Author: Angela Yegyayan

Sunday Post: 4 Finds From Around The Internet This Week

Hi friends! Welcome to another addition of The Sunday Post! How’s the weather where you are? It’s been a roller coaster of temperatures here in Houston, and quite a bit of rain. Yesterday was  in the low 70’s and now today the temps will be in the 40’s all day long with clouds. Later this week they say we will be approaching 80! The frequent changes in weather doesnt’t seem to bode well for our immune systems. Maybe it’s just an old wive’s tale, but it seems that the continually changing weather just keeps the flu roaming around. Which brings me to my first “find” this week. Getting the flu sucks! And sometimes there is just no way around not getting it. Especially when you live with multiple people in your house. The chances go up! But there are some natural  things that you can do to lessen your chances of going down and out. Check out 12 Natural Flu Remedies over at Dr. Axe. Oh L’amor! Valentine’s Day is almost here. How about making …

Gift Ideas For Your Galentine!

Yes, it’s actually Valentine’s Day! But that doesn’t mean we can’t show a little love to the “girlfriends” in our lives – our Galentines! Besides, our girlfriends mean a lot to us! Do they not? In my 40’s I find that my girlfriends mean even more to me now than they did in my 30’s. I guess because in my 30’s I was birthing little people and caught up in diapers and bottles! In my 20’s of course my girlfriends meant a lot, but in a different way…The kind of “thanks for getting me away from that creepy guy at the club and driving my ass home” kind of way 🙄 Don’t get me wrong, some of these gals are still some of my closest friends and always will be! I’m pretty sure that as the years pass from here on out my girlfriends will continue to hold a very special and important place in my life. After all, our kiddos are getting older, wrinkles are starting to appear, and the dreaded menopause is looming …

Are You Ready For Some Football? Party Foods That Is…

The big game is almost here! The Super Bowl. Heard of it 😉 Whether your team is in the big game or not, whether you are a fan of football or not, or whether your just interested in the commercials, it’s very likely  you may need to make food for guests coming over or take a dish to share at a party. Get your shopping list ready! Here are a few of my favorites from around the web to get you thinking, and salivating: For you Patriots fans how about some Lobster Rolls! Who doesn’t love a lobster roll? These look and sound delish! This recipe comes from Chow Hound. Rooting for the Eagles? How about these Philly Cheese Steak Sliders from Cooking and Beer! When I was pregnant with my first child I crave Philly Cheese Steak sandwiches. I could have gobbled up several of these bad boys in one sitting 🙂 Maple Bacon Popcorn from Grandbaby Cakes – Oh so decadent and AMAZING! Thank you Jocelyn for creating this tantalizing treat for the …

A Lost Art: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You

Hi friends! Did you know that Tuesday, January 23rd is National Handwriting Day? Well, it is. What does that mean? Not much really or, maybe more than you realize! Nonetheless, seeing that the day was coming up it got me to thinking about how the way you write can be an indicator of your personality. Per the “experts” in the field of graphology anyway… But, it also got me to wondering how much people actually take pen (or pencil) to paper amymore. I wonder that as I type this post out on the keyboard of my iPad Pro 🤔 And I can use funny emojis to express feelings 😊 I for one, do still write on paper every single day! I actually keep a written calendar that lists each days activities and things I need to do. Even though I may still log it in my iPhone’s calendar as well (I do like the alarm reminders). Before I go to the grocery store I always make a handwritten list so that I hopefully don’t forget something. And, there’s journal …

Sunday Post: 5 Finds From Around The Internet

It’s Sunday Post time again! This week you’ll find posts from around the Internet about a yummy  asparagus soup, healthy organic “shots”, a DIY lip scrub, and more! So read on! Y’all, I have been making this Roasted Garlic and Asparagus Soup recipe lately that my husband and I absolutely love! I know it is such a simple recipe, but I still wanted to share. I whip this up and serve it with a little salad and some gluten free Brazi Bites and we sit back and savor… Up until recently I had never made asparagus soup. Crazy, I know! The health benefits of asparagus are top notch! Check it out! 10 Reasons Why You Should Eat More Asparagus Oy vey! This has been a crazy winter in Houston. Snow twice! And it’s been downright cold most of the time as compared to our relatively mild winters in the 6o’s. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a welcome change to actually have a “winter”, but all the indoor heat, dry air, and frigid temps are taking …

