Archive | October, 2013

{thirsty thursday – happy halloween : please enjoy responsibly!}

31 Oct

hey ya’ll

are you going to go out and/or dress up for halloween? i have an early morning friday, so i will probably keep it low-key and watch the nightmare before christmas or something… 😉

just wanna throw in my shameless two-cents of a plug here – please don’t drink and drive, have a DD.  and if you don’t have to be on the roads, just stay in. and why not give out healthy snacks instead of candy?  or better yet – do a TRICK!  no one does tricks anymore, we just toss “treats” in a bag and are done with it. can you just imagine the look on the kids faces when you bust out a bunny and a hat instead of twizzlers?  priceless  – better have a camera… 😉  i digress.

meanwhile, i’m all for enjoying a few libations for the event :

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i love to support organic practices of all kinds! 😉 this stout was incredible, and had perfect hints of chocolate throughout, with a nice finish.

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i’m a fan of farmhouse ales – the bubbles, the colour, the complex flavour… this one didn’t disappoint.

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brown ales just feel like autumn, don’t they?  the rich flavour and the heavier body… ideal for transitioning us into the next season.

have a great night, friends!  be safe!

{whatever wednesday – cute little sacredly-geometrical cabbage}

30 Oct
artsy-fartsy cute little fibonacci cabbage

artsy-fartsy cute little fibonacci cabbage

i always buy the “unusual” looking produce, just ask anyone i used to work with.  usually it’s so i can fotograph it 😉

i found this tiny little cabbage one day and nabbed it up.  it was about the size of a softball, maybe smaller… so cute.

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yep, pretty tiny and cute. Continue reading

{stunning red chard}

29 Oct

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do you like chard?!  i love it!! red, rainbow, white – any colour will do 🙂

it is so beautiful, don’t you agree?

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i’m fascinated with the texture!

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the colour throughout reminds me of veins… and greens are good for your blood, so how cool is that! Continue reading

{mercury monday – “just let go”}

28 Oct

hey ya’ll.  happy monday – did you have a nice weekend? i had a foto shoot saturday, but relaxed all day sunday… did a little work around the tiny home, and organized some things that needed organized – that always feels great, doesn’t it?!

i promised i would write about mercury retrograde for the duration of its journey… and although i’m tired and not feeling as “wordy” as i did last week – well, i’m a woman of my word – so here we go.

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last week i went on and on about how awesome it was that i discovered my mercury retrograde and how i can utilize the energies that come about when it takes a backward journey.  thank you so much for reading a little about me! a whole week has now passed and i still feel a little more “normal” than normal, but i also have noticed that my overall ability to just let go of things has come with more ease…

it’s amazing how much “stuff” we carry with us – ideals adopted from our families or social groups, our schooling, our peers, and our every day interactions with things even like the internet, phones, and public places. often times, this may leave us feeling confused and wondering “who we are” or “where we belong” – because for so long we’ve just done what was expected of us, or followed the masses.  all the while, those adopted patterns, beliefs, or behaviors, may not actually resonate with who we are as individuals.  i’m working very diligently on changing my own personal paradigms, so that i may walk about this earth with more comfort, confidence, and grace… and ultimately, more love… for myself, and for others. sometimes this means changing behaviors or habits within, in order to aid in revealing the most authentic version of myself.   Continue reading

{meatless mondays – roasted spaghetti squash with fresh parmigiano reggiano}

28 Oct

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it’s a meatless monday recipe!

spaghetti squash {and all squash} is totally in peak season right now… and it’s one of my absolute favs!  i typically make it just like a pasta and serve it primavera-style with a fresh red sauce… but this time, i wanted to use up my freshly-cut parmigiano reggiano… there is just nothing like it.

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simple stuff :

– olive oil, grass-fed butter, lemon, parmigiano reggiano… Continue reading

{reflections of love}

27 Oct

“your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” ~rumi

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i love love love this quote!

as i was looking for a foto to post today, i thought about reflections… and how as individuals, we are all reflections – of each other.  any time you like something in another person, you are really liking or honouring something within yourself – a quality you possess, albeit possibly dormant.  and likewise, if there is something you do NOT like within another, it is often something you really don’t like within yourself… think about it.

so i say – let’s just try to focus on the things we love about ourselves and each other – since we are basically mirrors anyway, why not work to be the most benevolent mirror ever – so that when someone is in your presence, the only thing that will be reflected back to them…

…is LOVE.

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{animal energy}

26 Oct

animals {and all of nature} can teach us so much about awareness.  they can teach us about patience, presence, process, and perfect magic.

animals behave from instinct, not from thought.  i find it comforting when an animal crosses my path.  i feel their energy offers us much insight into a greater cosmic awareness.

so, here are a few friends i made recently :

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this was the “little caterpillar that could” – i watched him patiently inch across the street just in time before a big truck came rolling through…

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this dog followed me all the way into town one day… and right after i took this foto, i looked up and a huge raven flew over my head.  {talk about magic!}

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lots of cattle surround these hills and they have so much room to play! Continue reading

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