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Just had to share a little slice of my day with you.
Today, I decided to break away from the usual lunch routine and head straight to the beach. Because why not, right?
As I sit here listening to the soothing sound of waves playing in the background, I feel so grateful to be here in this moment. There's something magical about being surrounded by the vastness of the sea, isn't there? It's like all the everyday worries get carried away with the tide and life just slows down.
This impromptu beach escape has turned my ordinary lunch break into a mini-vacation. No schedules, no stress – just the simplicity of sunshine, waves, and the joy of being present in the moment.
How about you? Ever ditched work for the beach during lunch? If not, highly recommend it. If yes, share your go-to beach spot! Let's spread the beachy happiness vibes.
Have you ever had one of those days when everything is going just fine, and then suddenly, it takes an unexpected turn?
Well, Monday was one of those days.
My adventure began with a simple plan:
After a long day of work I wanted to bake some delicious stuffed jalapeños to snack on as I caught up on emails, texts and messages. I had everything ready, from the tofu, (it was drained and pressed,) to the jalapeño peppers.
But when I reached for the peppers, I found only one lonely jalapeño remaining. Where did the other nine disappear to?
It was a tragic culinary mystery!
In moments of doubt, I believe in going with the flow and embracing spontaneity. So, I decided to scrap the jalapeno recipe and improvise. I grabbed some breadcrumbs and coated the tofu, I also added a few spices and off we went to the air fryer. I air-fried the tofu until it turned golden brown and crispy. Admittedly, I should have pressed the tofu a bit longer, but it turned out surprisingly well.
Just as I was about to tuck into my tofu creation, there was another twist in store. The power went off, which was a surprise as it was a sunny afternoon. No storms or even any rain on the horizon.
As I sat eating my tofu by candle light, I couldn't help but think about the simple pleasures of life and what we take for granted. For instance, electricity?
Don't get me wrong, I wasn't worried, the cozy cottage was well-stocked with an abundance of candles, matches, lighters, etc. It was a pleasant weather and I had plenty of fruit and snacks to eat without cooking, but it was still an unexpected occurrence.
Actually the thought of a slow, candlelit evening brought a smile to my face. My trusty Mac had a fully charged battery that should last for six hours, ensuring I had a source of light and entertainment. On the other hand, my cellphone and the all-important mobile hotspot were hanging on with less than 10% battery.
However, the idea of being disconnected from the online world felt like a welcome respite. After numerous work meetings this week, I was grateful for this brief break, even if it meant sitting in the dark.
Could this be a message to slow down?
As I settled into the stillness of the darkened cottage, I contemplated the beauty of simplicity and a quiet evening. This was probably just what I needed to recharge and rest. It was during this moment that the power suddenly came back on.
In retrospect, this unexpected power outage turned out to be a valuable reminder to unplug and rest. It reminded me of the importance of taking a break from the constant chaos of the digital world and appreciating the simple things in life. So, while the day didn't go as planned, it was a reminder that sometimes the unexpected can bring us the most valuable insights.
I hope you have a great day, full of unexpected twists and valuable lessons!
Today, we're all set to observe the 'Ring of Fire' annular eclipse as it makes its journey across the United States. The eclipse is expected to reach its zenith over the Gulf Coast of Texas, roughly between 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. CT. We've planned out this adventure and are excited to be part of the watch party!
Before we leave, I've made some snacks to keep us going throughout the day. I whipped up a batch of breaded tofu, (cooked in the airfryer,) banana /peanut butter smoothies, sliced veggies and hummus.
It looks like its going to be an amazing day, with clear skies and cooler temps. Finally the heat wave is breaking! I've got to pack the car and then we are off.
More about this adventure soon~
How are you?
In today's video I wanted to share some vegan finds, talk about sneaky food ingredients and just chat.
Have a lovely week!
How are things? I hope you are enjoying the last few days of July.
Today I'd like to share a tranquil slice of life from our coastal paradise – In the latest vlog installment, I went to the pier to watch the sunrise. Well, that was my plan...I was late because of "things", but I did arrive by 8:00 and I was rewarded with seeing the fish feeding, a couple of cute crabs, and a jellyfish.
I recorded my adventure here:
There was a lot of wind, so this a relaxing instrumental video. But, weather aside,
life on the beach is truly remarkable, and I'm on a mission to share its wonders with the world. If you haven't subscribed to the new daily, blog I urge you to now. Just click the button on the video (Its free!) and then the bell so that you will be notified as every new video drops.
The daily vlog is a testament to the extraordinary moments that unfold right at our doorstep. From breathtaking sunrises to captivating marine life, I hope to inspire you to find joy in the simplicity of nature.
Thank you for being a part of our community, and I can't wait to share more fun experiences with you.
How are things? I hope you are well and enjoying July.
I wanted to let you know that I'm out here, chasing the horizon and traveling again.
I still owe you about 1,000 updates on the last few travel adventures, so as soon as things slow down I will be uploading like a mad woman. LOL
So hang tight, my friends, I will be posting regularly again soon.
It's July! The summer is truly here, full of possibilities and never-ending heat. I gladly say goodbye to June, as I'm more than ready to move forward now. No more dragging my feet, feeling unsure about the future and the correct path forward. There are endless possibilities this month; from lazy beach days to gathering with old friends for fun-filled backyard parties. Let's dive into the charm of July and all the exciting experiences it brings.
Sunny Adventures: July brings with it sun-drenched days that beckon us outside. Whether you're seeking sandy beaches or the tranquil beauty of lush forests, this month offers endless opportunities for adventure. Dive into the water, hike scenic trails, or simply relax under the shade of a tree with a good book. Let July be your passport to nature's wonders, and let the sunshine heal your soul.
Let's eat all the summer vegetables! July is a paradise for food lovers, offering an abundance of fresh produce and delectable treats. Succulent berries, juicy watermelons, and crisp vegetables fill the farmers' markets, inviting us to savor the flavors of the season. Grab your apron, fire up the grill, and experiment with new recipes. From cooling salads to frozen delights, July is the perfect time to indulge in fresh food adventures.
Time seems to slow down in July. With the excitement and busyness of the summer, I also seem to slow down more. Sounds like a paradox, but as my birthday approach I always become more reflective. What about you? How do you approach July?
I'm more likely to linger on the deck or take longer after dinner walks. I also journal more, study more and spend more time just thinking over the past. For me, July is a great time to find a peaceful spot to meditate, journal, read or engage in activities that bring joy and tranquility. Yes, it's hot as Hades outside, but somehow we can make this work.
I'm committing to being more flexible now and slowing down on work projects as well. No more trying to do everything at once. I want to enjoy the sun, the fresh food and work on my self-awareness. What are your big plans for July? Do you feel reflective or are you ready for summer to just be over? Let me know in the comment section.
I hope we can make July a time of self-discovery, rejuvenation, and growth. Let's embrace this July and make the most of the summer.
Stay tuned for a backlog of adventure posts, new cooking/recipes and much more.
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