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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Petals Spring Tea

Happy Sunday Loves! Yesterday I experienced a beautiful Spring Tea. I worked very hard with a dear friend to bring her vision of community outreach to fruition. We made it our mission to reach the afflicted, the ignored, the rejected, the abused and the hurt. Women from all walks of life and of various ethnicities came together for a time to be renewed and refreshed in the spirit. 
 I am so overjoyed that the women had a great time because some of the people that we thought were on our team and counted on seemed to intentionally try to sabotage what we were doing. 

They flawlessly executed moves from the how to be trifling users manual with old classics like: not following through on what they said,showing up late for set up and all kinds of other sandbox behavior. I am getting better at dealing with these kinds of people, but in my mind,  I couldn't help but think, "we are trying to help people and this is what you do? For real? Let me tell you, its hard loving people that treat you unlovely.

In spite of a few mishaps, It didn't stop my laughter or wearing a million dollar smile because the positive far outweighed the negative.
 Hat: Elegant Hats Boutique, Shirt: JC Penney, Skirt: Sheinside, Clutch (old) Shoes: Charles David

I love the vintage look of this skirt and it is so fun and whimsical. It has a great fit, but I will need to have it tailored to fit my waist since it is a tad too big.

I love going to teas and having tea parties. Do you ever go out for high tea?

I don't wear a lot of patterns, but polka dots, stripes and animal prints are among my favorites



My gorgeous friends

 This beautiful lady and I have been friends since we were 12. She has truly proven through action that she has got my back no matter what. When others turned on me, or did me wrong she was always there and has been consistently the same person since I have known her. Sometimes you can know people for years and that does not mean they are really your friend, but this doll has been with me through hell and high water. In this era of fake friends, it is refreshing to know I have a few gems around me.

Such a blessing to have such great ladies around me

I made the decor very pink girly and feminine. Perfect for high tea

shoe selfie:-)


These mini quiches were so tasty

We had so many delicious desserts on our sweet shoppe table. It was a big hit!

Don't these look good?

These were so good

This adorable little princess was drawn to me and was by my side throughout the day

Had such a lovely time. 
 This beautiful lady and I have a great friendship and we share a mutual love of fashion and the finer things in life

And this is what peace that surpasses all understanding and happiness looks like

Its always a great time for high tea

Monday, April 27, 2015

Serene Green


Happy Monday loves! Hope you had a great weekend. I have been extremely busy, but also having lots of fun. With spring and summer come lots of fun events and this time of year I tend to get very involved in planning spring teas and attending women's high tea events.  I had a great time last year with my Audrey Hepburn Breakfast at Tiffany's inspired High Tea. You can see photos from last year, by clicking here.   I have a few coming up that I am really  looking forward to and I will be sure to post lots of photos:-) In addition to being a sports mom and my work projects, I am very busy in women's ministry as well. There are not enough hours in the day, but doing things that bless other people is priceless.

I am loving the beautiful sunny days and looking forward to wearing my bright spring and summer colors. The outfit I am wearing is a very simple denim and classic white shirt with a bright kelly green colored bag and nude heels. Classic and chic with the shoes and bag as the punctuation marks in my outfit.

White shirt: DKNY, Jeans: thrift shop, Bag: Iman, Shoes: F-21, photography: Stacey Gutierrez

Don't you love pretty jewelry? I know I do

I love the way the green stands out against everything else
 
 

Feeling so good these days

Would you believe these shoes are actually comfy? I am big on shoes that don't hurt my feet. These are another shoe in my collection that are ok to wear for extended time without aching feet.

Beautiful flowers blooming everywhere. Another thing I love about spring

I can't wait to share with you all some of the projects I have been working on. Stay tuned!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuna Croquettes

As much of a foodie as I am, I have to balance indulgent eating with healthy choices. Growing up I had my share of salmon croquettes with grits and biscuits. I still love all kinds of croquettes, but I have discovered a healthier way of cooking them.

I decided to try a paleo inspired recipe using tuna instead of salmon and the result is pretty delicious and very healthy and great if you are watching your carbs. These tuna croquettes can be pan fried or baked in a hot oven until crispy. There are no bread crumbs in this recipe, so they are completely low carb and gluten free, but full of great flavor. These also freeze well and make a quick meal if you add vegetable. I often pack them as snacks, but they make a great dinner with paired with a big green salad.
 



Start with canned tuna.You can also used canned salmon if you don't have tuna
a hint of lemon and a blend of spices adds perfect flavor





Ingredients

3 small cans of tuna (5 oz)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/3 cup chopped green onion
1 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
Olive Oil or your favorite cooking oil 

Directions:

Mix tuna, eggs and fresh lemon juice until well combined. Add the onion, parsley mustard and spices.When mixture is well mixed. Shape into patties. (this will make approximately 10)

Heat oil until hot and pan fry for 2-3 minutes on each side. If you prefer to bake the croquettes, oil a baking sheet and preheat oven to 425. Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Bon Appetit!





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