OOTD - Wrap Blouse

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I picked this top up while back at the grand opening and I absolutely love it. I love the color which goes with a lot of stuff, and it will be a perfect transitional piece, in that it's warm enough for fall weather and it can easily be layered with a leather or denim jacket. Today I paired it with runners and denim shorts but I plan to wear it with denim or wide leg pants.






shorts: Levis
shirt: Oak + Fort
shoes: Converse
 

Four Things All Successful Women Do On Sunday

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

My life is busy, even tho I m doing WAY less than pre pandemic, by time Sunday rolls around I feel like I don’t wanna do much. I can easily be found binge watching Prime all day or browsing Tiktok. Finding a way to be more productive on Sunday to set yourself up for rest week is the goal. I have read a lot of books and blogs and turns out the most successful women have a Sunday routine that prepares the to conquer their entire week.
Plan your week
Pull up your day timer, iCal, manifestation journal, habit tracker and plan your week ahead. Schedule all things you know about, add gym time, me time, whatever you need that week. I plan my week in my daily planner (still pen to paper kind of girl) and a set up at least one goal I wanna accomplish for the week and make a new weekly habit tracker.

Swap screen time for reading or learning something new
Screen is possibly the most dangerous way to lose your Sunday. Swap screen time for an hour of reading, taking a lesson on linkedin or google academy. It might not be the most fun Sunday things buts its actually good for you. I try and kill two birds with one stone, sport of speak, by listening to an audio book and cleaning my house or meal prepping at the same time.

Clean you home
Usually, I try and keep my house “10 min to gest ready” but since I WFM and not going places that seemed to fall aside. I have accumulated more things, my laundry room was chaos so I started doing cleaning every Sunday – laundry, floors, dusting- everything. Starting off the week with a clean house has been uplifting and made the week a little less heavy.

Meal prep
I will be the first to admit, this is the HARDEST part for me. I don’t like meal prep, I m not a huge fan of having the same things for few days in a row SO, I got this book and meal prepped just my lunches. This not only did it force me to eat a little healthier but also save money. Yes, I work from home but I was using food delivery so much that it was totally effecting my budget.

How do you plan the week ahead?


OOTD - Button Down Shirt + Paper Bag Shorts

Monday, September 20, 2021

My love of high waisted shorts and button-down shirts knows no bounds. First, you can literally style them however many ways you can possibly think of. Second, they almost never lose their shape. For a chic and stylish weekend look, I paired mine with black shorts, and converse.



shorts: Nordstrom Rack
shirt: Zara
purse: Marshalls
shoes: Converse

Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, September 17, 2021

I love soup, and with days getting colder this is a perfect recipe. An easy recipe for Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup, perfect for cold winter days! This delicious chicken soup is quick and easy to make in your pressure cooker. 
What you need:
3-4 skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion (chopped)
4 medium carrots (chopped)
4 ribs celery (chopped)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
¾ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 cups water
6 ounces egg noodles
How to make it:
Press the sauté button on the Instant Pot and add the olive oil to the pot. Once the pot is hot, add the onion, carrots and celery and cook, stirring occasionally, until veggies start to soften, about 3 minutes. Stir in the garlic. Press "Cancel" to turn off the Instant Pot.

Add the dried oregano, thyme, bay leaf, salt, pepper, broth and water to the pot. Stir. Nestle the chicken into the broth.

Close the Instant Pot lid and turn the valve to the sealing position. Pressure cook on high pressure for 7 minutes. The Instant Pot will take about 20 minutes to reach pressure and then the cook time will begin counting down.

When the cook time ends, allow the Instant Pot to naturally release for 10 minutes. Then, carefully release the remaining pressure by turning the steam release valve to the venting position using the handle of a long spoon.

When the pin drops down, open the Instant Pot lid. Remove the bay leaf and discard. Remove the chicken to a clean plate, bowl, or cutting board. Let the chicken rest for a few minutes and then shred the chicken.

Press "Cancel" to turn off the warm setting and then press "Saute." Add the noodles to the pot and let them simmer for about 5 minutes, until just tender. Turn the Instant Pot off.

Stir the shredded chicken back into the soup. Taste soup and season with additional salt and pepper as needed. Serve soup with fresh parsley, if desired.

*Originally this recipe was in the book that came with my instant pot.

OOTD - Black Slip Dress

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

If there was ever a dress that intimated me, this is probably it. The slip dress for some reason are scary to me but I took a chance and OMG I m in love with this. It make me feel a little sexy and cheeky but after 2020 that's exactly what the doctor ordered, right?








Dress: Simons
jacket: Bano eeMee
sunglasses: Norstrom
shoes: Aldo
 

OOTD - Denim Babydoll

Monday, September 13, 2021

I absolutely love denim. I am one of those people who can relax wearing denim. Well worn a pair of jeans, combined with an oversized top is as good as wearing leggings, (except leggings are not pants!), wearing a soft denim dress also does the trick. This denim is a perfect outfit for weekend and days full or running errands.  




dress: Winners
shoes: Nike
bag: Oak + Fort

 

The Best White Hot Chocolate

Friday, September 10, 2021

 

Colder weather means delicious warm drinks. I am one of those people who put her Christmas tree two hours after Halloween is over. Holiday season means hot chocolate. This has to be my favorite hot chocolate and its so delicious.

What you need:
500ml Half and half
ground cardamom
125 grams white chocolate
mini marshmallows 


How to make it:
Heat up half and half with 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom in a medium sauce pan until steaming (about 5 minutes).

Stir in 125 grams of white chocolate chips until melted.

Pout into 2 mugs and top of with mini marshmallows and more cardamom.

enjoy!
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