Sunday Funday August 31

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As we quickly approach everything September has to offer; the fall, Back to School, #PSL  drinks at Starbucks, and the craziness that comes with life. We need to remember something.

 

live a little

 

This weekend I got to relax and do what ever I wanted. Naturally I chose to go to a sports game, in fact the Toronto Blue Jays game. It was Jeter’s last game before retirement and they played the New York Yankees. We ended up coming out on top 4-3 and it was a great game. More importantly was the company. I got to spend the day with some great people. A friend who moved from Brazil 3 months ago got to experience her first baseball game – which she loved. My brother who just started teachers college and my boyfriend.

 

 

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It’s been a great summer, friends.. As we get ready to head back to school tomorrow. Make sure you remember one thing

like is fun

 

Have a wonderful week.

Question:

What did you do this weekend?
What’s your favourite way to relax?

Time to Smell the Flowers

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Happy Thursday!!

Recently, someone had stumbled across my blog and asked why I stopped writing. Quite frankly my excuse was bad.
I mentioned to him that life got busy and that I was focusing on other things. But truthfully, I enjoy blogging.

I’m not sure if it boils down to time management or making time to smell the flowers in life. I think as get busier and busier in life we need to consider both. As I closed a chapter in my life today a new door opens my goal is to make time to smell the flowers and do things that make me happy.

Here’s some food for thought on managing your time: http://bit.ly/1vqTCmF.

Smell the Flowers

 

 

Pork Tacos

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Looking for something light and refreshing that is also quick to make. Try this delicious Pork Taco recipe from Cook Yourself Thin a show on the foodnetwork.ca that I absolutely love, and even bought the recipe books.

Ingredients

 3/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
2 teaspoons chipotle chili powder
cooking spray
1 onion, diced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
8 corn tortillas
4 tbsp salsa
4 tbsp greek plain yogurt

Directions

1. Combine the pork, chili powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt and toss in the pork
2. Coat a skillet with cooking spray and set over medium heat add the pork and brown for approximately 5 minutes then transfer to a bowl
3. In the same skillet saute onion and peppers until tender then add pork and its juices
4.  Put salsa and greek yogurt on the tortilla and top with pork and vegetables

Salsa

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Who does not love salsa? I could eat it on anything chips, eggs, chicken, the list could go on. Here is a new recipe I tried out. It was so easy and delicious I honestly do not think that I will go back to store bought. Try it out!

Ingredients

1- 23 oz. cans diced tomatoes
1 large clove garlic, roughly chopped
1/3 cup diced red onion
2 jalapenos, seeded and roughly chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro, washed {about 1 cup}
1 lime, juiced
1/2 teaspoon salt {or more to taste}
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon cumin

Directions

1. Chop up the garlic, onion, jalapenos and cilantro

2. Toss in your blender, magic bullet or food processor and pulse for 2-3 times or until desired thickness.

3. Chill in fridge for about 10 minutes

If you want to try a delicious homemade chip recipe try this baked lime tortilla chip recipe and the original salsa
recipe over at Lauren’s Latest blog.

Another Door Will Open

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Tuesday was  a challenge for me. It was the first time in 19 years that I did not start school.
The first time in my life that I wasn’t going back to school shopping  – even though I did pick up a few supplies because who can resist cute pens and highlighters? this girl can’t!

Anyways, Tuesday may not have been a first day of school for me, but it certainly was a first day.
Tuesday while in the lab I felt confident that I could do things that I put my mind to it. A new friend, and I hope your reading this and would consider me a friend to, texted me in the morning to wish me good luck. And honestly it made my day. This new friend and new opportunity would not have happened without one door closing and another opening.

Make time to reflect on your doors this week. Keep positive friends!! Things do happen for a reason and remember

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Keep smiling because you are quite lovely.

ps. I thought this picture was super cute – and totally me.
Two things that always make me smile. What makes you smile and brightens up your day?

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Motivation Monday

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Things have been a bit crazy – but when aren’t they right? Anyways today’s Motivation Monday is all about finding your fit. Sometimes we try and try for things but we can’t reach them – like our toes in yoga, or we don’t get accepted to a program. However that old saying “practice makes perfect” is true. We need to keep pushing ourselves to achieve greatness and we will! Our bodies behaves differently each day and our minds may feel different about a situation each day. Regardless we need to honour or bodies and continue on our journey.

Recnently I was lucky enough to experience what’s called “tapas” in yoga. It is a deep meditation where you can put in effort to achieve self-realization and mental relaxation. Honestly it was such cool experience to be able to turn off my brain for a bit. The next time I practiced yoga I was able to achieve the crow pose-something I’ve never been able to do. The crow pose looks like this.

Anways the moral of the story is. We are always going to be faced with bumps in the road. When we get there take a deep breath and continue on your journey to success.