicious compliment to any cozy fall day. Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2018

I Just Love Fall: My Favorite Season

We all get to choose, right? For me, fall is my favorite season. I love the crispness in the air; I love sweaters; I love the cozy feeling, not to mention the fact that Thanksgiving is in the fall and this is the time that families tend to gather.

In celebration of fall, I have decorated my home. I hope you enjoy the pics. Happy fall  ya’ll:)