Pantone Ultraviolet Is The Color Of 2018: Ideas On How To Use It In Your Home And Life

Purple Rain, Purple Rain! The Pantone Color Institute has declared ULTRA VIOLET as THE COLOR of 2018! A gorgeous shade of purple! Looking over this post before publishing it I thought, “wow, this is a really pretty post.” I need more purple in my life. Purple really pops! Have a look! Keep scrolling to get some “purple ideas” for yourself and your home. The color purple is often associated with royalty, nobility, power, and luxury. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Spiritually, the colors purple and violet represent the future, the imagination and dreams, while calming the emotions and keeping us grounded. Purple is also associated with independence, creativity, mystery, and magic. Prince was and still is synonymous with the color purple. He certainly had many of the attributes listed above. Creative, mysterious, imaginative, and somewhat magical. At least in my eyes… Beginning in the year 2000, The Pantone Color Institute names a particular color “Color of the Year”. This color then becomes the “it” color of that particular year. From, clothes, to jewelry, to home …

What to Eat In January: Seasonal Produce Guide

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you had a wonderful holiday season. It always seems to go by so fast and things get kind of hectic. I know I’ve been like crickets over here with the holidays, but I am trying to get back in the swing of things with the blog so I hope you check in often. And, please share with your friends. I would love to grow my blog this year! I am kicking off 2018 with a Seasonal Produce Guide. I hope to provide you with a list each month highlighting what is in season, along with some recipes you can try. Seasonal Produce Guide for January is all about potatoes, and citrus. It is a New Year so start it off right by eating the freshest foods available. That means buying as many things seasonal as you can.   Eating foods that are in season has it’s benefits. More vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. There are many good reasons to eat seasonally but the two really big reasons are, it’s good …

Easy Ground Beef and Vegetable Soup in The Slow Cooker

Summer was back, but it’s on the way out again! Here’s an easy beef and vegetable soup to warm you up when the temperatures drop. It’s a cool weather favorite around our house! My grandma used to make this soup on the stove top, but I love the ease of throwing everything into the slow cooker so I can set it and forget it! Ingredients:  1 pound lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 3 cups of water 3 medium red potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch cubes 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (11.5 ounces) V8 juice 1 cup chopped celery 1 cup chopped carrots 1 cup frozen corn 2 cups frozen green beans 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 bay leaf Salt and pepper to taste or approximately 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper Elbow macaroni (optional) Prepearation: In a non-stick skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in salt and …

A Thanksgiving Day Roundup: Hostess Gifts, Recipes, Wine Pairings, and More!

It’s almost here! A day for family, friends, football, and FOOD! Also know as Thanksgiving. This is surely one of my favorite days of the whole year! I absolutely love the food and the time with family and friends! It’s an all day event for sure starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in the morning, followed by football games, the big meal, and ending the day with a classic holiday movie and another round of turkey 😉 And all day the house smells heavenly! If you are still looking for some Thanksgiving day inspiration, I have rounded up a few things from around the Internet to help make your Turkey day a success! Tablescapes, hostess gifts, movies, and more! Hosting Thanksgiving at your house and looking for some decorating inspiration? Some top designers share their tips at My Domaine. Going to someone else’s house for Thanksgiving this year? Need a Hostess gift that isn’t wine? I love these 10 Affordable Hostess Gifts at Apartment Therapy!   Recipes galore and other Thanksgiving tips can be found …

Trending: Velvet Crush

Fall has come and gone, but I heard it’s coming back again in just a couple of days! It’s time to bring a little fall fashion into your home! One of the biggest trends this season, not only for clothing, is velvet! And it’s not hard to see (or feel) why. This luxe fabric instantly makes a room look more expensive and it feels divine! Ahhh, velvet! It makes everything seem just a little more luxurious. With it’s regal good looks and unsurpassed softness, it’s hard not to love it. Velvet is chic, stylish, and timeless. You can add velvet to your home in a number of ways, like pillows, sofas, throws, and accessories. And there are colors of velvet to suit just about anyone’s taste and style. Adding velvet doesn’t have to be super expensive either.  There are so many pieces of small-scale furniture and accessories out there, so no need to invest in a huge (and expensive) velvet sofa. Unless you really want to 😉 Like a melting pot, velvet has a lot of …